Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 5th Edition
Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 5th Edition

Call For Papers

We accept short papers:

ASTI Scopus-Indexed Book Series

  • 21, Jun / 23, Jun 2023
  • In collaboration with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.th), Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference Email
cst@ierek-scholar.org
Introduction

For this edition of CST, full paper submission is not required for the ASTI book series. Authors are only required to submit their extended abstracts or short papers before the stated deadline. Authors who would like to submit a full paper can do so 1 month after the conference launch, The conference aims to publish a book of extended abstracts/ short papers and a volume for extended research (4,000 – 6,000+ words). You can preview important dates here, and have a look at the author's instructions for submission to the ASTI book series here.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization defines Cultural Tourism as a category of Tourism that helps tourists learn about other touristic places while excavating their cultures, arts, literature, and history. They also believe that tourists aim to fully experience and consume the tangible and intangible cultural attractions and products in a touristic destination as a way of fully experiencing this foreign culture.

Cultural tourism as a contemporary phenomenon stands to benefit nations around the globe, spreading their cultural values and norms internationally, and attracting tourists to their cities. Tourism in general stands to greatly boost the economic strength of countries, through the active engagement of the tourists in consumerism, and exchange with local businesses. Many countries’ main source of income stems from cultural tourism, where people visit to experience historical landmarks, local cuisine, and architectural sites. In recent times, nature-based tourism has also gained traction worldwide, where tourists show their appreciation of lush forestry, colossal mountains, and wild preserves, echoing the sentiment of landscape preservation, and a focus on promoting & conserving green spaces.

The sustainability of cultural tourism is thus essential, to continually reap its benefits through time. One of the most pressing facets that demands sustainability, is the mobility through which tourists traverse the globe. Ensuring a sustainable method for travel and mobility will mitigate the effect of transportation on the climate, and preserve our planet. It is also of utmost importance that the attractive landmarks of cities be preserved, lest they erode with time. This is possible through the incorporation of social development, a focus on green public spaces, integration of digital technology, and promotion of health, safety, and responsible waste management around touristic landmarks.

IEREK is organizing the 5th edition of the international conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) to help researchers discuss sustainable approaches to preserving the cultural heritage of countries all across the globe. This conference aims to create a mutual understanding in regards to the importance of green tourism by explaining the various techniques that different civilizations use to spread their cultures.

The 5th edition of this conference is an opportunity for participants of different cultures and backgrounds to present their unique natures while also allowing themselves to fully integrate themselves into new cultures.

Conference Scope:

The scope of this conference extensively covers the subject of sustainability specifically concerning cultural tourism, which is essential to the topic, to continually reap its mutual benefits for cities, residents, and tourists for generations. The conference addresses a multitude of essential issues covering the subject of tourism, including cities’ heritage preservation, environmental & green tourism, economic impacts of tourism, digital integration in the tourism experience, and principles of sustainability within the discipline.

Statement of purpose:

This conference aims to ensure a sustainable method for travel and mobility, mitigating the harmful effects of international transportation on the climate, and preserving a safe future for our planet. This conference also aims to preserve the historical, and cultural hallmarks of nations & cities, while ensuring a captivating, and comfortable experience for tourists. Aiming to achieve these aspirational goals, the conference aims to enrich and enliven aspects such as social development, a focus on green space incorporation, integration of digital technology, promotion of health & safety, and responsible waste management around touristic areas.

 
Conference Topics
  • 1. Green Tourism and Nature Interactivity

    1.1. Contemporary Eco-Tourism
    1.2. Sustainable Tourism in Natural Reserves and Ecological Conservation
    1.3. Tourism’s Role in Land and Aquatic Life Preservation
    1.4. Safety Measures and Health Promotion
    1.5. Sustainable Facilities and the Inclusion of Nature in Cities’ Landmarks and Heritage Sites

  • 2. Cultural Preservation Management

    2.1. Community Based Tourism (CBT)
    2.2. Historical Landmark Preservation Methodologies
    2.3. Conservation of Culture Amidst Globalization
    2.4. The Natural Evolution of Cultural Identities
    2.5. Touristic Impacts of Diverse Cultures and Socio-economic Demographics
    2.6. Integrated Relational Tourism

  • 3. Cultural Tourist Interests: Analysis, Perspectives, and Strategies

    3.1. Contemporary Methods of Tourist Route Identification
    3.2. Culinary Tourism and Gastronomic Cultural Influence
    3.3. Contemporary Elements of Urban Districts
    3.4. Religious Tourism with or without Religious Interest
    3.5. Rural Tourism and the Growth of Urban Edges
    3.6. Disaster and Dark Tourism and the Immortalization of Cultures’ Heritage and History
    3.7. Film, Music, and Creative Tourism, and the Promotion of Creative Expression in Cities
    3.8. Transformative Effects of Tourism on Cultural and Urban Fabrics

  • 4. Technological Influence on Tourism

    4.1. Contemporary Telecommunication and its Role in Touristic Growth
    4.2. Digital Presence of Nations, and Global Perceptions
    4.3. Innovations in User-Centered Design and Tourist Interactivity
    4.4. Accessibility of Touristic Areas
    4.5. Digital Tourism and Futuristic Approaches

  • 5. Touristic Approaches for Sustainability and Environmental Management

    5.1. Sustainable Touristic Mobility and Transport
    5.2. Regulations and Governmental Policies for Environmental Resilience
    5.3. Sustainable Approaches to Consumerist Activities in Tourism
    5.4. Environmental Consequences of Irresponsible Tourism
    5.5. Social and Environmental Impacts

  • 6. Economic Implications and Impacts

    6.1. Economic Growth of Developing Nations as a Result of Touristic Development
    6.2. Tourism for Business and Financial Development
    6.3. Business Tourism and its Significance
    6.4. Modern Techniques of Touristic Economic Analysis, Measurement, and Growth
    6.5. Governmental Oversight and Regulation

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 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

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.

The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

About Springer:

Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.

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Ierek Press Journals

Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers.  

Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.

  


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

ARChive is an open-access journal that publishes conference proceedings on a wide range of topics relating to social sciences. Consequently, it accepts original research papers on a wide spectrum of subjects. ARChive is a journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields and provide them with high visibility of research submitted. The series publishes, both, theoretical and experimental high-quality papers of current and perpetual interest. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for academic conferences.  

Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.

  


Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)

Resourceedings is an open access journal that publishes conference proceedings. Conference proceedings compromise of different disciplines, ranging from Engineering including built environments, architecture, and sustainability. Disciplines also include Technology and Energy. Resourceedings is a journal that publishes research articles that shed light on different crucial issues in order to provide them with solutions and suggestions. The journal publishes articles submitted by researchers of interest in different fields.  

Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.

  

Important Dates

Title

Date

Abstract Submission Deadline

21 March 2023

Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) *payment required

15 March 2023

Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present

30 March 2023

Early Payment Deadline

30 March 2023

Regular Payment Deadline

15 April 2023

Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline

23 May 2023

Conference Program

31 May 2023

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper

30 May 2023

Late Payment Deadline

31 May 2023

Conference Launch

21 Jun 2023

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/ or submitting their contributions:

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

Types of Participation

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

The conference offers a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

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

If your full paper is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program. See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities for more information.

3. Non-presenting participant

Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper. See Conference Fees for more information.

Notes to consider:
Attendance online and in-person are possible upon confirmation with the conference secretariat/ coordinator at CST@ierek-scholar.org and following Conference Fees covered.

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

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

* Before planning your trip, be sure to check travel restrictions to the conference’s hosting country. Visit travel information and restrictions, and send in your questions if you have any to the conference coordinator at the email cst@ierek-scholar.org

 

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here


- Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 1st Edition held in Thessaloniki, Greece in November, 2017.


Springer

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

Cultural Sustainable Tourism
(Selected Papers) Publication Link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030108038

IEREK Press

The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 2, issue #2 (2018): Proceedings of the international conference: Cultural Sustainable Tourism
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/14/showToc

  

- Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 2nd Edition held Online Conference in Collaboration with the University of Maia October 2020.


Springer

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

Cultural Sustainable Tourism - 2nd Edition
Publication link: (In Press)

 

- Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 3rd Edition held in held Online Conference in Collaboration with the University of Maia October 2021.


Springer

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

Cultural Sustainable Tourism - 3rd Edition
Publication link: (In Peer-Review)

 

Asti Book Editors

Dinko Vukadinović

Full Professor University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture.

Dinko Vukadinović was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1973. He received the B.E. degree from the University of Split, the M.E. degree from the University of Zagreb and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Split, Croatia, in 1997, 2002 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He became a junior researcher in the University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB), Department of Electric Power Engineering, in 1998. In 2006, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Split and in 2009 he became an Associate Professor at the University of Split. In 2013, he became a Full Professor at the same university. In 2009, he also became a Chair of Power Electronics and Control at the University of Split, FESB. He is editorial board member of the following international scientific journals: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, and International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge. He has published more than 60 research papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Since 2022, he is the President of the IEEE Croatian Power Electronics Chapter and a member of the IEEE since 2017.

John Nagle

Professor of Sociology School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work Queen’s University Belfast

Professor John Nagle is Chair of Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a Fellow and member of the advisory board for SEPAD (Sectarianism, Proxies & De-sectarianisation), a project hosted at the Richardson Institute, Lancaster University and a Fellow of The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. His research focuses on non-sectarian social movement activism in divided societies, particularly Northern Ireland and Lebanon. He has published six books and over 50 chapters and articles in leading international journals.

Authors' Instructions

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, based on the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

  • The author should prepare and submit an Abstract of at least 150 – 300 words through the website.
  • The abstract should be concise and clearly state the proposed research study's purpose, results, and conclusions.
  • The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.
  • The author can use/download an Abstract Writing Template prior to submission
  • To submit your abstract, you first need to (1) click on the “Register” button on the conference page, (2) click on “Submit Now” and:
    • Select the Topic in which you are making the submission
    • Insert the title of your study in the "Paper Title" section
    • Insert the full abstract in the "Abstract" section/upload a file in the .pdf, .doc, .docm, or .docx format
    • Add in writing 3 – 5 keywords that define the field, subfield, topic, and research area covered by the article to help other researchers understand and find your work.
    • Provide the names, affiliations, and E-mails of all authors/ co-authors involved
    • Confirm your submission by ticking having read the instructions and “submit Abstract”

Step 2.1: Abstract Acceptance

  • After acceptance of your abstract of at least (150 – 300 words), you will receive a proforma invoice and specific instructions to complete the payment online or by bank transfer (See Conference Fees) to confirm your participation,
  • Once your abstract has been accepted, please refer to the important dates tab and carefully review the announced dates to avoid late payment, as late payment comes at an extra charge (early bird/regular/late).
  • After successfully completing payment, you will be issued upon request with the following:
    • A signed/ stamped abstract acceptance letter
    • Please note that acceptance of participation, abstract submission, and extended abstract/short paper submissions all have different deadlines. To stay up to date and avoid paying extra fees, or delaying your paper, please carefully review the important dates tab.
    • Receipt of Payment/ Payment Invoice
    • Visa Invitation Letter, if needed
  • After abstract acceptance, you may be given the option to extend the abstract to publish your work in the conference proceedings in ASTI published by Springer Nature (indexed in Scopus/SCImago) (optional not obligatory).

    This is not a prerequisite for presenting your work at the conference. Meaning, you can present your submitted abstract without intending to publish your work.

Step 2.2: Abstract Extension / Short Paper (Optional)

  • Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
  • The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
  • The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
  • Here: Authors may need more pages than the allotted maximum of 6 to insert figures, tables, appendixes, etc. In this case, they can submit regular papers (max. 12 pages) with the same fixed fee. For a detailed outline of the fees, please refer to the payment table in the conference fees tab.
  • The conference does welcome Arabic submissions (with abstracts written in the english language), which will only be considered for publication in BAHETH by IEREK Press.

يمكنك تقديم بحثك باللغة العربية (مع كتابة الملخص باللغة الأنجليزية)، وسيتم نشرها بعد المراجعة في مجلة باحث (مجلة علمية محكمة تنشر أبحاثا أكاديمية في مجالات الهندسة والتكنولوجيا)

Step 3: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)

This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:

  • If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
    • % from all sources: 10-15%
    • % from one source: 3-5%
    • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
    • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
  • IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/ taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.
  • Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.
  • If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
  • If your short paper is accepted for publishing without edits/ comments, the corresponding author will be contacted to provide the final version of their chapters/ papers following Springer Guidelines and sign the Springer consent-to-publish (CTP) form to authorize publication in the conference proceedings.
  • A back-and-forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Participants/ Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).
  • If you are not interested in publishing an extended abstract in the proceedings in ASTI by Springer Nature, please inform the conference support (cst@ierek-scholar.org).

Step 4: Extended paper 

  • After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their research, 8 – 12+ pages in length, (optional) of their short papers for publishing in an edited volume to be published by Springer Nature.
  • Publishing your short paper (i.e., extended abstract) in the conference proceedings does not prevent the submission of the full version for publishing consideration after the conference if the similarity percentages (SR%) in Step 3 are taken into account.
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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.

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Benefits Of Attending

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

  • Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

  • Internationally Accredited Certificate:The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.

  • Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTI book series by "Springer".

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

  • Networking:Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

  • Academic Reputation:Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will show that you are an active member of the academic community.

  • Conference Proceedings Material:Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Conference Venue

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

  Student / partner university only 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 300 € 350 € 400 € 30 March 2023
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 15 April 2023
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 31 May 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 30 March 2023
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 15 April 2023
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 31 May 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 15 April 2023

The registration fee does not cover accommodation or travel expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact cst@ierek-scholar.org to inquire.
  • The fee covers:

    • The conference Kit inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.

    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate

    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters

    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press

    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks

  • If multiple abstracts are submitted by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.

  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.

  • A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.

  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.

  • Students must provide proof of enrollment in a university by providing an enrollment certificate or a valid university ID (with issue/ expiry date) etc.

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

B. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.

Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.   

100 €

Loyalty Membership Discounts

The more you attend, the more you're rewarded! 
IEREK offers its loyal participants with the following discounts depending on his/her attendance: 

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'.

Payment Methods

 Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer to the following bank account(s):

Bank Account (EUR):

Account Name/ Beneficiary name: IEREK GMBH

Bank Account Name: Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw

Bank Address: PoststraBe 3, 75172 Pforzheim

VAT ID Number: USt-ldNr. DE 144 189 922

Account Number: 5210755

IBAN: DE75 6665 0085 0005 2107 55

BIC: PZHSDE66XXX

Address (IEREK): Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 37, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

Reason for Transaction: “CST 2023 Participation”

*** Please note that the transaction fee is solely the payee’s/ Remitter’s responsibility. The Beneficiary should receive the total amount specified above without deductions. Incomplete amounts may result in an outstanding amount and a request for completion***

***After you have completed the payment, kindly inform us with full transaction details. The transaction will remain marked as pending until we receive confirmation. After you make your transfer, kindly send us a

scanned copy of the receipt to financialservices@ierek.com***

2. Online payment gateway (PayPal)

Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC financialservices@ierek.com to receive a customized link to complete their payments.

3. Cash in IEREK branches

Payment in person can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator/ Email to receive further information.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.

  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.

  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper (if submitted) can only be given after the peer review process.

  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.

  • Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.

  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.

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

Thessaloniki is easy to fall in love with – it has beauty, chaos, history and culture, a remarkable cuisine and wonderful, vast sea views. It is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace, literally “the co-capital”. Thessaloniki offers the cosmopolitan culture and energy of a big city with the friendly ambience and charm of a smaller town. It's the perfect place to experience the real Greece without the crowds and congestion of Athens.    

International Airports near Thessaloniki, Greece:

  1. Thessaloniki, Greece - Thessaloniki International Airport
    Address: EO Aerodromiou Thessalonikis, Thessaloniki 551 03, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/bTLXwax8eS5zFihA6

 

  1. Kavalla, Greece - Kavala International Airport
    Address: Kavala International Airport, 642 00, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZkgX42vvgwtXZJb5A

Bus Stations:

  1. Thessaloniki – CO
    Address: Thessaloniki - CO, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/noWvvTsuGfwfTtt3A

 

  1. Thessaloniki Bus Station Makedonia
    Address: Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/vxWNkbtVxgCcqfsC9 

Railway Stations:

  1. Thessaloniki
    Address: Thessaloniki 546 29, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/CGAcWZ8gUKW8yEsBA

 

  1. Sindos
    Address: Delta 574 00, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/QKDHJoG1NMXWX89H7
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 below to access the website.
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses.

To manage the travel and accommodation problems, you can contact:

  1. Diamond Suites Thessaloniki
    Address: Doxis 8, Thessaloniki 546 25, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/18yAoh1w8RK3ebTL9
    Email: sales@philianhotels.com
    Telephone: +30 2310 385846

 

  1. Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki
    Address: 26is Oktovriou 65, Thessaloniki 546 28, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/zdyJJ3zeivCN2acm8
    Email: info@portopalace.gr
    Telephone: +30 2310 504504 / +30 2310 504500

 

  1. ABC Hotel
    Address: Αγγελάκη 41, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/XR4z1rft497CB8S68
    Email: info@hotelabc.gr
    Telephone: +30 2310 265421

 

  1. Casa Primavera
    Address: N.K. Akritidi 9, Thessaloniki 546 35, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/kUZnjg6f88BN3geU6
    Telephone: +30 2316 021643

 

  1. Nea Metropolis Hotel
    Address: Siggrou 22, Thessaloniki 546 30, Greece
    Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/p5VtXCegA9ubYtgZ6
    Email: info@neametropolis.com.gr
    Telephone: +30 2310 525540
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.

 

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