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Keynote Speakers

Professor Manuel Castells

Open University of Catalonia (UOC) Barcelona
& Annenberg School of Communication – University of Southern California

H.E. Minister Rudiantara, S.Stat., MBA.

Minister of Communications and Informatics

Republic of Indonesia

Plenary Speakers

Prof. Abidin Kusno

York University

Prof. Jan Van Dijk

University of Twente

Prof. Andrew Mitchell

University of Melbourne

Prof. Ian O. Williamson

Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand

Dr. Dina Wahyuni

Swinburne University of Technology

Roby Muhamad, Ph.D.

Universitas Indonesia

Prof. Huck-ju Kwon

Seoul National University
South Korea

About Conference

According to Castells, power now rests in networks: “the logic of the network is more powerful than the powers of the network” (quoted in Weber, 2002, p. 104) – it is whether nation states or local communities are deeply affected, especially by inclusion in and exclusion from the global networks that structure a various sectors in society at any level. Thus it is also crucial look closely at exclusion from and inclusion in different kinds of social structures where connectivity and access to networks are essential, being aware that people at the bottom are those who, with nothing to offer the network, are excluded. Castells’ arguments shows us how the new forms of network society offer challenges in a way that despite the disappearance of conventional ties, exploitation, marginalization, exclusion and differentiation remain.

In what follows, scholarships are invited to build an academic discussion on characterizing the structure and dynamics of societies in the world of the twenty-first century. Thus, scholar may come to look at the meaning of being in a network society by examining the role of network society within the complexity of socio-cultural, political and economic circumstances in strengthening the role of science in overcoming local, national, regional and global problems. But scientific research is also required to identify a wide variety of solutions to societal problems enhanced by the network society, which no longer relate solely to a particular discipline, but are multi- and trans-disciplinary. In addition, recent research has changed the traditional role of academia, demanding more collaboration in the production of science, not only among universities, but also among researchers, social practitioners and policymakers.

Considering these issues, the fourth Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (APRiSH) will be hosted by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia (FISIP UI) in 2019 under the theme The Network Society: Continuity and Change. Scientific inputs from all parts of the world are welcome, academically and practically. Various perspectives, based on mono-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary or trans-disciplinary research are expected to examine the problems and contribute to solutions.

Scientific Committee

General Chair : Prof. Dody Prayogo (Universitas Indonesia)

Program Chair : Endah Triastuti, Ph.D (Universitas Indonesia)

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof. J.A.M van Dijk (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Associate Professor Angela Romano (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Dr. Ida Ruwaida (Universitas Indonesia)
  • Dr. Evi Fitriani (Universitas Indonesia)
  • Dr. Ummi Salamah (Universitas Indonesia)
  • Dr. Imam Ardhianto (Universitas Indonesia)


The Global Goals or universally known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an urgent call to be adopted by all countries across the globe to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity and protect the planet for the present and the future. Therefore, the orientation of socio–economic development aims to promote inclusive growth by harmonizing four main pillars of sustainability : human, economic, environmental and social sustainability. Global cooperation and action from all stakeholders should proactively address potential challenges in achieving these goals. Business sector also play a major role and contribute to the achievement of global goals through innovative and eco – friendly business operations, responsible investment and community services where they operate. The rise of new network society also affecting the flow of economy, creating new way in information and knowledge exchange and connecting broader market network. An active and massive action should be taken to ensure that this ongoing process will guarantee the global achievement of high and sustainable wellbeing not only now, but also in the future.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Economics and Business

Worldwide and its globalization emerge society linked each other that build network, in the end, becomes an ecosystem by its interest. It is called global society. It is having this kind of society, which cannot solve challenges with a single way of resolution. The more massive and complex the network becomes the more significant possibility of cross-cutting circumstances in global and regional context.
Due to sustainability, the critical thing to consider is the society that plays a vital role to maintain the inclusive development. Not only local but also regional or even global society should determine to ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature as one of SDG’s target (www.un.org). Therefore, by bridging the global society with real methods and empiric circumstances could boost the sustainable development target.

This panel organized by : School of Strategic and Global Studies and School of Environmental Science

Network societies have become new spaces of connectivity while creating a dynamic mobility in culture and the everyday lives. In academia, particularly in arts and the humanities, there is an urgency to reflect on the theoretical and methodological implications of this rapid development of digital technology. The arts and humanities stream in this conference aims to foster open dialogues and curate exisiting scientific discussions to look at the political, social and most importantly cultural aspects in the digital turn within the field of history, literary and cultural studies, archaeology, information technology, linguistics, area studies and other related fields.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Humanities

People mobility’s, shifting socio-economic landscape, global-regional political transformation, and rapid development of connectivity infrastructure have brought a dramatic change in the dynamics of social and political form in Indonesia. These changes, bring various communities to an intense interaction and contestation in many levels and thus expand and reconfigure their pre-existing social structure. On a different level, post-reformation Indonesia likewise shows how states orientation to development and policy represent a changing form of socio-political structure that enabling government, citizens and private sector to involve in a new political-economic participation (decentralization, regional autonomy, digital politics, gig economy, participatory development) that shows the emerging characteristic of a network within our society. This interconnection and as well contestation between different social groups and institutions is forming of what Castell described as a network society, in which each network connects each other forming a complex form of a social aggregate, re-question our conventional unit analyses uses in social science (family, kinship groups, ethnic group, social class, gender, urban/rural communities etc) both for applied and academic orientation of research. How Indonesian social and political sciences responds to this development? What kind of methodological and conceptual issues should be developed from this society’s transformation?

This sub-theme, in relation to the way socio-cultural sciences in Indonesia responds to the transformation above, aims to provide a hub for recent discussions and research about network societies from various research topics. In doing so, the event try to establish a common ground on a methodological and conceptual level in explaining the form of network society in Indonesia.  The issues for discussing this common ground can include, but not limited to, family in flux, digital diaspora, changing form of clientele relationship in politics, social movement, the states intervention and participatory development, states and security issues, inter-cultural relationship, market and popular culture, trans-national religious movement, and environmental governance issues.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 

The aim of this stream is to explore the legal challenges and opportunities presented by the development of network society and information technology and to construct the notions of legal resilience as a framework for accommodating these challenges more effectively.
The law and technology have lagged behind new technology in almost every period of history. This is understandable as a new technology must become established in society before legislation can be applied to it. However, it also clearly presents the situation of legal vulnerability, which is uncompromisable and unacceptable in this 4.0 industrial technology.
Therefore, we need more dynamic, more experimentation and more exercise to test and refine concepts, to shed light on legal vulnerabilities, threats and assets and to explore response mechanisms and procedures in coping with this development. With the final objective is to construct and strengthen the legal resilience among various kinds of challenges and opportunities.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Law

The discourse on Network Governance, which began more than two decades ago, is increasingly relevant today with the support of the rapid development of ICT in the era of digital technology and global governance. The characteristics of network governance that are more focused on informal social systems, rather than the formal structure of bureaucracy, for example, show their superiority in achieving organizational / community goals. The administrative science stream in this conference aims to provide space for multi-disciplinary scientific discussions on network governance in the perspective of public administration, tax, and business, as well as policy perspectives and their implementation in supporting the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Also, this stream needs to strengthen the development of some government perspective such as collaborative, democratic and dynamic government.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Administrative Science

Psychological well-being helps the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can make a contribution to his or her community. Multiple levels among a vast number of sectors, policies, programs, settings, and environment need to be involved in achieving good psychological well-being. Therefore, it is crucial for us to improve social connectedness to maximize the achievement of psychological well-being conditions.

This panel organized by : Faculty of Psychology


This conference will provide indexed-proceedings for each panel. (Scopus/Thompson Reuters).
Selected papers will be considered to be published in international-indexed journal or book chapter.

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