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The 4th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICoSaPS 2017)

05 - 06 SEPTEMBER, 2017, SURAKARTA

The 4th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICoSaPS) 2017

Theme: “Social and Political Movements in Information Society Era”

The use of Internet has raised significantly in a decade. In Indonesia alone, Internet users has raised from 34.9% in 2014 to 51.8 % in 2016 (Indonesia Internet Service Provider Association -APJII, 2016).  The presence of Internet enables the interconnection among people across the world, sharing data and information in almost no time. This quick information interaction has strengthened a new society namely information society.

Information society allows people to freely express their opinions by using Internet technologies such as social media, private messaging and other new media forms. Consequences of the mounting use of Internet are inescapable, which may vary in terms of the form, the scope, the context, will affect the social and political movement. Recent study indicated that there is a relationship between Internet social networking and social movement in the real world (Kidd and McIntosh, 2016). Therefore, the ability in understanding social and political movements on the Internet will enable politicians, government and businesses understands and predicts movement in the real world.

Eventually, information society will develop along with the new inventions of the supporting tools, such as new media that are developing continuously. Innovation and new features of the technology will also bring diverse forms of interaction on social and political movements. Today’s dynamic online communication environment has enhanced the vibrancy of social and political life. Some examples of the new media use are the use of social media during ’Arab Spring’ movement, the use of video blogging of Indonesian president to improve government to public interaction, and Leonardo DiCaprio facebook status on preserving the endangered species in a remote jungle. Those examples showcase how Internet-based new media affects real life in different context.

This conference aims to explore and elaborate the dynamics of social and political movements in information society era. Speakers will deliberate issues on four areas relevant but not limited to: public administration and governance, communication and social networking, online public sphere and social change, regional and international relations. While this conference focuses mainly on the social and political spheres, it welcomes research from inter-disciplinary areas.

Surakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday-Wednesday, September 05 – 06, 2017

Conference Objectives

  1. Discuss the latest development of information society relates to the social and political movement;
  2. Explore new insights on the Internet application that fostering social and political movement in the information society
  3. Provide platforms for researchers and practitioners for disseminating their research in the area of social and political movements in information society era. Such result will inspire further studies for other researcher and policy recommendation for practitioners.

Important Dates

Timeline of the Conference

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1Call for Paper Information Announcement
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1Notification of Abstract Acceptance Batch 1
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1Notification of Abstract Acceptance Batch 2
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2Extended Deadline of full paper submission Batch 2
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1Full Paper Acceptance
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“The ICoSaPS was the best conference that I attended. Very interesting and exciting to share ideas with other members and see what other researchers are doing.``
Mohd Zuwairi Mat Saad, Ph.D Journalism, M.Soc.Sc., Universiti Utara Malaysia
``Rapid advances in digital communication technologies in recent decades have created societies of haves and have-nots. Those with access to global news services and delivery mechanisms in the free market economy are forging ahead on the information highway....``
Dr. Eric Loo, University of Wollongong
``I attended the 2016 ICoSaPs conference and it was indeed a high-powered activity. It was well-organised, the panels and various sessions were professionally managed and most important of all, the impact of these sessions was immense...``
Bilveer Singh, Ph.D., National University of Singapore
Dr. Ritthikorn Siriprasertchok

Dr. Ritthikorn Siriprasertchok

Burapha University, Thailand

Prof. Dr. Andrik Purwasito

Prof. Dr. Andrik Purwasito

Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

Dr. Stephen Miller

Dr. Stephen Miller

University of New South Wales Canberra, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Normah Mustaffa

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Normah Mustaffa

The National University, Malaysia

Dr. Natthaweeranuch Thongmee

Dr. Natthaweeranuch Thongmee

Burapha University, Thailand

Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto

Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Venue

The 4th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICoSaPS) 2017 will be held in Best Western Premier Solo Baru Hotel, Indonesia