Future Smart Cities (FSC) – 5th Edition
Future Smart Cities (FSC) – 5th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 18, Nov / 20, Nov 2022
  • Online Conference In Collabration With Xiamen University, Malaysia
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

The heart of a smart city relies on several drivers such as information and communication technologies, smart manufacturing, robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence to improve the urban ecosystem, which includes infrastructure, security, manufacturing, transport, healthcare, and government services. The mission is to enhance the functions of the city, thereby promoting economic growth and improving citizens' quality of life through the efficient integration of intelligent and smart technology. Thus, the overall resource consumption, waste, and total cost are reduced. Hence, awareness of the benefits of building smart cities should be promoted and executed around the world. This conference is intended to provide a forum to disseminate the latest scientific and technical information in shaping future cities.

IEREK, understanding the importance of smart cities, has organized the 5th edition of the "Future Smart City" International Conference. A large number of researchers and stakeholders gather to discuss how building a smart city fosters sustainability and which challenges and concerns need to be considered when investing in services and infrastructure supporting the city to be more livable.

IEREK invites Policymakers, citizens, researchers, universities, businesses, and planners to discuss this topic, maximize the benefits of the conference, and present successful suggestions for future smart cities. 

Selected papers from this conference will be published in the IEREK Interdisciplinary series on "Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation" (ASTI) published by Springer and indexed in scopus. Other submissions will be published by IEREK Press.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Public-Private Partnerships and Development
  • 2. Smart Manufacturing and Technology
  • 3. Grid, Energy and Water Efficiency
  • 4. Sustainable Smart Cities and Green Buildings
  • 5. Security and Environmental Enhancements
  • 6. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • 7. Big Data Analysis and Cloud Computing
  • 8. Machine/Deep Learning and Optimization
  • 9. Digital Transformation and Interaction Strategies
  • 10. Internet of Things & Blockchain
  • 11. Data Security and Interoperability
  • 12. Smart Transportation and Traffic Management
  • 13. Smart Infrastructure and Development
  • 14. Smart Healthcare and Emergency Management
  • 15. Smart Education & Agriculture
Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Future Smart Cities – (5th FSC) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in one of IEREK Press' International Journals.

The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.

The ASTI Book Series is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and  EI-Compendex databases. 


       

Important Note:

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 8 -12 pages long. 

If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). 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 a fee shown below.

Asti By Springer

Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed)                  

After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.

The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

About the ASTI series

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.

The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

About Springer:

Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.

Click on the below image to learn more about the editors

Asti Book Editors

Anna Visvizi

SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland & Effat College of Business, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA.

Anna Visvizi, Ph.D. (dr hab.), economist and political scientist, editor, researcher and political consultant with extensive experience in academia, think-tank and government sectors, including the OECD. A practiced team-worker, researcher, analyst and lecturer, Professor Visvizi’s expertise covers issues pertinent to the intersection of politics, economics, and ICT. This translates in her research on applied aspects of ICT, especially AI and blockchain, in such domains as smart cities/smart villages, geopolitics, and business management. In her work, Professor Visvizi places emphasis on engaging academia, the think-tank sector and decision-makers in dialogue to ensure well-founded and evidence-driven policymaking. Professor Visvizi is the Editor-in-Chief of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy (#TGPPP).

 


Simon Elias Bibri

Department of Computer Science and Department of Planning and Architecture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Simon Elias Bibri is an Assistant Professor and Researcher in the area of data-driven smart sustainable cities of the future at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Computer and Information Science and Department of Architecture and Planning, Trondheim, Norway.

He has pursued a long academic journey resulting in an educational background encompassing knowledge from different disciplines at the intersection of science, technology, and society—namely computer science, engineering science, systems science, environmental science, as well as the social sciences.  

He has earned several Master’s degrees from different Swedish universities, namely Lund University, West University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Stockholm University, and Mid-Sweden University. He graduated with a PhD degree in computer science with a major in ICT and sustainable urban development from NTNU. His PhD thesis is entitled, "A Novel Model for Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: A Strategic Planning Process of Transformative Change towards Sustainability”

Before embarking on his long academic journey, he had served as a green ICT and sustainability strategist, IT manager, software development engineer, researcher, and consultant. He has carried out several research and consulting projects pertaining to smart sustainable urbanism, big data analytics for urban sustainability transformation, data strategies for common good-oriented urban development, sustainable business model innovation, and sustainable ICT strategies. He has authored five books, edited two books, and is currently working on his six books.

His current research interests include sustainable development goals, urban planning and design, smart sustainable urbanism, data-driven scientific urbanism, large-scale Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), environmental sustainability, environmental governance, circular economy, sustainability transitions, integrated green and smart energy technologies, futures studies, Science and Technology Studies (STS), and the future of the Internet.  

    

Natsuko Akagawa

Department of Business Science – Management and Innovation Systems, University of Salerno.

Orlando Troisi, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in Economics and Business Management at the Department of Business Sciences - Management and Innovation Systems of the University of Salerno. He is a member of the working group of Social Audit and of the Observatory on Sustainability and Performances of Institutions at the University of Salerno. Member of the Board of Directors of the SIMAS Research Center, “Systems for Innovation and Sustainability Management” - University of Salerno. His research interests cover Services Marketing and Management, Strategic and Innovation Management and Information Technology,Big Data Management. He published several articles in international Journals (e.g. Industrial Marketing Management, Computers in Human Behavior, Marketing Theory, Land Use Policy, Journal of Behavior and Information Technology, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal). At present, he is reviewer for several international journals. He is Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Business and Management”.

 

Ierek Press Journals

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.

  

Conference Committee

Conference Program & Planning committee

Bhuiyan Mohammad Arif Sobhan, Xiamen University Malaysia

Tan Jian Ding,  Xiamen University Malaysia

  

Awards Committee Chair

Khairun Nisa Binti Mihat, Xiamen University Malaysia

Geetha Kanaparan, Xiamen University Malaysia

Shaidah Binti Jusoh, Xiamen University Malaysia

Shamini A/P Raja Kumaran, Xiamen University Malaysia

Siti Balqis Binti Samdin, Xiamen University Malaysia

Author's Instructions

Important Note:

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.

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 (250 300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- 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 to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.

-A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.

- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:

  • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
  • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

There are 2 types of paper submission at this conference:

  • Short Paper 
  • Full/Long Paper 

Short Paper:

- A short paper submission consists of 4–5 pages and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

- The structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements, and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online.

- A short paper is only included in the conference Abstracts book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full-length paper and pay the corresponding fee.

Full-Length Paper:

- The Full/ Long paper submission is 8 – 12+ pages in length.

- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.

- A full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals.

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template, Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.

Note: 
In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process (Full-length papers only)

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the full paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- 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.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.

- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.

Conference Fees

Online Attendance

  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 01 Sep 2022
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 01 Oct 2022
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 100 € 150 € 150 € 01 Sep 2022
Late Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 01 Oct 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 01 Sep 2022
  • Authors who cannot attend the conference in person can:
    • Virtually present their work (Table B) above.
    • Record their presentations by providing a voice-over PowerPoint and send it to

      [email protected]

    • Nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.

C. 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 €

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 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.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 22 May 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 21 Jun 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 20 Aug 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 19 Sep 2022
Early Payment Deadline 20 Aug 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 19 Sep 2022
Late Payment Deadline 19 Oct 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 19 Sep 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 19 Sep 2022
Conference Program 19 Oct 2022
Conference Launch 18 Nov 2022
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.

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here


- Future Smart Cities (FSC) - 1st Edition held in Cairo, Egypt in Septmeber, 2018.


IEREK Press

The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #2 (2019): Recent Studies in Urban Sustainability and Future Cities' Planning
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/32/showToc

 

- Future Smart Cities (FSC) - 2nd Edition in Xiamen University, Malaysia in November, 2019.


Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Volume 1
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030635664

Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Volume 2
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030864989

 

- Future Smart Cities (FSC) - 3rd Edition as an online conference in collaboration with Xiamen University, Malaysia in November, 2020.


Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Edition 2
Publication link: (In Press)

 

Refund Policy

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event 59 days before the event
Penalty 20% 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)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.