• The 2nd Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering

    26 - 27 August 2019 • Melaka, Malaysia

  • GCoMSE 2019 papers have been published in IOP Conferences Series

    Click here to view

  • GCoMSE 2019 welcomes you to the historical city of Melaka

    See you in

  • Attend and earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

    12 CPD Hours (BEM) and 14 CPD Hours (MBoT)

Call For Papers

About Us.

The 2nd Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering (GCoMSE 2019) is an event jointly organised by UTHM Commercial and Jamilus Research Center for Sustainable Construction (JRC), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

With the theme "Towards sustainable structures and construction", GCoMSE 2019 aims to gather industry and academia experts to explain their research, explore new knowledge and expand professional networks in the field of construction, material and structural engineering.

The two-day congress will be held on the 26th and 27th of August 2019 at Novotel Melaka that is located in one of the most visited places in Malaysia, the historical city of Melaka.

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Call For Papers.

Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished research papers for podium presentation. The scope of GCoMSE 2019 includes, but is not restricted by, the following topics.

  • Advanced Construction Materials
  • Advanced Construction Technology
  • Advanced Technology in Smart Buildings
  • Composite Structures
  • Concrete Structures
  • Construction Management
  • Construction of Infrastructure
  • Energy Efficient Buildings
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Green Materials and Technology
  • Innovative Structural Systems and Management
  • Low Cost Sustainable Housing
  • Non-Destructive Testing Methods
  • Pavement Materials
  • Procurement Method and Systems
  • Planning and Building Cities
  • Recycled Materials in Construction
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Structural Health Monitoring Systems
  • Steel Structures
  • Sustainable Construction

Paper Submission Guidelines

  1. An author wishing to present in GCoMSE 2019 will create a document consisting of a complete description of his/her ideas and applicable research results in six (6) to eight (8) pages only, including all text, figures and references.
  2. A maximum of two (2) papers may be submitted by the same first author. If the same first author submits two (2) papers, a supplementary publication fee is due for the additional paper.
  3. Papers should be formatted according to the Guidelines described here. All papers must be written in English and submitted in MS Word (.doc or .docx) for both the review process and final manuscript submission.
  4. Papers submitted will be reviewed by experts selected by the GCoMSE 2019 committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. Authors will be notified of the review results by email.
  5. Papers must be submitted by the deadline date. There will be no exceptions.
  6. Accepted papers must be presented at GCoMSE 2019 by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified representative. The presenter must register for GCoMSE 2019 at one of the rates offered, and must register before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the congress proceedings and program.
  7. The paper must be an original contribution. By submitting a manuscript to GCoMSE 2019, the author guarantees that it has not been previously published (or accepted for publication) in substantially similar form. Furthermore, no paper that contains significant overlap with the contributions of this paper either has been or will be submitted during the GCoMSE 2019 review period to any other journal or conference.
  8. If there are papers that may appear to violate any of these conditions, then it is the authors' responsibility to cite these papers, argue in the body of your paper why your GCoMSE 2019 paper is non-trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and include anonymised versions of those papers as supplemental material.

Paper Review Process

  1. Papers submitted will be pre-screened for conformity with submission guidelines and for overall appropriateness. Papers that pass the initial screening process will then be double-blind reviewed.
  2. The double-blind peer review process is employed to ensure that both authors and reviewers remain anonymous during the review process. Expert specialists within the fields of Construction, Material and Structural Engineering will be selected to perform the reviews.
  3. This process will take place prior to both the podium presentation at GCoMSE 2019 and the publication of the proceedings. Authors will receive feedback in the form of a peer review report. The paper peer review process and the outcomes presented in the review reports will be monitored and verified by the Publishing Committee.

Paper Publication

  1. All papers presented at GCoMSE 2019 will be published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering that is indexed by SCOPUS , CPCI-S (Thomson Reuters, Web Of Science), Compendex, Inspec, INIS, Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System and Polymer Library..
  2. Publication of papers in the proceedings is conditioned on a positive assessment by reviewers.
  3. Accepted papers must be presented at GCoMSE 2019 in order to be published in the aforesaid proceedings.

Important Dates

Authors and presenters should keep these dates in mind.

  • 15 January 2019

    Call for papers and registration opens

  • 12 July 2019

    Last day to submit full paper

  • 26 July 2019

    Notification of paper accepted for presentation

  • 09 August 2019

    Last day to submit camera-ready paper

  • 10 August 2019

    Last day to pay fees and registration closes

  • 26-27 August 2019

    GCoMSE 2019 takes place


Congratulations to authors whose papers have been accepted for podium presentation at GCoMSE 2019. The tentative programme and schedules for presentation are given below. Kindly note that these schedules may be subject to change. Therefore, presenters are advised to refer to the printed schedules displayed during GCoMSE 2019 for any updates.

Day One (26 August 2019)

Time Event
8:00 AM Registration of participants
9:30 AM Welcoming Remarks & Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM Keynote Address 1
10:45 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM Keynote Address 2
11:45 PM Keynote Address 3
12:30 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Parallel Technical Sessions 1
3:30 PM Tea Break
3:45 PM Parallel Technical Sessions 2
5:00 PM End of Day One

Note: Subject to change

Day Two (27 August 2019)

Time Event
8:00 AM Registration of participants
9:00 AM Parallel Technical Sessions 3
10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM Participant Discussion & Networking Session
12:30 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM End of Day Two

Note: Subject to change

Presentation Schedules Book of Abstracts

Presentation Guidelines during Technical Sessions

Presenters are encouraged to adhere to the following guidelines that have been designed to assist you in preparing an effective presentation for GCoMSE 2019.

1. Duration of Presentation

Your presentation slot includes:

  • 10 minutes of oral presentation assisted by PowerPoint slides.
  • 5 minutes of questions and answers hosted by the session Chairperson.

Note: The session Chairperson will be asked to strictly enforce the time limit on your presentation. It is recommended that you time your presentation to be one or two minutes shorter than the allocated time, to allow for the change-over time and introduction. For this, you may prepare roughly 10 slides, excluding the title and acknowledgement slides.

2. Preparation of Slides

Your slides should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint. Special attention must be paid to:

  • The font size chosen (i.e. no smaller than 20 point).
  • The choice of colour scheme for the background and text.
  • Avoiding text-heavy slides,
  • Avoiding injudicious use of object builds (animations) and slide transitions.
  • Keeping your presentation as simple as possible to avoid hardware and software conflicts. Audio and video files cause the most problems, so avoid using them.

3. Uploading PowerPoint File

All presentations must run on Windows operating system. Your PowerPoint file must be uploaded to the notebook or desktop computer provided at the session room at least 30 minutes before the start of the session. Name your PowerPoint file with your name. You may use a USB media device such as a memory stick or external drive to upload your file. Presenters are not allowed to use their own laptops, so as to avoid possible technical glitches.

4. Reporting to the Chairperson

You should report to the session Chairperson at least 15 minutes before the start of the session. Introduce yourself and provide him/her with a brief biography of yourself (3 to 4 lines), which will be used for your introduction.

  • Papers Have Been Published On IOP

    We are happy to announce that your papers have been published on IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Volume 713, 2020). Please click here to view.

    posted by Admin on 5 January 2020
  • Deadline For Submission Of Papers Has Been Extended

    We would like to announce that the due date for authors to submit their full papers has been extended to 12 July 2019. Register and submit your paper here.

    posted by Admin on 1 July 2019
  • Earn CPD Hours Authorised by BEM and MBoT

    You will earn 12 CPD hours approved by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and 14 CPD hours approved by Malaysian Board of Technologists (MBoT) when you attend GCoMSe 2019. Register here.

    posted by Admin on 29 April 2019
  • Call For Papers Is Now Open

    We are happy to announce the call for papers. Authors can now register and submit their papers here. Submission of full papers closes on 15 May 2019.

    posted by Admin on 15 January 2019
  • GCoMSE 2019 To Be Held At Novotel Melaka

    We are proud to announce that GCoMSE 2019 will be held at Novotel Melaka in the historical Melaka City. Click here for more details about the venue.

    posted by Admin on 29 January 2019

Keynote Speakers.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Azlan Adnan
Professor in Structural and Material Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Ir. Dr. Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar
Head of Corporate Performance & Strategy
Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad (CIMA)
Dr. Zack Lim Eng Hock
Zacklim Flat Floor Specialist Sdn. Bhd.

Registration & Fees.

GCoMSE 2019 is an event not to be missed. Register as a presenter or an attendee. Presenters need to register first in order to submit their paper.

Registration fees for GCoMSE 2019 are as follows. The standard fee includes admission for one (1) person to the two-day event, one (1) congress kit, luncheons and refreshments. The presenter fee includes a publication fee. Please read our registration policy.

  • Regular Presenter
  • Local: RM 1350
    International: USD 350
  • Student Presenter
  • Local: RM 1000
    UTHM: RM 850
    International: USD 250
  • Attendee
  • Local: RM 650
    International: USD 180
  • Group Attendee (min. 3 persons)
  • Local: RM 550 per person
    International: USD 160 per person
  • Additional Paper (limited to 1)
  • Local: RM 750
    International: USD 200
  • Additional Pages
  • Local: RM 200 per page
    International: USD 50 per page

Payment by Cheque

Please make cheque payable to UTHM COMMERCIAL SDN. BHD. and send to:

Salmiah Selamat,
UTHM Commercial Sdn. Bhd.,
No.5, Jalan Universiti 2,
Taman Universiti,
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat,
Johor, Malaysia

Payment by LO/PO/LOU

For those who are sponsored by local institutions or government agencies, please prepare a Local Order (LO) / Purchase Order (PO) / Letter of Undertaking (LOU) and send to:

Salmiah Selamat,
UTHM Commercial Sdn. Bhd.,
No.5, Jalan Universiti 2,
Taman Universiti,
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat,
Johor, Malaysia

Payment by Bank Transfer

You may choose to make a bank transfer or telegraphic transfer (TT) using the following details:

Beneficiary: UTHM Commercial Sdn. Bhd.
Account Number: 0107 0000110 71 8
Bank: Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
Swiftcode: BMMBMYKL
Remarks: GCoMSE 2019

Please forward your remittance advise as proof of payment via fax or email.

Fax : +607 458 5196 (c/o: Salmiah Selamat)
E-mail: salmiah@uthmholdings.com

Payment by Credit Card

Send an e-mail to ucsb@uthmholdings.com stating your intention to pay using credit card together with your details (Name, Institution, Paper ID and Registration Category). An invoice and instructions will be sent to your active e-mail on how to make the payment using a credit card (via PayPal). Additional bank service charges must be borne by the participant. Fees paid using a credit card will be subjected to the following rates:

Regular Presenter: RM 1420 / USD 380
Student Presenter: RM 1060 / USD 270
Attendee: RM 685 / USD 195
Group Attendee: RM 585 / USD 175 per person
Additional Paper: RM 800 / USD 215
Additional Paper: RM 215 / USD 55 per page


GCoMSE 2019 is proud to have prolific academicians and professionals from the local and international community on its international advisory and editorial boards.

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Tang-Shiu Keung
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. Dr. Shafik Jendia
Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
Prof. Dr. Hamidah Mohd Saman
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Samad
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdul Rahman
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Fahrizal Zulkarnain
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Awaluddin
Universitas Gadja Mada, Indonesia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatimah Denan
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohd Sam
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairul Nizar Ismail
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norazura Muhamad Bunnori
Universiti Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhazilan Md Noor
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Irwan Juki
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Yasmin Zainun
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noridah Mohamad
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norwati Jamaluddin
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Riduan Yunus
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hilton @ Mohd Hilton Ahmad
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Editorial Board

Dr. Marcin Kozlowski
Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Dr. Bassam A.O. Tayeh
Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine
Dr. Rendy Thamrin
Universitas Andalas, Indonesia
Dr. Ahmed Elamin
University of Nottingham, China Campus
Dr. Carol Hon
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Fetra Venny Riza
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Dr. Josef Hadipramana
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Dr. Noorsuhada Md Nor
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Ir. Dr. Saffuan Wan Ahmad
Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Ts. Dr. Shahiron Shahidan
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Ts. Dr. Azeanita Suratkon
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Dr. Izudinshah Abd Wahab
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Ir. Mustaqqim Abd Rahim
Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Organising Committee


Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Ghani

Deputy Chairpersons

Dr. Faisal Sheikh Khalid
Dr. Noorwirdawati Ali


Dr. Sharifah Salwa Mohd Zuki


Ir. Dr. Zainorizuan Mohd Jaini
Ts. Dr. Norashidah Abd Rahman


Ts. Dr. Nor Haslinda Abas
Ts. Dr. Tong Yean Ghing
Ts. Dr. Alvin John Lim Meng Siang
Dr. Mohd Azuan Zakaria
Dr. Goh Wan Inn


Dr. Nor Hazurina Othman
Dr. Masni A. Majid


Dr. Noor Azlina Abdul Hamid
Dr. Nor Hayati Abdul Ghafar
Dr. Emedya Murniwaty Samsudin
Dr. Sushilawati Ismail

Certificates and Souvenirs

Dr. Siti Radziah Abdullah
Ts. Hasniza Abu Bakar


Ir. Dr. Shahrul Niza Mokhatar
Ts. Ahmad Fahmy Kamarudin
Afandi Abu Bakar
Amran Abd Rahman
Osman Abdul Rahman


Dr. Basil David Daniel


Novotel Melaka

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Website: www.novotel-melaka.com


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Melaka lures droves of visitors to its namesake historic port city, where they are quickly steeped in an intoxicating multicultural world of heritage architecture and the alluring aromas of distinctive local cooking. Under the Melaka sultanates, the city was a wealthy centre for trade with China, India, Siam (Thailand) and Indonesia, owing to its strategic position on the Selat Melaka (Malacca Straits). Melaka has a rich seam of heritage and remains one of Malaysia’s most rewarding tourist experiences. Proud of its multicultural heritage, plentiful museums and assorted cultural attractions, Melaka is a tourist habitat par excellence.

- Lonely Planet

Contact Us.

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Dr Faisal Sheikh Khalid

Phone: +607-4564235
Fax: +607-4536588
E-mail: faisalsh@uthm.edu.my

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Phone: +607-4564314
Fax: +607-4536588
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