Future Smart Cities (FSC)-6th Edition
Future Smart Cities (FSC)-6th Edition

Conference Overview

  • 18, Sep / 22, Sep 2023
  • Online Conference In Collaboration With Barleti University, Albania
Conference Email
[email protected]

The advancement of technology has been the key marker of the modern era, and smart technologies are at the forefront of our collective advancement. From smart security measures and intelligent home systems to infrastructure and urban planning, smart solutions are transforming the way we live, work, and interact with our environment.

It is natural, that as technology advances at an unprecedented rate, we scale upwards, and integrate said technologies into cities and urban environments. Enter the smart city, an urban environment that holds promise to increase the quality of life and well-being of its residents. Smart cities offer to enhance urban transit, integrate the Internet of Things (IoT) into our homes, utilize renewable energy technologies to mitigate our effects on the climate, enhance our governance systems, and more.

The world in its current state requires a comprehensive sustainable shift. A new methodology to shift contemporary irresponsible and destructive practices that cause the degradation of our environment. Smart cities revolutionize the way we perceive cities and introduce a fresh set of urban methodologies. One facet of smart urban planning is introducing smart mobility, where smart technologies are utilized to improve traffic flow, optimize public transportation systems, and reduce carbon emissions from automobiles. Moreover, revolutionary concepts such as drone commuting and delivery services offer to severely lessen the environmental impact of logistical operations from companies around the globe. On the topic of companies and business, smart Human Relations and community management systems are also streamlining the entrepreneurial management process, and aim to improve productivity, while maintaining a healthy work environment that is inclusive, nurturing, and diverse.

The greatest hurdle to tackle, contemporarily, is that of energy sourcing. Fossil fuels remain, by far, the most utilized source of energy in many countries around the globe. However, the concept of smart cities is one of foresight and seeks to employ renewable energy systems and infrastructures to power its utilities and homes. Smart energy and grid systems have been game-changers in the energy sector, enabling greater efficiency and reliability in the supply of power. Meanwhile, smart utilities and mobility solutions are transforming the way we consume and move resources. Smart HR and community management are also helping organizations to become more efficient and effective in their operations, with advanced analytics and automation tools to streamline workflows and improve productivity.

To this end, IEREK is organizing the 6th Edition of the International Conference on “Future Smart Cities,” in collaboration with Universiteti Barleti, Albania, to create a platform for all researchers, academics, and practitioners to discuss the latest advancements in diverse fields to help construct the sustainable smart city of the future. The conference aims to be an interdisciplinary forum that discusses smart approaches to multiple facets of the modern lifestyle, and its impact on the environment and the world as a whole.


The 6th “Future Smart Cities (FSC)” conference peers into the future of urban settlements and human civilizations, discussing topics pertaining to technological implementation in urban planning & city design. FSC covers a wide array of topics, including smart mobility and connectivity, cyber security, advancements in data and networking, smart grids, renewable energy, smart buildings, urban environments, and climate change mitigation techniques. The conference aims to aggregate research that deliberates upon technological advancement and its role in enhancing the livability of urban environments and cities from a multidisciplinary approach. FSC aims to deliberate upon the smart approach to multiple facets of society and lifestyle, including governance, entrepreneurship, transportation, logistics, communication, infrastructure, and construction.

Statement of Purpose

Technological advancement has allowed for substantial improvement in multiple facets of life. Communication is easier than ever, automated transportation is quickly becoming a reality, and smart information acquisition via novel sensing technology is ensuring a safe environment for humanity. FSC deliberates upon the topic of smart cities, which aim to enrich and empower these elements granted by technological discovery, by extending and utilizing technological advancements in societal branches such as mobility, governance, environmental resilience, logistics, housing, and business. FSC shares the ambitious vision of academics & engineers furthering the concept and application of smart cities and aims to empower their message calling for technological utilization within cities, enriching residents’ lives, and raising efficiency in multiple infrastructural fields of society.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Informatics, Communication, and Accessibility

    1.1. Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT)
    1.2. Machine and Deep Learning Methodologies
    1.3. Ethical Concerns of Big Data Acquisition
    1.4. Digital Health and Biomarker Informatics
    1.5. Wearable Technology for Public Data Aggregation

  • 2. Smart Transportation Methods

    2.1. Traffic Management Techniques in Smart Cities
    2.2. Implementation of Reliable Transit Systems
    2.3. Shifting Away from Automobile Reliance
    2.4. Technological Integration in Sustainable Transit Systems
    2.5. Effects of Public Transit Systems on Urban Sustainability and the Climate
    2.6. Human-centered design for Smart Public Transport

  • 3. Technological Innovation in Architecture and Urban Spaces

    3.1. Building Information Modeling (BIM) and its role in architecture
    3.2. The use of robotics in construction and architecture
    3.3. Smart materials and their impact on building design
    3.4. Virtual and augmented reality in architecture and urban planning
    3.5. The integration of technology in urban spaces and public infrastructure.

  • 4. Computation and Cybersecurity in Cities and Business

    4.1. Urban Computing and Compilation of Data
    4.2. Security of Cities’ Data and Analytics and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
    4.3. Computational Resilience and Data Recovery methods
    4.4. Cyber-Crime Management and Digital Surveillance
    4.5. Digital Methodologies of Conducting Business and Entrepreneurship

  • 5. Smart, Resilient, and Sustainable Infrastructures

    5.1. Integration of Renewable Power Grids
    5.2. Natural Disaster Mitigation and Preparation
    5.3. Rural Development and Sustainable Management of Urban Edges
    5.4. Modelling, Regulation, and Monitoring of Smart Infrastructure
    5.5. Smart Urban Infrastructure Systems

  • 6. Modern Methods in Sustainable Development and Resource Efficiency

    6.1. Circular Economies in Future Smart Cities
    6.2. Novel Climate Change Mitigation Techniques
    6.3. Environmental Resilience in Modern Construction
    6.4. Resilient and Adaptable Smart Grids and Systems
    6.5. Modern Smart Waste Management Techniques

  • 7. Smart Institutions and E-Governance

    7.1. Digitalization of Bureaucratic Systems
    7.2. E-Identities and Digital Identifiers
    7.3. Authenticity in Digital Landscapes
    7.4. Formation of Digital Societies and Privacy Management
    7.5. Promotion and Incentivization of Sustainable Practices in Society

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 short paper / extended abstract 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.
Keynote Speakers

Mr. Raza Jafri 

Founder & CEO of MetaWorldX, Tech Entrepreneur, Speaker, Advisor

Speech Title: Unlocking the Power of Digital Twins: Pioneering Smart Cities of Tomorrow

Raza Jafri is a world-renowned speaker, investor and global entrepreneur with experience building organizations from the ground up. Coming from humble beginnings and a desire to keep social impact and human-centric values at the core of all his endeavors. His latest venture builds world class digital twin environments for cleantech and smart city organizations. MetaWorldX was launched at the World Smart City Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Raza is the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Sustainability Star Award for 2023.

He completed his graduate studies at Queen's University where he obtained an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. He holds a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and Sustainable Development from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

He loves motivating next-gen entrepreneurs, playing hockey, traveling the world and architecture. Raza Jafri speaks multiple languages and in his spare time volunteers building education focused charities particularly supporting orphans in developing nations. He also serves on multiple boards and advises tech founders in Canada and the United States.

Prof. Rita Yi Man Li

Sustainable Real Estate Research Center, Department of Economics and Finance, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Speech Title: Smart Home for The Geriatric Population

Prof. Rita Yi Man Li graduated from HKU (global subject ranking 14 in QS), now serves as an Associate Professor in Dept of Economics and Finance in Hong Kong Shue Yan University. The founder and director of Sustainable Real Estate Research Center. Her major field of research interests lies in SDGs, construction safety and health, housing economics, real estate economics, applied AI, Also listed as Stanford University World’s Top 2% Scientist across 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields of all scientists (2020 & 2021 single year, with the highest rank in the fields of artificial intelligence, Environmental Sciences and Information & Communication Technologies). Acts as a journal editorial board member and SI editor for SSCI/SCIE journals, an author of 9 books and over 200 articles over the past eight years. Apart from writing single-authored papers mostly in her early career, has quite an extensive academic network with research collaborators from Australia, the UK, the US, Cyprus, France, Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and mainland China etc.

James Ehrlich

Director of Compassionate Sustainability, Stanford University School of Medicine/CCARE Institute, Appointed Faculty, Singularity University, Sr. Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center, White House / OSTP appointee, Regenerative Infrastructure Task Force, Founder ReGen Villages Holding,

Speech Title: Applying Machine Learning Software for The Generative Design and Operation of Bio-Regenerative and Resilient, Self-Reliant Residential Infrastructure and Retrofits

Director of Compassionate Sustainability at the Stanford University School of Medicine CCARE Institute (Center for Compassion, Altruism Research and Education, under Dr. James R. Doty).  Additionally, James is appointed Faculty at Singularity University, Senior Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center, and a White House / OSTP Appointee to a joint taskforce on Regenerative Infrastructure. Mr. Ehrlich is also the Founder of ReGen Villages Holding, B.V. a Stanford University spin-off formed in the EU as a Dutch impact-for-profit company, using machine learning software to address the U.N. 17 Sustainable Development Goals, specifically to provide solutions for affordable housing, climate change adaptability, and regenerative resiliency. Mr. Ehrlich founded ReGen Villages in 2016, with its patent-pending VillageOS™ operating system software, using machine learning to design and operate bio-regenerative and resilient (self-reliant) neighborhood infrastructure and retrofits - integrating clean water, renewable energy micro-grids, high-yield organic food, and circular nutritional flows at the neighborhood scale. To promote healthy long-term outcomes for residents and flourishing communities.  A serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for over 25 years, James successfully founded and managed technology and media companies with successful exits. For nearly a decade, Mr. Ehrlich executive produced an award-winning national public broadcasting series based on his case study research of organic and bio-dynamic family farms, that at its apex reached over 35-million homes each week and is also the co-author of a best-selling companion book on Hachette, Organic Living THG (2007).  

Important Dates



Abstract Submission Deadline

28 July 2023

Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present

31 July 2023

Early Payment Deadline

30 June 2023

Regular Payment Deadline

20 Aug 2023

Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline

20 Aug 2023

Conference Program

30 Aug 2023

Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper

30 Aug 2023

Late Payment Deadline

1 Sep 2023

Conference Launch

18 Sep 2023

Conference Fees
  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 300 € 350€ 400€ 20 Aug 2023
Late Payment 350€ 400€ 500€ 1 Sep 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 200€ 250 € 300€ 20 Aug 2023
Late Payment 250€ 300€ 400€ 1 Sep 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50€ 100€ 100€ 20 Aug 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 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.

  • 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.

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: 











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Payment Methods

 Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer to the following bank account(s):

Bank Account (EUR):

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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.

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  • 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.

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Organization Team

Anisa Doci

Department of Applied and Computer Sciences MSC. Anisa Doci is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Applied and Computer Sciences

MSC. Anisa Doci graduated in 2021 with a degree in Software Engineering from Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul / Turkey. She has 2 years of experience as an assistant in the IT department at the university where she studied and developed projects in the field of IoT, Big Data, etc. Participated in many national conferences and projects in the field of IT in Turkey. Has good skills in Web Programming mainly PHP, Mobile Programming like Flutter, Android, MySQL Database, Firebase, Python, Data Integrity and Algorithmic Strategies.

Brunilda Basha

Architect, Dr. (c) Brunilda Basha is a Lecturer and Academic Coordinator in the Department of Architecture and Design.

Brunilda Basha is an architect and founder of DAHA Architects Studio. She graduated in 2010 from the Faculty of Architecture and Design, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur. In 2012 she completed a Master of Science in Architecture and in 2015 she finished the Master of Science in Built Environment, IIUM. Currently, she is pursuing Ph.D. studies in History and Theory of Architecture, at YTU, Istanbul. Her professional life has developed between Malaysia, Turkey, and Albania. She has 10 years of experience in the field of architectural design in international and local studios, as well as interior works. She worked as Lecturer and Research Asst. at the Faculty of Architecture and Design in Malaysia for 4 years. Also, she is a lecturer in the "Skopje Academy" program at the Center for Balkan Studies, North Macedonia. She participated in several conferences and has international scientific publications in the field of Albanian Medieval Architecture, Sustainability, Adaptive Reuse, and Religious Architecture. She is the author of the research book "Adaptive Reuse of Heritage Building",2017. In 2022, she joined Barleti University as a Lecturer and Academic Coordinator in the department of Architecture and Design. Besides her profession, Brunilda is fond of literature and photography. In 2018, she published her poetry book entitled: "A lettered painting" accompanied by an exhibition in Tirana.

Erdeta Boja

MSC. Erdeta Boja is a Lecturer & Coordinator at the Department of Applied and Computer Sciences

MSC. Erdeta Boja is a Lecturer and Coordinator at the Department of Applied and Computer Sciences with a high academic background and experience not only in educational systems such as Barleti University, ERDETA BOJA MSC CAREER OVERVIEW MSC. Erdeta Boja is a Lecturer & Coordinator at the Department of Applied and Computer Sciences FIELDS OF EXPERTISE Quality Assurance, Software Development EMAIL University of Tirana and University of Elbasan “Aleksandër Xhuvani”, but also experience in some of the most well-known companies in Albania. Graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Sciences from Faculty of Natural Sciences at University of Tirana (2011-2013), Erdeta has contributed as a Specialist of Electronic Services Update at National Agency for Information Society (AKSHI) for more than 2 years managing and coordinating workflow in this sector. MSC. Erdeta Boja has also worked as Quality Assurance Specialist in the same institution, a position which she later continued at Ritech Group of Companies. With her experience as QA Specialist and her detailoriented skills and work integrity morals, Erdeta is a true believer that “quality is better than quantity”. She possesses strong communication and organizational skills. She loves what she does and is always open to new areas and technologies.

Jonida Çerekja

MSC. Jonida Çerekja is a Lecturer at the Department of Applied and Computer Sciences

MSC. Jonida Çerekja completed her undergraduate studies as in Computer Engineering at Ege University in Izmir as well her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. She then worked in the private sector in various companies both in Istanbul and in Tirana, where she served mainly as a Project Manager. During this time, she has successfully managed many projects implemented in banks and financial institutions. She then held the position of Information Technology Advisor at the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and later in the Municipality of Tirana. During these years she has initiated and implemented a number of projects and initiatives to improve the services of Central or Local Government in the field of technological development for financial services, social services, or community support services which have had an immediate impact on the daily life of citizens. She has also participated in various international presentations of the Albanian Government initiatives in the field of Information Management Systems. In recent years she has been a consultant in several information technology projects supported by various donors such as the World Bank, Swisscontact, RisiAlbania, etc., for central public institutions such as the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the National Employment Agency and Skills etc.

Sokol Shurdhi

PHD (C) Sokol Shurdhi is the Head of ICT Center and lecturer of several professional subjects

PHD candidate Sokol Shurdhi has completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies, Bachelor in Economic Informatics and Computer Science at "Universitat de les illes Balears", Palma de mallorca, SPAIN. As well as Master of Science in Operational Research at the "University of Tirana" graduated in 2016. Currently in the doctoral process at the "University of Tirana" He has experience as an economist at the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, as well as a long professional experience as IT engineer at "AA Company Film" and then at "Municipality of Tirana". Currently engaged as Director of ICT Center and lecturer of several subjects at "Barleti University". PHD candidate Sokol Shurdhi also has an experience of over 6 years, engagement in academic environments universities including in several University "Aleksander Xhuvani", University "Beder" where he has taught several courses in the Informatics profile such as: Server Maintenance, User Interface, Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Introduction to Information Technologies, E-commerce, Information Systems, ETC.

Conference Committee

Local Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Suzana Guxholli, Rector of Barleti University

Prof. Dr. Artan Shyti, Vice Rector for Student Affairs, Barleti University

Prof. Asoc.  Semiha Loca, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Barleti University

Prof. Asoc. Zamira Cavo, Head of Department of Governance, Political Science and Communication, Barleti University

Prof. Assoc. Dr Robert Gjedia, Head of Department of Educational Sciences & Professional Training, Barleti University

Prof. Assoc. Mateo Spaho, Dean of Faculty of Economics, Governance and Law, Barleti University

Ph.D. Kejda Nuhu, Institutional Coordinator for Research and Development, Barleti University

Prof. Dr. Alexander Xhuvani, Dean Faculty of Applied Sciences and Creative Industries, Barleti University

Ph.D. Ilir Çapuni, Head of Department of Applied and Computer Sciences, Barleti University

Dr. Rezart Prifti, Head of Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Finance, Barleti University

Dr. Florina Pazari, Head of Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation, Barleti University

Dr. Erion Kristo, Lecturer, Department of Governance, Political Science and Communication, Barleti University

Prof. Asoc. Vera Bushati, Lecturer, Department of Creative Industries, Barleti University

Ph.D. Saimir Kristo, Deputy Dean Faculty of Applied Sciences and Creative Industries, Barleti University

Ph.D. Etleva Dobjani, Head of the Department of Architecture and Design, Barleti University

Ph.D. Saimir Shtylla, Lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Design, Barleti University

Prof. Dr. Andrea Maliqari, Rector of the Polytechnic University of Tirana

Prof. Dr. Florian Nepravishta, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Tirana

Prof. Assoc. Elfrida Alliu, Vice-Rector of the Polytechnic University of Tirana

Dr. Etleva Bushati, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Polytechnic University of Tirana

PhD Joan Ikonomi, Lecturer, Department of Creative Industries, Barleti University

Prof. Dr. Francesco DEFILIPPIS, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Prof. Assoc. Vincenzo Paolo BAGNATO, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Prof. Assoc. Antonio Labalestra, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

PhD. c. Francesco Salamone researcher at Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (ITC-CNR)

Ph.D. Luan Bekteshi, Lecturer at Barleti University, Tirana


Organizational Committee

Brunilda Basha, Lecturer, Department of Architecture and Design, Barleti University

Jonida Çerekja, Lecturer, Department of Applied and Computer Sciences, Barleti University

Sokol Shurdhi, Lecturer, Department of Applied and Computer Sciences, Barleti University

Anisa Doci, Lecturer, Department of Applied and Computer Sciences, Barleti University

Erdeta Boja, Lecturer, Department of Applied and Computer Sciences, Barleti University


Flyer & Poster

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Conference Issn Numbers

The print ISSN number of the International Conference on "Future Smart Cities (FSC)" is


The online ISSN number of FSC conference is 


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).

  • 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.

Previous Publications

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


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.


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


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.


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

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


Asti Book Editors

Hassan Abdalla

Professor Dr Hassan Abdalla BSc MSc PhD CEng PFHEA FRSA Provost of the University of East London.

Professor Abdalla is currently the Provost of the University of East London. Prior to that, he was Pro Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching and the College of Technology and Innovation; and Executive Dean of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering. He is an international authority in the field of Smart/Future Cities, Disruptive Technologies, Brain Computer Interface (BCI), and Autonomous Systems with over 25 years’ experience in both academia and industry. Professor Abdalla is a Principal Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the British Royal Society for Arts (FRSA). He is a member of the Editorial Board of several international journals. He won several awards nationally and internationally in recognition of his original contribution to research, academia and industry. Professor Abdalla has been leading major research projects nationally and internationally in partnership with world-class universities and industry. He published over 150 papers world-wide, supervised over 50 PhDs and secured several millions of pounds of research grants from the Research Council, European Commission, Governmental Bodies and Industry. Professor Abdalla served on the Technology Strategy (TSB) Advisory Board and the Research Council (EPSRC) Assessment Panel and Peer Review College. He acted as an external examiner for many universities including Sheffield, Brunel, Bradford, Cranfield, Birmingham, Nottingham Trent, De Montfort, and Dublin City. He chairs a number of Professorial Panels in the UK and overseas. He has been proactively engaged in various governmental debates at Westminster with regards to the Industrial Strategy, Artificial Intelligence, and graduates’ skills for economic growth. He is also an advisor to industry in the UK, a member of the Research Council EPSRC Socio-Tech Panel, UK Teaching Excellence Panel (TEF) member, and Research Council Peer Review College.

Dinko Vukadinović

Full Professor University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Dinko Vukadinović was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1973. He received the B.E. degree from the University of Split, the M.E. degree from the University of Zagreb and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Split, Croatia, in 1997, 2002 and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He became a junior researcher in the University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB), Department of Electric Power Engineering, in 1998. In 2006, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Split and in 2009 he became an Associate Professor at the University of Split. In 2013, he became a Full Professor at the same university. In 2009, he also became a Chair of Power Electronics and Control at the University of Split, FESB. He is editorial board member of the following international scientific journals: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, and International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge. His current research interests include induction machine control systems, power electronics, and applications of artificial intelligence. He has published a number of papers in scientific journals and conferences.

Participants’ 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 submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Types of Participation

  1. Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish in Conference proceedings

Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their Full paper, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

For any reason, authors may wish to submit a pre-recorded video presentation no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.

  1. Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings

Organized at the University of Barleti, Albania. offering 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.

  1. 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 and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities).

  1. 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.

Benefits Of Attending

Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer which is indexed in world-renowned databases.

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

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.

Conference Program

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