6 august 2020

About iM3F 2020

The Innovative Manufacturing, Mechatronics & Materials Forum 2020 (iM3F 2020) is the first edition of the forum organised by the Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). This inaugural event will be held on the 6th of August 2020 virtually hosted by Universiti Malaysia Pahang. This forum is aimed at building a platform that allows academics as well as other relevant stakeholders within the region to share, discuss and deliberate their latest research findings in the field of manufacturing, mechatronics & materials, respectively.

The event welcomes submissions in, but not limited to, the following topics (non-exhaustive) that are in tandem with the overarching themes, i.e., manufacturing, mechatronics & materials: 


Solidification Processing
Semi-solid Processing
Polymer Processing
Composites Processing
Powder Metallurgy
Additive Manufacturing
Conventional and Advanced Machining
Tool and Die Design
Product Design and Development 
Design of Manufacturing Systems 
Product and Process Development
Quality Engineering and Management
Maintenance and Reliability
Green Manufacturing
Information Systems and Technology
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Knowledge Management and Technology Management
Trends in Manufacturing System
Human Factors/Ergonomics



Robotics & Robot Application
Industrial & Robotic Vision
Motion Control
Autonomous Mobile Robots
Factory Communications
Industrial Automation
Microcontrollers/PLC Technology
Sensing and Control Systems
Intelligent Sensors and Actuators
Multi-sensor Fusion
Advanced Control Systems
Industrial Antennas
Electromagnetic Devices
MEMS and System Integration
Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence
Optimisation Technique
Systems Modelling
Signal Processing



Smart Materials
Magnetic Materials
Advanced Materials
Nano Materials
Non Ferrous Alloys
Light Metals
Ferrous Materials
Thin Films
Advanced Ceramics
Functionally Graded Materials
Bio Materials
Composite Materials




All accepted papers shall be published in either one of the following Scopus-indexed proceedings:
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (Springer)
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Springer)
Materials Today: Proceedings (Elsevier)

papers shall be published in the International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME) - Q2 Scopus-indexed journal 



Virtually hosted by                                                   

Universiti Malaysia Pahang



6th August 2020

Important Dates

Full-Paper Submission Deadline

31st May 2020 --> Extended to 15th June 2020

Acceptance Notification

5th July 2020

Camera Ready Manuscript

27th July 2020

Payment & Registration

27th July 2020

Keynote Speakers

Prof Hyun Myung

Prof Hyun Myung



Urban Robotics Lab, KAIST

"Autonomous Navigation Technology for Smart Cities"

In this talk, the core technologies and their implementations to
provide various services in the smart cities will be introduced, mainly
focusing on autonomous navigation, localization, and monitoring
technologies. For autonomous navigation, various researches including
vision-based, LiDAR-based, and wireless SLAM (Simultaneous
Localization And Mapping) will be discussed. The applications of the
autonomous navigation will be elaborated: self-driving car, UAVs
(Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) using a
wall-climbing drone, and Mole-bot for underground exploration.


Dr MIles Stopher


University of Cambridge

"Hydrogen Enhanced Plasticity and Dissolution of Cementite in Steels"

Hydrogen embrittlement remains of critical concern in the design of strong and reliable microstructures in steels. However, the role of cementite in susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement is not fully understood. In this work, Ab initio simulations are conducted to evaluate the effects of hydrogen on the stability and mechanical properties of cementite. Resonance ultrasound spectroscopy is used to experimentally measure the shear and bulk moduli and continuum modelling applied to evaluate the effects of hydrogen loading on the Peierls stress of cementite. Differential scanning calorimetry is used to experimentally measure phase stability. The results show that in the presence of hydrogen, cementite's stability is notably reduced and its shearability increased, resulting in the enhanced dissolution of cementite under fatigue. It is suggested that this enhanced plasticity in the presence of hydrogen will contribute to the reduction in strength and fatigue life of the parent steel as observed in hydrogen-charged fatigue tests.

Event Schedule 

09:10 AM - 09:20 AM
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Faiz Mohd Turan
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Faiz Mohd Turan
Dean, Faculty of Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
09:20 AM - 09:30 AM
Opening Address & Officiation
Dr. NorAzmi Alias
Dr. NorAzmi Alias
Sr Vice President, Research Management, Talent Development and Johor Initiative
09:30 AM - 11:05 AM

Parallel Sessions

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote 1 - Autonomous Navigation Technology for Smart Cities
Prof. Dr. Hyun Myung
Prof. Dr. Hyun Myung
Urban Robotics Lab, KAIST
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
Keynote 2 - Hydrogen Enhanced Plasticity and Dissolution of Cementite in Steels
Dr Miles Stopher
Dr Miles Stopher
University of Cambridge
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Parallel Sessions


Please prepare your manuscript based on the template downloadable from the Word icon below. The manuscript should consist of a minimum of 5 pages and a maximum of 10 pages. 

Once you are ready, please click on the envelope icon that will redirect you to the iM3F2020 Easy Chair submission system or the Elsevier Editorial System (EES).

Springer's LNME/LNEE

General submissions from all tracks (please ensure that the manuscript has been converted into .pdf file).


Submission Closed. Thank you for your interest in iM3F 2020.


Materials Today : Proceedings

Strictly Materials-based manuscripts only. 

Prospective author(s) must create their own EES accounts. Please select “iM3F 2020” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.


Submission Closed. Thank you for your interest in iM3F 2020.


Payment and Registration


To make a payment, please click on the cart or the card icon. To register, please click on the book icon. Please ensure that the payment has already been made prior to registering. The registration fees (including publication) for this forum is only MYR 150.00 per submission.

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