Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy
Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy

Call For Papers

  • 04, Nov / 06, Nov 2024
  • American University Of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Conference Email
[email protected]

Entrepreneurship plays an essential role in driving innovation, economic growth, and job opportunities, making it of most importance in today's dynamic world. Entrepreneurs are the ambassadors of change, taking risks to bring new ideas, products, and services to market. They identify opportunities, mobilize resources, and encourage and promote competition, which leads to increased productivity and efficiency. Entrepreneurship also supports a culture of creativity and problem-solving, encouraging individuals to think outside the box and find innovative solutions to societal challenges. In addition to that, entrepreneurs contribute to the overall development of communities by generating employment opportunities, stimulating local economies, and promoting social mobility. Their pursuits not only fuel economic progress but also inspire and empower others to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations.

The combination of Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy holds immense potential for shaping a more sustainable future. Business Management provides the foundation for effective decision-making, strategic planning, and resource allocation. Entrepreneurship brings forth innovation, creativity, and a willingness to take risks, pushing the development of new sustainable business models. Adding these factors to a Sustainable Circular Economy promotes the efficient use of resources, waste reduction, and the creation of closed-loop systems. By integrating these three disciplines, organizations can not only drive economic growth but also contribute to environmental preservation and social responsibility. This powerful combination enables businesses to thrive while minimizing their ecological footprint, creating a win-win situation for both the economy and the planet.

The 1st International Conference on “Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy" will be held to further stress on the importance of taking these factors into consideration in the modern world.

The International Conference on "Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy" is a significant event that will take place from November 4th to November 6th, 2024 which will held on American university at Ras AL Khaima, United Arab Emirates. The conference is organized with the valuable support and active participation of Springer Nature, a leading academic publisher. The proceedings of the conference will be indexed in Scopus, a renowned abstract and citation database, further enhancing the visibility and impact of the research presented. 


The conference titled "Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy" aims to explore and discuss the intersection of these three crucial areas. The scope of the conference covers a wide range of topics related to business management practices, entrepreneurship, and the implementation of sustainable circular economy principles. Participants will have the opportunity to start discussions on innovative strategies for effective business management, including organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing, and financial management. Additionally, the conference will emphasize the role of entrepreneurship in driving sustainable circular economy practices, encouraging creativity, and promoting sustainable business models. Important conversations on resource efficiency, waste reduction, product lifecycle management, and the development of circular supply chains will be held.

Statement of purpose:

The purpose of the "Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Circular Economy" Conference is to bring together experts, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from various disciplines to explore and promote the integration of business management practices, entrepreneurship, and sustainable circular economy principles. The conference aims to encourage a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in these areas and to make knowledge exchange and collaboration easier. The conference seeks to inspire and empower partiipants to develop and implement sustainable business models that contribute to a circular economy. The goal is to drive positive change, promote environmental control, and enhance economic and social well-being through the intersection of business management, entrepreneurship, and sustainable circular economy practices.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Environmental and Social Responsibility in Business

    1. Life cycle assessment and environmental impact in a circular economy
    2. Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategies and Integration
    3. Integration of social impact criteria in investment decisions
    4. Biodiversity Conservation and Habitat Protection
    5. Water conservation measures and efficiency improvements
    6. Renewable energy solutions and energy efficiency measures
    7. Community investment and development projects
    8. Circular economy and sustainable urban development
    9. Resource optimization and waste reduction strategies
    10. Diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices

  • 2. Analytical Marketing, Branding, and Business Strategies 

    1. Modern analytical techniques in business
    2. Brand Equity Measurement and Brand Performance Metrics
    3. Identifying growth opportunities and Predictive analysis methodologies
    4. Predictive Analytics for Customer Behavior Forecasting
    5. The role of data analytics in shaping effective marketing strategies
    6. Consumer surveying and behavior theory
    7. Identifying Market Trends and Emerging Consumer Preferences
    8. Digital Marketing Analytics and Optimization
    9. Data-Driven Marketing Decision Making
    10. Brand Reputation Management and Crisis Communication

  • 3. Leadership Development for Globalization and Emerging Markets 

    1. Ethical and responsible decision-making

    2. Sustainable leadership for environmental resilience

    3. Effective team building and collaboration strategies

    4. Modern coaching and mentoring techniques

    5. Transformational leadership theory

    6. Leading organizational change toward sustainability

    7. Macroeconomics and international trade

    8. Navigating cultural and regulatory variances in international markets

    9. Innovations in international business

    10. Risk Management and Crisis Response in Global Markets

  • 4. Sustainable Business, Economics, and Financial Management

    1. Risk and uncertainty management

    2. Data-driven and informed financial decision-making

    3. Financial forecasting and reporting

    4. Financial long-term growth and profitability

    5. Corporate finance and investment analysis 

    6. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in business

    7. Management and innovations in the agricultural sector

    8. Modern practices in corporate social responsibility

    9. Sustainable business models (SBM)

    10. Archetypes and case studies of sustainable business archetypes

  • 5. Entrepreneurship: The Backbone of Innovation

    1. Identifying Market Opportunities
    2. Overcoming Entrepreneurship Challenges
    3. Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindset
    4. University Initiatives in Entrepreneurial Education
    5. Sustainable Entrepreneurship Practices
    6. Integrating Technology into Entrepreneurial Ventures
    7. Strategies for Corporate Entrepreneurship
    8. Accessing Venture Capital and Funding Opportunities
    9. Scaling Up: Strategies for Growth
    10. Social Impact and Responsibility in Entrepreneurship

  • 6. Innovations in Sustainable Supply Chains and Logistics

    1. Circular supply chain optimization and waste reduction
    2. Reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chains
    3. Digital technologies and data analytics in circular supply chains
    4. Blockchain applications for supply chain traceability in a circular economy
    5. Sustainable packaging and transportation in circular supply chains
    6. Development of closed-loop supply chains for resource efficiency
    7. Circular procurement and supplier management
    8. Circular supply chains and circular cities
    9. Circular supply chains in the fashion and textile industry
    10. Circular supply chains and the role of e-commerce platforms

  • 7. Circular Economy Strategies and Implementation

    1. Policy frameworks and regulations for a circular economy
    2. Circular supply chain management techniques
    3. Circularity in manufacturing processes and operations
    4. Circular economy roadmaps and action plans
    5. Circular economy metrics and performance indicators
    6. Circular business model development and adaptation
    7. Circular economy implementation challenges and solutions
    8. Circular economy integration in urban planning and development
    9. Circular economy education and training programs
    10. Resource optimization through circularity practices

  • 8. Sustainable Business Models and Practices

    1. Eco-friendly waste management and recycling programs
    2. Implementing circular economy principles in business operations
    3. Business strategies for resource efficiency and waste reduction
    4. Circular product design and remanufacturing processes
    5. Sustainable supply chain management and logistics
    6. Ethical sourcing and fair trade practices
    7. Circular economy practices in the manufacturing sector
    8. Circular economy business models in emerging markets
    9. Circular economy and the role of entrepreneurship
    10. Sustainable finance and investment strategies

  • 9. Technological Solutions for Sustainable Design and Production

    1. Additive manufacturing (3D printing) for circular production
    2. Internet of Things (IoT) applications for resource tracking and management
    3. Digital twins for circular product lifecycle management
    4. Materials innovation for recyclability and biodegradability
    5. Circular economy software solutions for supply chain optimization
    6. Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for traceability and transparency
    7. Renewable energy technologies for sustainable production processes
    8. Circular design software and digital tools
    9. Robotics and automation for circular manufacturing
    10. Biomaterials and bioplastics for circular product design

  • 10. Emerging Business Trends and Issues: Recognition and Adaptation

    1. Trend spotting and horizon scanning techniques
    2. Competitive intelligence gathering and analysis
    3. Environmental scanning for emerging opportunities and threats
    4. Business process reengineering for efficiency gains
    5. Cross-functional collaboration for holistic problem-solving
    6. User experience (UX) research and design methodologies
    7. Emerging technology adoption and impact assessment
    8. Agile problem-solving frameworks
    9. Scenario analysis and contingency planning for risk mitigation

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline 30 May 2024
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) *payment required 15 Mar 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 30 May 2024
Early Payment Deadline 10 July 2024
Regular Payment Deadline  15 Aug 2024
Late Payment Deadline  5 Oct 2024
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline 15 Jul 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 30 Jul 2024
Conference Program 03 Oct 2024
Conference Launch 04 Nov 2024
Registration & Fees

A. Physical Attendance

Type of Registration Early Payment Deadline
10 July 2024
Regular Payment Deadline
15 Aug 2024
Late Payment Deadline
5 Oct 2024
Scopus indexed-ASTI Book by Springer
Student 300 € 350 € 400 €
Academic 350 € 400 € 450 €
Professional 400 € 450 € 500 €
Co-author/ Audience 150 € 200 € 250 €
Open Access IEREK Press Journals
Student 200 € 250 € 300 €
Academic 250 € 300 € 350 €
Professional 300 € 350 € 400 €
Co-author/ Audience 150 € 200 € 250 €
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation or travel expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected]. to inquire.

The physical fee covers:

  • The conference Kit inclusive of: 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 are submitted by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% 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.

  • Students must provide proof of enrollment in a university by providing an enrollment certificate or a valid university ID (with issue/ expiry date) etc.

  • Additionally, you have the option to present your submitted abstract as a presentation without the intention of publishing your work, for information about the fees and additional details, please feel free to get in touch with us at: [email protected].

B. Online Attendance

Type of Registration Early Payment Deadline
10 July 2024
Regular Payment Deadline
15 Aug 2024
Late Payment Deadline
5 Oct 2024
Scopus indexed-ASTI Book by Springer
Student 250 € 300 € 350 €
Academic 300 € 350 € 350 €
Professional 350 € 400 € 400 €
Co-author/ Audience 50 € 100 € 150 €
Open Access IEREK Press Journals
Student 150 € 200 € 250 €
Academic 200 € 250 € 300 €
Professional 250 € 300 € 350 €
Co-author/ Audience 50 € 100 € 150 €
The online fee covers:
  • A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)

  • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy

  • Acceptance Letters in softcopy

  • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press

  • Access to conference recordings

C. 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 €

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'.

Payment Methods

 Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer 

Kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive bank details to complete the payment.

2. Online payment gateway (PayPal)

Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive a customized link to complete their payments.

3. Cash in IEREK branches

Payment in person can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator/ Email to receive further information.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.

  • 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 (if submitted) 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.

  • Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.

  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in one of the following:

  • Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature. (Scopus indexed)  

About ASTI

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. Read More.

The ASTI series is fully indexed in Scopus and any chapter/ paper published as part of this series will be seen on the Scopus database. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

About Built Heritage Journal

Built Heritage aims to enhance pluralism and criticism in debates on heritage conservation and revitalization with a globalized perspective. The conceptual basis of this refereed journal lies on the fundamental cultural differences concerning built heritage conservation, recognizing these differences as a source for creativity and a motivation for cutting-edge experimentation. It fosters scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars and practitioners, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field. Encouraging international authorship and evaluation, it allows for the homologation of research and practice with regards to cultural diversity.

Built Heritage promotes the awareness for built heritage conservation in China and internationally, inviting scholars to reflect on current hot topics discussions as: the role of contemporary architecture in historic environments; the balance between conservation and development; new tools of heritage management; policy, culture and identity; energy consumption and sustainability.


  • IEREK Press Journals, a multidisciplinary publisher that aims to cultivate and disseminate research.

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.


BAHETH International Journal - Arabian Researchers Database (Arabic Papers only)

“BAHETH” in Architecture, Engineering, and Technology, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic research in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, and Technology. The journal welcomes research in the Arabic Language with an English Abstract. Papers submitted to this journal in Arabic must be presented in the English Language in the conference.

Find out more about BAHETH International Journal here.

Authors' Instructions

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, based on 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 of at least 150 – 300 words through the website.
  • The abstract should be concise and clearly state the proposed research study's purpose, results, and conclusions.
  • 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 prior to submission
  • To submit your abstract, you first need to (1) click on the “Register” button on the conference page, (2) click on “Submit Now” and:
    • Select the Topic in which you are making the submission
    • Insert the title of your study in the "Paper Title" section
    • Insert the full abstract in the "Abstract" section/upload a file in the .pdf, .doc, .docm, or .docx format
    • Add in writing 3 – 5 keywords that define the field, subfield, topic, and research area covered by the article to help other researchers understand and find your work.
    • Provide the names, affiliations, and E-mails of all authors/ co-authors involved
    • Confirm your submission by ticking having read the instructions and “submit Abstract”

Step 2.1: Abstract Acceptance

  • After acceptance of your abstract of at least (150 – 300 words), you will receive a proforma invoice and specific instructions to complete the payment online or by bank transfer (See Registration & Fees) to confirm your participation,
  • Once your abstract has been accepted, please refer to the important dates tab and carefully review the announced dates to avoid late payment, as late payment comes at an extra charge (early bird/regular/late).
  • After successfully completing payment, you will be issued upon request with the following:
    • A signed/ stamped abstract acceptance letter
    • Please note that acceptance of participation, abstract submission, and extended abstract/short paper submissions all have different deadlines. To stay up to date and avoid paying extra fees, or delaying your paper, please carefully review the important dates tab.
    • Receipt of Payment/ Payment Invoice
    • Visa Invitation Letter, if needed
  • After abstract acceptance, you may be given the option to extend the abstract to publish your work in the conference proceedings in ASTI published by Springer Nature (indexed in Scopus/SCImago) (optional not obligatory).

    This is not a prerequisite for presenting your work at the conference. Meaning, you can present your submitted abstract without intending to publish your work.

Step 2.2: Abstract Extension / Short Paper (Optional)

  • Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
  • The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
  • The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
  • Here: Authors may need more pages than the allotted maximum of 6 to insert figures, tables, appendixes, etc. In this case, they can submit regular papers (max. 12 pages) with the same fixed fee. For a detailed outline of the fees, please refer to the payment table in the conference fees tab.
  • 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.

يمكنك تقديم بحثك باللغة العربية (مع كتابة الملخص باللغة الأنجليزية)، وسيتم نشرها بعد المراجعة في مجلة باحث (مجلة علمية محكمة تنشر أبحاثا أكاديمية في مجالات الهندسة والتكنولوجيا)

Step 3: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)

This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:

  • If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
    • % from all sources: 10-15%
    • % from one source: 3-5%
    • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
    • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
  • 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.
  • Each paper/ chapter 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.
  • If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
  • If your short paper is accepted for publishing without edits/ comments, the corresponding author will be contacted to provide the final version of their chapters/ papers following Springer Guidelines and sign the Springer consent-to-publish (CTP) form to authorize publication in the conference proceedings.
  • A back-and-forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Participants/ Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).
  • If you are not interested in publishing an extended abstract in the proceedings in ASTI by Springer Nature, please inform the conference support ([email protected]).

Step 4: Extended paper 

  • After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their research, 8 – 12+ pages in length, (optional) of their short papers for publishing in an edited volume to be published by Springer Nature.
  • Publishing your short paper (i.e., extended abstract) in the conference proceedings does not prevent the submission of the full version for publishing consideration after the conference if the similarity percentages (SR%) in Step 3 are taken into account.
Participants’ Instructions


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 abstract/research, 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 Registration & Fees).

For any reason, authors may wish to submit pre-recorded video presentations 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 American University of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 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 Registration & Fees for more information.

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

If your extended abstract (short 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.

Flyer & Poster

Click here to download the flyer & Poster.

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 digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Conference Venue

American University of Ras Al Khaimah also known as RAK and AURAK is a public and non profit higher education establishment located in the city of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. As American University of Ras Al Khaimah is ranked amongst top 60 universities in the Arab Region by QS World University Rankings. The university has also received 5 Stars overall in the QS Stars Rating System by QS Top Universities.

Your Trip To Ras Al-khaimah

Visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is often a journey into a world of opulence, modernity, and cultural richness. While the glitz and glamour of Dubai may be the first thing that comes to mind, exploring other emirates like Ras Al Khaimah offers a different yet equally captivating experience.


Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates of the UAE, is known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and a range of attractions that cater to all kinds of travelers. Here's a glimpse into some of the most famous places to visit in Ras Al Khaimah:.

1. Jebel Jais

As the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais offers breathtaking views and thrilling experiences. Visitors can drive along the scenic mountain roads or enjoy activities like hiking, zip-lining on the Jebel Jais Flight, or camping under the stars.


2. Al Marjan Island

This man-made island is a leisure destination featuring luxurious resorts, pristine beaches, and a vibrant waterfront promenade. It's an ideal spot for relaxation, water sports, and enjoying the sunset over the Arabian Gulf.


3. Dhayah Fort

This historic fort, perched on a rocky hilltop overlooking the Gulf, offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Dating back to the 16th century, Dhayah Fort played a significant role in the region's defense and provides insight into Ras Al Khaimah's rich heritage.


4. RAK Beaches

Ras Al Khaimah boasts pristine beaches along its coastline, offering opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. From family-friendly public beaches to exclusive resort shores, there's a beach for every preference.


5. Suwaidi Pearls Farm

Explore the fascinating world of pearl farming at Suwaidi Pearls Farm, where visitors can learn about the traditional Emirati pearl diving heritage and witness the cultivation process of these lustrous gems.


6. Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Step back in time with a visit to Al Jazirah Al Hamra, a well-preserved abandoned village that provides a glimpse into traditional Emirati architecture and way of life.


Travel Information

The nearest airports to Ras Al Khaimah are: 

1. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT): Around 20-30 minutes by car.

2. Sharjah International Airport (SHJ): Approximately 45-60 minutes by car.

3. Dubai International Airport (DXB): Roughly 60-90 minutes by car.


The transportation options available in Ras Al Khaimah include: 

1. Ride-sharing services: Apps like Uber and Careem operate in Ras Al Khaimah, offering convenient transportation options similar to taxis.

2. Public buses: Ras Al Khaimah has a public bus system operated by the Ras Al Khaimah Public Transport Authority, providing routes to various destinations within the emirate.

3. Private cars: Car rental services are also available for those who need them.

4. Intercity buses: There are intercity bus services connecting Ras Al Khaimah to other emirates in the UAE, as well as neighboring countries like Oman.


The distances between Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) and other emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) vary, and travel times depend on factors such as traffic conditions and mode of transportation. Here are approximate distances and typical travel times by car: 

1. Distance from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai: 

- Distance: Approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) as Travel time: Around 1 to 1.5 hours by car, depending on traffic conditions.

2. Distance from Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi: 

- Distance: Approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) as Travel time: Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours by car.

3. Distance from Ras Al Khaimah to Sharjah: 

- Distance: Approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) as Travel time: Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour by car.

4. Distance from Ras Al Khaimah to Ajman: 

- Distance: Approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) as Travel time: Around 45 minutes by car.

5. Distance from Ras Al Khaimah to Fujairah: 

- Distance: Approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) as Travel time: Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours by car.

Asti Book Editors

Dr. Nikolina Ljepava

Department Chair of Management in the College of Business Administration at the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE.

She is a practice-oriented academic and senior marketing professional with extensive industry and academic experience in North America, Europe, and the United Arab Emirates. Holder of Ph.D. in Marketing Research specializing in digital marketing research and analytics and of major international professional qualifications in marketing: Chartered Marketer, Certified Digital Marketing Professional, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Her research interests are related to various aspects of digital transformation in marketing and business, AI applications in marketing, human-technology interaction, and applied marketing research and analytics combined with elements of decision sciences. She is an author of more than 60 peer-reviewed research publications and holder of various academic and research awards. Dr. Nikolina conducted and supervised more than one hundred industry research and development projects as a director of research and development in the market and public opinion research agencies and as a research consultant for different institutions and organizations. She developed several psychological scales and instruments related to the Internet and social media use; the Facebook Peer Usage Questionnaire, developed in 2013, has been included in the American Psychological Association Psych Info database of valid psychometric instruments and has been widely used since its publication. As a research and evaluation consultant, she has received several research grants from international organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and USAID.

Dr. Angeles Sánchez

Associate Professor. University of Granada, Spain.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Granada (UGR) and has won a doctoral thesis in Social Sciences from the UGR (1999). She is a Full Professor in the Department of Applied Economics of the UGR where she teaches courses in the Degree in Economics, the Degree in Business Administration and Management, the Master's Degree in Public Administration and Management and in the Doctoral Program in Economics and Business Sciences. She is director and professor of postgraduate courses and summer courses at the International University of Andalusia, Baeza Campus (Jaén).

Angeles's lines of research focus on the study of how public policies could contribute to reducing economic inequalities and increasing people's well-being. She belongs to the Public Economics and Globalization Research Group SEJ 393. Angeles regularly participates in research and teaching conferences. He was awarded the best article at the Progressive Economy Forum, European Parliament (Brussels) in 2014. He has two national research complements (CNEAI) and five regional complements (research, teaching and management). She is Associate Editor of the journal Studies of Applied Economics. She has been Guest Editor of special issues of Societies and Studies of Applied Economics. She is a reviewer of scientific articles in various JCR journals.

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