CALL FOR PAPERS

  • 25 September / 27 September 2018
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Confernce Email
FSC@ierek.com
Introduction

Smart cities projects aim to improve cities nowadays through means that encompass Urban planning, strategic planning, economic planning, urban & architectural development, environment and information technology.

Smart cities, those which use Innovative methods for solving daily problems, are currently working on developing the future vision of improving the standard of living of its inhabitants.

Rebuilding new cities and managing its services such as the electricity, water, transportation and communication systems are all objectives and the main focus of such development. This new technology can be used to manage infrastructural investments and is able to support economic growth.

Furthermore, it also manages the natural resources very carefully; a concern equally as important. The main role of the smart cities concept plays is to help its citizens become more flexible in coming up with solutions of issues faced.

It also develops and rather maintains among them a connection with a connection grid that has proven to be quite effective. To be able to maintain a successful and smart city, a attention must be given to Transportation planning and creating safety measures as a basic means. IEREK organizes this conference in hopes of disseminating research and knowledge on the methods through which cities may be transformed into Smart cities.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published in full in the "ARChive" International Journal of Science and in SSRN by ELSEVIER.

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.

Conference Topics
  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.

  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. Smart building

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

  4. Sustainability in Cities

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

  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

Benefits of Attending

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

You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

Not to mention, getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

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

It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard cover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.

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

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

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).

Note:
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).

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.

Note: Only selected papers will be published by Springer, and the writing Template will be sent by Email to the corresponding Author

To download Archive’s template, Click Here!

Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers committee to go through the revision process:

  • Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

· Accepted for publication (with minor editing changes).

· Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

· Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented, as well as a sound literature and methodology of the work.

  • First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

  • Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

  • Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author of the paper will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

  • Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to the final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

  • Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

Those with full papers and who have paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Is the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published in full in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science and in SSRN by ELSEVIER.

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 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, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.

conference Fees

TBA

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.

Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline February 28, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline May 29, 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance June 29, 2018
Early Payment Deadline March 7, 2018
Late Payment Deadline April 13, 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) July 1, 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance July 15, 2018
Conference Program August 25, 2018
Conference Launch September 25, 2018 September 27, 2018
Location

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

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%

EXCEPTION

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 of 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 of 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.

Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

However, you are required to prepare your papers according to the regulations of your country’s embassy/consulate. To do this, you will need to visit the embassy/consulate website or by contacting them.

In case of any missing document during the appointment or any other unfortunate incident that leads to your rejection, IEREK clears its responsibility as we will have done our part in providing the documents we can provide to ease the process.