Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 7th Edition
Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) – 7th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 12, Sep / 15, Sep 2023
  • In collaboration with University of Portsmouth, UK
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

Architecture is the magic stick that has shaped past societies. History and its archeological sites have always been a passion to many of us. This passion drives one to read, learn, explore and discover more. The more one knows about the glory of the world’s old civilizations, the more appreciation, and pride one feels. Unfortunately, our beloved archaeological sites are no more the same as they used to be. They are exposed to losing their glory bit by bit due to many erosion factors.

It was studied that the most common cause of archaeological site damage is actually the weather. Wind, freeze-thaw cycles, and rainfall are all examples of common causes of erosion. In addition to natural disasters like storms, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, and earthquakes can completely devastate a site.

Forming a risk management plan is recorded as one of the most effective ways for archaeological site protection from large catastrophes. Threats to the site should be assessed, and material susceptibility should be determined by archaeologists and conservators.

The International Conference on “Conservation of Architectural Heritage"(CAH) comes in its 7th edition. It is to be held in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth. The conference has proven its success year by year, and this edition is going to stand out by discussing all the art and science of the heritage of architecture.

It is not only going to talk about the ancient greatness but also about how to preserve it. Today is our role to learn from the past and, most importantly, take care of it.

The conference is going to start by identifying all about the concept of architectural heritage and its history. Followed by this is the significance and effectiveness of heritage conservation. Last but not least is the guidance of its techniques. After that comes the management of such a topic. Lastly, the conference is going to discuss all the up to dated technologies and innovations.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series under the title of Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer. Others will be published in the Resource dings journal by IEREK Press.

Scope

The 7th edition of the “Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)” conference comprehensively covers the topic of heritage conservation & maintenance against degradational factors. It envelops sustainable methods of conservation of both, tangible heritage sites in the form of historical architectural landmarks, and intangible aspects of heritage, touching upon the significance of cultural heritage, and the economic impact that its conservation brings. Encompassing various methods of heritage preservation, the conference also covers citizens’ roles in the process, as well as governmental policy implementation & NGOs’ role in the process, in addition to tourism’s impact on heritage sites, and sustainable design methods & climate change adaptations.

Statement of Purpose

Every place, city, and nation, has a story. Their unique path of development through the ages, adaptations to natural circumstances, and evolution of cultural behaviors and norms. What better way is there to retell those stories than through architectural wonders? Architectural heritage is more than merely old buildings that are relics of a time long past, they are markers of historical achievement, that present cultural heritages from times long past, immortalizing their stories, and inspiring future generations. The 7th edition of the “Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH)” conference aims to bring attention to the conservation and preservation of architectural heritage around the globe, bolstering these wondrous marvels against timely degradation, and pondering upon effective reconstruction methods for sites that require it. The conference additionally looks to promote knowledge concerning the economic impacts of heritage conservation, whilst encouraging citizen involvement in conservation efforts.

Conference Topics
  • 1. The Concept of Heritage Sites and their Conservation

    1-1 Preservation of the architectural buildings

    1-2 Benefits from the architectural heritage

    1-3 The governmental and NGO’s role in the conservation of the cultural heritage

    1-4 Educating new generations about cultural heritage

  • 2. Heritage Studies, Management, and Promotion

    2-1 Museology and its Impact on Touristic Attraction and Economic Benefit

    2-2 Natural and Environmental Heritage and its Role in Culture

    2-3 Contemporary Artistic Representation of Heritage

    2-4 Political Conflicts and Community Engagement in Forming Heritage

    2-5 Communal Sense of Belonging and Engagement

    2-6 Critical Heritage Studies and the Legacy of Nations

  • 3. The Importance and Prominence of Architectural Heritage

    3-1 Significance of cultural heritage and socio-economic value

    3-2 Value of heritage Sites to residents and their sense of self belonging

    3-3 Tangible archaeology and its architectural sites

    3-4 Intangible cultural heritage assets

  • 4. Archeology Management and Restoration

    4-1 Community investment in heritage preservation

    4-2 Restoration in the construction reduction

    4-3 Tourism for cultural heritage

    4-4 Governance's strategies for maintaining and investing the assets of the past

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

    5-1 Historic highlight of the reconstruction and conservation of some heritage site

    5-2 Promotion of Heritage and History in Culture and the Public Eye

    5-3 Social participation in the protection plan

    5-4 The effective role of women in the conservation ethics group process

    5-5 Raising awareness about the preservation value of architectural heritage

     

  • 6. Concepts, Methods, and Technology Used in Heritage Asset Conservation

    6-1 New materials, innovative methods, and successful creative experiments

    6-2 Innovative technological methods for preserving and mapping ancient monuments

    6-3 Non-Destructive Assessments of Decay Processes

    6-4 The usage of rays, ultrasounds, and new techniques in the conservation process

    6-5 Preservation of artistic artwork, and Interior heritage site

    6-6 Digital Heritage and the Incorporation of Mapping, Photogrammetry and Gamification Techniques

     

  • 7. Case Studies and Best Practices for the Long-Term Preservation of Heritage Sites

    7-1 Sustainability impact assessment

    7-2 Solutions for green restoration

    7-3 Adaptation to climate change

    7-4 Long term strategy and awareness campaigns

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.

The ASTI series is fully indexed in Scopus and any chapter/ paper published as part of this series will be seen on the Scopus database. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

  • 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.

Asti Book Editors

Antonella Versaci

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna "KORE", Italy.

Degree in Building Engineering (University of Messina, Italy) and a Ph.D. in Architecture (University of Paris VIII, France). After being UNESCO international staff member, in charge of numerous cultural projects in South-Eastern Europe until 2008,

she is currently a researcher and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Enna “KORE” and associate researcher at Ipraus (Paris Research Institute: Architecture, Urbanism, Society), Paris-Belleville National School of Architecture.

Since 2013, she is a member of SIRA, the Italian Society of Architectural Restoration. In 2018, she obtained the habitation as Associate Professor according to the Italian National Scientific Qualification procedure.  

    

Alessio Cardaci

Professor at School of Engineering, University of Bergamo, Italy.

Ph.D. in “Building Engineering: Restoration Design”, assistant professor and research on Digital Drawing at the School of Engineering at the University of Bergamo and Head of the laboratory lab_SABE (Survey & Analysis of Buildings and Environment). His research interests are related to the themes of 3D survey for the conservation of cultural heritage, architectural and urban restoration, implementation and development of new technologies for the survey, documentation, and conservation of architectural and monumental heritage (3D laser scanning, 3D image-based modeling, 3D data processing, reverse engineering), digital drawing and representation of historical and contemporary buildings.

 

Participants’ Instructions

Registration

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 submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Types of Participation

  1. Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish in Conference proceedings (Short Paper)

Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

For any reason, authors may wish to submit pre-recorded video presentations no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.

  1. Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings (Short Paper)

Organized on the Campus of Palermo University, Sicily, Italy, offering 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.

  1. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Short Paper) without presenting/ attending

If your extended abstract (short 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 and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

  1. 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.

Authors' Instructions

Important Note:

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.

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 (250 300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- 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 to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.

-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.

- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:

  • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
  • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

Short Paper:

- A short paper submission is within the 3000-6000 word count and suits researches that make significant contributions, but are still in progress or can be reported briefly.

- The structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements, and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online.

- A short paper is only included in the Conference abstracts book and will be considered for publication in the ASTI Book Series by Springer if upon selection. If not selected, the manuscript may be published in IEREK Press.

- The author should submit the short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

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

To download the paper writing template, Click Here.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.

Note: 
In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process 

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- 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.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.

- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.

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IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.

We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.

Click here to learn more about ORCiD, and here to register your ORCiD ID for free.  

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.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 16 Mar 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 15 Apr 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 14 Jun 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 14 Jul 2023
Early Payment Deadline 14 Jun 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 14 Jul 2023
Late Payment Deadline 13 Aug 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 14 Jul 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 14 Jul 2023
Conference Program 13 Aug 2023
Conference Launch 12 Sep 2023
Conference Fees
  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown Affiliation must be provided Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Early Bird 350 £ 400 £ 450 £ 22 Feb 2023
Regular Payment 400 £ 450 £ 500 £
24 Mar 2023
Late Payment 450 £ 500 £ 600 £ 23 Apr 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 £ 250 £ 300 £ 22 Feb 2023
Regular Payment 250 £ 300 £ 400 £ 24 Mar 2023
Late Payment 350 £ 400 £ 500 £ 23 Apr 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 £ 200 £ 250 £ 24 Mar 2023
 
 

*Note: Student discounts are only applied to students of the university hosting the conference.

  • Registration Guidelines:

    • If multiple abstracts by the same first author are submitted to the conference, a 15% 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 Abstracts 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 a copy of their university ID and/or register using a university email. 
    • The registration fee does not cover any site visits or additional services or accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available.
    • The conference registration fee covers: The conference Kit (for authors) inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts, Lunches and Coffee Breaks (in-person attendance), IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificates & documentation, Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press.
    • Authors interested in only presenting their work at the conference or only registering for publication purposes  can refer to table C below. In both cases, the author(s) must register through the website.

B. Extra Fees

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: 

Attendance

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Discount

5%

10%

15%

20%

*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.


  • Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request through the conference email. Alternatively, authors can pick them up from one of IEREK’s offices in Germany or Egypt provided here with no additional charge.
  • For full paper extensions (if applicable), please read more in the Author Instructions tab.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • 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, payment and consideration for publication, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. See the ‘Refund Policy’ tab.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.
  • If a submission has not been selected / has been rejected during peer review for the ASTI series by Springer, a refund will not be possible. However, its author(s) can choose to re-submit it to IEREK press for consideration.
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway (PayPal, JCB, AMEX)
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Conference Venue

University of Portsmouth

Refund 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

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 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.

 B.Online Attendance

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

Cancellation Policy

Up to 60 days before the event

59 days before the event

Penalty

20%

100%

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.

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

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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