THE 15th IRSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2019

Will be held on July 22-⁠23rd, 2019 at Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia

The 15th IRSA International Conference.

Welcome to the 15th Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) International Conference. This annual conference will be held on 22-23 July 2019 in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, and will be hosted by the Universitas Syiah Kuala in collaboration with the International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS), the Aceh Provincial Government and IRSA. Universitas Syiah Kuala is the main public university in Aceh province that plays an important role in promoting research and education in Indonesia. The theme of this year’s IRSA conference is Disasters and Regional Development.

The Conference

This conference is IRSA’s main annual event that promotes the advancement of research across the country. The conference will facilitate open discussions and debates, transfer of knowledge, strategies for policy formulation, and networking amongst scholars and policymakers. Each year since its establishment, the IRSA annual conference has been attended by a large number of academics and policymakers from numerous Indonesian institutions.
IRSA has also created a large network of academics and policymakers who are concerned with issues of regional development. This network has now reached a critical mass that can play a major role not only in the academic arena through research and publications but also contribute to the evidence-based regional development policies nationally, regionally, and locally.

The Location

Banda Aceh is the capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, located on the northwestern tip of Sumatra Island of Indonesia at the mouth of the Aceh River. The city covers an area of 64 square kilometres and had a population of 219,070 people, according to the 2000 census. The city was originally established as Bandar Aceh Darussalam Kandang as a capital and hub for the Sultanate of Aceh upon its foundation in the late 15th century, and later was changed to Bandar Aceh Darussalam, then became popularly known as Banda Aceh. Banda Aceh had long been at the centre of protracted conflicts between the Acehnese and foreign domination, including war with Portuguese, wars with the Dutch, the Japanese and the Indonesian government. The city rose to international prominence in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004, suffered great damage in the earthquake and further damage by a tsunami afterwards, killing 167,000 people died as a result.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) in collaboration with Syiah Kuala University invites scholars, practitioners, and students to submit papers to be presented in the 15th IRSA International Conference. The theme of the conference is Disasters and Regional Development, and it will be held in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on 22-23 July 2019. Plenary session speakers include Vivi Alatas (World Bank), John Piggott (UNSW) and Suprayoga Hadi (BAPPENAS).

Potential topics to be discussed in the conference include, but not limited to:

  1. Disaster risk reduction and early warning system
  2. Disaster risk finance and insurance
  3. Managing post disaster recovery and sustainability
  4. Local government innovation and governance
  5. Economic shocks and social safety nets
  6. Income inequality and regional disparities
  7. Infrastructure, basic utilities and regional management
  8. Public services and human development
  9. Trade, investment and economic growth
  10. Decentralization and regional fiscal policies
  11. Regional macro and financial policies
  12. Inflation and exchange rate policies
  13. Islamic finance and Syariah based development
  14. Culture, land and village development

Extended paper abstract of up to 1,000 words should be submitted online via http://www.conftool.com by 15 April 2019. Extended abstract should consist of background, purpose and potential contributions, data and methodology, results, conclusion and keywords. An example of such extended abstract can be seen over here. Abstracts must be submitted in English, as also the full paper.

Paper sessions are seminar-style for each paper and ample time for discussion and for participants to provide constructive feedback to authors. Paper presentations will be in English.

IMPORTANT DATES

Jan 1, 2019 : Abstract Submission Opening
Apr 1, 2019 : Abstract Submission Deadline
May 1, 2019 : Early Bird Registration Open
May 1, 2019 : Notification of Abstract Acceptance
Jun 1, 2019 : Early Bird Registration End
Jun 22, 2019 : Full Paper Submission Deadline


Jun 22, 2019 : Paper Presenter Registration Deadline
Jul 5, 2019 : Non-Presenter Registration Deadline
Jul 20-21, 2019 : Pre-conference training
Jul 22-23, 2019 : Conference Date

CONFERENCE AGENDA

THE 15TH IRSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
BANDA ACEH, 22-23 JULY 2019
CONFERENCE PROGRAM
(Detailed Parallel Session Agenda is here)

Timetable Programme Venue
20 – 21 July 2019
Saturday and Sunday
PRE-CONFERENCE
 
08.00 – 08.30 Pre-Conference registration
 
08.30 – 17.00 2 Days Pre-Conference Workshops

1. Evaluating Social Programs through conducting Randomized Evaluation by J-PAL Southeast Asia

2. Quasi-Experimental Approaches for Program Evaluation by TNP2K

3. Econometric Methods for Less than Ideal Situations by ANU Indonesia Project

3 meeting rooms
 
21 July 2019
18.30 – 21.00
IRSA Council Meeting
(by invitation only)
   
22 – 23 July 2019
Monday and Tuesday
CONFERENCE
Day 1: 22 July 2019
 
08.00 – 08.30 Conference Registration
 
08.30 – 09.00 Opening Ceremony

Chair of the LOC: Dr. Nazamuddin

Rector of Syiah Kuala University

President IRSA: Prof. Arief Anshori Yusuf

Convention Hall
 
09.00 – 09.25 Keynote Speech

Dr. Bambang Susantono (ADB)

Convention Hall
   
09.25 – 09.40 Coffee break
   
09.40 – 11.00 Plenary Session I

1. Prof. Iwan J. Azis (Cornell U/U Indonesia)

2. Dr. Vivi Alatas

Convention Hall
   
11.00 – 13.00 Parallel Session I

(4 speakers per session)

10-12 meeting rooms
   
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break
 
14.00 – 16.00 Parallel Session II

(4 speakers per session)

10-12 meeting rooms
 
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break
   
16.15 – 17.45 Parallel Session III

(3 speakers per session)

10-12 meeting rooms
   
19.00 – 21.30 Gala Dinner

1. Governor of Aceh (20 minutes)

2. Vice President IRSA (10 minutes)

Governor Office
   
Day 2: 23 July 2019  
 
08.00 – 08.30 Conference Registration
   
08.30 – 10.30 Parallel Session IV
(4 speakers per session)
10-12 meeting rooms
 
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
   
10.45 – 12.45 Parallel Session V

(4 speakers per session)

10-12 meeting rooms
   
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch Break
   
13.45 – 15.00 Plenary Session V

1. Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada (ADB)

2. Dr. Suprayoga Hadi (BAPPENAS)

Convention Hall
   
15.00 – 16.00 Closing Ceremony

1. Award Announcements

2. Vice President IRSA

Convention Hall

SPEAKERS

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Dr. Bambang Susantono
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada
Honorary Speaker

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Dr. Vivi Alatas
Plenary Speaker

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Dr. Ir. Suprayoga Hadi, MSP
Plenary Speaker

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Prof. Iwan J. Azis
Plenary Speaker

venue

The 15th Indonesian Regional Science Association (IRSA) International Conference will be held in the Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia.

If you decide to stay in this hotel during the conference and are willing to book your room at least by June 1, 2019, you should have the hotel's corporate prices by mentioning that you are going to attend the 15th IRSA International Conference organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business-Syiah Kuala University.

Jl. T. Panglima Nyak Makam, Lambhuk, Ulee Kareng, Kota Banda Aceh, Aceh 23117
INDONESIA
Phone: +62 (0651) 7555888

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Accommodation
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Please note that you have to book your own hotel. The conference committee will not help book a room for you. However, there are plenty of hotels nearby with varying room rates.  Among them are:

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