First and foremost, it is my honour to announce that the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT) has been accepted for indexing in SCOPUS as of April 4th, 2017. Therefore, JAMT is committed to continuously fulfill three goals: i) to provide a platform for the discussion and knowledge-sharing on current and future issues, practices, innovations and trends of engineering technology and ICT amongst the academics, researchers and practitioners; ii) to promote and encourage exploration and dissemination of knowledge in relation to engineering technology and ICT; and iii) to publish papers in the areas of engineering technology and ICT particularly green technology, system engineering, human-technology interaction and emerging technology.

JAMT strives to attract and engage an international readership and authorship primarily from academics sector. This move is in parallel with the university’s vision: “To Be One of the World's Leading Innovative and Creative Technical Universities”. JAMT welcomes high quality articles, either written¬† individually or co-operatively, which will make a substantial contribution to the development and success of the journal. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any uncertainties or enquiries.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals involved in this publication particularly the editorial and technical boards for their tireless efforts in ensuring the continued success of JAMT. Moreover, my gratitude is extended to all contributors.

Best wishes,

Professor Dato' Dr. Abu Bin Abdullah
Chief Editor, JAMT