Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) – 2nd Edition
Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) – 2nd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 07, Oct / 09, Oct 2019
  • Athens, Greece
Conference Email
areq@ierek.com
Introduction

     The world is in critical need to search for alternative and renewable energy, where the importance of its technologies have been growing significantly. Due to a number of reasons, this is extremely important for the future of our society. Renewable energy still has a long way to go, in order to replace fossil fuels and become a primary source of energy consumption, but current policies, social awareness and academic research are definitely moving in the right direction.

     This trend is especially relevant in the field of on-site implementation. From territorial to building scale, the energy question has turned to be essential in physical planning and design. The integration of alternative energy technology in cities, districts and buildings will significantly decrease the current levels of greenhouse gas emissions, thus having a positive environmental impact for our entire planet.

     The 2nd Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest, the AREQ conference organized by IEREK seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge of the integration of technologies of renewable and alternative energy in physical design. The AREQ conference is the extended version of the first conference in Spain, that aims to showcase to the international community, the groundbreaking results of the work in the fields of renewable energy research, development, application or design. It will provide a platform for researchers, scientists, manufacturers, institutions, world agencies, and societies to keep up with new developments in theory and physical design applications and to provide alternative energy solutions to current issues such as the greenhouse effect, sustainable and clean energy issues.

     AREQ conference is a unique chance that provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

Conference Topics


  1. 1. Renewable Energy Harvesting & Biophysical Matrix.
  2. 2. Production Of Alternative Energy Sources And Thermal Application.
  3. 3. Biomass Utilization And Conversion.
  4. 4. Solar Wind Energy, Hydrogen And Fuel Cell Applications.
  5. 5. Renewable Energy Production At Community Scale.
  6. 6. The Building As A Renewable Energy Plant.
  7. 7. City Infrastructure And Renewable Energy Distribution.
  8. 8. Energy Distribution From Centralization To Territorial Distribution.
  9. 9. District And Block, Distribution On Demand.
  10. 10. Grid Interactive Systems.
  11. 11. The Near Zero Energy Building Concept.
  12. 12. Innovative Bioclimatic Architecture.
  13. 13. Green Building, Green Facades And Passive Designs.
  14. 14. Ict In City Scale Energy Use & Optimization.
  15. 15. Energy Use Enhancement In The Smart City Discourse.
  16. 16. Renewable Energy System In Smart Cities.
  17. 17. Energy Management In District Energy Systems.
  18. 18. Modelling Energy Flow And District Performance Simulation.
  19. 19. Energy Savings And Performance In Buildings.
  20. 20. Analysis And Monitoring Of Renewable Energy Systems In Buildings.
  21. 21. Public Awareness & Education On Renewable Energy.
  22. 22. The Role Of Institutions In Renewable Energy Social Outreach.
Important Dates


Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 10th April 2019
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 10th May 2019 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee.
Full Paper Submission Deadline 9th July 2019
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 8th August 2019
Early Payment Deadline 9th July 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 8th August 2019
Late Payment Deadline 7th September 2019
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 8th August 2019
Letter of Final Acceptance 8th August 2019
Conference Program 7th September 2019
Conference Launch 7th October 2019
Conference Venue

Athens, Greece

Conference Fees

Instructions

- 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: 

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 Fees (Short Paper)

Author fees for Early Payment 

EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment EUR 300

Author fees for Late Payment 

EUR 400
 

Regular Attendance Fees

Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests)

EUR 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

EUR 50
 
Extra Fees
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

EUR 200

 

Refund Policy

Please note that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa if needed, by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

- Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:

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 of 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 of 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.

Publishing

- A proceedings book will be published in collaboration with 'Springer' containing Short papers (4-5 pages long) submitted and presented in the conference.

- To publish your research in an 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.

- Publication in IEREK Press:- Authors will be given the chances to publish in Resourceedings. Selected Manuscripts:- A book Series by 'Springer'. Publication in the 'Springer' Book Series will only be applicable to the selected papers that will be supervised by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material.

- Thus, such outstanding material will lead to the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as 'Scopus' and 'Thomson Reuters'.

* Full length papers are subject to submission into a rigorous revision process by a scientific committee of experts before notice of acceptance/rejection for publication.


 
Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers committee to go through the revision process:

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).

Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers that paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Is the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Author's Instructions

- 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).

Note:
Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

- English will be the official language of the Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest in Architecture and Urbanism (AREQ) – 2nd Edition.

- 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.

Note: Only selected papers will be published by "Springer" in a book series, and the writing Template will be sent by Email to the corresponding Author

To download Archive’s template, Click Here
English Editing Service

- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 50$ 80$

If you are interested in getting this service, please email us your paper on: editing@ierek.com

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.

Benefits Of Attending

- Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

- You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

- Not to mention, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn about its people and culture.

- 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.

- It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

- Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard copy book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

- Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.

 

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

- Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Conference Program
DAY 1 7 Oct 2019
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch
15:15—18:45

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DAY 2 8 Oct 2019
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 3 9 Oct 2019
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony