Advances in Energy Research, Materials Science & Built Environment (EMBE)
Advances in Energy Research, Materials Science & Built Environment (EMBE)

Call For Abstracts

  • 03, Oct / 05, Oct 2023
  • Egypt, Suez
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

We are at a critical point in humanity’s journey. Numerous challenges present themselves, most notably, the rising threat of climate change that looms on the horizon, threatening the continuation of humanity and other species across the globe, and jeopardizing the preservation of coastal cities. Climate change is merely the symptom, however, not the cause, and if we are to surpass this monumental challenge, we must trace back to the factors that led us down this path.

Technological advancement has always been humanity’s forte, it has aided us throughout historical and modern times alike. We have focused so narrowly on technological advancement, however, that we turned a blind eye to the rising cost of an unsustainable approach. Additionally, our reliance on fossil fuels and non-renewable sources of energy to power our cities further contributes to the emission of greenhouse gases and the monumental challenge of climate change, which threatens to melt polar ice glaciers, and devastate coastal cities globally.

These consequences bring forth a dire need to allocate renewable, efficient, and affordable forms of energy, promote sustainable, healthy, and diverse ecosystems, and support enabling technologies that can offer promising solutions. An overhaul is required to our approach towards cities, a sustainable design will ensure the continuation and well-being of cities’ inhabitants, and humans around the world. A green approach towards urbanism that facilitates accessible public transport, and prioritizes energy, water & food security for its inhabitants, and regenerates compact fabric areas. An innovative approach towards materials that emphasizes sustainable construction, and a durable, eco-friendly design that ensures the resiliency of cities and the constructions within them.

Addressing these pressing challenges, and looking towards future sustainability, Al Galala university announces the first “Advances in Energy Research, Materials Science & Built Environment” conference, through which, discourse across multiple disciplines such as architectural development, green urbanism, modern construction management practices, and material efficacy in climate change mitigation, will investigate research on sustainability and development. Implementing these techniques will lead to achieving efficient, renewable, affordable, and inclusive green growth to accomplish the now urgent developmental needs of countries, and bring about a level of prosperity, and a better managed and robust environment.

With much theoretical and empirical knowledge to draw on in recent years, this conference aims to stimulate a discussion, in the form of submitted contributions and delivered presentations, surrounding the following main topics: (1) Climate Change: Challenges, Risks, and Solutions, (2) Green Urbanism’s Role in Resilient Communities and Environmental Efficiency, (3) Opportunities and Challenges in Coastal Areas, (4) Evolving Architecture and Rethinking City's Image and Preservation, (5) Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, (6) The Role of Advanced Technologies in Sustainable Architecture, (7) Practical Applications

The conference does not only aim to provide descriptions, proposals, and recommendations of innovations, and theoretical foundations, but also offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in materials for efficient and sustainable energy applications in buildings, neighborhoods, cities, and coastal zones.

It will also provide an opportunity for exploration where not only new technologies in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry are highlighted, but also a guide to practical application is made available. It offers a comprehensive approach covering fundamentals, technologies, and applications through real-world examples.

Scope

The Advances in Energy Research, Materials Science & Built Environment (EMBE) conference hosted in Al Galala university, Egypt, aims to discuss topics pertaining to urban planning, sustainable architectural design, climate change mitigation techniques, and evolutionary design. The world around us is continuously evolving, largely due to technological advancements in fields such as architectural development, engineering, and computational technology. EMBE will host various knowledgeable keynote speakers and researchers that will deliberate on topics such as the incorporation of technology in sustainable urban planning, green urbanism, preservation of coastal areas, novel innovations in renewable materials, and responsive architecture. The conference envelops a multitude of scientific aspects of knowledge, that will lead humanity to a sustainable, greener future.

Statement of Purpose

It is incredibly apparent, especially as of late, that human activity directly influences environmental change. Continual technological development has undoubtedly ushered humanity toward an idyllic, prosperous life, however, human industriousness and activity has proportionally increased as a result. A comprehensive look into various human activities aboard planet Earth is direly needed, if we are to secure a safe and stable future for future generations. EMBE aims to dissect human activity on multiple facets, addressing key issues that demand attention and improvement. The conference additionally promotes sustainable developments techniques across various fields such as architecture, engineering, and urban planning, envisioning a brighter, greener, sustainable future for humanity.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Climate Change: Challenges, Risks and Solutions

    1.1 Challenges of Sustainability: Climate and Energy Security

    1.2 Urban Resilience and its Positive Effects on Climate Change & the Environment

    1.3 Climate Responsive Architecture: Utilizing Renewable Energy

    1.4 Coastlines, Coastal Cities, and Climate Change

    1.5 Climate and the potential of clean energy production and infrastructure

    1.6 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Pathways

    1.7 Renewable and Natural Energy and their roles in climate change adaptation

    1.8 Education & Climate Change: Role and Objectives

  • 2. Green Urbanism’s Role in Resilient communities and Environmental Efficiency

    2.1 Green Initiatives in Technology for Sustainable Development

    2.2 Transit Strategies for Sustainable Urban Transport

    2.3 Urban Creative Environments: Sustainable Places for Living, Working, and Recreation

    2.4 Sustainable Waste and Energy Management

    2.5 Natural Resource Management and Urban Biodiversity

    2.6 Green Buildings: Modelled for Efficiency and Sustainability

    2.7 Urbanization of Rural Areas: Urban Form and its Development, Energy, Water & Food Security, Formation of Landscapes, Gardens & Streetscapes, and Urban Biodiversity

    2.8 Regeneration of Compact Fabric Areas

  • 3. Opportunities and Challenges in Coastal Areas

    3.1  Sustainable Tourism Development in Coastal/Marine Environments

    3.2  Circles of Sustainability at Costal Zones: Zero Energy Use

    3.3  Marine Renewable Energy

    3.4  The Sustainable Development Goals of Al Galala City

    3.5  Green & Clean Energy for Coastal & Offshore applications

    3.6  Green Real Estate Development Along the Red Sea Coast Line

    3.7  Urban, green landscape of Arid and Mountain Environment

    3.8  The Vocabularies, and Green Opportunities of Coastal Architecture 

  • 4. Evolving Architecture and Rethinking City's Image and Preservation

    4.1   Biomimetic Approaches to Architectural Design for Increased Sustainability

    4.2   Historic Preservation, Management, and Rehabilitation

    4.3   Public Transportation-Planning and Sustainable Networks

    4.4   Public Involvement in Sustainable Development

    4.5   Future Challenges for Contemporary Cities

    4.6   Infrastructure, Facilities, and ICT Technologies and Sustainable Economy

    4.7   New Way Finding and Place-Making of the City

    4.8   Compact Policies for Megacities: Core Areas and Metropolitan Regions

    4.9   Challenges of Rapid Urbanized Economy and Cities Gateways Development

  • 5. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy

    5.1  Advances technologies in Renewable and Alternative Energy

    5.2   Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies 

    5.3   Computational Approaches to Material Design

    5.4   Modern Materials and Methods: Eco-Friendly Design

    5.5   Designing for Zero Waste: Building a Material Reuse Ecosystem

    5.6   Alternate and Low-cost Construction Materials for Affordable   Housing

    5.7   Thermal Performance & Efficiency of Façade Materials in High Rise Buildings

    5.8   Modern Advancements in Nanotechnologies

    5.9   Durable Material Efficiency for Green Roof Applications

  • 6. The role of Advanced Technologies in Sustainable Architecture

    6.1   Digitalization & Digital Transformations in The AEC Industry

    6.2   BIM Applications for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings

    6.3   Material-Based Design Approaches for Sustainable Architecture

    6.4   Energy Transitions and Digitalization in Buildings

    6.5   Geospatial Approaches for Energy Systems Management

    6.6   Systems and Technologies for Smart Homes

    6.7   Training the Workforce for High-Performance Buildings

  • 7. Practical Applications

    7.1  The Architect’s Guide to the Construction Management Delivery Method

    7.2  Architect as Entrepreneur: Lessons in Establishing a New Practice

    7.3  Women in Architecture - Having a diverse workforce driven by Equality and Sustainability without disrupting the business

    7.4  Formulating a sound digital roadmap for an agile & profitable construction business

    7.5  Formulating new standards and professional Construction practice in Egypt

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 06 Apr 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 06 May 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 05 Jul 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 04 Aug 2023
Early Payment Deadline 05 Jul 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 04 Aug 2023
Late Payment Deadline 03 Sep 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 04 Aug 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 04 Aug 2023
Conference Program 03 Sep 2023
Conference Launch 03 Oct 2023
Publishing Opportunities

Journal Publication Opportunities: MRSE Journal

Selected papers submitted to the conference will be published by IEREK’s open access journal entitled “Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy” (MRSE) and published under the SpringerOpen brand, by Springer Nature, for which the Article Processing Charges (APCs) will be waived. MRSE is indexed in Web of Science’s ESCI, Scopus (2022 CiteScore: 7.5), SCImago and EI Compendex among other reputable databases.

Link to MRSE by Springer Nature: https://www.springer.com/journal/40243

 

 

All accepted papers submitted to EMBE 2023 after the double-blinded peer-review process will be considered for publication as part of an edited volume, in IEREK’s Scopus-Indexed interdisciplinary Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) published by Springer.

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on important emerging research that redefines the current disciplinary boundaries in science, technology and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. It not only discusses the progress made towards securing more resources, allocating smarter solutions, and rebalancing the relationship between nature and people, but also provides in-depth insights from comprehensive research that addresses the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as set out by the UN for 2030. The ASTI series presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both economic and sustainable development, through better use of data, more effective institutions, and global, local and individual action, for the welfare of all societies.

The series particularly features conceptual and empirical contributions from various interrelated fields of science, technology and innovation, with an emphasis on digital transformation, that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water and energy security to achieve the SDGs. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues in different regions of the world. The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

Link to the ASTI: https://www.springer.com/series/15883
Editorial Board: https://www.springer.com/series/15883?detailsPage=free
ASTI Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg7PKjn4dMY

Previous Publication

For our previous publication in Elsevier, Check:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/procedia-environmental-sciences/vol/34

Go to journal home page - Procedia Environmental Sciences

 

For our previous publication in IEREKPRESS, Check:

https://press.ierek.com/index.php/Resourceedings/issue/view/29/showToc

Cover Page

  

For our previous publication in Springer, Check:

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-74349-9

 

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Alexandra Delgado Jimenez

PhD Architect and Urban Planner, Nebrija Universidad · Department of Architecture and Principal Research of the Group "Architecture and Urbanism before Social, Economic and Territorial Transformations”, Spain.


Prof. Martha Schwartz

American landscape architect and educator. Schwartz is the founding principal of Martha Schwartz Partners. Tenured Professor in Practice, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, United States.


Dr. Mohamed Hisham Soudi

Former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University. PhD. in Architecture. Professor of architecture and planning, Egypt.


Prof. Iman O. Gawad

Secretary General of the Union of Mediterranean Architects and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Egypt.


Architect.Seif Allah A. Alnaga

President of SEA (Society of Egyptian Architects), UIA (Union Internationale des Architectes) Egyptian Section, Egypt. UIA Vice President RV. AUA Vice President RN. Consultant Architect. Expert in Sports & Tourism Planing and Architectural Designs. Principle of ALNAGA Studio & TDCG. Visiting Professor and juror.


Prof. Hugo Rodrigues

Associated Professor at the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Aveiro and Research member of the RIsks and Sustainability in Construction (RISCO), Portugal.


Prof. Cristina Piselli

Assistant professor at Department of Architecture - DIDA, University of Florence, Italy. An expert member of IEA EBC Annex 79 - Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation.

Asti By Springer

Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed) 

After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer-review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) bySpringer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.

The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

About the ASTI series

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on important emerging research that redefines the current disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. It not only discusses the progress made towards securing more resources, allocating smarter solutions, and rebalancing the relationship between nature and people, but also provides in-depth insights from comprehensive research that addresses the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as set out by the UN for 2030.

The series draws on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences 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. Including interdisciplinary contributions, it presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both economic and sustainable development, through better use of data, more effective institutions, and global, local, and individual action, for the welfare of all societies.

The series particularly features conceptual and empirical contributions from various interrelated fields of science, technology, and innovation, with an emphasis on digital transformation, that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water, and energy security to achieve the SDGs. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues in different regions of the world.

The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

About Springer:

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.

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Workshop By Springer

How to write an engaging research paper: workshop by Springer

Workshop’s outline:

- Online Registration

- Publication output in Egypt and importance of publishing in sustainable development

- The process from start to end – From paper submission to online publication

- Tips on how to write a successful research paper

- Choosing a suitable journal or a book series for your paper

- Answering editors’ and reviewers’ comments and modifying the paper accordingly

- Methods of proper distribution and adding visibility to your paper

- Writing a successful research proposal and finding financial support

 

Expected Learning Outcomes from the Workshop:

- Discovering ways of excavating contemporary topics to attract more readers in the field

- Understanding the technical, expressive, and writing skills needed for writing papers for publication.

- Learning to use the tools and techniques provided by Springer

- Knowing the steps of submitting a paper

- Finding how submitted papers are evaluated

- Learning how to engage and attract editors to review your paper

- Discovering new techniques to help you spread your research paper and make it accessible to professionals worldwide

- Learning the writing style rules and ethics of publication

The Workshop Supervisor:
Dr. Nabil Khelifi is a Senior Publishing Editor managing Springer Middle East and North Africa Program, which is a part of Springer Nature in Germany. In collaboration with international scientific editors, he is supervising the publishing process of the following Springer platforms:

-    Arabian Journal of Geosciences.
-    Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
-    Arabian Journal of Mathematics
-    Applied Water Science
-    Applied Nanoscience
-    Applied Petrochemical Research
-    Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology
-    Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy
-    Complex and Intelligent Systems
-    3Biotech
-    Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
-    Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration
-    Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering
-    Journal of Arctic Geoscience
-    Energy Transitions
-    Earth Systems and Environment
-    Chemistry Africa
-    Emergent Materials
-    Sustainable Civil Infrastructures (Springer/SSIGE Book Series)
-    Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (Springer/IEREK Book Series)

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.

Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

  • The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250/300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
  • 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 author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

  • Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.
  • A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
  • The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
    • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
    • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

  • The Full/ Long paper submission is 4,000 – 6,000+ words in length.
  • The 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.
  • Upon participation type selection and payment confirmation (see conference fees and participant’s instructions), a full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as be considered for publication with and in the selected publisher/ journal/ volume.
  • The author must submit the paper using the writing template and through our online system or conference email before the paper submission deadline. 
  • The full paper should be written in English to be considered for publication in ASTI or IEREK Press Journals (ESSD, ARChive, Resourceedings only).
  • The conference does welcome Arabic submissions (with abstracts written in the english language), which will only be considered for publication in BAHETH by IEREK Press.
  • All presentations must be prepared and presented in the English language as it is the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template, Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees before the peer review process can begin.

Note: 
In preliminary evaluation, the research paper will be inspected against its readability, originality, structure, and relevance to the conference theme/ topics. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author in addition to a proforma invoice requesting payment. As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process 

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the full paper submission deadline reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s and the respective publisher’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- Each paper is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.

- A back and forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).

Participants’ Instructions

Registration

To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose from the conference themes/ Topics upon registration.

They must also refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in registering and submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Types of Participation

  1. Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish in Conference proceedings

Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their Full paper, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

For any reason, authors may wish to submit a pre-recorded video presentation no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.

  1. Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings

Organized at the University of Florence, Italy, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

  1. Registration to publish in the proceedings without presenting/ attending

If your full paper is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities).

  1. Non-presenting participant

Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper.

Asti Book Editors

Yasser Osman Moharam Mahgoub

Program Director, Faculty of Architecture, Galala University.

Dr. Yasser Mahgoub is an architect, academic and scholar. Received his Doctorate in Architecture degree from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1990 after graduation from Ain Shams University in 1978. Held several academic positions at Ain Shams University, United Arab Emirates University, Kuwait University, Qatar University, Dar Al Hekma University Saudi Arabia and Galala University. Currently Program Director, Faculty of Architecture, Galala University. Practiced as a professional architect and consultant. Teaches design studios, research methods, environment and behaviour, creativity and innovation, professional practice, graduation or senior projects and graduate courses. His research interests include social and cultural aspects of architecture, sustainable architecture, architectural education and the impact of globalization on architecture. Published several refereed research papers in internationally refereed journal and book chapters. Attended and presented papers in several international and regional conferences. Served as a scientific referee for many scientific conferences and journals. A member of the Agha Khan for Architecture Award nominators and reviewers.

Ierek Press Journals

Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers.  

Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.

  


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

ARChive is an open-access journal that publishes conference proceedings on a wide range of topics relating to social sciences. Consequently, it accepts original research papers on a wide spectrum of subjects. ARChive is a journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields and provide them with high visibility of research submitted. The series publishes, both, theoretical and experimental high-quality papers of current and perpetual interest. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for academic conferences.  

Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.

  


Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)

Resourceedings is an open access journal that publishes conference proceedings. Conference proceedings compromise of different disciplines, ranging from Engineering including built environments, architecture, and sustainability. Disciplines also include Technology and Energy. Resourceedings is a journal that publishes research articles that shed light on different crucial issues in order to provide them with solutions and suggestions. The journal publishes articles submitted by researchers of interest in different fields.  

Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.

  

Powered By Orcid

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization that aims to provide unique identifiers for authors, researchers, and scholars. ORCiD effectively eliminates duplication and errors regarding author names, affiliations, previous works, and all related academic data.

IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.

We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.

Click here to learn more about ORCiD, and here to register your ORCiD ID for free.  

Benefits Of Attending

Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are indexed in world-renowned databases.

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown Affiliation must be provided Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Early Bird 350 € 400 € 450 € 28 Feb 2023
Regular Payment 400 € 450 € 500 € 30 Mar 2023
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 29 Apr 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 28 Feb 2023
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 30 Mar 2023
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 29 Apr 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 30 Mar 2023

*Note: Student discounts are only applied to students of the university hosting the conference.

  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
  • The fee covers:
    • The conference Kit is inclusive of a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate
    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author are submitted to the conference, a 15% discount is applied to each additional submission.
  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
  • 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 Abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.
Authors who cannot attend the conference in person can:
    • Virtually present their work (Table A) above.
    • Record their presentations by providing a voice-over PowerPoint and sending it to [email protected].
    • Nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.

B. 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.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.    100 €

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.­­
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance, and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Competition

Preserving Marine Habitats & Aquatic Lifeforms

Competition: Design a Marine Museum that Showcases Sustainability in Coastal Areas and Marine Environments 

Planet Earth was famously dubbed the “Pale Blue Dot” by the beloved astronomer, and science communicator Carl Sagan. The term was derived from the fact that 71% of the planet is covered in water, comprising the majority of Earth’s topology. The lifeforms that inhabit Earth’s water bodies are magnificently diverse and have inhabited the planet long before land lifeforms even existed. Current irresponsible manufacturing processes however are endangering much of the marine life forms that inhabit the planet’s oceans, seas, and rivers. Marine and aquatic museums aim to partake in solving this issue by ensuring optimal living conditions for marine animals, while engaging the public in experiencing marine life firsthand, cultivating a global appreciation for aquatic conservation efforts.

As a part of the “Advances in Energy Research, Material, Science & Built Environment” conference, Al Galala University and IEREK present a Marine Museum competition, where architects and designers can submit their works in creating a Marine Museum that utilizes modern sustainable practices in architecture and development.

Competitors are encouraged to design a Marine Museum that showcases aquatic lifeforms and their brilliance while utilizing sustainable development techniques in construction.

The museum can showcase marine transportation and technology as well, including ships, navigation technologies, and deep-sea diving methods.

The competition will take place at Al-Galala University, which is near the coast of the Red Sea, home to a multitude of marine lifeforms, and seafarers.

Competitors must showcase a comprehensive design strategy for the marine museum, using practical examples and spaces near the Red Sea. Competitors will put forth their designs before an experienced jury, that will judge the design based on sustainability, practicality, space, and cost of construction.

To register, please visit the Competition Page here.

Conference Venue
Galala University - GU
Galala Plateau، in the city of Galala Plateau Governorate of Suez on the coast of the Red Sea El Galala Maritime Plateau، 43511
 

Your Trip To Galala

Activities to do in Galala:

▪Yacht Trip (including):

-Snorkeling and swimming.

-Fishing.

-enjoying the natural view

▪Cable Car Adventure

The Ain Sokhna cable car, Sky Mall, is part of Porto Sokhna, which is a huge resort that includes hotels, hotel apartments, restaurants and cafes.

▪ParaGliding:

Live the dream of flying by trying a new adventure sport, and view Egypt from above 850 meters. You will meet at the center Ain Sokhna Galala City.

Places To Visit

1-Al-Galala Mountain:

Considered as one of Egypt’s best natural places, with elevation of 3,300 feet above the sea level. It is famous for its marbles, which is targeted for export. In addition, it has a cultural significance of a religious and historical nature, as it is rumored that it is the place from which the Prophet Moussa passed towards the Red Sea to escape the tyranny of Pharaoh.

-Activities to do:

▪Camping and Safari

▪Barbeque in the fresh air

▪Four-wheel drive riding

▪Enjoy the view, as well as taking pictures.

▪Fishing and hunting birds.

2-The Petrified Trees Reserve:

One of the rarest monuments around the world. This reserve is a huge highland in which there are several hills containing many stems and roots of huge petrified trees over the past thousands of years.

-Activities to do:

▪View the Skeletons of extinct animals like dinosaurs, spiders and insects.

▪walk between different valleys and caves formed by nature, as well as enjoying the view of rare flowers.

▪Observe the geological structure and the history of the trees formed by nature.

3-Sulfur eyes for recovery:

It is a place known and has been visited for its effective treatment of many diseases:

▪Skin diseases

▪Circulatory system disorders

▪Chronic gout

▪arthritis

▪Getting rid of negative energy.

4-Porto Elsokhna:

4-star hotel, known for its great activities and adventures.

-Activities to do:

▪Fishing

▪Surfing

▪Diving

▪Shopping

▪Visiting historical areas including the area of ancient shipwrecks.

 

Accommodation

1-Tolip Resort El Galala Majestic (5 stars)

Address: El Galala Resort، Ain El Sokhna - Zafarana Rd, Attaka, Suez Governorate, 17.1 km from Galala university (18 min. by car)

Phone:  062 3393230

2-ElGalala Resort

Address: El Galala Resort, CCV6+VV2, Attaka, Suez Governorate, 8.3 Km from Galala University (8 min. by car)

Phone: 0102 374 5093

3-Porto elsokhna (4 stars)

Address: 85 Km Ain Sokhna Suez, AIN SOKHNA, 22 km from Galala university (24 min. by car)

Phone: 062 3210100

4-El Galala Aqua Park (4 stars)

Address: El Galala , Attaka, Suez Governorate, El Sokhna City, 21529 Ain Sokhna, 18.5 km from Galala University (21 min. by car)

Phone: 0112 874 7455

Refund Policy

 A.Physical Attendance

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

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%

EXCEPTION

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 for 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 for 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.

 B.Online Attendance

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%

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

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

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

- 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.

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding email address of embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA