The 2018 International Conference of Organizational Innovation (ICOI-2018)

The ICOI-2018 Sponsor Institutes are: International Association of Organization (IAOI) USA, Forum Manajemen Indonesia (FMI), Huaqiaoi University – China; and Co-Sponsor Institutes are: Harbin Institute of Technology in Weihai Campus – China, De la Salle University in Manila – Philippines, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok – Thailand, La Trobe Business School – Australia, Fujian University of Technology – China, Nanjing Audit University – China, Tunghai University – Taiwan, Universitas Sumatera Utara – Indonesia. The purpose of the ICOI-2018 is to serve as a primary channel of knowledge sharing and the promotion of innovation internationally. The Conference encourages experts and scholars all over the world to share their research and best practice outcomes through presentations and IAOI publications. An important goal of the conference is to promote learning from each other by exchanging ideas and views, and building networks. Academics will be provided with an opportunity to present and discuss their papers in the area of: Marketing Management, Finance, Human Resources, Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Supply Chain Management and Information Technology.

Conference date: 7–9 July 2018
Location: Fukuoka University, Japan
Editors: Dr. Charles Shieh and Tuwanku Aria Auliandri
Organizer: International Association of Organizational Innovation (IAOI), USA
Sponsors: Forum Manajemen Indonesia (FMI), Fukuoka University, Japan, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
Published: 11 November 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

International Conference on Economics, Business and Economic Education 2018 (ICE-BEES 2018)

International Conference on Economics, Business and Economic Education (ICE-BEES) 2018 is a refereed conference organized by the Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia, in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. The conference was held on 17–18 July 2018 at Grasia Hotel in Semarang City, Central Java Province, Indonesia. The aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity to the researchers, students, government officials, and professionals to share their research with a broader community and get a better understanding on the current state of research or ideas in the field of economics, business and economic education. This conference is expected to develop a strong network for researchers with the same interests or in same fields and also serve as a medium for new or young researchers to establish a strong relationship with experienced ones. In this conference, all levels of university students had the opportunity to present their final or current works and received friendly feedbacks from academics and peers.

Conference topics: Sub-topics of Accounting: Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Behavioural Accounting, Auditing and Assurance, Public Sector Accounting, Islamic Accounting, Environmental Accounting, Accounting Information System, Taxation. Sub-topics of Management: Strategic Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Islamic Finance, Organizational Behaviour, Operational Management, Management Information System, Entrepreneurship. Sub-topics of Economics: Sustainable Development, Public Policy, International Trade, Agricultural Economics, Regional Economics, Monetary Economics, Environmental Economics, Rural Development Economics, Industrial Economics, Islamic Economics. Sub-topics of Economics Education (Accounting, Business and Office Administration, and Cooperative): Blended Economics Education, Business Education, Higher Education, Accounting Education, Office Administration Education, Cooperative Education, E-Learning, Economics Classroom Action Research, Learning Media, E-Archive Learning.

Conference date: 17–18 July 2018
Location: Semarang City, Central Java, Indonesia 
Editor: Dr. Andryan Setyadharma
Organizer: Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Semarang
Sponsor: Faculty of Economics, Universitas Negeri Semarang
Published: 22 October 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

Sustainability and Resilience Conference: Mitigating Risks and Emergency Planning – Social Sciences Track

The Sustainability and Resilience Conference is an annual conference organized by the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the University of Bahrain (UOB), and under the patronage of His Excellency, Prof. Ryadh Hamzah, President of the UOB. The concept of “Sustainability and Resilience” in itself is not new worldwide, yet still new to the Middle East region in general, and to the Gulf states in particular. In 2018, the first edition of the conference is conducted in collaboration with the Northumbria University in the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and is dedicated to the main theme of “Mitigating Disaster and Emergency Planning” in three vital sectors: (1) Energy and Engineering, (2) Health and Science, and (3) Cyber Security and Networks. The conference is a great opportunity for positioning Bahrain as a “Regional Hub” for sustainability and resilience and provides participants (both academics and practitioners) with gigantic opportunities for knowledge sharing and experience exchange that would eventually accumulate in setting new policies and strategies.

Conference date: 15–16 October 2018
Location: ART Rotana Amwaj – Kingdom of Bahrain 
Editors: Dr. Mohamed Qader (Head of Editorial Committee, University of Bahrain); Members of Editorial Committee: Dr. Andrew Collins (Northumbria University), Dr. Maitland Hyslop (Northumbria University), Dr. Maamar Taleb (University of Bahrain), Dr. Hanan Albuflasa (University of Bahrain), Dr. Khalil Jassim (University of Bahrain), Dr. Hala Sanad (University of Bahrain), Dr. Nada Megahed (University of Bahrain), Dr. Joao Pinelo Silva (University of Bahrain), and Dr. Omar Al-Abbasi (University of Bahrain)
Organizer: University of Bahrain
Sponsor: Tatweer Petroleum Company
Published: 15 October 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

International Conference on Social and Political Issues (the 1st ICSPI, 2016) “Knowledge and Social Transformation”

The International Conference on Contemporary Social and Political Issues (ICSPI) was hosted by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, with the theme of “Knowledge and Social Transformations.” This theme urged scholars and professional researchers to reconsider new agendas in knowledge production, where different regionalization tides affect previously rigidly separated disciplines in a more collaborative, if not contradictory, ways. The political consequences of research institutions that are much more responsive to the demands for economic growth must be further scrutinized. This raises fundamental questions regarding the analysis of new forms of social inequality, social exclusion, as well as who is being prevented from political representation and participation. The theme is expected to initiate cross- and multidisciplinary academic discussions regarding novel forms of concentration and democratization of knowledge in the increasingly globalized and digitalized world we live in today.

Conference topics: About 80 papers on varied topics were presented in the conference of which only selected papers are published in this proceeding. The topics include, but are not limited to, Research, Technology, and Social Transformation; Governance, Welfare, and Social Development; Ideas, Norms, and Culture in Social Transformation; Knowledge and Gender Issues; Global Challenges and Social Transformation; Capital, Civil Society, and Social Transformation;  Media, Knowledge and Social Transformation.

Conference date: 20–21 October 2016
Location: Sanur Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
Editors: Isbandi Rukminto Adi, Rochman Achwan, and Ibnu Hamad
Organizer: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
Sponsors: Universitas Indonesia, Mayapada Group, and Bank Negara Indonesia
Published: 29 August 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

The 2nd International Conference on Vocational Higher Education (ICVHE) 2017

International Conference on Vocational Higher Education (ICVHE) is a yearly vocational applied science conference, a prestigious event organized with the motivation to provide an excellent international platform for the academicians, researchers, and budding scholars around the world to share their research findings and to explore an international linkage for the future collaborations. This conference was organized by the Vocational Education Program, Universitas Indonesia. The 2nd ICVHE conference discussed the recent improvements and challenges in vocational education and how it has affected the implementation of vocational education in the country and beyond. It aims to facilitate researchers in generating new ideas, which can then be discussed and debated among delegates. Moreover, the ideas that were presented at this event hopefully might get translated into policy and actions that will contribute to advancing vocational education in Indonesia and other countries. This conference was fully supported by the Research and Community Engagement Directorate of Universitas Indonesia, which has continued giving its generous support for a better vocational program in Universitas Indonesia. 

Conference topics: Vocational Education Training (VET) policy and reforms that are currently needed; qualifications, training products, and future skills; apprenticeship and traineeship; work-integrated learning on industrial needs; the relationship between development and vocational education; and a strategic partnership between industrial stakeholders.

Conference date: 27–29 July 2017
Location: The Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
Editors: Prof. Wu Ming Chang and Deni Danial Kesa, PhD
Organizer: Vocational Program, Indonesia University, Indonesia
Sponsors: Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Telkomsel, and MUC Consulting Group
Published: 8 August 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

The Transforming Power of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem: Lessons Learned (IARS)

The complex global environment for entrepreneurship and innovation has experienced significant changes during the past decade, requiring a deeper understanding of micro-, meso-, and macro forces to realize sustained success. Many countries, especially developing ones, hope to obtain a competitive edge through innovation and to strengthen their economies through encouraging entrepreneurship. Today, applied research is the key to feeding industries and institutions especially in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship, where practice precedes theory.

Currently, ecosystems across the globe are progressing due to the evolving dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship. This Applied Research Symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from around the globe to debate the emerging challenges and long-term solutions affecting technology, innovation, sustainability of global talent and business industries in our globalized economies.

Innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology will form the pillars of a knowledge-based, highly productive and competitive economy, driven by entrepreneurs and leaders in a business-friendly environment, where public and private sectors form effective partnerships. Through the dissemination and exchange of ideas and applied practices among researchers, students, policymakers, and practitioners, this symposium will promote a better understanding of all current matters in all related fields and create a pool of best practices that can be applied in several contexts.

Conference date: 6–7 November 2017
Location: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon
Editor: Asher Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIE)
Organizer: The Asher Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ACIE) at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon and the Cleveland State University (CSU), USA
Sponsors: Bank of Beirut, Byblos Bank, Lebanon Opportunities, Arabnet, Beirut Digital District, Berytech
Published: 2 August 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

The 1st International Seminar on Language, Literature and Education (ISLLE 2017)

Life phenomena in the context of society, education, economics, politics, or law require language to communicate. This makes the existence of Bahasa Indonesia essential in various contexts. Besides, language becomes a tool of thought in solving national problems as the role of language—both verbally and non-verbally—can inevitably diminish the problems when it plays in polite and respectful ways. Language, literature art, and culture have a vital position in the field of education. Possessing a good understanding of these aspects will lead students to have exemplary and strong character and be independent and responsible so that they can compete with the current world’s challenges. For this reason, language, literature, arts, and culture and their instructions play great roles in enhancing the quality of human resources to realize Indonesia’s Golden Generation. Accordingly, thoughts on intensifying the functions of Bahasa Indonesia into international language has begun to rapidly emerge since Law No. 24 of the Year 2009, Chapter III, on National Language and the fourth section of Article 44 on Intensifying the Function of Bahasa Indonesia to be International Language established, which states the following:

  1. Government intensifies the function of Bahasa Indonesia into an international language, gradually, systematically, and continuously.
  2. Linguistic bodies coordinate improvement on the function of Bahasa Indonesia into an international language as stated in verse (1).
  3. Further provisions on the improvement of the function of Bahasa Indonesia into an international language as referred to verse (1) shall be regulated in a Government Regulation.


In the light of the background, the Association of Indonesian Language and Literature Study Program (IKAPROBSI) conducted the International Seminar on Language, Literature, and Education (ISLLE). The ISLLE was conducted to promote and radiate the prestige of Bahasa Indonesia to the international society. The effort to make Bahasa Indonesia reputable and enhance its function so it can be considered as an international language candidate is expected to be made through this program.

Conference date: 25–26 July 2017
Location: Grand Hotel Cempaka, Jakarta, Indonesia
Editors: Endry Boeriswati (Universitas Negeri Jakarta), Suherli Kusmana (Universitas Swadaya Gunung Jati), Khairil Anshari (Universitas Negeri Medan), Eko Kuntarto (Universitas Jambi), Park Jin Ryeo (Busan University of Foreign Studies), Kyoko Funada (Kanda University of International Studies), Sa'eda Buang (National Institute of Education Singapore), Yusri bin Kamin FP (University of Technology Malaysia), and Hywel Coleman (Leeds University United Kingdom)
Organizer: Association of Indonesian Language and Literature Study Program (IKAPROBSI)
Published: 26 July 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

International Conference on Islamic Finance, Economics and Business (ICIFEB)

The Inaugural International Conference on Islamic Finance, Economics, and Business (ICIFEB) aimed at presenting current research being undertaken in the areas of Islamic finance, economics, and business. This conference provided opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas, knowledge, and experiences, to establish research networks and to find global partners for a future alliance. The conference was held on 11–12 October 2017 at Santika Hotel, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. 

Conference topics: Financing Modes, Financial Econometrics of Islamic Finance, Pricing Risk & Liquidity Management, Islamic Banking Practice, Accounting for Islamic Finance Institutions, Auditing in Islamic Finance Institutions, Product Development in Islamic Financial Institutions, Sukuk, Islamic Indices and Mutual Funds, Asset Management, Takaful, Roles & Future Challenges of Shariah Supervisory Boards, Zakat, Income Distribution & Poverty Alleviation, Labor Issues & Wage Determination in Islamic Economic System, Behavioral Economics, Regulation of Markets and Corporations by the State in an Islamic Economic System, Business Ethics in Islam, Marketing Ethics in Islam, Islamic Perspective on Leadership, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, HR Practices in Islam, Ethical Decision Making, Strategic Management and Planning in Islam, Organizational Development in Islam, Ethics in Supply Chain and Operations, Islamic Economy and Muamalat, Islamic Marketing and Ethical Marketing, Islamic Entrepreneurship, Islamic Finance, Islamic Investment, Islamic Financial Service, Islamic Capital Market, Islamic Risk Management, Islamic Accounting, Islamic Corporate Governance, Islamic Social Responsibility, Communication in Islamic Business, E-Commerce in Islamic Business, Information Challenges in Islamic Economics and Business, Legal Issues in Islamic Banking and Finance, and other areas relevant to any management field.

Conference date: 11–12 October 2017
Location: Tangerang, Indonesia
Editor: M. M. Supriyono
Organizer: The Faculty of Economics and Business, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta
Sponsor: Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta
Published: 26 June 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017)

Modernity Junctures: Avant-garde as a Cultural and Anthropological Project

2017 is marked by the centenary of the October Revolution, a historical event whose consequences reverberated across the globe through the twentieth century. Radical political upheaval was preceded by tectonic shifts in all spheres of culture, by symbolic revolutions in art, language, ways of thinking, and everyday practices. The advances and conflicts of modernity were expressed in the most visible forms in the anthropological and cultural project of the Avant-garde movement. In Russia, there exists an established tradition of approaching Avant-garde primarily within the art history. However, today we can see how interdisciplinary approaches to complex phenomena of culture such as avant-garde movement that combine methods of social sciences and humanities evolve in anthropology, cultural studies, history, and philosophy. Avant-garde projects comprise, on the one hand, intellectual utopias and artistic manifestos and, on the other, practical realization of these ideas in works of art, buildings, and everyday practices. Soviet Constructivism, which is inseparable from the global wave of modernization in the 1920s and entwined with Socialist modernity, remains of vital importance for understanding the Avant-garde history. Constructivism was a philosophical and cultural project of recasting the human life through integrating contemporary cultural resources and modern industrial production. It sought to turn culture and art, in particular, into an experimental laboratory for designing new forms of social organization and practices, which would then transform the fabric of the whole society. Soviet Constructivism found its expression in the art (theater and cinema, photography and painting, music and dance, literature and poetry) as well as in many aspects of the everyday life (architecture and design). Ekaterinburg offers some of the most intriguing sites of Soviet Constructivism, where revolutionary ideas were realized in architectural complexes and districts that survive until today.

Religion in the Public Sphere: Paradoxical Presence

In modern social sciences, the public sphere is understood as a complex of institutions and practices that serves as an intermediary between society and individual actors. It is in the public sphere that common opinion is formed, which legitimizes or questions the legitimacy of a state’s actions. Secularity is a systemic feature of the public sphere because the public sphere emerges from individuals’ communication without any transcendental principle. The efficiency of the public deliberation hinges on the fact that it is conducted within the rules of rational discourse. Yet, in the modern world, religious speakers are more and more vocal in the public debate and claim an equal right to be heard in discussions on vital political and social issues. Moreover, religious identities become decisive motives for individuals acting in their official and institutional positions. This situation brings forth a problem – both theoretical and practical – of forms and methods of coordinating the relation between rational public discourse and subjective religious preferences.

Conference date: 28–29 April 2017
Location: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Editors: Elena Stepanova and Tatiana Kruglova
Organizer: Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin
Sponsor: Institute for Social and Political, Ural Federal University
Published: 7 June 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X

Indexing: The ISPS Convention 2017 Conference Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science (by Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters and ISI).

4th International Research Conference on Higher Education

The International Research Conference on Higher Education 2017 (IRCHE 2017) was a four-day, biennial activity initiated after the successful research conferences organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 2011, 2013 and 2015. The event was attended by more than 400 academicians, researchers and innovators, policymakers and research enthusiasts from 128 higher education institution, public and private research organizations, industries representatives across 24 countries in Asia-Pacific region. Dignitaries and officials of the ministry of higher education from the Philippines and Indonesia together with top caliber international scholars and academicians graced the events as keynote and plenary speakers. The following four equally significant research program areas in higher education were discussed in the conference: Science, Engineering, and Technology; Education and Institutional Research; Business and Finance; and Humanities, Social Science, and Communication.

Conference date: 23–26 January 2018
Location: Grand Ina Bali Resort and Beach Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
Editors: Prof. Mohd. Jailani Bin Mohd. Nor, Dr. Basanta Kumar, and Assoc. Prof. Joseph Reylan B. Viray
Organizers: Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Dhyana Pura University, and Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators
Sponsors: Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region, Philippines; Academic International Consortium, Indonesia; Philippine Higher Education Researcher Consortium; Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges; and Department of Education, Philippines
Published: 4 June 2018
ISSN: 2518-668X