International Conference on: “Environmental Efficiency for a Better Quality of Life” (EBQL)
International Conference on: “Environmental Efficiency for a Better Quality of Life” (EBQL)

Call For Abstracts

  • 13, Dec / 15, Dec 2018
Conference Email
ebql@ierek.com
Introduction

In the context of environmental changes facing countries of the world, there’s a growing need of new visions for dealing with sustainable development issues to improve the quality of life, as well as to preserve the natural resources and their sustainability for all generations, which makes the focus on the environmental aspect a crucial and important matter.

 

In the light of the adoption of sustainable development goals 2030 in the united nations summit that was held in New York city in 2015 and its results, and the new phase the development process in the world passing by, represented in the start of the implementation of sustainable development 2030 agenda globally, regionally and nationally.

 

In the framework of the scientific role of the higher institute of Engineering in Elshorouk city in Egypt related to the aspects of sustainable development with all its departments, and believing the importance of scientific research that is based on proofs and its role in finding new visions to help executive authorities and concerned organizations in facing problems and challenges of sustainable development specially those related to environmental aspect through different partnerships. Based on that, the institute received the approval of the ministry of higher education and scientific research on holding the institute’s first international conference.

 

Due to the role of the league of Arab States, the concerned United Nations organizations in putting the executive framework for the environmental aspect for plan 2030 for sustainable development, and the importance of their role in making partnerships between scientific organizations and concerned stakeholders. So the higher institute of engineering in Elshorouk city is intending to hold and organize its first international conference on Sustainability Environmental Efficiency for a Better Quality of Life under the auspices of the League of Arab States over three days in the end of 2018.

 

Objectives:

  • The conference aims at suggesting and discussing new visions to reach creative solutions and effective mechanisms that could help in encountering the current and the upcoming challenges of different issues. These issues are related to environment, infrastructure, energy and construction in order to achieve the required sustainable development. Moreover, it aims at spreading awareness regarding sustainable development, and highlighting the importance of rationalization and exchanging experience. The conference also introduces pioneering experiments to show the best practices in the field of sustainable development and partnership establishment among the educational institutions, governmental entities and stakeholders in order to benefit from scientific research and proofs in planning and developing national and domestic policies. Nevertheless, the conference accommodates the importance of the environmental dimension in monitoring and implementing 2030 sustainable development plan.

 

 Organizers:

The expected partners to organize the conference with the Higher Institute of Engineering- Arab Republic of Egypt:

 

  • Arab League (Economic Sector/ Environment, Housing and Water Resources Management).
  • Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
  • United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat).

 

The following are expected to participate in the Conference:

  • United Nations Human Settlements Program.
  • Arabian Gulf University- Bahrain.
  • Arab Institute for Urban Development.

 

In coordination with some national authorities in Arab Republic of Egypt:

  • Ministry of Environment.
  • Ministry of Electricity and Energy “New and Renewable Energy Authority…”
  • Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. “National Authority for Potable Water and Sewage and related holding companies as well as concerned sectors.
  • Ministry of State for Local Development.

 

 

Conference Events

The conference will hold multiple sessions discussing issues related to the environmental aspect in implementation of the sustainable development conference agenda through plenary sessions, scientific sessions and specialized sessions.

 

Plenary Sessions: consist of 6 sessions as follows:

  • Opening session all attendees participate in it
  • Four plenary technical sessions attendees participate in it
  • Closing Session

 

Scientific Sessions:

Includes around 15 sessions discussing four main axis, (water and sanitation services, new and renewable sustainable energy and innovation encouragement, safe and sustainable Cities and human settlements, climate changes, environmental sustainability and risk reduction) to review the most important effective issues on each axis including scientific papers (reviewed by the scientific committee) in addition to experiences and best practices, to guarantee the interaction between scientists, experts, decision makers and all the concerned partners

 

 

 

 

Conference Topics
  1. 1. The First Axis: Water And Sanitation Services.

    Providing clean water easily is considered the main core of life in any society.
    As a result of poor economic programs and fragile infrastructure, millions of people die every year- mainly children- because of diseases related to the lack of water supply and sewage services as well as hygiene. Furthermore, scarcity of water as well as its poor quality and sewage failure are considered from the factors that affect food security, livelihood choices, and education opportunities for poor families worldwide. By 2050, it is probable that at least one out of four people will be living in a country suffering from chronic or frequent shortage in fresh water.

    • -Increasing the efficiency of the sustainable use of water in all sectors.
    • -Improving water quality to reduce pollution.
    • -Integrated water resource management on all levels
    • -Waste water treatment, recycling and safe reusing of it.
    • -Mechanisms for the provision of sanitation and hygiene services especially for people living in bad conditions.
    • -Local community participation in improving water and sanitation -management
    • -Capacity-building in the field of activities and programs related to water and sanitation (water collection, desalination, efficient use, waste water treatment and recycling and reusing technologies).
    • -The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of water and sanitation plans.

  2. 2. The Second Axis: New And Renewable Energies.

    Energy is considered a pivotal element for every main challenge facing the world. These challenges are represented in the possibility of finding job opportunities, providing security, climate change, food production, and income increase.

    Moreover, providing sustainable energy contributes to enhancing economy, securing ideological systems, and fulfilling fairness because sustainable energy guarantees the possibility of reaching new energy services to all, improving energy efficiency, and increasing the use of renewable energy resources in order to reduce the emissions that lead to climate change.

     

    • -Providing new and renewable energies for everyone at reasonable costs.
    • -Procedures taken to increase the share of renewable energy and improve its efficiency.
    • -Intelligent systems in areas and buildings in the application of new and renewable energy.
    • -Clean and renewable energy technology and its role in promoting investment.
    • -The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of new and renewable energy plans.

  3. 3. The Third Axis: Climate Change And Its Effects.

    Gas emissions resulted from human activities have reached its peak in history. Wherefore, climate change takes place as a result of economic and population growth since handling this issue represents a complicated mission within the framework of achieving sustainable development.

    • -Technology and behavior changes.
    • -Organization and technological changes and their role in presenting better opportunities preventing global violation of global warming.
    • -Strategies, policies and plans on the national level related to climate change.
    • -Flexible policies and plans that are able to face the dangers related to climate, natural disasters and reinforcing the ability to adapt with these dangers.
    • -Mechanisms of limiting the environmental negative impact of cities, especially topics related to air quality and waste management.
    • -Mechanisms for improving the level of effective planning and management related to climate change in local communities.
    • -Integrated management for facing disasters.
    • -Education, awareness, human abilities and corporate abilities for reducing climate change.
    • -The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of the plans concerning the limiting of climate change and its effects.
    • -Biomedical engineering culture and its impact on urban sustainability
    • -Healthcare improvement methodologies
    • -Medical waste management

  4. 4. The Fourth Axis: Safe And Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements.

    Nevertheless, the common challenges among cities are represented in population explosion, insufficiency of the money required for the basic services, inappropriate housing, deteriorated infrastructure, and maintaining cities in a way that facilitates finding job opportunities, achieves prosperity, and not overstrains land and resources. To get over these challenges, new methods should be applied to help these cities in achieving recovery and growth. This could be fulfilled via improving the way the resources are used in addition to decreasing pollution and poverty in order to guarantee opportunities and that all could get the basic services, energy, and housing. 

    • -Support plans for positive economic, social and environmental bonds between civil areas, surrounding places and rural areas.
    • -Integrated plans for cities and human settlements that achieve resource efficiency and reduce climate change and adapting with it, and the ability to face disasters.
    • -Human settlements management depending on participation and sustainable integration by considering the follow up, evaluation and implementation of continuous urban development.
    • -Developing and upgrading poor districts and slums
    • -Protecting and preserving cultural and natural heritage
    • -Sustainable urban design
    • -Green architecture, environmental urban and its effect in building sustainable urban community
    • -Ensuring having a residence and major, affordable, secured and appropriate services
    • -Using local building materials for constructing durable sustainable buildings
    • -Methods of providing sustainable, safe and affordable means of transportation.
    • -Methods of improving roads safety
    • -Sustainable durable infrastructures and their role in supporting social and economic development
    • -The relation between new and renewable energy and achieving sustainable development for human settlements
    • -The role of local industries in achieving sustainable development for human settlements
    • -Developing legislations concerning the improvement of environment and sustainable urbanism
    • -The role of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and indicators in following up the implementation of the plans of sustainable and secure human settlements and cities.

Benefits Of Attending

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

You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.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.

Not to mention, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn about its people and culture.

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.

It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard copy book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.

Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers committee to go through the revision process:

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

  • Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).
  • Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).
  • Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.
  • Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

 

 

Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers that paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Is the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science hosted on “SSRN by ELSEVIER”.

Note that:

*Publication in a book series by Springer will only be applicable to the selected papers that will be supervised by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material. Thus, such outstanding material will lead to the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

*For the selected papers to be published by Springer, another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.

*All Author participants are expected to write their manuscripts /papers using the ARChive template provided in the author instructions tab.

*Once, and if, your paper is selected for publication in ESSD or Springer’s book Series, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly

Authors Instructions

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. A maximum of a 300- word abstract is to be reviewed. 

After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download). To meet ELSEVIER’s instructions, make sure that your abstract in your full paper does not exceed 100 words (extra words could be moved to the introduction).

Note: 

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper (maximum 12 pages, and any extra page will be charged 50 USD). For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Conference Venue

Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel

Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

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.

Conference Fees

Note: The fees are not subject to waving and IEREK does not offer financial support to the applicants. Payment during the conference days is strictly prohibited.

Instructions

  • Each research paper should have at least one main author who should pay the full fees (Author’s fees + Publication Fees), even if the main author is a Master’s or a Ph.D. candidate, and even if the author won’t be able to attend the conference.
  • These fees include the registration of only one author to the conference. (As shown in the table, row 1, for the early payment or row 2 or normal payment)
  • A research paper fees allow only one author, whether he is the corresponding author or any co-author to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference book in both hard and soft copy (a Printed book + a CD)
  • In case of there are co-authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table, row 5) without attending. In case of one or more of these authors need to attend the conference, they should complete the fees to attend as audience (Shown in the table, row 6)
  • In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they must pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 6).

Cancellations / Refunds

  • Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances less than 60 days before the start of the conference and do not have a paper published in the proceedings will receive a complete refund minus a $100 administration charge. If the proceedings book is already published, the fees cannot be refunded.
  • Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa (if needed), by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.
  • Cancellation or withdrawal of a paper or an abstract from our system after it has been revised and receiving its accepted, has a penalty to be paid, in case of either previous payment or not, $50 for the abstract and $ 150 for the full paper before its delegation.

In addition to the conference fees, Authors are required to pay a mandatory publication fee for their papers to be published as per the above instructions:

  • Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive) For Non-Egyptians: $100 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged $15 each).
  • Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive) For Egyptians: EGP 1300 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged EGP40 each).

For High-quality manuscripts (based on scientific committee evaluation) will be published in:

  • Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press.

OR

  • A book series by Springer.

Non-Egyptian Fees:

Authors & Publication Fees

Author fees for Early Payment (Before  August 1, 2018)

USD 400
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before November 3, 2018) USD 500

Author fees for Late Payment (Before November 11, 2018)

USD 600
Regular Attendance Fees

Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests)

USD 250

Fees for Non-attending Co-authors

USD 50
Extra
Coneference Book (Hard copy + CD) *If available USD 100

Egyptian Fees:

Authors & Publication Fees
Author fees for Early Payment (Before  August 1, 2018) EGP 2000
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before November 3, 2018) EGP 2500
Author fees for Late Payment (Before November 11, 2018) EGP 3500
Publication Fees ( Applied for all of the above and author cannot participate at the conference without publication) EGP 1300
Regular Attendance Fees
Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests) EGP 1500
Fees for Non-attending Co-authors EGP 500
Extra
Coneference Book (Hard copy + CD) *If available EGP 600

 

Refund Policy

For Authors;

-If for any personal reason, you will not be attending the conference, you’ll be asked to provide a presentation and contact one of our scientific committee members for an extra fee, in order to present your work instead of you.

-If your visa got rejected, or if you weren’t able to get a security clearance for travel, kindly provide us with the rejection letter from the embassy/consulate or the office responsible for security clearances, and we will assign a member of the scientific committee for free to present your paper, after you’ve completed a PowerPoint presentation, only if a co-author will not be able to provide a presentation in your place, where in order for the co-author to present he will be required to pay the co-author fees as well.

-Once a visa letter and an acceptance letter has been issued, a refund will not be possible.

For Co-Authors, Audience, and Workshop attendees;

-Refund before the event with a duration of 45 days will be allowed in full, only deducted the fees for the transaction.

-Refund after the given duration of 45 days will only occur in case of Visa rejection, proof of rejection must be submitted, and according to the rejection reason refund amount will be determined as the following;

  • If the rejection reason stated that the rejection was the applicant’s fault for not submitting the required papers for the visa, refund will occur with administrative fees deducted from the total amount ONLY if before the event’s date, no refunds after the event’s date will occur.

If the rejection reason was decided for reasons that the Applicant can’t be accounted for, refund will occur with transaction fees deducted.

Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 15th June 2018 The last date to submit abstracts for participation in EBQL international conference.
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 30th June 2018 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee.
Full Paper Submission Deadline 8th October 2018 This means that your abstract has been accepted from the reviewing committee and you received acceptance notification .
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 1st November 2018 Will not be issued without completing the fees, and approval of the Full Paper.
Early Payment Deadline 1st August 2018 Regular payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Regular Payment Deadline 31st October 2018
Late Payment Deadline 13th December 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 10th November 2018 Will not be issued without completing the conference fees.
Letter of Final Acceptance 15th November 2018 Will not be issued without completing the fees, and approval of the Full Paper.
Conference Program 1st December 2018
Conference Launch 13th December 2018
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