Welcome Note by Chairperson

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 5th International Conference on Quantitative Sciences and its Applications (ICOQSIA2018) which will be held in Langkawi, Malaysia. This year’s conference continues its tradition in providing a unique platform for students, academicians, researchers and practitioners to exchange their ideas, experiences and research results in various aspects of quantitative sciences through papers and posters. Such knowledge sharing hopefully ignites new directions for future research and development in theories and applications of quantitative sciences.

We know that the success of this conference ultimately depends on its participants. Thus, we would like to invite everyone to join it. At the same time, we promise to bring some great local and international speakers from academia and industries to share their knowledge and expertise in current quantitative techniques and its applications. We hope this conference will provide better networking and cooperation opportunities for all quantitative minded people throughout Malaysia.

All of the members of the ICOQSIA 2018 Organizing Committee wish you will have a wonderful experience and bring back sweet memories from the conference. We look forward to your contribution and participation and ultimately meeting you in Langkawi, Malaysia on 7th to 9th August 2018.

Associate Professor Dr. Razamin Ramli

Theme & Track

The theme of this conference is “Harnessing Analytics Towards Sustainable Society“. Conference papers will be invited through the “Call for Papers” related to numerous analytical areas. Scopes of paper include, but are not limited to the following topics:  

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  • Algebra
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Combinatorics
  • Discrete geometry and topology
  • Fuzzy Theory
  • Mathematical Computer Sciences
  • Mathematical Finance and Actuary
  • Mathematical morphology
  • Number Theory
  • Numerical Analysis and Science Computing
  • and others


  • Computational Statistics
  • Experimental Design
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Statistical Techniques
  • Non-parametric Statistics
  • Probability and Stochastic Process
  • Quality Control
  • Robust Statistics
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Survival Analysis
  • and others

Decision Sciences

  • Big data and business analytics
  • Big data and operational decision making
  • Business value of IT
  • Decision Theory
  • Heuristics
  • Markov Chain
  • Quality management
  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Supply chain management
  • System Dynamics Optimization
  • and others

Economic and Finance

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Development Auditing and Assurance
  • Economics and Financial Policy
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Political and Economic Risk
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food
  • Tax and Customs
  • Trade and Regional Integration
  • and others


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electric Drives and Control
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Device and Policy
  • Civil Engineering
  • and others

Islamic Studies and Law

  • International Law
  • Islamic Finance and Economics
  • Islamic Jerusalem Studies
  • Legal and Justice
  • Syariah and Islamic Business Law
  • Syariah Governance
  • and others

Business and Management

  • Business Competitiveness, Standards & Sustainability Initiative
  • Customer and Consumer Studies
  • Disaster Management Institute
  • Event Management
  • Halal Food and Processing
  • Knowledge Science
  • Leadership, Innovation and Change
  • Marketing Research
  • Occupational Safety
  • Operation Excellence
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Technology and Supply Chain
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • and others

Manuscript Requirements

Please prepare your manuscript using the following guidelines:

  • Article files should be provided in Microsoft Word or PDF format. LaTex files can be used if an accompanying PDF document is provided. PDF as a sole file type is not accepted, a PDF must be accompanied by the source file.
  • Articles should be:
    • Written between 8 to 12 pages, typed in single column using Times New Roman. This includes all text including references and appendices.
    • Maximum pt. font for Title is 14pt.
    • Maximum is 300 words in total for abstract. Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords (at least 3 words).
    • Headings must be concise, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings. The preferred format is for first level headings to be presented in bold format and subsequent sub-headings to be presented in medium italics.
    • Your manuscript should include introduction, previous study (literature review), objectives, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion. However, depending on your content, some of our suggestion can be expanded or reduced.
    • Equations should be centered with equation numbers on the right-hand side (flush right).
    • Figures, tables, and equations must be inserted in the text and may not be grouped at the end of the paper. If you need to arrange a number of figures, a good tip is to place them in a table, which gives you additional control of the layout
    • Cite all Figures/Table/Equations in the text consecutively. The word “Figure” should be spelled out if it is the first word of the sentence
  • We suggest that notes or endnotes should be avoided unless necessary. If necessary, it must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article.
  • References can be in any kind of style but make it consistent throughout the paper.
  • The final format for camera-ready article will follow the identified Scopus indexed journal published.

Submission through EasyChair

  1. Sign up for an EasyChair account at the EasyChair website. If you have used EasyChair before,skip this step and proceed to step 2.
  2. Log in to the ICOQSIA2018 full paper submission website, using your EasyChair user name and password. 
  3. Click on the “New Submission” link in the top-left corner of the menu.
  4. Fill in the names, affiliations, postal and email addresses of all co-authors and indicate the presenting and corresponding authors. All these fields are mandatory.
  5. Enter the title and abstract in the provided text areas. Note that only plain (ASCII) text is accepted in these fields.
  6. Provide at least 3 (and up to 5) keywords that describe your paper. Please enter one keyword per line. If more than 5 keywords are entered, the Program Committee may arbitrarily select those to be included in the final form of your abstract.
  7. Upload your paper. The paper must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format (file extension .doc, .docx, or .pdf).
  8. Click ‘Submit’.

Please ensure that the authors’ names do not appear in the submitted paper.The paper must be original and have not been previously accepted in any journal or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Journal Publication

All accepted papers will be published in Scopus Indexed Journal (*subjected to editorial board).

*Based on ACTIVE SCOPUS status during the conference date. For example, if the conference was held on November 2017, we will submit to the Publisher that is ACTIVE status on SCOPUS Journal Title List based on November 2017 list and not the upcoming list.

Important Dates

DescriptionDue Date
Full Paper Submission30 April 2018 CLOSED
Acceptance Notification31 May 2018 30 June 2018
Payment Deadline15 July 2018
Early Bird Deadline30 April 2018 CLOSED

Conference Fees (in MYR)

DescriptionLocal/ International
Presenter (inclusive of publication fees in Scopus Journal)2500
Additional Paper (by same presenter)2000

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Keynote Speakers

Kulim Technology Park Corporation Kedah, Malaysia
University of Philippines Baguio, Philippines
Universitas Gadjah Mada
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Intel Malaysia

Invited Speaker

BRAC University, Bangladesh

Invited Plenary Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rohaidah MasriUniversiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabrina SihombingUniversitas Pelita Harapan
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Ir. Dr. Syuhaida IsmailUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zamalia MahmudUniversiti Teknologi MARA
Dr. Lee Lai MengUniversiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohd KasimUniversiti Malaysia Pahang
Dr. Siti Noor Asyikin Mohd RazaliUniversiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Dr. Noor Hafidzah JabarullahUniversiti Kuala Lumpur MIAT
Dr. Mazlynda Md YusufUniversiti Sains Islam Malaysia
Dr. Zalina ZahidUniversiti Teknologi MARA
Dr. Seuk Yen PhoongUniversiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Dr. Poppy ArsilUniversitas Jenderal Soedirman
Dr. Ampai ThongteeraparpKasetsart University
Dr. Nazrul Hisyam Ab RazakUniversiti Putra Malaysia
Dr. A.Q AdelekeUniversiti Malaysia Pahang
Dr. Siti Aida Sheikh HussinUniversiti Teknologi MARA
Dr. Norazura AhmadUniversiti Utara Malaysia
Dr. Nurul Nazihah HawariUniversiti Utara Malaysia

Scientific Committee

Emeritus Professor Dr. John BeasleyDepartment of Mathematical Sciences,
Brunel University,
United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Md Azizul BatenDepartment of Statistics,
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology,
Sylhet, Bangladesh
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noraida Abdul GhaniMathematics Section
School of Distance Education
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Antoni WibowoComputer Science Department,
Bina Nusantara University
Dr. Puteri Nor Ellyza Nohuddin

Institute of Visual Informatics
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Dr. Manish UnhaleRoyal Docks School of Business and Law
University of East London
United Kingdom
Dr. Baravan Abdulmuhsen AsaadFaculty of Science
University of Zakho
Kurdistan, Iraq
Dr. Ghassan O. MalkawiDepartment of Mechanıcal Engıneerıng, Faculty of Engineering,
Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT),
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Dr. Wan Nur Syuhaila Mat DesaSchool of Health Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Dzulkiflee IsmailSchool of Health Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Jaekwon ChungSchool of Business Administration
Kookmin University
Seoul, Korea
Dr. Karzan  Mahdi GhafourSchool of Administrations and Economics,
University of Sulaimani,
Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Dr. Azanizawati Ma’aramDepartment of Materials, Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr. Mohd Hanafi Ahmad HijaziFaculty of Computing and Informatics
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Dr. Waleed Khalid AbduljabbarSchool of Quantitative Sciences
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Dr. Ali Fareed JameelSchool of Quantitative Sciences
UUM College of Arts and Sciences
Universiti Utara Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Syuhaida IsmailUTM Razak School Kuala Lumpur

Organising Committee

The Vice Chancellor of Universiti Utara Malaysia

Professor Dr. Sharipah Soaad Syed Yahaya, Dean of SQS

Associate Professor Dr. Razamin Ramli

Dr. Norazura Ahmad

Dr. Aida Mauziah Benjamin (H)
Dr. Nurul Nazihah Hawari
Ros Idayuwati Alaudin

Dr. Rosshairy Abdul Rahman (H)
Dr. Zurina Hanafi

Dr. Nor Hasliza Mat Desa (H)
Dr. Wan Laailatul Hanim Mat Desa
Dr. Abdul Malek Yaakob

Dr. Mohd Saiful Adli Mohamad (H)
Associate Professor Dr. Nazihah Ahmad

Dr. Norhayati Yusof

Associate Professor Sr. Dr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi (H)
Ts. Dr. Jafri Hj. Zulkepli Hew
Dr. Adyda Ibrahim
Dr. Norazura Ahmad
Dr. Nurul Nazihah Hawari
Dr. Aida Mauziah Benjamin

Dr. Wan Laailatul Hanim Mat Desa (H)
Ros Idayuwati Alaudin
Dr. Adyda Ibrahim
Dr. Norhasliza Mat Desa
Dr. Abdul Malek Yaakob

Dr. Shamshuritawati Sharif (H)
Dr. Zurina Hanafi