• 14 January / 16 January 2019
  • Sharm Elshekh
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Urban climatology refers to a specific branch of climatology that is concerned with interactions between urban areas and the atmosphere, that effects one another, and the varying spatial and temporal scales at which these processes and responses occur. Cities for example  are places of concentrated energy consumption and the main producers of waste, pollution and climate change.

Urbanization and human activities in cities have led to micro-climatic changes that has important implications for inhabitants health, and comfort as well as, for the energy use and environmental quality.

These topics are discussed from the perspective of an environmentally sustainable approach to urban and architectural design focusing on design of urban open spaces.

The environmental design objectives for open spaces are to influence their micro climates so as to improve amenity and use of such spaces, as well as contributing to a cleaner and healthier urban environment to establish the contribution from such climatic improvements to the wider urban microclimate of cities.

IEREK is hosting this conference as an initiative, to improve our surrounding by coming out of UCI with a set of recommendations, that might be useful to our environment and its climate.

Conference Topics
  1. Climate changes & City regulations.

    -Cities in climate models (global and regional scales).

    -Climate services for cities.

    -Amendment and development of planning regulations.

    -Resilience Cities.

    -Remotes Sensing of Cities -Energy supply and demand in cities.

    -The role of urban climates -Potential of low carbon.

    -Based economies, smart agricultural and food systems.

    -Importance of Education and Innovative Academic Program taking the Problem.

  2. Environment & Natural features.

    -Governance challenges for tackling urban heat.

    -Boundary layer and canopy layer Urban Heat Islands.

    -Surface and subsurface Urban Heat Islands.

    -Surface energy and water balances.

    -Greenhouse gases in the urban environment.

    -Flows and dispersion in the urban canopy layer.

  3. Urban Design Impact.

    -Sustainable design practices.

    -Morphological urban design.

    -Precipitation/fog/clouds -Air quality/aerosols/radiative transfers in the urban boundary layer.

    -Building climates.

    -Urban Risks.

    -Simulation Modeling.

  4. Principals & Future strategies.

    -Urban weather forecasting -Indicators and climate maps.

    -Storm surges and flooding maps.

    -Warning plans -Public policies.

    -Incentives for adoption/implementation of mitigation and adaptation plans.

    -Forecasting and impacts of extreme weather events.


1. Towards Resilience Cities – Planning For Climate Change.

Cities around the world are facing numerous challenges in respect to economic development and social inclusion. Regardless of the nature of a crisis, such as a financial crisis, structural change, natural disasters or long-term pressures, or indeed ageing and depopulation, cities need to consider how to become resilient – to resist and recover from adverse shocks, and to “bounce back” stronger than before.

 2. Mainstreaming Climate Change strategies into development Plans.

In response to a growing awareness of the potential adverse effects of climate change and the particular vulnerability of developing countries to this process, a significant increase in adaptation action has been witnessed in recent years in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. This Workshop is providing opportunities to: increase understanding of the implications of climate change for the achievement of development objectives in the near and long terms; identify strategies and measures that can be taken to reduce climate vulnerability; communicate and build awareness of climate risks, opportunities and potential solutions; and begin implementing actions on the ground that build capacity to adapt to a changing climate.

 N.B. : The Workshops will be 2 days each, afterwards, the participants will work on real projects for 3 days.

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.

Not only you get to hear presentations, but also converse with other research-ers 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 can also expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, 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 either as a hard copy 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.

IEREK is now negotiating to sign several agreements with many top ranked Journals to publish the proceedings of its conferences. Announcements soon will be made regarding publishing.
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 Location

Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria is the second largest city and a major economic centre in Egypt, extending about 32 km (20 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Its low elevation on the Nile delta makes it highly vulnerable to rising sea levels. Alexandria is Egypt’s largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt’s imports and exports. It is an important industrial center because of its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez. Alexandria is also an important tourist destination.

Alexandria has a Mediterranean climate, with warm humid summers and mild rainy winters. The daytime can be humid in summer, with summer temperatures averaging 31°C (88°F), but evenings are usually cooler and breezy, especially by the Corniche. Winters can get cold, with daytime highs down sometimes to 12°C (53°F), with ocassional rain and sometimes hail. Humidity is high throughout the year. The best time to visit Alexandria is in spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November), since it’s at its busiest in summer, when Egyptians flock down to escape the searing heat of Cairo.

Alexandria’s primary promenade is the seaside Corniche. At the western tip lies the fort of Qait Bey, built near the presumed site of the former Lighthouse (Pharosin Greek), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, while the eastern shore sprawls for miles on end with the slums and tenements of modern Alex.

Alexandria, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Conference Fees
Fees for Authors $ 400
Fees for 1st Co-Authors $ 200
Fees for (2nd-5th) Co-Authors (per person) $ 100
Fees for publication online in open access at sciencedirect.com $ 100
Fees for Audiences / Students / Listeners $ 300
Fees for Egyptians
Fees for Authors L.E. 1500
Fees for 1st Co-Authors L.E. 800
Fees for (2nd-5th) Co-Authors (per person) L.E. 600
Fees for publication online in open access at sciencedirect.com $ 100
Fees for Audiences / Students / Listeners L.E. 800
Travel Information


Get In

By plane

Alexandria’s main airport is Borg el Arab Airport (IATA: HBE), serving mainly destinations in the Middle-East and North Africa, but also Milano-Bergamo (Air Arabia), Athens (Egypt Air), Istanbul and Beyrouth. It’s not very conveniently located some 45 km (23 mi) to the south-west of Alexandria.

 By bus

Several bus companies offer a bus service into Alexandria at a very low price range: 20-35 LE. Buses are air conditioned and come complete with a hostess trolley service. Companies include Golden Arrow, West Delta, Super Jet, Pullman and El Gouna. Operating times vary from one company to another, but there are trips between Cairo and Alexandria virtually every hour from early morning untill midnight.

By Car

There are two options when traveling from Cairo to Alexandria by car. Using either route, the journey usually takes around 3 hours, depending on speed and surrounding traffic.

  • The Agriculture road: has a speed limit of 90 km/hr for private cars and has 4 lanes in each direction. This is the main road, so it can get a little crowded. Also offers access to Damnhour and Tanta.
  • The Desert road: has a speed limit of 100 km/hr for private cars and has 4 lanes in each direction. True to the name, this crosses the desert and is less crowded and faster. There are cafeterias every few kilometers.

By boat

Visemar Lines operates a weekly passenger ferry from Venice to Alexandria, via Tartus in Syria. Depature time is every Wednesday at 4PM, arriving the following Sunday at 2PM, this is the only way of reaching Egypt direct from Europe. However, the ferry have been canceled.

 Get Around

Alexandria is quite a long city; you can get pretty much anywhere by using the local transportation available along the Corniche.

By taxi

Alexandria’s yellow and black taxis are a good way to travel in the city, and a cheap one as well. To get into a taxi, wave at the driver and yell the name of your destination. If the driver agrees they would park at the side of the road as soon as possible.

By tram

Alexandria has a creaky, slow but very cheap tram system that dates back to 1860 and looks the part — it’s the oldest one still running in Africa. The route map is remarkably confusing and changes on a regular basis.

By bus

There are a variety of local bus services which have improved significantly in the past few years, but they are rather confusing for those who haven’t lived in Alexandria for a while. Apart from city buses, you will also find “mini-buses”, which work on hop-and-go basis.

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 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 the 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 of the paper 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 the 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:

Those with full papers and who have 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 an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?
(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.

Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter by our Partners 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.

However, you are required to prepare your papers according to the regulations of your country’s embassy/consulate. To do this, you will need to visit the embassy/consulate website or by contacting them.

In case of any missing document during the appointment or any other unfortunate incident that leads to your rejection, IEREK clears its responsibility as we will have done our part in providing the documents we can provide to ease the process.


These are the suggested hotels that you can use for accommodation during the period of the conference. You can reserve your Accommodation by contacting the hotel.

Please note: these are just suggestions that we found most suitable for
accommodation, they are not mandatory.

5 ***** Hotels

  1. Sheraton Montazah Hotel
    Corniche Road, Alexandria, Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 107$
  2. Helnan Palestine Hotel
    Montaza Palace Royal Gardens, Alexandria, Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 373$
  3. Tolip Alexandria
    252, Moustafa Kamel, Corniche Road, Alexandria, Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 99$

4 **** Hotels

  1. GrandRoyal-Alex Hotel
    No 9, El Borsa El Kadema Street, Raml Station, Alexandria, Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 74$
  2. Plaza Hotel
    El Gueish Avenue 394, Zizinia, Alexandria, 21532 Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 90$

3 *** Hotels

  1. Amoun Hotel Alexandria
    32 El Nasr St., El Manshia, ALEXANDRIA, 00203 Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 70$
  2. Alexander the great hotel
    5 Oskofia street, Small Manshyya, Alexandria, 99999 Egypt
    Rate (1 pax/night): 40$
Scientific Committee
Name Organization Country
Adolf Sotoca
Vallès School of Architecture, Barcelona
Saffeya Elkabbany
Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts of Helwan University.
Iman Abdelgawad
Faculty of Fine Arts of Helwan University.
Mohamed Maher Shahin
Professor of Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Faculty of Civil Engineering – Alexandria University.
Yasser Mahgoub
Head, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar
Nabil Mohareb
Associate Professor, Head of Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Arts and design program branch, Beirut Arab University, Tripoli Campus
Chaham Alalouch
Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering since 2013. College of Engineering. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat.
Abdurrahman Mohamed
Assistant Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Department of Architecture, University of Bahrain
Fabio Naselli
Assistant Professor of Urban Design , Regional Planning, History and Design at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Kore University of Enna
Samer El sayary
Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University.