Taichung, 29 April 2013 – Indonesian students who are members of the Indonesian Muslim Student Forum in Taiwan, in collaboration with the Indonesian Committee of Technology Transfer in Taiwan (IC3T) held the international conference in Taiwanfor the first time called Annual International Scholars Conference in Taiwan (AISC-Taiwan) 2013.
The event took place in the Asia University, Taichungon 27 to 29 April 2013. This conference was attended by 140 participants and speakers from various countries, such as Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and some other Asian countries. Earlier, as many as 270 papers were submitted to the committee, and they were classified into 9 clusters and reviewed by the reviewer from various countries.
Burniadi Moballa, chairman of the organizing committee, expressed the intent and purpose of holding AISC Taiwan 2013. “Hopefully, AISC Taiwan 2013 could be a trigger to accelerate and improve the effectiveness of techno-preneurship as well as to expand opportunities among students and academics for academic forum. Moreover, by conducting a scientific forum in Taiwan, it can create an opportunity for participants to learn techno-preneurship in Taiwan directly. “
Open Spech – Formmit
Open Spech – IC3T
In the opening ceremony, AISC Taiwan 2013 was opened by Prof. Lin Chung Huang, Dean of the International College, Asia University, vice chairman of Indonesian Economic and Trade Office (IETO) in Taipei, Harsono Yowono Aris, and Chief Secretary of Small and Medium Enterprise Administration-Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of China.
On the first day of the conference, participants joined a series of public lectures and success stories from technopreunership leaders from Taiwan and Indonesia, among them are; Chun-Yen Chang, Ph.D. (President Emeritus and National-Endowed-Chair Professor (Emeritus) National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan), Sher Johnson (Vice President of Industrial Technology Research Institution or ITRI Taiwan), Tad Sekineh (Global Operations-Executive Director of Global LLC OESF Taiwan ), Chang-Ming Yang, MD, Ph.D. (Founder of Sun-Young Biochemical Corp., Taiwan), and Prof. Dr. Warsito Purwo Taruno (Executive Director of CTECH Labs Edwar Technology: Inventors 4D Brain Activity Scanner and Electro Capacitive Cancer Treatment).
Keynote Johnshon Sher Keynote Chang-Ming Yang
The speakers explain about entrepreneurship and technology that simultaneously and synergistically can be an added value in economic development. Sher Johnson delivering his lectures regarding how to develop production, human resources, finance and marketing from ITRI experience. And the core message to the participants was, “No matter the greatest of technology, it has to contribute to the effects of economy”.
Ziyad Taufik, participants from the University of Gadjah Mada, conveying his impression aboutthe conference, “This is the second time I participated in AISCTaiwan. Unlike before, this time I get more international experience and gain a wider network; not only Indonesian students in Taiwan, but also with participants from other countries. The theme of the event is in accordance with my interest in the field of techno-preneurship”.
In the second day of conference, each of participants presented their paper in related cluster. And in the closing ceremony of the conference, the committee selects best paper from each cluster. In the latest day, the participants attended a field trip to JohnFordthe office and visited beautiful Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County.
About the AISC Taiwan 2013
AISC-Taiwan 2013 is the upkeeping of its previous conferences annually conducted by IC3T (Indonesian Committee for Science and Technology Transfer in Taiwan). Envisioning the idea of global demand, IC3T made a transformation to AISC-Taiwan’s scheme with reshaping its “I” name to “International”.This conference has been held three times since 2010. Previous AISC-Taiwan was specifically for Indonesian student, but in 2013, it expanded to students, scientists and academics from various countries.The theme of AISC-Taiwan 2013 were “Fostering Growth in Knowledge-Based Economy through Techno-preneurship: Building a Platform for a Smooth Transformation of Innovative Technology to Business”.
The first AISC Taiwan was held in Southern Taiwan University, Tainan on March 20, 2010. The theme was “Improving National Competitiveness by strengthening and accelerating independent researches”. The participants mostly came from Indonesia.The second AISC Taiwan was held in Asia University, Taichung on March 17-19, 2011. The theme was “Becoming Asian Tiger through Modern Agriculture-based Industry: Revitalization and modernization of strengthening education, technology, economy, and investment climate in agricultural sector”. Whereas the third AISC-Taiwan was held in Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, on March 17-19, 2012.
The series of activities AISC-Taiwan is divided into three sessions, namely; seminars, paper presentations and field trip. Paper presentation session divided into general paper presentation and invited speakers presentation. In addition to the IS from several other countries, the Committee AISC-Taiwan 2013 Indonesia also invited scientists in order to exchange knowledge and extensive run more optimally.
Field of specialization in the AISC-Taiwan 2013 is divided into several aspects, namely; culture, information, manufacturing, environment, and health. Here are the paper cluster and best paper awardee:
1. Culture, Linguistics and the Study of Social Change
Best paper achieved by: Sheau Tsuey Chong, et al, paper entitled: Promotes Safe Neighborhood Trust in Business Organizations via Neighborhood Social Capital
2. Economics, Management and Business
Best paper achieved by: Donny Good Prasetya, et al (Chinese Culture University, Taiwan), paper entitled: Tourism, Export, and Economic Growth: Granger Causality Analysis on Indonesia
3. Electronics, Automation Control, Computer Science and Information Technology
Best paper achieved by: Muamar Sadrawi, et al, paper entitled: Self-Adaptive Neural Networks Applied to Brain Death Level Function Prediction
4. Materials and Industrial
Best paper achieved by: Triyono, et al, paper entitled: The Effects of Thickness Filler on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of the Dissimilar Metals Al Resistance Spot Welded Between 5083 and Ss 400
5. Infrastructure and Renewable Energy
Best paper achieved by: Nizar Amir and Jen Chun Tseng, paper entitled: IT Psofc-GT Hybrid System Fueled by Methane Mixed Biofuel
6. Climate Change and Disaster Management
Best paper achieved by: Le Phuoc Hoa and Nguyen Dac Loc Guenter Engling, paper entitled: characterization of Water Soluble Ionic Species, Aerosol and Anhydrosugars in carbonaceous aerosols in Da Nang City, Vietnam
7. Environment and Sustainable Development
Best paper achieved by: Mujtahid Alfajri, et al (Institut Pertanian Bogor), paper entitled: The Utilization of Methyl Ester Sulfonate Surfactant of Jatropha Curcas L as High Power Clean, Renewable and Biodegradable Detergent
8. Agriculture and Agribusiness
Best paper achieved by: Istiqomah, et al, paper entitled: Biological Control of Disease Potato Soft Rot (Erwinia carotovora) using Bacillus subtilis and Pseudomonas fluorescens
9. Health and Pharmaceuticals
Best paper achieved by: Ardaning Nuriliani, et al, paper entitled: Growth Inhibition, Apoptosis Induction, and antiangiogenesis Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Dendrobium Swartz crumenatum