International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements

Keynote Speakers

Johannes WIDODO PhD,

Director of Graduate Programs in Architectural Conservation - National University of Singapore, Singapore.



Seul Ki Lee PhD,

Associate Professor / Dept. of Hotel and Tourism Management Sejong University, South Korea.




Rawiwan Oranratmanee PhD,

Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand




  • Call for Abstracts:     JUL 04, 2023

  • Second Call for Abstracts:     JUL 14, 2023

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:     AUG 15, 2023

  • Abstracts Review result:     AUG 30, 2023

  • Full Paper Submission Deadline:     SEP 26, 2023

  • Full Paper Review result:     OCT 10, 2023

  • Reviewed Full Paper Submission Deadline:     OCT 25, 2023

    - Conference Program for the ISVS twelve can be downloaded from this link.

Registration Fee

Seminar registration will open by July 31, 2023.

  • Early Bird registration - till OCT 31, 2023

Professionals:     THB 6000/- | USD 175

Students:     THB 4000/- | USD 120

  • Normal Registration - from NOV 7, 2023

Professionals:     THB 7000/- | USD 200

Students:     THB 5000/- | USD 150

Conference registration fees are due for all presenters: NOV 07, 2023.


Participants presenting online are requested to contact organizers via email

Registrations are now open for the ISVS-12.
Please register with think Link 

After registering, you can continue for Payment under the following options:

1. Within Thailand – Bank to Bank transfer to:

Bank Name: Bangkok Bank (BBL)
Account Number: 909-0-81799-1
Account Holders Name: Kreangkrai Kirdsiri

2. International – Bank to Bank transfer to:

Bank Name: Bangkok Bank (BBL)
Swift Code: BKKBTHBK
Account Number: 909-0-81799-1
Account Holders Name: Kreangkrai Kirdsiri

Address of Account Holder:
Associate Professor Kreangkrai Kirdsiri,
Deputy Dean,
Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University,
31 Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok 10200, Thailand


Western Union transfer to:

Receiver Details:

Name: Kreangkrai Kirdsiri
Contact number: +66-89-1698-106
Address: Deputy Dean,
Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University,
31 Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon,
Bangkok 10200, Thailand

* For western union transfers, kindly note your Money Transfer Contol Number (MTCN) to provide to the organizers.


*Important Reminders*

- Please note that any transfer fees must be borne by the sender. Any shortfall must be paid at the conference.
If someone else is paying on your behalf, then please indicate whom the payment is made for.

- Kindly keep all evidences such as money transfer receipts / screenshots / any other evidence that supports as proof of payment.


Abstract and Full paper submission guidelines can be accessed here.

The full paper template can be accessed here.

All abstract submission channels have been closed in accordance with the provided timeline.


  •  Authors whose abstracts have been approved for full paper submission are requested to submit their full papers directly via email to with the inclusion of your submission reference number.

  •  Please ensure that your full papers adhere to the ISVS full paper format guidelines. The full paper template can be via the ISVS-12 website.

*Note* - For any issues encountered while submitting your abstract, please contact us at our email -

Selected papers from the ISVS seminars are published in the Scopus indexed journal titled ISVS e-Journal.

For further information or queries, visit the ISVS-12 website.

* During the conference, all protective measures for the health and safety of participants will be strictly followed, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The registration link and payment channels will be updated shortly.

Accommodations and Transport

Suggested List of Hotel / Accommodation

1. SD. Avenue Hotel  | map | website |
    ( in close proximity to the Central Pinklao shopping mall)

2. Royal City Hotel  | map

3. (For Halal) Nouvo City Hotel Bangkok  | map | website |

4. (For Halal) Dewan Bangkok | map | website |

5. (For Halal) The Riski Hotel & Residence @Bangphlat Station | map | website |


Transportation from Airport to Hotel –

For the above-mentioned hotels, the most convenient form of transportation suggested is to take a taxi from the basement of the airport.

(Kindly note when taking the airport taxi’s from the basement, there will normally be an additional 50-baht fee on the meter fare.)

About the ISVS

The International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements (ISVS), is one of the longest-running seminar series in the field of vernacular architecture and settlement studies. Started in 1999 in Depok, Indonesia, the seminar has covered different parts of the world, such as India, Sri Lanka, North Cyprus, and Turkey. Through this, the ISVS has networked a community of scholars, professionals, and academics that have contributed to the seminar in various fields and capacities.

The ISVS envisions contributing knowledge in the field of vernacular settlements around the world. This is to establish the meaningfulness and relevance of vernacular traditions, as well as cultural practices in the contemporary world. Those who participate in ISVS seminars contribute to their development and facilitation.

* Selected papers from the ISVS seminars are published in the Scopus indexed journal titled ISVS e-Journal.

About the Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University

Professor Phra Phrombhichitr officially established the Faculty of Architecture in 1955 as the second faculty of Silpakorn University. It was initially called the Faculty of Thai Architecture and offered a three-year diploma program in Thai. In 1958, the curriculum was restructured into a five-year undergraduate program. The Faculty changed its name to the Faculty of Architecture in 1966, when the trend in architectural education became more modernized in keeping with social, economic, and technological changes. In 1984, the faculty launched its first master’s degree program in urban design. Since then, several graduate programs have been offered. Since 2002, the faculty has offered a total of 14 degree programs, including 2 undergraduate programs, 10 master’s degree programs, and 2 doctoral degree programs.

The Faculty of Architecture also encourages and supports faculty members to carry out fundamental and applied research in their specialized fields. The faculty facilitates research studies to mainly enhance learning practices, meet educational objectives, and create new knowledge for courses and professional development.
In the community, the faculty offers different educational and professional services, such as design and construction of buildings, planning and development of spaces, training and seminars in fields of tourism, conservation of historical sites, environmental preservation, and energy conservation at national and international levels.

The Venue

The conference will be hosted at the Wang Tha Phra Campus, the first founding campus of the Silpakorn University. The location of the campus is ideal as it is located at the heart of the inner city of Bangkok, known as the Rattanakosin Island. Located opposite to the Grand Palace and covering around 3 acres, the campus was once the royal pavilion of H.R.H. Prince Narisaranuvattivongse and named “Wang Tha Phra”. On its western side flows the famous Chao Phraya River whose deltaic expanse covers most of central Thailand. The area also comprises numerous other historical buildings of national importance and attracts a lot of tourists and visitors annually.