The numbers scientific publication of Scopus-indexed journals can be increased by conducting international conference. The international conference gives opportunities for the researchers to disseminate the research outcomes. Besides, it can also give big chances to publish the result on Scopus-indexed journals. This step has been taken by Univesitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) by carrying joint seminar in form of international conference which target is to be published in Scopus-indexed ISI journal, International Conference on Science, Engineering and Nanotechnology 2016 (ICESNANO 2016).
In the first year of implementation, Machinery Engineering Department of Engineering Faculty of UNS became the conference host which was going to be done alternately once in two years. The theme, “Empowering innovation in engineering, science and nanotechnology”, can attract the conference participants held on Wednesday – Friday (3-5/8/2016) at Alana Hotel & Convention Center, Solo. “Electronic macro and nanotechnology are new things. I’m excited because the number of participants coming to this event is prodigious. It means it is not merely because of the interesting topic and location, but also Universitas Sebelas Maret, as the partner, is able to magnetize many participants. That is an important point for discussion about technology,” Mohd Noh Dalimin, Vice-Chancellor of UTHM, explained.
There are three topics delivered in the conference: the practical engineering application including mechanics, civil, electronics, energy and power engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, other alternative engineering technologies); basic and applied science including physics, ceramic, optic, polymer, composite, material sciences, metallurgical; dan nanoscience & nanotechnology including nanoelectronics, nanochemistry, nanophysics, nanomaterial, nanocomposites; semiconductor physics, nanodevices.
After signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), UNS Rector, Ravik Karsidi said that the cooperation between UNS and UTHM embodied through students exchange, collective Community Service Program, lecturers exchange, joint research and cooperation in international conference. Meanwhile, Mohd Noh Dalimin mentioned UNS – UNTHM cooperation was a unique teamwork. “UTHM is specialized in engineering program, but UNS has many infrastructures. Agriculture Faculty and Medical Faculty enable technology implementation to be broadened. I hope this cooperation can give extraordinary result in terms of the energy use,“ he explained.(red.uns.ac.id)