• 26 October / 29 October 2017
  • Italy
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The 2nd Conference on “Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development(UPADSD), to be held in Italy, follows the success of the very first version which took place in Lecce, Italy  during the year of 2015.

It has become apparent that planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without comprising the ability of future generations.

Problems related to planning and development, which affect rural and urban areas, are present in all regions of the world. Accelerated urbanization has resulted in deterioration of the environment and loss of quality of life. Urban development can also aggravate problems faced by rural areas such as forests, mountain regions and coastal areas, amongst many others. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation of novel strategies, can offer solutions mitigating environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources.

Energy saving and eco-friendly building approaches have become an important part of modern development, which places special emphasis on resource optimization.Planning has a key role to play in ensuring that these solutions as well as new materials and processes are incorporated in the most efficient manner.

UPADSD 2017 aims to bring together, scientists and, other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field.

Conference Topics
  1. City planning.
  2. Regional planning.
  3. Rural developments.
  4. Sustainability and the built environment.
  5. Sustainability indicators.
  6. Policies and planning.
  7. Environmental planning and management.
  8. Energy resources.
  9. Cultural heritage.
  10. Quality of life.
  11. Community planning and resilience.
  12. Sustainable solutions in emerging countries.
  13. Sustainable tourism.
  14. Learning from nature.
  15. Transportation.
  16. Social and political issues.
  17. Community planning.
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 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 can also expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

The conference proceedings will be published by one or more journals from ELSEVIER or Taylor & Francis. The Proceedings shall be included in the journals as a part of their services in Open Access Journals. The Participants are granted internationally recognized certificates from Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology in Egypt and IEREK which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.

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.

Conference Fees
  • Each research paper should have at least one main author who should pay the full fees (Author’s fees + Publication Fees), even if the main author is a Master’s or a PhD candidate, and even if the author won’t be able to attend the conference. These fees include the registration of only one author to the conference. (As shown in the table, row 1).
  • The fees of Conference book (hard copy + flash memory) for audiences and co- authors, is shown in the table row 4.
  • In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they must pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 5).

Cancellations / Refunds

  • Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances less 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 a $100 administration charge. If the proceedings book is already published, the fees cannot be refunded.
  • Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa (if needed), by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.
1. Fees for Authors € 400
2. Fees for Co-Authors (Non-attending) € 50
4. Fees for publication online in open access at sciencedirect.com € 100
5. Fees for Attending Coauthor / Audiences / Students / Listeners € 300

The conference proceedings will be published on ROUTLEDGE of Taylor & Francis!

Also, it shall include the journal as a part of (routledge.com) and (oapen.org/home) services in open access. The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates from IEREK that they have attended the conference and presented their papers. Moreover, their papers being published by Routledge can be added to their certificates of experience and can be presented to the official authorities concerned.

Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline December 15, 2016
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance January 1, 2017 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee.
Full Paper Submission Deadline April 4, 2017
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance August 4, 2017
Early Payment Deadline January 15, 2017 Late payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Late Payment Deadline July 10, 2017
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) July 19, 2017 Will not be issued without completing the conference fees.
Letter of Final Acceptance August 1, 2017 Will not be issued without completing the fees, and approval of the Full Paper.
Conference Program September 19, 2017
Conference Launch October 26, 2017 October 29, 2016
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 Venue


Scientific Commitee
Name Organization Country
Fabio Pollice
Pro­fes­sor of Ge­og­ra­phy Eco­nom­ics-pol­i­tics and Ge­og­ra­phy of De­vel­op­ment and the En­vi­ron­ment at the Uni­ver­sity of Salento, Lecce.
Fabio Naselli
Assistant Professor of Urban Design , Regional Planning, History and Design at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Kore University of Enna.
Dean Hawkes
Emeritus Professor of Architectural Design, RIBA Visiting Board Panel and Member Scientific Committee, PLEA, Cardiff University.
United Kingdom
Maurizio Berti
Professor in architecture, Director/Dean of faculty of Architecture and Planning, Universidade Lúrio - Unilúrio, Nampula.
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.
Konstantinos Moraitis
Professor of Philosophy of Aesthetics at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
Matheos Santamouris
Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and visiting professor at many Universities at Cyprus, London, Tokyo, Bolzano, Brunnel and Singapore.
Nabil Mohareb
Associate Professor in architectural design using digital simulation in forecasting their movements and behavior, Head of Faculty branch of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University.
Sherine Shafik
Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering & Environmental Design, College of Engineering and Technology, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport.
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.
Mohsen Abu Bakr Bayad
Professor of architecture and urban design and vice president of Faculty of fine arts for postgraduate studies and researches Alexandria University.
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.
Vassilis Ganiatsas
Professor of “Architecture Syntheses and Theory/ Philosophy of Architecture Design"- school of Architecture Engineering/ National Technical University Athens.
Abdurrahman Mohamed
Professor in architectural design and planning, department of Architecture and Interior Design College of Engineering, University of Bahrain.
Hesham El-Shimy
Professor in Architectural Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering, University of Pharos, enrolled in many fellowships, academic and professional memberships.
Jagat S. Jawa
Distinct and specialist in Energy Studies from IIT Delhi. Professional in energy management , Delhi University.
Antonio Frattari
Professor of Environmental Engineering , Memberbof the ICOMOS Italian steering Committee, University of Trento.
Ahmed Mokhtar
Associate Dean, Associate Professor and the director of Graduate Programs at American University of Sharjah, School of Architecture, Art and Design, UAE.
United Arab Emirates
Antonella Versaci
Professor in architecture Expert in architectural conservation and site management. UNESCO, UNDP and IT MAE projects experience.
Hatem E. Nabih
Associate professor and has also taught at the University of Michigan in USA, Cairo University and Helwan University in Egypt.
Iman Amad
Director, Unit of Architectural Conservation, Urban Planning and Risk Reduction Centre Associate Professor of Architecture, An-Najah National University.
Sheeba Chander
Professor and head of school of architecture at Hindustan University PhD (Planning), Hindustan University, Chennai.
Gail Borden
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Discipline Head of Architecture, Director of Graduate Architecture and Associate Professor in USC School of Architecture.
United States
Mostafa A.Y. Ibraheem
Mostafa A.Y. Ibraheem, PhD (University of Sheffield-UK) is an assistant professor of architecture at the Department of Architecture - Faculty of Engineering - Cairo University - Egypt since 2011. He has particular interest in the fields of socio-cultural sustainability, spatial theory, and archaeological research.