Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 3rd Edition
Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 3rd Edition

Last Call For Abstracts

  • 14, Nov / 16, Nov 2020
  • Online Conference (In Collaboration with Xiamen University Malaysia)
Conference Email
[email protected]
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An International Conference from the Comfort of Your Own Home!

Due to the uncertainties and restrictions inflicted by the #COVID19 pandemic, and for everyone's safety following the Health Organization's recommendations, it is in everyone's interest to host the conference online. As pioneers of this movement, IEREK is proud to be hosting this conference online. IEREK believes that rather than giving in to this disease and stopping our progress, pushing forward is of utmost importance.

So, how can participating in an international Video Conference boost your career, future potentials, and experience?

  • Obtain an internationally accredited certification of participation which could boost your future academic career opportunities.
  • Save costs of travel & accommodation.
  • Discuss your research paper online with professors, stakeholders, and other authors (Online Oral Presentation).
  • Get the chance to publish your paper with Springer in the ASTI Book Series.
  • Make sure that your paper will get the maximum exposure in front of a relevant audience, as we share samples of publications within our weekly newsletter and online platforms.

About the RRAU 3rd Edition:

For the 3rd year, IEREK organizes the international conference on Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) – 3rd Edition in a collaboration with Xiamen University Malaysia to highlight the role of architecture and urbanism in making our cities more resilient and sustainable against environmental disastrous scenarios and climate change.

With "sustainability" in mind, the 3rd international RRAU will discuss the following 5 Main themes on "Resiliency" which will cover many disciplines

  1. Resilient Buildings: Design & Construction 
  2. The Path to City Resilience 
  3. Resiliency on a Community Scale 
  4. Ecological Resilience: Theory & Application 
  5. Resiliency for the Future 

Check out 3rd RRAU conference topics

About publishing:

For high-quality manuscripts can be used as a reference for current in-progress researches on Resilient Architecture and urbanism, check 2nd RRAU publications ISBN "978/977-85525-3-9" which successfully held last year in November 2019, At Xiamen University Malaysia

For the upcoming 3rd RRAU, accepted peer-reviewed papers by IEREK`s scientific committee will be published in Resourceedings international Journal by IEREK press, while the best-nominated papers will be published as chapters in ASTI book-series by Springer 

(Refer to 3rd RRAU publishing for more Details), 

Note that: only Long papers will be considered for publishing while short papers are only considered for presentation during the conference (before submission check Author`s instructions section for more information about the peer-review process and Submission Templates).

Then use our step by step Abstract submission guide for an easy submission process.

the 3rd international RRAU benefits are not only for Authors who need to present and publish their papers in Reputable international Journals, but it's for all stakeholders around Resilient architecture, Urbanism and sustainability, learners, policymakers and organizations are also all invited 

For Inquiries reach us on [email protected]

Or WhatsApp on: (+2) 01000028021 

Keynote Speakers:

Rob Roggema: Professor of Sustainable Spatial Transformations at Hanze University Groningen.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Resilient Buildings: Design & Construction

    • Ramping Up Net Zero Energy Buildings
    • Robustness and Resilience of Structures
    • Improving Sustainable Design & Construction
    • Towards Resilient Non-Engineered Construction
    • Geographies of resilience: Challenges and Opportunities
    • Beyond Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management
    • Building Resilience to Natural Disasters

  • 2. The Path to City Resilience

    • Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure
    • Less Vulnerable Cities: Resilience in Smart Planning 
    • Green Initiatives and Sustainable Urbanism
    • Energy-Efficient Urban City Planning
    • Resilience, Sustainability and Risk Management
    • Coastal Cities and Rising Sea Levels
    • Digital Technology and Scalability for Resilience

  • 3. Resiliency on a Community Scale

    • Urban sustainability and economic development
    • Designing Resilient Transportation Systems
    • Resilient Communication Systems
    • Meeting City Demands
    • Health and Well-being: Reducing Human Vulnerability
    • Community Measures: Strategic Planning

  • 4. Ecological Resilience: Theory & Application

    • Renewable Energy Sources: Materials, Energy & Water
    • Sustainable Urban Water Systems
    • Climate change: Global Challenges & Adaptation
    • Withstanding Extreme Weather and Natural Disaster 
    • Sustainable & Renewable Energy Integration & Adoption
    • Waste Management and Recycling Awareness

  • 5. Resiliency for the Future

    • Design for Change: The Resilient City
    • Sustainability and Resilience in the new world
    • Adaptive Landscapes: Risk, Ecology, and Education
    • Meeting the demands of the city
    • Risk management and Mitigation

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.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 01 Jul 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 15 Jul 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 01 Sep 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 14 Sep 2020
Early Payment Deadline 14 Sep 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 14 Sep 2020
Late Payment Deadline 14 Sep 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 01 Jan 1970
Letter of Final Acceptance 14 Sep 2020
Conference Program 14 Oct 2020
Conference Launch 14 Nov 2020
Keynote Speakers

Rob Roggema

Professor of Sustainable Spatial Transformations at Hanze University Groningen.

Dr. Rob Roggema, Landscape Architect, is an international renowned design-expert on climate adaptation, renewable energy planning and urban agriculture. He holds positions at several universities in the Netherlands and Australia, State and Municipal governments and design consultancies. Dr. Roggema is the Director of Cittaideale, a research office for adaptive design and planning. 

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:

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

Author fees

EUR 250

Co-Author Fees

EUR 50

Audience Fees

EUR 50


Extra Fees

*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)

EUR 100

Refund Policy

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event 59 days before the event
Penalty 20% 100%



All accepted papers of the conference 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 Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings) online by IEREK Press after a rigorous peer-review process. 

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.


The Previous proceedings of the 1st Conference are published in the ASTI Book titled "Urban and Transit Planning" published by Springer.

The proceedings of the 2nd Conference of Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism  (2nd RRAU) -ISBN "978/977-85525-3-9"- will be  published in the ASTI book series "Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities". As for the rest of the proceedings they are published online in The International Journal of Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings).

Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the full paper deadline will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees).

The proceedings of the Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism  (3rd RRAU) will consist of many sections (or Parts), which will be edited by the a group of Chief Editors.


Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here

- Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 1st Edition held in Hanze University, Netherlands in April, 2018.


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

Urban and Transit Planning.
Publication link:


- Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 2nd Edition in Xiamen University, Malaysia in November, 2019.

Springer (In Progress)

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

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities.
(Selected Papers) Publication link: In Progress


Participation Procedures

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 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.


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) 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 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.

Author's Instructions
Short Papers

Instructions of Short Paper Submissions: Authors whom like to submit short papers should be informed that 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 fee doesn’t have a chance to receive any type of discount whatever the authors was previously published with IEREK or the author is one of IEREK’s scientific committee and or a representative of a co- host university. 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 requested fee.

To download the writing template for a Short paper,   Click here

Extended Papers
- 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 of the conference " Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 3rd Edition "

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

Abstract and full paper submission instructions,   Click here
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.

About Asti

Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation Book Series
IEREK Series for Interdisciplinary Studies


- On 10 May 1842 (his 25th birthday), Julius Springer founded his bookstore and publishing house in Berlin, laying the foundation for today’s company.

- After 175 dynamic years, the name Springer stands for a globally active publisher dedicated to the advancement of science, putting its authors and editors at the heart of the company’s publishing activities.

- Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

- Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals.

- Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world.

- As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.

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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