17-18 OCTOBER 2018

The technological innovation has become a powerful force, paving the way to unprecedented changes to human life. Such changes are noticeable in the form of, to mention but a few, computerization and digitalized information system; computing power and robotics system have substituted manpower and resources; smart communication technology has been massively reached even the most remote areas of the world; and digital data-based technology now are capable of projecting individuals and their respective social and cultural preferences. This is the nature of accelerated changes brought about by technological revolution.

It also carries its share of spoils, however, such as technological disruption and the rise of individualism; putting society at the risk of dissolving; the breakdown of the family life, and other telling consequences.

In a nutshell, it is safe to argue that the technological advancement offers great opportunities to human development while at the same time challenges the existing notion of society and human being, which eventually precipitates the call for social sciences and humanities, to be at the forefront, to understand its very nature, challenges, consequences, and opportunities it offers.

For such purposes, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, cordially invite, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students from various disciplines such as political science, sociology, communication, urban studies, development, and other relevant disciplines to the 1st  Aceh Global Conference on Communication, Social and Political Sciences (SCOPOS) 2018 and to take part in the discourse on technological advancement and innovation and how it shapes and changes human interaction and society as a whole. How has industrial and technological innovation contributed to human life mostly in developing countries? How have social sciences contributed to a new understanding of human life? What have been opportunities, barriers, and challenges faced due to the advancement of technology? What are the ways forward?

The papers submitted must suit the theme and sub –themes of the AGC SCOPOS 2018 and in accordance with the publishing guidelines. Abstract should be between 150 - 250 words, using three to five keywords. The paper must be written in English, using Microsoft word, single spaced, font times news roman 12, paper size A4, strictly following the Template of paper submission guidelines.

Authors are responsible for ensuring the originality of the content of their paper, and shall avoid plagiarism at all time. The submitted paper will be checked for plagiarism, using the software of Turnitin. In addition, the submitted papers will be blindly reviewed by the experts in the field to ensure the quality and suitability of the paper for AGC SCOPOS 2018. Failure to comply with the guidelines may result in rejection. The papers will be submitted for publication in the Scopus/ Web of Science indexed proceedings.

The paper should be between 4,000 - 6,000 words (including abstract, tables/figures, author’s bio, acknowledgement and references list), and has never been published before nor currently being submitted to another conference nor being considered for publication in other journals.

Political, Law and Governance Related Issues

  • Politics: Local and Global Issues; Local Political Parties, Special Autonomy
  • Political Trust, Digital Citizenship and Digital Diplomacy
  • Good Governance and E-Governance
  • Rural Development and Governance
  • Digital Disruption and Policy Process
  • Hoax, Hate Speech and National Identity
  • Environmental Politic
  • Democracy and Equalities
  • Globalization and Developing Countries
  • Conflict Resolution and Global Peace
  • Strategic Leadership and Governance for Local/Global Institutions
  • Conflict, Peace and security,
  • Technology and Elections,
  • Islamic Politics
  • Law, Governance and Public Policy
  • Radicalism and Terrorism


Society, Social Changes and Humanities

  • Global/Virtual Society and Digital Humanity
  • Technology, Cash Nexus and Urban Society
  • Local Wisdom, Nationality and Globalisation
  • Environmental and Ecological Related Issues,
  • Knowledge, Technology and Social Structure/System
  • Technology, Society and Social Changes
  • Ethical Challenge In The Digital Environment
  • Globalization and Inequalities
  • Intercultural Contact, Social Exchange, and Identity Formation
  • Demography and Social Mobility
  • Class, Race and Gender,
  • Social Justice and Social Movement


Media and Communication

  • Social Media, Networking and Communication Technology
  • Media, Information and Communication Literacy
  • Media, Good Governance, Policy and Political Issues
  • Cyber Security and Peace Journalism
  • Media Ethics
  • Marketing Communication and Branding Advertising
  • Corporate Communication, Social Responsibility and Public Relations
  • Citizen Journalism and People Participation
  • Social Media and Social Movement
  • Media, Climate and Environment
  • Media and Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Family and Health Communication Issues
  • Media, Gender, Identity
  • Disaster Risk Communication


Development Related Issues

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development
  • Human Capital and Innovation For Sustainable Development
  • Social Change and Development
  • Vulnerable/Marginalized Group, Development and Technology
  • Labor, Environment, and Sustainable Development
  • Environment and Development
  • Technology, Challenges and Strategies In Poverty Alleviation
  • Technology and Education
  • Islamic Perspectives On Development
  • Islamic Economic and Business; An Alternative To Development