Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN) - 3rd Edition
Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN) - 3rd Edition

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  • 15, Oct / 17, Oct 2019
  • Online Conference
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The 3rd edition of the conference on "Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks" will be organized by IEREK in 2019 using the video conference techniques in order to optimize the benefits to the authors by improving communication, hence, leading to more productivity. Besides, it will decrease the expenses and save the time wasted on travel for those who aren't capable of travelling or just don't have enough time.

Sustainable development has a great concern throughout the world due to the several changes that occurred in environment and socio- economic aspects. One of the main components of the desired sustainable development is enhancing the transportation systems network and transit area that connects the central areas to different sides of the city and its adjacent areas.

Cities need an efficient public transportation, which is forever, a vital factor that enhances the quality of life for people when it supplies the daily demands of movements to the different parts of the city.

Therefore, Transportation and Networking Systems are the basics of growing cities, because transportation as a service and its infrastructure is the back bone of the cities' components. For that reason, IEREK continuously organizes a series of conferences on: Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN).

The conference’s main aim is to target new strategies that can be implemented by modern means of transportation without it negatively affecting and harming the urban environment or the environment, in general. The conference discusses the advances in planning transportation systems and new technologies emerged in that theme. It discusses the role of transit areas, hubs, and dry ports in enhancing the freight transport system and delivery.

The conference discusses the effect of land use on the planning of transportation network which includes the socio-economic aspects; it covers all types in the peak time of transport considering the environmental impact. 

The conference assures that there are many ways that the modern world is already thinking of implementing and have already started implementing in order to enhance the effect of transportation on the environment. For instance; the availability of smart cars and other eco-friendly ways of transportation which do not require too much energy and may even not require non-renewable sources of energy in order to start the transportation process.

The conference under this target, aims to benefit widely on a large spectrum for all different types of participants. Whether you are still a student, a researcher, a professor, or a decision maker, you are welcome to submit your research so we can work together towards spreading knowledge and enhancing the research in this aspect.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Supply Chain and Goods Delivery
  • 2. Advances in Logistics and Communication
  • 3. Public Transport Analysis and Transit Hubs
  • 4. Using Smart Technologies and Sustainable Means in Transportation Infrastructure
  • 5. Environmental Impact of Transportation Systems
  • 6. Planning Sustainable Networking Systems
  • 7. Urban Transport as a Tool of Driving City Growth
  • 8. Traffic Management Strategies
  • 9. City Gateways Developments
  • 10. Dry Ports and Sustainable Freight Transport Strategies
  • 11. Transportation Safety
  • 12. Planning Tools, Modeling and Simulation
  • 13. Government Policies and Regulations
  • 14. Land Use, Travel Behavior, and Transportation Systems Integration
  • 15. Electronic Mobility for Better Environment
  • 16. Vehicles and Roads Infrastructure
  • 17. Green Fuel Used in Transport Vehicles
  • 18. Designing and Planning Roads for All; Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Vehicles
  • 19. Designing of Bridges, Tunnels, and Highways
  • 20. Networks Simulation and Overcapacities Solutions
  • 21. Planning Compact Cities’ Transportation Systems
  • 22. Underground Systems Planning and Barriers
  • 23. Planning to Overcome Road Accidents Disasters
  • 24. Using GIS in Planning Networks and Optimizing Proximity
  • 25. Planning of Ring Roads and Inner-City Main Roads
  • 26. The Role of Hub and Spoke in Planning Freight Transport System
  • 27. Integration of Schools Transportation Into the Network in the Peak Time
  • 28. Socio- Economic Value in Transportation System
  • 29. Optimizing the Coherent Network in Urban Mass Transit
  • 30. Planning for Accessibility and Reachability
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 18 Apr 2019
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 18 May 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline 17 Jul 2019
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 16 Aug 2019
Early Payment Deadline 17 Jul 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 16 Aug 2019
Late Payment Deadline 15 Sep 2019
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 16 Aug 2019
Letter of Final Acceptance 16 Aug 2019
Conference Program 15 Sep 2019
Conference Launch 15 Oct 2019
Conference Venue

This conference will be hosted as an online video conference.

Conference Fees


- Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance.

- Each co-author (1-5 max) has his/her own separate fees to pay as shown in a table below.

- A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

Loyalty Membership Discounts

The more you attend, the more you're rewarded! 
IEREK offers its loyal participants with the following discounts depending on his/her attendance: 











*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.

Conference Fees:


Author Fees (Short Paper)

Author fees for Early Payment           |    17th July 2019

EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    16th August 2019
EUR 300

Author fees for Late Payment           |    15th September 2019

EUR 400

Regular Attendance Fees

Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests)

EUR 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

EUR 50
Extra Fees
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

EUR 200
Refund Policy

Please note 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.

- Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event Up to 50 days before the event Up to 40 days before the event 39 days before the event
Penalty 20% 50% 70% 100%


A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- All matters have been finalized (accommodation/travel expenses paid for)

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason of rejection is due to an error on our part, the participant will be refunded their full fee with a deduction of a 20% administration fee.

Documents to be issued by IEREK to acquire a visa are as follows:

* Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

* Visa Invitation Letter

* Invoice/proof of payment

We encourage all authors and attendees to ensure their having acquired all documents (those applicable) mentioned.

If the reason of rejection is not related to any of the aforementioned and is an error on the participant’s part, the following will apply:

* Authors: may choose to let their co-author present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. If the author does not have a co-author, a member of the scientific committee shall present on the author’s behalf.

* Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.


Publishing information to be announced soon ...

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:

1. Accepted for publication (with minor editing changes).

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

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

4. 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.


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) Are 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 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 from the link provided below).


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

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 the writing template for a full-length paper, Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions, Click here
English Editing Service

- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 80$ 150$

If you are interested in getting this service, please email us your paper on: editing@ierek.com

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.

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. 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.

- Digital Archives; All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK E-Library (https://www.IEREK.com) where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

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

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.

Conference Program
DAY 1 15, Oct. 2019
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch

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DAY 2 16, Oct. 2019

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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony