Eco-development: Revisited


seminar poster

Background & Objective



The environmental crisis that occured following the industrial revolution had brought about the idea of pushing down the effects of development, and sustaining the nature. Awareness of this environmental crisis has grown since 1970s, which was driven mainly by the emergence of environmental disasters over the globe. The idea of harmonizing the human development with the society and the environment has stimulated scientists, activists, and policy makers to propose new concepts, strategies, or roadmaps of development in order to avoid pressures on the environment and society aleniation.


A prominent pioneer and scholar in the field of Environment from Universitas Padjadjaran, Prof. Otto Soemarwoto, with other international colleagues have raised a new concept of development in UN Conference of Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972. i.e. Eco-development. Eco-development means ecologically sound development which is striving to achieve harmony instead of creating conflict between man and nature or more specifically between society and its physical environment. The great idea of eco-development had further moved forward and was adopted in various world conventions/institutions such as UNEP in 1973, WCED (World Commission on Environment and Development) in 1983, and Brundtland Commission in 1987; the latter had also proposed a new paradigm of development originated from eco-development, the sustainable development. As a matter of fact, Otto Soemarwoto and his thought was inspiring and influential in worldwide scale.


This far, the concept of eco-development has been adopted for decades, and at present, the implementation of eco-development is challenging. The fact of global changing climate implies the failure of development bringing the environment into a concern it deserves. Studies also argue that political authoritarianism and coercion in many countries have greatly contributed to the failure of development. They have led to the dissociation of development from social needs. Thereby, looking back the implementation of the eco-development over the years will be advantageous. We need to redirect the eco-development to the right way to go.


Referring to Otto's great thought and achievement as well as the present state of eco-development, in commemoration of Dies Natalis 60th of Universitas Padjadjaran, we would like to honor him by organizing an "International (Outdoor) Seminar on Eco-development". In this occasion, we present "Eco-development: Revisited" as the seminar theme.




The seminar will discuss the challenges of eco-development in the context of policy, strategy and practices, and try to get insights which are valuable to redirect the eco-development the right way to go.


Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc. (Minister of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia)


Invited Speaker:


Chay Asdak, M.Sc., Ph.D., (IoE - UNPAD)

"Eco-development at The Crossroad"


Prof. Dr. Maria Victoria Espaldon (UPLB - The Philippines)

"Eco-development and Climate Change"


Dr. Laura Franco-Garcia (University of Twente - The Netherlands)

"Greening Industry: An Eco-development Perspectives"


Arief Anshory Yusuf, S.E., M.Sc., Ph.D (SDGs Center - UNPAD)

"Sustainable Economic Development"


Prof. dr. Jon C. Lovett (Leeds University - United Kingdom)

"Eco-development: The Role of Transformative Education"


Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Khan (UNESCO - Regional Asia & Pacific - Australia)

"Eco-development: Human Resource Development Perspective"


Fees and Payment



Terms of payment as follows:




Paper Published in Proceeding

Paper Published in Indexed Proceeding


IDR 250.000

IDR 2.500.000




  • Seminar can be attended for FREE
  • Participant can enlist for Call for Poster for FREE
  • We accommodate poster-participants to publish their paper on proceeding at an additional cost (shown on table)
  • The published paper in International Seminar on Eco-development will be subject to a charge of IDR 250.000
  • Selected Paper will be published on Indexed Proceeding and will be subject to a surcharge of IDR 2.500.000
  • Payment for proceeding can be made on spot (October 7, 2017 on venue) while payment for indexed proceeding will be announced later



Important Dates and Venue


For poster participant:


  • Abstract submission: September 29th, 2017 (deadline)
  • Full Paper Submission: October 7th, 2017 October 14th 2017 (EXTENDED)
  • Announcement of Selected Paper: October 5th, 2017



International Seminar on Eco-development will be held at Observatorium Bosscha (Bosscha Observatory) on October 7, 2017




For transportation access to location, please visit



Terms for Poster

Abstract Submission

Deadline: September 29th, 2017

Registration and abstract submissions for poster participant is conducted online by filling out the form in this website


No selection for abstract


Selection will only determine which papers are eligible to be published on either seminar proceeding or indexed proceeding.


Abstract is written in English (US). The maximum length of the body abstract is 300 words. Abstract contains a title (max. 20 words), full names of all authors, mailing address of institutions of all authors (for correspondence author (s) include a institutional phone number / fax and personal email), the body abstract (statement, objectives, methods, results and conclusions), and key words (max. 5 words).

Poster Submission

All participants need to print the poster on A0 waterproof media and bring it to Seminar.


Posters will be exhibited in poster exhibition at International Seminar on Eco-development on October 7th, 2017


The contents of the poster should be balanced between images, graphics, tables, dan text.


There will be no presentation by poster participant, only poster exhibition.


Poster need to be uploaded after seminar

Full Paper Submission

Participants need to submit FULL PAPER no later than October 7th, 2017 October 14th, 2017 (EXTENDED) through this website's form


Abstract/ Paper will be evaluated later by a scientific committee; Selected paper will be published on proceeding.


Announcement of selected paper will made through email on October 5th, 2017.


Participant will be subject to a surcharge for publishing the proceeding, please refer to page FEES & PAYMENT


The manuscript must be written in English (U.S.). The length of manuscript is maximum 9000 words. The manuscript follows the following divisions: a title, names of authors and institutions, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions (the last paragraph of the discussion), and references.






For non-poster participant, please register yourself through this link


Non-poster participant can attend seminar for FREE




For poster participant, please register yourself through this link


Participant will also find important dates and terms for abstract, poster, and full paper on that link


Published manuscript in proceeding will be subject to a surcharge, please refer to page FEES & PAYMENT



Advisory Committee

  • Rector of Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Vice Rector for Academic and Students Affairs - Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Vice Rector for Planning, Finance and Information System  Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Vice Rector for Research, Community Services, Collaboration, Innovation & Academic Corporation Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Vice Rector for Governance and Resources Universitas Padjadjaran


Steering Committee

  • Prof. Oekan S. Abdoellah

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Prof. Dr. Karyono

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Hendarmawan, M.Sc

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Prof. Dr. Erri Noviar Megantara

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Chay Asdak, PhD

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Parikesit, PhD

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Dr. Tb Benito A. Kurnani

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Budhi Gunawan, PhD

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

  • Prof. Jon Lovett

University of Leeds, Inggris

  • Prof. John Thwaite

Monash University, Australia

  • Dr. Laura Franco-Garcia

Twente University, The Netherlands



Organizing Committee

  • The Chair

: Sunardi, PhD

  • Vice Chair

: Dr. Susanti Withaningsih

  • Finance

: Dr. Cipta Endyana

  • Registration

: Ghea Shakti Maharani M.I.L.


: Indri Wulandari, M.I.L.


: Aditya Chris, S.Si.


: Agus Tartila

  • Publication

: Wahyudin Lewaru, M.Sc.


: Mitanti Ariyani M.I.L.

  • Technical Coordinator

: Dr. Teguh Husodo, M.Si.


: Ader Rahmat, M.I.L., S.Si



For further information, please contact us on:


Indri Wulandari, M.I.L.

+62 856 2494 0778

Ghea Shakti Maharani, M.I.L.

+62 813 2069 0554







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