Rethinking the State, Market and Society in the Era of Disruption

Jakarta, 9-10 October 2019

Organised by
Department of International Relations,
BINUS University



The 8th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy (ICOBIRD) 2019 will be held on October 7-8, 2019 in the capital city of Jakarta, Indonesia. This conference is hosted by the International Relations Department of Bina Nusantara University in collaboration with the Indonesian Association for International Relations. ICOBIRD is a renowned international conference that provides a platform for academician, researchers to share their own research outputs. This conference is based on an interdisciplinary approach to business, International Relations, and diplomacy. This annual international conference will invite academics, government practitioners, business people and non-governmental organizations to contribute ideas in the form of scientific work or research results related to topics, although not limited, as follows:



In recent years, the digital revolution has offered many exciting opportunities for both public and private actors. At the same time, the transition towards a digital economy may require a different approach altogether to take into account fundamental changes that may challenge countries’ competitiveness within a short period of time. This transformation appears not only in the economic sector but also in domestic political activity, international relations, and social issues.

In the economic sector, digital transformation helps reduce transaction costs and increase productivity. No wonder the digital economy has become an increasingly large contributor to the growth of the world economy, facilitating trade, creating new jobs and economic opportunities, and enabling businesses to expand their markets. It also forces countries to make a political declaration to launch a discussion on new global rules to facilitate the expansion of the digital economy in a way that is mutually beneficial to developed and developing countries.

In the digital era, political institutions, as well as political activities, are increasingly mediated and shaped by the technologies of information and communication. Many governments have already adopted digital strategies that reshape the way government delivers services. However, while few governments have already in “maturing” stage of digital transformation, the overwhelming majority are still in the early or developing stages of the digital-transformation journey.


Aim and Scope

Given the background above, this year conference’s theme is “Rethinking the State, Market, and Society in the age of disruption”. The conference will have two main objectives to outreach:

This conference will also discuss the emergence of the disruption in every aspect of life ranging from political disruption with the rise of Trumpism to economic disruption with the transformation to the digital economy and its consequences for modern societies, particularly in Southeast Asia.

The conference is then organised as a collection of a variety of workshops and presentations ranging from regulation and digital economy until migration and mobility in the age of disruption. Hence, we particularly interest to have more presenters from outside BINUS so that there is an exchange of ideas. Moreover, the outcomes of the conference are to select particulars papers to be submitted as a part of the special issue in relevant journal outlets.



  1. Regulation and Digital Economy
  2. Maritime technology and the industrial revolution
  3. The role of the Creative Industry in economic development
  4. Sustainable development in the age of disruption
  5. Migration and mobility in the age of disruption
  6. Free trade in the age of new protectionism
  7. International Relations of the Asia Pacific in the age of Trump
  8. Digital Economy and Financial Inclusion
  9. Market and entrepreneurship in digital disruption
  10. Security in the age of digital disruption
  11. Politics and government in digital society


Important Dates:

  • Deadline for full papers        : 20 September 2019

  • Notification of acceptance  : 30 September 2019

  • Deadline for registration     : 2 Oktober 2019


Funding and Sponsorship

The conference is supported by DIKTI Konsorsium Riset Penugasan research grant, BINUS Taiwan Studies Project Research grant, as well as Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO), Jakarta and the Ministry of Education, Taiwan


Keynote Speakers

  1. Professor Jenn-Jaw Soong, National Cheng Kung University
  2. Achmad Zaky, CEO of Bukalapak
  3. Dr Yanuar Nugroho, Presidential Staff
  4. Jaffar Al Rikabi, Economist, the World Bank



All papers presented at this conference (provided meeting all editorial requirements) will be aimed at the publication in the following Scopus indexed journals:

  1. The Third World Quarterly
  2. The Third World Thematics
  3. International Discourse
  4. Institutions and Economies
  5. International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
  6. Journal of ASEAN Studies



The authors are required to use this following template in order to submit their paper. here is the link for the template.


Scientific Committee

Prof Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, PhD
Lili Yulyadi, PhD
Dinna Wisnu, PhD
Moch Faisal Karim, PhD
Wayne Palmer, PhD



The authors receive and oblige to the terms and conditions of the conference upon the payment is settled. The committee will announce the update officially on the website and the registrants must follow the terms and conditions as stipulated.

No. International Participant Fee (full amount)
1. Presenter registration USD 100
2. Non-student participant USD 50


No. Indonesian Participant Fee (full amount)
1. Presenter registration  IDR 1,500,000
2. Early bird (15 September)   IDR 1,000,000
3. Participant  IDR 500,000

The fee includes conference program kits, meal during the conference, and certificate. Travelling and accommodation, as well as proceeding fees, are excluded.

In order for you to make online registration, you are requested to pay the above conference fee through following link:




  1. Do I have to send a paper first or do I register and pay the registration fee?

    • Dear Sir, in order for your paper to be submitted in our system, you should register yourself first by paying the registration fee and getting username afterward. For more information please kindly contact our PIC in Thank you very much for contacting us.