Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts – 2nd Edition
Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts – 2nd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 25, Sep / 27, Sep 2018
  • Cairo, Egypt
Conference Email
ctiaa@ierek.com

Due to many requests, the submission deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018

Introduction

Nowadays, all countries seem to be seeking one pressing issue and that is heritage maintenance, especially in Architecture and Urban design. Organizations and Universities play a vital role in saving or rather conserving old cities through Conferences. Therefore, a conference on “Cities’ Identity Through Architecture & Arts” will be held in 2018.

In this conference, examples, and tendencies dealing with urban identities as well as the transformation of cities that shape the current art scene in different places of the world will be discussed. This type of architectural art continuously renews itself -from new materials to different means of communication, from new approaches to perceptional paradigms and nature in the millennium, from new subjects to manifestations. Contemporary art continues to be produced in various directions, consumed and put forward into ideas.

This conference will present how citizens see their cities and how they physically or mentally compare it with the ideal city in their own perceptions.

However, a city’s identity presents distinguishing factors that make it unique and unlike any other.

IEREK aims to dedicate the investigation of the different and new approaches developed in Architecture and Contemporary arts.

IEREK aims to focus on the basis of urban life and identities as well as investigate the different approaches developed in Architecture and Contemporary arts.

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Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 30th April 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 14th May 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 27th June 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 27th July 2018
Early Payment Deadline 27th June 2018 Late payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Regular Payment Deadline 27th July 2018
Late Payment Deadline 26th August 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 27th July 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 27th July 2018
Conference Program 26th August 2018
Conference Launch 25th September 2018
Conference Topics
  1. 1. Cultural Spaces & Landscapes In Contemporary Arts
  2. 2. Cities With Religious And Culture Theme.
  3. 3. Urban Growth, Morphology And Its Impact On Cities Identity.
  4. 4. Slums And Urban Fringe Belts
  5. 5. New Developments In Urban Design, Shaping The City And Its Culture
  6. 6. Contemporary Art In Modern And Historical Cities
  7. 7. The Future Of Historical Cities
  8. 8. The City’s Image And Self-identity
  9. 9. Ideologies & Movements: Shaping The City And Its History
  10. 10. Artistic Heritage And Its Impact On Contemporary Arts
  11. 11. The Correlation Between Architecture, Arts And Conservation
  12. 12. Architecture And Arts In A Transforming Age
  13. 13. Policies & Guidelines For The Planning & Development Of Historical Areas
  14. 14. Best Practices For Dealing With Historical Areas & Buildings
  15. 15. City Brand Heritage
  16. 16. Art, Music, Interactive Media Visualization And Their Human Impact
Conference Venue

Cairo, Egypt

Conference Program
DAY 1 25 Sep 2018
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 26 Sep 2018
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11:40—14:00 Coffee Break
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 3 27 Sep 2018
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Conference Fees
Note: The fees are not subject to waving and IEREK does not offer financial support to the applicants. Payment during the conference days is strictly prohibited.

Instructions

  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees + publication fees) regardless of attendance.

  • Each co-author (1-5 max) has his/her own separate fees to pay as shown 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 book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

Cancellations / Refunds

  • Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances less 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 a $100 administration charge.
  • Once an acceptance letter has been issued, a refund is not possible.

  • Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa (if needed), by providing relevant documents (if any), but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

  • Cancellation/withdrawal of a paper from our system after it has entered its revision process, will be charged an administration charge of $150.

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:

  • Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive): $ 100 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged $15 each).
  • Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive) For Egyptians: EGP 1300 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged EGP40 each).
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN): $100 for a maximum of 8 pages (extras will be charged $20 each).

For High-quality manuscripts (based on scientific committee evaluation) will be published in:

  • Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press.

OR

  • A book series by Springer.

Non-Egyptian Fees:

Author Fees 
Inclusive of publication 

Early Payment (Before August 8, 2018)

400 USD
Regular Payment (Before September 9, 2018) 500 USD

Late Payment (Before October 10, 2018)

600 USD
Regular Attendance Fees

Audience Members 

250 USD

Co-author (attending)

250 USD

Co-author (non-attending)

50 USD
Extras
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) 100 USD

Fees for Egyptians

Author Fees 
Inclusive of publication 
Early Payment (Before June 27, 2018) EGP 3300
Regular Payment (Before July 27, 2018) EGP 3800
Late Payment (Before August 26 2018) EGP 4800
Regular Attendance Fees
Audience Members EGP 1500
Co-authors (non-attending) EGP 500
Extra
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EGP 600

 

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 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.

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 the 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 of the paper 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 the 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:

Those with full papers and who have 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 an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?

(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.

Publications

The conference proceedings will be published in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science hosted on “SSRN by ELSEVIER”.

Note that:

*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 the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

*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 ARChive template provided in the author instructions tab.

*Once, and if, your paper is selected for publication in ESSD or Springer’s book Series, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly

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.

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.

Benefits Of Attending

Since conferences are the places where new science results are typically first presented so, it helps you sharpen the saw, meet experts & influencers face to face, learning in a new space, build your Knowledge base, expand your resources and grow your professional network. Yet attending conferences organized by IEREK will not only helps you gain previous benefits but also can be very rewarding on the professional level due to below reasons:

  1. 1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Smart Cities Development. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. 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.
  2. 2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The Participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.
  3. 3. Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one or more journals since Authors can choose to publish their research paper either in ARChive International Journal of Science hosted by IEREK Press or SSRN by ELSEVIER. Besides, High-quality manuscripts based on scientific committee evaluation will be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or a book series by Springer.
  4. 4. Research Technologies: 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.
  5. 5. Networking: Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.
  6. 6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will create an impression that you are an active member of the academic community.
  7. 7. Conference Proceedings Material: Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.
  8. 8. Venue: Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Authors 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).

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 Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST).

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!