Welcome to SIMM 2019 



The 2nd Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Mechatronics was organized by the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM) on 8th of July 2019 at the Laman Hikmah Library, UTeM. This symposium was a manifestation of the commitment and strong belief of all who have contributed to its success, on the needs of embracing Industrial Revolution 4.0 as the way forward for manufacturing entities especially those in Malaysia. The relevance of this symposium was evidence from its successful inauguration on 29th January 2018 at the then Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). This year event has attracted a significant number of postgraduates and researchers in the field of manufacturing and mechatronics engineering, providing opportunities for intellectual discourse on recent topics related to the subject matters.

This symposium has enticed 83 submissions from authors nationwide. Each submission has undergone a rigorous peer-review process according to the selected tracks. Reviews were based on the manuscript’s relevance to the tracks, novelty of the findings, and the relevant of the topics to the themes of the symposium that are Intelligent Manufacturing and Mechatronics. Following the review process, 55 submissions were accepted while three submissions were withdrawn, and 25 submissions were rejected due to various reasons. The accepted papers were divided into five tracks covering various scopes of manufacturing and mechatronics engineering, namely; Artificial Intelligence, Instrumentation and Controls, Intelligent Manufacturing, Modelling and Simulation, and Robotics. This book is organized into five parts based on the aforementioned tracks.

We would like to express our gratitude to all members of the Organizing Committee, without whom the organization of this symposium would be impossible. Special thank goes to the management of the Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering (UTeM), the management of Laman Hikmah, UTeM, the Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UMP and all the sponsors who have been kind in their support towards the successful organization of this symposium. In addition, we would like to extend our thanks to all authors for their participation and contributions towards the success of this symposium without whom this symposium will not be a reality.

We sincerely hope that the contents of this book will benefit all readers in embracing the new era of industrial revolution 4.0 in the field of manufacturing and mechatronics engineering.


Associate Professor Dr. Zamberi Jamaludin

Dean, Fakulti Kejuruteraan Pembuatan UTeM



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