Community and Technological (CommTECH) Camp Highlight 2018

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Continuing the success of 2012 to 2017 Community and Technological (CommTECH) Camp, ITS International Office is introducing a new innovative program, CommTECH Camp Insight 2018. By compiling and building upon the testimonies of former participants, we decided to extend the program to 13 days in order to provide more interaction among participants and also enhance the learning experience. This program will be conducted on 9 – 21 July 2018. Furthermore, the upcoming CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018 will be presented as a Project based Learning (PbL) program. Groups will be formed among participants as a platform to help solve real life problems faced by the community. With an increased engagement between participants, facilitators, and the community, a more impactful experience will be achieved. It becomes even more attractive because at the end of the program, all participants will have an opportunity to present their project and ideas which were developed during the course of the program in front of a wider audience.

So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and register now for this terrific program. Many experiences beyond your imagination await

More about CommTECH Camp:

CommTECH Camp is an opportunity for university students, academics, and professionals from all over the world to learn about community and global issues through a variety of insightful but fun activities. The program includes courses, visitation and discussion with government and non-government agencies, societal engagement, Indonesian language courses, learning traditional music and dances, visit to main tourist destinations, and for sure tasting delicious Indonesian food. The aim of this program is to facilitate an opportunity to better understand ITS's expertise in technology implementation within the society while visiting, discovering, and experiencing Indonesia's diverse heritage and culture. It will also open up an opportunity to exchange ideas and develop a mutual goal for the future of our community.

The theme of the program is “Solving Local Problems with Global Knowledge”.  Our organizing committee has been working hard to make the program a truly memorable experience for all participants. The brochure is attached here for your perusal.

Brochure of CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018

Please check the video teaser of this program in this link :  Video Teaser of CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018 offers 3 fascinating courses:

Sub Course A:

Exploring The Oceans : Mapping Sea Surface & Seabed Surface

Only about 5% of the world's sea floor has been mapped in some detail.  Since the ocean occupies roughly 70% of the Earth's surface, this leaves approximately 65% of the Earth (excluding dry land) unexplored.  That is quite a lot of Earth left to explore! In CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018, this course will take you to discuss and practice on mapping the sea surface and subsurface in Indonesia waters. The highlights in this subject consist of sea floor mapping, positioning at the sea and mapping water parameters using satellite imagery. This program is designed to suit bachelors, masters or doctoral students with or without specific knowledge in ocean mapping.

Syllabus Sub-Course-A-CommTECH-Highlight-2018-Exploring-The-Oceans-Mapping-Sea-Surface-and-Seabed-Surface

Sub Course B: Exploring The Biodiversity of Coastal Ecosystem

Indonesia is known as a mega-biodiversity country. Indonesia is an archipelagic state, its territory stretches from 6º N to 10º S and from 95º E to 142º E, comprises about 18,110 islands with a coastline of about 108,920 km.  The diversity of Indonesian marine life is hard to be precisely reported, new species are still being described and many more are still unknown. In CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018, our  subjects will take you to discuss and simulate the biodiversity in this archipelagic country, Indonesia. The highlights in this subject consist of Exploring The Microbial Diversity in Tropical Mangrove Rhizosphere, Vegetation Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystem, Birdwatching on Track, Identification and Analysis of Parasite for HealthyFood, Conservation of Germplasm from Coastal Ecosystem and final review. This program is designed to suit bachelors, masters or doctoral students with or without specific knowledge in biology or coastal management.


Sub Course C

Build Your Own Boat : Designing, Building and Operating Unmanned Surface Vehicle

In the era of technology and communication, the task of humans increasingly helped by the presence of robot technology. This technology has begun to enter the field of naval architecture in which one of them is Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), a vehicle that operate on the surface of the water (watercraft) without a crew and controlled manually or autonomously via the Ground Control Station (GCS). In CommTECH Camp Highlight 2018, we will take you to understand and build your own ship prototype. The highlights in this subjects is that you will learn how to design, build, and operate your own ship. In addition, you will be invited to see the development of other type of vessels created by students in our department, i.e solar boats. This program is designed to suit bachelors, masters or doctoral students with or without specific knowledge in naval architecture field.

Syllabus: Sub-Course-C-CommTECH-Highlight-2018-Build-Your-Own-Boat-Designing-Building-and-Operating-Unmanned-Surface-Vehicle

Only active lecturers, non-academic staffs & active bachelor, master & doctoral students from any background are eligible for this program.

The fee for this program is USD 1,600. This covers accommodation, local transportation, tuition fee, workshop materials, seminar kits, scheduled meals, trips, rafting, airport pick up & drop off services, and vouchers. The fee excludes personal expenses, roundtrip flight ticket, visa, travel & health insurance.

We offer full scholarship, 50% scholarship (pay only USD 800) & partial scholarship (pay only USD 1,000) for limited participants. Please register early to secure your participation in this program.

The registration will open from 5 January – 25 May 2018

Please fill in the attached registration form ( CommTECH Highlight 2018 Registration Form ) scan it, and send it to and cc to with the documents below :

– Scanned passport

– A recommendation letter from your university

– Scanned students/staffs/lecturers I.D or statement letter that you are staff or lecturers from your university

Indonesian students, International Students who currently study at Indonesia & the previous CommTECH Camp Participants are not allowed to apply to CommTECH Highlight 2018. 

For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Wahyu  at

Brief story of the past CommTECH programs can be viewed from these links

CommTECH Camp Insight 2018

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2017

CommTECH Camp Insight 2017

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2016

CommTECH Camp Insight 2016

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2015

CommTECH Camp Insight 2015

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2014—xCJg

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2013 



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