The development of communication and information technology brings massive change impact to society, from basic needs to the need of self actualization. Currently we are entering industry 4.0 that connects all physical systems with virtual and cyber processes. Human beings keep innovating continuously to obtain a better life by creating invention that can produce something that is effective and efficient. These days, the world is experiencing disruptions marked by indicators: simpler (easier), cheaper (cost less), accessible (more affordable), and faster. In the business world fundamental changes occur in all lines of both aspects of production and distribution.

Some conditions that characterize disruption era include 1) cost saving through simpler business process; 2) better product quality; 3) disruption has the potential to create a new market, or turning the exclusive ones to be inclusive; 4) the product/service from disruption should be more accessible or reachable by the users. For example online taxi or online banking services including financial technology, all is now available in our hands, in our smartphone; 5) disruption makes all things smart. Everything is smarter, time-effective and more accurate.

Readiness to face Industry 4.0 can be measured through several aspects such as technology and innovation; human resources; investment and global trade; institutional framework; natural resources; market forces; research and development as well as economic scale. The demand of work competence in Industry 4.0 is divided into 3, namely 1) Abilities including cognitive ability (cognitive flexibility, creativity, logic, sensitivity to problem, mathematical ability and visualization), physical ability (physical strength, agility and precision); 2) Basic skills including content skills (active learning ability, oral expression, reading and writing skills, knowledge on information technology and communication), process capability (active listening ability, critical thinking, self-control and environment-control); 3) Cross-functional skills including social skills (coordinating with others, emotional intelligence, negotiation, persuasion, service orientation, training and teaching people), system skills (assessment and decision making, system analysis), complex problem-solving skills, resources management skills (financial resources management, raw material management, personal management and time management), technical skills (machinery/equipment maintenance and repair, machinery/equipment operation and monitoring, programming, quality control, technology and user capabilities design).

Higher education including Vocational College UGM as the provider of human capital for the industry must adjust themselves to meet the competency needs of Industry 4.0. Various innovations must be done to upgrade human capital in accordance with the needs of industry 4.0. Basic things a university needs to do are reviewing and redesigning curriculum, encouraging foreign talent mobility program, collaborating with stakeholders including industry and government as the users of university graduates. Considering this background, Vocational college Universitas Gadjah Mada collaboration with Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Semarang, Nagoya University, University of Sunshine Cross Australia, Politechnic Nge Aan, VIA USA and industry releted conduct the first International Conference on Technology for Sustainable Development (ICTSD) 2018 presents a theme "The Role of Higher Education in Disruptive Era". ICTSD 2018 accommodates various scientific disciplines of science that synergize one another. The scientific disciplines are divided into 4 clusters, namely:

  1. Transportation and Logistics with sub-theme ”Digital Logistic”.  
  2. Forestry and Environment with sub-theme “The New Concept of Community Forestry”.
  3. Socio econmic-humanities (languages, arts and culture, economics, management, accounting) with sub-theme “Financial technology and its impact to the culture”.
  4. Science and Technology (industry, computing, materials, energy) with sub-theme “Opportunity and challenge in industry 4.0”.

ICTSD 2018!


Early bird (Deadline:30 September 2018)

Local/domestic Participants

Rp. 1.500.000,00

International Participants

USD 125


Rp. 750.000,00


Rp. 500.000,00

Pre-registration (1 August–11 October 2018)

Local/domestic Participants

Rp. 2.000.000,00

International Participants

USD 150

Additional Paper

USD 50


Rp. 1.000.000,00


Rp. 500.000,00

On-site registration (availabe for Non Presenting Participants ONLY)

Payment: Bank Transfer to the following Account (transfer fee paid by the sender)


Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) Account no: 9888820014110683


  • The registration fee covers seminar materials, lunch, morning and afternoon teas, attendance of all technical sessions, and publication.
  • The registration fee covers one participant only. Multiple authors who are attending must register separately, and those who are not presenting should register as a non-presenter.
  • An invoice will be generated after the submission of your full paper.The exact amount, as stated on the invoice, should be paid, as it includes a specific code.
  • Payments are nonrefundable.
  • Payments can not be made in cash; they must be via bank transfer.
  • Participants are responsible for transfer fees and bank charges.
  • At least one author for each accepted full paper must register.
  • Participants are charged based on their institution/affiliation not the nationality of the first author.
  • Submitting an extra paper is applicable only to the same first author.


28 September 2018Abstract submission deadline
30 September 2018Last notification of abstract acceptance
30 September 2018 Early bird payment
30 September 2018Full paper submission deadline
8 October 2018Registration and payment deadline
12-13 October 2018The Conference