Call for Abstracts and Call for Panels

Digital Frontiers: The Intersection of SDGs, Technology, and International Relations in Shaping the Modern World

About the Event

The 13th edition of the ICOBIRD 2024 is set to take place on 28-29 August 2024, embracing a cutting-edge hybrid format for participants worldwide. Centered around the pivotal theme of “Digital Frontiers: The Intersection of SDGs, Technology, and International Relations in Shaping the Modern World” this conference seeks to illuminate the critical role of technology in fostering international relations and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the digital era. 

As we navigate through the complexities of the 21st century, marked by the fifth industrial revolution and an unprecedented level of global interconnectedness, the ICOBIRD 2024 provides space for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss emerging IR issues. It underscores the urgency to harness technological innovations for sustainable development, bridging the gaps between technology, advanced and emerging economies and promoting equitable progress of the SDGs.  

Embracing Innovation for Global Harmony: This year’s theme delves into how technological advancements, particularly in artificial intelligence (AI), information technology, and automation, can significantly influence international dynamics and aid in the achievement of the SDGs. With a special focus on the implications of Industry 5.0 and its transformative impact on global cooperation, the conference aims to chart the course for a future where technology serves as a cornerstone for sustainable development goals and harmonious international relations. 

The conference serves as an essential platform for exploring multidisciplinary approaches to understanding and leveraging technology for global good. Through a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, participants will engage with the forefront of IR scholarship, technology’s role in achieving the SDGs, and the broader implications for human security, international political-economics, media studies, and contemporary issues in International Relations.  

Uniting for a Sustainable Future: The ICOBIRD 2024 invites contributions that not only reflect on the current state of digital technology in international relations but also envision the future pathways for incorporating technological solutions in achieving the SDGs. The conference is a call to action for the global community to rethink how digital advancements can be optimized for the greater good, ensuring a sustainable, secure, and equitable world for future generations.  

The organizing committee extends a warm invitation to researchers, innovators, policymakers, and thought leaders from around the globe to contribute their insights and research findings. We are seeking original, unpublished papers that provide new perspectives on the conference’s themes, with a particular interest in empirical studies, case analyses, and comparative research that spans the globe.

Scope of the Conference

ICOBIRD 2024 covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: 

  • Contributions of technology to IR: The conference will delve into unique contributions of technology to IR theory and practice, focusing on concepts and practices that effected relations among countries. It will explore how these concepts have been developed, how they are applied in practice, and how they might be incorporated into the wider global IR discourse. The discussion will also include an exploration of how these subsets have been influenced by the unique historical, cultural, political, and socioeconomic contexts of specific country’s case study. 
  • Progress of SDG within the IR Subsets: The conference will offer a comprehensive examination of the evolution of specific subsets of how SDGs influences relations among states over period of time, including their historical trajectories, current states, and future prospects. This will include areas such as foreign policy, international political economy, security studies, international media studies, contemporary issues in IR, and regionalism.  
  • SDGs, Technology, and IR Debate: The conference will provide an in-depth exploration of the current state of debate on how technology contribute to the achievement of SDGs and to the studies of global cooperation. This includes discussions on the dominant theoretical frameworks, prevailing themes, and emerging trends, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by IR scholars and practitioners. 

The papers can be theoretical or based on empirical case studies from any state or region of the world. Some issues covered include (but not limited to) to the following subtopics: 

  • State of debate of technology within the global, regional and bilateral cooperation 
  • The interlink between SDGs, technology, and International Relations (IR) 
  • From Practice to theory: Unpacking Modern IR Conceptions and the application of technology to achieve SDGs. 
  • History and Theory: How history shape our understanding on the International Relations and technology 
  • How technology, AI, industry, and others contribute to achievement of SDGs within the international relations studies.  
  • Border, coloniality, and redefinition of the state in IR 
  • IR, technology, and the creation of war and peace.  
  • The international political economy of technology 
  • Technology and its implications to Media and IR. 
  • Contemporary issues of IR and technology advancement. 
  • Theorising transnationalism and state-society relations through Global, regional, and domestic perspectives 
  • Theoretical and empirical contribution of IR epistemic community could do to enhance debate in (a) Foreign Policy, (b) International Political Economy, (c) security studies, and (d) regionalism.

Conference Date & Location

28 – 29 August 2024 

Hybrid Conference 

Bali, Indonesia

Invited Speakers

  • A/Prof. Daniel McCarty, International Relations Department, University of Melbourne.
  • Dr. Karryl Kim Sagun Trajano, RSIS, Nanyang Technology University.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts and Panels 7 March – 15 April 2024
Decision on Abstract 16 – 30 April 2024
Full Paper Submission 1 May – 15 June 2024
Registration 1 May – 15 July 2024
Conference Days 28 – 29 August 2024


Advisory Board

  • Dr. Nelly, S.Kom., M.M., CSCA, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Prof. Dr. Juneman Abraham, S.Psi., M.Si., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Prof. Dr. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, S.Sos., M.M., Ph.D., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Dr. Elisa Carolina Marion, S.S., M.Si., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Dr. Noerlina N, S.Kom., M.M., CDMS, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Rangga Aditya, S.Sos., M.Si, Ph.D, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia

Co – Chairs 

  • Dr. Lili Yulyadi, B.IRK., B.HSc., M.HSc., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Dr. Miranda Paulina Tahalele, S.IP., M.A., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Rhevy Adriade Putra, S.IP., M.A., Ph.D., BINUS UNIVERSITYIndonesia 

Conference Managers 

  • Dian Novikrisna, S.Sos., MIS, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Eryan Tri Ramadhani, S.Sos., LL.M., Ph.D., BINUS UNIVERSITYIndonesia

Conference Promotion

  • Tangguh Chairil, S. Sos, M.Si. (Han) M.Si., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia
  • Aditya Permana, S.Fil., M.Hum., BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia

Submission Fee

ICOBIRD welcomes all original and quality research papers from academics and practitioners. Registration fees can be paid in IDR and USD payments. 




Early Bird  External Presenters – Onsite  IDR 2,750,000   $130 
BINUSIAN Presenter – Onsite  IDR 2,250,000    
External Presenters – Online  IDR 2,250,000   $100 
BINUSIAN Presenter – Online  IDR 1,750,000    
2  Regular  External Presenters – Onsite  IDR 3,000,000   $160 
BINUSIAN Presenter – Onsite  IDR 2,750,000    
External Presenters – Online  IDR 2,750,000   $130 
BINUSIAN Presenter – Online  IDR 2,500,000   

Registration/Submission Link

The link for the event is https://ir.binus.ac.id/icobird.

The link for abstract and paper submission is https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICOBIRD2024.