Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 4th Edition
Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 4th Edition

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  • 06, Feb / 09, Feb 2020
  • Luxor City, Egypt
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Conservation of architectural heritage is the process of restoring, conserving and managing changes of a heritage in a manner that sustains and enhances its significance, when possible. Conserving and keeping the architectural elements means maintaining; hence, increasing the buildings' values. Considering this, when restoration is possible it is favored to restore the buildings rather than replacing them.

Fundamentally, heritage represents the past history and culture of a nation, where the conservation of architectural heritage plays a vital role in defining the landmark within the area of heritage as well as generating economic return and supporting the tourism industry. It also provides a sense of identity and continuity in a fast changing world for future generations.

Preserving the architectural heritage provides concrete benefits to property owners, businesses owners and to the community as a whole because re-using existing fabric means requiring fewer materials from outside and more labor-intensive work by local trades. It also increases property value for both the restored buildings and surrounding properties. Additionally, conservation of the architectural heritage uses less than half of the energy used in the construction of new buildings whilst reducing the construction waste.

In this regard, IEREK organizes the 4th international conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) in order to discuss its influence on the characteristics of the environment and an area's sense of place. It also seeks to increase awareness about the value of conserving the architectural heritage and saving what is left of history.

The conference aims to discuss the potential of architectural heritage conservation in acting as a catalyst for regeneration in areas like tourism and economic development, which in turn helps businesses attract customers. It also discusses the stimulus it can produce in order to inspire new development of imaginative and high-quality design.

It will definitely be a great opportunity for planners, engineers and environmentalists to work together and help conserve the architecture and heritage of a city. On the other hand, they can discuss the challenges that can be faced during the process of conserving the architectural heritage. It will also help provide them with the chance to transfer the importance of heritage preservation to the individuals, communities, and different cities around the world.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series under the title of Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer.

Others will be published in the Resourceedings journal by IEREK Press.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Identification of Architectural Heritage Conservation

    1.1 History of Architectural Conservation

    1.2 Utopian and Sacred Architecture

    1.3 Nomad's Architecture and Desert Communities

    1.4 Governance, Partnerships, and Communities of Practice

    1.5 Awareness of Heritage Rehabilitation Projects

  • 2. Importance of Architectural Heritage Conservation

    2.1 Understanding the Significance of Cultural Heritage Conservation

    2.2 Ways to Conserve the Architectural Heritage

    2.3 Conserving the City's Tradition and Identity through the Protection of the Architectural Heritage

    2.4 Effects of Architectural Heritage Conservation on Tourism Development and Urban Preservation

    2.5 Socio-economics Impact and Environmental Benefits of Heritage Conservation

  • 3. Architectural Heritage Conservation Techniques

    3.1 Protecting Architecture Ethnic Groups

    3.2 Conservation of Cultural Memories through Interior Designs

    3.3 Principles of Conservation of Archaeological Sites

    3.4 Conservation and Development of Heritage Landscape Planning

    3.5 Ecosystem Management and Conservation Strategies

  • 4. Management and Conservation of Architectural Heritage

    4.1 Impact of Conservation of Architectural Heritage on the Environmental Protection

    4.2 Materials Used in the Protection of the Heritage Sites

    4.3 Challenges of Conserving the Architectural Heritage

    4.4 Transshipping of Cultural Heritage and Identities to the Future Generations

    4.5 Best Practices in Assessment, Designating, and Managing World Heritage

  • 5. Advancing technologies and innovation to conserve the architectural heritage

    5.1 Mapping Archeological Sites Using Geographic information System (GIS)

    5.2 Using Remote Sensing to Monitor the Changes within Heritage Sites

    5.3 Using ultra-sounds and other rays in treatments of buildings and in the process of rehabilitation

    5.4 New materials and methods of treatments for cracks

    5.5 International case studies using technologies in conserving heritage buildings and sites

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.

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 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.


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) Are 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 the 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.

DAY 1 20 Jan 2020
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
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
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- Since scientific research publication is considered the most prestigious and productive means of disseminating (spread/disperse) the results of the research, all accepted proceedings (research papers) will get published in a high-quality peer-reviewed and refereed international journals...

1- Resourceedings

By default, all accepted papers (proceedings) will be published in “Resourceedings” hosted by “SSRN by ELSEVIER”.

Resourceedings” is a journal that withholds a number of quality conference proceedings in the overarching field of Engineering and its derivatives.

Resourceedings Journal Book Cover

2- Book Series by Springer

On the other hand, high-quality manuscripts (research papers)  will be published in a book series by our esteemed publisher partner "Springer", instead of Resourceedings Journal.

Book Series By Springer


- High-Quality manuscripts selection is based on scientific committee evaluation average.

- No extra charges are applied if a paper gets selected.

- For the selected papers to be published in Book Series, an extra revision process will take place after the conference in order to improve the paper and push it to the limits.

- For the selected papers to be published by "Springer", another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.

- All Author participants are expected to write their manuscripts papers using the templates provided in the author's instructions tab.

- Once, and if, author's paper is selected for publication in book Series, the author will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.

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%


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.

Conference Fees

– Instructions

– IEREK is happy to invite students from everywhere to register for and attend as an audience in the Conservation of Architectural Heritage Conference For FREE (accommodation fees are not included ) only until the 30th of November, 2019. This is an opportunity to learn from and enjoy the conference through the process of learning new experiences and knowledge.

– This is your chance to not only get to see some of the world’s and Egypt’s most famous antiquities and archaeological sites but also to meet respectable and famous academics in their fields. Kindly note that this offer does not include accommodation.

Register now for accommodation!


– Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances than 60 days before the start of the conference and do not have a paper published in the proceedings will receive a complete refund minus the list price of the conference book and a $100 administration charge. Fees remain payable in full for cancellations received within 60 days of the start of the conference.

– 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. 

Fees (Non-Egyptians) Short Papers

Author fees for Early Payment           |    22nd September 2019 

USD 250
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    21st October 2019 USD 300

Author fees for Late Payment            |    21st November 2019

USD 400
Fees (Non-Egyptians) Long Paper 

Author fees for Early Payment           |    22nd September 2019 

USD 400

Author fees for Regular Payment      |    21st October 2019

USD 500

Author fees for Late Payment            |    21st November 2019

USD 600

Fees for Audiences,

USD 250
Fees (Egyptians) 

Author fees with special discount for Early Payment 

EGP 3300

Author fees for Regular Payment 

EGP 3800

Author fees for Late Payment

EGP 4800

Fees for Audiences, (Learners, Interests) 

EGP 1500  
Author's Instructions

Short Papers

To download the writing template for a Short paper,Click here 
Extended Papers 
- 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).


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

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.

- English will be the official language.

To download the writing template for a full-length paper,Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions,Click here

Conference Location

Luxor Temple, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt


Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 10 Aug 2019
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 09 Sep 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline 08 Nov 2019
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 08 Dec 2019
Early Payment Deadline 08 Nov 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 08 Dec 2019
Late Payment Deadline 07 Jan 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 08 Dec 2019
Letter of Final Acceptance 08 Dec 2019
Conference Program 07 Jan 2020
Conference Launch 06 Feb 2020
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.


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