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2018 Annual Conference of the AAPA at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2018 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)

In collaboration with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada (FISIPOL UGM), the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN), the Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA), and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemen PAN RB) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on March 22-23, 2018

The 2018 AAPA Annual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA), the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada (FISIPOL UGM), the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN, Lembaga Administrasi Negara), the Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA), and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemen PAN RB).  It will be held in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada ( in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from March 22nd to 23rd, 2018. The conference venue is located in Yogyakarta, approximately 30 minutes car drive from the Adisutjipto International Airport during a non-rush hour.  Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java and it is an important tourist destination in Indonesia.

Main Conference Theme: Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective

The role of public administration in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is very important. There are many issues that have to be addressed to increase the quality of life  in developing countries as targeted by SDGs: poverty and hunger, climate change, energy, consumption, marine resources, inequality, economic growth, ecosystems and environment, peace and justice, human settlements, water management, education for sustainable development and lifelong learning, food security, gender equality, industrial sustainability, good health and inclusive well-being, accountable and inclusive institutions, and the global partnership for sustainable development.


Related to these issues, questions may be raised on how effective the role of the public administration is in each country in coping with the above problems. Most developing countries usually adopt a model of public administration from other developed countries. The way of managing development and public services has been based on a bureaucratic model adopted from western countries. In this conference, we will explore the other perspective of public administration by focusing on non-western perspectives.


1)     Developing Theories of Non-Western Public Administrations

2)     Exploring New Research Methods for Public Administration: beyond positivism

3)     Culture (Ethics, Religion) and Public Administration

4)     Strengthening Local Administration and Decentralization

5)     Local Knowledge, Innovation, and Public Policy

6)     Social Architecture, Digital Governance, and Human Values 

We invite submission of abstracts and papers that reflect on the above issues from academics and practitioners. Please find below information about submitting your papers.


Abstracts (no more than 500 words in English) for paper presentations, which should be sent as an email attachment to  no later than November 27, 2017.

After an anonymous evaluation, an official invitation will be sent no later than December 15, 2017, to the

authors whose abstracts have been accepted. Full papers must be sent as an email attachment

to no later than February 15th, 2018.

All paper abstracts should be no more than one-page long, single-spaced, and should include the following information: (1) author(s) name, title, institutional affiliation, and official address; (2) contact details (email and phone) of authors and/or corresponding author(s); (3) presentation paper title and its sub-theme category; and (4) the presentation paper abstract (no more than 500 words in English). 

The conference organizer will review all papers and a “Best Paper Award” will be awarded by the AAPA President to the presenter who delivered the highest quality paper among the papers presented at the conference. Three kinds of the Best Paper Awards are considered for graduate students, professional researchers, and scholars, practitioners (public officials). To be considered for a Best Paper Award, the author(s) must submit the full paper to the conference organizer by the due date, complete the registration form and make payment of the registration fee(s). More details can be found at


1. Prof. Alexander Livshin (Russia)

2. Sofian Effendi (Indonesia)

3. Jiannan Wu (China)

4. Choi Heungsuk (Korea)

5. Akira Nakamura (Japan)

6. Dr. Adi Suryanto (Head of NIPA)

7. Prof. Dr. Eko Prasojo (IAPA Indonesia)

8. Dr. Riban Satia (Mayor of Palangka Raya)

9. Drs. H. Anwar Hafid, M.Si (Mayor of Morowali)

10. Macapado Abaton Muslim (Philippine)

11. Alexander Kochegura (Russia)

12. Prof. Dr. Pratikno, State Secretary Minister)

Board Reviewer

1. Prof. Alex Brilliantes ( University of the Philippines )

2. Prof. Masahiro Horie (National Graduate Institute for Public studies)

3. Prof. Hyung-jun Park (SKKU)

4. Prof. Eko Prasojo (UI)

5. Prof. Wahyudi Kumorotomo (UGM)

6. Prof. Amir Imbaruddin (STIA LAN Makassar)

7. Prof. Agus Pramusinto (UGM)

8. Prof. Alexander Kochegure (Russia) tbc.


Steering Committee:

1. Dr. Erwan Agus Purwanto (Dekan Fisipol UGM)

2. Dr. Adi Sumantri (Kepala LAN)

3. Prof. Eko Prasojo (Ketua IAPA)

Organizing Committee

1.     Prof. Dr. Agus Pramusinto, MD

2.     Dr. Suripto

3.     Dr. Bevaola Kusumasari

4.     Agustina Kustulasari 81, S.Pd., MA.

5.     Fiki Ferianto S.Sos

6.     Citra Sekarjati S.IP MPA

7.     Tutik Sotiyah, S.IP.

8.     Teguh Kurniawan

9.     Lutfi Untung Angga Laksana, SIP.

10.  Harji Kalbuadi, SIP.

11.  Agung Tri Nugraha, SIP.

12.  Istanto

13.  Ratna Yekti Putri, Amd.

14.  Novi Paramita Dewi, SIP.

15.  Lena Satlita, M.Si.


Opening of Abstract Submission:                                         August 1st, 2017       

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:                         November 27th, 2017, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors:               December 15th, 2017, 2017

Final Paper Submission Deadline:                                       February 15th, 2018

Online Registration:                                                               February 15th, 2018  

Hotel Check-in and On-Site Registration:                             March 21st, 2018

Conference Date:                                                                   March 22-23rd, 2018

All presenters must register for the conference in order to have their presentation scheduled in the conference program.

Registration Fees

International Participants

-          General           US$150

-          Students         US$100

Indonesian National Participants

-          General           IDR 2,000,000

-          Students         IDR 1,500,000


           General           IDR 500,000

-          Students         IDR 200,000

Registration fees include participation to the conference and membership fee to AAPA for a year and it must be paid in full (this fee is not separable). More detailed information about the Online Registration will be available in early December of 2017.

Conference Venue and Accommodation:

The main conference and the parallel sessions will be held at 4th Floor Convention Room, Faculty of

Social and Political Sciences Building at Universitas Gadjah Mada. More detailed information about

the conference venue will be available in due course.

There are several hotels that you can choose nearby the conference venue.

Within walking distance:

1.      University Club Hotel (200 m) []

       Contact : (0274)563462 or email

2.      Wisma Kagama UGM (500 m) []

       Contact : (0274)560142 or email

       Wisma MM UGM (800 m) []

5.      Contact : (0274)557981 – 85 or email

These hotels are located nearby the Conference Venue at Gadjah Mada University, Daerah Istimewa

Yogyakarta Province. The price of each room is rated around: IDR 300,000 – IDR 600,000 per night,

depends on the types of the room ( the updated 2017 prices ). For your information, The price range is a

special price for UGM university guests and colleagues.

Within 1 – 2 km:

1.      Hotel Santika Premiere (2.0 km) []

       Contact : (62-274) 563036, 562743 or email

3.      Pop! Hotel [2.0 km] [ ]

       Contact : Telp: +62 274 4469399 or email

4.      Phoenix Hotel (2.0 km) [] 

       Contact: Telp: (0274) 566617

       H-Boutique Hotel [2.0 km] [ ]

Especially, for the APPA Participants who want to stay in more modern and luxury hotel, we highly

recommend you to this category. However, these hotels are located outside the campus, yet they are very

close to tourist destinations such as Malioboro Street ( Traditional Market ) and the most iconic landmark:

Tugu Jogja. The price range of each room is around: IDR 388,000 – IDR 2,000,000- per night, depends on

the types of the room. Even though the price is slightly higher than previous hotels located on campus, it is

the special price offered to UGM University guests and colleagues.

APPA Participants must make a reservation and booking directly to the hotels and please inform the

operators that you are APPA Participants. If you have any further questions regarding to your

accommodation, please email directly to the Contact above.

Contact Information

For local logistics (lodging/transportation information) and conference venue, please contact:

Ms. Agustina Kustulasari

Department of Public Policy and Management, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada


For conference-related matters, please contact:

Dr. Phil. Gabriel Lele

Department of Public Policy and Management, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)


For AAPA membership-related general matters, please contact:

Mr. Taein (Ry) Park (Executive Secretary of AAPA) or Mr. Prabin Maharjan (Secretary of AAPA) in the AAPA Secretariat (


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