"Dear scholars, researchers, and colleagues, BICSS 2018 UNIVERSITAS DJUANDA (UNIDA) - On behalf of Djuanda University, also our join host : Universitas Islam 45 Bekasi (UNISMA), and Ibn Khaldun University, also our sponsor The Assessment Institute For Foods, Drugs, And Cosmetics Indonesian Council Of Ulama (LPPOM MUI) and BTN Syariah. We would like to welcome you all to Bogor, Indonesia. Bogor is a city in the West Java province, Indonesia. Located around 60 kilometers (37 mi) south from the national capital of Jakarta, Bogor is the 6th largest city of Jabodetabek (Jakarta metropolitan region) and the 14th nationwide. Bogor is an important economic, scientific, cultural and tourist center, as well as a mountain resort. With several hundred thousand people living on an area of about 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi), the central part of Bogor is one of the world's most densely populated areas. The city has a presidential palace and a botanical garden (Indonesian: Kebun Raya Bogor) – one of the oldest and largest in the world. It bears the nickname "the Rain City" (Kota Hujan), because of frequent rain showers. It nearly always rains even during the dry season. Each year, many scholastic conferences of various disciplines take place in Bogor. Bogor has many national, public and private universities. Including graduate schools and public and private research institutions, Bogor takes pride in its education system, scholastic and research development. This is one of the reasons that many domestic and international conferences select Bogor to host their conferences. This is the second time to proudly act as the local host of BICSS 2018 to welcome all the guests from all over the world. We have invited many professionals from different fields and exchanged knowledge from our researches to cultural experiences. We sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay in Bogor and bring home lots of experiences and knowledge from this conference. See you soon~ Dr. Rita Rahmawati.