Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 4th Edition
Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 4th Edition

Conference Overview

  • 14, Dec / 15, Dec 2020
  • Online Conference (In collaboration with University of Pisa)
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Due to the uncertainties and restrictions inflicted by the #COVID19 pandemic, and for everyone's safety following the Health Organization's recommendations, it is in everyone's interest to host the conference online. As pioneers of this movement, IEREK is proud to be hosting this conference online. IEREK believes that rather than giving in to this disease and stopping our progress, pushing forward is of utmost importance.

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About the CITAA 4th Edition:

Recently, great attention has been raised to the transformation of our cities, which has been directed to the field of urban studies. The identity of cities has become a serious issue for many countries at present. That's why; the role of organizations and governments has become to maintain and fix architectural buildings in order to save their heritage.

It is easy to identify a city's identity by looking at its vocabularies that could be embodied through its architecture and arts, where they are the platforms of cultural, traditional, historical and economic aspects. With each city's unique identity, the impact is left behind and history is made. They identify the part of history that defines our past, shapes who we are today, and who we are likely to become in the future. Once we ignore the meaning of our traditions, we're in danger of damaging the underpinning of our identity.

Investigating these diverse approaches taken in both fields; architecture and contemporary art; this conference will discuss how historical cities are going to change in the future and how architecture and arts are to be preserved. It will also discuss the cities' self-identity, how this identity could be affected over the upcoming years as well as how the architecture and contemporary arts of cities could affect its identity.

In this context, IEREK organizes this conference to discuss several topics regarding different vocabularies. For instance, the sacred architecture, heritage buildings, open spaces, landmarks, the street escapes, etc.; all of them have direct influences at the cities' form. The cities' form also receives the indirect impact from the citizens themselves, such as their culture that accordingly depends on the art, which could be seen and embodied through moral, painting, media, digital art, and sculpture. It then discusses the fundamental elements that have the full resilience and responsibility of the identity of the cities.

Following the success of the first, second and third international conferences on "Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts", the Fourth Edition of the conference will be held from the 14th to the 16th  of Dec,  2020. Benefit from an opportunity and exchange knowledge with experts in this field.

This conference also welcomes research papers that includes different case studies that present many solutions of activating the concept of the responsibility of architecture and arts on the development of our cities. It is an important initiative, which presents a new approach that depends on the available features of cities and how planners and decision-makers use these resources of the cities' features as the thread tip in solving the urban problems that our cities are facing.

All accepted papers of the fourth Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.


Conference Topics
  • 1. Identifying and Shaping Cities and formation

    1.1 Religion, Culture and The City

    1.2 City Structure, Features, and Elements

    1.3 The City's Image and Self-Identity

    1.4 Transition to Smart and Cities: Structure and Transformation

    1.5 Advances in Technologies of City Planning and Development

    1.6 Urban Growth, Morphology, and its Impact on Cities Identity

    1.7 New Development in Urban Design and Shaping the City and its Culture

    1.8 The Influences of City Elements and Vocabularies in the City Form and Development

  • 2. Heritage Arts: Sustainability, Identities and Public Regulations

    2.1 Cultural Heritage Protection Conservation and Reuse

    2.2 Ideologies and Movements: Shaping the City and its History

    2.3 Visuals Arts Role in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    2.4 Branding the City Heritage Identities and Sustainable Heritage

    2.5 Public Regulations and Efforts in Heritage Conservation

    2.6 Mapping Cities Vocabularies: Ecological Approach of Conservation Projects

    2.7 The Correlation between Architecture and Arts and Conservation of Cities Vocabularies

    2.8 The Role of Heritage Sites in Driving the City Fabrics

  • 3. Contemporary Arts: City Visual Arts and Visualization

    3.1 Visuals in Architectural Heritage in Modern Era

    3.2 Future of Our Past: Archeology is Yesterday's Visual Arts for today

    3.3 Visual Arts Role in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    3.4 Art, Music, Interaction Visualization Media and its Impact on Human

    3.5 The Dialogue between Ancient and Contemporary Visuals

    3.6 Cultural Spaces and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts

    3.7 Artistic Heritages and its Impact on Contemporary Arts

    3.8 Contemporary Art in Reviving Modern and Historical Cities

  • 4. Development of Cities’ vocabularies

    4.1 Planning for Sustainable Context of Re-discovering Heritage Vocabularies

    4.2 The Future of Cities Art, Architecture, and Historical Cities

    4.3 Architecture and Arts in Cultural Transformation Age

    4.4 Shaping and Transformation of Successful Case Studies

    4.5 Policies and Guidelines for Planning and Transformation of Cities

    4.6 Best Practices for Dealing with Historical Areas and Buildings

    4.7 Historic Conservation and Economic Plans for Sustainable Tourism

    4.8 Cultural Spaces Development and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 15 Aug 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 01 Sep 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 01 Nov 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 07 Nov 2020
Early Payment Deadline 15 Nov 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 15 Nov 2020
Late Payment Deadline 14 Dec 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 15 Oct 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance 15 Nov 2020
Conference Program 14 Nov 2020
Conference Launch 14 Dec 2020
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  • Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTI book series by "Springer".

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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.

Keynote Speakers

Luca Molinari

Full Professor of Theory of Architecture at Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy.

Architect, curator, critic. Full Professor of Theory of Architecture at Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy and PhD in Theory and History of Architecture at the TU Delft (NL).

 He writes as independent critic for Italian and international newspapers and magazines, such as: Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, L’Espresso, Domus, Lotus, Abitare, Archis, L’architecture d’aujourd’hui, A+U and actually is the Editor in Chief of Platform magazine.

From 1995 to 2019 he was editor of the architecture and design series of Skira Publisher.

Between 2001 and 2004 he has been Scientific Director of Triennale di Milano for architecture and town planning sections and a member of its Scientific Board.

In 2010 he has been appointed curator of the Italian Pavilion at XII International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

Actually, he is the Scientific Director of the M9 Museum in Mestre/Venice.

As a curator, he follows temporary exhibitions and new museum’s concepts such as Transport Education Centre in Doha, Qatar; Istanbul City Museum; ADI Design Museum Milan.

Among his publications: Dismisura. La teoria e il progetto dell’architettura in Italia (Skira, 2019); Le case che siamo (Nottetempo, 2016); Ailati. Reflections from the Future (Skira, 2010); Continuità: a response to identity crises. Ernesto Nathan Rogers and Italian architectural culture after 1945 (Delft, 2008);Tadao Ando. Museums (Skira, 2009); Atlante. Tendenze dell’architettura americana contemporanea. 1990-2000 (Skira, 2001); Barcellona: architetture e spazi urbani 1975-1992 (Milano, 1993); Santiago Calatrava (Skira, 1998).

Among acknowledgements for his activities, research and critique: 2006 Ernesto N. Rogers Award by the10th International Architecture Exhibition, Jean Tschumi Prize within 2008 UIA Congress and “Academic of Merit” by Perugia Academy of Arts (2016). 


Orazio Carpenzano

Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University of Rome.
Director of the Department of Architecture and Project (DiAP) – Sapienza University of Rome.

Full Professor of Architecture and Urban Design in the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University of Rome. Director of the Department of Architecture and Project (DiAP) – Sapienza University of Rome. Member of the board of the Department of Architecture (DiAP) and the College of Teachers of PhD Theory and Project. Member of the Advisory Technical Committee on behalf of “Struttura di Missione” of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Expert Member of the “Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici”. Coordinator for the publishing activity of the Department in which he directs the ArCo (Architecture and Contexts Research Studio).

He currently directs the PhD Theory and Project publishing series (Print PhD) and coordinates the DiAP Print / Projects and DiAP / Theories publishing series of the Department of Architecture and Design. Taking part in competitions, individually, as a group practice and with other groups, he has earned awards and nominations. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and in some group exhibitions in Rome, Barcelona and Delft.

Recently he coordinated the project for the redevelopment of the House of the Third Army in Redipuglia. He is currently coordinating the architectures and set up a project for the Federico Fellini Opera Museum in Rimini. He coordinated the research project and the setting up for the Sapienza group in the MAXXI Roma 20-25 New city life cycles exhibition.

In addition to urban design research focused on the contemporary city (for projects of Lanciano Corso Trento e Trieste and for the revision of the Chioggia Harbour Redevelopment Masterplan), he has undertaken more complex trajectories and original intersections between architecture, art and new technologies.

Since 2002, he created and produced works like Physico, Sylvatica, PYCTA and Hallalunalalone within ALTROEQUIPE, where he held research based on the interaction between dance, sound, architecture, motion capture and motion graphics technologies. 




All accepted papers of the fourth Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.

The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.

The ASTI Book Series will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI), EI-Compendex, and Scopus databases.


Important Note:

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 10 -12 pages long.

Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline of 12 September 2019 will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees). 

  • The proceedings of the 2nd Conference of Cities Idenitity Through Architecture and Arts, (2nd CITAA) are published in the ASTI book titled “Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts” published by Springer. As for the rest of the proceedings they are published online in the international journal of Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings).
  • The 3rd Edition of the Conference had the ISBN "978/977-85525-2-2" and the proceedings will be published in the ASTI Book titled "Cities’ Vocabularies, The Influences and Formations" published by Springer.

If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). 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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

The proceedings of the 4th Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) will consist of many sections (or Parts), edited by a group of highly esteemed professors from our scientific committee.

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here

Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 1st Edition held in Cairo, Egypt in May, 2017.

Taylor & Francis

Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA 2017), May 11-13, 2017, Cairo, Egypt
Publication Link: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351680332


The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 1, issue #1 (2017): Proceedings of the first international conference on: Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/10/showToc


- Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 2nd Edition held in Cairo, Egypt in September, 2018.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-14869-0


The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #4 (2019): Proceedings of the 2nd international conference: Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/34/showToc


- Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 3rd Edition held in University of Pisa, Italy in September, 2019.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cities’ Vocabularies, The Influences and Formations
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-51961-2


- Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 4th Edition held online in collaboration with the University of Pisa, Italy in December 2020.

Springer (In Progress)

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts - Edition 2
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/9783030994792


- Cities' Identity through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 5th Edition held online in collaboration with the University of Pisa, Italy in December 2021.

Springer (In Progress)

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cities’ Identity and the Silkroad Tourism and Heritage Development
(Selected Papers) Publication link: In Progress


Participation Procedures

(Short Papers)

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:

1· Accepted (with minor editing changes).

2· Conditionally accepted (with revisions provided to authors).

3· Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

4· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of presentation 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.

Acceptance for your paper: 

After receiving an acceptance for your abstract and after the submission of your research (short paper version), the paper will enter a process for plagiarism check to ensure that the content is original. 

( Extended Papers )

After the conference, authors interested in publishing their manuscripts will be required to submit an extended version of their research papers (10-12 pages long) and they will be subject to a rigorous revision process as follows:

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).

First 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.

Authors' 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

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.

Conference Fees


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

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

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'.

Conference Fees:

Online Conference attendance

Held online from the comfort of your own home, the fees below guarantee your virtual attendance for all days of the conference date above

Author fees

EUR 250

Co-Author Fees

EUR 50

Audience Fees

EUR 50


Physical Conference (TBA)

Full of hope that the current crisis will pass, a physical version of the conference will be held at a later date for an additional physical attendance fee for all participants.

Attendance (authors and audience members)

EUR 150


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.

Shipping Conference Abstract book and certificate

Depending on Location

Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery)

EUR 100

Refund Policy

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event 59 days before the event
Penalty 20% 100%


Previous Editions

With success, the third edition of international conference on Cities Identity through Architecture & Arts (CITAA) was organized and held in the University of Pisa of Italy from the 11th and until the 13th of September 2019.

Covering an array of topics, the conference discussed the influence of Architecture and the Arts in shaping the identities of cities as well as their influence on the quality of life. Concepts of City Identity and Branding, Urban Growth and Development, Spatial Transformation, Conservation of Heritage, Tourism and more were topics of discussion and research.

Opening Session

An opening ceremony marked the start of the conference, which included a 'greetings and communications' session by the institutions during which words were given by:

Prof. Ing. Alberto Landi, the president of the School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy.

Prof. Luca Lanini, D.E.S.T.E.C, Department of Energy Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy.

Prof. Ferdinando Trapani, Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, Italy & Coordinator of Academic Support between IEREK and Italian Universities.

Dr. Mourad Amer, PhD, President and CEO of IEREK.

Prof. Francesco Molinari, Department of Architecture, University of Florence & Conference Chair

Following the eloquence with which they delivered their messages, our keynote speakers then drove the conference’s main theme by delivering their lectures:

Prof. Francesco Molinari, International Researcher & Project Manager: Innovation in Culture & ICT relationship

Prof. Edmond Manahasa, Department of Architecture, Epoka University: "A new approach in defining urban identity"

Prof. Luca Lanini, D.E.S.Te.C., Università di Pisa: “Designing the Future. Art, Architecture and City in the Work of Ivan Leonidov”

Prof. Elisabetta Di Stefano, Department of Humanities, Università di Palermo: "City's Identity and Aesthetics of Atmospheres"

Valentina Gensini, Director of the Contemporary Art Centre Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence: "Uncomfortable Heritage: Le Murate and the RIVA Project as experiences of urban re-appropriation"


Conference Parallel Sessions

Held in parallel to one another, the sessions were split into 5 sessions over a duration of two days as follows:

Session 1: The City’s Image and Self-identity
Moderators: Prof. Valerio Cutini, Prof. Luca Lanini

Session 2: Urban Growth & Design: Its Impact on the City’s Image
Moderators: Prof. Mario Giorgio Bevilacqua, Prof. Ferdinando Trapani

Session 3: Local Architecture & Shaping the City’s Identity
Moderators: Prof. Lina Malfona, Valentina Gensini

Session 4: Urban Morphology & Spatial Transformation
Moderators: Prof. Elisabetta Di Stefano, Dr. Arch. Ludovica Marinaro

Session 5: Conservation of Urban Heritage Areas
Moderators: Prof. Francesco Alberti, Dr. Arch. Giovanni Pescarmona


Closing Session

The Plenary session of the conference was concluded with an enlightening Lecture delivered by the conference chair, prof. Francesco Alberti, with the title of “Life between Monuments: Local Identity & Global Tourism in the Historic Neighborhood of San Lorenzo in Florence”. The final session then incorporated a general discussion of the presented research as well as final remarks and future plans by the session moderators, conference chair and keynote speakers. A final ceremony and delivery of the certificates was held in gratitude of the informative contributions made by the attendees.

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Publishing your paper with a reputable and renowned publisher is necessary to maintain the high quality standards of the scientific process along with retaining your copyright. It is even more advantageous to increase the exposure of your paper to the rest of the scientific community either online, offline, or in both versions.

All of the papers present in the book either belong to the best research papers in IEREK’s conferences or the authors’ direct submissions.Fees for direct submission: - The revision process: 200$ (nonrefundable)- Once the paper is accepted and approved: 200$.

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Conference Program

*Please note that the following conference program is not final; minor changes could take place within the coming few days and it'll be updated accordingly.