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.
The conference proceedings will be published in full in ARChive International Journal. Only selected papers will be published in a book series by Springer or ESSD - the international journal on Environmental Science & Sustainable development..
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 .
Renewable Energy production at community scale.
• The Distributive Design discourse
• Geothermal Energy and ground-‐source heat pump .
• Solar Energy and Thermal Application .
The building as a Renewable Energy Plant.
• Geothermal Energy and ground-‐source heat pump .
• Solar Energy and Thermal Application .
City infrastructure and Renewable Energy distribution
• From centralization to territorial distribution .
District and Block, distribution on demand.
• Grid Interactive Systems .
The near zero energy building concept.
• On the track of energy consumption control
• Innovative Bioclimatic Architecture .
• Green Building, Green Facades and Passive Designs .
ICT in city scale energy use & optimization.
• Energy use enhancement in the Smart City discourse
• Renewable Energy System in Smart Cities .
Energy Management in District Energy Systems.
• Modelling Energy flow and District Performance Simulation .
Energy Savings and Performance in Buildings.
• Analysis and monitoring of renewable energy systems in buildings .
New Trends & Research in Renewable Energy.
• Applied research as powerhouse for the RE economy
• Applications .
• Novel Energy Conversion .
• Case Studies .
Eco-friendly modes of transportation.
Reduce emission from vehicles.
Public Awareness & Education on Renewable Energy.
• The role of institutions in RE social outreach .
Governance & Policy Making for Renewable Energy.
• State of art in RE policies. Future Challenges
• Financing in RE and implementation .
- 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.
-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.
- ARChive : € 100 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged €15 each)
For High-quality manuscripts:
- ESSD or Springer’s book Series
|Fees for Authors with video streaming||€ 300|
|Fees for Authors||€ 250|
|Publication Fees in ARChive||€ 100|
|Video Streaming Fees||€ 50|
|Fees for Attending Audience Members and co-authors||€ 150|
|Fees for non-attending co-authors||€ 50|
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Date From||Date To||Notes|
|Abstract Submission Deadline||April 30, 2017|
|Last notification for Abstract Acceptance||July 31, 2017|
|Full Paper Submission Deadline||August 21, 2017|
|Last notification for Full Paper Acceptance||September 30, 2017|
|Full Paper Acceptance||August 31, 2017|
|Early Payment Deadline||June 19, 2017|
|Late Payment Deadline||September 27, 2017|
|Letter of Visa||September 27, 2017|
|Letter of Final Acceptance||September 27, 2017|
|Conference Program||October 27, 2017|
|Conference Launch||November 27, 2017||November 29, 2017|
Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Pennsylvania State University, USA.
|Anna Laura Pisello||
PhD in Energy Engineering in 2013. Visiting scholar at Columbia University and City University of New York in 2010-11. Post-doc fellow in 2013, and currently Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at University of Perugia. Winner of three international academic awards in 2013-2014.
Professor, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Concordia University, Montreal
Founder & Chairperson at PRINCE (Promoters, Researchers & Innovators in New & Clean Energy)
Dean of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE), Professor at Cranfield University and an international authority in the field of sustainable engineering design
Professor at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
|Jagat S. Jawa||
Founder and Director General of Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) which he joined in 2007. Mr. Jawa was appointed in December, 2003 as Consultant in National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC)
Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and serves as visiting professor at the Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, National University of Singapore.
|Chen-Tung Arthur Chen||
Director of Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center, NSYSU, since 2006 and the Vice-Chair of International Geosphere Biosphere Program, since 2009.
Professor in Bioclimatic Architecture and the Urban Environment, at the Dept. of Environmental Science and she carries out research in Architecture, Energy and Environment.
Assistant Professor at Cal Poly State University, USA.
|José Manuel Santa Cruz Chao||
Professor at the Politechnic University of Madrid (U.P.M) , Madrid , Spain.
Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering since 2013. College of Engineering. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and a Registered Architect From Council Of Architecture, India
Dr. Hatem Ibrahim is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University.
Full Professor of Building Construction and Wooden Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Trento, Italy and the Chief of the Laboratory of Buildin Design (LBD) - Chief of CUnEdI.
Emmanel Bozonnet is an Associate professor in La Rochelle University since 2006, Specialized in building energy (agrégation teaching qualification in 2000).
Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design, Dept. of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
|Gotthilf Goetz Schierle||
Professor of Architecture, USC, Los Angeles. Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, recipient of the ACSA Creative Achievement Award, NSF, HUD, & FEMA research grants and founding Director of USC’s Master of Building Science Program.
|Mohamed Abdelbaki Mohamed||
Head of Urban Planning Department – Faculty of Engineering – Ain Shams University
Professor Serra Hunter and Associate Director of International & Institutional Relations of the Urbanism Department at the School of Architecture at UPC_BarcelonaTECH, Spain.
|Agis M. Papadopoulos||
Professor, Process Equipment Design Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.
Reader in Archtiecture but before she was formerly Lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Salford, where she was the Programme Leader for the MA Art & Design.
Professor of Geography Economics-Politics at the University Del Salento since 2011. He is also an Associate Professor of Geography at the University Del Salento from 2003.
Reader in Architectural Technology; The Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK.
Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design “Luigi Vanvitelli” of the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Kore University of Enna, where he teaches Urban Planning, Urban Design and Regional Planning.
|Iman Mohamed Abd Elgawad||
Associate Prof. of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
Post- Doc Researcher – Environmental Engineer at Process Equipment Design Laboratory (PEDL), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece
|Ahmed Sami Abdelrahman||
- Associate Professor – Urban Design & Planning Department – Faculty of Engineering , Ain Shams University. - Visiting lecturer at AAST (Arab academy for science & technology) – Department of Architecture since 2011
|Veronica Lucia Castaldo||
PhD candidate in Energy Engineering, she is from Perugia, Italy. From 2015 to present she is a Visiting PhD professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, and a Visiting researcher in the field of CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis applied to urban built environment.
Post-Doctoral researcher at CIRIAF – Inter-university research center, Perugia, Italy. She recently finished a three-years PhD program in Energy Engineering
Design components, equipment and systems for the generation of thermal, mechanical and electrical energy through innovative processes involving fossil and renewable sources.
PhD candidate in Energy and Sustainable Development, University of Perugia, CIRIAF – Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution and Environment, Italy
|Wael Mohamed Yousef Elsayed||
Professor of Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering at Cairo, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
|Mohammad Arif Kamal||
Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, INDIA and Adjunct faculty at Shushant school of Art& Architecture, Ansal University, Gurgaon, INDIA