Greetings from The General Chair

Welcome to the iCAST 2019, a second conference held by Indonesian Polytechnics Consortium.

The iCAST 2019 will be held on the island of Bali, Indonesia, as a continuation of the previous iCAST conference that had been held in Manado, North Sulawesi. In this year, the conference theme is "Applied Research in Green Development Through Millennial Industrialization: Challenges in Balancing Economics Advancement". This theme is taken by considering that half of the workforce in various industries will be made up of millennials in 2020. Polytechnics, as higher education institution that provide skilled and professional study, must be able to prepare millennials supporting green development that focused on responsiveness to the environment, efficiency in uses of earth's limited resources, and sensitivity to the community and culture. To answer this challenge, this conference will be held in two groups of science, i.e., social science and engineering science to present the results of applied research to find a balance between economic and environmental sustainability.

Again, we welcome you to the iCAST 2019 conference. We hope you can take part and be able to enjoy the beauty of Bali, the island of thousands temple.

Warm regards,

Dr. Dra. Ni Nyoman Aryaningsih, MM
General Chair