Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest - Symposium
Alternative & Renewable Energy Quest - Symposium

Conference Overview

  • 27, Nov / 29, Nov 2017
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference Email
[email protected]

To submit your paper for the 2nd edition of the "AREQ" conference, click here


Following in the footsteps of IEREK’s first successful version of the AREQ Conference, IEREK is proud to introduce its Alternative and Renewable Energy Quest Symposium: a second version. This symposium is organized by IEREK and seeks to disseminate knowledge of the integration of technologies of renewable and alternative energy in physical design.Since the world is in dire need of finding alternative sources of energy for the future of our society, this symposium will be discussing Alternative and Renewable energies as a method to stabilizing the climate and battling global warming in a world where technologies have been growing significantly. The Symposium will be an attempt at social awareness and will allow for the presentation of academic research that will be relevant to 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 on our entire planet.

The AREQ symposium is a platform for all researchers, academics, institutions, and societies to keep up with new developments and exchange ideas and solutions in theory and practice.

Conference Topics
  1. 1. Renewable Energy Harvesting & Biophysical Matrix

    • Production of Alternative Energy Sources
    • Biomass Utilization and Conversion .
    •  Solar Energy and Thermal Application .
    • Wind Energy
    •  Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications .

  2. 2. Renewable Energy Production At Community Scale.

    • The Distributive Design discourse
         • Geothermal Energy and ground-­‐source heat pump .
         • Solar Energy and Thermal Application .

  3. 3. The Building As A Renewable Energy Plant.

         • Geothermal Energy and ground-­‐source heat pump .
         • Solar Energy and Thermal Application .

  4. 4. City Infrastructure And Renewable Energy Distribution

    From centralization to territorial distribution .

  5. 5. District And Block, Distribution On Demand.

    Grid Interactive Systems .

  6. 6. The Near Zero Energy Building Concept.

    • On the track of energy consumption control
         • Innovative Bioclimatic Architecture .
         • Green Building, Green Facades and Passive Designs .

  7. 7. Ict In City Scale Energy Use & Optimization.

    • Energy use enhancement in the Smart City discourse
         • Renewable Energy System in Smart Cities .

  8. 8. Energy Management In District Energy Systems.

    Modelling Energy flow and District Performance Simulation .

  9. 9. Energy Savings And Performance In Buildings.

    Analysis and monitoring of renewable energy systems in buildings .

  10. 10. New Trends & Research In Renewable Energy.

    • Applied research as powerhouse for the RE economy
         • Applications .
         • Novel Energy Conversion .
         • Case Studies .

  11. 11. Eco-friendly Modes Of Transportation.

    Reduce emission from vehicles.

  12. 12. Public Awareness & Education On Renewable Energy.

    The role of institutions in RE social outreach .

  13. 13. Governance & Policy Making For Renewable Energy.

    • State of art in RE policies. Future Challenges
         • Financing in RE and implementation .

  14. 14. Infrastructure Transportation Networks,and Energy Efficiency For Sustainable Development
The conference proceedings will be published in full in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science. Publication in a book series by Springer 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 indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters. Publication in the ESSD international journal on Environmental Science & Sustainable developmentis also only applicable for high quality manuscripts. *For the selected papers to be published by Springer or “ESSD”, another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts. All Author participants are expected to write their manuscripts /papers using the ARChive template provided in the author instructions tab. Once, and if, your paper is selected for publication, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.
Conference Fees

-The fee of the conference cannot be waved.
-co-authors who do not complete the payment mentioned above will have their names removed from all published material both in print and online.
-Payment on desk is not allowed.

In addition to the conference fees, Authors are required to pay a mandatory publication fee for their papers to be published as per the above instructions:


  • ARChive : € 100 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged €15 each)

For High-quality manuscripts:

  • ESSD or Springer’s book Series
Regular Attendance Fees
Fees for Attending Audience EUR 150
Co-Authors Fees
Fees for Non-Attending Co-Authors EUR 50
Fees for Attending Co-Authors EUR 150
Authors & Publication Fees
Publication Fees in ARChive EUR 100
Fees for Authors EUR 250
Video Streaming Fees EUR 50
Other Services Fees
Travel Information

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is located near the city center, you can reach it from the Thessaloniki Airport by either the following means:

  • Bus: You can take the line 78 bus that can be found just outside the terminal and departs each 30 minutes. The ticket costs about €2 and can be bought inside the bus.
  • Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to the university location by taxi which will cost approximately €18 –  €20, however at midnight and after, the fare may be higher.
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.

Author 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).

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 – Symposium.

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 the Resourceedings Journal, and the writing Template will be sent by Email to the corresponding Author


To download Archive’s template, Click Here!


Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace, literally “the co-capital”.

The municipality of Thessaloniki, the historical center, had a population of 385,406 in 2007, while the Thessaloniki Urban Area had a population of 800,764. And the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area had 1,104,460 inhabitants in 2011.

Thessaloniki is a popular tourist destination in Greece. For 2013, National Geographic Magazine included Thessaloniki in its top tourist destinations worldwide, while in 2014 Financial Times FDI magazine (Foreign Direct Investments) declared Thessaloniki as the best mid-sized European city of the future for human capital and lifestyle.

Thessaloniki is home to numerous notable Byzantine monuments, including the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as several Roman, Ottoman and Sephardic Jewish structures. The city’s main university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece and the Balkans.

Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA)

Thessaloniki, Greece

Visa Application

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.

However, you are required to prepare your papers according to the regulations of your country’s embassy/consulate. To do this, you will need to visit the embassy/consulate website or by contacting them.

In case of any missing document during the appointment or any other unfortunate incident that leads to your rejection, IEREK clears its responsibility as we will have done our part in providing the documents we can provide to ease the process.

Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 29th August 2017
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 29th August 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline 18th September 2017
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 18th October 2017
Regular Payment Deadline 26th October 2017
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 26th September 2017
Letter of Final Acceptance 26th September 2017
Conference Program 26th October 2017
Conference Launch 26th November 2017