CALL FOR PAPERS

  • 17 October / 19 October 2018
  • Italy
Confernce Email
gu@ierek.com
Introduction

Green urbanism is defined as the practice of creating communities beneficial to human and the environment it is an attempt to shape more sustainable surroundings, communities and lifestyles. and consume less of the world’s resources. Green urbanism is interdisciplinary, combining the collaboration of landscape architects, engineers, urban planners, ecologists, transport planners, physicists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and other specialists in addition to architects and urban designers.

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 a context for a general debate about the regeneration of the city center and discusses how urbanism is affected by the paradigms of ecology.

IEREK organized this conference to deal with cross-cut issues in architecture and urban design and address the question of how we can cohesively integrate all the aspects of energy systems, transportation systems, waste and water management and passive and active strategies into contemporary urban design and improve 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.

Publication

The conference proceedings will be published in full in Resourceedings and SSRN by ELSEVIER.

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.

Conference Topics
  1. City Urban Form and Natural Resources
  2. Urbanization of Rural Area: Energy, water and food security
  3. Strengthening the Connection between City Center and its Gateways
  4. Sustainable Public Transportation and Mobility Systems
  5. Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living, Working and Recreation
  6. Green Infrastructures and Social Services
  7. Green Buildings: Designing Buildings with Nature and with Technologies
  8. Energy-efficiency in the Built Environment
  9. Waste Management, Pollution and Health Risks
  10. Climate Responsive Architecture: Solar Architecture and Renewable Energies
  11. Green Buildings and districts in passive designs: Daylight in Buildings and Nature Ventilation
  12. Innovative and Eco-friendly Materials for the Building Envelope
  13. Strategies for new cities proposals in developing countries
  14. Towards Zero-waste city
  15. Landscape, gardens, streetscapes and urban biodiversity
  16. Water, Local food and short supply chains
  17. Formulating the Principles of Green Urbanism
  18. Urban governance, leadership and best practice in education, research and knowledge
  19. Regeneration of the city center
  20. Sustainable Urban Transport Strategies
  21. Urban Growth of developing cities
  22. Sustainable Surroundings
Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline May 17, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline August 17, 2018
Early Payment Deadline June 20, 2018
Late Payment Deadline July 20, 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) July 3, 2018
Conference Program September 17, 2018
Conference Launch October 17, 2018 October 19, 2018
Conference Program

To be announced soon.

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.

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 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 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 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) 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 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.

Publication

In addition to the conference fees, Authors are required to pay a mandatory publication fee for their papers (to be announced soon) to be published in:
-SSRN by ELSEVIER.
-Resourceedings

For Selected Manuscripts:
-A book Series by Springer

The conference proceedings will be published in full in Resourceedings and SSRN by ELSEVIER.

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 indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters.

*For the selected papers, another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.

Author's 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.

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”.

Conference Venue

Will be announced soon!!

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.

Conference Fees

TBA

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%

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.

Translation Service New

If you need your research to be translated, we now offer professional translation for your research From Arabic and Italian to English.
The fees for the translation are as follows:Italian English

Arabic English
Paper upto 8 Pages EGP 800
Each extra page EGP 150
Paper upto 8 Pages €160
Each extra page €25