The development of technology entered a new phase when it is confronted with the energy availability on earth. Therefore, implementation of inefficient technology nowadays is considered as irrelevant. Those problems related to energy availability also stimulate people to share their ideas to create solution. One of the solutions they focused on is sustainability approaches. In sustainability perspective, some renewable technologies are expected to be applied in the maintenance of the resources. These challenges are not only faced by some societies in certain places. The global societies also face these challenges. These matters require solutions from the global societies, or at least from those located in the same region. Therefore, creating an inter-geographical solution becomes more urgent to be performed. As a form of students’ contribution regarding these issues, the International Symposium on Technology for Sustainability is held as tangible actions to encounter issues in the world, especially in Asia Pacific Region.
International Symposium on Technology Sustainability was held for the first time from the initiative of National Institute of Technology, Japan. This symposium has been held for five times in several places in Asia Pacific, such as Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. Thus, in 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between National Institute of Technology, Japan, and Vocational College, Universitas Gadjah Mada which officially appointed Yogyakarta, Indonesia as the host for the 6th ISTS in 2016, cooperated with National Institute of Technology Ibaraki College and National Institute of Technology Aoyama College.
Yogyakarta is the capital of Yogyakarta Special Region in Central Java, Indonesia, which is also one of the foremost cultural centers of Java. It is renowned as a center of education, classical Javanese fine art and culture. Gamelan, classical and contemporary Javanese dances, Ramayana Ballet performance, drama, music shows, poetry recital, leather puppet performance, and batik are some of Yogyakarta’s charms which seldom fail to captivate the visitors. Because of its proximity to the world famous Borobudur and Prambanan temples, and also because of its unique Javanese culture of Yogyakarta Royal Palace, Yogyakarta has become the second most important tourist destination in Indonesia after Bali. However, there are problems found in several areas in Yogyakarta. Some problems are water crisis, urban planning issues, challenges faced by the creative industrial sector, and the needs for renewable energy and efficient technology.
Yogyakarta is a main second tourist destination city in Indonesia after Bali. It is mainly known as the center of Javanese culture. Amongst the most enchanting tourist destinations are Malioboro Street, Kraton (Sultan Palace), Prambanan Temple, Ratu Boko Temple, Ullen Sentalu Museum, and Kraton Squares.
The ancient city of Yogyakarta is one of the small numbers of cities that has retained its reputation as a peaceful place up to this day. Yogyakarta is, therefore, considered as the safest place among major cities in Indonesia.
Local people can blend easily with students, artists, and foreigners who come to Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta and its surrounding is a synchronized combination between modern times and the attractiveness of classics. This city is like the miniature of Indonesia because of the fact that almost all tribes of Indonesian citizens live in Yogyakarta, mostly for the purpose of studying.
|Temperature in August||25-30 Co|
|Population Density||1,085 people|
|Language||Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese|
|Local Exchange Rate||US$ 1 = Rp13,536.00 (July 2016)|
|International Bank||DBS, Commonwealth Bank, etc.|
Universitas Gadjah Mada
|Establishment||December 19th, 1949|
|Total Area||3,570,000 m2|
|Total Building Area||502,109 m2|
The 6th International Symposium on Technology for Sustainability (ISTS) is a symposium for undergraduate students to gather, discuss and present their project on various topics for one purpose, which is sustainable technology all around the globe. The main theme for this year is “Beyond Creativities and Ideas” and the sub theme is “Path to Global Future to Foster Young Leader”. The objectives are :
|30 April ||
Abstract Submission deadline
|1 May - 31 May ||
Full Paper Submission
|10 June ||
Notification of Acceptance
|13 June - 30 June ||
|1 July - 31 July ||
|1 May - 17 July ||
Abstract Submission period
|18 July - 10 Aug ||
Full Paper Submission(deadline)
|20 Aug ||
Notification of Acceptance
|20 Aug - 31 Aug ||
|1 Sept - 30 Sept ||
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