Disruptive Technologies: Innovations & Interdisciplinary Considerations
Disruptive Technologies: Innovations & Interdisciplinary Considerations

Call For Abstracts

  • 10, Oct / 12, Oct 2023
  • London, UK
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

Creativity is one of the most valuable character traits in human beings. For as long as we can remember, creatives have been trying to “reinvent the wheel,” and introduce novel innovations in various fields of business, science, technology, and more. The term “Disruptive Technology” was coined in 1995 by Clayton Christensen in a Harvard Business Review Article. He defined disruptive technology as innovations that reshape the respective landscape of thought and introduces novel effective methods that are adapted in place of established, older methods and market segments.

It is human nature to seek innovation and efficient adaptation. Ever since the dawn of man, we’ve been fashioning new tools from our environment to better suit our needs. This has been a consistent trend in human evolution throughout the ages, now more so than ever with the advent of computational technology, and the interconnectedness it brings forth. The whole world has become connected, concepts and ideas are shared at a glance, and perspectives have become broader than ever in an increasingly global society. This has allowed for a renaissance of ideas and innovations in a multitude of fields, with creative individuals spearheading disruptive technologies that aim to elevate humanity and its relationship with technology.

Notable concepts of disruptive technology in the modern age include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applicability to almost all facets of life. It holds great promise of easing a diverse set of tasks that range from processing mundane, routine work, to generating creative text, art, and music. Furthermore, AI and machine learning utilization is currently the supreme method for data collection and analysis, uplifting fields that require massive data processing such as weather forecasting, business analytics, facial recognition, and more. The efficiency of AI is increasing at an alarming rate, and key individuals have voiced their concerns about the ethics of AI utilization, particularly on its potential effects on job displacement, identity theft and duplication, and creative replicability.

Disruptive technologies have also redefined the financial field by introducing blockchain technology, a decentralized economic system where adopters can earn or “mine” the currency by solving complex equations via computers with strong processing power. Blockchain aims to be completely anonymous and untraceable, raising security concerns by governments worldwide. In the manufacturing world, the utilization of robotics has also proven to be disruptive. Intelligent programming of robotic arms and machinery has multiplied production potential, especially in scalable sectors such as automobile manufacturing.

At IEREK, we believe that innovation and discovery are the way forwards toward a bright future for humanity, therefore, we are proudly announcing the first edition of the international conference on “Disruptive Technology: Innovations & Interdisciplinary Considerations.” We aim to harbor an informative discourse on modern disruptive technologies and innovations from all fields of scientific discovery, encouraging the advancement of humanity overall.

Scope

In the first edition of the Disruptive Technologies Conference, scholars and researchers will gather to extensively discuss many areas in the multi-disciplinary field of technology, and address recent advancements in artificial intelligence. The conference will explore novel methods of technological integration, and discuss the disruptive effect of technological innovation in a wide array of fields such as education, art, healthcare, transportation, and industrial sectors. The conference will also tackle technological solutions for maintaining a healthy environment, waste and resource management, and energy efficiency. In this conference, participants will be pondering over existing problems in the field and discussing possible solutions.

Statement of Purpose

The Disruptive Technologies Conference aims to empower scientists and researchers, bestowing upon them the chance to meet and discuss their views, research, insights, and discoveries in the vast field of technological innovation. The conference aims to comprehensively elaborate on disruptive technologies, which are defined as innovations that disrupt current market segments, and contemporary technological trends. The conference focuses on exploring possible utilizations of artificial intelligence while bringing new ideas relating to technological innovation to light. In an age where technology is the way to connect, improve, and achieve, finding new ways to advance and stay up to date is essential.

Conference Topics
  • 1. The Internet of Things: A Novel Way of Life

    1-1 The Interconnectedness of Modern Life

    1-2 Smart Homes & Their Contributions to Modern Households

    1-3 The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) & Digitalization of the Medical Sector

    1-4 Transit System Advancement & Innovations in Transportation Systems Using Big Data

    1-5 Drone Commuting & the Ease of Commodity Transportation

     

  • 2. The Accelerating Advancement of Artificial Intelligence & its Implications

    2-1 Advances in Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, etc.)

    2-2 The Rising Indistinguishability between Human Production & Machine Production

    2-3 Innovations in Intelligent Sensor Technology

    2-4 Modern Block Chain Architecture & Economic Impacts

    2-5 Arrays of Artificial Intelligence Applications

  • 3. Robotic Innovations in the Industrial & Manufacturing Sectors

    3-1 Robotics & Automation, and Their Impact on the Manufacturing Landscape

    3-2 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing & 3D Robotics

    3-3 Implementation of Robotics in the Health Sector & Rehabilitation Efforts

    3-4 Industry 4.0: A Precision Focused Robotic Industrial Revolution

    3-5 Artificial Intelligence’s Application in Sales & Marketing

  • 4. Creative Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Machine learning

    4-1 The Immense Diversity & Adaptability of Artificial Intelligence Generated Art
    4-2 Novel Mediums of Artistic Expression (AR/ VR/ UX)
    4-3 Literary Capabilities of Artificial Intelligence
    4-4 The Influence of Data Collection on Artistic Expression
    4-5 Augmentation of Creative Content Using Artificial Intelligence

  • 5. Environmentally Resilient Disruptive Technologies

    5-1 Autonomous Vehicles & Their Role in Energy Efficient Consumption

    5-2 The Advent of Bio-Fuels & Modern Energy Storage

    5-3 Robotics’ Role in Combating Microplastics in Marine Environments

    5-4 Re-Manufacturability and Smart Waste & Resource Management

    5-5 Transformative Disruptive Solutions for a Greener Environment

  • 6. Disruptive Technologies’ Social Impact & Ethical Concerns

    6-1 The Future of the Modern Workplace

    6-2 Human-Robot Interfacing, and Social Concerns

    6-3 Paradigm Shifts in Workforce Demands Based on Disruptive Technologies

    6-4 Ethical Concerns on the Replicability & Manipulation of Media Forms

     

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.

Participants’ Instructions

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 in-person and publish in indexed Conference proceedings

Organized on the Campus of Unitec Institute of Technology, 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.

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

If your 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)

       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.

Authors' Instructions

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:
  • 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

  • The Full/ Long paper submission is 4,000 – 6,000+ words in length.
  • The paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.
  • Upon participation type selection and payment confirmation (see conference fees and participant’s instructions), a full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as be considered for publication with and in the selected publisher/ journal/ volume.
  • The author must submit the paper using the writing template and through our online system or conference email before the paper submission deadline. 
  • The full paper should be written in English to be considered for publication in ASTI or IEREK Press Journals (ESSD, ARChive, Resourceedings only).
  • 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.
  • All presentations must be prepared and presented in the English language as it is the official language of the conference.

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  

To download Paper Writing Template, Click Here

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 before the peer review process can begin.

Note: 
In preliminary evaluation, the research paper will be inspected against its readability, originality, structure, and relevance to the conference theme/ topics. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author in addition to a proforma invoice requesting payment. 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 full paper submission deadline reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s and the respective publisher’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- Each paper 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/ rejection from the final publication.

- A back and forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).

 

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ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization that aims to provide unique identifiers for authors, researchers, and scholars. ORCiD effectively eliminates duplication and errors regarding author names, affiliations, previous works, and all related academic data.

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.

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 £ 12 Jul 2023
Regular Payment 400 £ 450 £ 500 £
11 Aug 2023
Late Payment 450 £ 500 £ 600 £ 10 Sep 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 £ 250 £ 300 £ 12 Jul 2023
Regular Payment 250 £ 300 £ 400 £ 11 Aug 2023
Late Payment 350 £ 400 £ 500 £ 10 Sep 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 £ 200 £ 250 £ 11 Aug 2023 
 

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

  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected] 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 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.

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:

  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper 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.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 13 Apr 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 13 May 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 12 Jul 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 11 Aug 2023
Early Payment Deadline 12 Jul 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 11 Aug 2023
Late Payment Deadline 10 Sep 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 11 Aug 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 11 Aug 2023
Conference Program 10 Sep 2023
Conference Launch 10 Oct 2023
Conference Venue

University of East London

 
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.

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