Future Smart Cities (FSC)
Future Smart Cities (FSC)

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  • 28, Sep / 29, Sep 2018
  • Cairo, Egypt
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Smart Cities

Statistics in 2016

In 2016, statistics showed that 54.5% of the world's population lived in cities and a further rise expected to occur and more resources consumed over the years.

The importance of smart cities

Importance of smart cities is rapidly growing, therefore, innovative methods are being developed to solve daily problems, in hopes of improving the standard of living of cities' inhabitants.


How do we make cities smarter and more sustainable?

This rising importance of cities brings about the topic of rebuilding new ones and efficiently managing their services that are inclusive of water, electricity, transportation systems and even more.

Only then does a proper management of infrastructural investments and economic growth become possible.

Other practices of improving cities encompass urban planning, architectural development, smart building, environmental sustainability and using future technology.

Only through a discussion of existing issues and potential solutions will the world be able to reach smart city development.

It is essential to understand the practices and advances made in cities around the globe, to integrate them in other cities.

IEREK is happy to invite you to attend the conference, considered the meeting point of professionals, academics, and researchers as a way to make smart cities.

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Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 15th May 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 21st May 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 27th June 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 27th July 2018
Early Payment Deadline 27th June 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 27th July 2018
Late Payment Deadline 26th August 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 27th July 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 27th July 2018
Conference Program 26th August 2018
Conference Launch 28th September 2018
Conference Topics
  1. 1. The Development Of Cities

    - Smart city development plan - Sustainable cities
    - Sustainable urban development - Development services
    - Smart Economy for a sustainable development.
    - Urban Framework for a smart city.
    - Smart Healthcare, & Emergency management.
    - Smart developments of cultural tourism and heritage sites.
    - Smart Energy Technology.

  2. 2. Transportation In Cities

    - Smart traffic analysis & management -Smart city mobility solutions.
    - Traffic cameras.
    - Pedestrians & Cyclists, safety.
    - Smart Vehicles.
    - Logistics, Manufacturing & implementation.
    - Autonomous intelligent transportation systems.
    - Smart Grid.

  3. 3. Smart Building

    - Home automation system.
    - Smart home devices.
    - Green building design.
    - Intelligent building management system -Smart home software.

  4. 4. Sustainability In Cities

    - Sustainability of natural resources.
    - Sustainable Economic.
    - Sustainable Design.
    - Infrastructure Integration.
    - Sustainable Utilities.

  5. 5. Computing For Future Cities

    - Technology in a sustainable transformation.
    - Internet of Things & Big Data Analysis in Smart Cities.
    - ICT of education.
    - The role of computers in communication technology.
    - Awareness for smart cities and its deliverance.

Conference Venue
Grand Nile Tower Hotel
Cairo, Egypt

Conference Program
DAY 1 28 Sep 2018
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 29 Sep 2018

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13:00—13:50 Chairman Word
13:50—14:40 Closing Ceremony
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.


- 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, for the early payment 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 the case of there are co-authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table) 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)

- 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).

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 acceptance has a penalty to be paid, in the 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): $ 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).

- Social Science Research Network (SSRN): $100 for a maximum of 8 pages (extras will be charged $20 each).

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

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


- A book series by Springer.

Non-Egyptian Fees:

Authors & Publication Fees

Author fees for Early Payment (Before June 27, 2018)

USD 400
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before July 27, 2018) USD 500

Author fees for Late Payment (Before August 26, 2018)

USD 600
Regular Attendance Fees

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

USD 250

Fees for Non-attending Co-authors

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

Egyptian Fees:

Authors & Publication Fees
Author fees for Early Payment (Before June 27, 2018) EGP 3300
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before July 27, 2018) EGP 3800
Author fees for Late Payment (Before August 26 2018) EGP 4800
Regular Attendance Fees
Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests) EGP 1500
Fees for Non-attending Co-authors EGP 500
Coneference Book (Hard copy + CD) *If available EGP 600


Refund / Withdrawal Policy

Please note 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.

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event Up to 50 days before the event Up to 40 days before the event 39 days before the event
Penalty 20% 50% 70% 100%


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.

The conference proceedings will be published in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science hosted in 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

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) Are 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.

Authors Instructions

– Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

– After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download from the link provided below).

Note that:

- Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

- English will be the official language of the Future Smart Cities (FSC).

- Only selected papers will be published by "Springer" or "ESSD", and the writing Template will be sent by Email to the corresponding Author.

Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.

To download Academic Research Community (ARChive) template, Click Here
To download Social Science Research Network (SSRN) template, Click Here
Abstract and full paper submission instructions, Click Here
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.

Benefits Of Attending

Since conferences are the places where new science results are typically first presented so, it helps you sharpen the saw, meet experts & influencers face to face, learning in a new space, build your Knowledge base, expand your resources and grow your professional network. Yet attending conferences organized by IEREK will not only helps you gain previous benefits but also can be very rewarding on the professional level due to below reasons:


    1. 1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Smart Cities Development. 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.


    1. 2. 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.


    1. 3. Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one or more journals since Authors can choose to publish their research paper either in ARChive International Journal of Science hosted by IEREK Press or SSRN by ELSEVIER. Besides, High-quality manuscripts based on scientific committee evaluation will be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or a book series by Springer.


    1. 4. 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.


    1. 5. 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.


    1. 6. 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 create an impression that you are an active member of the academic community.


    1. 7. 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.


    1. 8. Venue: Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.


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.