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

Conference Overview

  • 03, Oct / 05, Oct 2023
  • Online Conference In collaboration with University of East London and British University in Dubai
Conference Email
[email protected]

The first edition of the International Conference on “Disruptive Technologies: Innovations & Interdisciplinary Considerations” was held in collaboration with the University of East London, UK, and the British University in Dubai, and took place virtually on 04 October 2023, to include attendees from all corners of the world.

This conference aims to discuss the impact of disruptive technologies on traditional business models, markets, and the environment. With a focus on circular economies, environmental resilience, artificial intelligence, and societal implications, this conference provides a platform for experts to exchange ideas, present case studies, and collaborate on innovative solutions.

The conference covered a wide array of topics that pertain to disruptive technologies. Some of the main topics that were discussed include:

  1. Disruptive Business Models and Innovative Market Strategies
  2. Circular Economies in The Age of Disruptive Technology
  3. The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Environmental Resilience
  4. Innovation and Climate Action: The Power of Disruptive Technology
  5. The Accelerating Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and its Implications
  6. Societal Implications and Impacts of Disruptive Technologies

 Day 1:

Welcoming Session:

The Opening started with online registration and welcoming speeches from the Conference Chair, Prof. Hassan Abdalla, and the conference co-chair, Prof. Abubakr Suliman, which ended with IEREK’s presentation.

Short welcoming speeches were given by the conference chair Professor Hassan Abdalla, Provost of the University of East London, UK, and Professor Abubakr Suliman, Head of Business and Management Department, Faculty of Business & Law at The British University in Dubai.

Following the speeches, a brief presentation was given that introduced IEREK as a company and its activities to the audience.



Plenary session:

A plenary session followed introducing the first keynote speaker Professor Nina Jane Patel, Co-founder, Director, and VP of Metaverse Research, whose speech was entitled: “Unlocking the Potential of Disruptive Technologies”.

After the keynote speeches was the First Session of the conference titled “Innovative Technologies for Smart Futures”. The session was moderated by Prof. Azrour Mourade, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Errachidia; Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco

The first session went on, where multiple authors presented their research virtually, taking questions from the live audience, and answering as best they could. Following the first session, attendees took a short break, in preparation for the second session.

The second keynote speaker was Anne Boysen, Quality Engineer - Data Analyst - Public Speaker-Consultant whose Speech Title: “Shaping our AI Trajectory: Humanity Repressed, Restored or Revamped?

After the short break, the Second Session began with the same title. It was moderated by Dr. Jaya Acharya Nepal, Senior Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering Course Lead | MSc Civil Engineering with Sustainability.

Wrapping up, a discussion and a Questions and Answers session followed by the final remarks and a closing ceremony was held, and the conference was concluded after feedback was discussed in the session.


Welcome to the exciting world of disruptive technologies, where innovation and creativity drive major changes in the business, environmental, and social spheres. From emerging business models enabled by new technologies to the role of AI in driving sustainable innovation, the implications of disruptive technologies are far-reaching and multifaceted.

The rise of disruptive technologies has resulted in a significant shift in the way businesses operate. Traditional business models and markets are being disrupted, leading to the emergence of innovative and often more sustainable alternatives. These emerging models are driven by new technologies and enabled by their unique capabilities. To evolve and move forward, we must examine the impact of these disruptive technologies on traditional business models and markets and explore strategies for adapting to them in a business context. Additionally, the ethical and social considerations that arise when adopting these technologies in a business setting are crucial to creating a human-centered environment that promotes livability and well-being.

Circular economies are rapidly becoming the norm, driven partly by disruptive technologies transforming our world. These technologies play a critical role in creating circular economies by enabling the development of new materials, products, and supply chains. Contemporarily,disruptive technologies are being used to reduce waste and increase resource efficiency. They achieve this by effectively employing re-manufacturability, smart waste, resource management elements, and sustainable and resilient systems in buildings and construction. Disruptive technologies also profoundly impact the environment and our ability to build resilience against the effects of climate change. From the development of clean, renewable energy technologies to sustainable transportation solutions, disruptive technologies are playing an increasingly important role in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Doubtlessly, disruptive technologies have impacted environmental resilience by introducing contemporary advancements in clean energy, sustainable materials, and biofuels. Innovations in climate technology are also aiding in developing a greener future for humanity, by reducing toxic emissions, improving energy efficiency, and supporting environmental sustainability in businesses and enterprises.

Disruptive technologies have a profound impact on society and the economy, and their influence is only set to grow, and we believe innovation and discovery are the way forwards toward a bright future for humanity. We invite you to join us in 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 and explore the potential of harnessing these technologies to usher humanity into a greener, equitable, and prosperous future.


The scope of the conference is to delve into the ever-evolving world of disruptive technologies and their impact on various aspects of our society. The conference will explore the disruptive business models and innovative market strategies that have emerged as a result of new technologies. Participants will gain insights into the potential and limitations of these disruptive technologies, including ethical and social considerations, case studies, and implementation strategies. The conference will also touch on the role of disruptive technologies in circular economies and environmental resilience, as well as their intersection with artificial intelligence.

The conference will also explore the societal implications and impacts of disruptive technologies, including the future of the modern workspace, the role of government and policy, and the importance of human interaction in an increasingly digital world. The conference is aimed at researchers, academics, and professionals interested in understanding disruptive technologies' effects on our world.

Statement of Purpose

This conference aims to bring together researchers, academics, and industry leaders to discuss the impact of disruptive technologies on traditional business models, markets, and the environment. With a focus on circular economies, environmental resilience, artificial intelligence, and societal implications, this conference will provide a platform for experts to exchange ideas, present case studies, and collaborate on innovative solutions. Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by disruptive technologies and to explore ways in which they can drive inclusive and equitable growth, mitigate climate change, and promote sustainable development.

Through a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive sessions, this conference will provide valuable insights and thought-provoking discussions that will inspire action and drive progress in the field of disruptive technologies.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Disruptive Business Models and Innovative Market Strategies

    1.1. Impact Of Disruptive Technologies on Traditional Business Models And Markets
    1.2. Emerging Business Models Enabled by Disruptive Technologies
    1.3. Strategies For Adapting to Disruptive Technologies in Business
    1.4. Ethical And Social Considerations in The Adoption of Disruptive Technologies In Business
    1.5. Case Studies of Successful and Unsuccessful Implementation of Disruptive Technologies in

  • 2. Circular Economies in The Age of Disruptive Technology

    2.1. The Role of Disruptive Technologies in Creating Circular Economies
    2.2. Innovations In Materials and Product Design Enabled by Disruptive Technologies
    2.3. Implementation Of Circular Economy Principles in Industries And Supply Chains
    2.4. The Potential for Disruptive Technologies to Reduce Waste And Increase Resource Efficiency
    2.5. Re-Manufacturability and Smart Waste & Resource Management

  • 3. The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Environmental Resilience

    3.1. Disruptive Technologies’ Impact on Environmental Resilience
    3.2. Contemporary Advancements in Clean, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Material
    3.3. Innovations In Sustainable Transportation and Mobility
    3.4. The Advent of Bio-Fuels & Modern Energy Storage
    3.5. The Potential for Disruptive Technologies to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change

  • 4. Innovation And Climate Action: The Power of Disruptive Technology

    4.1. The Role of Disruptive Technologies in Mitigating and Adapting To Climate Change
    4.2. Innovations In Climate-Friendly Agriculture and Land Use
    4.3. Climate Technology and Its Potential For Reducing Emissions And Improving Energy
    4.4. Disruptive Technologies and Environmental Sustainability in Business
    4.5. Transformative Disruptive Solutions for a Greener Environment

  • 5. The Accelerating Advancement of Artificial Intelligence & Its Implications

    5.1. Human-Robot Interfacing, and Social Concerns
    5.2. Modern Block Chain Architecture & Economic Impacts
    5.3. The Integration of Artificial Intelligence into Environmental and Sustainability Initiatives
    5.4. The Potential for Artificial Intelligence to Drive Innovation In Clean Energy And ClimateFriendly Technologies
    5.5. The Future of Artificial Intelligence in The Context of Disruptive Technologies

  • 6. Societal Implications and Impacts of Disruptive Technologies

    6.1. The Future of The Modern Workspace
    6.2. The Social and Economic Impacts of Disruptive Technologies
    6.3. The Role of Government and Policy in Shaping the Adoption and Implementation of Disruptive
    6.4. The Potential for Disruptive Technologies to Drive Inclusive and Equitable Growth
    6.5. The Importance of Human Interaction in an Increasingly Digital World

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline "Round two" 15 Jul 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 30 Jul 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 15 Sep 2023
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline"Round two" 05 Sep 2023
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 10 Sep 2023
Late Payment Deadline 01 Oct 2023
Conference Program 20 Sep 2023
Conference Launch 10 Oct 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)
Regular Payment 250 £ 300 £ 350 £ 15 September 2023
Late Payment 300 £ 350 £ 400 £ 01 October 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 200 £ 250 £ 300 £ 15 September 2023
Late Payment 250 £ 300 £ 350 £ 01 October 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 £ 100 £ 100 £ 15 September 2023
  • The fee covers:
    • A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
    • Acceptance Letters in softcopy
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Access to conference recordings
    • Online streaming
  • 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 a soft copy. 
  • 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.

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: 











*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 

Kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive bank details to complete the payment.

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 [email protected] 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:

  • The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 01 August 2023 to 30 September 2023. Regular payment discounts are available till September 2023. Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.

  • 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.

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


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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 ([email protected]).

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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Asti Book Editors

Olanrewaju Ashola Abdullateef

Department of Construction Management, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia.

Bio: My first employment in the construction industry was as a quantity surveyor about 20 years ago. I was involved in various construction projects from the strategic phase to the use and operation phase. Most of my research is grounded in data because I am an empiricist researcher who likes to understand the relationships in data. My academic activities center on lecturing and research associated with building maintenance, building economics, housing, sustainable buildings, and value management. I have authored or co-authored several scientific papers. I have held management positions in the organizations I have worked. I have mentor several post graduate students and educating leaders in the construction sector to spur national development and growth. I am a referee for leading journals, including Construction Management and Economics; International Journal of Construction Management; Construction and Architectural Management; Facilities; Facilities Management; Journal of Building Engineering; International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation and International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis. I have served as a panelist and a keynote speaker on different topics relating to building maintenance, and the construction sector. My current research concentrates on sustainable construction and infrastructure development, housing, building maintenance management, construction management and procurement.

Keynote Speakers
Nina Jane Patel

Nina Jane Patel 

Co-founder, Director + VP of Metaverse Research

She is considering cutting-edge in her field, and is a thought leader on human interaction and behavior with technology, She has been featured in BBC, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Financial Times, Vogue, and other media outlets as an advocate for shaping the integration of technology into the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

She is a World Economic Forum Global Innovator with a seat at the table to Define and Value Build in Metaverse and the Global Coalition for Digital Safety. As a futurist with a unique psychology background and as an experienced consultant, She is currently an advisor to several key projects in the UK and Global Metaverse Industry as well as a Metaverse Expert for Interpol. She is often invited to present her keynote and attend panels at events such as TechLondon, TechLiveLondon, Home Office, United Nations (WIPO), the House of Lords UK, and events around the world to share my expertise, thought leadership and unique approach to the consideration of opportunity and challenges as we enter the Metaverse.

In 2022, She was commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts, Greenhouse Digital, for new research investigating creativity, movement, and self-expression in the Metaverse. Consultant for an online safety organization that provides professional learning and development for schools and educators. Offering a series of workshops and webinar trainings educating on web 3 concepts; Multiparty Systems (Blockchain, Tokenization, NFTs) and Extended Realities.


Anne Boysen

Quality Engineer - Data Analyst - Public Speaker - Consultant

Experienced professional trained in strategic foresight, business analytics, and quality engineering. Combining these skills to test and optimize data analytics systems, and give user insights direction and purpose. She has helped organizations such as Nestlé, the American Heart Association, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Samsung, and Google discover emerging trends and explore future contingencies and opportunities. Besides delivering subject matter expertise, consulting, and speaking, I have proven success in quality assurance, optimizing ML processes and solutions, developing research design, frameworks, advanced spreadsheets and dashboards, process documents, tooling, custom NLP code, ML/ statistical models, reports and other types of documentation used by clients and coworkers. As a quality engineer and SME, she led a trend analysis team tasked with discovering weak signals of change to identify opportunities for UI improvements and product development. As an LQE my role is to align quality engineers and search language specialists with stakeholder goals and guidelines, manage projects, and drive process improvement. Developing and evangelizing a unique Data Science-driven approach to Foresight, she has advised and collaborated with leading consulting firms and STEM faculty at top universities on specific design and implementation of ML models for environmental scanning. Her award-nominated academic paper called "Mine the Gap: Augmenting Foresight with Data Analytics" explores the various techniques that can be used by futurists, skills that I also taught graduate students at the University of Houston. Data Science-driven foresight lets us discover disruption and emerging trends, and especially how people respond to change. Her company After the Millennials LLC is a first in documenting social changes that emerge with Generation Z. These insights have caught the attention of outlets such as BBC, Motherboard, AdAge, El Pais, Deutsche Welle, and The Verge. As a public speaker, these insights have brought me to a number of countries across 3 different continents as well as to diverse audiences in virtual settings, including a TEDx talk.


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 Issn Number

- The print ISSN of the Conference name "Disruptive Technologies: Innovations & Interdisciplinary Considerations" is 2974-3788.

- The online ISSN of the Conference name "Disruptive Technologies: Innovations & Interdisciplinary Considerations" is 2974-3796.

Flyer & Poster

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Conference Program

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Refund Policy

A.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




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.