Raising Technology Issues that Support Sustainable Development, UMN Holds International ICT Conference

s a form of commitment to the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN) since 2011 has held a regular international meeting in the form of a conference called Conmedia-Iconsonics.

Raising Technology Issues that Support Sustainable Development, UMN Holds International ICT Conference

As a form of commitment to the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Multimedia Nusantara University (UMN) since 2011 has held a regular international meeting in the form of a conference called Conmedia-Iconsonics.

This year is the 6th Conmedia conference and the 2nd Iconsonics conference. With the theme "Unlocking The Potential of Smart Digital Technology and Multimedia for Sustainable Development" as a form of response to technology that is not only oriented to the current generation, but also as a sustainable development effort for future generations. 

“The progress we want to achieve is progress that ensures sustainability, especially in development. In this dynamic digital environment, I am sure you will find a lot of potential and possibilities to make other advances in knowledge that are beneficial to mankind,” said UMN Chancellor, Ninok Leksono, in his remarks. 

The first international ICT conference held by UMN was called the International Conference on New Media Studies (Conmedia). 

This event is a forum that forms an international network in helping researchers to disseminate research results in an international environment.

This forum is also a meeting room for ICT practitioners in discussing and interacting to increase their respective insights and knowledge.

Routinely held every year

In 2017, UMN also succeeded in organizing another international conference with topics that were different from Conmedia's fields, but complemented each other.

 This conference is called the International Conference On Smart Cities, Automation & Intelligent Computing Systems (ICON-SONICS).

Since then, Conmedia and Icon-Sonics have been merged into one international conference which is held annually.

This year, Conmedia-Iconsonics 2021 is again held to strengthen, strengthen and expand the network. This year, this conference collaborates with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Indonesia Section to facilitate the publication of research papers in the IEEEXplore network.

This event also collaborates with STMIK STIKOM Indonesia (STIKI) Denpasar and the Association of Informatics and Computer Science Universities (APTIKOM).

“Conmedia-Iconsonics 2021 is expected to absorb more international research papers than previous conferences and of course with a classier spectrum of scientific content. 

In addition, practitioners, academics and government institutions can also benefit greatly from smart digital technology and multimedia," said the chief executive, Niki Prastomo, who is also the dean of the technology and informatics faculty of UMN. 

The importance of building technology

The scientific fields of the Conmedia-Iconsons 2021 conference are divided into two. In the scientific field, Conmedia includes applications, mobile technology, interactive media design, business intelligence and management, strategic information systems, computational science and technology, and embedded systems and communication

Meanwhile, Iconsonics covers the fields of science: smart cities, automations and intelligent computing systems.

Niki explained, the development of smart digital technology and multimedia is closely related to the development of technologies that carry the industrial revolution 4.0 and digital transformation. 

Digital transformation itself refers to a process that uses digital technology to create new innovations or modify business processes, culture, and consumer experiences to deal with changing business and market needs.

Furthermore, economist Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum explained that this fourth industrial revolution will affect how we live and work and will be different in scale, scope and complexity compared to previous revolutions. 

This is what underlies the importance of building technology that supports sustainable development.

"Technology developments currently have a fast pace, both from applications, system intelligence, automation, internet infrastructure, big data, and multimedia. 

The issue of sustainability is an important point that needs to be considered by academics, industry practitioners and stakeholders," said Niki.

It is hoped that from this topic raised, the benefits and impacts of technological developments can be felt by future generations.

The benefits can be felt by future generations

Management of technology that supports sustainable development requires good collaboration from many parties, including academics and industry practitioners to optimize digital transformation.

Discussion and discussion of creative ideas that explore the potential of digital and multimedia technology is needed in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding. 

That way, the benefits can be felt by various parties and can be an advantage that is not only enjoyed by the current generation, but also for generations to come.

 

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