• 16 November / 18 November 2017
  • Cairo, Egypt
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Based on many requests, the abstract submission deadline was extended to be:
March 31, 2017

Given the importance and the impact of the Earth’s ecological systems and refraining from causing any alterations that might be caused by humans, incorporating sustainability in all levels of our daily life has become a challenge as well as a necessity. Nonetheless, we cannot neglect the responsibility of acting with the best of our knowledge to ensure that our actions do not hinder the opportunities and lives of future generations through implementing ecological and sustainable design and development.

This conference aims to enhance and carefully maneuver through the many roles of sustainable architecture in improving the quality of life and the built environment in developing countries. It seeks to, initially, reduce the negative impact of buildings and, secondly, to conserve energy and enhance the ecology. Both can be achieved through the use of sustainable building materials, saving energy, and using renewable energy, and many more implementations.

Another approach to sustainable development is through the use of energy performance simulations within the design process or afterwards to evaluate the performance of a building to a city. This topic is quite vast and thus will be discussed thoroughly during the conference after which new and innovative approaches are to be found in order to evolve our built environment and develop communities in a sustainable manner.

Conference Topics
  1. Sustainable Urban Design.
  2. Mobility in Urban Design.
  3. Energy Consumption. (in Buildings and Urban Spaces).
  4. Energy Performance Simulation in Design Process.
  5. Materials and Technology.
  6. Life Cycle Assessment for Materials.
  7. Occupancy Comfort.
  8. Energy Efficiency in (Heating – Cooling – Lighting).
  9. Waste and Water recycling.
  10. Economic Efficiency and Life Cycle Cost in Building.
  11. Education and Sustainability.
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, getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning 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.

Digital Archive All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK E Library( where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Journal participants may attend after the conference to submit an enhanced version of their research for possible publication at our journal on IEREK website.

Authors Instructions

Download Instructions and Template Formats!

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 Improving Sustainability Concept In Developing Countries (ISCDC) – 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.

Download Instructions and Template Formats!


The Publication will be at ‘Resourceedings’ Journal by Springer, which is 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

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.


Cairo, Cairo 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.

Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline March 31, 2017
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance March 10, 2017 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee
Full Paper Submission Deadline July 25, 2017
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance August 11, 2017
Full paper acceptance September 3, 2017
Early Payment Deadline June 25, 2017 Late payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Late Payment Deadline September 17, 2017
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) September 27, 2017 Will not be issued without completing the conference fees
Letter of Final Acceptance October 7, 2017 Will not be issued without completing the fees, and approval of the Full Paper
Conference Program October 16, 2017
Conference Launch November 16, 2017 November 18, 2017
Conference Fees


– 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 4),

– 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 5).

To benefit from a 25% discount only for Author fees, Please proceed the payment before the 10 February, 2017. Reed more at special discount.

– Kindly Note, that once the payment deadline ends, you will have to pay an additional $100 as late payment. Once the deadline for the Late payment ends, all papers and audience attendance will be automatically cancelled for the ones who did not pay the required fees.

– Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances more 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.

International Commercial Bank (CIB)

Account Name: IEREK

Account Number: 2543420026

Swift code: CIBEEGCX056


Arab African International Bank (AAIB)

Account Name: IEREK

Account Number: 517314_3931


Fees for Authors $ 400
Author fees with a 25% Discount for Early Payment (Before July 2, 2017) $ 300
Fees for Publication $ 100
Attending Fees for a Co-Author (Students, professors) $ 200
Fees for Audience Members/ Students / Listeners $ 300
Late Payment (Additional to original fees) $ 100
Fees for Egyptians
Fees for Authors L.E 1,500
Author fees with a 25% Discount for Early Payment (Before July 2, 2017) L.E 1,200
Fees for Publication $ 100
Attending Fees for a Co-Author (Students, professors) L.E 800
Fees for Audience Members/ Students / Listeners L.E 1,200
Late Payment (Additional to original fees) L.E 500
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.
Scientific Committee
Name Organization Country
Steffen Lehmann
Professor Steffen Lehmann, PhD (Dr.-Ing.), AA Dipl, Dipl Des, is a German-Australian urbanist, author, educator, researcher and curator, registered in 1993 as a chartered architect and urban designer in Berlin.
Antonella Versaci
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University "Kore" of Enna.
Dean Hawkes
Professor of Architectural Design, Cardiff University, Emeritus Fellow, Darwin College, University Of CambridgeCambridge, UK
United Kingdom
Nabil Mohareb
Professor of architecture and planning, president of architecture department, Biuret Arab University, Lebanon.
Konstantinos Moraitis
Professor at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
Mahmoud Ghoneem
Assistant Professor in Architecture Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in Egypt.
Hocine Bougdah
Reader in Architectural Technology; The Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
United Kingdom
Eric J. Strauss
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
United States
Antonio Frattari
Professor of Building Construction and Wooden Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.
Winifred Elysse Newman
Professor and Head, Department of Architecture at Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, USA.
United States
Pablo La Roche
‎Professor of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona University , USA.
United States
Gotez Schierle
Professor and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Mehrdad Hadighi
Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University, USA.
United States
Ahmed Shehata
Professor of Urban and Environmental Design at Umm Al-Qura Univesrity
Saudi Arabia
Sheeba Chander
Professor and head of school of architecture at Hindustan University PhD (Planning), Hindustan University, Chennai, India.
Mohammad Saquib
Associate Professor in Architecture, at Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Chaham Alalouch
Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering since 2013. College of Engineering. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.
Hisham Galal El-Shemy
Associate Professor in Architectural Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering, University of Pharos, Alexandria
Jay R. Thakkar
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design, CEPT University, India
Margarida Yin
Assistant Professor at Cal Poly State University, USA.
United States
Kulsum Fatima
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Doris Sung
Assistant Professor at University of Southern California (USC).
United States