CommTECH Camp Insight 2024

Continuing the success of 2012 to 2022 Community and Technological (CommTECH) Camp, ITS International Office is introducing a new innovative program, CommTECH Camp Insight 2024. After covid-19 situation and held our CommTECH in online mode, we are happy to announce that we will hold CommTECH on-site again This program will be conducted on two series : 25 Jan – 5 Feb 2024 and 26 Feb – 8 Mar 2024 . Furthermore, the upcoming CommTECH 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.

CommTECH Camp Insight offers 4 fascinating courses in 2 different time 

Sub Course A: Internet of Things (IoT) for Society (25 Jan – 5 Feb 2024)
coordinator: Astria Nur Irfansyah, Ph.D  ( )

Internet of things, or IoT, has the potential to unlock possibilities that were unthinkable in the past. Combined with technologies such as telecommunications, big data, and machine learning, IoT is set to have significant impact in many areas, such as health, transportation, smart city, agriculture, and many more. In this program, we will cover the three main parts of an IoT system, namely the sensor or node device, the communications network and protocol, and the web service. Participants will work in groups and be guided to have hands-on experience, with the minimum requirements of a mobile phone and computer to build prototypes and proof of concepts

Sub Course B:  Human Factors in Interaction Design (25 Feb – 5 Feb 2024)

Coordinator: Ratna Sari Dewi, Ph.D (

In the fast-paced world of interaction design, the ability to create interfaces that resonate with users is paramount. The course “Human Factors in Interaction Design” delves deep into the critical role that human psychology, cognition, and behavior play in shaping effective interactions. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of the principles, theories, and practical applications necessary to design user-centered interfaces that are both intuitive and engaging. The course will cover understanding human-centered design, human perception and cognition, the principles of interaction design, effective interface design, cognitive process evaluation, human reliability, usability, and UI/UX and user research methods. The students will work on case studies in groups and exercise to use several techniques in user research, such as surveys, in-depth interviews, and eye-tracking methods.

Sub Course C: Smart Materials (26 Feb – 8 Mar 2024)

Coordinator: Dr.-Ing. Doty Dewi Risanti, ST, MT ( ) & Dr.Eng. Nur Laila Hamidah, S.T., M.Sc ( )

The improvement of people’s health and quality of life will depend more on the development of new materials and technologies. The same is true for intelligent materials. Smart materials have served as the foundation for numerous new technological advancements due to their distinct characteristics of stimuli-responsiveness and autonomous behaviour. The newest research in smart materials has overturned conventional design principles and substantially broadened their application sectors, starting with classic examples like piezoelectric materials and shape-memory materials. These classic examples have shown their ability for being used as energy harvesting from human daily life activities or from the rainfall. Phase change materials may even help human to stay in comfort room by absorbing heat by day and release it by night. Other smart materials can serve as sensor, such as thermochromic materials that can change reversibly their color by a temperature change. The objective of this course is on the synthesis the smart materials and characterizing their properties to understand their how they can be applied.

Sub Course D: Archipelagic State and It’s Maritime Strategy (26 Feb – 8 Mar 2024)

Coordinator: Dr, Ing. Setyo Nugroho ( )  & Dika Virginia Devintasari, S.Si, M.Sc ( )

Indonesia is known as the largest maritime and archipelagic country in the world which 70% of its territory consisting of sea. It makes some islands in Indonesia are separated by the sea. However, it does not become the barrier for connecting one island to the other islands since the mode of sea transportation has the important roles and very closely related for connecting these islands. Yet, Indonesia’s maritime transportation are under threat due to optimization on the maritime logistics, Shipping industry, and port sustainability. The right economy strategy can address these challenges.

The highlight of the study is to gain the knowledge on how the maritime industries work in Indonesia. Start from Shipping Industry, Port Authorities and Technology utilized on Maritime industry. Therefore, In CommTECH Camp Insight 2022, our subject will take you to discuss and simulate the basic knowledge of maritime transportation such as logistics system, port and shipping.

This programme is designed to suit bachelors, masters and doctoral students with or without specific knowledge on Maritime Transportation of Engineering. All the participants are going to visit some shipping company and port authority company to gain the insight on Maritime
Transportation. In the end of the programme, the students are expected to knowing more the maritime industry in Indonesia as well as the similarity and the difference of maritime strategy in their own country and make improvement on Indonesia’s maritime transportation.

You may check the tentative agenda in this link:

For sub course A & B : Schedule CommTECH Insight 2024 

For sub course C & D: Schedule CommTECH Insight 2024 CD


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

The fees for this program is USD 1,600. The fees covers accommodation, local transportation, tuition fee, workshop materials, seminar kits, lunch, trips,  airport pick up & drop off services, and vouchers. The fee excludes personal expenses, roundtrip flight ticket, visa, quarantinne (if needed) travel & health insurance. The participants also need to check the requirement for visa & vaccine to enter Indonesia. we will update in this page about visa.

We offer full scholarship, 50% scholarship (pay only USD 800) & partial scholarship (pay only USD 1,000) for limited participants. Each university only have a chance to received 1 full, 50% and partial scholarship. Please kindly note  that scholarship only for the fees. You need  still cover the exclude fees such as flight ticket, visa fees, insurance and other personal expenses. Please register early to secure your participation in this program.

The registration will open until 15 December 2023 for sub course A & B and 19 January 2024  for sub course C & D

Please fill in the attached registration form

CommTECH Camp Insight 2024 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

– Health Letter (you may submit it prior to your departure)

– Photo with plain bcakground

– Vaccine proof up to 2nd doze

Indonesian students, International Students who currently study at Indonesia & the previous CommTECH Camp on-site Participants are not allowed to apply to CommTECH Camp Insight 2024

Update Visa:
as per 17 July 2022, here is the update of the visa.

  • ASEAN Countries can enter Indonesia with free visa (visa on arrival)
  • 87 Countries can apply visa of arrival (IDR 500.000,-)
  • For countries not in listed as VoA recepient, you need to apply online visa through ITS system with the fees is IDR 2.000.000,-
  • You need to do 2nd doze) vaccination to enter Indonesia without show the PCR result, You need to show PCR test if you only got 1st doze

For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Wahyu at 

LINE/wechat/KakaoTalk: wahyupratama141

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Tik Tok: @commtech_its_surabaya


Teaser of CommTECH Camp Insight 2023