SIBE 2009

Various presentations and lectures were presented at the 2009 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environment (SIBE). The event, which was held for the first time, was held at Sasana Budaya Ganesha (SABUGA), on the 2nd-3rd of November 2009.

A total of 315 participants from 26 different countries attended this conference, which was held for the first time. This conference is divided into 3 sessions; the plenary sessions, the parallel sessions, and special meetings. The plenary session, which took place in the Sasana Budaya Ganesha auditorium, was attended by all participants and was also the opening session for each day of the conference. Several figures became speakers in this session, which were Ir. Bambang Goeritna Soekamto, MSc, MBA, (Expert Staff of the Ministry of Public Works of the Republic of Indonesia), Prof. Shunji Kanie (Hokkaido University), Dr. Tony Liu (National Taiwan University), Dr. Ir. Puti Farida Marzuki (Bandung Institute of Technology) and Prof. Shunsuke Ikeda (AUN/SEED-net, Tokyo Institute of Technology). Each speaker presented a variety of material as a representation of the expertise areas discussed in the conference.

Meanwhile, the parallel session was attended by 202 presenters, with eight topics of the discussion presented. These fields include structures and materials, transportation systems and engineering, water engineering and management, waste engineering and management, marine engineering, construction engineering, geotechnical engineering, and environmental protection and management. The presentation was in oral and poster form.

Several special meetings were held at the end of the conference. For example, member representatives of AUN/SEED institutions gathered to discuss their support programs and the future of the regional conference. On the other hand, representatives from ITB held a meeting with representatives from Hokkaido University and National Taiwan University. During the meeting, they discuss the plan for continuous cooperation between the institution.

On the sidelines of the conference, Indonesian cultural performances were served to the participants on a dinner at the first day. Artists from Saung Mang Udjo performed traditional West Java art attractions. The angklung games, dances, and songs that were displayed received a good response, as evidenced by the large number of participants who participated in the art. As a memento, the conference participants were each given an angklung.

Within this conference, it is hoped that it will create a platform for the exchange of ideas and information among academics, researchers, consultants, engineers, industry, and doctoral scholars in the field of civil and environmental engineering. The conference speakers who come from researchers, government officials, and professionals are expected to provide different perspectives in the field of civil and environmental engineering.