About The Conference

First International Conference on Cultural Communication and Space (ICCCS) and the 9th International Conference on Vernacular Settlements (ISVS)

Reframing the Vernacular: Politics, Semiotics, and Representation

Vernacular has an immense range of meanings and contexts. Possibly its widest use is in the area of vernacular architecture, a subject already explored in great depth. The purpose of this conference is to investigate three lesser developed themes. The first is the political context of vernacular subjects (such as architecture). The second addresses meaning in the vernacular, the third deals with how the vernacular is presented and represented. We seek to address such complexity by focusing on the interstices between subjects rather than on individual subjects such as architecture, culture, language art or design.

The word vernacular also conveys a state of being native, original, and contextual to geography and place. In many locations it embraces entire environments, their art, culture and the very existence of indigenous societies. Hence ''vernacularity'' is also part of the global equation. It has been a source of political and social conflict and dispute for decades over issues such as the survival of indigenous communities in places like Australia and its original people. The commodification of people and  place and  the impact of global tourism have profound effects on vernacular life, its customs, traditions, aspirations and sensibilities. Similarly, we can observe the erosion of traditions, the designation of traditional villages AS tourist destinations, the establishment of World Heritage Sites, and overall the redeployment of urban meaning to focus on the global over the local.

Therefore the prime goal of this conference to reflect this context, and to invite participants from a wide variety of disciplines to participate in an international dialogue on ''vernacularity'' and culture. The conference therefore seeks to concentrate on two major domains. First it attempts to reframe our understanding of vernacularity by addressing the subject in the context of globalisation, cross-disciplinarity, and development.

Second, it discusses the phenomenon of how vernacularity has been treated, used, employed, manipulated, practiced, maintained, learned, reconstructed, preserved and conserved, at the level of individual and community experience. We therefore invite scholars from a wide variety of knowledge fields to participate in enriching and engaging discussions, as to how both agendas can be addressed.

This international gathering has been initiated collaboratively by the Centre for Cultural Communication & Space (CCCS) and the Research Centre for Smart City of Udayana University, Tropical Engineering-Architecture Program of Udayana University, Masters Program in Architecture of Udayana University, the University of South Australia and its Vernacular Research Knowledge Group (VRKG), the Association of Oral Traditions, and the 9th ISVS (the International Society for Vernacular Settlement) Committee. This event is also following the successful conduct of the 8th ISVS International Conference by the Department of Architecture of Hasanuddin University in Makassar (Sulawesi) in 2016.

To expedite these aims, this international conference will be organised round the following major sub-themes; the vernacular as it relates (but not limited) to:

  • Transformation in the vernacular built environment
  • Vernacular architecture and representation
  • The meaning of home
  • Symbolic intervention and interpretation of vernacularity
  • The semiotics of place
  • The politics of ethnicity and settlement
  • Global tourism and its impacts on vernacular settlement
  • Vernacular built form and aesthetics
  • Technology and construction in vernacular built forms

Conference activities include:

  1. Keynote speakers presentations
  2. Oral & poster presentations
  3. Conference dinner (details to be announced)
  4. Trip to traditional Bali Aga settlements (details to be announced)

Call For Papers

Abstract Submissions

Due to a general request, deadline for abstract submission has been extended up to 21 April 2018

  • Authors of invited and contributed papers must submit electronically in a DOC (*.doc or docx) or PDF format (*.pdf) file, of size less than 2MB, an abstract containing sufficient information to allow the Scientific Committee to evaluate their contribution.
  • If the Abstract has been requested for an Invited Speaker presentation, please provide “Invited Paper” after the paper | read More...

Papers for Submission

Preparing your Papers for Submission, to submit your paper please click this following link.

  • Papers must be submitted through easychair submission system. A guideline on how to submit full paper conference is available here.
  • Papers must be submitted in a .pdf file or MS Word file format.
  • File size cannot exceed 20MB. Check image resolution or compress images before saving the file as .pdf.
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Upon request, paper derived from both oral and poster presentations will be published in:

  1. Conference proceedings in digital and hardcopy forms may be purchased from the organizing committee
  2. The ISVS E-Journal - a scopus-indexed e-journal
  3. Book chapter publication

Important Dates

For online registration please click this following link.
Due to a general request, deadline for abstract submission has been extended up to 21 April 2018

  1. A 250 word abstract submission  21 April 2018
  2. Acceptance of selected abstracts 18 May 2018
  3. Full Paper Submission 01 September 2018
  4. Result of paper |


Registration Fee

Indonesians Internationals
Students* (IDR) Non-students (IDR) Students* (US$) Non-students (US$)
Early Bird (by 30 July 2018)
Paper (or no paper) and presenter IDR. 1.500.000 IDR. 3.000.000 USD. 150 USD. 300
Paper (or no paper) & poster presentation IDR. 1.500.000 IDR. 3.000.000 USD. 150 USD. 300
Participant IDR. 500.000 IDR. 500.000 USD. 100 USD. 100
Regular (by 15 November 2018)
Paper (or no paper) and presenter IDR. 1.750.000 IDR. 3.500.000 USD. 175 USD. 350
Paper (or no paper) & poster presentation IDR. 1.750.000 IDR. 3.500.000 USD. 175 USD. 350
Participant IDR. 1.500.000 IDR. 1.500.000 USD. 175 USD. 350
Members of the Organizing Committee (by 15 November 2018)
Paper (or no paper) and presenter IDR. 1.000.000 IDR. 2.500.000 USD. 100 USD. 250
Paper (or no paper) & poster presentation IDR. 1.000.000 IDR. 3.500.000 USD. 175 USD. 250
Participant IDR. 450.000 IDR. 450.000 USD. 75 USD. 75


For Online Abstract Submission, need two steps : 

  1. Author registration
  2. Abstract Submission

Conference secretariat :

Antonius Karel Muktiwibowo,ST.,MT.,Ph.D.
Phone & whatsapp : +62 895347677009
Email: ICCCS@unud.ac.id


Conference fees :

Contact: I Kadek Nopa Surya Adi Hartawan
Phone & Whatsapp : +62 831 147 066 55
Email : ICCCSRegFees@unud.ac.id
Bank ACC : 0655941170
CIF:09413863623 / Bank BNI 46

Keynote Speakers

Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid
Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid

Australian National University-Australia

Emeritus Professor Jon Lang
Emeritus Professor Jon Lang

University of New South Wales-Australia

Professor Abidin Kusno
Professor Abidin Kusno

York University-Canada

Professor Ramesh Biswas
Professor Ramesh Biswas

Head, Smart Danube Region

Members of the scientific committee

Alexander Cuthbert

Pratyush Shankar

Ranjith Dayaratne

Miki Desai

Gunawan Tjahjono

Sutrisno M

Johanes Widodo

Julie Nichols

Gusti Ayu Made Suartika

Pudentia MPSS

Joseph Aranha


28-29 November 2018

Seminar Hall, Lvl 3, Postgraduate Building of Udayana University Denpasar Campus BALI- INDONESIA

  1. Conference secretariat : Antonius Karel Muktiwibowo,ST.,MT.,Ph.D.
    • Phone & whatsapp : +62 895347677009
    • Email. : ICCCS@unud.ac.id
  2. Conference fees : I Kadek Nopa Surya Adi Hartawan
    • Phone & Whatsapp : +62 831 147 066 55
    • Email : ICCCSRegFees@unud.ac.id
    • Bank ACC : 0655941170
    • CIF:09413863623 / Bank BNI 46


Organizing Committee
General Chair :
Dr.Eng. I Made Gatot Karohika, ST, MT (Udayana University)
Feblil Huda, Ph.D (University of Riau)

Vice Chairman:
Ainul Ghurri, ST, MT, Ph.D (Udayana University)
Asral, Ph. D (University of Riau)
General Secretary : 
Ir. I Wayan Hendra Wicaksana, MT (Udayana University)
Syafri, MT (University of Riau)

Technical Committee :
Ir. Made Suarda, M.Eng (Udayana University)
Kaspul Anuar, MT (University of Riau)
I Putu Lokantara, ST, MT (Udayana University)
IKeut Adi Atmika, ST, MT (Udayana University)

Website :
Made Dandy Pranajaya, S.Sos.,M.A.P. (Udayana University)
Dr. Wayan Nata Septiadi, ST, MT (Udayana University)
I Made Widiyarta, ST, MT, Ph.d (Udayana University)

Steering Committee
No STEERING Committee Organization
1 Prof. Ir. Ngakan Putu Gede Suardana, MT, Ph.D. Udayana University
2 Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ari Sandhyavitri, PhD. Riau University
3 Dr. Awaludin Martin. Riau University
4 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng Azridjal Aziz. Riau University
5 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adhy Prayitno. Riau University
6 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ir. I Ketut Gede Sugita, MT. Udayana University

Scientific Committee

# Scientific Committee
1 Alexander Cuthbert
2 Pratyush Shankar
3 Ranjith Dayaratne
4 Miki Desai
5 Gunawan Tjahjono
6 Sutrisno M
7 Johanes Widodo
8 Julie Nichols
9 Gusti Ayu Made Suartika
10 Pudentia MPSS
11 Joseph Aranha