In accordance to the Bali Concord II, the ASEAN member countries will be integrated regionally by 2015 within a framework so-called ASEAN Community, brought forward from the previous target of 2020. Although ASEAN’s vision has the community underpinned by three pillar institutions, namely the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the ASEAN Security Community (ASC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), much emphasis has been placed on the prospective growth in economic development and trade in the region. However, it should be noted that scientific advances and technological change are important drivers for the success of economic integration. It has been proven that the ability to create, distribute and exploit knowledge has become a major source of competitive advantage, wealth creation and improvements in the quality of life. Some of the main features of this transformation are the growing impact of information and communications technologies (ICT) on the economy and on society; the rapid application of recent scientific advances in new products and processes; a high rate of innovation across many countries; a shift to more knowledge-intensive industries and services; and rising skill requirements.
These changes imply that science, technology and innovation are now key to improving economic performance and social well-being in the world, including ASEAN. It is therefore the intention of the organizing committee of this the 2nd ASEAN Academic Society International Conference to bring together various concerned groups, multi-disciplinary scholars and graduate students, engineer and researchers to share and exchange ideas and knowledge on various aspects of scientific and technological developments and their impacts towards preparing ASEAN to face the regional integration by 2015 and beyond.
The 2nd ASEAN Academic Society International Conference (AASIC2013) will be held during November 4-5, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand organized by Association of Indonesia Student in Thailand, Indonesia Embassy in Bangkok and Kasetsart University, Bangkok Thailand. The theme of the conference is "Passage Towards ASEAN Community 2015: Bridging Science, Technology and Humanities". The theme stresses on bridging of all community of experts in research and innovation in facing of ASEAN Community 2015.
The 2nd ASEAN Academic Society International Conference (AASIC2013) is a leading forum which provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange knowledge, new ideas, best practices and application experiences face to face, to establish academic and research relation and networking, and to find global partners for future collaboration on various areas of interest. The AASIC2013 is aimed at graduate students, academics, researchers, scientists, engineers, interest groups and industry and business experts from ASEAN and beyond.AASIC2013 comprises three international conferences, namely: