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

Call For Abstracts

  • 22, Jan / 23, Jan 2024
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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) in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Perugia, Italy. This conference 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 of publishing in the Scopus-indexed ASTI book series by Springer.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Urban Systems Design

    1.1 Urban Climate

    1.2 Climate Change Mitigation

    1.3 Urban Tactic Design and Planning

  • 2. Livability at the Heart of a City’s Urban Planning

    2.1 Green Infrastructure and Climate Strategy

    2.2 Social Bonds and Healthy Behaviors

    2.3 Medial Management and Urban Issues

  • 3. Environmental Quality, Wellbeing and Comfort

    3.1 Indoor and Outdoor Comfort

    3.2 Building Energy Efficiency

    3.3 New and Smart Mitigation Strategies

  • 4. Smart Cities

    4.1 Environmental Monitoring

    4.2 Citizen Science in Smart Cities

    4.3 IoT in Smart Cities

    4.4 Big Data Analytics in Smart Cities

  • 5. Health Implications in a Changing Environment

    5.1 Urban Environmental Impact

    5.2 Urban Environment and Health Issues

    5.3 Urban Heat Islands and Heat Waves

    5.4 Urban Resilience to Climate Change

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 26 Jul 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 25 Aug 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 24 Oct 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 23 Nov 2023
Early Payment Deadline 24 Oct 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 23 Nov 2023
Late Payment Deadline 23 Dec 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 23 Nov 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 23 Nov 2023
Conference Program 23 Dec 2023
Conference Launch 22 Jan 2024
Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Health & Environmental Resilience and Livability in Cities (HERL) - 3rd Edition after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in one of IEREK Press' International Journals.


The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.

The ASTI Book Series is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and  EI-Compendex databases. 


Important Note:

To publish your research in the 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 8 -12 pages long. 

If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). 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 abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

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).

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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.

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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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