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Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities (HERL) – 3rd Edition
Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities (HERL) – 3rd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 16, Jul / 17, Jul 2024
  • Online Conference in Collaboration With University Of Perugia, Italy
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

Climate change is a widespread and ongoing issue that is threatening our existence more and more every day and is reflected in matters such as global warming and food and water scarcity. Human activities have become the main factor at play when it comes to the rapid deterioration of our environment, mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels which consequently produces heat-trapping gases when burned.

Besides threatening life on earth for humans and all of biodiversity, these environmental changes affect human health, causing physical and even psychological conditions such as asthma, renal failure, pre-term birth and anxiety-related response or disorders. There are ongoing efforts to decrease the rate of our climate’s deterioration such as attempting to use renewable energy rather than fossil fuels and opting for more green alternatives in general and not just in regards to fuels.

In an effort to keep to conversation going, IEREK is planning its 3rd international conference on Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities (HERL), which is a chance for scientists and researchers from around to globe to come together and excavate solutions for the ongoing and recent environmental threats. IEREK welcomes participants of various backgrounds and offers them the opportunity to publish in Scopus-indexed ASTI book series by Springer. The proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities (HERL)", will be hosted online in collaboration with the esteemed Perugia University, Italy. In recent decades, the world has witnessed an unprecedented pace of urbanization, with a significant majority of the global population now residing in urban areas. As cities continue to expand and evolve, the interplay between health, environmental sustainability, and urban livability has become an increasingly pressing concern.

The theme of this conference underscores the critical importance of fostering resilient, sustainable, and livable urban environments for the well-being of current and future generations. As cities grapple with multifaceted challenges ranging from public health crises and environmental degradation to social inequities and infrastructure deficiencies, the need to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue and collaborative action has never been more pertinent.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to all contributors, participants, and supporters who have contributed to the success of the 3rd HERL conference. Your collective dedication to advancing the cause of urban health and environmental resilience is truly commendable, and we look forward to the enduring impact of our shared endeavors.

Against this backdrop, the 3rd HERL conference provides a platform for scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders from around the globe to convene, exchange insights, and chart a course toward healthier, more resilient, and livable cities. By delving into topics such as urban health disparities, green infrastructure, green energy, material for sustainable and renewable energy, climate resilience, community engagement, and innovative urban planning, this conference aims to catalyze transformative approaches that can enhance the health and well-being of urban residents while safeguarding the natural environment.

Furthermore, the collaboration with Perugia University underscores the international scope of this undertaking and the shared commitment to advancing knowledge and solutions in the realm of urban health and environmental resilience. Through this collective endeavor, we aspire to harness the collective expertise and experiences of diverse participants to generate actionable strategies and best practices that can be applied in urban settings worldwide.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Smart and Sustainable Systems in Cities

    1.1 Innovative sustainable building design for resilient cities
    1.2 Advances in E-Mobility and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for Urban Transportation
    1.3 Smart Grids and Distributed Energy Resources for Resilient Cities
    1.4 Smart Cities and the Use of Technology for Sustainable Development
    1.5 Future innovations for sustainable and regenerative cities
    1.6 Active Transportation and Walkable Cities, Cycling Infrastructure and Bike-Sharing Programs
    1.7 Public Transit and Mass Rapid Transit Systems
    1.8 Electric and Low-Emission Vehicles in Urban Areas
    1.9 Integrated Land Use and Transportation Planning
    1.10 Traffic Management and Congestion Reduction

  • 2. Health Disparities and Well-being in Urban Planning

    2.1 Intelligent transport systems for urban mobility management
    2.2 Sustainable energy systems for urban resilience
    2.3 Renewables integration in urban energy systems
    2.4 Addressing health inequities through urban planning and design
    2.5 Resilient governance for sustainable urban development
    2.6 Mitigate climate change impacts in urban areas
    2.7 Access to Healthcare Services
    2.8 Socioeconomic Determinants of Health
    2.9 Health Inequities in Underserved Communities
    2.10 Urban Mental Health Challenges and Infectious Disease Management in Cities

  • 3. Social Equity and Livable Communities

    3.1 Social cohesion and inclusion through sustainable regeneration
    3.2 Innovative solutions for disaster preparedness and response
    3.3 Sustainable operation in urbanism
    3.4 Mitigation of the urban heat-island effect
    3.5 Ecological considerations in urban planning
    3.6 Climatic impacts on cities’ livability and residents’ health
    3.7 Affordable housing and homelessness solutions
    3.8 Equitable access to public amenities and services
    3.9 Promoting economic diversity and opportunity within urban areas

  • 4. Innovative Urban Planning and Design: Green Urban Building Solutions 


    4.1 Resilient Urban Infrastructure Systems, Green Infrastructure and their role
    4.2 Integrating Green and blue infrastructure in building design
    4.3 Biodiversity Conservation within cities
    4.4 Green building solutions for climate adaptation
    4.5 Net-zero building design and the path to carbon-neutral cities
    4.6 Compact and Sustainable Urban Form: Mixed-Use Development and Urban Revitalization
    4.7 Transit-Oriented Development and Urban Connectivity
    4.8 Urban Design for Social Interaction and Well-Being
    4.9 Human-Centered Design: Resilient Urban Landscapes and Waterscapes

  • 5. Materials, Renewable energy, Energy Efficiency for Buildings and Districts 


    5.1 The significance of sustainable practice implementation in cities
    5.2 Transitioning towards renewable energy resources
    5.3 Smart methods of energy saving and waste management
    5.4 Technological innovations and smart cities
    5.5 Smart homes and interconnected households
    5.6 Analytical examples and reviews on using passive energy in urban buildings design
    5.7 Sustainable materials and nanotechnologies for energy saving
    5.8 Biomass energy: biofuels, biogas, biomass power plants
    5.9 Challenges and solutions for integrating renewable energy into the existing power grid

  • 6. Solar Energy Applications for healthy communities

    6.1 Integrating solar power systems to buildings and urban features
    6.2 Solar-powered water in urban landscape; street lighting, signs and other facilities
    6.3 Solar energy's contribution to achieving sustainable development goals
    6.4 Rural electrification and energy access in developing countries
    6.5 Solar-powered microgrids and decentralized energy systems
    6.6 Integration of solar energy with energy storage systems
    6.7 Solar-powered transportation and electric vehicles
    6.8 Solar thermal and heating systems
    6.9 Urban energy: supply Solar power for residential neighborhoods

  • 7. Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecosystems

    7.1 Urban Biodiversity Conservation
    7.2 Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning
    7.3 Green Spaces and Public Health
    7.4 Urban Forestry and Tree Canopy Management
    7.5 Green Roofs and Vertical Gardens
    7.6 Urban Agriculture and Food Security
    7.7 Stormwater Management and Urban Resilience
    7.8 Ecological Restoration in Urban Settings
    7.9 Green Infrastructure Policy and Implementation

  • 8. Climate Resilience and Adaptation in Cities

    8.1 Urban Heat Island Mitigation Strategies
    8.2 Climate-Responsive Urban Design and Architecture
    8.3 Flood Risk Management in Urban Areas
    8.4 Resilient Infrastructure for Extreme Weather Events
    8.5 Climate Change, Air Quality, and Public Health
    8.6 Urban Water Security and Drought Management
    8.7 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Cities
    8.8 Community-Based Climate Adaptation Initiatives
    8.9 Climate Resilience Governance and Planning

  • 9. Technology and Data Analytics for Urban Health and Environment

    9.1 Urban Environmental Monitoring: Noise Pollution Monitoring and Mitigation Strategies
    9.2 Air and Water Quality Monitoring and Management in Urban Environments
    9.3 Health Informatics and Urban Health Management
    9.4 Role of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in Urban Health Management
    9.5 Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics in Urban Health Management
    9.6 Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction
    9.7 Public Health Emergency Response and Management
    9.8 Interagency Collaboration for Urban Public Health Emergency Management
    9.9 Crisis Communication and Risk Communication in Urban Health Emergencies
    9.10 Innovative Technologies in Urban Vaccination and Mass Immunization Planning

Important Dates

Title

Date

Abstract Submission Deadline

15 Mar 2024

Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present

30 Mar 2024

Full Paper Submission Deadline

30 April 2024

Notification of Preliminary acceptance or rejection of Full Paper

15 May 2024

Payment Start Date

15 Feb 2024

Payment End Date

15 April 2024

Conference Program

15 Jun 2024

Conference Launch

16 Jul 2024

 

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).

About Built Heritage Journal

Built Heritage aims to enhance pluralism and criticism in debates on heritage conservation and revitalization with a globalized perspective. The conceptual basis of this refereed journal lies on the fundamental cultural differences concerning built heritage conservation, recognizing these differences as a source for creativity and a motivation for cutting-edge experimentation. It fosters scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars and practitioners, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field. Encouraging international authorship and evaluation, it allows for the homologation of research and practice with regards to cultural diversity.

Built Heritage promotes the awareness for built heritage conservation in China and internationally, inviting scholars to reflect on current hot topics discussions as: the role of contemporary architecture in historic environments; the balance between conservation and development; new tools of heritage management; policy, culture and identity; energy consumption and sustainability.

 

  • 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.

Asti By Springer

Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed)                  

After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer-review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.

The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

Book cover

About the ASTI series

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.

The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

About Springer:

Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.

Click on the below image to learn more about the editors

Asti Book Editors

Anna Laura Pisello

Associate Professor of Environmental Applied Physics at the University of Perugia, Italy.

Doctor Anna Laura Pisello is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Perugia in Italy. She is the author of more than 80 papers of which 50 of them are published in international peer-reviewed journals. She is the winner of five international academic awards 2013–2017. She serves as Editor-in-Chief of “Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development” (IEREK). Her research falls into two main areas of interest: innovative smart materials for the multifunctional optimization and thermos-physics characterization of building envelopes, and indoor-outdoor microclimate for environmental comfort and energy saving, with dedicated attention to the resilience of dense urban areas and cities to climate change. Within the framework of these two main themes, she investigates the following topics: energy efficiency and thermal-energy performance optimization in buildings, new analysis methods for estimating the effect of innovative strategies, continuous monitoring techniques for detecting building thermal-energy performance, high albedo solutions for passive cooling and as mitigation strategy against urban heat island phenomenon, local climate boundary conditions affecting building thermal-energy behavior, indoor-outdoor microclimate analysis for preserving cultural heritage. Doctor Pisello is the Series Editor responsible for book proposals submitted in the field of Alternative and Renewable Energies in Architecture and Urbanism.

Cristina Piselli

Assistant Professor, DIDA - Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy.

Born in Umbertide (Perugia), Italy, in 1988. Master degree in Building Engineering - Architecture at University of Perugia, Italy, in 2014. PhD in Energy and Sustainable development at CIRIAF - University of Perugia, Italy, in 2018. Research Fellow at CIRIAF - Interuniversity Research Centre on Pollution and Environment “Mauro Felli”, Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy, as member of the EAP Lab (Environmental Applied Physics Laboratory) team, dealing with building energy efficiency and, specifically, dynamic analysis of building energy performance, occupant behavior, human comfort in the built environment, urban heat island mitigation, and energy systems.

Ierek Press Journals

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.

  

Keynote Speakers

Jorge S. Dolado

Head of the Ceramic and Cement based Materials (C2M) group at the Centre for Materials Physics (CFM, CSIC-UPV/EHU)

Jorge S. Dolado is the co-coordinator of the Transborder Green Concrete Lab (The Basque Country (Spain) and Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France) initiative for cement and Concrete Research).

After an initial stage where his research focused on the effect of extraordinary transmission of light in millimeter and microwave waves, he transitioned to studying the structure of cement and related materials using atomistic simulations and multiscale models, pioneering this type of study in the field. This research activity materialized in the coordination of the European project CODICE. Following that, his attention has been focused on developing an atomistic Kinetic Monte Carlo model that has allowed for the first time a correct description of mineral dissolution processes, implemented in the registered software KIMERA. Another noteworthy aspect has been the use of atomistic simulations to guide the design and synthesis of cementitious materials such as tobermorite, nanominerals, portlandite nanotubes, or C-S-H nanoparticles that act as accelerators in the cement hydration process. This latter discovery was patented and received the 3rd prize at the EARTO Innovation Awards 2019.

In recent years, he is applying his knowledge on multi-scale modelling to design novel cementitious materials for energy harvesting and storage. In projects such as ECRETE, from the Spanish National Plan, the European project NRG-STORAGE, and the Japan-Eu project PoroPCM, he is seeking a new class of cementitious materials optimized for thermal energy storage. Currently Jorge S. Dolado coordinates the FET OPEN MIRACLE where he is working on the design a photonic meta-concrete whose response to light allows for daytime radiative cooling.”

Authors' 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.
Participants’ Instructions

Registration

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 abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract and extend this abstract to a full paper 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 pre-recorded video presentations 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.

2. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Full Paper) 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)

3. 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.

Conference Fees

Online Attendance:

Type of Registration ASTI Book by Springer Scopus indexed Open Access IEREK press Journals Co-author/ Audience Payment Deadline
Student 250 € 200 € 50 €

 

15 April 2024

Academic 300 € 250 € 100 €
Professional 350 € 300 € 100 €
 
  • The fee covers:
    • A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
    • Acceptance Letters in softcopy
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Access to conference recordings
  • If multiple abstracts 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.
  • 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.

C. 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: 

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'.

Payment Methods

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

1. Bank transfer 

Kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive bank details to complete the payment.

2. Online payment gateway (PayPal)

Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive a customized link to complete their payments.

3. Cash in IEREK branches

Payment in person can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator/ Email to receive further information.


 Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 15 Feb 2023 to 15 April 2023. Regular payments are available till Nov 2023. Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.­­
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance, and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
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.

Flyer & Poster

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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 or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are 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.

Powered By Orcid

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization that aims to provide unique identifiers for authors, researchers, and scholars. ORCiD effectively eliminates duplication and errors regarding author names, affiliations, previous works, and all related academic data.

IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.

We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.

Click here to learn more about ORCiD, and here to register your ORCiD ID for free.  

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