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Regional Conference on Science, Technology and Social Sciences (RCSTSS 2014)

Science and Technology

  • Conference proceedings
  • © 2016

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  • Presents 64 compact, up-to-date research papers originally presented at RCSTSS 2014
  • Covers a wide range of topics from Food Science to Forestry, and Sports Science to Sustainable Development
  • Includes a wealth of illustrations, figures and diagrams
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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This book gathers selected science and technology papers that were presented at the 2014 Regional Conference of Sciences, Technology and Social Sciences (RCSTSS 2014). The bi-annual Conference is organized by Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang, Malaysia. The papers address a broad range of topics including architecture, life sciences, robotics, sustainable development, engineering, food science and mathematics. The book serves as a platform for disseminating research findings, as a catalyst to inspire positive innovations in the development of the region. 


The carefully-reviewed papers in this volume present research by academicians of local, regional and global prominence. Out of more than 200 manuscripts presented at the conference by researchers from local and foreign universities and institutions of higher learning, 64 papers were chosen for inclusion in this publication. The papers are organized in more than a dozen broad categories, spanning the range of scientific research:


• Engineering
• Robotics
• Mathematics & Statistics
• Computer & Information Technology
• Forestry
• Plantation & Agrotechnology
• Sports Science & Recreation
• Health & Medicine
• Biology
• Physics
• Food Science
• Environment Science & Management
• Sustainable Development
• Architecture 


The book provides a significant point of reference for academics, researchers and students in many fields who need deeper research.

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Table of contents (64 papers)

  1. Engineering

  2. Robotics

Editors and Affiliations

  • University Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia

    Nor Azizah Yacob

  • Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang, Malaysia

    Mesliza Mohamed, Megat Ahmad Kamal Megat Hanafiah

About the editors

Nor Azizah M. Yacob is a senior lecturer at Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA  Pahang (UiTM Pahang). She obtained her Bachelor of Science and Science Education (Mathematics) degree in August 1997 from University Malaya and received her Master of Science (Mathematics) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in November 2004. In May 2012, she was awarded her Ph.D (Applied Mathematics) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her research interests include fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mathematical modelling using boundary layer theory. She has also received a grant funded by the Ministry of Education Malaysia to carry out research works related to her field of studies. She has teaching experience of almost 16 years and has trained undergraduate and  master students. 



Mesliza Mohamed is a senior lecturer, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA Pahang (UiTM Pahang). She obtained her Ph.D in Mathematics from The University of Queensland. Her major areas of interest are differential and difference equations; boundary value problems, impulsive differential equations and periodic solutions. She has teaching experience of almost 20 years and has trained 3 masters students by research. Recently she published a number of research articles in peer-reviewed international journals which include the Journal of Applied Mathematics,  Global Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Far East Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical  Sciences Letters and International Journal of Mathematical  Analysis. She has also presented research papers at international conference in recent years.

Associate Professor Dr. Megat Ahmad Kamal Megat Hanafiah graduated in Chemistry from RMIT University, Australia in 1996. He received his master's degree in Environment from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Dr. Megat Ahmad Kamal Megat Hanafiah serves as a regular reviewer for international journal publishers, which include Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Mary Ann Liebert, Springer and American Chemical Society. For his research work and contribution in academic writing, he has received numerous prestigious awards locally and internationally. Among them, the ISI Highly Cited Author (2014), Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah (2014), UiTM Best Writer Award (2015), UiTM Pahang Special Rector Award (2013, 2014), UiTM Pahang 'Researcher of the Year' (2011), UiTM Pahang Sanjung Sarjana Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) for excellence in publications, UiTM Excellent Service Award (2005, 2009, 2014), Silver Medal (BioInnoAwards 2010), USM Vice Chancellor Award for Best PhD Project (2009), 3 USM ‘Sanggar Sanjung’ Awards for excellence in publilcations, and UiTM Pahang Young Researcher of the Year (2008).


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