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About the PACT 3rd Edition:
Consequent to the success of its previous editions in 2016 and 2018, the third edition of the ‘Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques’ conference will be held in collaboration with the University of East London (UEL) in London, United Kingdom.
This conference unveils the latest trends of architectural technologies and computational thinking as a way of improving the performance of computational design software in architectural and engineering discourses. In a fast-paced world and in light of recent technological advancements due to industrialization and globalization, the way we see the universe has changed. That being said, the conference will shed a light on the ways in which parallelism can be integrated into different architectural and computing dialogues through stimulating a discussion on topics of Complex Digital Fabrication, Augmented Reality, Intelligent Environments, Advanced Fabrication Technologies, Big Data and more.
Through an analysis of the representation of Parallelism, this conference will work towards revealing the relationship between the Environment, Architecture, and Computing Techniques. Through a set of diversified yet pertinent sessions, the conference will focus on:
Parallels in Access and the role of digital media, augmented reality and advanced graphics in the implementation of the architectural modern buildings.
Parallels in Algorithms as a key player in design and construction presenting applications of innovative techniques such as Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to solve complex issues.
Advanced Digital fabrication and Additive Manufacturing to make possible emerging design ideas once deemed impossible to execute.
The power of Big Data, its technologies and associated challenges, analytical methods and paradigm shift.
Parallels in Construction: materiality and context.
This conference aims to explore the complexity that is embedded within the computation discourse under the theme of parallelism. Introducing world-renowned keynote speakers in the field, such as Patrik Schumacher during PACT of 2016 and Gabriele Sorrento in PACT of 2018, this conference will generate stimulating discussions led by experts in the field.
1. Parallels In Access: Gamification, Open-source, Interfaces And Virtual Reality
-Computer vision & Applications
-Gamification Techniques & Applications
-Open-source & Accessibility
-Virtual and Augmented Reality
2. Parallels In Algorithms: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence And Distributed Computing
-Distributed computing &Data mining
-Agent based methods
-Machine learning & Artificial Intelligence
-Heterogeneous architecture systems
3. Parallels In Advanced Fabrication: Large Scale Additive Manufacturing
-Large Scale Additive Manufacturing.
-Construction automation and tectonics
4. Parallels In Big Data: Digital Theory And New Sciences
-Digital Theory and New Sciences.
-Digital theory in architecture
-History of architecture and computational design
-New sciences of simulation and optimization.
5. Parallels In Urbanism: Parametric Design, Theory And Urbanism
-Urban analysis & Simulations
-Smart &Future cities
6. Parallels In Construction: Materiality And Context
-Materiality and Context
-Cities & theories
-Heritage conservation & management
Benefits Of Attending
Attending conferences is very beneficial, especially, on the professional level; conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.
Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. 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.
Internationally Accredited Certificate:The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.
Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTI book series by "Springer".
Research Technologies: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.
Networking:Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.
Academic Reputation:Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will show that you are an active member of the academic community.
Conference Proceedings Material:Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.
Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.
Abstract Submissions Deadline
15 Jul 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance
31 Jul 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline
15 Aug 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance
31 Aug 2020
Early Payment Deadline
15 Aug 2020
Regular Payment Deadline
15 Aug 2020
Late Payment Deadline
15 Aug 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry)
08 Aug 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance
08 Aug 2020
07 Sep 2020
07 Oct 2020
- 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'.
Online Conference attendance
Held online from the comfort of your own home, the fees below guarantee your virtual attendance for all days of the conference date above
Physical Conference (TBA)
Full of hope that the current crisis will pass, a physical version of the conference will be held at a later date for an additional physical attendance fee for all participants.
Attendance (authors and audience members)
*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Shipping Conference Abstract book and certificate
Depending on Location
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery)
All accepted papers of the third Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques (3rd PACT) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.
To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 10 -12 pages long.
The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.
The ASTI Book Series will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI), EI-Compendex, and Scopus databases.
Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees).
If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). 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.
The proceedings of the third Parallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques (3rd PACT) will be edited by a group of highly esteemed professors from our scientific committee.
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- 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.
- English will be the official language.
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- 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.
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 as is 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.
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).
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) 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.
Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:
Up to 60 days before the event
59 days before the event
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About the Series:
Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on the best studies on emerging research that redefines existing disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. The series is mainly based on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences or direct submissions and is intended to promote the creation and development of viable solutions for a sustainable future and a positive societal transformation with the help of integrated and innovative science-based approaches. Offering interdisciplinary coverage, the series presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both the economic and sustainable development for the welfare of all societies. In particular, the series includes conceptual and empirical contributions from different interrelated fields of science, technology, and innovation that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water, and energy security. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues. The series is addressed to professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with Springer, the IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.
Publishing your paper with a reputable and renowned publisher is necessary to maintain the high quality standards of the scientific process along with retaining your copyright. It is even more advantageous to increase the exposure of your paper to the rest of the scientific community either online, offline, or in both versions.
All of the papers present in the book either belong to the best research papers in IEREK’s conferences or the authors’ direct submissions.Fees for direct submission: - The revision process: 200$ (nonrefundable)- Once the paper is accepted and approved: 200$.
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Asti Book Editors
Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, CIRIAF – Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli”, Via G. Duranti 67, 06125 Perugia, Italy.
Born in Umbertide (Perugia), Italy, in 1988. Master degree in Building Engineering - Architecture at University of Perugia, Italy, in 2014. PhD in Energy and Sustainable development at CIRIAF - University of Perugia, Italy, in 2018. Research Fellow at CIRIAF - Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli”, Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy, as member of the EAP Lab (Environmental Applied Physics Laboratory) team, dealing with building energy efficiency and, specifically, dynamic analysis of building energy performance, occupant behavior, human comfort in the built environment, urban heat island mitigation, and energy systems. More details on https://www.eaplab.eu/.
Professor at the Faculty of Architecture & Fine Arts, Final International University, Kyrenia, Cyprus.
Professor and Dean of Faculty of Architecture & Fine Arts at Final International University in Kyrenia, Cyprus. He is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with 20 years of academic and practice experience in the field of Architectural Engineering and Sustainable Design of the Built Environment in UK, Europe and the Middle East. Prof. Altan sits on a number of editorial boards and reviews project proposals for the European Commission, UK Research Councils, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) by Qatar Foundation. Since 2004, he has, singly or jointly, secured and directed 32 research grants worth over £21 million. He is a founding member of the International Network on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH), which has so far organised seven international conferences, design workshops, and technical visits. As well as having supervised 16 successful PhD students, Prof. Dr. Altan has published over 200-refereed journal and conference papers in related fields.