Become a part on ICOSPOS 2018
JULY 4-6, 2018

Call for Papers


The technological innovation has become a powerful force, paving the way to unprecedented changes to human life. Such changes are noticeable in the form of, to mention but a few, computerization and digitalized information system;  computing power and robotics system have  substituted manpower and resources; smart communication technology has been massively reached even the most remote areas of the world; and digital data-based technology now are capable of projecting individuals and their respective social and cultural preferences. This is the nature of accelerated changes brought about by technological revolution.  

It also carries its share of spoils, however, such as technological disruption and the rise of individualism; putting society at the risk of dissolving; the breakdown of the family life, and other telling consequences.

In a nutshell, it is safe to argue that the technological advancement offers great opportunities to human development while at the same time challenges the existing  notion of society and human being, which eventually precipitates the call for social sciences and humanities, to be at the forefront, to understand its very nature, challenges, consequences, and opportunities it offers.

For such purposes, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, cordially invite, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students from various disciplines such as political science, sociology, communication, urban studies, development, and other relevant disciplines to the 1st  International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSPOS), 2018 and to take part in the discourse on technological advancement and innovation and how it shapes and changes human interaction and society as a whole. How has industrial and technological innovation contributed to human life mostly in developing countries? How have social sciences contributed to a new understanding of human life? What have been opportunities, barriers, and challenges faced due to the advancement of technology? What are the ways forward?



The papers submitted must suit the theme and sub –themes of the ICOSPOS 2018 and in accordance with the publishing guidelines. Abstract should not be more than 200 words, using three to five  keywords. The paper must be written in English, using Microsoft word, single spaced, font times news roman 12, paper size A4, strictly following the Template of paper submission guidelines.  
Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of the content of their paper, and shall avoid plagiarism at all time. The submitted paper will be checked for plagiarism, using the software of Turnitin. In addition, the submitted papers will be blindly reviewed by the experts in the field to ensure the quality and suitability of the paper for ICOSPOS, 2018. Failure to comply with the guidelines may result in rejection. The papers will be submitted for publication in the Scopus indexed proceedings.  
The paper should be between 4000 words (Included abstract, references list, tables/figures, and author’s bio), and has never been published before or is currently being submitted to another conference or not being considered for publication.




Topics of interests cover all theoretical and practical aspects, but not limited to:

Political and governance related issues:

  • Politics: local and global issues
  • Public trust and digital diplomacy
  • Good governance and e-governance
  • Digital citizenship and political trust
  • Digital disruption and policy process
  • Hoax, hate speech and national identity
  • Democracy and equalities
  • Globalization and Developing Countries
  • Conflict resolution and global peace
  • Strategic Leadership and Governance for local/Global Institutions
  • Peace and security,
  • Technology and Elections,
  • Islamic laws
  • Radicalism and terorism

Society, social changes and humanities

  • Global/Virtual society and Digital humanity
  • technology, cash nexus and urban society
  • local wisdom, nationality and globalisation
  • Environmental and ecological related issues,
  • Knowledge, technology and social structure/system
  • Technology, society and social changes
  • Ethical challenge in the digital environment
  • Globalization and inequalities
  • Intercultural Contact, Social Exchange, and Identity Formation
  • Demography and social Mobility
  • Class, race and gender, social justice and social movement


  • Social media, networking and communication technology
  • Media, information and communication literacy
  • Media, good governance, policy and political issues
  • Cyber security and Peace journaslism
  • Media etnics
  • Marketing communication, branding advertising
  • Corporate communication, social responsibility and public relations
  • Citizen journalism and people participation
  • Social media and social movement
  • Media, climate and environement
  • Media and disaster risk reduction
  • Family and health communication issues
  • Media, gender, identity


  • Innovation and entrepreneurship development
  • Human capital and innovation for sustainable development
  • Social change and development
  • Vulnerable/marginalized group, development and technology
  • Labor, Environment, and Sustainable Development
  • Environment and development
  • Technology, Challenges and Strategies in Poverty Alleviation
  • Technology and education
  • Islamic perpectives on development
  • Islamic economic and business; an alternative to develoment




Ealy bird: before 7 june, 2018

Normal: after 7 June, 2018






Presenter participants

USD 200

IDR 2.000.000

USD 250

IDR 2.750.000

Student presenter participants

USD 100

IDR 1.000.000

USD 150

IDR 1.500.000

Non-presenter participants

USD 65

IDR 750.000

USD 85

IDR 950.000

Student non presenter participants

USD 60

IDR 500.000

USD 80

IDR 850.000

Poster presentation

USD 100

IDR 1.000.000

USD 150

IDR 1.500.000


Payment system to be announced later.



Abstract submission

6 april 2018

Abstract acceptance notification

13 April 2018

Full paper submission

23 May 2018

Full paper acceptance

1 June 2018

Final manuscript

8 June 2018

Early bird payment and registration

20 April 2018

Deadline Registration & Payment

21 June 2018


Wednesday – Thursday 4-5 July 2018

City tour of Banda Aceh:

Friday 6 July 2018

Tour of Sabang

Saturday 7 July 2018



  1. Prof. Dr. Pratikno, State Secretary Of Republic Indonesia (to be confirmed)
  2. Prof. Dr. Kono Yasuyuki, (Director Of The Center Southeast Asia Studies, CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan.
  3. Prof. Mohammad Fauzan Noordin, Phd (the Kulliyah of ICT, IIUM, Malaysia)


Prof Dr. Irwan Abdullah,

Faculty of Cultural Sciences, UGM Yogyakarta



Prof. Dr. Hue Ming Tak

Department of Special Education and Counselling

Hong Kong University of Education, Hong Kong 


Dr. Amelia Maika, MA

FISIPOL, Gajah Mada University

 Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Prof. Dr. Azirah Hasyim,

Asia Europe Institute

University of Malaysia, Malaysia


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nishi Yoshimi

Centre for Southeast Asia Studies, Kyoto University, 



Doga Ulas Eralp,  Phd

School of International Services,  American University, 

Washington DC, The United State of America


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mus Chairil Samani, 

The Department of Communication,

University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia


Prof. Dr. Mohammad  Zulfan Tadjoeddin,

Humanitarian and Development Studies

Western Sydney University, Australia


Prof. Dr. Shamsul Amri Baharuddin,

Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA),

National University of Malaysia, Malaysia


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonny Zulhuda

Kulliyah of Law,

International Islamic University Malaysia 






Prof. Dr. Azirah Hasyim,

UM Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nishi Yoshimi

CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan

Dr. Phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni, M.Si


Dr. Siti Suriani Othman,

USIM, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Kartini Aboo Talib,
UKM Malaysia




“Prospective authors are encouraged to submit full papers describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, computational or theoretical works in all topics of interests of the ICOSPOS 2018. All papers submitted to the ICOSPOS 2018 must be original contributions that are not currently submitted to any other conference, workshop, or journal, nor will be submitted to any other conference, workshop, or journal during the review process of the ICOSPOS 2018.

Method of Submission

  1. English is the official language of the conference and therefore the paper should be written and presented only in English
  2. Prepare your manuscript using the standard conference template provided here. Please double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the European A4-size paper layout (8.27 inch X 11.69 inch). Please strictly follow the format of your manuscripts according to the given standard template. The paper should not contain page numbers or any special headers or footers. Download paper template here: (coming soon)
  3. The length of full papers should not exceed 8 (eight) pages, including text, figures, tables and references. Additional page charges will always be incurred if the paper is longer than 8 (eight) pages. Therefore, authors are urged to write as concisely as possible, but not at the expense of clarity
  4. All manuscripts must be free from grammatical, spelling, and/or punctuation errors and it is the responsibility of authors to make sure that the paper has been thoroughly edited and proofread before submission.
  5. The conference uses Open Conference System for submission of papers and review process.
  6. An author interested in submitting a paper to the ICOSPOS 2018 is required to create a new account through (coming soon)
  7. Registration requires filling a few brief fields on the web form
  8. Upon completion of the form, the author will be taken directly to paper submission. If the author is not yet ready to submit the paper, the author could log out and submit later.
  9. To submit the paper, the author needs to log in as an Author. From the User Home page, under Roles, select Authors.
  10. Once logged in, the author should follow the steps by clicking on the link under “Start here to submit a paper to this conference”.”




It is an honour to welcome you to the 1st ICOSPOS 2018 International Conference. The conference will be held on July 4-6, 2018, in Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia. This conference is hosted by Syiah Kuala University (recognizably abbreviated as UNSYIAH), the largest and the oldest national university in Aceh.

Hermes International Hotel
Banda Aceh, Indonesia

July 4-6, 2018
+62 813 6252 5930