Scholars are invited to submit abstracts (paper presentations) or short proposals (academic poster presentations) in the 3rd International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies (IIFAS) conference entitled Borderless Communities and Nations with Borders: Challenges of Globalisation.

Conference Dates:
8 & 9 February 2017

Important Deadline:
Submission deadline 15 January 2017 (extended)

In collaboration of IIFAS with the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CSASS) Gadjah Mada University (Universitas Gadjah Mada, UGM) and the Department of International Relations Islamic University of Indonesia (Universitas Islam Indonesia, UII) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Location of Conference:
The Gadjah Mada University Club at the UGM campus, 2 Pancasila Street, Yogyakarta and facilities at UII. Transportation will be provided for transfers.

Conference Key Note Speaker:
Dr Francis Daehoon Lee, Research Professor Peace Studies Sungkonghoe University, South Korea.
Dr Lyn Parker, Professor of Asian Studies and Associated Dean of Arts Post Graduate Studies University of Western Australia Australia.
Negotiation with additional distinguished speakers is pending

Conference Focus:
This conference is an interdisciplinary event drawing together; Social and Cultural Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, International Relations, Education, Politics & Religious Cross-Cultural Studies, Public Administration, Peace and Health Studies, Agriculture and Food Security. It will therefore also give importance to defence studies; radicalisation and counter-radicalisation, regional security policy, democratisation and conflict resolution as well as the politics of identity and related sub-themes. We invite international and national scholars, civil society organisations (CSO’s), government and non-government organisations (GO & NGO’s), students, professionals, corporate identities and members of the public to share in the related regional and international discussions.

Type of Submissions:
Paper Abstract
Poster Proposal
Absentee Paper and Absentee Poster Submission

Procedure for Submitting Applications:
Delegates wishing to present their paper or poster presentations are invited to submit a one page abstract combined with a short CV (MS word format) to [email protected] before the closing date. All paper abstracts and poster proposals are required to be submitted in English, likewise all presentations are in English.

Confirmation of Speaking Slot/Poster Presentation:
The IIFAS team will confirm acceptance of submissions in a return reply within 7 days to enable delegates to arrange their travel plans.

The joint university committee has advised IIFAS that conference guests, presenters, speakers and absentee presenters are subject to a low registration fee. Details are noted at the UGM and UII website –
Your registration contribution or generously provided financial gifts will allow IIFAS to provide a number of scholarships to challenged delegates to join this conference.

All accepted papers will be included in the ISBN general proceeding publication of the conference. Selected papers are invited to be included in a group of Scopus indexed journals. More information at a dedicated webpage.  Registered delegates are advised to submit their full papers for a peer review before 15 March 2017. 

Information Centre:
Conference participants and registered guests are welcome to attend all sessions and other activities. This conference in extensive collaboration, provides unprecedented opportunities for networking and research while delegates have an opportunity to receive academic feedback on their presentations. For additional information we welcome your contact at [email protected]or our conference associates: Shinta  (+62)812-6069-0012 / (+62)274-589658 and Enggar (+62)822-2719-8805 / (+62)274-898444 ext. 2122

We hope to see you soon in Yogyakarta,

The Conference Committee
Johan Richard Weintré (IIFAS), Hermin Indah Wahyuni (Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies UGM), Irawan Jati (Department of International Relations UII)