Medan International Conference on Energy and Sustainability – MICES 2020


Dear All MICES Speakers, Presenters and Participants,

During the last 2-3 weeks, together we have heard news about Corona Epidemic that has become a serious issue, both internationally and nationally. Further, many governments and universities have also provided anticipation warning regarding the potential of corona epidemic spread in public forum. Considering the facts and several things below:
• Insights and inputs from partners and colleagues inside and outside the country
• Corona epidemic situation currently in Indonesia that is expected to increase but has not reached the peak, hence it's presumed that the peak situation will happen in the next 1-2 months
• All these perplexity is presumed to subside in Indonesia after June-July 2020

Therefore, with a heavy heart, we are sorry to announce that MICES 2020 would be postponed to August 2020 . The new dates will be announced later in the next week.

For further information, please contact our committee via WA: (+62) 822.9607.3952, or email:

We are sorry for this inconvenience, and thank you for your kind understanding.

Warm regards,
Zaid Nasution, Ph. D
Chairman of MICES 2020 Organizing Committee

About the Conference

Energy for a country's government is like the existence of blood in the human body. Energy is not only needed to maintain a country to carry out its daily activities but is also very necessary to develop the country's economy and defense. Energy has even become an essential component for the existence of the state and a prerequisite for the welfare of the nation. A country needs to provide primary energy sources and ensure their availability and sustainability, both from fossil resources and renewable resources at the lowest possible cost without reducing environmental quality.

Based on Indonesia Government Regulation 79/2014, the direction of the national energy policy has been outlined based on the principles of fairness, sustainability and environmental insight to create energy independence and national energy security. It was followed by the enactment of Presidential Decree Nr. 22/2017 concerning the National Energy General Plan (RUEN), which acts an implementation of the Central Government's policy in terms of managing national energy independent, integrated, efficient, and effective. However, the factual conditions indicated barriers to achieve these management objectives.

The real problem faced by the Indonesian government today is the lack of primary energy sources that can guarantee future energy needs. Based on information published by ESDM, in 2017, from economic view point, Indonesia's energy needs are dominated by the transportation sector (by 362 MBOE), followed by the industrial sector and the household sector with consumption of each sector of 231 MBOE and 120 MBOE. Thus, the most significant energy supply needed for the transportation sector, which is in the form of fuel, where the primary energy source comes from fossil fuels, which are getting less numerous. Meanwhile, industry and  households energy needs are mainly in the form of electricity, which until now its primary energy source is still dominated by petroleum and coal. On the other side, to ensure national energy security, the aspect of energy security and defense must also receive serious attention. It is undoubtedly that there is strong relation between national security and the availability of natural resources for energy consumption. In the case of the military, the military acts with the assumption that energy is cheap and has easy access to operations both domestically and abroad. It is interesting to see the potential development of the concept of single fuel to facilitate the distribution chain in combat operations

Thus, given that fossil energy sources will be exhausted, in order to guarantee domestic energy supply the Indonesian government must immediately increase the contribution of renewable energy sources in the national energy mix to replace the role of fossil energy sources

Based on the above description, as part of the contribution of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in commemoration of ITB's 100th anniversary, the ITB Alumni Association of North Sumatra (IA-ITB Sumatera Utara), in collaboration with ITB and the University of Sumatera Utara (USU) held an international conference on "Ensuring the Future of our National Energy Security".

Keynote Speakers

speaker name
Nadiem Makarim
To Be Confirmed

Minister of Education and Culture

speaker name
Luhut B Panjaitan
To Be Confirmed

Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment

speaker name
Arifin Tasrif

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources

speaker name
Erick Thohir

Minister of State Owned Enterprise

Keynote Lectures

speaker name
Prof. Tania Urmee

University of Murdoch, Australia

speaker name
Prof. Priyono Soetikno

Head of Renewable Energy Center, ITB

speaker name
Dr. Danny Pudjianto

Research Fellow, Imperial College London.

speaker name
Dr. Ir. Ahmad Perwira Tarigan

Head of Civil Engineering Graduate Program, USU

speaker name
Prof.Dr.Ir. Subagjo

Chemical Reaction Engineering and Catalysis Laboratory, ITB

Invited Speakers

Desti Alkano, PhD

Founder - Energy Academy Indonesia (Ecadin), Netherland

Dr. Maryati Abdullah

Indonesia National Coordinator "Publish What You Pay"

Prof. Oki Muraza

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dr. Andang Bachtiar

Chairman - Association of Oil and Gas Producing Regions

Kolonel Laut (KH) Dr. Ir. Yanif Dwi Kuntjoro, M. Si

Former Head of Energy Study Program, Indonesia Defense University

Dr. Surya Darma

Chairman - Indonesian Renewable Energy Society

Ricky Elson, M.Eng

Lentera Bumi Nusantara

Dr. Muhammad Reza
To Be Confirmed

Indonesian International Scientists League, Energy Cluster

Drs. M.R. Karliansyah
To Be Confirmed

Director General for Environmental Protection and Degradation Control

Jesus M de la Fuente Ortiz


Dr. Ir. Herry Nugraha

Indonesia Power

Important Dates
25 January
Abstract Open Submission

It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its first form ready for presentation

06 May
Deadline Abstract Submission

At least one author of each accepted paper MUST register at the Abstract

13 May
Notification of Acceptance / Rejection

At least one author of each accepted the Abstract

20 May
Early Bird Registration Deadline

Early Bird Registration Deadline

02 July
Deadline Full Paper Submission Deadline

It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication

30 July
Registration Conference Dead Line

At least one author of each accepted paper MUST register at the FULL registration fee.

05 August
Conference Day

The conference will be conducted within 2 days, on 05-06 August 2020, at JW Marriot Hotels Medan, Indonesia


Aug 5, 2020


JW Mariott, Medan, Indonesia

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