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Welcome Speech

As 2017 proceeds, I will give you more updates of our activities and accomplishments as an organization. Once again, I look forward serving you until 2018.
Dr. Lutgarda L. Tolentino
(ARSA President and Chair of the Council, 2014-2018 )

Let us be thankful for 2016  and welcome 2017 with open minds and hearts as we start to prepare for our 6th ARSA InternationalConference to be held in Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia inAugust 2018. Our theme for the nextconference is “Building Sustainable Food Systems in Asia: Multiple Rural-Urban Linkages in a Globalizing World”. InJune 2017 Newsletter, I will try to elaborate the domains of food systems.

Prof. Dr. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA
(Rector of Hasanuddin University)
Dear colleagues,It is my great pleasure, and on be half of the Hasanuddin University, to welcome all of you, from abroad and within Indonesia, to participate in the ICBSFS 2018.
We hope you’ll be able to join us at the 2018 ICBSFS 2018 Conference. We are confident that you will have a great time at the conference and enjoy your stay in Makassar.
Prof. Ir. M. Saleh S. Ali, PhD
(Chairperson of ARSA Conference, Makassar 2018)

Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the Organizing Committee of ICBSFS 2018, we warmly invite you to join us at the Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA) Conference, organised by ARSA and the University of Hasanuddin and hosted in Makassar, Indonesia on August 27-30 2018.
We’d be delighted to welcome you in Makassar, at the biggest city in eastern part of Indonesia. A territory where nature, tradition and innovation join in a perfect mix

Conference Overview

Globalization promotes connection and integration in the ASEAN region. Specifically, the rural-urban integration is seen as one of the by-products of globalization in terms of the economic, social, ecological and political aspects.  The rural-urban integration could later on be a mechanism that could help address the many social and development programs including poverty, food security, and  inequality, among others.

The Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA) is a facility and mechanism where recent developments, issues and discourses on rural and urban societies in Asia are tackled through the International Conferences that it organizes every four years.  The 6th International Conference of ARSA is being organized with the theme “Building Sustainable Food Systems in Asia:  Multiple Rural-Urban Linkages in a Globalizing World.  It will be held on August 27-30, 2018 at Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia.  Among the sub-themes of the Conference are rural-urban migration, political ecology and economy, food systems, social capital, gender systems in Given the situation above, the Asian Rural Sociology Association will discuss these issues in an international conference with the theme: “Building Sustainable Food Systems in Asia: Multiple Rural-Urban Linkages in a Globalizing World”  which will be held August 27-30 date of 2018 at Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia. The issues in this theme includes rural-urban migration, political ecology and economy, food systems, social capital, gender roles in sustainable development, and, local institution and governance

Important Dates

August 1, 2017
September 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
February 15, 2018
March 10, 2018
March 15, 2018
April 1, 2018
July 1, 2018
July 15, 2018
August 15, 2018
Call for sessions/panel
Deadline of sessions/panels proposal
Call for abstracts
Deadline of abstract submission
Notification of acceptance of abstract
Submission of full paper
Deadline for full papers
The deadline of full paper for “non-Scopus indexed proceedings”
Revision and resubmission of full paper
Acceptance of paper


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Publication Management Center (PMC),  Hasanuddin University