Future Smart Cities – 2nd Edition
Future Smart Cities – 2nd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 21, Apr / 23, Apr 2020
  • United Kingdom
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The concept of a “Future Smart Cities”, is to provide solutions for making cities much more efficient and sustainable.

The concept became popular in the recent years, encouraging ideas, researches, and projects for a “smart” urban development.

smart cities is generally defined as cities capable of merging between “competitiveness” and “sustainability” by integrating different dimensions of development, and by addressing infrastructural investments able to support economic growth as well as the quality of life of communities, create a more careful management of natural resources, greater transparency, and participation to decision-making processes. Transportation planning, creating safety measures, and the participation of the users, are the initiatives that lead to cities transformation. Based on those assumptions, this contribution tackles the controversial subject of Smart Cities. In the contemporary debate, the concept of smart cities relates to the role of human capital, social and relational capital using ICT.

This conference has a particular attention to the role of strategic planning, economical planning, urban & architectural development, and ICTs and their impact on the future of the smart cities and their idea structure. It highlights that despite the efforts, a shared definition of the term is still missing and current approaches to the issue are still very heterogeneous; which emphasizes, on the contrary, the key-role that urban planning, grounding on a holistic approach to cities’ development, should play in coordinating and integrating urban policies addressed to building up a Smart Cities. Follow up of the first edition of this conference which will be held in 2018 , IEREK organizes this conference in order to get proposals into how to transform cities into Smart cities.

Conference Topics

  1. 1. Sustainable Cities & Smart Development.
  2. 2. Commuting & Transportation.
  3. 3. Safety Measures & Citizens Engagement.
  4. 4. Sustainable Resources & Utilities.
  5. 5. Internet Of Things & Big Data Analysis In Smart Cities.
  6. 6. Urban Safety Approach & Spatial Quality.
  7. 7. Smart Grid & Infrastructure.
  8. 8. Smart Mobility, And Smart Traffic.
  9. 9. Urban Framework For A Smart Cities.
  10. 10. Ict, Benefits, Impact, And Its Role In Planning.
  11. 11. Technology In A Sustainable Transformation.
  12. 12. Education, Awareness For A Smart Cities And Its Deliverance.
  13. 13. Strategies And Systems To Optimize The Smart Growth.
  14. 14. Smart Economy For A Sustainable Development.
  15. 15. Performance Evaluation, And Efficiency, In Simulated And Actual Environments.
  16. 16. Smart Healthcare, & Emergency Management.
  17. 17. Smart Vehicles And Corresponding Infrastructure Integration.
  18. 18. Autonomous Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  19. 19. Logistics, Manufacturing & Smart Implementation.
  20. 20. Smart Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Grids, & Connected Vehicle Technologies.
  21. 21. Pedestrians & Cyclists, Safety And Developments.
  22. 22. Cyber Security, Resilience And Cloud Computing For Future 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, getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning 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 cover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD 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.

Digital Archive All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK E-Library (http://www.IEREK.com) where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Journal participants may attend after the conference to submit an enhanced version of their research for possible publication at our journal on IEREK website.

Conference Program


DAY 1 21 Apr 2020
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch
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DAY 2 22 Apr 2020
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
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 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 the 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 of the paper 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 the 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:

Those with full papers and who have 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 an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?

(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.

Plagiarism Policy

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. Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Author's Instructions

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


Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.
English will be the official language of the “Future Smart Cities – 2nd Edition” Conference.
IEREK is now negotiating to sign several agreements with many top ranked Journals to publish the proceedings of its conferences. Announcements soon will be made regarding publishing.
Important Dates

Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 20th November 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline 21st February 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 27th February 2020
Early Payment Deadline 17th December 2019 Late payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Late Payment Deadline 14th January 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 28th February 2020 Will not be issued without completing the conference fees.
Conference Program 20th March 2020
Conference Launch 20th April 2020
Conference Venue


Conference Fees


Regular Attendance Fees
Fees for Audiences / Students / Listeners 300
Co-Authors Fees
Fees for 1st Co-Authors 200
Fees for (2nd-5th) Co-Authors (per person) 100
Authors & Publication Fees
Fees for Authors 400
Other Services Fees
Fees for publication online in open access at sciencedirect.com 100
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, a 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, a refund will occur with transaction fees deducted.
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.