INTERSECT 2024 is an interdisciplinary symposium presenting the brightest minds in academia, research, industry, and policy-making. This year, we are excited to host the event at Stanford University, the birthplace of Silicon Valley and the epicenter of technological innovation, although most programs will run virtually on August 2nd, 2024. This year's theme is "Indonesia at the Crossroad of Technology, Sustainability, and Society", underscoring the urgent needs for collaborative effort to address the challenges and opportunities in Indonesia's sustainable development.

We invite academics, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to join us and synthesize robust policy recommendations and academic blueprints for Indonesian pathways to sustainable development. Our ultimate goal is to create a dynamic network that strengthens Indonesia's approach to practical, real-world challenges through technological and scientific innovation. We seek to foster collaborations that leverage advancements in technology and science to strengthen a sustainability-focused economy, underpinned by AI, robotics, and other technological breakthroughs.

Call for Submissions

We are seeking extended abstract or full-paper contributions that not only resonate with the theme but also extend the boundaries in sustainability, economic development, and technological innovation. The topics include, but are not limited to: Submissions will be reviewed by the program committees. The accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings and the authors are invited to present their work in the symposium remotely (synchronous). We will award the best (full) paper for each track and the best overall presentation.

We use OpenReview to handle submission processes. For more information about the submission, please visit the submission page.

Young Researcher Competition (For High School Students)

We are also hosting a short research paper competition for high school students. The competition is open to all high school students in Indonesia. The topic of the paper should be related to the symposium theme. The short paper should be written in English and follow standard academic writing guidelines. The paper should be 5-8 pages, excluding references. All works must be original and 95% of the content must be written by the student/student team (up to 3 students). To be fully considered, the paper must be submitted by a supervising teacher or school representative.

The finalists will be invited to present their work remotely in the symposium. The top three winners will receive a certificate and cash prize. For more information about the competition, please visit the Young Researcher Competition page.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) on the date indicated.

Event Date
Submission Open February 15th, 2024
Submission Deadline April 1st, 2024
Young Researcher Competition Deadline April 1st, 2024
Registration Open May 1st, 2024
Notification of Acceptance May 15th, 2024
Registration (Early-Bird) Deadline June 1st, 2024
Camera-Ready Paper Deadline June 15th, 2024
Withdrawal Deadline June 15th, 2024
Registration (Normal) Deadline June 20th, 2024
Notification of Young Researcher Finalists July 1st, 2024
Symposium August 2nd, 2024

Keynote Speakers

Gita Wirjawan

Gita Wirjawan, Founder-Ancora Foundation, Former Ministry of Trade, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) Visiting Scholar-Stanford

Mustika Wijaya

Mustika Wijaya, Obama Scholar, Founder and Executive Director-Solar Chapter

Keynote #3

Keynote #3, Affiliation


Rachmadian Wulandana

Rachmadian Wulandana, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, SUNY New Paltz

Mansur Arief

Mansur M. Arief, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab, Stanford University

Bari Hanafi

Bari Hanafi, Assistant Teaching Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Ilham Variansyah

Ilham Variansyah, Assistant Research Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Oregon State University

Rizki Oktavian

M. Rizki Oktavian, Researcher & Ph.D. Graduate, Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University

Andri Wardiana

Andri Wardiana, Senior Researcher at BRIN & Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, San Francisco

Program Committees


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