Recent issues faced by villages in Asia include poverty, education, climate change, natural disasters, gender, food security, conflicts related to natural resources, and village-level politics. The impact felt by the villagers is the lower quality of life and welfare, and the deterioration of environmental quality. Although the development has been done in the villages, it has not been able to answer these problems. Basically, development is attempts to improve societies in countries including the countries in Asia. If the village has been able to develop independently, the welfare of the community could be realized and could increase the development index of Asian community. Academics, researchers from universities, research institutions, and government are expected to exchange their views and discuss the aforementioned issues. Knowledge is still in the realm of academics so it needs to be disseminated for wider community. The Faculty of Social Sciences of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) organizes an International Conference on Rural Asia (ICoRSIA) 2018 as a platform to accommodate ideas and experiences that will be useful for rural development in Asia.

Aim and Scope
The aims of IcoRSia are to provide point of view, approach and method to review the resilience of villages in Asia as the reflection of current global situation.

The Conference theme is “Recognizing Resilience in Rural Asia”

Conference sub-themes:

  1. Social cultural studies in rural development
  2. Nationality and democracy on rural issues
  3. Spatial and environmental studies on rural areas
  4. Human resources, rural dynamic on historical issues
  5. Portrait of rural education

Keynote and Invited Speakers

Venue and Activities

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Important Dates (Extended)
Deadline of registration and abstract submission: August 11, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance: August 14, 2018
Deadline for latest payment:  August 20, 2018
Deadline for paper submission: September 17, 2018
Conference day: October 10-11, 2018.  (Paper Presentation Schedule can be downloaded here

Call for Papers
Authors are requested to submit abstract to the Organizing Committee by July 6, 2018. The abstract is maximum 200 words and should consist of the following: aim of study, method used, result, and implication. The papers should be written in English and must be between 4 to 6 pages and will be sent to at least two reviewers and evaluated based on originality, technical or research content or depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. PAPER TEMPLATE can be downloaded here.

All selected papers will be published in proceedings by reputable and indexed international publisher.

Abstract and Paper Submission
To submit an abstract, authors must submit their abstracts by email. The manuscript (full paper) can be submitted only after authors submit their abstracts. The whole submission process is done by mail at [email protected]

Registration Fee and Payment
Overseas Presenters: USD 250
Overseas Participants: USD 150
Local Presenters: IDR 2.500.000
Local Presenters (Student): IDR 2.000.000
Local Participants: IDR 1.000.000
Local Participants (Student): IDR 500.000

Visa Information

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Advisory Board
International Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Mansoer Muhammad Noer (University Kebangsaan Malaysia)
Prof. Dr. Purwo Santoso (Universitas Nahdatul Ulama, Yogyakarta)
Dr. Astrid Offermans (International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development – ICIS, Maastricht University)
Dr. Atta-Ur Rahman (University of Peshawar Pakistan)
Dr. Ade Gafar Abdullah (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. Balraj singh (Punjabi University)
Dr. Johan Weintre (Flinders University)
Dr. Luis Carmelo Buenaventura ( De La Salle University, The Philippines)
Siti Kusujiarti PhD. (Warren Wilson college, US)
Dr. Pujo Semedi (Universitas Gadjah Mada)

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Wasino, M.Hum. (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Prof. Dr. Dewi Liesnoor Setyowati, M.Si. (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Prof. Dr. Tri Marhaeni Puji Astuti, M.Hum. (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Prof. Dr. Maman Rachman, M.Sc. (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Prof. Dr. Masrukhi, M.Pd. (Universitas Muhamadiyah Semarang)
Prof Dr. Suyahmo (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Prof. Dr. Retno Saraswati (Universitas Diponegoro)
Prof. Dr. Yetty Rohwulaningsih (Universitas Diponegoro)
Prof. S. Nawiyanto, M.A Ph.D (Universitas Jember)
Prof. Dr. Hermanu Joebagio M. Pd. (Universitas Sebelas Maret)
Prof. Dr. Hariyono, M.Pd. (Universitas Negeri Malang)
Prof. Dr. Warsono, (Universitas Negeri Surabaya)
Yasir Alimi, PhD. (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Dr. Atika Wijaya (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Dr. Abdul Wali Khan, MBBS, MSPH (Federal Govt. Polyclinic (PGMI) G-6/2, Islamabad)
Dr. Tasrifin Tahara (Universitas Hasanudin)
Dr. Thriwaty Arsal (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Dr. Nugroho Trisnu Brata (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Dr. Gunawan (Universitas Negeri Semarang) Fadly Husain (Universitas Negeri Semarang)
Dr. Ekna Satriati (Universitas Trunojoyo)

Prof. Dr. Wasino, M.Hum., Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia
Edi Kurniawan, S.Pd., M.Pd.
Tsabit Azinar Ahmad, S.Pd., M.Pd.
Martien Herna Susanti, S.Sos., M.Si.
Ninuk Sholikhah Akhiroh, S.S., M.Hum.
Satya Budi Nugraha, S.T., M.T., M.Sc.
Antari Ayuning Arsi, S.Sos., M.Si.
Nina Witasari, S.S., M.Hum.

Email: [email protected]