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CALL FOR PAPERS

  • 25 October / 26 October 2017
  • Palermo University - Italy
Confernce Email
utsn@ierek.com
Introduction

One of the main components of a city is its transportation and networking systems. Such components could solely impact the city and its surroundings in a positive or a negative manner.

Transportation in urban areas, with its related environmental and social impacts, is a topic of significant concern for policymakers in both municipal and central government as well as for the urban citizens who need effective and efficient transport systems. Therefore, transportation and urban Planning is crucial for Developing countries in that sense that it should be tackled and challenged by researchers and practitioners.

Whereas this conference will aim to help and provide solutions that will aid in the cities’ transformation, define & reduce negative impacts on the city and its components, and discusses the social & economical approaches and solutions for better growth.

Logistical transportation, appropriate technologies, traffic, infrastructure, public participation, and government support are all affecting factors, which will be discussed and maneuvered through in this conference.

This international conference is open for students, researchers, engineers, scholars from all universities all around the world as they are all invited to submit their articles to discuss all matters related to strategies of urban transit; a distinctive element of the Urban transit and the Environment series is the interaction between academic and practical perspectives where theories and ideas are debated and their practical applications rigorously tested.

At the end of conference you will:

  • Learn new techniques from transportation industry leaders from all around the world and also from successful case studies in transportation.
  • Know more about sustainable transportation and its role.
  • Know how to improve traffic system by using methods, plans and technological systems.
  • Understand transportation planning trends, Transport modelling and urban transport simulation.
  • Design better roads for pedestrians.
  • Learn more about how to make the best use of lands.
  • How to deal with pollution and climate change in planning.
  • Understand environmental impacts with different environmentally friendly transportation modes.
  • Learn about Transport strategies, public transport systems, Transport Safety, and Security Infrastructure.
  • Know more about Transport policy and regulations, with intelligent transport systems.
  • How to deal with Electro mobility and urban space.
  • Understand merging transport systems and Energy efficiency.
Conference Topics
  1. Urban transportation: Mobility in urban spaces
  2. Eco-friendly modes of transportation
  3. The impact of transportation on economical and social aspects
  4. Land use, Travel Behavior and transportation systems integration
  5. Infrastructure development, maintenance, and energy efficiency
  6. Roadway planning, Guidance Systems, and Human factors for Safety fundamentals
  7. Transportation Systems & their Environmental Impacts
  8. Transportation Strategies Traffic operations, Management, and Control
  9. Planning Tools, Modeling & Simulation
  10. Logistics Transportation Network Planning
  11. Public Transportation Systems & their Socio-eco Impact
  12. Networking Operations & Intelligent Systems
  13. Innovative & Emerging Transportation Systems & Practices
  14. A Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure Networks
  15. Sea ports, airports and Inland dry ports
  16. Energy Efficient Networks & Sustainable Transportation Models
  17. Transportation Safety & Security
  18. Sustainable freight Networks Strategies
  19. Intermodal transportation systems
  20. Government Policies & Regulations
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 (http://www.IEREK.com) 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.

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 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.

Author Instructions

Download writing template from Here!

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).

Note: 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 Urban Transit and Sustainable Networks (UTSN). 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 writing template from Here!

Publications

The conference proceedings will be published in IEREK press’ journal “Resourceedings”, and the selected articles in ESSD – Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development.

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 25, 2017 October 26, 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.

Location & Venue

Università degli Studi di Enna "Kore", Viale delle Olimpiadi, Enna, Province of Enna, Italy

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 Fees
Note: The fees are not subject to waving and IEREK does not offer financial support to the applicants. Payment during the conference days is strictly prohibited.

Instructions

  • 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, for the early payment or row 2 or normal payment)
  • A research paper fees allow only one author, whether he is the corresponding author or any co- author to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference book in both hard and soft copy (a Printed book + a CD)
  • In case of there are co- authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table, row 4) without attending. In case of one or more of these author need to attend the conference, they should complete the fees to attend as audience (Shown in the table, row 5)
  • The fees of Conference book (hard copy + CD) for audiences and co- authors, is shown in the table row 3
  • 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.
  • Once an acceptance letter has been issued, this means that the publishing of the proceedings book is in process, and a refund will not be possible.
  • 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.
  • Cancellation or withdrawal of a paper or an abstract from our system after it has been revised and receiving its accepted has a penalty to be paid, in case of either previous payment or not, €50 for the abstract and € 150 for the full paper before its delegation.
1. Fees for Authors (Early booking Before January 15, 2017) € 300
2. Fees for Authors (Standard Booking - After January 15, 2017) € 400
3. Fees for publication online € 100
4. Fees for Non Attending Co-Author € 50
5. Fees for Audiences / Students / Listeners / Attending Co-Author € 200
6. Late Payment, added value to standard fees (After July 10, 2017) € 100
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 an acceptance letter has been issued, this means that the publishing of the proceedings book is in process, and a refund will not be possible.
  • Cancellation or withdrawal of a paper or an abstract from our system after it has been revised and receiving its accepted has a penalty to be paid, in case of either previous payment or not, €50 for the abstract and € 150 for the full paper before its delegation.

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.
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