Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 8th Edition
Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 8th Edition

IEREK Conference

  • 24, Sep / 26, Sep 2024
  • University of Pisa, Italy
Conference Email

According to Stuart Hall, one’s cultural identity is constantly undergoing change where he considers that it is a matter of becoming as well as being and he believes that our cultural identities are influenced by history, by our pasts and will accordingly be influenced by our futures. The aforementioned not only applies to us and our cultures but also to a city’s own identity. A city’s identity is continuously constructed and developed over time just like that of our own identities.

And just like that of our own identities, a city’s identity consists of several factors that impact it. Architecture and arts are among the factors that shape the history of civilizations, and accordingly shape both a city’s culture and identity, as well as our own, and allow ancient and modern cities to flourish. These factors do not stop only at buildings and constructions but also include traditions, cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, and communal arts. While it is important to embrace the inevitable changes that a city’s identity undergoes as a result of many factors such as globalization and modernization, it is important to preserve, maintain, and cherish our traditions and civilizations that have left behind various architectural wonders.

With this in mind, IEREK is working on delivering a conference that will work to discuss how architecture and arts are the reflection and embodiment of the historical, cultural, and economic characteristics of a city and that it presents how a city’s memories and history play a vital role in protecting the physical and nonphysical heritage of a city. The research presented will make sense of the transformation of cities and urban cultures and will investigate different new approaches developed in both contemporary arts and architectures.

The 8th edition of the Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) aims to help raise the awareness of enthusiasts of architecture and arts about the importance and significance of new techniques in preserving architectural identities. This conference will gather researchers from around the globe in hopes of exchanging knowledge and experiences on protecting and sustaining cities’ identities through architecture and arts and to discuss urban development in that regard.

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 Transitioning into Smart Cities: Structure and Transformation

    1.5 Advances in Technologies of City Planning and Development

    1.6 Urban Growth and Morphology and Their Impact on Cities’ Identities

    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’s Formation 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 Visual Arts’ Roles in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    2.4 Branding the City’s 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: A City’s Visual Arts and Visualization

    3.1 Visuals of Architectural Heritage in the Modern Era

    3.2 The Future of Our Past: Archaeology is Yesterday’s Visual Arts for Today

    3.3 Visual Arts’ Role in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    3.4 Art, Music, and Interaction Visualization Media and Its Impact on Humans

    3.5 The Dialogue Between Ancient and Contemporary Visuals

    3.6 Cultural Spaces and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts

    3.7 Artistic Heritages and Their Impact on Contemporary Arts

    3.8 Contemporary Art in Reviving Modern and Historical Cities

  • 4. The 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 the Cultural Transformation Age

    4.4 The Shaping and Transformation of Successful Case Studies

    4.5 Policies and Guidelines for the 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

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Cities Identities in Arts and Architecture –(8th 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 one of IEREK Press' International Journals.

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 is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and  EI-Compendex databases. 


Important Note:

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with worldwide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 8 -12 pages long. 

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 abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

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:


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:


- 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:


The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #4 (2019): Proceedings of the 2nd international conference: Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts
Publication link:


- 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:


- 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:


- 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



Ierek Press Journals

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.


Benefits Of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial, especially, on the professional level; conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

  • Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 show that you are an active member of the academic community.

  • 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.

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.

Conference Venue

The University of Pisa, School of Engineering, Polo A -Aula Magna Hall
Address: Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 1, 56122 Pisa PI  - First Floor


Your Trip To Pisa

Pisa is one of the cities with a legendary historical character and one of the most famous historical areas in Italy. Pisa is located on the west coast of Italy and is considered a coastal city, as it is only 20 minutes away from the Ligurian Sea coast. What distinguishes it is that it is located in a privileged location between Florence, Livorno, and La Spezia.

The following are some suggestions of places to visit while you are in Pisa, Italy:

1.Leaning Tower & Pisa Cathedral

Get a comprehensive tour of Miracle Square on this walking excursion in Pisa. With a guide leading the way, you'll follow a carefully curated itinerary that ensures you hit all the landmarks such as the Cathedral and the Baptistery. This tour includes valuable skip-the-line entry to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, saving you tons of vacation time.

  1. Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore

The Opera Museum of the Church, or as the Opera Museum del Duomo is known, is one of the most prominent cultural attractions in Pisa, and attracts a huge number of tourists every year, especially those who are interested in valuable artwork and sculptures. Artworks belonging to important archaeological sites in Pisa, such as the Pisa Cathedral, as well as some luxurious historical palaces.

  1. Sinopie Museum

The Sinopi Museum is one of the important landmarks that can be visited during tourism in Pisa, especially if you are one of those interested in ancient history, as it played an important role in preserving original drawings of Camposanto maps. 

  1. Museum of San. Matteo

The museum is housed in the rooms of the old Benedictine convent of S. Matteo in Soarta (11th century) very little of which remains after alterations and restoration after the last war. The transformation into a museum and restoration of the building took place in 1949.

  1. Palazzo Blu

To complement the tourist attractions in Pisa, we mention the Blue Palace, one of the most prominent landmarks of Pisa, especially for those interested in arts of all kinds. The Blue Palace in Pisa abounds with an impressive collection of artworks and paintings by Italian artists from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

Travel Information

The nearest airports to Pisa is 

1.Pisa International Airport (PSA). 

3.7 km from University of Pisa / 7 minutes by car – 18 minutes by Bus.

Address: Piazzale D'Ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 849111

Code: PSA


  1. Florence Airport, Peretola

81.6 km from University of Pisa / 59 minutes by car – 1h 40m by Bus.

Address: Via del Termine, 11, 50127 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone: +39 055 30615

Code: FLR


Bus stations

1.Pacinotti 2

(97 m) 1 minute by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy


  1. Pacinotti 1

(130 m) 2 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy


  1. Gambacorti 2

(600 m) 8 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy


  1. Mazzini 1

(650 m) 8 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy





Distance from Pisa University Walking

Hotel Alessandro della Spina

Address: Via Alessandro Della Spina , 5/7/9 - Pisa, Toscana Italia

Phone: +39 050 502777

 15 min

Gialel Pisa

Address: Via Luigi Galvani 1 Pisa, Pisa, 56126 Italy

Phone: +39 050 873 0488


Royal Victoria Hotel

ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL - 12 lungarno Pacinotti - 56126 Pisa, Toscana +39 050 940 111Address: Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12, 56100 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 940111


Helvetia Pisa Tower

Address: Via Don Gaetano Boschi, 31, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 622 2706


Hotel Leonardo

Address: Via Tavoleria, 17, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 579946


Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

- 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.

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding email address of embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA