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April 23, 2014 HDR COLLOQUIUM, CURTIN UNIVERSITY, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

*Time allocation for Q & A is 5 minutes after each individual presentation.


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Parallel Session I A: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Session Chairs: Lenin Gopal, Mohd. Nistah
9.15 am 10.45 am
LTBS I
9.15 - 9.25
Conceptual Framework of Energy Efficient Home Cooling System Design
John Tin Yuan En, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
9.30 - 9.40
Micro-Hydro/Solar Hybrid System Framework for Off-Grid Application
Nuramalina Bohari, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
9.45 - 9.55
A Quadratic Programming Approach in Pulse shaping Filter Design to Reducing PAPR in OFDM Systems
Regina Reine, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
10.00 - 10.10
Design and Implementation of a Reversible Binary Coded Decimal Adder on Altium Nanoboard FPGA
Nyap Tet Clement Tham, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
10.15 - 10.25
Mobile Satellite L-band Signal Performance Analysis in Equatorial Region: GPS Approach
Bong Voon Pai, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
10.30 - 10.40
Review on the Ionospheric Effects on GPS Signal in Low-latitude Region: South East Asia and Africa
Ibrahim Abba, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Parallel Session I B: Mechanical Engineering
Session Chairs: Chen Hiang Bin, Yong Tshun Howe
9.15 am 10.45 am
LTBS II
9.15 - 9.25
Thermal Analysis of Malaysia Biomass Waste
Chong Kok Hing, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
9.30 - 9.40
Real-Time Knowledge-Based Fuzzy Logic Model for Soft Tissue Deformation
Sing Yee Tan, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University
9.45 - 9.55
Effects of Automated Manufacturing System on Human Performance: Stress, Fatigue and Workload
Hazel Maybelline Johan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
10.00 - 10.10
Synthesis and Characterization of Organically Modified Ceramics through Sol-Gel Process - Materials/Chemical
Syed Salman Shafqat, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
10.15 - 10.25
Mechanical Performance of Bio-Nanocomposite with Palm Oil Biomass
Omid Nabinejad, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
10.30 - 10.40
Production Machinery Maintenance Towards Manufacturing Sustainability
Ting Ching Hung, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
April 23, 2014 HDR COLLOQUIUM, CURTIN UNIVERSITY, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

*Time allocation for Q & A is 5 minutes after each individual presentation.
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Parallel Session II - A: Chemical & Civil Engineering
Session Chair: Evelyn Chiong Tung, K. Prabakaran
11.00 am 12.30 pm
LTBS I
11.00 - 11.10
Recent Progress and Development of Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Thresher in Palm Oil Mill Industry
Sherena binti, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
11.15 - 11.25
Modelling and Control of Extractive Fed-Batch (EFB) System for Bio-ethanol Production
Qiu Han Seer, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
11.30 - 11.40
Development of Systematic Technique for Energy and Property Integration in Batch Processes
W.S. Yeo, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
11.45 - 11.55
Predicting Compressive Strength of High Performance Concrete using Tsukamoto Model with Harmony Search
Chiew Fei Ha, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
12.00 - 12.10
A Mechanistic Model for Nitrogen Transformation in Septage Treatment with Vertical Subsurface Flow
Engineered Wetland
Yee Yong Tan, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
12.15 - 12.25
Road Subsurface as Component of On-site Detention (OSD) Urban Drainage System
Nam Nguk Chiu, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Parallel Session II - B Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Session Chair: Nyap Tet Clement Tham , Sing Yee Tan
11.00 am 12.30 pm
LTBS II
11.00 - 11.10
MMSE Based Transceiver Design for MIMO Relay Systems with Mean and Covariance Feedback
Lenin Gopal, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
11.15 - 11.25
Vertical Handover Decision Algorithms in Fourth Generation Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Mahmood Adnan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
11.30 - 11.40
Synthesizing Multi-Valued Logic (MVL) using Neural Network Deployment Algorithm (NNDA)
Adib Kabir Chowdhury, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
11.45 - 11.55
Utility Function in Broadband Wireless Network
Bello Olalekan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
12.00 - 12.10
Palmprint Bit-planes Feature Extraction with PCA
Therry Lee Zee, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
12.15 - 12.25
Bit Plane Extraction for Images Acquired from Different Types of Fingerprint Sensor
Florence Francis Lothai , Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
April 23, 2014 HDR COLLOQUIUM, CURTIN UNIVERSITY, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

*Time allocation for Q & A is 5 minutes after each individual presentation.
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Parallel Session III A: Mechanical Engineering
Session Chair: Omid Nabinejad, Balaji P.S
2.00 pm 3.15 pm
LTBS I
2.00 - 2.10
Biodiesel Production from Jatropha Oil as an Alternative Fuel for Diesel Engine
Taharah binti Edin, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
2.15 - 2.25
Development and Characterization of Polymer Matrix Composites Reinforced with Locally Available Natural
Fibres for Sustainable Acoustic Absorbers
Elammaran Jayamani, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
2.30 - 2.40
Framework of Prediction Algorithm-Aided G3 (GPS/GSM/GIS) Real-Time Positioning System
Chai Nee Ping, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
2.45 - 2.55
Cutting Performance of Turning Process with Minimal Quantity Lubrication
Teo Chong Yaw, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Parallel Session III - B: School of Business
Session Chair: Ali Reza, Jong Ling
2.00 pm 3.15 pm
LTBS II
2.00 - 2.10
Antecedents and Consequences of Adopting Corporate Sustainability Strategy
Mohamed M. Shamil, School of Business, Curtin University
2.15 - 2.25
Corporate Environmental Disclosure in Malaysian Public Listed Companies
Michelle Phua Siew Huei, School of Business, Curtin University
2.30 - 2.40
Cross Industry Differences in Executive Compensation of Australian Listed Firms
Yeo Tze Sheng, School of Business, Curtin University
2.45 - 2.55
Developing Culturally Sensitive Tourism for the Penan Community in Barrio
Akram Akbari, School of Business, Curtin University
April 23, 2014 HDR COLLOQUIUM, CURTIN UNIVERSITY, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

*Time allocation for Q & A is 5 minutes after each individual presentation.
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Parallel Session IV - A Civil & Chemical Engineering, Applied Geology
Session Chair: Prof. Sim Yun Kiat, Vivienne Sim Jie
3.30 pm 4.45 pm
LTBS I
3.30 3.40
Rainfall Simulators A Review
Yong Leong Kong, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
3.45 - 3.55
Strength Characteristics of Mortar Containing Different Sizes Glass Powder
Nafisa Tamanna, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
4.00 - 4.10
A Literature Review on the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Methods
Alifia Johari, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
4.15 - 4.25
Characterisation of Pellet Mill Compaction with empty Fruit Brunch Compost
Sim Yun Kiat, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University
4.30 - 4.40
Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metal in Marine Organisms Collected from Miri Region, Sarawak, East Malaysia
A. Anand Kumar, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University
Parallel Session IV - B Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Session Chair: Adib Kabir Chowdhury, Maneesh K. Singh
3.30 pm 4.45 pm
LTBS II
3.30 - 3.40
Monotone Fuzzy Rule Relabeling for Fuzzy Inference Systems
Pang Lie Meng, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
3.45 - 3.55
Efficient Three Variables Reversible Logic Synthesis Using Mixed-Polarity Toffoli Gate
Chua Shin Cheng, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
4.00 - 4.10
Methods for Speech Intelligibility Enhancement
Maneesh K. Singh, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University
4.15 - 4.25
Automatic Music Emotion Classification Using ANN Detection Algorithm Based on Vocal and Instrumental
Sound Timbres E
Nurlaila Rosli, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
April 23, 2014 HDR COLLOQUIUM, CURTIN UNIVERSITY, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

*Time allocation for Q & A is 5 minutes after each individual presentation.
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Poster Presentation
1.15 pm 2.00 pm
Foyer, School of Business
Engineering
Forced Convective Heat Transfer Studies with Drag Reducing Nanofluid
Tiong Angnes, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Kinetic Modelling for Composting Process of Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB) from Oil-palm
Vivienne Sim Jie Wei, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Efficient Methodologies to Optimize a Website
P. Ravi Kumar, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Design and Development of Wire rope Isolators for Equipment and Structures
Balaji P. S., School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Influence of Screw Spacing on the Strength of Self-Drilling Screw Connection for the High Strength Cold-Formed Steel
Siti Fairuz Sapiee, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Comparison of Turbulence Models for Hydrodynamics Studies in Packed Beds under Supercritical Fluid Condition
Jameson Malang, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Intelligent Monitoring Interface for Coal-Fired Power Plant Boiler Trips
N. N. Mohd Nistah, School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Utilization of Agro-Industrial Waste in Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite Material
Zain. N. H. M., School of Engineering and Sciences, Curtin University
Simulating Harmonic Current and Voltage Using PSCAD Software
Kang Chia Yang, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Industrialised Building System (IBS) Towards Green Construction and Sustainability
Nadia Zaini, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak


Business
Executive Remuneration in Family Firms in Malaysia
Jong Ling, School of Business, Curtin University
International Accounting Standard Adoption and Corporate Reporting Quality: Case Study in Selected Australian
Companies
Mathew Alappatt, School of Business, Curtin University