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The conference aims to :

  1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas on contemporary issues in international studies, science and technology specifically with regard to the main theme: Sustaining International Affairs, Business, Science and Technology in the Era of 4th Industrial Revolution.
  2. Generate public interest in the wide-ranging issues particularly on the matter concerning to the 4th Industrial Revolution that touch every aspect of the both national and international communities;
  3. Provide broad networking opportunities between diverse stakeholders: individuals, businesses, NGOs, officials and policymakers;
  4. Facilitate the exchange of scholarly views and find practical approaches in debating these issues;
  5. Facilitate networking among institutions of higher learning in the region leading to the establishment regional centres of excellence in identified areas of studies;
  6. Produce scholarly publications on the issues related to the conference topics.



The main theme for ICIS 2018 is ‘Sustaining International Affairs, Business, Sciences and Technology in the Era of 4th Industrial Revolution’

The conference sub-themes may include (but are not limited to) the following :

International affairs and business:

• International Political Economy
• International Business Practices
• Globalization and Security
• International Maritime Studies
• Peace and Conflict Studies
• Political Science
• International Logistics and Supply Chain
• International Entrepreneurship
• Foreign Policy
• Strategic Studies
• Multi-National Corporations Management
• Cross-Cultural Studies
• Free Trade and International Collaborations
• Foreign Direct Investment


Science and technology:

• Artificial intelligence
• Cybersecurity
• Bioinformatics
• Biomedical engineering
• Nanotechnology
• Computer software and application
• Alternative health
• Agriculture
• Biology
• Environment
• Social technology
• Science education


Conference Format

• Keynote Speech Sessions
• Specific Panel discussions addressing all the sub-themes
• Parallel Sessions (including virtual and poster presentations)
• Plenary Sessions


Keynote & Guest Speakers*

• The Honorable Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia*
• The Honorable Dr. Mohammad Nasir, Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education*
• Tan Sri Razali Ismail, Former Malaysia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations
• Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak
• Bapak Governor of North Sumatera*
• Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Radzi bin Abu Hassan – Specialists at the Sultanah Bahiyah hospital, Alor Setar, Kedah
• Dr. Chrismis Novalinda Ginting, Rektor Universitas Prima Indonesia

* to be confirmed.



This conference will be jointly organized by:

  Supported by:
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The School of International Studies (SoIS) 
 Universitas Prima Indonesia (UNPRI)
Ministry of Higher Education