Green Urbanism – 2nd edition: "The Periphery as a Catalyst for Energy and Skills"
Green Urbanism – 2nd edition: "The Periphery as a Catalyst for Energy and Skills"

Call For Abstracts

  • 05, Dec / 07, Dec 2018
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Conference Email

The deadline has been extended! to Saturday, June 30, 2018


Green urbanism

A movement, or rather notion, with cross-cultural roots, Green urbanism is a reconnection to nature and an integration of urban components to finally create a sustainable place. By putting together the term “green” and the study of “urbanism”, and despite its promise of a sustainable, energy-efficient and developed world, we are still faced deep challenges. Therefore, green urbanism combines the work of engineers, urban planners, psychologists, economists, transport planners, landscape architects and more in hopes of improving the relationship between humans and their environment by focusing on the city.

Cities can and must become the most Environmentally-Friendly model for inhabiting our Earth. It is more important than ever to re-conceptualize existing Cities and their systems of infrastructure, to be compact, mixed-use and polycentric cities.

The Conference provides provides a context for a general debate about the Regeneration of the periphery, peri-urban fringes (and city center) as catalyst for energy and skills, and discusses how urbanism is affected by the paradigms of ecology.

IEREK organizes this conference to deal with cross-cut issues in Architecture and Urban Design and addresses the question of the ways we can best and cohesively integrate all the aspects of energy systems, Transportation Systems, Waste and Water Management and Passive and Active Strategies into contemporary Urban Design and Improved Environmental Performance of our Cities.

The significance of this conference lies in the pressing need for the Integration of Sustainability principles in the Urban Design process of cities and the general need for sustainable city development. It will be of particular relevance to the rapid Urban Growth of Developing Cities.


Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 30th June 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 31st July 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 5th September 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 5th October 2018
Early Payment Deadline 5th September 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 5th October 2018
Late Payment Deadline 5th November 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 5th October 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 5th October 2018
Conference Program 5th November 2018
Conference Launch 5th December 2018
Conference Topics

"Parallel sessions will be divided by 4 macro-themes, organized in line with skills and sectors of the different sub-topics:.





During the conference, a design workshop will be held in parallel of the sessions, coordinated by IEREK and Tor Vergata...

stay tuned for updates on the workshop topic and program!"

  1. 1. City Urban Form And Natural Resources
  2. 2. Urbanization Of Rural Area: Energy, Water And Food Security
  3. 3. Strengthening The Connection Between City Center And Its Gateways
  4. 4. Sustainable Public Transportation And Mobility Systems
  5. 5. Creative Environments: Sustainable Places Of Living, Working And Recreation
  6. 6. Green Infrastructures And Social Services
  7. 7. Green Buildings: Designing Buildings With Nature And With Technologies
  8. 8. Energy-efficiency In The Built Environment
  9. 9. Waste Management, Pollution And Health Risks
  10. 10. Climate Responsive Architecture: Solar Architecture And Renewable Energies
  11. 11. Green Buildings And Districts In Passive Designs: Daylight In Buildings And Nature Ventilation
  12. 12. Innovative And Eco-friendly Materials For The Building Envelope
  13. 13. Strategies For New Cities Proposals In Developing Countries
  14. 14. Towards Zero-waste City
  15. 15. Landscape, Gardens, Streetscapes And Urban Biodiversity
  16. 16. Water, Local Food And Short Supply Chains
  17. 17. Formulating The Principles Of Green Urbanism
  18. 18. Urban Governance, Leadership And Best Practice In Education, Research And Knowledge
  19. 19. Regeneration Of The City Center
  20. 20. Sustainable Urban Transport Strategies
  21. 21. Urban Growth Of Developing Cities
  22. 22. Sustainable Surroundings
Conference Venue

Conference at Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

Accommodation at CampusX Roma

Conference Program
DAY 1 05 Dec. 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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20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 2 6 Dec. 2018    
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11:40—14:00 Coffee Break
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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DAY 3 7 Dec. 2018    
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11:00—11:30 Coffee Break
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Conference Fees


  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance.

  • Each co-author (1-5 max) has his/her own separate fees to pay as shown in a table below.

  • 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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

Cancellations / Refunds

    • Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances less than 60 days before the start of the conference will receive a complete refund minus a 100 EUR administration charge.

    • Once an acceptance letter has been issued, a refund is not possible.

    • Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa (if needed), by providing relevant documents (if any), but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

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:











*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.

Authors// Short Paper

Author fees for Early Payment (Before 5th September, 2018)

 EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before 5th October, 2018)  EUR 300

Author fees for Late Payment (Before 5th November, 2018)

 EUR 400
Regular Attendance Fees

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

 EUR 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

 EUR 50
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD)  EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

 EUR 200


Refund 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.

A proceedings book will be published in collaboration with Springer containing Short papers (4-5 pages long) submitted and presented in the conference. To publish your research in an 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 10 -12 pages long. Publication in IEREK Press:- Authors will be given the chances to publish in Resourceedings. Selected Manuscripts:- A book Series by Springer. Publication in the Springer Book Series 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. *Full length papers are subject to submission into a rigorous revision process by a scientific committee of experts before notice of acceptance/rejection for publication.
Author's Instructions

Short Papers


To download the writing template for a Short paper, Click here


Extended Papers  


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).


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

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.

English will be the official language of the conference “Green Urbanism – 2nd Edition”.

To download the writing template for a full-length paper, Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions, Click here

Participation Procedures
(Short Papers)

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 (with minor editing changes).

Conditionally accepted (with revisions provided to authors).

Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of presentation 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 work.

Acceptance for your paper: 

After receiving an acceptance for your abstract and after the submission of your research (short paper version), the paper will enter a process for plagiarism check to ensure that the content is original. 

Participation Procedures (Extended Papers)

*After the conference, authors interested in publishing their manuscripts will be required to submit an extended version of their research papers (10-12 pages long) and they will be subject to a rigorous revision process as follows:

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).

First 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 will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.


In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to 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:

The full papers that 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 the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?
(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?
(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

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

Plagiarism Policy

IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process,  on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism. Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

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.

Benefits Of Attending

Attending Conferences is very beneficial on the professional level. Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will ultimately expand one’s knowledge and undoubtedly help one’s 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 get to learn from experts in their fields. 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, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn 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 copy book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive 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.