• 23 February / 26 February 2018
  • Luxor - Aswan, Egypt
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Architecture is the platform where all cultures, heritages, traditions, and histories meet, through architectural conservation, the built heritage is prolonged and conserved by the planning of individuals or organisations that works solely for the purpose of conservation & preservation of Architectural heritage. Through critical decisions that are based on the criteria of combining, artistic, contextual, and informational values, the heritage is preserved, restored, or sometimes, no actions might be taken for the best interest of the cultural and architectural heritage.

Planners, environmentalists, and policy makers, are all working together to ensure the conservation and preservation of the cultural, and architectural heritage to the extent of meeting the needs of the present and the needs for the future. The challenge that we face, is not just the conservation and the protection of the heritage, but also how to convey the importance of preserving our heritage to the individuals, communities, and the cities of the world. The role of each and every individual in each community is as important as the role of the vast organizations that always seek to help and protect the environment, and heritage.

Following the success of the first international conference on “Conservation of Architectural Heritage“, the second version of the conference will take place in Luxor & Aswan, Egypt on the 23rd of February, 2018 till the 26th of February, 2018. Scientific research will foster the attempt to improve the know-how in the field. Expected results include a better understanding of the problems facing architectural heritage, the development of policies favoring its conservation, the definition of practical guidelines and the organization of training and awareness activities.


The conference proceedings will be published in full in ARChive International Journal. Only selected papers will be published in the Resourceedings Journal by Springer or ESSD - the international journal on Environmental Science & Sustainable development..

Conference Topics
  1. Incorporate Management Techniques and Decision Making in Historic Planning, Management and Development of Historic Areas.
  2. Cultural and Religious Identities and their Manifestation of Heritage.
  3. Awareness of Heritage Rehabilitation Projects.
  4. Innovative Adaptive Reuse and Rehabilitation of Historic Areas.
  5. Heritage Planning Policy, Design Guidelines, and Community Development.
  6. Integrating Sensitive Additions and Adaptations to the Fabric of Heritage Places Environment.
  7. Institutional Role and Modern Techniques in Conserving a Historic Environment.
  8. Legislative Tools and Policies for Cultural Heritage Protection.
  9. Best Practices in an Assessment, Designating and Managing World Heritage.
  10. Economics of Conservation and Sustainable Environment.
  11. Promotion of Heritage and Cultural Tourism.
  12. Cultural Heritage and Media.
  13. New approaches and Concepts in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Historic Cities.
  14. Interior Design Solutions for Historic Buildings and Authenticity of the Place.
  15. Egyptian Monuments Conservation.
  16. Resettlement of Nubia and Rehabilitate their culture identity.
  17. Conservation of Tradition and Identity.
  18. Tourist and Archecology.
  19. Painting Restoration.
  20. Materials Techniques.
Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline June 11, 2017
Last notification of first acceptance(abstracts) June 18, 2017 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee.
Full Paper Submission Deadline October 10, 2017
Second acceptance (Full Papers) November 20, 2017
Early Payment deadline. October 10, 2017 Late payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Late Payment Deadline September 24, 2017
Final approval of full papers and Letter of Visa December 1, 2017
Conference Program January 26, 2018
Conference days February 23, 2018 February 26, 2018
Benefits of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

Not to mention, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn about its people and culture.

Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard cover book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.

Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers committee to go through the revision process:

  • Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

· Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).

· Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

· Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

  • First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

  • Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

  • Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

  • Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

  • Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers that paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Is the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Authors Instructions

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download).

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

English will be the official language of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition.

Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.

To download Archive’s template, Click Here!

To download Resourceedings by Springer’s template, Click Here!

To download ESSD’s template, Click Here!


The conference proceedings will be published in full in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science.

Publication in the ‘Resourceedings’ Journal by Springer will only be applicable to the selected papers that will be supervised by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material. Thus, such outstanding material will lead to indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

Publication in the ESSD international journal on Environmental Science & Sustainable developmentis also only applicable for high quality manuscripts.

*For the selected papers to be published in “Resourceedings” or “ESSD”, another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.

Plagiarism Policy
IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit, is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process,  on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism. Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.
Conference Fees

– Instructions

– Every research paper should have at least a main author who should pay the full fees, even if the main author is a Master’s or a PhD candidate. These fees include the attendance of only one author to the conference (As shown in the table, row 1),

– In case there is a co-author who is either a student or professor and wants to attend the conference and participate in its activities, he or she has to pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 3),

– In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 4).

– A 15% discount for the author fees will be granted to those who pay the paper fees before the 15th of October, 2017 allowing the authors to pay for the authors fees ($340) instead of ($400).

– Kindly Note, that once the payment deadline ends, you will have to pay an additional fee for late payment. Once the deadline for Late payment is reached, the registration of all authors and audience members, whom have not paid, will be automatically cancelled.


– Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances than 60 days before the start of the conference and do not have a paper published in the proceedings will receive a complete refund minus the list price of the conference book and a $100 administration charge. Fees remain payable in full for cancellations received within 60 days of the start of the conference.

– Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

In addition to the conference fees, Authors are required to pay a mandatory publication fee for their papers to be published as per the above instructions:

  • ARChive : € 70 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged €15 each)
  • For High-quality manuscripts:

  • ESSD: € 100 for up to 12 pages (extra page will be charged with €15 each)
  • For Selected Manuscripts:

  • Resourceedings by Springer: € 200 for 12 pages (extra pages will be charged with €15 each)
  • Fees for Authors (Paper Fees) $ 400
    Author fees with 25% Discount for Early Payment (Before October 10, 2017) $ 300
    Author fees with 15% Discount for Early Payment (Before 10th of November, 2017) $ 340
    Attending Fees for a Co-Author (Students, Professors) $ 200
    Fees for Audiences (Learners, Interests) + FREE workshop attendance $ 300
    Fees for Egyptians
    Fees for Authors (Paper fees) L.E. 1500
    Author fees with 25% Discount for Early Payment (Before October 10, 2017) L.E. 1200
    Author fees with 15% Discount for Early Payment (Before 10th of November, 2017) L.E. 1350
    Attending Fees for Co-Authors (Students, Professors) L.E. 800
    Fees for Audiences (Learners, Interests) + FREE workshop attendance L.E. 1200
    Special Discount

    Special Discount For NON- Egyptians:

    A 25% discount only for Author fees (The paper fees)- a hundred dollars ($100):

    –  Attempting to pay before the 15th of July, 2017 allowed authors to pay the authors fees ($300) instead of ($400).

    (To benefit from a 15% discount only for Author fees, Please proceed the payment before the 15th of August, 2017!)

    – A 15% discount for the author fees was granted to those who paid the paper fees before the 15th of August, 2017 allowing the authors to pay for the authors fees ($340) instead of ($400).

    Late Payment (after 21st of October, 2017)

    $100 will be added to the author fees, the system will ask you to pay ($500) instead of ($400)

    In addition

    – ($150) for late payment for the online publishing

    Special Discount For Egyptians:

    A 25% discount only for Author fees (The paper fees) – Three hundred seventy five Egyptian Pounds (EGP375) OFF

    – Attempting to pay before the 15th of July, 2017 allowed authors to pay the author fees (EGP1125) instead of (EGP1500).

    (To benefit from a 15% discount only for Author fees, Please proceed the payment before the 15th of August, 2017!)

    – A 15% discount for the author fees was granted to those who paid the paper fees before the 15th of August, 2017 allowing the authors to pay for the authors fees (EGP1,275) instead of (EGP1,500).

    Late Payment (after 21st of October, 2017)

    EGP 500 will be added to the author fees, the system will ask you to pay (EGP2000) instead of (EGP1500)

    In addition

    – ($150) for late payment for the online publishing

    Venue and Location

    Luxor Temple, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt

    Visa Application

    For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

    Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

    Refund Policy

    For Authors :

    -If for any personal reason, you will not be attending the conference, you’ll be asked to provide a presentation and contact one of our scientific committee members for an extra fee, in order to present your work instead of you.

    -If your visa got rejected, or if you weren’t able to get a security clearance for travel, kindly provide us with the rejection letter from the embassy/consulate or the office responsible for security clearances, and we will assign a member of the scientific committee for free to present your paper, after you’ve completed a PowerPoint presentation, only if a co-author will not be able to provide a presentation in your place, where in order for the co-author to present he will be required to pay the co-author fees as well.

    -Once a visa letter and an acceptance letter has been issued, a refund will not be possible.

    For Co-Authors, Audience, and Workshop attendees;

    -Refund before the event with a duration of 45 days will be allowed in full, only deducted the fees for the transaction.

    -Refund after the given duration of 45 days will only occur in case of Visa rejection, proof of rejection must be submitted, and according to the rejection reason refund amount will be determined as the following;

    • If the rejection reason stated that the rejection was the applicants fault for not submitting the required papers for the visa, refund will occur with administrative fees deducted from the total amount ONLY if before the event’s date, no refunds after the event’s date will occur.
    • If the rejection reason was decided for reasons that the Applicant can’t be accounted for, refund will occur with transaction fees deducted.
    Travel Information

    Luxor: the beginning of the conference, will take place 670 kilometers away from the city of Cairo, the conference will be on the Nile cruiser starting from the city of Luxor down to Aswan, which will take 5 days to get there.

    For participants of the conference from outside of Egypt. Upon arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you must travel to the city of Luxor by domestic flights, the duration of the trip will be about 1:15 hours . there will be a plane scheduled to depart almost every hour to arrive at Luxor.
    Upon arrival at the airport in Luxor, you must rent a taxi to the Embarkation of the Nile Cruise. Taxi costs about 2 euros, and will arrive within 20 minutes.
    If you prefer to travel by train: You have to go to the railway station by Taxi and it’s about 19 km from the airport in Cairo, and then travel by sleeping accommodation train to the city of Luxor and the trip will take 9 to 10 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 50 euros,The trip Ticket to Luxor and will be ending at Aswan.
    If you choose to travel by bus, you must also go to down town and you can find the bus station booking booth near the railway station, its about 20 km from the airport in Cairo.
    The journey to the city of Luxor by bus will take about 8 to 9 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 10 euros one way ticket only to the city of Luxor, after you reach the end of the bus station, you must rent a taxi to  Embarkation of Nile cruise, the cost of a taxi about 2 euros, and will arrive within 15 minute.
    As for the participants in the conference from Egypt, if you’re a resident in Cairo, you’ll need to travel by bus or by sleeping accommodation train or the Spanish train, and if you are from outside the city of Cairo, you must travel by bus or by Express train via Cairo then you can change the train and complete your trip by sleeping accommodation train.
    Below are Pictures and shots of the Nile cruiser;
    The Accommodation for the 4 Nights will be on board of the Nile Cruiser, that includes:
    • Hotel Boat Sailing between Luxor and Aswan.
    • 3 Meals for the 4 days.
    • High Tea for the 4 days.
    • Transportation from Luxor airport and to Aswan the airport.
    • Site Seeing through tours with a guide to important Temples, Tombs and Heritage areas at Luxor and Aswan Cities where the most monuments of the world are located there.

    To benefit from a 10% discount only for Accommodation fees, Please attempt to pay before the 7th of August, 2017.

    Book Your Accommodation Now

    Kindly, note that the number of single rooms available is very limited.

    The policy of “First Paid, First Served” will be followed!

    4 Nights (Double Room) $ 520
    4 Nights (Double Room - After 10% discount ONLY UNTIL 7th of August, 2017) $ 468
    To upgrade to a Single Room (Additional $35 /night) $ 660
    To upgrade to a Single Room (Additional $ 28/night instead of $ 35 - 20% discount ONLY UNTIL 7th of August, 2017) $ 580
    Fees for Egyptians
    4 Nights (Triple Room) EGP 1900
    4 Nights (Double Room) EGP 2800
    4 Nights (Double Room - After 10% discount ONLY UNTIL 7th of August, 2017) EGP 2520
    To upgrade to a Single Room EGP 4800
    Translation Service New
    If you need your research to be translated, we now offer professional translation for your research From Arabic and Italian to English.
    The fees for the translation are as follows:Italian English

    Arabic English
    Paper upto 8 Pages EGP 800
    Each extra page EGP 150
    Paper upto 8 Pages €160
    Each extra page €25
    Scientific Committee
    Name Organization Country
    Douglas C.Comer
    Co-President of the International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM). He is also Principal, Cultural Site Research and Management, Inc. (CSRM). CSRM operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and Central America. He oversees efforts to: identify archaeological sites that are potentially eligible for inscription of the World Heritage List; develop and propagate standards for the management of archaeological sites.
    United States
    Rana P. B. Singh
    Vice-President ACLA, Asian Cultural Landscape Association Professor of Geography (spel. Cultural & Heritage Studies), & Head (2013~2015)- Department of Geography, Institute of Science Banaras Hindu University.
    Antonella Versaci
    Professor in architecture Expert in architectural conservation and site management. Large experience in elaboration and implementation of cultural heritage projects in South-Eastern Europe. Training and teaching experience. Institutional capacity building. Team player. UNESCO, UNDP and IT MAE projects experience.
    Maurizio Berti
    Professor in architecture, Director/Dean of faculty of Architecture and Planning, Universidade Lúrio - Unilúrio, Nampula, Moçambique.
    Aylin Orbasli
    Associate professor of Architecture Regeneration at Oxford Brookes University.
    United Kingdom
    Anna Catalani
    Professor of architecture, Reader, and researcher in the fields of museum and heritage studies, material culture, Lincolin University, UK.
    United Kingdom
    Omar Fawzi
    Head of the Architectural Engineering Department at MSA University.
    Nevien Gharib
    Professor at Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University.
    Francesco Calabrò
    Professor of Real Estate Appraisal and Economic Assessment of Plans, Programs and Projects. Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban planning, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
    Lucia Della Spina
    Professor of Real Estate Appraisal and Economic Assessment of Plans, Programs and Projects, Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban planning Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria.
    Antonio Frattari
    professor of environmental Engineering , Memberbof the ICOMOS Italian steering Committee, University of Trento.
    Luigi Petti
    Professor of "Earthquake Engineering", Innovative design methodologies and procedures for the strengthening of monumental buildings, University of Salerno.
    Tatiana Andreadou
    Professor, Dept. of Architectural Design and Architectural Technology, School of Architecture, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki. Project Architect in private practice of 96 projects, 33 of which have been published and- or gained distinction.
    Mohamed Assem Hanafi
    Professor in Dept. of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alexandria. • Doctor of Philosophy in Architectural conservation and urban development, Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York, UK
    Heng Zhang
    Professor at Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University
    Hisham El-Shimy
    Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering, University of Pharos, enrolled in many fellowships, academic and professional memberships.
    Mahmoud Ghoneem
    Assistant Professor in Architecture Department and Environmental Engineering and in Urban Management for climate change (IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2014), Faculty of Fine Arts.
    Yeo Kang Shua
    Assistant Professor of Architectural History, Theory and Criticism, Singapore University of Technology and Design.
    Chaham Alalouch
    Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering. College of Engineering. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.
    Mohamed Adel Dessouki
    Assistant Professor at University of Dammam. Department of Architectural Engineering & Environmental Design College of Engineering & Technology.
    Saudi Arabia
    Imen Ben Jemia
    Assistant Professor in Department of Architectural Engineering, University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates
    Mohamed Ali Khalil
    Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University.
    Free Attending

    – IEREK is happy to invite students everywhere to register for and attend as an Audience in the Conservation of Architectural Heritage “2” conference FOR FREE (accommodation fees are not included) only until the 31st of August, 2017. This is an opportunity to learn from and enjoy the conference through the process of learning new experiences, and knowledge.

    This is your chance to not only get to see some of the world’s and Egypt’s most famous antiquities and archaeological sites, but also to meet respectable and famous academics in their fields. Kindly note that this offer does not include accommodation.

    Book Your Accommodation Now