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The spread of COVID-19 remains as a threat towards humans, forcing cancellations of any mass gatherings such as actual conferences. These conferences are necessary and one of the alternatives is by bringing these intellectual sharing platforms online in an attempt to adapt to the new norm. The YSN-ASM ISVC 2021 will be the first virtual conference organised by the YSN-ASM International Networking Group. This conference will offer an inclusive platform that to address national, regional, and global challenges through interdisciplinary collaboration within the ASEAN region. Apart from scientific presentations, several value-added forums and talks on special topics will be included, as listed below.


To enhance interdisciplinary knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration between local scientists in Malaysia and from around the world;
To identify emerging research niches/areas that the global research community should champion to address local needs and global challenges;
To develop strategies to enhance the capacity and access to resources to harness the potential of the global research community;
To promote sustainable research leadership amongst emerging researchers in the country.

Publication on ASM Science Journal Special Issue

ASM Science Journal is an open access and Scopus-indexed multi-disciplinary research Journal.


Day 1

29 March

14:30 - 15:00 PM

Online Registration

15:00 - 15:30 PM

Opening remark by Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail FASc, ASM President

Officiating speech and Launch of the 2nd Edition Malaysian Code of Responsible Conduct In Research by Honorable Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation

15:30 - 16:30 PM

Plenary Lecture by Nobel Laureate Prof Lee Yuen Tseh, ASM Honorary Fellow

16:30 - 17:30 PM

Panel discussion

Moderator: Dr Vanitha Mariappan (YSN-ASM/ UKM)


Dr Amalina Che Bakri (Imperial College London)

Professor Dr Abdel-Massih Roula (TYAN/ University of Balamand Lebanon)v

Dr Zaid Omar (YSN-ASM/UTM)

Professor Dr Lahcen El Youssfi (GYA/ Sultan Moulay Slimane University (SMS University)

Day 2

30 March

Concurrent Track A and B

Track A: Health and Wellbeing
15:00 - 15:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Prof Datuk Dr A Rahman A Jamal FASc

15:30 - 16:10 PM

Datuk Distinguished Professor Dr. Looi Lai-Meng FASc
Dato' Prof. Dr. Adeeba Binti Kamarulzaman FASc

16:10 - 16:20 PM


16:20 - 17:00 PM

Dr. Shankar Esaki Muthu
Dr. Jeyanthi Suppiah

17:00 - 17:30 PM

Young Investigator Pitching Session C (3 min pitching)

Track B: Business Economics
15:00 - 15:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Francisco Córdoba Otálora

15:30 - 16:10 PM

Prof Mahendhiran Sanggaran Nair FASc
Associate Prof Dr. Nanthakumar Loganathan

16:10 - 16:20 PM


16:20 - 17:00 PM

Alexandra Kodjabachi
Prof Dr. Krista Danielle Yu

17:00 - 17:30 PM

Young Investigator Pitching Session B (3 min pitching)

Day 3

31 March

Concurrent Track C and D

Track C: Engineering and Energy Transitions
15:00 - 15:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dato Dr. Shamala Subramaniam

15:30 - 16:10 PM

Prof Ir Show Pau Loke
Prof Li Xiao Chao

16:10 - 16:20 PM


16:20 - 17:00 PM

Prof Susan Krumdieck
Prof Hyun Myung

17:00 - 17:30 PM

Young Investigator Pitching Session A (3 min pitching)

Track D: Social Sciences and Humanities
15:00 - 15:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Dr Voo Teck Chuan

15:30 - 16:10 PM

Dr Sharon Kaur
Yelena Novikova

16:10 - 16:20 PM


16:20 - 17:00 PM

Prof Dr Fatin Aliah Phang
Assoc Prof Dr Garry Kuan

17:00 - 17:30 PM

Young Investigator Pitching Session D (3 min pitching)

Day 4

1 April

Concurrent Track E and F

Track E: Environmental Sciences and Information Technology
15:00 - 15:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Ir. Dr. Ismail Bin Musirin

15:30 - 16:10 PM

Prof Michael Angelo B. Promentilla
Dr. Jeyanny Vijayanathan

16:10 - 16:20 PM


16:20 - 17:00 PM

Assoc. Prof. Ag Asri bin Ag Ibrahim
Assoc Prof Dr Rosdiadee Nordin

17:00 - 17:30 PM

Young Investigator Pitching Session E (3 min pitching)

Track F: Agriculture and Food Security
15:00 - 15:30 PM

Keynote Speaker
Prof Wong Mui Yun

15:30 - 16:10 PM

Prof Asgar Ali
Dato’ Dr Madeline Berma FASc

16:10 - 16:20 PM


16:20 - 17:00 PM

Dr. Roslina Binti Ali
Dr. Tan Ju.Lin

17:00 - 17:30 PM

Young Investigator Pitching Session F (3 min pitching)

17:40 - 18:00 PM

Closing Ceremony: Wrap- up Remark by Associate Professor Dr Siti Sarah & Associate Professor Dr Garry Kuan, Co-Chairs of YSN-ASM ISVC 2021

Closing Speech by Professor Dato’ Ir Dr A. Bakar Jaafar FASc, ASM Vice President

Announcement of Winners Young Investigator Award


Registration Fee


  • Local Participant
  • Local Student (local or foreign students registered at any local IHL institution)
  • International Participant
  • International Student


  • RM 130
  • RM 80
  • USD 100
  • USD 80

Note: Paid registration fees are non-refundable. E-certificate will be emailed to all presenters 2 weeks after the conference.


Registration for the conference has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of registrations for the event. Thank you for your interest!

Housekeeping Attachment

  • ISVC Frequently Asked Question
  • ISVC Terms & Participant’s Consent
  • ISVC Technical Guidelines and Setup Recommendations


Selected abstracts after reviewed by ASMS Science Journal Committee will be published in a conference proceeding with single DOI at ASM-Journal (Scopus-indexed).

Selected  abstracts will be invited to submit full paper for consideration of publication in the following journals (following the standard peer review process of the journals):

1) ASM Science Journal
1) Processes (MDPI)
2) SN Applied Sciences (Springer)
3) Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (Taylor & Francis Online)
4) Materials Science for Energy Technologies (KeAI)
5) Process integration and optimization for sustainability (Springer)
6) Journal of Low Frequency Noise, Vibration and Active Control (Sage)

ISVC Committee


Professor Datin Paduka Dr Khatijah Mohd Yusoff FASc
Universiti Putra Malaysia


Assoc Prof Dr Garry Kuan Pei Ern
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Assoc Prof Dr Siti Sarah Othman
Universiti Putra Malaysia


International Advisory Committee

  1. Professor M. Osman Tokhi, BSc PhD CEng FIET SMIEEE MIIAV MCA
    London South Bank University
  1. Emeritus Professor M. S. J. Hashmi PhD, DSc. CEng, FIEI, FIMechE
    Dublin City University
  1. Prof Dr Lam Su Shiung
    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  1. Dr Siti Hawa Ngalim
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
  1. Dr Azzuliani Supangat
    University of Malaya
  1. Prof Ir Ts Dr Show Pau Loke
    Nottingham University Malaysia Campus
  1. Dr Tan Suat Cheng
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
  1. Ts Dr Aslina Baharum
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  1. Dr Phang Kean Chang
    University of Malaya



  1. Assoc Prof Dr Nur Faeza Abu Kassim
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
  2. Dr Sharifah Sakinah Syed Alwi
    Universiti Putra Malaysia


  1. Dr Umaiyal Munusamy
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  2. Dr Rozaini Abdullah
    Universiti Putra Malaysia

 Financial and Sponsorship

  1. Assoc Prof Dr Tham Chau Ling
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  2. Dr Lee Sau Har
    Taylor’s University
  3. Dr Alia Farhana
    International Islamic University Malaysia


  1. Professor Dr Denny Ng Kok Sum
    Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
  2. Dr Anwar Bin P.P. Abdul Majeed
    Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  3. Assoc Prof Dr Baharudin Ibrahim
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
  4. Ts Dr Wan Nurul Nadiah Wan Rasdi
    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  5. Dr Tan Shing Cheng
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  6. Dr Umaiyal Munusamy
    Sayor Mine Network
  7. Dr Wan Hanna Melini Wan Mokhtar
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  8. Dr Vanitha Mariappan
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  9. Dr Lee Tze Yan
    Perdana University
  10. Dr Aslina Baharum
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  11. Dr Phang Kean Chang
    University of Malaya
  12. Dr Gan Hong Seng
    Universiti Kuala Lumpur- British Malaysian Institute
  13. Dr Nadiah Abu
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  14. Dr Ang Wei Lun
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  15. Dr Kang Chia Chao
    Xiamen University Malaysia
  16. Dr Sandra Maniam
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  17. Assoc Prof Dr Mas Jaffri Masarudin
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  18. Dr Manraj Singh Cheema
    Universiti Putra Malaysia


  1. Shawn Keng Teck Ee
    QIAGEN Biotechnology Malaysia
  2. Ooi Ghee Chien
    Cryocord Sdn Bhd

 Publicity & Social Interactions

  1. Dr Nur Fariesha Md Hashim
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  2. Dr Nursalwa Baharuddin
    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  3. Dr Shahrul Nizam Ahmad
    Universiti Teknologi MARA