Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 6th Edition
Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 6th Edition

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  • 25, May / 27, May 2022
  • In collaboration with Palermo University, Sicily, Italy
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Introduction

The 6th Edition of the conference on "Conservation of Architectural Heritage" (CAH-2022) takes on a new vision as it is held in collaboration with the University of Palermo - Italy. In continuation of the same previous concept, which is merging the study with application, the conference includes sight-seeing and visits to the Mediterranean’s heritage architecture and archeological sites in Sicily. Such sites include visiting a few of the most historical places such as Le città tardo barocche del Val di Noto, Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale, Area Archeologica di Agrigento, and Monte Etna.

The CAH conference aims to increase the awareness and the value of conserving our past and not just facing the posed challenges temporarily. The conservation and the protection of the heritage is not just the physical act of preserving and restoring our heritage, but also passing on the importance of heritage to the individuals, communities, and the cities of the world. Therefore, the conference offers a great opportunity that runs the discussion between participants about the different international case studies. A scientific gathering of scientists, governmental representatives, authors, and specialists will be involved.

The discussion and the conference topics will focus on the architectural heritage worldwide, from historic city centers and cultural landscapes to some of the largest archaeological sites in the world which contain the identity and the heritage of the city. Due to the importance of preserving this identity, conservation is the process of restoring, preserving, and managing the heritage, cultural, and historical site in a manner that sustains it and enhances its integration with the surrounding development.

The conference is purposed to take place on campus at the University of Palermo in the case that there are no travel restrictions or bands in place due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The sight-seeing is a part of the conference, and it is optional to the participants, but we highly encourage all of them to use this option. If lockdown takes place or travel restrictions prevents the conference from taking place physically, the conference will then be virtual. Even when virtual, full sessions will take place presenting information about the archeological sites that are mentioned above. If the conference is online, the sightseeing portion will be presented via an online viewing during the conference where an entire day will be dedicated to it.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in the book series entitled Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer that is indexed in Scopus and Ei Compendex. Other papers will be published in the Resourceedings and ARChive journals by IEREK Press.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Heritage Forms and Types of Conservation

    1.1 Preservation and investment of archeological sites.

    1.2  Conservation of utopian heritage buildings 

    1.3 Transmitting the cultural heritage to next generation

    1.4 Rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings 

  • 2. The Value and the Significant of the Conservation of Heritage Sites

    2.1 Citizens’ sense of identity, belonging and archaeological ownership  

    2.2 The role of governmental bodies and NGOs in protecting heritage sites.

    2.3 The socio-economic value and the significance of cultural heritage conservation

    2.4 Tangible archaeology and intangible cultural heritage assets

  • 3. Principles, Techniques, and Technology Used in the Conservation of Heritage Assets

    3.1 New materials, innovative methods, and successful creative experiments 

    3.2 Conservation of interiors, Artistic paintings and engravings

    3.3 Protecting and mapping techniques of archaeological sites and heritage landscape

    3.4 Rays, ultrasounds, and other methods in buildings treatment

  • 4. Citizens’ Involvement and Their Roles in Conserving Their History

    4.1 Women role in cultural heritage inheritance and conserving Ethics groups

    4.2 Increasing the public awareness about the importance of the heritage

    4.3 Community participation in historical areas development plans

    4.4 Stories of the role of citizens in the reconstruction of the devasted heritage of the World War

  • 5. Management and Conservation of Architectural Heritage

    5.1 Cultural heritage tourism

    5.2 Socio-economic impact of heritage conservation           

    5.3 Impact of architectural heritage conservation on environmental protection

    5.4 Governances’ plans in protecting in investing the assets heritage

  • 6. Sustainable conservation of built heritage: case studies and best practices

    6.1 “4.0 Technologies” in architectural heritage conservation
    6.2 Climate changes and built heritage at risk
    6.3 Reliable conservation processes
    6.4 Planned maintenance of heritage buildings and sites.

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage (6th CAH) 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 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 world-wide 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.

 

Asti By Springer

Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed)                  

After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer-review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.

The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

About the ASTI series

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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.

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Asti Book Editors

Maria Luisa Germanà

Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of PalermoItaly.

Maria Luisa Germanà is full Professor of Technological Design of Architecture. She is an architect and she earned her Ph.D. in Building and Environmental Refurbishment in 1992. With more than 20 years of academic experience, she has held several institutional roles in her University and in the national scientific society of architectural technology (SITdA). Professor Maria Luisa Germanà has more than 140 published books, chapters and articles and she has been invited as member of peer review board of national and international journals and of scientific council of book series. She has been principal investigator of international and national research projects. She has gained an extensive teaching experience, tutoring more than 100 bachelor, master degree and Ph.D. students. Her main themes of research (Architectural Heritage; Environmental Design; Rural and Vernacular Architecture; Ecological Building Materials; Refurbishment, Management and Maintenance of the Built Environment) are different facets of a holistic scientific interest, focused on the sustainability of the processes of formation, transformation and management of the most varied examples of built environment and based on the systemic and process-based approach supported by the technological disciplines. Lately she has joined ICOMOS and she has been admitted as Expert member of ICOMOS ICAHM (International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management).

 

Francesco Alberti

Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

Francesco Alberti was born in Florence, Italy, in 1964. Graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, he has been teaching for the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (then Department of Architecture - DIDA) of the same University since 1996. In 2004 he obtained a Ph.D. in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning. He became Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in November 2010 and Associate Professor in January 2017. He is scientific coordinator of the research unit SUP&R(Sustainable Urban Projects & Research) at the Department of Architecture of Florence and of the related spin-off "Urban LIFE” (Urban Liveability & Innovation For Everyone). He was member (2013-2016) of the Steering Committee of the second-level Professional Master's Program “Designing the Smart City” of the University of Florence. As a member of the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning (INU - Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica) he joined the National Committee “Networks, Infrastructure and Innovation Policies” (2014-2016) and “Urban Accessibility for Everyone” (since 2016). Since 2106 he is President of the Regional division of INU Tuscany. His scientific interests in the fields of spatial planning and urban design refer to an approach aimed at giving cultural coherence and operational continuity between the fields of research and education on the themes of the city and the territory, with a special focus on two main areas: • The relationship between urban planning, design and management in the perspective of sustainability; • The interpretation of mobility systems as "public spaces", playing a major role in structuring contemporary territories. On these topics he has written essays, articles and books, joined national and international conferences, lectured in post lauream and master courses for professionals and public administrators, provided expert help in participatory processes, coordinated seminars and conducted researches.

 

 

Natsuko Akagawa

Professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr Natsuko Akagawa is tenured at The University of Queensland. She is the author of Heritage conservation in Japan’s cultural diplomacy: Heritage, national identity and national interest (Routledge 2014), the seminal work theorising Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy. She is a co-editor of Safeguarding Intangible Heritage (Routledge 2019) and Intangible Heritage (Routledge 2009), internationally influential studies on Intangible Heritage. She is the Expert Member for International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

 

Conference Venue

Università Degli Studi di Palermo

Sightseeing Locations

Le città tardo Barocche del Val di Noto

When translated, le città tardo Barocche del Val di Noto means late Baroque towns of the Val di Noto. It is constituted of eight towns, Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa, and Scicili, located in south-eastern Sicily. These towns were all rebuilt after the tragic earthquake of 1693 that wrecked towns across south-eastern Sicily. They were not only rebuilt by maintaining the style of south-eastern Sicily and Baroque artistic and architectural authenticity in mind but they were also rebuilt in a way that improved their integrity for it to withstand the effects of any future earthquakes.

 

Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale

Dated back to the era of the Norman kingdom of Sicily, Arab-Norman Palermo consists of nine civil and religious entities located on the northern coast of Sicily. It consists of two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, a bridge, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale. What makes them so significant, is not only their history but also the fact that they showcase the syncretism between Western, Islamic, and Byzantine cultures on the island, which also highlight the prosperous co-existence of people of different cultures and religions during that period. Such cultures can be seen in the used concepts, the space used, the structure, and decoration.

 

Area Archeologica di Agrigento (Valle dei Templi)

The once Greek city, Agrigento, was one of the greatest cities of the ancient Mediterranean world and was founded in the 6th century B.C. To this day, it counts as one of the most exceptionally preserved cities. The archeological area of Agrigento (the Valley of the Temples) is located along the coast of southern Sicily, covering the ancient territory of the previously Greek community. Centuries later, the Valley of the Temples still consists of some of the most outstanding monuments of Greek art and culture.

Monte Etna

Located on the eastern coast of Sicily, Mount Etna is the highest Mediterranean island mountain and the most active stratovolcano in the world. Known as an iconic site, Mount Etna encompasses 19,237 uninhabited hectares on the highest part of Mount Etna. Regardless of its continuous eruptive activity, the volcano is home to important terrestrial ecosystems including endemic flora and fauna. What makes this site a relatively interesting destination for research and education is its structure and volcanic features that consist of things such as summit craters, cinder flows, and the Valle del Bove depression.

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-A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.

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There are 2 types of paper submission at this conference:

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Short Paper:

- A short paper submission consists of 4–5 pages and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

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- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.

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Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 26 Nov 2021
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 26 Dec 2021
Full Paper Submission Deadline 24 Feb 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 26 Mar 2022
Early Payment Deadline 24 Feb 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 26 Mar 2022
Late Payment Deadline 25 Apr 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 26 Mar 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 26 Mar 2022
Conference Program 25 Apr 2022
Conference Launch 25 May 2022
Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

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Early Bird 300 € 350 € 400 € 24 Feb 2022
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- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

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Conference Previous Eds.

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 1st  Edition

The International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage was held aboard the Grand Palm Nile Cruise, for 5 days, which had sightseeing trips for the historical, cultural, and architectural sites. As well as holding of the “Folk Art Gallery” by Amr Bayoumi & Ola Bayoumi.  The conference was chaired by Professor Douglas C. Comer (the Co- president of ICAHM for ICOMOS.) and organized by IEREK.

The opening session was held onboard the Nile cruise right after the arrival of the delegates and the visit of Luxor temple, which was opened by a welcoming word from the CEO of IEREK. It was then followed by Prof. Douglas C. Comer (the Co- president of ICAHM for ICOMOS.), Prof. Ahmed Rashed (former head of Architecture Department at the British University in Egypt, and the founding director of (CSFS)), Prof. Antonella Versace (Professor at University Kore of Enna, Italy), and finally Mr. Mohamed Badr (Governor of Luxor).

After an introduction about the conference and its delegates was made, the conference officially started with the sessions.

The plenary session titled “Development and Promotion of the Architectural Heritage through Tourism Forms” was run by the following professors:

– Prof. Douglas Comer (Principal, Cultural Site Research and Management, Inc. “CSRM” & Conference Chairman)

-Prof. Antonella Versaci (Kore University of Enna, Italy & Scientific Coordinator of the Conference)

-Prof. Ahmed Rashed (British University in Egypt “BUE”)

-Dr. Monica Hanna (American University in Cairo “AUC”, Egypt)

-Dr. Mohammed Assem Hanafy (University of Alexandria, Egypt)

-Hamdy Elsetouhy (Researcher and Specialist in Conservation)

The first day included a guided tour to Luxor temple. Later there was an optional trip to the light and sound show at Karnak Temple.

On the second day, the delegates moved to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut’s Temple, as well as an Alabaster factory and bought some alabaster-made souvenirs. Later, there was an optional trip to the Valley of the Kings.

The third day included a visit to Edfu temple in Edfu city, followed later by a visit to Kom Ombo temple when the Nile Cruise reached the city of Kom Ombo. The fourth and last day was spent in Aswan where visits were made to the High Dam, a modern-age site, followed by a visit using motor boats to Philae Temple on Agilkia Island. Following that, the attendees were given the option to visit the botanical island and a Nubian village.

Check this conference’s overview here:

https://www.ierek.com/events/conservation-architectural-heritage-cah#overview

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 2nd Edition

The 2nd International conference on the Conservation of Architectural Heritage in Egypt has been successfully held in Aswan: one of the most significant historical cities existing today. 
This conference witnessed the attendance of planners, environmentalists, archeologists, architects, engineers, tourists, policy makers and stakeholders who are interested in the conservation of architectural heritage. Having been filled with participants from diversified fields, approximately 80 full paper submissions were received and 50 of them were presented over several sessions.

Authors attending came from different backgrounds and cultures to discuss research on the conservation of archaeological, architectural and urban landscapes, and multi-disciplinary research on complex Cultural Heritage sites. Held on a Nile Cruise that Sailed from Aswan to Luxor, the conference was attended by authors from Australia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Egypt and more. With Professor Douglas C. Comer, an archaeologist and the co-president of the United States Committee for ICOMOS (US/ICOMOS), as the Chairperson of the conference, promising conclusions have been reached and recommendations made.

The first day included a guided tour to Luxor temple. Later there was an optional trip to the light and sound show at Karnak Temple.

On the second day, the delegates moved to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut’s Temple, as well as an Alabaster factory and bought some alabaster-made souvenirs. Later, there was an optional trip to the Valley of the Kings.

The third day included a visit to Edfu temple in Edfu city, followed later by a visit to Kom Ombo temple when the Nile Cruise reached the city of Kom Ombo. The fourth and last day was spent in Aswan where visits were made to the High Dam, a modern-age site, followed by a visit using motor boats to Philae Temple on Agilkia Island. Following that, the attendees were given the option to visit the botanical island and a Nubian village.

Check this conference’s overview here:

https://www.ierek.com/events/conservation-architectural-heritage-cah-2#overview

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – Regeneration & Management - 3rd Edition

The 3rd International Conference on “Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)” was held from on 19th to 22nd of February 2019 in association with Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra - Benha Unversity. The conference included many discussions, covered extremely important topics, and presented new scientific values in the scope of conserving the architectural heritage. For the third time, it was a very successful conference that cannot be forgotten.

The international conference was held in Aswan, Egypt, specifically at The Nubian Museum, which is considered to be a gateway to the history of Nubia and one of the most attractive touristic sites in Aswan.

This year, the conference was held under the patronage of Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar (Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research), Prof. Hussein El-Maghraby (President of Benha University), and The Supreme Council of Antiquities. It was also chaired by Prof. Ragab Megahed (Dean of Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra - Benha Unversity).

First Day: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speeches

The opening ceremony started with greetings and short-introductions by:
Prof. Tarek Tawfik, General Director of the Grand Egyptian Museum
Prof. Ferdinando Trapani, Associate professor in Urban Planning, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Prof. Francesco Alberti, Associate professor of Urban planning and design at University of Florence, DIDA - Department of Architecture
Prof. Hussein El-Maghraby, President of Benha University
Dr. Abdel Moneim Saeed, General Director of Aswan and Nubian Antiquities
Dr. Ossama A.W Abd El Maguid, The Head Director of Nubia Museum

The opening ceremony witnessed highly-important speeches especially by the 2 Italian professors Ferdinando Trapani & Francesco Alberti who stressed on the necessity of collaboration and knowledge exchange between Egypt & Italy in the scope of conservation and preservation. The professors also presented the model of "conservation of heritage in Palermo" at the conference, which is considered a living example of exchanging knowledge between 2 great civilizations.

After the lunch break, authors (researchers) started to present a demo of their research paper in oral presentations while session chairman and moderators listen, discuss, and evaluate.

Second Day: The Parallel Sessions Continued & Start of the Workshop

Starting from the 2nd day, remaining authors (researchers) continued presenting their research papers while other participants (students) joined the accompanying workshop titled “Site Management of The Archaeological Sites”.
This workshop examined the interchangeable relationship between the archaeological sites and the historic monuments, and how they affect each other.

At the Nubian Museum, the workshop students obtained great lectures by well-known professors from the University of Benha, such as Prof. Khaled Abd El HadyProf. Mostafa AtallaProf. Amr HanafyDr. Mona yehia, and Prof. Sadek Saad.

Third Day: Workshop Continued & Site Visit

The day started early with a tour visit to The Unfinished Obelisk (The largest known ancient obelisk and is located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan), where a lecture was given by Prof. Khaled Abd El Hady, in addition to group work with participants.

Another tour visit to Temple of ISIS was also organized. Moreover, after lunch, the last visit was made to The Temple of Kom Ombo where all workshop participants enjoyed the scenes and gained a lot of knowledge about heritage in Egypt.

Fourth Day: Pin Up Presentation

At The Nubian Museum, many discussions and group work feedback have taken place regarding what they have seen and learned through this conference and accompanying workshop.

Finally, group photos of all conference participants were taken.

Check this conference’s overview here:

https://www.ierek.com/events/conservation-of-architectural-heritage-cah-regeneration-management-3rd-edition#overview

 

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) - 4th Edition

The 4th International Conference on the Conservation of Architectural Heritage in Egypt has been successfully held in Aswan: one of the most significant historical cities existing today. 
This conference witnessed the attendance of planners, environmentalists, archeologists, architects, engineers, tourists, policymakers, and stakeholders who are interested in the conservation of architectural heritage. Having been filled with participants from diversified fields, approximately 60 full paper submissions were received and 30 of them were presented over several sessions.

Authors attending came from different backgrounds and cultures to discuss research on the conservation of archaeological, architectural and urban landscapes, and multi-disciplinary research on complex Cultural Heritage sites. Held on a Nile Cruise that Sailed from Aswan to Luxor. The conference was attended and moderated by the Stella kostopoulou from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece.

It was also moderated by:

Fabio Pollice from the University of Salento, Lecce, Italy.

Ferdinando Trapani from the University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.

Luca Lanini from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

The first day was spent in Aswan where visits were made to the High Dam, a modern-age site, followed by a visit using motorboats to Philae Temple on Agilkia Island. Following that, the conference opening ceremony.

The second day included a visit to Kom Ombo temple when the Nile Cruise reached the city of Kom Ombo followed later by a visit to Edfu temple in Edfu city,  

The third day included a guided tour to the Luxor temple and Karnak Temple.

On the last day, the delegates moved to the west bank of Luxor to visit the Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut’s Temple, as well as an Alabaster factory and bought some alabaster-made souvenirs. Later, a trip to the Valley of the Kings.

Check this conference’s page here:

https://www.ierek.com/events/cah4th#introduction

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Previous Publications, Please Click here


Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) held on a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan in November 2015. 


Elsevier

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Special Issue: Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)
Publication Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/procedia-social-and-behavioral-sciences/vol/225

 

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) -2nd Edition held on a Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor in February 2018.


Springer

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

Conservation of Architectural Heritage
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030108700

IEREK Press

Proceedings of Science and Technology (Rescourceedings)

Vol 1, issue #2 (2018): Proceedings of the second International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/Resourceedings/issue/view/18/showToc

  

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) -3rd Edition held at the Nubian Museum, Aswan in February 2019.


Springer

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

Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030148683

IEREK Press

Proceedings of Science and Technology (Rescourceedings)

Vol 2, issue #2 (2019): Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) - Regeneration & Management
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/Resourceedings/issue/view/43/showToc

 

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) -4th Edition held on a Nile cruise sailing from Aswan to Luxor in February 2020.


Springer (In Press)

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

Conservation of Architectural Heritage - 2nd Edition
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030744816

 

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) - 5th Edition held as an Online Conference in February 2021.


Springer (In Press)

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

Conservation of Architectural Heritage - 3rd Edition
Publication (In Press)

 

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

Travel Information

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and it is one of the most fascinating places of the area, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains. In the list of the Unesco's World Heritage sites there are seven Sicilian places: in addition to the Baroque cities Noto, Modica and Ragusa

The main airports in Sicily are the ones of Palermo and Catania, you can choose where to fly to. Here we will give you a few hints about both airports:

 1- Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

It is the main Sicilian airport and the first mayor one of southern Italy. This airport has a high volume of international air traffic from/to European and extra-European destinations. It is located 4.3 km southwest of Catania.

Address: Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT, Italy.

Location on map: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

Bus stations

The bus stops for all destinations are located at the exit of the terminal, you can find here all the routes for major locations and reference information.

  • Fermata AMT - 7 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 95121 Catania, Province of Catania, Italy.

Location on map: Fermata AMT

  • Capolinea ALIBUS- 5 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 95121 Catania, Province of Catania, Italy

Location on map: Capolinea ALIBUS

Train station

The airport is connected to the "Fontanarossa" railway stop, about 600 meters from the airport. the shuttle is free every 10 minutes, from 4.30 am to 10.40 pm. at the train arrival time.

Location on map: Catania Airport-Fontanarossa Station

Taxi

Taxis are located when you exit the Arrivals floor. The cars used for the taxi service of the City of Catania are white and are distinguishable by the word “TAXI” on the roof and according to the license identification number.

The numbers to call for the service are:

Radiotaxi : +39 095 330966 Night-time service : +39 095 386794

2-   Palermo - Falcone Borsellino Airport

Located about 35 Km from the city, it is one of the most ancient Italian airports. It offers many international connections, daily flights from/ the most important Italian cities as well as from/to the islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria.

Address: 90045 Cinisi, Province of Palermo, Italy.

Location on map:  Palermo - Falcone Borsellino Airport

Bus stations

The bus stops for all destinations are located at the exit of the terminal, you can find here all the routes for major locations and reference information.

  • Punta Raisi- 2 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 90045 Punta Raisi PA, Italy.

Location on map: Punta Raisi

  • Capolinea ALIBUS- 5 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 95121 Catania, Province of Catania, Italy

Location on map: Capolinea ALIBUS

Train station

The railway station is located at the basement of the Terminal. The service to and from the airport, works every day.

Taxi

Located at the Arrivals exit, there is an airport Taxi service which has been coordinated with the flight arrival timetable. Should there be no taxi available, you can call the taxi service by telephoning one of the numbers below (about a 20 minute wait).

Coop. Trinacria: +39 091-225455 +39 091 6878
Coop. Taxi car radio: +39 091-513311 +39 091 8481

Accommodation

These are the suggested hotels that you can use for accommodation during the period of the conference. You can reserve your place by contacting the hotel or through their website or any booking website.

Please note:

  • Check the hotel website to know if they have special offers, and also to check the availability.
  • These are just suggestions that we found most suitable for accommodation; they are not mandatory.
  • Click the hotel name in the table to access the website.
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses.

Hotel

Address

Contact

Maral Srl

Via Butera, 47, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Maral Srl

[email protected]

+39 091 617 56 78

Hotel Palazzo Sitano

Via Butera, 47, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Hotel Palazzo Sitano

[email protected]
+ 39 091 778 1610

Il Giardino di Ballarò Boutique Hotel

Via Porta di Castro, 75/77, 90134 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Il Giardino di Ballarò Boutique Hotel

[email protected]

+39 091212215

Hotel Del Centro

Via Roma, 72, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Hotel Del Centro

[email protected]

+39 0916170376

Kalamarina Rooms

Via Bottai, 9, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Kalamarina Rooms

[email protected]

+39 347 59 01 917

Hotel Porta Felice

Via Butera, 45, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Hotel Porta Felice

[email protected]

+39 091 617.56.78

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

Via dei, Via Cartari, 18, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa

[email protected]

+39 091 320075

L' Hôtellerie

Foro Italico Umberto I, 13, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

Location on map: L' Hôtellerie

[email protected]

+39 339 5898058