The International Conference FIRST, Forum in Research, Science, and Technology, is an annual international conference organized by Politeknik Negeri Sriwijaya. This conference provides opportunities for academic pioneers, researchers, scientists, professionals, and students to interact and exchange ideas, experiences, and expertises in emerging topics pertaining to engineering, science, computer science, Information communications technology and social science. The FIRST international conference also has been dedicated to the enhancement of the current research issues, industry’s needs, and government regulatory policy.
At the beginning, FIRST was a national conference, and then it becomes international in 2018. Besides the objectives that have been asserted earlier, the FIRST international conference also propose new and innovative technology and discuss future solutions at international level by bringing together experts from various multinational countries. This referred condition was represented by the keynote speakers at FIRST International Conference.
This year, the 5th FIRST 2021 international conference invited submission of full paper from the special issues of Covid-19 research: Health, Technology, Economical Effect, was held in Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia, on October 20-21, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 5th FIRST 2021 international conference also has been held using electronic conference or virtual conference. At least one of the accepted paper author had to register and presented his work at the conference. At the end of the conference, the committee selected the best papers and the best presenters, and announced the awards. Those accepted papers, after proper registration and presentation, published in the International Conference Proceedings Series by Atlantis Press and will be submitted for indexing by Web of Science.
This 2021, FIRST 2021 invited 3 keynote speakers:
- Dra. Nana Yuliana, MA., Ph.D., the Indonesian LBBP Ambassador for the Republic of Cuba, concurrently with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Haiti
- Prof. Ramaraj Boopathy. from U Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences At the Nicholls State University, USA
- Dr. Ing. Ahmad Taqwa, the Director of State Polytechnic of Sriwijaya.
the 5th FIRST as the forum to share knowledge, to search, to find, and to enlarge the link with other industries and universities has attracted so many authors from abroad, such as from: Politeknik Tun Syed Nasir Syed Ismail; MARA University; Politeknik Mukah Sarawak; University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia; Politeknik Melaka (PMK) Malaysia; Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) Philipina; Politeknik Kota Kinabalu; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; The National University of Malaysia; National Chin-Yi University of Technology (NCUT); Accounting Research Institute UiTM-Malaysia; Management and Science University Malaysia; AlBaha University, KSA, Saudi Arabia; Politeknik Melaka (PMK), Malaysia; Kuantan Community College, Pahang, Malaysia; Universiti Brunei Darussalam; and Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
Dra. Nana Yuliana, MA., Ph.D., the Indonesian LBBP Ambassador for the Republic of Cuba, concurrently with the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Prof. Ramaraj Boopathy. from U Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences At the Nicholls State University, USA
FIRST 2021 committee