The 2018 Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) Annual Conference (AAPA 2018) was officially held for 2 days, 22-23 March 2018 at the Convention Hall Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The conference was supported by sponsors and contributors from all over background. There was considerable support from Bank National Indonesia (BNI) as the main sponsor that also following by other sponsors such as Semen Indonesia, Creative Learning, Badan Penerbit dan Publikasi Universitas Gadjah Mada, Morowali Regency, Palangkaraya Regency, and Mandiri Bank.
This year’s conference hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) together with The Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada; the National Institute of Public Administration, Republic Indonesia; the Indonesian Association for Public Administration (IAPA); and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform, Republic Indonesia. As the main organizer, AAPA aims to expand and improve research and academic exchange on public administration and public policy in Asian region.
The conference was divide into two big plenary sessions and five concurrent sessions. In the first day, the event was started with Plenary Session 1: Asian High-Level Dialogue presenting by 5 speakers that consists of Prof. Tatiana Zaytseva (Russia), Prof. Sofian Effendi (Indonesia), Prof. Jiannan Wu (China), Prof. Akira Nakamura (Japan), Aigerim Amirova (Kazakhstan). For plenary session 2: Local Government dialogue that was held in the second day was also inviting speakers from various background. For concurrent sessions, there are 195 presenters that confirming their attendance through registration link but until last day of the conference only 150 presenters that succeed presenting their paper. They also automatically become AAPA members.
In this conference, we have received 123 paper from around the world. However, only 59 papers which are accepted for publication. The reviewing process consists of two stages. Firstly, we give the submitted full papers to the reviewers to be reviewed. Secondly, after we received the comments and suggestions from the reviewers, we gave the paper back to the authors and gave them one week to revise it.
The Organizing Committee of AAPA 2018