First Call for Papers and Panel Proposals


The Aftermath of Aid: Sciences, Effectiveness, and Sustainability of Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Reconstruction & Recovery
The 5th International Conference on Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 17-18 November 2014

The fifth ICAIOS conference will be held on November 17-18, 2014 at the campus of Islamic State University (UIN) Ar-Raniry in the City of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The conference will be organized in cooperation with the research project “The Aftermath of Aid: Assessing the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Post-Disaster Reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia”, a collaborative research project between ICAIOS and the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) - NTU, Singapore. 

Taking a step further from the dynamics beyond reconstruction examined through “Social Recovery” in the 4th conference, this conference will assess the effectiveness and sustainability of post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction and recovery. The focus of the conference will be on how sciences, both natural and social sciences, contribute (or did not so), to human efforts in seeking a better and safer life in post-disaster and post-conflict communities. ICAIOS invites quality papers and panel proposals from original research that address these issues in post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction and recovery in Indonesia and other regions. Comparisons from regions affected by 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami are especially welcome as we will have the 10th commemoration of the catastrophe this year.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto*
Former BRR Aceh-Nias Chairman
Prof. Kerry Sieh*
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore  

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Patrick Daly
NUS Singapore
Prof. Amirul Hadi
UIN Ar-Raniry
Dr. Eka Srimulyani
Dr. Alvisyahrin*
Syiah Kuala University/TDMRC


*in confirmation

The November 2014 conference will particularly discuss the following sub-theme:

(1) Assessment on the effectiveness and sustainability of post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction and recovery;
(2) Knowledge production and management from post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction and recovery;
(3) The role and the possibility for dialog between natural and social sciences for better and safer life;
(4) The role of history, culture, and religion in sustaining post-disaster and post-conflict recovery;
(5) Gender, representation, participation, and governance for efficient and sustainable post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction and recovery;
(6) Socio-economy, environment, and natural resources management in post-disaster and post-conflict reconstruction and recovery;
(7) Media and communication sciences for efficient and sustainable disaster risk reduction.

We also welcome special panels. All research papers on Aceh and its connections and comparisons with Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean regions more broadly will be considered for inclusion. Extended abstract(s) of 300 to 500 words are to be submitted to:

Panel dalam Bahasa Indonesia: Untuk meningkatkan akses terhadap kegiatan akademik internasional ini, disediakan 3 panel khusus (untuk 10-12 pembicara saja) dimana artikel, presentasi, dan diskusi dilakukan dalam Bahasa Indonesia (To broaden access for this international academic event, there will be 3 panels for papers written and/or delivered in Bahasa Indonesia for Indonesian and non-Indonesian alike).

Abstract submission deadline
17 June 2014
Abstract acceptance notification
18 July 2014
Full paper submission
30 September 2014
Registration payment deadline
31 October 2014
Conference dates
17-18 November 2014

Registration Fees*)


Early bird registration until7 August 2014

After 7 August 2014






USD 150

USD 100

USD 200

USD 150

International Student

USD 100

USD 50

USD 150

USD 100


IDR 500,000

IDR 250,000

IDR 650,000

IDR 300,000

National Student

IDR 200,000

IDR 100,000

IDR 300,000

IDR 150,000

Excursion Fee

Banda Aceh: IDR500,000 (includes transportation, tickets for attraction, and t-shirt)

Sabang, Weh Island: IDR1,500,000 (includes sea-ferry, 1-night accommodation, t-shirt)

*) Registration Fees include seminar kit, certificate, e-Proceeding, lunch and snacks.

*Note: Additional charges of 200.000 IDR is required for a hardcopy of Proceeding Book


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