As a tradition geared towards facilitating scientific discussion, ICIAP (International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology) and UIPSUR (Universitas Indonesia International Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research) are scientific conferences that was started in 2016 by the Faculty of Psychology Universitas Indonesia. ICIAP is an annual celebration of inspiring ideas and practices in applied psychology. This event brings together graduate students, academics, researchers, and policy makers from Asian and neighboring countries across the spectrum of applied psychology. On the other hand, UIPSUR is an annual research conference for undergraduate students to showcase their projects to the research community and beyond. In this event, students would specifically be encouraged to exercise their presentation skills as well as to broaden their knowledge about their academic interests. This year, ICIAP and UIPSUR will be held as a joint conference to enable intergenerational conversation on the topic, “Psychology for Synergizing Human, Environment, and Smart Technology.”
The topic is chosen because applied psychologist and practitioners are experiencing increasing pressure to face Industry 4.0, where human is challenged with the use of smart technology in all areas of life. Smart technology solved many human problems but, in another way, created different kinds of human and environment problems. This increasingly widespread societal problems seem to be growing faster than the solutions offered by behavioral sciences in general and applied psychology in particular. The event is intended to foster exchange ideas, practices and scientific discussion to address those kinds of challenges through showcasing findings on individual, group and state interventions. It is can also be a valuable opportunity for them to collaborate in the future.
To be able to attain that goal, ICIAP and UIPSUR have several activities, such as seminars by keynote speakers that have experience as a scientist or practitioner in developing human and environment through technology. Additionally, there are oral and poster presentations by students and academicians, also workshops to show how psychology concepts can be used to face the challenges that have arisen because of the advancement of technology. The committee hopes that this conference can be a step towards planning how to successfully synergize humans, environment, and technology.
The conference will feature various workshops prepared by practitioners and academicians on how to apply psychology science in the digital world. Practitioners, academicians, and those who are interested in the topic can enter this workshop. The workshops are divided into two sessions: a morning and afternoon session. Each workshop can accept 20 participants and will be going for around 3 – 6 hours.