27-28 MARCH 2018



DAY 1: 27th March 2018 (TUESDAY)


0800 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0920 Opening Ceremony
0900 – 0910 Welcoming Remarks by

Prof. Dr Mohd Talib Latif

Chair Committee of ICACCCA 2018

0910 – 0920 Opening address by

Prof. Dr Mohd Raihan Taha

Director, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

0920 – 1000 KEYNOTE SESSION 1


Keynote I:  Prof. Dr Peter Brimblecombe

City University, Hong Kong


Effect of changes in emissions and climate on air pollution


Chairperson:  Prof. Dr Mohd Talib Latif

1000 – 1030 Photo Session and Refreshment/ Tea Break/ Poster
1030 – 1230 SESSION 1

Convener:  Dr Md Firoz Khan

1030 – 1045 James H. Crawford

Developing future air quality observing strategies: contributions from integrated field studies

1045 – 1100 Indra Chandra

Measurement and field observation of atmospheric nanoparticles in Fukue Island, Japan

1100 – 1115 Worradorn Phairuang

Ambient nano-aerosol in Southern Thailand based on monitoring campaigns by East-Asia Nanoparticle Monitoring Network

1115 – 1130 Mohammed Iqbal Mead

High density air quality monitoring in the Klang Valley (Malaysia). A new high resolution observational capability

1130 – 1145 Shani Tiwari

Aerosol trend and its spatial distribution over Arctic

1145 – 1200 Dipesh Rupakheti

Variation in aerosol optical properties over the foothills of the central Himalayas

1200 – 1215 Poh Seng Chee

Characterization of sea breezes and their effects on air quality in East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia

1215 – 1230 Noor Zaitun Yahaya

Instrumentation performance evaluations test for air quality network : quality assurance and control assessment

1230 – 1400 Lunch Break/ Prayer/ Poster
1400 – 1430   KEYNOTE SESSION 2


Keynote II:  Prof. Dr Fredolin Tangang

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


Climate change and climate variability: from global to regional on science, impacts, solutions and challenges


Chairperson:   Assoc. Prof. Dr Liew Ju Neng

1430 – 1545 SESSION 2

Convener: Dr Fatimah Ahamad

1430 – 1445 Muhammad Fahim Khokhar

Changing climate and Asian monsoon in Pakistan

1445 – 1500 Mansour Almazroui

The uncertainties in CMIP3/CMIP5 temperature scenarios over Saudi Arabia

1500 – 1515 MD Nazrul Islam

Impacts of AOD in simulation of precipitation by CMIP5 model over Saudi Arabia

1515 – 1530 Yusri Yusup

Energy fluxes in the surface layer of a tropical coastal ocean

1530 – 1545 Ester Salimun

Changes in mean precipitation over Malaysia based on multi-model regional climate simulations of SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia

1545 – 1700 SESSION 3

Convener:  Dr Mohamad Iqbal Mead

1545 – 1600 Abdus Salam

Trend, chemical characterization and emission sources of atmospheric fine particulate matters in Bangladesh

1600 – 1615 Dudam Bharath Kumar

Episodic analysis of biomass burning aerosols over east-coast India: effect of regional and long-range transport

1615 – 1630 Noor Faizah Fitri Md Yusof

Physical and chemical properties of fine particles (PM2.5) at background station of Malaysia

1630 – 1645 Norhaniza Amil

Seasonal variability and source apportionment of fine particulate matter in the Klang Valley urban-industrial environment

1645 – 1700 Noorlin Mohamad

Temporal variation and chemical composition of coarse and fine particulate matter in an urban coastal environment.

1700 Tea Break & End of day 1
2000 – 2230 Conference Dinner

Tenera Hotel, Bangi


DAY 2: 28th March 2018 (WEDNESDAY)

0800 – 0900 Registration
0900 – 0930


Keynote Session III


Keynote III: Dr Hiroshi Tanimoto

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan


Atmospheric chemistry research and international collaborations: The International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project and the IGAC Monsoon Asia and Oceania Networking Group (MANGO)


Chairperson:  Dr James Crawford

0930 – 1030 SESSION 4

Convener: Prof Dr Muhammad Fahim Khokhar

0930 – 0945 Faisal Makki Al Zawad

Composition of aerosols over the Arabian Peninsula as seen by a global climate – aerosol model

0945 – 1000 Norsheilla Mohd Johan Chuah

An assessment of climate change impacts on tropical forest ecosystem and formation of appropriate adaptation strategies

1000 – 1015 Supari

Projected changes of precipitation extremes in Indonesia simulated by SEACLID/CORDEX-SEA models

1015 – 1030 Chung Jing Xiang

Projected future mean precipitation in Southeast Asia depicted by an ensemble of downscaled CMIP5 GCMs from SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia.

1030 – 1100 Refreshment/ Tea Break/ Poster
1100 – 1245 SESSION 5

Convener: Dr. Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir

1100 – 1115 Paul Griffiths

Analysis of surface ozone in UKCA CCMI simulations

1115 – 1130 Fatimah Ahamad

Surface ozone suppression at higher temperatures: observations from long term data

1130 – 1145 Matthew Ashfold

An ozone-climate penalty in Greater Kuala Lumpur?

1145 – 1200 Nazatul Syadia Zainordin

Changes of ground level ozone as the effect from high particulate event nearby school

1200 – 1215 Norrimi Rosaida Awang

Critical transformation characteristics of ground level ozone from nitrogen dioxide in urban area

1215 – 1230 Conor Bolas

The iDirac: isoprene measurements from tropical forests

1230 – 1400 Lunch Break/ Prayer/ Poster
1400 – 1600 SESSION 6

Convener: Prof. Dr Abdus Salam

1400 – 1415 Guo Xinxin

Assessment of heavy metals in dust fall around tin mining area

1415 – 1430 Nurul Bahiyah Abd Wahid

Composition of surfactants and ionic elements from diesel and petrol soot

1430 – 1445 Manish Kumar

New particle formation and growth during two extreme events: fireworks and biomass burning

1445 – 1500 Md Firoz Khan

Ambient nanoparticles in Kuala Lumpur: potential sources and deposition flux in human respiratory system

1500 – 1515 Maizatun Mustafa

Clean air: legal strategies towards air pollution control in Malaysia

1515 – 1530 Nor Eliani Ezani

Personal black carbon exposure assessment: an alternative and low-cost effective approach

1530 – 1545 Xerxes T. Seposo

Air pollution and outpatient skin disease visits in Japan

1545 – 1600 Pavel Tishchenko

Deoxygenation and acidification of Japan/East Sea



Discussion on Future Research

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira

1700 Refresment/ Tea break


*each presentation in oral session is limited to 15 minutes

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