Environmental Design, Material Science, and Engineering Technologies
Environmental Design, Material Science, and Engineering Technologies

Call For Abstracts

  • 22, Apr / 25, Apr 2024
  • Location: Abu Dhabi University, Dubai Campus, UAE
Conference Email
[email protected]

The upheaval and elevation of humanity as a species have always been a collaborative effort. We all innately share a love for discovery and innovation, an intrinsic curiosity drives all of us forward toward prosperity and success. One of the necessary elements that have aided humanity along its evolutionary journey, is an immense diversity of thoughts and interests. We can aid each other in multiple disciplines and sciences, simultaneously advancing mankind as a whole.

Engineering aims to practically implement scientific advancement in forms that prove useful for all mankind. Engineering doctrines span various fields, all of which enrich our lives, and enhance our livability and well-being. Mechanical engineering is well regarded to be one of the oldest engineering disciplines, facilitating movement, fluidity, and motion. In the modern age, mechanical engineering harmonizes with several other disciplines such as electronics, aviation, and computation, to produce precise robotics, advanced flight mechanisms, and adaptive control of machinery.  On the other hand, aviation is easily regarded as a miracle of scientific progress and has successfully achieved humanity’s most historical and aspirational ambition. The miracle of flight is accessible to all in the modern age thanks to engineering advancements that make it the safest method of travel to date. The study of aviation and aerodynamics aims to further refine the process of flight, and elevate it to a seamless, efficient, and quicker way of travel.

Engineering disciplines have historically worked in tandem, furthering one another, and enriching the lives of human beings around the globe. Perhaps one of the most evident fields in this regard is Materials Engineering and Fabrication. They constitute the base element upon which other disciplines can build, catering to specific needs. From microchips, PCBs, and CPUs, to vehicle chassis, rudimentary tools, and basic infrastructure, materials engineering and fabrication bring abstract thoughts, designs, and models into existence, that may be utilized by practitioners and laymen alike. Contemporarily, technological discovery has advanced the field of materials engineering, producing novel imaging methods that allow us to analyze the constituents of our surrounding elements. Current implementations include a focus on renewable energy utilization for the betterment of the environment, as well as waste management and optimization. Regarding Fabrication, technology has produced methods of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing that allow for a more sustainable approach to production, while easing machining efforts, and allowing for elaborate designs.

Contemporary architecture and urban planning act as a hub that houses all modern innovation. Modern construction currently incorporates a multitude of elements that accommodate its inhabitants, going beyond just ensuring their safety and protection. Contemporary architecture secures the safety of its inhabitants and enriches their experience by integrating elements such as artistic expression, natural lighting, biomimetic approaches, interconnectivity, readiness, availability of health equipment, and advanced emergency systems. Advanced techniques in urban planning share the same vision, aiming to elevate the experience of cities’ inhabitants by introducing sustainable development methodologies that prioritize the pedestrian, integrate greenery into the city streets, and shift away from asphalt-ridden topologies and an oversaturation of vehicles.

Here at IEREK, we pride ourselves in our mission of knowledge enrichment, and propagation, as well as empowering academics across the globe. Thus, we are thrilled to announce the first international conference on “Environmental Design, Material Science, and Engineering Technologies” In collaboration with Abu Dhabi University, where contemporary advancements in engineering disciplines, materials, and fabrication will be comprehensively discussed and explored.


The conference aims to provide a platform for attendees to exchange ideas, collaborate, and find solutions to pressing challenges in the areas of mechanical engineering, architecture, computation, automation, aerospace engineering, and environmental resilience. Topics of discussion will include innovations in mechanical efficiency, design and fabrication, sustainable construction practices, environmentally conscious solutions, advancements in automation and computation, and much more. The conference will be an opportunity for attendees to network with leading professionals, attend informative workshops and sessions, and gain a deeper understanding of the latest advances in these exciting fields.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this international conference is to bring together experts and professionals from the fields of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, architecture, sustainability, environmental resilience, fabrication, automation, and computation. The conference provides a platform for attendees to share their knowledge, research, and innovations in these areas, with a focus on finding solutions to real-world challenges. The conference will cover a range of topics, from the development of sustainable construction methods to the integration of automation and computation in fabrication processes. Through presentations, discussions, and interactive sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to expand their networks and collaborate with peers from different backgrounds and industries. The conference also aims to inspire attendees to think critically about their own practices and to take a proactive approach to promoting environmental and social responsibility. Ultimately, the goal of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices in these fields and to advance the development of sustainable and resilient communities.


Conference Topics
  • 1. Architectural Design, Urban Planning and Infrastructure

    1.1. Preservation of Architectural Heritage
    1.2. Artistic Revival of Cities and its Influence on the Public
    1.3. Net-Energy Zero Buildings & Construction
    1.4. The Development of Smart Cities
    1.5. The Importance of Artistic Expression and Public Open Spaces in Cities
    1.6. Innovations in Parametric and Biomimetic Disciplines
    1.7. Port and harbor infrastructure development
    1.8. Geospatial technology applications in infrastructure

  • 2. Sustainable Development Goals and Practices

    2.1. Green and Reliable Transit Systems
    2.2. Energy Saving Practices in Construction and City Planning
    2.3. Shifting Reliance toward Renewable Energy Resources
    2.4. Digitalization of Institutional Bureaucracy
    2.5. Design of Green Environments and Pollution Control
    2.6. Climate Awareness and Climate Responsive Design
    2.7. Revitalization of Built Environments

  • 3. Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication

    3.1. Mechanical Efficiency of Machinery and Equipment
    3.2. Innovations in Modelling and Computer-Aided Design
    3.3. High-precision Movement and Control of Fabrication Systems
    3.4. Laser Cutting, Additive Manufacturing and 3-D Printing
    3.5. Robotic Systems in Fabrication Processes
    3.6. Innovations in Digital Fabrication
    3.7. Electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
    3.8. Electromagnetic compatibility and interference mitigation

  • 4. Computation and Telecommunication Engineering

    4.1. The Continuous Evolution of Artificial Intelligence
    4.2. Soft Robotics and its Applications
    4.3. The Internet of Things in Contemporary Sciences and Disciplines
    4.4. Automation of Processes and Sensing Networks
    4.5. Innovations in Front-end Development and Mediums of Representation
    4.6. Advancements in Simulation Methods and Modelling Systems

  • 5. Aviation and Aerospace Engineering

    5.1. Novel Methods of Analysis and Modelling of Aerodynamic Forces
    5.2. Turbine and Engine Design and Efficiency
    5.3. Innovations in Guidance and Navigation Systems
    5.4. Modern Simulation Tools
    5.5. Aeronautical Monitoring and Control Systems
    5.6. Structural Resilience, and Emergency Readiness
    5.7. Mechatronic Systems in Avionics

  • 6. Sustainable Methodologies of Material Sciences

    6.1. Incorporation of Renewable Materials in Construction and Facades
    6.2. Urban Illumination and Energy Saving Techniques in Cities and Buildings
    6.3. Innovations in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Materials
    6.4. Nanomaterials for Sustainable Design and Smart Waste Management
    6.5. Innovations in Material Imaging, Modelling, and Measurement Techniques
    6.6. Renewable Energy Storage and Reusability

  • 7. Environmental Integration and Management

    7.1. Environmental Interaction of Living, Organisms, Population Dynamics, Ecosystem Functioning, and Biodiversity
    7.2. Air and Water Pollution, Toxicology, and Environmental Epidemiology
    7.3. Waste Management, and Sustainable Infrastructure Design
    7.4. Geologic Hazards, Mineral Resources, and the Formation of Landscapes
    7.5. Habitat Restoration, Endangered Species Management, and Ecosystem management
    7.6. Impact of Human Activities on the Environment
    7.7. Earth's Climate System, Climate Change and Atmospheric Chemistry

  • 8. Planning for Sustainable and Livable Communities

    8.1. Sustainable Environmental Designs to the Building and Communities and Scales
    8.2. Green Urbanism for Sustainable Built Environment
    8.3. Sustainability in Architecture, Construction, and Materials and Architecture
    8.4. Sustainability in Behavior and Environmental Science Education
    8.5. Sustainable Water Resources Adaptation and Food Security Management
    8.6. Renewable and Clean Energy Resources and Mineral Requirements
    8.7. Sustainable Innovative Technologies in Agriculture, and Industry, Economy, and Mining Processes

  • 9. Art, Creativity, Interior Design, Fashion and Media Production

    9.1. Visual Art Movements, and their impact on creative design, fashion, and media
    9.2. Fashion Design and Trends: the influence of fashion journalism
    9.3. Digital Art and New Media, exploring digital imagery, virtual and augmented reality
    9.4. Photography, photojournalism, and the impact of visual storytelling in media, advertising, and fashion
    9.5. Typography trends on Graphic Design, advertising, and application
    9.6. Poster, Packaging, Infographic Design Publication Design and UI/UX Design
    9.7. Interior Design characteristics, and the influences of different styles
    9.8. Sustainable interior design integration into residential and commercial spaces
    9.9. Cinematography Screenwriting Sound Design Visual Effects Production Design

  • 10. Fashion design, Learning, and Manufacturing Engineering

    10.1. Collaborative Learning in Fashion, group projects and teamwork education
    10.2. Fashion design education, Ethics, applications, and sustainable creative industry
    10.3. Biomimicry and nature-inspired fashion design
    10.4. Integrating Technology, AI, automation, and Robotics in Fashion Design Education
    10.5. Fashion analytics and data-driven decision making, and the impact of AI research
    10.6. Sustainable Material, Remanufacturing and upcycling approaches in fashion design
    10.7. Enhancing design and production decisions based on trend predictions 
    10.8. AI-powered solutions for sustainable material sourcing and production
    10.9. Showcasing design products, and mannequins and learning outcomes

  • 11. Technologies of Renewable Energy: Integration, Grid Connection and Environmental Impact

    11.1. Solar energy: photovoltaic (PV) cells, solar thermal systems
    11.2. Wind energy: wind turbines, offshore wind farms
    11.3. Hydroelectric power: dams, run-of-river systems
    11.4. Geothermal energy: geothermal power plants, direct use applications
    11.5. Biomass energy: biofuels, biogas, biomass power plants
    11.6. Challenges and solutions for integrating renewable energy into the existing power grid
    11.7. Smart grid technology and its role in facilitating renewable energy integration
    11.8. Energy storage systems: batteries, pumped storage, hydrogen storage
    11.9. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution
    11.10. Water usage and conservation in renewable energy systems
    11.11. Life cycle assessments and environmental considerations
    11.12. Social and economic benefits of transitioning to renewable energy

  • 12. Solar Energy Applications and future trends

    12.1. Residential solar power systems: rooftop installations, solar leasing
    12.2. Commercial and industrial solar installations
    12.3. Solar-powered water pumping, desalination, and irrigation systems
    12.4. Solar-powered street lighting and off-grid electrification
    12.5. Solar energy's contribution to achieving sustainable development goals
    12.6. Rural electrification and energy access in developing countries
    12.7. Solar-powered microgrids and decentralized energy systems
    12.8. Emerging solar technologies and materials
    12.9. Integration of solar energy with energy storage systems
    12.10 Solar-powered transportation and electric vehicles
    12.11. Solar thermal and heating systems
    12.12. Urban energy: supply Solar power for residential neighborhoods

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 31 Dec 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 15 Jan 2024
Full Paper Submission Deadline 13 Feb 2024
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 29 Feb 2024
Early Payment Deadline 15 Dec 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 15 Feb 2024
Late Payment Deadline 15 Mar 2024
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 29 Feb 2024
Letter of Final Acceptance 15 Mar 2024
Conference Program 15 Mar 2024
Conference Launch 22 Apr 2024
Conference Fees

A. Physical & Online Attendance

Type of Registration ASTI Book by Springer Scopus indexed Open Access IEREK press Journals Co-author/ Audience Payment Deadline
Early Bird Payment 250 € 150 € 120 € 30 Nov 2023
Regular Payment 300 € 200 € 31 Jan 2024
Late Payment 350 € 250 € 15 Feb 2024
ADU Students 150 € 100 € 15 Dec 2023
ADU Academics 200 € 125 € 15 Dec 2023
Other UAE Universities 250 € 200 € 15 Dec 2023
The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 15 October 2023 to 11 March 2024. Early bird/ early payment discounts are available till November 2023.
The registration fee does not cover accommodation or travel expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [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 are submitted by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 10% discount is applied to each additional submission.

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

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

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

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

  • The fees of Students and Academic members of ADU University are after discounts. 

B. Extra Fees

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

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

100 €

Loyalty Membership Discounts

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











*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:

  • 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.

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







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.

Author's 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 submitted paper 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.
Participant's 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]

Flyer & Poster

Click here to download the flyer & Poster.

Keynote Speakers

Fabio Pollice

Geographer, Rector of the University of Salento.

Fabio Pollice (PhD in Political Geography) is Full Professor of Economics and Political Geography at the University of Salento; He previously taught at the Universities of Naples "Federico II" and Rome "La Sapienza". Since November 2019 is the Rector of University of Salento. He has been Director of the Department of History, Society and Human Studies at the University of Salento (2016-2019) and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Human and Social Sciences at the University of Salento from 2014 to 2016. He has been for a long time a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Geographic Society. Actually is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European University Center for Cultural Heritage, and has the same role in Eurispes and Foundation La Notte della Taranta. He is the Director of the Placetelling ™ School that he founded in 2016. He deals with topics of economic geography applied with particular regard to the issues related to territorial development and local-global relations with insights on the relationship between tourism and culture and the role of culture in local development processes. He is the author of over 150 national and international scientific publications.

Dr. Clifford Chuwah

Publishing Editor Middle East and Africa program, Springer Dordrecht

Dr. Chuwah is responsible for the MEA program which includes the following journals:

  • Nanoscience
  • Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering
  • Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Emergent Materials
  • Chemistry Africa
  • Complex and Intelligent Systems
  • Arabian Journal of Mathematics
  • 3 Biotech
  • Arabia Journal of Geosciences
  • Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
  • Innovative Infrastructure Solutions
  • Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration
  • Applied Water Sciences
  • Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology

Zafar Said

Associate Professor at the Department of Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Sharjah

Zafar Said is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of Sharjah. He also works as Adjunct Faculty at the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He also serves as a Visiting Fellow (Honorary Academic Appointment) at, the School of Engineering, Design & Built Environment, Western Sydney University (WSU), Penrith NSW, Australia. He is also serving as Non Resident faculty at Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos, Lebanon, He works in the field of Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Heat Transfer, AI, optimization, Nanofluids, BTMS, NePCM, and nanolubricants. He has published over 230+ papers as per Web of Science, including one in Progress in Energy and Combustion (IF: 35.339), One in Physics Reports (IF: 30.105), One in Advanced Energy Materials (IF: 29.698), One in Nano Energy (IF: 19.069), 6 in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF: 16.799), 2 books, 20 book chapters, 26 conference papers), with about 13283+ citations and an H-index of 69. As per Web of Science, he has 19 Hot Papers, 51 Highly cited Papers, and Top Papers in the cycle 2018-2022. He is also ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Elsevier BV and Stanford University) in the field of Energy. He is also ranked in the top 100 scientists in the United Arab Emirates, as per adscientificindex. He was honored with several prestigious awards, including: First prize in the category of individual researchers and experts in the field of better integration of urban planning, Research and Innovation Award, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in UAE, 2023, 2022 Rising Star Science Star award by Research.com, Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Distinguished Researchers (2017-2018), Faculty Annual Incentive Research Award for 2018-2019, and Faculty Annual Incentive Research Award for University and Community Service 2020-2021. Dr. Zafar serves as the Editorial Board Member for several ISI Journals.

Conference Program

To download the provisional conference program Click here.

*Please note that the provisional conference program is not final; changes could take place and it'll be updated accordingly. All participants should regularly check the program until the event launch.

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).



About MRSE by SpringerOpen

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRSE) is an open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand. Energy is the single most valuable resource for human activity and the basis for all human progress. Materials play a key role in enabling technologies that can offer promising solutions to achieve renewable and sustainable energy pathways for the future. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy has been established to be the world's foremost interdisciplinary forum for publication of research on all aspects of the study of materials for the deployment of renewable and sustainable energy technologies. The journal covers experimental and theoretical aspects of materials and prototype devices for sustainable energy conversion, storage, and saving, together with materials needed for renewable fuel production.

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy publishes reviews, original research articles, rapid communications, and perspectives. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed for scientific quality. The journal is partially sponsored by the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK). More information.

Sustainable Methodologies of Materials Science

  • IEREK Press Journals, a multidisciplinary publisher that aims to cultivate and disseminate research.

Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

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


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

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

Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.


Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)

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

Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.


BAHETH International Journal - Arabian Researchers Database (Arabic Papers only)

“BAHETH” in Architecture, Engineering, and Technology, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic research in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, and Technology. The journal welcomes research in the Arabic Language with an English Abstract. Papers submitted to this journal in Arabic must be presented in the English Language in the conference.

Find out more about BAHETH International Journal here.

Asti Book Editors

Shlagha Agarwal

Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Fashion Design College of Design, American University in the Emirates, Dubai

Shlagha Agarwal is currently Assistant Professor and Chair of the Fashion Design program at American University in the Emirates, Dubai. She is an avid researcher and has published several papers in international peer- reviewed journals and books. Shlagha is actively engaged in curating exhibitions of her students' work, and presenting her research at conferences.  With over two decades of experience in the field of education,her research interests include fashion design pedagogy and sustainability. 


Workshop 1: Space Syntax Theory: Architectural Applications (Spatial Configuration)

Space syntax theory aims to elucidate the reasons behind the formation of the built environment in relation to corresponding socio-cultural activities, primarily from a spatial perspective. The network's configuration serves as the key influencer on the movement patterns, establishing a fundamental connection between spatial structures and their functions. As a quantitative methodology, space syntax delineates spatial layout patterns that illustrate how spatial configuration influences existing movements. It evaluates integration, a concept closely intertwined with accessibility, by describing the average depth of a space concerning all other spaces within the system, thus indicating potential movement destinations that are typically preferred.

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed to enable the participants to analyze, compare, and contrast architectural examples, alternatives, and forecast movement patterns inside buildings.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the spatial configuration of a selected architectural building using Space Syntax;
  • Choose the appropriate methods of spatial analysis;
  • Analyze the current situation of a selected case study, compare different cases, and forecast any future spatial

To Know More about the Space Syntax Theory - SST” Workshop, Click HERE

Workshop 2: Modern GIS for Managers (GIS)

The course teaches the fundamental concepts and basic functions of modern GIS and how organizations use ArcGIS to streamline operations, gain deeper insight from data, and enhance collaboration across business lines. Discover how ArcGIS capabilities work together to enable efficiencies and insight at scale and get inspired by what's possible when location intelligence is infused throughout the enterprise.

Who Should Attend

  • Business and technical leaders and project managers.
  • GIS users and technical staff who are transitioning into a management role.
  • IT managers and support personnel with a requirement to understand more about GIS programs.
  • Consultants and contractors providing products and services to organizations using GIS.
  • Academicians and students in upper-level undergraduate and graduate GIS courses and certificate programs.

To Know More about the “Modern GIS for Managers - GIS” Workshop, Click HERE

About Mrse

About MRSE by SpringerOpen

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRSE) is an open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand. Energy is the single most valuable resource for human activity and the basis for all human progress. Materials play a key role in enabling technologies that can offer promising solutions to achieve renewable and sustainable energy pathways for the future. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy has been established to be the world's foremost interdisciplinary forum for publication of research on all aspects of the study of materials for the deployment of renewable and sustainable energy technologies. The journal covers experimental and theoretical aspects of materials and prototype devices for sustainable energy conversion, storage, and saving, together with materials needed for renewable fuel production.

Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy publishes reviews, original research articles, rapid communications, and perspectives. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed for scientific quality. The journal is partially sponsored by the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK). More information.

The issue will present a variety of selected research highlighting the prominence of materials that facilitate sustainable energy solutions for the future through discussing the following topics:

  • Incorporation of Renewable Materials in Construction and Facades
  • Urban Illumination and Energy Saving Techniques in Cities and Buildings
  • Innovations in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Materials
  • Nanomaterials for Sustainable Design and Smart Waste Management
  • Innovations in Material Imaging, Modelling, and Measurement Techniques
  • Renewable Energy Storage and Reusability

The journal aims to promote research and development in these fields by publishing high-quality articles, reviews, and perspectives from leading experts. It aims to be a valuable resource for scientists, engineers, and researchers in academia and industry who seek to advance the fields of materials science and renewable energy in the context of sustainability.

H - Index: 24
Cite Score: 7.5

Abstracted and indexed in: SCOPUS, SCImago and more.


Category  Year Quartile
 Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials 2022 Q2
Fuel Technology 2022 Q2
Materials Chemistry 2022 Q1
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment 2022 Q2
Benefits Of Attending

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Trip To Dubai

The United Arab Emirates is a federation made up of seven emirates located in the Arabian Peninsula's southeast: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, Fujairah, and Ras Al Khaimah. Since its inception in 1971, the UAE now boasts the Middle East’s third-largest economy, boasting an impressive GDP of $415 billion. Accordingly, the federation developed modern infrastructure and now houses everything from architectural masterpieces, to sky-rise buildings, museums, and other touristic attractions. As well as having stunning beaches and great weather all year round. As a matter of fact, Dubai became the world's second-most visited city right after Paris, France in 2022.

With a rich and vibrant history, the UAE has everything from archaeological sites to luxury hotels, stunning mosques, and shopping malls. There are plenty of places to go in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center

Named after the late UAE founding father and president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the architectural masterpiece is one of the largest mosques in the federation and is the third-largest mosque in the world. The mosque is covered with marbled halls filled with breathtaking gold accents. Made by architects the world over, the mosque accommodates up to 50,000 worshippers each day and is open to visitors from Saturday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Louver Abu Dhabi Museum

            Located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, the Louver Abu Dhabi Museum was born in 2007, out of a cultural collaboration between France and the UAE. The collaborative effort brings both the UAE’s definite and long-term goals for creating cultural dialogue, exchange, and progress with France’s knowledge and ingenuity in the world of art and museums. In fact, the eye-catching dome exterior was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and blends both Arabic heritage with French architectural design. The louver Abu Dhabi aims to be a universal museum in the Arab world, showcasing stories of human creativity and ingenuity from different cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Accordingly, galleries are not geographically separated but instead arranged in chronological order, connecting and blending the cultures of the past with the present day. The aim is for the visitors to harbor respect and curiosity towards other cultures and encourage learning as well as open-mindedness.


Campus Location

Abu Dhabi University’s flagship campus – the Abu Dhabi Campus – is located in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi University’s Dubai campus is located in the world-renowned Dubai Knowledge Park and is near Palm Jumeirah, pictured below.


Hotels Recommendations:

Holiday Inn Express Dubai, Jumeirah, an IHG Hotel [Nearest to the Campus]

Address: Al Sufouh - Dubai Knowledge Park - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Phone: +97144275555

Location on map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ukwjGx1eztmwrs8v9


Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens

Address: The Onyx - Tower 3 Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Phone: +97145191111

Location on map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/VtzF45f7vpQLaLGh7


TIME Oak Hotel & Suites

Address: Abdulla Omran Tayram St,Al Thanyah 1, Tecom - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Phone: +97144377888

Location on map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6ahRSCHBKSwMxLpw7

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.

- The issuing of visa letters will take place from 1 Jan 2024 to 29 Feb 2024.

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

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

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

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Conference Issn Number

- The Print ISSN for “Environmental Design, Material Science, and Engineering Technologies” Is “3009-7606

- The Online ISSN for “Environmental Design, Material Science, and Engineering Technologies” Is “3009-6529