Green Urbanism – 4th edition: "The Periphery as a Catalyst for Energy and Skills"
Green Urbanism – 4th edition: "The Periphery as a Catalyst for Energy and Skills"

Call For Abstracts

  • 01, Dec / 03, Dec 2020
  • Rome,Italy
Conference Email
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Introduction

Green Urbanism, in a broader term, strives to minimize the usage of energy, water and several other resources in a bigger attempt to create a sustainable city which operates in many layers that includes the design of public and private spaces, circulation, services, and imposing a more efficient and approachable lifestyle. IEREK organizes the 4th edition of the international conference on "Green Urbanism" to provide clear insights on the many layers that are required to recognize “Greens” to the city urban fabric in order to be operated in a more sustainable manner.

The 4th version of the Green Urbanism conference therefore, discusses the importance of green urbanism for cities’ sustainable development. It aims to add the concept of sustainability to the available natural resources with the innovative approach to the energy efficiency and providing green solutions to problems that are still faced with many challenges to overcome.

The setting stone towards the pleased better environment is to drive the cities to how green urbanism could be operated; where it is becoming more demanding to conceptualize existing cities and their infrastructure, in order to attain compaction, through mixed-use and polycentric ideologies. Green urbanism combines the work of engineers, urban planners, economists, transport planners, architects, and everyone in between in hopes of improving the relationship between humans and their environment.

There are several principles that are applied and associated with Green Urbanism including climatic change, zero waste cities, sustainable transportation, mixed use and efficient spaces. Strategies for cities in developing countries and other several principles will also be discussed and presented in the proceedings of this upcoming conference.

In this regard, IEREK is continuously organizing this series of the theme of Green Urbanism in order to deal with cross-cut issues in architecture and urban design with the goal of addressing the different aspects that are associated with the ways that could be the best and cohesively integrate all the aspects of functionality. For instance; the advancing technologies in energy systems, green transportation systems, waste and water management, and passive and active strategies into contemporary urban design towards the improved environmental performance of our cities taking in consideration the conservation of its ecology system.

The significance of this conference lies within the pressing need for the incorporation of the principles of sustainability into the urban design processes of cities and the general need for sustainable development which will be of particular relevance to the rapid urban growth of developing cities, as well as providing a context for general debate regarding the regeneration of the periphery and city centers as a catalyst for energy and skills.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Principles of Green Urbanism

    1.1 The Evolution of Green Urbanism

    1.2 Formulating the Principles of Green Urbanism

    1.3. Urban Design for Nature, Conservation of Natural Resources

    1.4 Passive Designs: Green Buildings for Sustainable Use

    1.5 Green Districts: Bike, Cycles, and Pedestrians’ Corridors

  • 2. Green Urbanism for a Greener Future

    2.1 Urban Growth of Developing Cities

    2.2 City Urban Form and Natural Resources

    2.3 Landscape, Gardens, Streetscapes, and Urban Biodiversity

    2.4 Urbanization of Rural Area: Energy, Water, and Food Security

    2.5 Urban Governance, Leadership, Best Practices, Research, and Awareness

  • 3. Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Environment

    3.1 Green Infrastructure and Social Services

    3.2 Sustainable Freight Transport and Supply Chains

    3.3 Strategies of Urban Sustainable Public Transport

    3.4 Urban Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Networks

    3.5. Innovation and Advancing in Urban Design

  • 4. Improving and Strengthening the Urban Performance

    4.1 Regeneration of the City Center and Urban Transit Hubs

    4.2 Waste Management, Pollution, and Health Risks

    4.3 Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

    4.4 Effects of Sustainable Environments on Human Health

    4.5. Advancing Solutions towards Zero Waste Cities

  • 5. Transformation to Green Environment

    5.1. Green Initiatives for Sustainable Development

    5.2. Innovations and Technologies towards Built Environment

    5.3. Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living, Working, and Recreation

    5.4. Urban Ventilation: Confrontation of Heat Island Effect

    5.5 International Case Studies: Strategies for New Cities' Proposals in Developing Countries

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 26 Mar 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 25 Apr 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 24 Jun 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 24 Jul 2020
Early Payment Deadline 24 Jun 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 24 Jul 2020
Late Payment Deadline 23 Aug 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 24 Jul 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance 24 Jul 2020
Conference Program 23 Aug 2020
Conference Launch 22 Sep 2020
Conference Venue

Italy, Palermo

Conference Fees

Instructions

- 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.

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: 

Attendance

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Discount

5%

10%

15%

20%

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


Conference Fees:

 

Author Fees (Short Paper)

Author fees for Early Payment          |    24th June 2020

EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment     |    24th July 2020 EUR 300

Author fees for Late Payment           |    23rd August 2020

EUR 400

Author Fees (Long Paper)

Author fees for Early Payment          |    24th June 2020

EUR 450
Author fees for Regular Payment     |    24th July 2020 EUR 500

Author fees for Late Payment           |    23rd August 2020

EUR 600
 

Regular Attendance Fees

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

EUR 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

EUR 50
 
Extra Fees (upon request)

Additional Conference Book (Hard copy + CD)

* In addition to 1 free copy gifted to main authors, additional copies are available for the fee mentioned.

EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

* In cases of selection/consideration for publication, short papers must be extended and the additional payment, for extension, completed.

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%

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.

Publishing
 

- Publication in IEREK Press:- Authors will be given the chances to publish in 'ARChive'.

- 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

- 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.

* Full length papers selected for publication in ASTI book series are subject to submission into a rigorous revision process by a scientific committee of experts before notice of acceptance/rejection for publication.

  • Thus, such outstanding material will lead to the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as 'Scopus' and 'Thomson Reuters'.

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 as is 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.

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 from the link provided below).

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.


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

Abstract and full paper submission instructions,Click here

English Editing Service

- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 80$ 150$

If you are interested in getting this service, please email us your paper on: editing@ierek.com

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.

Benefits Of Attending

Since conferences are the places where new science results are typically first presented so, it helps you sharpen the saw, meet experts & influencers face to face, learning in a new space, build your knowledge base, expand your resources and grow your professional network. Yet attending conferences organized by IEREK will not only helps you gain previous benefits but also can be very rewarding on the professional level due to below reasons:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of smart cities development. 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.

2. 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.

3. Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one or more journals since authors can choose to publish their research paper either in "ARChive" international journal of science hosted by IEREK Press or "SSRN" by "ELSEVIER". Besides, high-quality manuscripts based on scientific committee evaluation will be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or a book series by "Springer".

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 create an impression that you are an active member of the academic community.

7. 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.

8. Venue: Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

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.

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 Program
DAY 1 22 Sep 2020
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
15:15—18:45

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DAY 2 23 Sep 2020
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 3 24 Sep 2020
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Introduction

With major and unfortunate events such as hurricanes and earthquakes serving as a wakeup call to remind designers and city planners of the need to keep the long-term picture in mind when designing, the preparation of buildings to withstand possible disasters is a necessity. Today, the term “sustainability” often conjures up an image of an ecological approach. “Sustainability” literally means “to endure”. Any so-called “green” designs and plans that don’t stand the test of time are not truly sustainable. As our attention is turned towards climate changes, the possibility of increasingly likely disaster scenarios, resilient design serves to remind us to design for durability over time as well as being environment friendly.

Resilient and responsible architecture is where the design process is initiated by careful thought into the typical usage scenarios of the building, common points of stress as well as the most likely disaster situations in the surrounding environment. The local environment always plays a critical role in determining the factors that make a building resilient or not, and so a resilient design is always specific to the geographical state.

We know we can't design for every unpredictable event, but we can make sure our buildings and cities are resilient and adaptable. In this regard, IEREK organizes the international conference on Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) – 3rd Edition collaboration with Xiamen University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to highlight the role of architecture and urbanism in making our cities more resilient and sustainable.

The RRAU is a great opportunity for researchers, designers, architects and planners to get involved in long-term thinking about worst-case disaster scenarios, as well as more common, everyday wear. Though the variables which contribute to resilience are many, and often complicated – the larger lesson is simple: buildings need to be resilient in order to be truly sustainable. 

Your Trip To Rome, Italy

Rome stands as one of the finest and oldest cities in the world. The history of Rome spans over 2500 years and it has been a centre of power, politics, culture and development since its inception. Creation of the city is steeped in legend and mythology and there are various different accounts of how this majestic place was built. Various Roman emperors and Casers have ruled mighty Rome and this is the place where the colossal Roman Empire grew from.

The following are some suggestions of places to visit while you are in Rome, Italy.

  1. Colosseum

This mighty structure is one of the most renowned and iconic landmarks in the world and a trip to Rome would not be complete without visiting the Colosseum.

Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum was constructed between 70-80 AD and at its peak was estimated to hold 80,000 spectators.

  1. St Peter’s Square

Rome holds a small country within a country – The Vatican.

This independent state is one of the most important religious sites in the world and St. Peter’s Square is an iconic place where many significant events have taken place.

Located at the front of the Vatican state, the square is actually circular and is framed by two huge sets of colonnades – Standing on these columns are beautiful statues of various religious figures and previous popes.

  1. The Pantheon

The mighty Pantheon stands as one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings in the world and is one of Rome’s most famous attractions.

Constructed in 118 AD by emperor Hadrian, the building that stands today was actually built on the site where an earlier temple stood that was commissioned by Agrippa.

  1. Trevi Fountain

There are not many other fountains in the world as lavishly decorated and sculptured as the Trevi fountain.

Constructed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, the fountain pays tribute to the Roman God Oceanus who can be seen riding his chariot pulled by Tritons and taming several Hippocamps.

The detail of the sculptures is simply wonderful and the whole facade and fountain are a true work of art.

  1. Sistine Chapel

Part of the Vatican museum complex, the Sistine Chapel is one of the most renowned religious chapels in the world and has a stunning amount of detail and iconography.

Situated in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel was extensively restored in the 1400’s and the place where the papal enclave takes place – It is here that a new pope is selected.

The Sistine Chapel is particularly famous for its extensive and detailed decorations including the Last Judgement fresco by Michelangelo and the ceiling artwork.