Dear authors,

The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on 12th March 2020. According to WHO, pandemic means a “sudden increase in the number of cases all over the world, usually affecting a large number of people”. The Government of Malaysia has imposed a movement control order for 14 days starting 18th March 2020 throughout the whole country. All social gatherings thereafter including international meetings, conferences, sporting events, social and religious assemblies are strictly banned.

The safety and well-being of TAFGEN2020 participants is our priority. Therefore, due to growing concerns about COVID-19, we regretfully announce that the TAFGEN2020 will cancel its physical conference this year, instead of shifting to a fully VIRTUAL CONFERENCE. This unfortunate event does give us the opportunity to innovate on how to host an effective virtual conference. Therefore, organizing committees are now working very hard to create a virtual conference that will be valuable and engaging for both presenters and participants.

The virtual conference is scheduled to be held on 6-7 MAY 2020. Hence, all presenters for TAFGEN2020 are required to prepare a Virtual Video Presentation and must follow the guidelines for the preparation of your VIDEO PRESENTATION. The guidelines can be downloaded HERE.

The conference kit will be posted to the participant (ONE conference kit for ONE paper registered and paid). Kindly a representative author of the paper to email us the postal address.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by COVID-19 around the world. It is our greatest hope that everyone remains healthy and safe. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our participants. We thank you for your support and understanding.

Stay safe!
Best Regards,
TAFGEN2020 Secretariat



Due to the current situation of Covid-19 outbreak, the Malaysian government has imposed a coronavirus response measure. This is to quarantine (at least 14 days) individuals with the coronavirus symptoms and those who are from highly affected countries.

Due to this outbreak, our conference will not bear any related circumstances.

Thus, our preventive step is to give an option to all participants to prepare a video presentation that will be played during the conference day. Please contact us at tafgen2020@gmail.com for further clarification.

Thank you and stay safe and healthy.


Join us for the 3rd International Conference on Telematics and Future Generation Networks to be held 7-9 April 2020, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Keynote Speaker 1

Dr. Marco Mugnaini
Assistant Professor, University of Siena
Distinguished Lecturer IEEE IMS

Marco Mugnaini got his Ph.D. in Reliability Availability and Logistics, University of Florence, Italy, 2003 and the Laurea Degree (110/110 cum Laude) in Electronics Engineering with major in Non Linear Automatic Controls, University of Florence, Italy, 1999.  Currently he is Assistant Professor at the University of Siena (Manager of the electronics training lab.), University of Siena, Italy. He has been appointed as faculty and Professor at the Electrical and Electronics Technology Dept. at the Higher Colleges of Technology Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2012 – 2013. From 2005 to 2012 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Siena (Manager of the electronics training lab.), University of Siena. He is Co-founder of the SENSIA SrL Company, Italy, 2008 www.sensia.it, Co-founder of the DESMOWEB SrL Company, Italy, 2009 www.desmoweb.com and was employed as Product Safety Engineer at General Electric (GE) Power System Oil and Gas Division with the responsibility of leading the design for safety of five production sites (AC Compressor, Gemini, Rotoflow, Thermodyn, PII), Florence, Italy, from 2003-2005. He also acted as Consultant for Borri Industrial Power Solutions S.p.A. 2002-2011, for Astrid Energy Enterprises S.p.A. 1999-2000 and for CETACE, Magnetek S.p.A. 1999-2000 in the areas of reliability for electronics and mechanics. He got  the Certification as Labview Associate Developer, Green Belt Certified, CAP (Change Acceleration Process). He is IEEE Senior Member. In 2003 Marco Mugnaini received the award for the best National Ph.D. thesis in the maintenance context from CNIM (National Italian Center for Maintenance). He is author and co-author of more than 90 papers in International peer reviewed Journal and conferences and of 5 national and international patents.

Tentative Title:

“Advanced Reliability, Availability and Safety Design Tools for Industrial Applications”

Scientific and industrial worlds have started recently to look again with interest to the basic rules to perform reliability, availability and safety analysis and design on complex electro-mechanical systems. The main failure modes on electronic devices and sensors as well as the main techniques for failure mode investigation are of interest in modern system design. Statistical characterization of the main probability density functions and degradation models of innovation is mandatory to build lasting and safe products. The main reliability design techniques such as: fault tree analysis, cut set method, minimal path approach, critical block analysis for reliability are requested by companies worldwide as well as the knowledge of the main failure modes and reliability databases and handbooks as MIL-HDBK217, OREDA, BELLCORE, etc… Maintenance policies with special attention to corrective and preventive ones are also affected by reliability design in terms of advantages and disadvantages when applied to electro-mechanical systems. The main safety standards as IEC61508, IEC 61511 and EN50129, EN50128, EN50126 are usually considered in industrial design. The aim of this talk is to enable companies to develop inner confidence on advanced modelling techniques involving reliability, availability and safe design. Under this spotlight in addition to traditional and well known statistical models, innovative modelling techniques based on statistical data representation will be introduced and tailored to some specific case studies in the fields of bio instruments, transportations and oil & gas contexts.

Keynote Speaker 2

Ir. Dr. Hafizal Mohamad
Senior Staff Researcher

Wireless Innovation Department
MIMOS Berhad Technology Park Malaysia 57000 Kuala Lumpur

Hafizal Mohamad is the recipient of ASEAN Outstanding Scientist and Technologist Award (AOSTA) 2017 and Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) by Academy of Sciences Malaysia. Currently, he is a Senior Staff Researcher at Corporate Technology Division, MIMOS Berhad. Hafizal has more than 20 years working experience in the ICT industry and passionate about creating a hyper-connected world. He is the co-inventor of 36 filed patents and nine granted patents in the field of wireless communications. He served as a visiting fellow at NICT, Japan in 2005. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers. He has delivered keynote and expert talks at national and international events. Hafizal is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA and he has served in various leadership roles in the IEEE. Hafizal has also been appointed as an expert panel for technical committees related to E&E and ICT areas. Hafizal earned BEng (first class) and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from University of Southampton, UK. He is a registered professional engineer with Board of Engineer Malaysia and a certified HRDF trainer.


Invited Speaker

Dr Rudzidatul Akmam Dziyauddin and currently a Senior Lecturer in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a B.Eng in Electrical and Electronics in 2000 and M.Sc. in Information Technology and Science Qualitative from Universiti Teknologi MARA in 2004. She obtained a PhD from University of Bristol, UK in 2012. She has vast working experience in a telecommunication operator in Malaysia and also Toshiba Research Europe Limited (TREL). She invented a number of international patents filed in the UK, Japan and USA. She was also a research scientist while doing her sabbatical at Nanyang Technology University (NTU). She serves as a member for IMT & Future Networks Working Group in Malaysia Technical Standards Forum Berhad (MTSFB) in developing the IMT-2020 technical code. Her research interest includes vehicle edge computing, radio resource management, energy scheduling, machine learning, game theory, intercell interference mitigation and sensor development on the Internet of Things.

Abstract Title:

Deep Reinforcement Learning Empowered Computation Offloading for Vehicle Edge Computing.

Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) generated a plethora of data for supporting various vehicle applications. Thus, big storage and high computation platform are necessary and possible with the presence of cloud computing. However, the computation for vehicular networks at the cloud computing suffers from several drawbacks such as latency and cost due to the proximity issue. As a solution, the computing capability has been recently proposed at the edge of vehicular networks, which is known as Vehicle Edge Computing (VEC). This leads to another issue of how vehicles can offload and compute data at edge nodes.  The talk presents an overview of VEC architectures include types of layers, fog nodes, communication technologies, and also vehicle applications. Since the mobility is critical on the VEC performance, the mobility model used in the VEC scenario will also be highlighted. Existing Deep Reinforcement Learning techniques that are applied to computation offloading for VEC will also be discussed. Finally, some key research challenges, issues and future works will be provided.


TAFGEN2020 is organised by the Department of Engineering, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia.
Accepted papers will be published in Scopus-indexed journals. Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers on any aspects related to telematics and future generation networks including, but not limited to, the following technical areas:

-PHY and Fundamentals

  • Antenna, Channel Modeling, Propagation & Radio Frequency, MIMO And Relaying • Signal Processing For Communication • Cooperative, Cognitive, Device-To-Device And Multihop, Mmwave, Molecular And Nano Communications • Information Theory, Coding And Modulation, Equalisation, Synchronisation • Channel Modeling, Characterisation And Estimation • PHY Layer Security And Privacy • Interference Modeling, Management, Cancellation And Alignment.

-MAC and Cross Layer Design

  • Interference, Characterisation & Mitigation • Qos And Qoe In Communication System • Link Adaptation, Admission Control, Resource Allocation And Scheduling • MAC Protocol And Design For Mmwave, Energy Harvesting, Multi-Tier, Small, Molecular And Nano Wireless Networks • Full Duplex Wireless Networks • Cross Layer Design For Massive MIMO And Multiuser MIMO Networks, Cooperative, Cognitive Networks • Multiple Access In M2M, Future Generation Networks.

-Wireless Networks

  • Routing And Traffic Management • Cognitive Radio And Networks • Green Communications And Networks • Vehicular Communications, Networks, Intelligent Transport System • Ad-Hoc And Sensor Networking • Software Defined Networks And Network Function Virtualization (NFV) • Positioning, Localisation And Navigation And Satellite Networks.

-Emerging Technologies, Applications and Services

  • Big Data And Internet Of Things (Iot) • Smart Grid Communication And Networks • Telematics And Informatics • Mobile Networks, Applications And Services • Security Issues In Communication • Recent Advances In System Engineering • Recent Advances In 4G And 5G Communications.


  • Optical Communications • Optical Fiber Technology • Optical Interconnects • Semiconductor Lasers • Photonics Devices, Networks And System • Photodetectors, Sensors, System And Imaging • Radio-Over-Fiber And Free-Space Optics • Microwave Photonics, Silicon Photonics • Nano-Photonics And Micro/Nano Optics • Quantum And Nonlinear Optics, Visible Light Communication • Ultrafast Optics.

Paper submission process will be managed by EDAS: http://edas.info/26553. Papers should be a maximum of ten (10) pages, minimum of eight (8) including figures, tables, references and appendices. Use the standard NEW TEMPLATE for Microsoft Word.

  • Accepted papers will be published in the selected Scopus indexed journal.
  • Past TAFGEN 2018: Indexed by Scopus and Published in IEEEXplore, the selected extended paper were published in ECSI-WOS Indexed Journal.

Paper Review
Paper review will be performed as per regular papers submitted to the conference.

****For TAFGEN 2020, for every FIVE (5) paid registrations, ONE (1) complementary registration will be offered by the organizer.