Representing Telkom University and other collaborated institutions, we proudly present the 2nd International Conference on Transformation in Communication (2nd ICoTiC).
After the first conference held in 2015 with the theme "Cultural Dialogue and Ethical Issues in Globalized World", the 2nd ICoTiC is re-organized with more challenging theme for academics and practitioners from various disciplines, namely "Bridging Communication among Communities in The Globalized Interconnected Era".
This event will be a joint conference between School of Communication and Business of Telkom University and Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM), and some universities: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universitas Udayana (UNUD), Universitas Bina Nusantara (Binus University) and Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Gunung Djati (UIN – SGD).
The 2nd ICoTiC will be held on 23-24 November 2016 at Novotel Hotel Bandung, West Java. The choosing of the city as the site of the conference is based on the fact that Bandung as the third largest city in Indonesia is known by its cozy weather, friendly people, natural tourism objects (Tangkuban Perahu Mountain, Kawah Putih Volcanic Lake, Situ Patenggan Lake, etc) and cultural tourism objects as well (historical buildings such as Gedung Sate, Gedung Merdeka, Bosscha Observatories, and Savoy Homann Hotel). Beyond that, Bandung is progressively evolving towards a modern city. By maximizing the function of the city parks, the more sophisticated infrastructures, and the use of the Internet for the benefit of public services, Bandung is appropriately considered as a representation of the interconnected city. Apparently, Bandung, along with Buenos Aires, Curitiba, Dubai, Moscow, and Peterborough, was a finalist for the award Smart City Awards in 2015. Hence, it is not an exaggeration to have Bandung as the venue of the 2nd ICoTiC.
Futhermore, through the 2nd ICoTiC, we are encouraging all academics and those who work in the field of communication sciences, economics and business, techno-culture, new media, journalism, public relations, marketing communication, politics, and those who have an interest in arts, humanities, politics, and issues related to race, gender, and ethnicity, to acknowledge as well as to examine the times in which we live today, and become part of the solution to all the problems.
See you in Bandung.
"The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village." - Marshall McLuhan
In 1962, in a book titled The Gutenberg Galaxy, a Canadian scholar named Marshall McLuhan had predicted that the world would become the one as we live in today. He revealed that the world of the 21st century would be precisely like a village: every people felt close to each other and all the information would be received quickly and spread simultaneously as well. The existence of the internet nowadays that has apparently become a "lifestyle of the 21st century" is unquestionably a major contributing factor of the realization of McLuhan’s forecast. Thanks to the internet, the world today is becoming increasingly globalized and interconnected.
However, a question has emerged, “With the world in the image of a global village, what issues remain to be addressed? “In fact, yet there are enormous problems remaining. The world today incredibly generates the formation of communities with their own interests. The mass media which used to be the main bridge of linking information, is now no longer crucial as the previous ones. Moreover, each community, which is extremely extensive and unrestricted to the science devotees, art addicts, philosophy fanatics, religion supporters, hobbies aspirants, in addition to the ones who particularly care about the social changes is allowed to express its opinions without any distortion of the mass media.
The challenge is: how to persuade the abundant communities to be strongly connected in creating productive energy, active synergy, and the most crucial one is helping each other. If we do not resolve this critical issue, the communities will only enliven the world, and change nothing.
Terry Flew is Professor of Media and Communication at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. He has a wide range of research interests and research experience, and has been an author of three books, 11 research monographs, 33 book chapters, and 60 referred academic journal articles (three forthcoming).
Setiawan Sabana is a professor at the Faculty of Arts and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Setiawan has enthusiastically participated in various exhibitions both in Indonesia and abroad, namely in Taiwan, Egypt, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Philippines, and in Vennice Biennale in Italy as one of the most prestigious exhibitions in the world. His works focus on printmaking and paper art. Currently, in addition to giving lectures in ITB, Setiawan is also actively managing his alternative space at his own home, Garasi10.
Norsiah Abdul Hamid is currently the Dean of the School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, Universiti Utara Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Information Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her areas of interest include psychology of media, women and gender, and knowledge society. She is the author of The Perspective of Knowledge Society in Malaysia.
Ade Irma Susanty obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia. Now she has a responsibility as the First Vice Dean of School of Communication and Business in Telkom University. She focuses her research on human resource management, organizational behaviour, and knowledge management.
Agus Martowardojo is the current Governor of Bank Indonesia. Agus has a long career as one of top bankers in Indonesia. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Bank Mandiri, the largest bank in Indonesia, in 2005-2010. He was also former President Director of Bank Bumiputera in 1995-1998 and President Director of Bank Ekspor Impor Indonesia in 1998-1999.
Rudiantara is the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to becoming the minister, he was a professional, and he has served in several major telecommunication companies in Indonesia. Rudiantara is the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia. Prior to becoming the minister, he was a professional, and he has served in several major telecommunication companies in Indonesia.
Agung Laksamana is currently Director Country Corporate Affairs Head, Citibank Indonesia, Jakarta and Chairman Public Relations Association of Indonesia (PERHUMAS). Being more than 15 years in senior managerial position in several multinational companies he is proven as a highly experienced corporate communication professional.
Budhijanto is the first Asian who received LL.M (master of laws) degree in IT Law from John Marshall Law School, Chicago. He is now a Commissioner in Indonesian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (BRTI)-Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and also a lecturer in Padjajaran University, faculty of law.