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  1. Oct 18- 19, 2016
  2. 18 Tuesday
  3. 19 Wednesday


The 4th International Conference for Asia Pacific Arts Studies

Art research has been traditionally viewed as the application of scientific research techniques on works of art. While this approach brings about a wide array of theories and powerful concepts, lost in the pursuit is the artists' role in the creation of knowledge. Recent incorporation of higher art educations in some countries into universities opens the possibilities for art's, and artists', to contribute their unique approach to knowledge creation to the academic world.Two specific practices of art, namely creation and performance, will be our main focus here. This conference aims to bring together these two practices, along with their bodies of knowledge, and to discuss the present state of art research in their fields. Artists in the fields of dance, music, theatre, fine arts, moving images, photography, and new media can talk and present how embodiments and medium of their art can reveal a new type of knowledge distinct from that of traditional research.The specific context of Indonesia presents a specific challenge and opportunity as it has its own "object, process, and context" (Borgdorff, 2012). The object of arts can be traditional as well as contemporary. The process can be conventional and alternative, or site-specific. And the context of Indonesian arts is different in its institutional, economic, and political aspects.


1.  Art process as research
2.  Creating arts using research
3.  Artistic procedure for research
The paper written by two or more authors of different institutions will be preferable.


The 4th International Conference for Asia Pacific Arts Studies will be held at :

Harper Hotel Mangkubumi (Opening Ceremony, Paper Sessions, Closing Ceremony)

  Harper Ballroom (Paper Sessions)


Jl. P. Mangkubumi No.52, Gowongan, Yogyakarta, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55232, Indonesia
t:+62274 - 2920008
f:+62274 - 2920009

List of nearby Hotels to stay:
Room Type:  Standard
       Distance    : 150 m – 2,5 km (approximately) Rate : IDR 200.000 -    IDR 500.000

•    Wisma Ary’s
JL. Suryodiningratan no 29, Yogyakarta 55141 (0274) 387215
•    Brongto Hotel Yogyakarta
 Jalan Suryodiningratan No.26 ‎ (0274) 371038  ‎
•    Eclipse Hotel
Jalan Prawirotaman, Yogyakarta, Kota Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta 55135 ‎ (0274) 380976  ‎
•     Ruba Graha Hotel
JL. Mangkuyudan 1 Yogyakarta 55143 (0274) 373531
•    Matahari Hotel
JL. Parangtritis 123 Yogyakarta (0274) 372020
•    Winotosastro Garden Hotel
JL. Parangtritis 67 Yogyakarta (0274) 370279
•    Pose In Hotel  
Jalan Mayjend Sutoyo 62, 55142 ‎  (0274) 371975  ‎

NOTE : Any registrations, changes, cancellations, ets are the participants’ responsibility. All accomodation questions and queries should be directed to the hotels.

Rate :  IDR 500.000 < Distance : 1 km – 5 km (approximately)
Grand Palace Hotel JL. Mangkuyudan 32 Yogyakarta 55143 (0274) 414590
Ros In Hotel JL. Lingkar Selatan 110, Kota Gede, Yogyakarta 55187 (0274) 384543, 389912
Melia Purosani Hotel JL. Suryotomo 31 Yogyakarta 55122 (0274) 589521
Jambuluwuk Hotel JL. Gajah Mada 67 Pakualaman, Yogyakarta (0274) 585655
Ibis Hotel JL. Malioboro 52 – 58 Yogyakarta (0274) 516974

F.A.Q.Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the ICAPAS 2016 conference

Q1:  How Can I Participate?

A: There are several major ways that one can participate in the 4th ICAPAS 2016 Conference.

Deliver a Paper. Papers are formal presentations of original research that are either read or delivered. Papers are expected to be original research. This may be the exploration of a previously un-researched topic, or the reevaluation of existing work in light of new evidence or methodologies. Paper proposals are judged on their potential contribution to their respective fields.

Q2:  How Many Times Can I Participate?

A: Members may serve in only TWO capacities which must be different during the conference. (The exception is for invitations to participate in special events, such as the plenary session.) This allows a maximum number of members to participate in the annual conference.

Q3:  How long can my presentation be?

A: Paper presentations on panels last 15-20 minutes. Because of the limited time (which includes both orally delivered material and any visual clips) most papers attempt to make only two or three major points.

Please Note: The session chair is responsible for allocating an equal amount of time for each. Sessions run currently and continuously throughout the day.

Q4:  How do I submit a proposal for the 3rd ICAPAS 2015 conference?

A: To submit a proposal for the 4th ICAPAS 2016 conference, individuals can submit a proposal online. Please remember that authors are limited to ONE submission to ICAPAS 2016. If an individual is part of a panel, the organizer or chair is responsible for submitting all papers or participants within the panel. It is the individual's responsibility to send all the required information to the panel/organizer for input. For submission requirements, examples and additional details about submitting a proposal online, please visit the ‘Submission’ page.

Q5:  Are the deadlines firm?

A: Yes.

Q6:  How many papers can I propose?

A: You can propose only ONE paper for the conference.

Q7:  How many individuals from a single institution be on a panel or workshop?

A: In proposing panels, you are asked to include no more than two individuals from any single institution.

Q8:  How many participants can be on a panel?

A: Optimum number of panelists:  Four Presenters.

Q9:  How are proposals judged?

A: After your proposal is submitted online, the ICAPAS conference coordinator then assigns the proposal to a team of two appropriate readers. The readers evaluate the proposal individually and then compare their respective scores. Readers look for originality, scope and depth of research, and attempt to assess whether the paper will make a contribution to the field. Secondarily, the readers consider whether the proposal has followed the rules for submission. A joint score is forwarded to the conference organizer.

The conference organizer is responsible for creating panels and assigning the panels to time slots and rooms. Time and room assignments are based in some measure on equipment needs, and efforts are made not to have too many panels. Because of the complexity of putting the program together, requests for special times or days cannot usually be honored. Please limit any such requests to those of an unavoidable nature.

Q10:What if someone has to drop off my panel after I submitted it or after it was accepted?

A: No. All proposals must go through the review procedure. You cannot substitute someone at a later point. It is useful to have a full complement of four presenters on pre-constituted panels so that if an individual does have to drop out you will still have a full panel of three.

Q11:Can I substitute a different paper after my paper has been accepted?

A: No. Your paper was judged and accepted on the merits of the proposal. You cannot substitute something different after your proposal has been accepted.

Q12:Can I present a paper that has already been, or will be, presented at another conference?

A: This is considered bad form. It is expected that any paper presented at the 4th ICAPAS 2016 Conference is original and has not been previously presented. Presenting material that has been accepted for publication in a journal or anthology, but which has not gone to print before the conference, is acceptable.

Q13:Can I change the name of my paper after it is submitted?

A: Yes. Please contact administration at prior to the specified deadline for changes and corrections. Note that your title can change, the content of the paper, panel, must continue to be consistent with the proposal submitted.

Q14:Can I request a day and time for my presentation?

A: Requests for times or days for paper presentations are not usually allowed due to the large number of participants. We ask that you reserve requests for religious reasons or other exceptional and unavoidable circumstances.

Q15:Can I contact the Administrative Office after the deadline to make sure they've received my paper?

A: This is not a good idea due to the volume of work faced by the ICAPAS 2016 Office when proposals are submitted.

Q16:I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend the conference or not. Should I submit a proposal anyway?

A: Please submit proposals only if you plan to attend the conference. If you are unsure about whether you will have the time, be able to finish a paper, or get funding, perhaps it's best to wait until the next year to submit your proposal. It takes time to process, read, evaluate, and schedule every paper. When you put individuals through this work for a proposal that you don't deliver, you have wasted the Program Committee's time, as well as that of the ICAPAS 2016 Administrative Office.

Q17:Why was my paper proposal rejected?

A: There may be many reasons why a proposal was rejected. It is possible that the readers did not feel the proposal made a contribution to the field, or that it was one of several proposals on the same topic. It is possible that the proposal did not follow submission guidelines in some way. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions, the Program Committee cannot respond to inquiries about rejections.

Q18:My proposals are never, or almost never, accepted. What am I doing wrong?

A: First, ask yourself whether you are carefully following all the submission procedures. Second, ask yourself if the work is original or if it is simply a rehash of existing work. Third, ask yourself if your proposal is suited for the  ICAPAS  conference or if it might not find a more logical fit with another conference. Finally, ask a peer who has been "successful" at having her or his papers or panels accepted to see copies of those proposals for tips.

Q19:Are the proposals of professors or "senior scholars" given preference over graduate students?

A: No. All proposals are examined for their merits. The ICAPAS 2016 conference welcomes proposals from individuals at all levels within the field of education.

Q20:If I cannot attend the conference can someone else present my paper?

A: No. ICAPAS 2016's policy on this is clear: the person whose paper has been accepted must read the paper. Substitute readers are forbidden.

Q21:What if my proposal was accepted but I have to cancel?

A: Sometimes things come up that may force you to cancel participation in the conference - a health issue, a family emergency, etc. In such an event, contact administration at immediately and inform them that you will not be able to participate in the conference.
Obviously extenuating circumstances do crop up, but not to attend the conference without a legitimate reason when your proposal was accepted is unprofessional. If an individual habitually cancels, that individual may find her or his proposals will receive less favorable attention for future conferences.

Q22:Can I co-present a paper?

A: Yes. However, co-presented papers are given the same twenty minute time slot (including Q and A) as papers presented by a single individual.

Q23:I am an undergraduate student, who wishes to participae in your conference. Can I attend?

A: The conference is an academic research conference, and we welcome all attendees, although the level may not be appropriate for undergraduates, due to the specialised nature of the presentations. Please note, that this is not an appropriate venue for the presentation of undergraduate work.

Q24:Is accomodation included in the registration fees?

A. No, accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Q25:How do I get a letter of invitation?

A. Letters of invitation can be requested upon payment of registration fees to the conference committee.


The 4th International Conference for Asia Pacific Arts Studies  Contact : 

ICAPAS International Coordinator   :  Retno Mustika
Email :
Telp  : +62 81 333 1 33 1 67

Conference Coordinator Office      : Pascasarjana ISI Yogyakarta                                                
Jl. Suryodiningratan 8,   Yogyakarta                                                        
Email :                                                                
Telp  : +62 274 419791

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