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2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Rural Development (ICMA-SURE)

Rural development is a process that seeks social change and sustainable economic development for the rural community´s ongoing progress. It aims to increase food production in a sustainable way and enhance food security. This will involve education initiatives, utilization of economic incentives and the development of appropriate and new technologies, thus ensuring stable supplies of nutritionally adequate food, access to those supplies by vulnerable groups, and production for markets; employment and income generation to alleviate poverty; and natural resource management and environmental protection. The ultimate goal is to improve their life quality and to preserve the environment. There are three basic needs in rural development for a sustainable future. The first one is improving millions of people´s welfare that live in the country (nearly half of the world population), thus reducing the rural-urban gap, stamping out poverty and preventing city migration. The second one is protecting and preserving natural, landscape and cultural resources. Last but not least is ensuring universal access to food with a sustainable farming production.

The 2013 World Monitoring Report of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) confirmed that the rural-urban gap still existed in the whole world. Illiteracy, lack of health care or poverty are some of the common problems affecting the country. Despite all these, international aid for rural areas has decreased two thirds in the past decades. Unsustainable behaviors and practices in the rural area have now become widespread. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) describes a series of challenges in the Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) process, namely: ensuring a sustainable diet for present and future generations; offering steady and sustainable jobs; reducing the vulnerability of the farming sector; maintaining or increasing the productive and regenerative capacity of natural resources.. Thus, it is important to appreciate the role of the rural world in the preservation of nature, create a local consumption culture, facilitate the formative and management resources for a sustainable economy, make urban societies aware of the importance of rural areas, and so on. In making central the role of rurality in sustainable development, it is important to consider the notion of innovation as achieving the goals laid out by FAO is not an easy task and requires new, innovative ways.

Innovation is central to the economic growth and development of any nation. It could greatly help to improve the life of rural poor people by proving new opportunities for development. In fact, the most of rural poor people are landless and therefore can not depend fully on the benefits of agricultural activities. Innovation is required to look at the new development activities and functions that create more employment opportunities in and outside agriculture in the rural sector. In the rural context, innovation approach provides new ways to solve the problems of rural people and to create new opportunities for rural development. In order to encourage rural innovation, a growing emphasis is being placed on the multidimensional approach to sustainable rural development, seeking to realize synergies from the links between development factors such as energy, health, education, water, food, gender, and economic growth. A paradigm shift is needed for a better understanding of rural innovation based on the recognition that rural people and communities are actually creative and they have been innovative over the time. Instead of merely trying to learn them how to innovate, scientists also must try to understand the various innovations they put in place in order to face multi-faceted rural development challenges. Scientists of multidiscipline background also have to work hand in hand with each other, as well as with rural communities, to initiate and develop innovative ways to make rural development sustainable for a long time. It could only be undertaken by knowledge sharing between many disciplines, ranging from management studies, social sciences, life sciences, marine science, and animal science to engineering. There is no better sphere to make the collaboration between scientists with a wide range of knowledge and skills works well than a conference. It is in this principle we will be hosting an international conference on multidiscipline approach for sustainable rural development. This year, the theme of this conference is “Multidisciplinary Research for Rural Innovation.”

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3rd KRIPIK-SCiFiMaS 2019

In the 2015, the Indonesian government announced the much-awaited vision, namely “Global Maritime Axis” that assign fisheries and marine affairs sector as the main pillar of national economic development. Indonesian marine and fisheries development adopted the concept of sustainable development paradigm “Blue Economy” (Pauli, 2010). Such a concept is the latest version of the green economy which is not only preserving and protecting ecosystems for sustainable use, but also puts the ecosystem as a subject and a model in the use of the ecosystem it self, by focusing on community involvement (social inclusiveness), creativity and innovation that can manage products and services in an efficient manner.


To support the policy, Fisheries and Marine Science Faculty, Jenderal Soedirman University in collaboration with the Center for Maritime Biosciences Studies organize the “3rd KRIPIK-SCiFiMaS 2019” with the theme “Sustainability of Aquatic Resources and Environment for Better Future” which scheduled on 29-30 July 2019 at Java Heritage Hotel Purwokerto, Indonesia. The conference is supported by the Inter-university Consortium of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Marine Sciences (CFAMS), ASEAN Fisheries Education Network (ASEAN-FEN), and Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti). To reinforce the Indonesian branding, we call this international conference “KRIPIK-SCiFiMaS”, which comes from the SCiFiMaS (Scientific Communication in Fisheries and Marine Science) tranlation in Bahasa Indonesia (KRIPIK: Komunikasi Riset Ilmiah Perikanan dan Ilmu Kelautan). The 1st and 2nd of KRIPIK-SCiFiMaS have been successfully held in 2016 and 2018.


An official ceremony of the 3rd KRIPIK-SCiFiMaS 2019 will be hopefully opened by DR. Muhammad Yusuf Kalla, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia (to be confirmed). Several experts from CFAMS, ASEAN-FEN, Australia, South Korea, China, America, France, Germany, USA and Indonesia will share regarding the development of science and knowledge in the field of fisheries and marine science both as guest or expert speaker. It is estimated that more than 300 participants (student, researcher, academia and stakeholders) from ASEAN and other countries will participate in the conference.

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Seminar Nasional Fakultas Pertanian UNSOED

Memasuki era revolusi industri 4.0, berbagai aktivitas sosial, pendidikan, ekonomi dan lainnya selalu dikaitkan dengan penggunaan teknologi yang terintegrasi dengan jaringan internet. Kondisi ini membuat banyak sektor seperti sektor bisnis, pendidikan, dan administrasi mulai berevolusi. Lalu bagaimana dengan sektor pertanian di era revolusi 4.0? Konsep pengembangan pertanian yang banyak dikembangkan di negara maju saat ini adalah konsep pertanian cerdas, yang biasa juga disebut smart farming atau precision agriculture. Tujuan utama penerapan terknologi tersebut adalah untuk melakukan optimasi berupa peningkatan hasil (kualitas dan kuantitas) dan efisiensi penggunaan sumber daya yang ada. Di Indonesia sendiri, revolusi industri 4.0, terutama di sektor pertanian belum begitu berhasil berkembang. Hal ini disebabkan oleh beberapa factor (LINE Jobs, 2019): 1) petani Indonesia mayoritas berusia lebih dari 40 tahun dan lebih dari 70 persen petani berpendidikan rendah; 2) kepemilikan lahan pertanian para petani di Indonesia rata-rata di bawah 0.3 hektar; dan 3) teknologi baru belum sepenuhnya dapat diterima masyarakat. Oleh sebab itu Seminar Nasional Pertanian Berkelanjutan untuk Pengembangan Wilayah Perdesaan pada Era Revolusi Industri 4.0 ini berupaya untuk menemukan alternatif solusi dan memberikan rekomendasi dalam meningkatkan produksi pertanian yang berkelanjutan dan berwawasan perdesaan dengan menggunakan teknologi terkini.

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Soedirman's Internasional Conference On Mathematics and Applied Sciences (SICoMAS)

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Jenderal Soedirman University is pleased to present Soedirman’s International Conference on Mathematics and Applied Sciences (SICoMAS) 2019 . The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers, lecturers, teachers, students, practitioners, and industrial professionals from around the world to share knowledge, exchange idea, collaborate, and present research results in the field of  mathematics, physics, chemistry, and applied sciences. By taking issue “Innovation in Mathematics and Applied Sciences for Better Future”, the conference will be held from  October 23 to 24, 2019 at Java Heritage Hotel, Purwokerto, Indonesia.

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International Conference On Engineering, Technology and Innovative Researches (ICETIR)

ICETIR – International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovative Researches will be held on September 18th-19th, 2019 at Purwokerto, Central Java Indonesia. ICETIR aims to communicate the results of research in the field of engineering to jointly contribute to society through innovative research.

This Conference is Organized by Engineering Faculty, Jenderal Soedirman University, Indonesia. The conference would offer a large number of invited lectures from renowned speakers all over the country. All accepted paper will be published in the Journal of Physics Conference Series (Scopus Indexed). Best paper awards will be given for the papers judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.

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