Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 9th Edition
Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 9th Edition

IEREK Conference

  • 23, Sep / 25, Sep 2025
  • Pisa, Italy
Conference Email
[email protected]

The narrative of cities' identities is an intricate tapestry woven through the annals of human civilization, reflecting the collective consciousness, aspirations, and cultural legacies of societies across time. The central element of this narrative is the interdependent connection between architecture, the manifestation of artistic creativity, and the socio-cultural structure of urban environments.

Architecture, as the physical manifestation of human ingenuity and cultural identity, serves as the cornerstone upon which cities' identities are built. From time immemorial to the present-day metropolises, architectural wonders have served as expressions of the principles, convictions, and ambitions of communities. The diverse architectural styles embody distinct eras in human history, influencing the visual language and character of cities. Whether it be the magnificence of Gothic cathedrals, the symmetry of classical Greek temples, or the sleek modernist designs of the 20th century,

In tandem with architecture, artistic expression infuses cities with vitality, creativity, and cultural resonance. Artists, utilizing a range of mediums including visual arts, performing arts, and literature, adeptly encapsulate the core of urban existence. In doing so, they effectively mirror the multifaceted narratives, traditions, and identities of communities. From street murals adorning alleyways to avant-garde performances in cultural centers, artistic expression serves as a dynamic conduit for dialogue, reflection, and social change within cities.

The preservation of these elements is paramount in safeguarding the authenticity and integrity of cities' identities amidst the forces of globalization and urbanization. Historic landmarks, architectural treasures, and cultural traditions provide invaluable links to the past, anchoring communities in a shared sense of heritage and belonging. Through investing in preservation efforts, cities not only honor their history but also cultivate a sense of stewardship, cultural pride, and sustainable urban development for future generations.

In essence, the evolution and formation of cities' identities are a testament to the enduring legacy of architecture, artistic expression, and cultural heritage. Cities can sustain their growth as vibrant centers of innovation, multiculturalism, and shared heritage in a constantly evolving global landscape by acknowledging the inherent significance of these factors and cultivating a milieu that supports their safeguarding.

We are thrilled to unveil the 9th edition of the Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) conference, a distinguished platform bringing together scholars, practitioners, and visionaries in the exploration of urban identity and cultural heritage. With a legacy of fostering dynamic discussions and interdisciplinary collaboration, CITAA has established itself as a premier event in the realm of architecture and the arts. As we prepare for this milestone edition, we are committed to building upon the foundation of past successes, aiming to ignite fresh perspectives, spark innovative ideas, and forge meaningful connections that will shape the future discourse on cities' identities.


The 9th CITAA conference convenes urban planners, architects, artists, historians, and scholars worldwide, aiming to foster collaboration and address key challenges in cities' identities and cultural preservation. Discussions will span historical urban development, contemporary architectural conservation, and artistic expression. Topics include the significance of architectural heritage, arts in urban revitalization, and strategies for sustainable development. The conference will explore innovative approaches to preserving cultural heritage and fostering inclusive urban spaces, leveraging technology and community engagement for impactful solutions.

Statement of Purpose:

Our mission is to establish a dynamic and inclusive forum where attendees can explore cutting-edge developments, exchange novel perspectives, and collaboratively tackle the evolving complexities in the realm of urban identity, architecture, and artistic expression. Through captivating keynote presentations, interactive workshops, and vibrant discussions, the conference aims to cultivate a culture of curiosity, cooperation, and innovation. As we navigate the rich tapestry of urban landscapes and cultural heritage, our goal is to ignite transformative ideas and sustainable strategies. Join us in this intellectual voyage as we shape the trajectory of cities' identities and cultural preservation.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Urban Identity and Cultural Heritage/ Cultural Diversity and Urban Identity

    1.1. Architectural Landmarks Conservation Strategies
    1.2. Indigenous Cultural Heritage Preservation Initiatives
    1.3. Urban Memory Sites Conservation Measures
    1.4. Historical Narrative Interpretation in Urban Spaces
    1.5. Cultural Heritage Tourism Management
    1.6. Urban Archaeology Techniques and Findings
    1.7. Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation Methods
    1.8. Museums and Cultural Institutions Role in Urban Identity
    1.9. Humanitarian Murals Depicting Social Issues and Resilience
    1.10. Urban Gardens as Sites of Community Connection and Cultural Preservation

  • 2. Historical Evolution of Cities' Identities

    2.1. Colonial Influence on Urban Development
    2.2. Industrial Revolution Urbanization Impacts
    2.3. Contemporary Globalization Effects on Urban Identity
    2.4. Urbanization and Rural Migration Dynamics
    2.5. Technological Advancements and Urbanization
    2.6. Urban Planning Paradigm Shifts Across Eras
    2.7. Urban Morphology and Evolution Studies
    2.8. Demographic Shifts Impact on Urban Identity
    2.9. Colonial Urban Planning Legacy Examination
    2.10. Industrial Heritage Interpretation and Conservation

  • 3. Artistic Expression in Urban Landscapes

    3.1. Street Art as Cultural Identity Reflection
    3.2. Urban Murals and Community Engagement
    3.3. Performing Arts in Public Spaces Programming
    3.4. Interactive Art Installations in Public Spaces
    3.5. Soundscaping in Urban Design and Planning
    3.6. Participatory Art Projects for Community Engagement
    3.7. Urban Soundscapes and Acoustic Ecology
    3.8. Artisanal Craftsmanship Revival in Urban Design
    3.9. Interactive Digital Art Installations in Public Spaces

  • 4. Technology's Impact on Cultural Preservation in the Digital Age

    4.1. Augmented Reality Cultural Heritage Interpretation
    4.2. 3D Scanning for Heritage Conservation
    4.3. Digital Archiving of Cultural Heritage Sites
    4.4. GIS Mapping for Cultural Landscape Management
    4.5. Artificial Intelligence in Cultural Artifact Restoration
    4.6. Blockchain for Heritage Management and Authentication
    4.7. Virtual Museums and Online Exhibitions
    4.8. Geospatial Technologies for Heritage Management
    4.9. Digital Humanities for Cultural Heritage Research
    4.10. Virtual Reality Reconstruction of Lost Cultural Sites
    4.11. Cloud Computing for Large-Scale Cultural Data Storage and Analysis

  • 5. Sustainable Urban Identity Through Interdisciplinary Design Approaches

    5.1. Sustainable Urban Design Principles Integration
    5.2. Health and Wellness in Urban Design Strategies
    5.3. Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation Strategies
    5.4. Smart Cities Integration with Urban Design
    5.5. Biophilic Design Principles Integration
    5.6. Universal Design for Inclusive Urban Spaces
    5.7. Environmental Psychology in Urban Planning
    5.8. Data-Driven Decision Making in Urban Design

  • 6. Revitalizing Urban Identity: Strategies for Regeneration Projects

    6.1. Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Buildings
    6.2. Community-Led Regeneration Approaches
    6.3. Mixed-Use Development Design Guidelines
    6.4. Historic Main Street Revitalization Techniques
    6.5. Social Impact Assessments in Regeneration Projects
    6.6. Gentrification Mitigation Strategies
    6.7. Adaptive Reuse of Religious Buildings
    6.8. Sustainable Transportation Initiatives in Urban Revitalization
    6.9. Brownfield Remediation Techniques and Case Studies
    6.10. Social Impact Assessment in Regeneration Projects

  • 7. Cultural Diversity and Urban Identity

    7.1. Inclusive Urban Design for Ethnic Communities
    7.2. Multicultural Festivals as Identity Celebrations
    7.3. Immigrant Heritage Preservation Initiatives
    7.4. Cultural Exchange Programs in Urban Spaces
    7.5. Refugee Integration and Urban Identity Formation
    7.6. Language Preservation in Urban Environments
    7.7. Indigenous Knowledge Integration in Urban Planning
    7.8. Diaspora Communities' Impact on Urban Identity
    7.9. Cultural Heritage Interpretation Centers in Urban Areas
    7.10. Urban Festivals as Platforms for Cultural Exchange

  • 8. Cities’ Identity in the Face of Climate Change Challenges

    8.1. Sustainable Urban Design Practices to Preserve Historical Landmarks
    8.2. Climate-Responsive Architecture for Iconic City Structures
    8.3. Adaptation of Cultural Heritage Sites to Climate Change Impacts
    8.4. Green Infrastructure Integration in Historic Urban Landscapes
    8.5. Adaptation Strategies for Protecting Cultural Waterfronts
    8.6. Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings for Resilient Community Spaces
    8.7. Flood-Resilient Urban Design Guidelines
    8.8. Urban Green Infrastructure Implementation Challenges and Methods
    8.9. Retrofitting Historic Buildings for Climate Resilience

Registration & Fees

A. Physical Attendance

Type of Registration ASTI Book by Springer Scopus indexed Open Access IEREK press Journals Co-author/ Audience Payment Deadline
Student 300 € 250 € 150 €


17 June 2024

Academic 350 € 300 € 200 €
Professional 400 € 350 € 200 €

** Please note that after 17 June 2024, there will be an additional 50 Euro added to the fees ** 

  • The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 17 April 2024 to 17 June 2024.
  • 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 printed abstracts book, 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 ASTI Book by Springer Scopus indexed Open Access IEREK Press Journals Co-author/ Audience Payment Deadline
Student 250 € 200 € 50 €


17 June 2024

Academic 300 € 250 € 100 €
Professional 350 € 300 € 100 €

** Please note that after 17 June 2024, there will be an additional 50 Euro added to the fees ** 

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.

Importnat Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline  30 Apr 2024
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) *payment required 17 Jun 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 30 May 2024
Start Payment Date 17 April 2024
End Payment Date 17 June 2024
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline 15 Jun 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 30 Jun 2024
Conference Program 17 Aug 2024
Conference Launch 17 Sep 2024


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.



  • 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.

Previous Publication

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.

(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


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 both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Authors' Instructions

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.

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 Conference 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/ or submitting their contributions:

NOTE: If you are contributing as an Author of a submitted abstract (for publishing consideration and/or presentation), and regardless of attendance, the fee for the registration is the same. See and Conference Fees for more information.

Types of Participation

1. Attend/ Present in-person or Online and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings

The conference offers 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 Conference Fees for more information.

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

If your full 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. See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities for more information.

3. 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. See Conference Fees for more information.

Notes to consider:
Attendance online and in-person are possible upon confirmation with the conference secretariat/ coordinator at [email protected] and following Conference Fees covered.

* The participation fee is uninform for all options presented above.

* For participants wishing to attend in-person, a visa invitation letter will be provided upon request, for which case a copy of your passport will be required. The invitation letter can only be provided after acceptance and full payment.

* Before planning your trip, be sure to check travel restrictions to the conference’s hosting country. Visit travel information and restrictions, and send in your questions if you have any to the conference coordinator at the email [email protected]

Conference Venue

The University of Pisa, School of Engineering, Benedettine Complex

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

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.0515328,31.2049664/Pisa+International+Airport/@36.1134281,5.3097883,4z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d59180c9f0b2d1:0x790c25e1cb0e3017!2m2!1d10.3947911!2d43.6874489

  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

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.0515328,31.2049664/Florence+Airport,+Peretola/@37.1750514,14.3518465,5z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x132a5700d9c8c257:0xf212e4766dd926b2!2m2!1d11.2012247!2d43.8086534

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

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Universit%C3%A0+di+Pisa,+Lungarno+Antonio+Pacinotti,+Pisa,+Province+of+Pisa,+Italy/Mazzini+1,+56125+Pisa+PI,+Italy/@43.7156012,10.3963606,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d591a1d8c68a81:0x90b3751031c6af9f!2m2!1d10.3988593!2d43.7167235!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d5919f18149559:0x4acd4254ff392ecf!2m2!1d10.3988531!2d43.7150346




Distance from Pisa University Walking

Hotel Alessandro della Spina


[email protected]

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

Phone: +39 050 502777

 15 min

Gialel Pisa


[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

Phone: +39 050 622 2706


Hotel Leonardo


[email protected]

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 note 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 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

Refund / Withdrawal Policy

 A.Physical Attendance

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

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







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.

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