Dr.(H.C) Ir. Tri Rismaharini, M.T

Mayor of Surabaya

Prof. Dr. Ir. Djwantoro Hardjito, M.Eng

Rector of Petra Christian University

Call For Paper


The theme of AUPF 2018 is “Disruption at The Crossroads: Innovative Engagement and Future Challenges for Higher Education” and aims to address an array of issues around innovation and disruption. There will be three parallel sessions with the sub-theme as follows:
  • Navigating Online Courses at The Age of Disruption
    This sub-theme aims at:
    • Examining online courses as a new challenge
    • Exploring the effectiveness of online learning in higher education
    • Designing creative online learning
  • Disruptive Innovation: Shifting The Way of Learning
    This sub-theme aims at:
    • Shifting paradigm in education from teacher-centred to student-centred learning.
    • Exploring disruptive innovation in learning.
    • Engaging technology in disruption era.
    • Embracing new disruptive educational technologies.
  • Disruption, Globalization, and The Changing Context of Education
    This sub-theme aims at:
    • Discussing the boon and the bane of globalization in higher education.
    • Creating strategies to deal with globalization entering Asian higher education.
    • Engaging educational disruption in the globalization era.


Full Paper Submission 28 September 2018
Acceptance Notification 05 October 2018


Language English
Paper Length Max. 5000 words including references, figures, tables, charts, and appendices
Abstract 100-200 words with 3-6 keywords
Font 12-point Times New Roman
Paragraph Single-spaced with one-inch margins all sides and justified
Page number Bottom-centered
Format Microsoft Word format (2007 or later)
References Use APA Style


The submission must meet the required format and cover the following:
  • Backgrounds/ Research goals / Objectives
  • Methods
  • Expected results/ conclusions/ contributions
  • References

All papers should be submitted via email at aupf2018@petra.ac.id and accepted papers will be scheduled for oral presentation.
For inquiries please contact Committee Chair Dr. Sienny Thio by email at sienny@petra.ac.id


Plenary Session

Prof. Ainun Na’im, Ph.D. Prof. Ainun Na’im, Ph.D.
Secretary General of the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education – Indonesia

“Disruption at the Crossroads: Innovative Engagement and Future Challenges for Higher Education”
The plenary session aims to explore current and future challenges encountered by higher education in dealing with technology disruption era, and evaluate the effectiveness of online platform to provide better teaching and learning process in higher education.

Talk Show Session

Following the Plenary Session, the talk show brings together three distinguished speakers from South Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The speakers will offer their insights on turning disruptive forces into opportunities for higher education institutions in Asia. Specifically, they will discuss the theme of the conference, namely Disruption at the Crossroads: Innovative Engagement and Future Challenges for Higher Education

Prof. Dr. Jekuk Chang
Prof. Dr. Jekuk Chang
Brig. Jen. Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin bin Hussin
Brig. Jen. Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin bin Hussin
Prof. Dr.(H.C.).Ir. Rolly Intan, M.A.Sc., Dr. Eng
Prof. Dr.(H.C.).Ir. Rolly Intan, M.A.Sc., Dr. Eng
Prof. Dr. hab. C. Eng. Janusz Szpytko

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Day 1 - Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Time Activity Location
13:00-14:00 Check in and Registration Sheraton Hotel
14:00-17:00* City Tour More information available soon
17:00-18:00* Trip to Welcome Dinner
18:00-20:00 Welcome Dinner hosted by the Mayor of Surabaya To be confirmed
20:00-21:00 Back to Hotel
21:00 onwards Free Time Sheraton Hotel

*Note: AUPF Standing Committee members will convene separately at 14:00 to participate in the Standing Committee Meeting, and reconvene with the rest of the participants for the Welcome Dinner hosted by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya.

14:00-16:00 AUPF Standing Committee Meeting Sheraton – Singasari Room
16:00-17:00 Break and preparation for trip to the Welcome Dinner
17:00-18:00 Trip Welcome Dinner
Day 2 - Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Time Activity Location
07:00-07:45 Breakfast Sheraton
07:45-08:45 Trip to Petra Christian University
08:45-09:00 Opening Dance Petra Christian University
09:00-09:55 Opening Ceremony Petra Christian University
09:55-12:55 Plenary Session :
  1. Plenary Talk
  2. Talk Show
  3. Q&A Session
Petra Christian University
13:00-14:30 Lunch Break Petra Christian University
14:30-16:30 Parallel Session and Focus Group Discussion Petra Christian University
16:30-17:00 Coffee Break Petra Christian University
17:00-18:00 Trip back to Sheraton Hotel & Towers
18:00-19:00 Free time
Final Submission for MoU
19:00-21:00 Gala Dinner and Token Exchange Sheraton Ballroom
21:00-onwards Free Time Sheraton
Day 3 - Thursday, 8 November 2018
Time Activity Location
08:00-10:30 MoU Signing
Coffee Break
10:30-12:20 Handover and Closing Ceremony Sheraton
12:20-13:20 Check out and Lunch Sheraton
13:20-14:20 Optional Tour* Reconfirm and Preparation Sheraton
14:20-onwards Optional Tour* / Free Time

* We are happy to provide you with an opportunity to explore popular tourist destinations outside of Surabaya in a specially tailored Extended Tour, which you may wish to join. This tour is optional, and is not a part of the AUPF Meeting. More information on the optional Extended Tour, including the destinations, the tour fee, and how to register will be available soon on this website (aupf2018.petra.ac.id).

City Tour

The House of Sampoerna

The House of Sampoerna is a museum dedicated to preserve the history of Indonesia’s famous cigarette, the kretek, which was produced by Sampoerna. Housed in a Dutch-colonial style building, the museum was originally an orphanage built in 1862 and was managed by the Dutch. The building was later bought by Liem Seeng Tee, the founder of Sampoerna, in 1932, and was used as the first production site of the now famous Sampoerna cigarettes. Today, the building houses a museum, a souvenir shop, an art gallery, and a café.

Harmoni Keputih Park

The Harmoni Keputih Park, which is also known as Sakura Park, was once one of Surabaya’s biggest landfill which was later transformed into a beautiful functional public space by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya. In addition to local flowers and plants, the park features sakura trees, which are not available in Surabaya’s other parks. The park also includes a fun playground for children, complete with slides, see-saws, swings, and a jungle gym, making the park family-friendly. For those who want to keep fit, the park also has a jogging track with a stone path. Today, one would not have guessed that this beautiful park was once a landfill.

Co-Working Space Koridor

Koridor, located on Jalan Tunjungan, is a co-working space created by Tri Rismaharini, the Mayor of Surabaya, to encourage the growth and development of local creative economy and technology. The co-working area is fully equipped with 24-hour internet access, a theater room with 100-people capacity, and a 60-people capacity classroom. Both the theater and classroom are equipped with a backdrop, sound system, a screen and a projector. All Surabaya citizens who are currently working on creative and innovative projects that can benefit the city and its citizens are welcome to use the facilities free of charge, 24/7.

Command Center - 112

The city of Surabaya now has a Command Center (CC) 112, an emergency call center similar to 911 service in the United States. This facility is an integrated complaint service for the citizens of Surabaya, through which they can report emergency situations. This service, whose commitment is to provide help in seven minutes, is connected to nine (9) different service agencies that can deal with different types of emergencies.

Optional Tour

2D Midnight Beautiful Bromo

A popular tourist destination in East Java, Mount Bromo is an active volcano and is a part of the Tengger massif. The volcano itself is also part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, which covers a vast area consisting of one other mountain, Mount Semeru and four lakes. Mount Bromo sits on a plain called the “Sea of Sand.”

Day 1: Surabaya – Bromo

One of the most stunning views in Mount Bromo can actually be seen when the dawn breaks and the sun rises on the horizon. To ensure that you make it on time to view the sunrise, the tour group will leave Surabaya at approximately 10:00 PM (tentative). The trip will take around four hours

Day 2: Bromo – Surabaya (L)

Upon arriving, all tour participants will be picked up using a Jeep to the sunrise viewing site. After the sun rises, the journey will continue to the caldera of Mount Bromo and “Teletubbies Hill.” Next, you will also visit the Sea of Sand, which is also known as “Pasir Berbisik” or the “Whispering Sand.” There will be a lot of opportunities for taking pictures and selfies. We will then start our trip back to Surabaya, making a stop in a restaurant for lunch on the way back.


About AUPF 2018


Originating from a friendly collaboration between institutions of higher education in China and Thailand, the Asian University Presidents Forum was officially established in 2002 to include higher education institutions across Asia.

About Petra Christian University

Petra Christian University

Petra Christian University is now a multicultural institution that serves both national and international students of diverse cultural and religious background, offering an extensive range of college degree courses in a variety of fields.

About Surabaya

Surabaya, Indonesia

Surabaya is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage from its Dutch colonial past and multicultural inhabitants. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Surabaya had been a major trading center under the Dutch colonial government.

About Venue


AUPF’s 2018 Forum will be held at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Surabaya. Sheraton Hotel and Towers is an eco-friendly five-star luxury hotel located at the heart of Surabaya.

About Visa and Accommodation

Visa and Accommodation

In order to enter Indonesia, you need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the arrival date. The Indonesian government offers Visa on Arrival service for foreigners, which will allow them to remain in Indonesia for 30 days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I register for AUPF 2018 in Surabaya, Indonesia?

Registration for the event can be done through AUPF website. Please click Registration and follow the instructions (http://aupf2018.petra.ac.id/). You will need to complete an online registration form and make an online payment. Payment can be made using credit cards and via bank transfer.

I am a foreign participant. How much should I pay and what will I get?

The registration fee for foreign participants is USD 600 during the early bird period, and will increase to USD 650 afterwards. Please make sure you register before the deadline to get the best rate. You will get a city tour and welcome dinner that will be hosted by the Mayor of Surabaya herself, Mrs. Tri Rismaharini, a 4 day 3 night five-star accommodation at Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers, complimentary transportation from and to Surabaya’s International Airport (Juanda Airport), meals throughout the event, and admission to the Gala Dinner.

I am an Indonesian participant, will I have to pay in US Dollars?

No, you do not have to pay in US Dollars. We have a special rate for our Indonesian guests in Indonesian Rupiah. The registration fee for Indonesian participants is IDR 4.000.000 during the early bird period, and will increase to IDR 5.000.000 afterwards. Please make sure you register before the deadline to get the best rate. You will get a city tour and welcome dinner that will be hosted by the Mayor of Surabaya herself, Mrs. Tri Rismaharini, a 3 day 2 night five-star accommodation at Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers, complimentary transportation from and to Surabaya’s International Airport (Juanda Airport), meals throughout the event, and admission to the Gala Dinner.

What kind of electricity socket is used in Indonesia?

Indonesia uses two-pin round plugs commonly found in Europe. The voltage is at 220V 50 Hz. Below are some illustrations for the plugs.

What is the currency of Indonesia, and how much money should I bring?

The currency of Indonesia is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The banknotes are worth 2000 IDR, 5000 IDR, 10,000 IDR, 20,000 IDR, 50,000 IDR and 100,000 IDR. 1 USD is equal to approximately 13,500-14,500 IDR, depending on the exchange rate on the particular day. Because the costs for your accommodation, city tour, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the event, and transportation from and to the airport are already covered by your registration fee, you only need to bring extra cash for your personal expenses, such as for souvenirs or other personal items. If you would like to do some shopping, the Sheraton Hotel is located adjacent to one of the biggest shopping malls in Surabaya, Tunjungan Plaza, and the hotel has direct access to the mall.
However, please be informed that your registration fee only covers the cost of your room during your stay at the hotel, and does not cover the cost of additional services that you may wish to use during the stay (for example, the laundry service or the mini bar). Should you choose to use any additional services from the hotel, you will be responsible to cover the cost yourself.

Weather and Temperature during the Event (6-8 November 2018)

Indonesia is a tropical country with only two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. AUPF 2018 will be held in November 2018, which is during the rainy season, so you may want to bring an umbrella with you. The average temperature in Surabaya in November is between 26o-34o Celsius. Most of the events will be held indoor in air conditioned rooms, so the temperature will be cooler, around 20o-24o Celsius.

What do I need to bring with me?

Most of the events will take place indoor, which will be in air conditioned rooms. However, you will be outdoor during the city tour. Here are some items that may be useful for you to bring: an umbrella or a raincoat, a light jacket, mosquito repellent, and sunblock cream or lotion.

If I cannot come to the conference because of an urgent matter, can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

The registration fee is non-refundable, so unfortunately, you will not get a refund if you cancel your participation after completing the payment.

Can I register on the spot?

Unfortunately, we do not offer registration on the spot. All participants must fill out the online registration form and complete all payments prior to joining the event.

I have difficulties in completing the online registration form, whom should I contact?

You may send an email to aupf2018@petra.ac.id or reach us via phone: +62-31-2983020 (Office hours: 08.00 a.m. – 03.00 p.m.; GMT +7)

I have registered and created an account during the early bird period (15 July-31 August), but can only complete the payment afterwards. Will I still get the early bird rate?

Both the registration and payment should be completed during the early bird period if you want to get the best rates. Registrants that complete their payments after the early bird period ends will be charged regular price. We kindly request your cooperation and understanding in this matter. Should you have any questions regarding payment and registration, feel free to contact us and send an email to aupf2018@petra.ac.id or reach us via phone: +62-31-2983020 (Office hours: 08.00 a.m. – 03.00 p.m.; GMT +7)

If I want to present my paper, what facilities will be available/what should I provide myself other than my slides? (Laptop/internet/LCD projector/clicker)

LCD Projector, laptop, and internet connection will be provided. But we strongly encourage every participant to send their paper and slides in advance. Please make sure that the format of any presentation media is compatible to standard Windows operational system.

Can I leave before the conference end?

If for some reasons you are not able to stay until the end of the conference, then of course you are free to leave before it ends. However, please be informed that you may miss some key events, such as MOU Signing, which will be held on the third day of the forum. Visit our website, aupf2018.petra.ac.id to view the event program.

What is an extended tour? Is it compulsory?

The purpose of the extended tour is to provide an opportunity for you to explore popular tourist destinations beyond Surabaya, should you wish to do so. The extended tour is optional, and is not a part of the AUPF Meeting. If you wish to join this tour, please check our website (aupf2018.petra.ac.id) for more information regarding the destinations, the tour fee, and how to register.

Should you have any other questions that are not listed on this page, do not hesitate to contact us via email: aupf2018@petra.ac.id or reach us via phone: +62-31-2983020 (Office hours: 08.00 a.m. – 03.00 p.m.; GMT +7).


Our online registration is now officially closed. If you are still interested to participate and would like to register, please email us at aupf2018@petra.ac.id for inquiries. Thank you and we are looking forward to meeting you here in Surabaya.