Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) – 3rd Edition
Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) – 3rd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 29, Sep / 29, Sep 2020
  • Online Conference
Conference Email
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“Offering now a series of online conferences designed for researchers who are interested in taking part in constructive and informative discussions, IEREK has eliminated the reoccurring obstacle that is costly travel. This online conference will promote participation of a wide audience from different parts of the globe, accessibility, convenience and long-term availability of the proceedings.”

Having been proven reliable; renewable and alternative energy is now in demand more than ever. With global warming threatening human well-being and resulting in natural disasters, that are occurring more frequently and aggressively by time, and with the time bomb that is the depletion of fossil fuels and oil reserves, the need to resort to renewable energy sources and solutions is now dire.

In 2018, the world witnessed the installation of more than one 1-GW renewable energy storage facility and 30 of 10-GW storage, resulting in an increase of 8% in renewable power capacity! The electricity sector alone has undergone consistent growth through the contribution of hydropower, which is one of the renewable energy’s main contributors, as well as bio-power, geothermal power and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP).

Since renewables now account for approximately one-third of the global power capacity, the goal of transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency is attainable. Turning to energy technologies that provide low-cost power generation options and integrating renewables into grid operations is one way this can be done, however, a challenge remains: renewables go beyond merely the power sector and play their own roles in different sectors such as transport, cooling, and heating. Responsible for over 80% of worldwide energy demand, these sectors must be taken into consideration and, together, technologies and effective policies must be used and activated, allowing for further growth.

This conference intends to highlight the importance of using alternative and renewable energy and its integration in smart city planning and development, as well as the different ways in which energy can be produced without being detrimental to the environment. It also aims to provide inspiration for researchers with different backgrounds and around the globe, making it an effort to facilitate an interaction between academic and practical perspectives where theories and ideas from different cities are debated.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Public Awareness & Education on Renewable Energy

    - Natural energy resources and their different usage

    - Global warming disasters; awareness and solutions

    - Economic struggle to save the environment

    - The Role of Institutions in Renewable Energy Social Outreach

  • 2. Clean Green Planet

    - Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

    - Renewable Energy Harvesting & Biophysical Matrix

    - Production of Alternative Energy Sources and Thermal Application

  • 3. Designs and Systems for Future Smart & Sustainable Cities

    - The Near Zero Energy Building Concept

    - Energy Management in District Energy Systems

    - Innovative architecture infused in planning cities

    - Energy Savings and Performance in Buildings

    - Analysis and Monitoring of Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings

    - The Building as A Renewable Energy Plant

  • 4. Applications of Renewable Energy

    - Energy enhancement, production and distribution

    - Natural energy resources and it’s different usage

    - Solar Wind Energy, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications

    - Modelling Energy Flow and District Performance Simulation

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 01 Apr 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 01 May 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 30 Jun 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 30 Jul 2020
Early Payment Deadline 30 Jun 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 30 Jul 2020
Late Payment Deadline 29 Aug 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 01 Jan 1970
Letter of Final Acceptance 30 Jul 2020
Conference Program 29 Aug 2020
Conference Launch 28 Sep 2020
Benefits Of Participation

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.

  • 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 "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published in the ASTI book series by "Springer".
  • Academic Reputation: Joining 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.
  • 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.
  • Save Time: Reduced commuting time is one of the most obvious but significant benefits of online video conferencing. The hassle of travel and attending conferences in another country can take up valuable days and hours which can be avoided through video conferences.
  • Save Money: Budgets are always stretched to the breaking point in the academic arena, and so the time and money saved through the use of this technology are a massive driver to efficiency and new research possibilities; it makes some projects that would otherwise be impossible, possible.
Conference Fees

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: 

Attendance Second Third Fourth  Fifth
Discount 5% 10%  15% 20%

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

Conference Fees:

Author & Publication Fees

USD 200

Author & Publication Fees

USD 100
Authors' Instructions

Important Note:

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 will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Authors are respectfully requested to abide by the following steps/instructions in order to participate in the international conference "Cultural Sustainable Tourism - 2nd Edition" and get their papers published...

Step 1: Abstract Submission

- The author (researcher) should submit an abstract file (paper summary) through our online system before the abstract submission deadline.

- Submitted abstract should not exceed 300 words.

- Submitted abstract should include the main keywords of the research (3-5 keywords).

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.

- The abstract file should be blind (DON'T include author(s) information).

- The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download Abstract Writing Template,  Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Once the abstract is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it will be sent to undergo the revision process by members of our scientific committee.

- The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are: 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.

- The author will receive abstract feedback and next step action by email within 2 weeks maximum from abstract submission date.

- If the scientific committee's feedback states that the abstract is accepted, the author will receive abstract acceptance notification by email stating that the abstract is accepted and to proceed with full/short paper submission.

Step 3: Paper Submission

There are 2 types of paper submission at this conference:

  • Short Paper – Consists of 4–5 pages, and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.
  • Full/Long Paper – The basic standard peer-reviewed paper and consists of 8 - 12 pages.

Short Paper:

- The structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online.

- A short paper is only published in the conference proceedings book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full-length paper and pay the corresponding fee.

Full/Long Paper:

- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.

- A full/long paper will get published in the conference proceedings book as well as published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals.

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

To download Paper Writing Template,   Click Here

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the  conference.

Step 4: Paper Elementary Review

- Once the full/short paper is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it is assigned for review by the reviewers of the scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process).

- The author will receive paper feedback and next step action by email within a 1-month maximum from paper submission date.

In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets an acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

Step 5: Payment

- Once the paper gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the conference fees so that it could be sent to another 2 members of the scientific committee in order to provide the author with comments/notes that could improve the paper and push it to the limits.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as paper acceptance letter and invitation letter.

Step 6: Paper Final Review

- The paper will be sent for review by another 2 members of the scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process). Reviewers' comments/notes will be forwarded to the author in order to modify the full paper accordingly. Then, send us the final version of the paper.


All accepted papers of the third Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (3rd AREQ) 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

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.


Important Note:

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. 

Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline of 09 July 2019 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 Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (3rd AREQ) will consist of many sections (or Parts), each edited by a highly esteemed professor.

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here

- Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture & Urbanism (AREQ) - 1st Edition held in Barcelona of Spain in February, 2017.


Enery Procedia.

Special Issue: International Conference – Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest, AREQ 2017, 1-3 February 2017, Spain
Publication Link:


- Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture & Urbanism (AREQ) - 2nd Edition held in Thessaloniki, Greece in November, 2017.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Advanced Studies in Energy Efficiency and Built Environment for Developing Countries
(Selected Papers) Publication Link:


The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #1 (2019): Energy Efficiency and Built Environment in Developing Countries
Publication link: