Welcome to ISMI-ICTAS18. A joint conference that focusses on all areas of mathematics applications. The conference will be held at UTM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Sept 4 through Sept 6, 2018.

The International Seminar on Mathematics in Industry (ISMI) has established itself as an excellent platform for mathematical scientists and industry practitioners to share their experiences in handling real industrial problem through mathematical ideas for some years now. The first ISMI was held in 2013, and another 2017. Since then, closer ties between mathematical scientists and industry partners in Malaysia have been forged through various successful project collaborations.

This year, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) the host of ISMI strengthens the tradition of conference excellence by joining forces with another conference series by Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia i.e. the International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Statistics (ICTAS), which gears towards areas of statistics and quantitative methods.Thus, we invite mathematical scientists, engineers and industrial practitioners to join us at ISMI-ICTAS18.

The theme of the conference is STEM Harnesses 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Challenges & Opportunities. This event includes lectures, research paper presentations and the Malaysian Mathematics In Industry Workshop (MMIW2018).

ISMI-ICTAS18 is a collaborative effort between the main organiser, UTM Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (UTM-CIAM) and UTM Department of Mathematical Sciences, ITS Department of Statistics , ITS Department of Mathematics, Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM) and Asia Pacific Consortium of Mathematics for Industry (APCMfI).


  • Programme book of ISMI-ICTAS18 has been upload! Click here
  • Abstract book of ISMI-ICTAS18 has been uploaded! Click here or scan below
  • Presentation schedule have been updated! Click here
  • Venue of FDM Via Matlab Programming Workshop has been updated! Click here
  • Industrial Problems of MMIW2018! Click here
  • We are pleased to have Prof. Dr. Peter Grindrod as our plenary speaker and Prof. Dr. Mohd Salmi Md. Noorani, Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor, Dr. Chan Tuck Leong and Prof. Dr. Nur Iriawan as our keynote speakers.


  • To gather leading researchers experienced in industrial applications.
  • To provide a platform for researchers and industry practitioners to share their experiences in industry using mathematical and statistical tools.
  • To strengthen collaborations among mathematicians and statisticians from around the world.
  • To promote and support the broad use of mathematical models in diverse applications for a sustainable environment and optimal allocation of resources.


Research and development in Mathematics for Industrial and Real Applications in the broad areas of:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Theoretical Statistics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Operational Research
  • Computational Mathematics


Full papers will be reviewed and considered for publication in the following journals:

Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences (subject to journal review)

Journal of Mathematical and Fundamental Sciences (subject to journal review)

Malaysian Journal of fundamental and Applied Sciences (MJFAS)

ISMI-ICTAS18 Pre-Workshop

This is a one-day workshop to stimulate work in computational science by providing participants with hands-on experience with numerical method and their applications. This is a pre-workshop held in conjunction with the ISMI-ICTAS18. A discounted fee will be given for participants of ISMI-ICTAS18.

The workshop is organised by  UTM Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (UTM-CIAM) and UTM Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science.

For more info, click here!