The 19th FSTPT Symposium

Indonesian Inter-University Transportation Studies Forum, or Forum Studi Transportasi antar Perguruan Tinggi (FSTPT) in collaboration with Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) organize the 19th International Symposium of FSTPT. The symposium is to be held on October 11-13, 2016 at UII Main Campus on Jalan Kaliurang KM 14.5, Besi, Sleman, Yogyakarta Special Region.

Indonesia is entering a critical moment in history. If it is to escape from the middle-income trap, the country must move forward very fastly to strengthen its global competitiveness. The next 5 year period is a defining moment for national development, especially in transportation sector. Under the pressing circumstances such as tight fiscal room, economic slowdown, weak delivery capacity, etc., admittedly non-linear and non-business as usual approaches must be taken for developing the sector. Failure to develop the sector properly would result in inefficient transportation and  logistic systems which will cost the country with very low global competitiveness.

On the other hand, challenges for improving the nation’s economic growth and distribution are apparently augmented due to the facts that the region is likely to suffer from natural as well as man-made disasters. Floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, fire and smoke are to name but a few incidents whose impacts may pose hindrance, if not threat, to national productivity. From this viewpoint, transportation is also one of the determining factors for fostering people’s resilience. Resilient transportation helps to increase the capacity of the nation to recover immediately from difficulties and toughness.

The symposium is poised to be an excellent platform for researchers, practitioners, public officials, and students from Indonesia and beyond to exchange their recent studies, views, ideas and experiences in the development of transportation sector. Discussions and exchanges would be focused on a central theme, namely:

“Connecting regions and improving mobility to foster nation’s competitiveness and resilience”

In order to gather as many focused discussions as possible, papers submitted to the symposium will be categorized under the following topics:

  1. Recent technology in transportation system and infrastructures
  2. Land use and transportation sustainability
  3. Social and environmental aspects of transportation
  4. Transportation safety and emergency response
  5. Design and construction of transportation infrastructures
  6. Traffic engineering and management
  7. Operation and maintenance of transportation systems and infrastructures
  8. Economics and finance in transportation
  9. Freights and logistics
  10. Transportation policy and regulation

Respectable keynote speakers are invited to address the key issues highlighted in the central theme. Further information regarding the symposium program will be provided in due course.