International participations must hold passport with validity period longer than six months of intended visit. Visa application can be processed at all Embassies and Consulate Generals of Indonesia. General information and requirements for visa application can be found at the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights. Participants from the listed countries are able to purchase visa on arrival with certain requirements that include visa fee of 35 USD and return ticket. Visa on arrival with 30 days validity can be purchased in the major international airports in Indonesia, e.g. Cengkareng (JKT), Ngurah Rai (DPS), Hussein Sastranegara (BDO).

Participants who need an invitation letter to apply for a visa should inform the LOC soon after abstract acceptance is announced. The LOC will issue a letter, which should be presented to the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia or Consulate General competent for the country of their current residence when applying for a visa.

Note: free visa is applicable for tourist from 169 countries. The duration of the visit is no latter than 30 days.

Civil Time

Bandung is included in the Western Indonesia Zone Time, 7 hours ahead Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).

Monetary Unit

Currency unit used is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR or indicated as Rp). There are Rp 100, Rp 200, Rp 500, and Rp 1,000 coins and Rp 1,000, Rp 2,000, Rp 5,000, Rp 10,000, Rp 20,000, Rp 50,000 and Rp 100,000 bank notes. Several foreign bank notes can be converted at banks or authorized money exchangers. 1 USD is approximately 14,000 IDR. International credit/debit cards, such as VISA or MasterCard are widely accepted at major hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants. Such cards can also be used to withdraw limited amount of money (Rp) in the most of automatic teller machines (ATMs).


The official language used in the meeting is English. No translation facilities are provided.


The Indonesian climate is categorized as tropical monsoon, with two major seasons: wet season and dry season. Mid-end of September is expected to be rather dry with average temperature between 17 to 29 degree Celsius.


Power outlets for 200-220 Volt/60 Hz are dominant in Indonesia. The typical power sockets are type F and type C.

type-C plugtype-F plug