CommTECH Camp Highlight 2023

Continuing the success of 2012 to 2022 Community and Technological (CommTECH) Camp, ITS International Office is introducing a new innovative program, CommTECH Camp Highlight 2023. After covid-19 situation and held our CommTECH in online mode, we are happy to announce that we will hold CommTECH on-site in this summer, CommTECH Camp Highlight 2023.


This program will be conducted on two series : 20 – 31 July 2023 and 21 Aug – 1 Sept  2023  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 Highlight 2023 offers 4 fascinating courses in 2 different time 

Sub Course A: Ring of Fire: Wonderful Indonesia (20 – 31 July 2023)

Indonesia is geographically a country that is covered by the Ring of Fire. Yes Ring of Fire is a routealong the Pacific Ocean which is marked by the presence of volcanoes that are still in active condition. This phenomenon has both positive and negative impacts for Indonesia. The negative impact, it brings varius potential for disaster due to active volcanoes, start from volcanoes eruption, earthquakes also tsunamis. On the other hand, the positive impact has made Indonesia possess extraordinarily rich natural resources and has captivating natural beauty and leaves behind various historical heritages. In this program, ITS will invite you to witness how the uniqueness of the various volcanic phenomena in Indonesia and how Indonesia’s efforts to mitigate the disasters. Not only that, you will get a virtual tour experience to enjoy the natural beauty of the volcanoes of Ring of Fire: Indonesia

Sub Course B: Archipelagic State and It’s Maritime Strategy (20 – 31 July 2023)

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.

Sub Course C: Internet of Things (IoT) for Society (21 Aug – 1 Sept  2023)

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 D: Designing and Building Energy-Efficient Car  (21 Aug – 1 Sept  2023)

Vehicles are the major air pollution contributor, producing significant amounts of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and other pollution. Various risks of air pollution are extremely serious in many aspects of life. Fortunately, clean vehicle technologies can significantly reduce air pollution. Clean vehicle provides us with an affordable, available means of reducing transportation-related air pollution and climate change emissions. Through this sub course, you will learn how to design and develop a prototype of energy-efficient car starting from the initial concept stage right through to the planning and construction stages.

You may check the tentative agenda in this linkSchedule for sub course C & D

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 chances to get one slot full schoalrship, one slot 50% scholarship & one slot partial scholarship. Each university will get special discount if you send more than 10 participants.  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 16 June 2023 for sub course A & B and 17 July 2023 for sub course C & D

Please fill in the attached registration form

CommTECH Camp Highlight 2023 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 3rd 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 Highlight 2023

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)
  • 83 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 booster (3rd doze) vaccination to enter Indonesia without show the PCR result, You need to show PCR test if you only got 2nd doze

For further inquiries, please contact Mr. Wahyu at 

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