The International Conference of Geography and Disaster Management (ICGDM2023) invites prospective authors, academics and industries to submit papers related to environment, natural resource management, socio-economics aspect of tropical regions, regional development, disaster management in tropical areas, remote sensing and GIS application for sustainable tropical regions. The conference will be held virtually. This conference is part of a conference program called International Summit on Science Technology and Humanity (ISETH) 2023 Organized by Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta. In addition, there will be an international student poster competition (see poster competition tab).

This conference aims to bring together geographers, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to delve into the multifaceted aspects of regional development in tropical areas. It seeks to foster knowledge exchange, innovative ideas, and collaborative efforts to address the unique challenges and harness the untapped potential in tropical regions.

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, research presentations, and interactive workshops, this conference will provide a platform for meaningful discussions, knowledge dissemination, and networking opportunities to foster sustainable regional development in tropical areas.


Exploring Sustainable Solutions for Regional Development in Tropical Geographies: Unveiling the Potential, Embracing the Challenges


Dr. Nawaz M Mian
(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Prof. Christopher Gomez
(Kobe University, Japan)
Dr. Farha Sattar *
(Charles Darwin University, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Dimyati, M.Sc. *
(Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia)

Invited Speakers

Muhammad Aufaristama, Ph.D.
(University of Twente, Netherlands)
Aynaz Lotfata, Ph.D. *
(Chicago State University, USA)

Asaba Joyfred, M.A.
(Kyambogo University, Uganda)
Dr. Mukhamad Ngainul Malawani, M.Sc. *
(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Dr. Edy Trihatmoko
(Impact Team 2050 Member, State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM), Russia)


* = to be confirmed

Focus and Scope

  • Tropical Area Development
  • Natural Resources Development
  • Regional Development
  • Socio-economic Development
  • Law and Policy on Environment and Natural Resources
  • Environmental Risk Management
  • Pollution and Environmental Damage on Health
  • Biodiversity Exploration and Conservation
  • GIS Application for Sustainable Development
  • Environmental-friendly Technology 
  • Artificial Intelligence on Geography
  • Multi-purpose Applications Remote Sensing
  • Early Warning System on Disaster
  • Disaster Management and Mitigation
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Multi-dimensional Effects of Disaster

Important Dates

Dates Agenda
14 August 2023 Call for Full Paper Submission
20 October 20 November 2023 Full Paper Submission Deadline
1 December 2023 Notification of Review Result
3 December 2023 Payment Deadline
5 - 6 December 2023 The Conference Date
14 December 2023 Submission deadline for the revised paper

Publication Opportunity