Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition
Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition

Last Call For Papers

  • 05, Feb / 08, Feb 2018
  • Luxor - Aswan, Egypt
Conference Email
cah@ierek.com

Full Paper Submission is still open.

Introduction

Architecture is the platform where all culturesheritagestraditions, and histories meet, through architectural conservation, the built heritage is prolonged and conserved by the planning of individuals or organisations that works solely for the purpose of conservation & preservation of Architectural heritage. Through critical decisions that are based on the criteria of combining, artistic, contextual, and informational values, the heritage is preserved, restored, or sometimes, no actions might be taken for the best interest of the cultural and architectural heritage.

Plannersenvironmentalists, and policy makers, are all working together to ensure the conservation and preservation of the cultural, and architectural heritage to the extent of meeting the needs of the present and the needs for the future. The challenge that we face, is not just the conservation and the protection of the heritage, but also how to convey the importance of preserving our heritage to the individuals, communities, and the cities of the world. The role of each and every individual in each community is as important as the role of the vast organizations that always seek to help and protect the environment, and heritage.

Following the success of the first international conference on “Conservation of Architectural Heritage“, the second version of the conference will take place in Luxor & Aswan, Egypt on the 5th of February, 2018 till the 8th of February, 2018. Scientific research will foster the attempt to improve the know-how in the field. Expected results include a better understanding of the problems facing architectural heritage, the development of policies favoring its conservation, the definition of practical guidelines and the organization of training and awareness activities.

Conference Topics


  1. 1. Incorporate Management Techniques And Decision Making In Historic Planning, Management And Development Of Historic Areas.
  2. 2. Cultural And Religious Identities And Their Manifestation Of Heritage.
  3. 3. Awareness Of Heritage Rehabilitation Projects.
  4. 4. Innovative Adaptive Reuse And Rehabilitation Of Historic Areas.
  5. 5. Heritage Planning Policy, Design Guidelines, And Community Development.
  6. 6. Integrating Sensitive Additions And Adaptations To The Fabric Of Heritage Places Environment.
  7. 7. Institutional Role And Modern Techniques In Conserving A Historic Environment.
  8. 8. Legislative Tools And Policies For Cultural Heritage Protection.
  9. 9. Best Practices In An Assessment, Designating And Managing World Heritage.
  10. 10. Economics Of Conservation And Sustainable Environment.
  11. 11. Promotion Of Heritage And Cultural Tourism.
  12. 12. Cultural Heritage And Media.
  13. 13. New Approaches And Concepts In Conservation Of Cultural Heritage In Historic Cities.
  14. 14. Interior Design Solutions For Historic Buildings And Authenticity Of The Place.
  15. 15. Egyptian Monuments Conservation.
  16. 16. Resettlement Of Nubia And Rehabilitate Their Culture Identity.
  17. 17. Conservation Of Tradition And Identity.
  18. 18. Tourist And Archecology.
  19. 19. Painting Restoration.
  20. 20. Materials Techniques.
Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 30th August 2017
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 5th September 2017 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee.
Full Paper Submission Deadline 3rd November 2017
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 3rd December 2017
Early Payment Deadline 6th November 2017
Regular Payment Deadline 5th December 2017 Late payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Late Payment Deadline 5th January 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 5th December 2017 Will not be issued without completing the conference fees.
Letter of Final Acceptance 5th December 2017
Conference Program 5th January 2018
Conference Launch 5th February 2018
Benefits Of Attending

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

You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

Not to mention, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn about its people and culture.

Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard cover book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.


Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers committee to go through the revision process:

  • Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

· Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).

· Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

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

· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

  • First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

  • Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

  • Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

  • Payment:

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) Is 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 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.

Publications
The conference proceedings will be published in “Resourceedings” hosted by “SSRN by ELSEVIER”. 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. Once, and if, your paper is selected for publication, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.  
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 Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition.

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 Resourceedings’s template, 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

– Instructions

– IEREK is happy to invite students everywhere to register for and attend as an Audience in the Conservation of Architectural Heritage Conference For FREE (accommodation fees are not included) only until the 30th of November, 2017. This is an opportunity to learn from and enjoy the conference through the process of learning new experiences, and knowledge.

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

Register now for accommodation!

– CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

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

– Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy. 

Fees (Non-Egyptians)

Author fees with special discount for Early Payment (Before November 6, 2017)

USD 400

Author fees for Regular Payment (Before December 05, 2017)

USD 500

Author fees for Late Payment (Before January 05, 2018)

USD 600

Fees for Audiences, (Learners, Interests)

USD 50
Fees (Egyptians) 

Author fees with special discount for Early Payment (Before November 6, 2017) 

EGP 2200

Author fees for Regular Payment (Before December 05, 2017)

EGP 2500

Author fees for Late Payment (Before January 05, 2018)

EGP 2800

Fees for Audiences, (Learners, Interests)

EGP 500
Special Discount

Special Discount For NON- Egyptians:

– Every research paper should have at least a main author who should pay the full fees, even if the main author is a Master’s or a Ph.D. candidate. These fees include the attendance of only one author to the conference.

– In case there is a co-author who is either a student or professor and wants to attend the conference and participate in its activities, he or she has to pay the specified fees. 

– In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they pay the specified fees.

–  Attempting to pay before the 6th of November 2017 allowed authors to pay the authors fees ($300) instead of ($400).

(To benefit from a discount only for Author fees, Please proceed the payment before the 6th of November, 2017!)

– A discount for the author fees was granted to those who paid the paper fees before the 6th of November 2017 allowing the authors to pay for the authors’ fees ($300) instead of ($400).

Late Payment (after 5th of December, 2017)

$100 will be added to the author fees, the system will ask you to pay ($600) instead of ($500)

 

Special Discount For Egyptians:

– Every research paper should have at least a main author who should pay the full fees, even if the main author is a Master’s or a Ph.D. candidate. These fees include the attendance of only one author to the conference.

– In case there is a co-author who is either a student or professor and wants to attend the conference and participate in its activities, he or she has to pay the specified fees. 

– In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they pay the specified fees.

–  Attempting to pay before the 6th of November 2017 allowed authors to pay the authors fees (EGP 2200) instead of (EGP 2500).

(To benefit from a discount only for Author fees, Please proceed the payment before the 6th of November, 2017!)

– A discount for the author fees was granted to those who paid the paper fees before the 6th of November 2017 allowing the authors to pay for the authors’ fees (EGP 2200) instead of (EGP 2500).

Late Payment (after 5th of December, 2017)

EGP 300 will be added to the author fees, the system will ask you to pay (EGP 2800) instead of (EGP 2500)

Venue And Location

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

 

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.


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 of 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 of 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.

Travel Information

Luxor: the beginning of the conference, will take place 670 kilometers away from the city of Cairo, the conference will be on the Nile cruiser starting from the city of Luxor down to Aswan, which will take 5 days to get there.

For participants of the conference from outside of Egypt. Upon arrival at the Cairo International Airport, you must travel to the city of Luxor by domestic flights, the duration of the trip will be about 1:15 hours . there will be a plane scheduled to depart almost every hour to arrive at Luxor.
Upon arrival at the airport in Luxor, you must rent a taxi to the Embarkation of the Nile Cruise. Taxi costs about 2 euros, and will arrive within 20 minutes.
If you prefer to travel by train: You have to go to the railway station by Taxi and it’s about 19 km from the airport in Cairo, and then travel by sleeping accommodation train to the city of Luxor and the trip will take 9 to 10 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 50 euros,The trip Ticket to Luxor and will be ending at Aswan.
If you choose to travel by bus, you must also go to down town and you can find the bus station booking booth near the railway station, its about 20 km from the airport in Cairo.

The journey to the city of Luxor by bus will take about 8 to 9 hours, and the cost of the trip is about 10 euros one way ticket only to the city of Luxor, after you reach the end of the bus station, you must rent a taxi to  Embarkation of Nile cruise, the cost of a taxi about 2 euros, and will arrive within 15 minute.
As for the participants in the conference from Egypt, if you’re a resident in Cairo, you’ll need to travel by bus or by sleeping accommodation train or the Spanish train, and if you are from outside the city of Cairo, you must travel by bus or by Express train via Cairo then you can change the train and complete your trip by sleeping accommodation train.

Accommodation

The conference will be held in the River Nile cruiser "Grand Princess" from Luxor to Aswan. A nonstop 4 days cruise will cover the most important heritage and cultural sites in the world. All of the visits to the spots and sites include free pickups and drop offs from and to the cruise boat. Spending your time in Egypt in the river cruise will let you enjoy seeing the most exciting, pleasant and historic places, and having the most competitive prices and fees of the accommodation.

It will also grant you a luxurious 5-star experience and services.The accommodation covers the sightseeing fees, all meals as per itinerary, and the transportation from Luxor airport to the cruise boat and from the city to Aswan airport as well.

Find below shots from the Nile cruiser along with the outstanding services:

إنه من المقرر إنعقاد هذ الحدث العلمي العظيم على ظهر واحدة من أرقى البواخر النيلية مع توفير إقامة فندقية على متن الباخرة، وتستمر هذه الرحلة النيلية الخلابة لمدة أربعة أيام نزور فيها أعرق وأهم المواقع الأثرية والثقافية في العالم. جميع هذه الزيارات والإنتقالات من وإلى الباخرة النيلية مجاناً

إن قضاء رحلة نيلية كهذه لسوف يحقق لك الفائدة على المستوى الثقافي والترفيهي من خلال زيارة مثل هذه الأماكن التاريخية العريقة بأقل التكاليف التنافسية وأعلى جودة خدمة

:الخدمات تشمل

خدمة فندقية 5 نجوم على أعلى مستوى -

تكاليف التسكين والانتقالات من مطار الأقصر إلى الباخرة ومن المدينة إلى مطار أسوان -

3 وجبات أساسية: الإفطار، الغداء والعشاء -

:شاهد بالأسفل صور من الفندق العائم والخدمات المتميزة المتاحة

 

Book Your Accommodation Now

 

Kindly, note that the number of single rooms available is very limited.

The policy of “First Paid, First Served” will be followed!

 

Fees for Non-Egyptians

Before the 30th of November

4 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room $380
4 Nights Single Room $560

After the 30th of November

4 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room $420
4 Nights Single Room $600
Fees for Egyptians

Before the 30th of November

4 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room EGP 2800
4 Nights Single Room EGP 5200

After the 30th of November

4 Nights for single occupancy in a Double Room EGP 3200
4 Nights Single Room EGP 5600

Note: Upgrading from a double room to a single room is only possible if you pay the price difference.

Editing Service

If you need your research to be translated, we now offer professional translation for your research From Arabic and Italian to English.
The fees for the translation are as follows:Italian English

Arabic English
Paper upto 8 Pages EGP 800
Each extra page EGP 150
Paper upto 8 Pages €160
Each extra page €25
Special Session

Meet Professor Nabil Khélifi, Senior Publishing Editor of Springer, the publishing manager of the Middle East & North Africa Program.
Professor Khélifi will moderate and hold a special session at the International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 05 – 08 February 2018, including a lecture on publishing ethics and a roundtable discussion between all keynote speakers and those interested.

The session is FREE for all conference participant

50 USD for non-participants (excluding the accommodation fees).

Register Now! 

About The Instructors

Dr. Maria Luisa Germanà

Associate Professor of Architectural Technology at Palermo University
Palermo, Italy
 

Dr. Nabil Khélifi

Senior Editor, MENA Program
Springer, a part of Springer Nature
Heidelberg, Germany
Nabil Khelifi

Dr. Monica Hanna

An Egyptian Archaeologist who is known for her notable work in the field of Archeology, in the practical aspects and theoretical aspects as well.
She has also played a huge role in the success of the first edition of the CAH conference.