Proceedings of the 1st Paris Van Java International Seminar on Health, Economics, Social Science and Humanities (PVJ-ISHESSH 2020)

I want to say thank you to the Keynote speakers in the 1st Paris Van Java International Seminar on Health, Economics, Social Science, and Humanities (PVJ-ISHESSH 2020), for your willingness to become the speakers at this conference. And also to all the participants of The 1st PVJ-ISHESSH 2020.

The 1st Paris Van Java International Seminar on Health, Economics, Social Science and Humanities (PVJ-ISHESSH 2020), provides an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology, and applications of Health, Economics, Social Science, and Humanities in theoretical and practical aspects. The conference aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as professionals to meet and share cutting-edge development. It was carried out online through the Zoom application with a capacity of 1000 people. The Zoom application is also equipped with a Zoom breakout feature to support the implementation of contribution and streaming sessions on YouTube.

This event supported by several universities as Co-Host, including: Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Universitas Muhammadiyah Bandung, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Aisyiyah Bandung, STKIP Setia Budhi Rangkasbitung, Universitas Langlangbuana, Universitas Suryakancana, STTIF Bogor, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik, Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani, Sekolah Tinggi Analis Bakti Asih, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Respati, STISIP Bina Putera Banjar, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Muhammadiyah Bandung, Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Mandala, Universitas Muhammadiyah Kendari, STKIP Pangeran Dharma Kusuma, STKIP Muhammadiyah Bogor, and Sekolah Tinggi Muhammadiyah Cileungsi. The conference program consists of 5 keynote speakers.

The seminars were held online because Indonesia and other countries are still experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic, so face-to-face seminars cannot do it. Although the implementation of PVJ ISHESSH 2020 is an online conference, the venue for this seminar is still being held at the campus of Universitas Muhammadiyah Tasikmalaya, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia, as a host in Zoom application.

In the implementation of the 1st PVJ ISHESSH 2020, there are still two sessions: plenary and contribution. There were five presenters from 3 countries in the Plenary Session, namely Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The Plenary Session will be held from 8 am - 4 pm (Western Indonesian Time). Meanwhile, the Contribution Session was divided into 20 parallel rooms using the Zoom breakout feature, which was attended by 194 presenters.

The keynote speakers’ presentations are provided, mainly to show the contribution of Health, Economics, Social Science, and Humanities towards research and knowledge sharing. We have Five keynote speakers coming from the Independent University, Bangladesh, Prof. Dr. Md. Mamun Habib; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosminah Binti Mohamed; Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Adam Jerusalem, Ph.D.; Universitas Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka, Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Suswandari; Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Harun Joko Prayitno.

The discussion process in the plenary session activity and contribution occurred in two directions because 1 Moderator and 1 Interpreter accompany each Session of the keynote speaker (the Plenary Session) and Presenter (the Contribution Session). So, the implementation of the discussion becomes more active.

The room of the Plenary Session contained up to 400 participants, while the contribution session reached 341 people (including 179 presenters & 120 participants) in the zoom application. Meanwhile, in the contribution session using the breakout application found in the zoom application. Thus, the discussion process, the feasibility of space for Q&A, becomes more optimal, effective, and efficient. All participants in this activity came from various regions in various countries, such as Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

We would like to thanks the scientific committee, reviewers, as well as organizing committee of Universitas Muhammadiyah Tasikmalaya (UMTAS) who has participated in the success of this event. Without all of your work hard, patient, and prayer, this event is only a daydream. We also conveyed to the Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Tasikmalaya (UMTAS) which had supported this event both in terms of finance and other supporting facilities.

Conference Chair
Dr. Mujiarto