Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries – 3rd Edition
Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries – 3rd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 22, Nov / 24, Nov 2018
  • Cairo Egypt
Conference Email
iscdc@ierek.com

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

Introduction

The 3rd international conference on: Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries, organized by IEREK, is considered to be the important step in spreading science and knowledge through this the participation of researchers from all around the world.

The main goal of this conference is to improve and enhance the quality of life and built environment in developing countries. This could be achieved through the outcomes of the conference in the treatment of all problems in saving energy, using renewable energy, and to use efficient building materials and other aspects that achieve the environmental efficiency.

In addition, this conference emphasizes on using energy performance simulation in the design process of sustainable architecture. Using simulation tools facilitates achieving accurate and new results for studying energy consumption in buildings for both new and existing buildings as well. Architects, planners, environmentalism, engineers, universities, decision makers and stakeholders all are invited to participate and contribute in this conference in order to exchange knowledge and experience in one place. This will be great meeting that works in order to evolve our built environment and also update new approaches that contribute in improving sustainability in developing different communities.

The conference is an extension of the past two conferences in 2015 and 2017 as the policies of IEREK in repeating the successful conferences that present capable solutions for different periods and communities.

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 22nd August 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 22nd September 2018
Late Payment Deadline 22nd October 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 22nd September 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 22nd September 2018
Conference Program 22nd October 2018
Conference Launch 22nd November 2018
Conference Topics


  1. 1. Sustainability Concept In Architecture And Urban Design.
  2. 2. Sustainable Low-cost Mobility.
  3. 3. Land Use Management.
  4. 4. Energy Consumption, Performance And Simulation In Buildings And Urban Spaces.
  5. 5. Energy In Design Process.
  6. 6. Sustainable Materials And Technologies.
  7. 7. Buildings’ Life Cycle Costs Assessment.
  8. 8. Energy Efficiency In (heating – Cooling – Lighting).
  9. 9. Waste Management And Water Recycling.
  10. 10. Criticism In Designs And Planning.
  11. 11. Urban Design And Planning And Climatology.
  12. 12. Building Designs Treatments In Hot Arid Zones.
  13. 13. Sustainable Schools And Educational Buildings.
  14. 14. Sustainable Industry And Low-cost Freight Transport.
  15. 15. Natural Resources And Environmental Dimension.
  16. 16. Green Areas And Public Spaces Development.
  17. 17. Coastal Areas Development And Internal Sustainable Tourism.
  18. 18. Environmental Issues: Assessment, Management, And Solutions.
Conference Venue

Cairo, Egypt

 

Conference Program

 

DAY 1 13 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
15:15—18:45

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DAY 2

14 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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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner

DAY 3

15 Dec 2018

09:00—10:40

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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

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.

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 USD 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: 

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'.

 Foreigner Fees:

Authors (Short Paper)

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

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

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

 USD 400
Regular Attendance Fees

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

 USD 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

 USD 50
Extra
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD)  USD 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

 USD 200

 for Egyptians:

Authors (Short Paper)

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

 EGP 2500
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before 5th October, 2018)  EGP 3000

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

 EGP 4000
Regular Attendance Fees

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

 EGP 1000
Extra
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD)  EGP 500

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

 EGP 800

 

Refund Policy

For Authors:

- If for any personal reason, you will not be attending the conference, you’ll be asked to provide a presentation and contact one of our scientific committee members for an extra fee, in order to present your work instead of you.

- If your visa got rejected, or if you weren’t able to get a security clearance for travel, kindly provide us with the rejection letter from the embassy/consulate or the office responsible for security clearances, and we will assign a member of the scientific committee for free to present your paper, after you’ve completed a PowerPoint presentation, only if a co-author will not be able to provide a presentation in your place, where in order for the co-author to present he will be required to pay the co-author fees as well.

- Once a visa letter and an acceptance letter has been issued, a refund will not be possible.

For Co-Authors, Audience, and Workshop attendees:

- Refund before the event with a duration of 45 days will be allowed in full, only deducted the fees for the transaction.

- Refund after the given duration of 45 days will only occur in case of Visa rejection, proof of rejection must be submitted, and according to the rejection reason refund amount will be determined as the following;

- If the rejection reason stated that the rejection was the applicant’s fault for not submitting the required papers for the visa, refund will occur with administrative fees deducted from the total amount ONLY if before the event’s date, no refunds after the event’s date will occur.

- If the rejection reason was decided for reasons that the Applicant can’t be accounted for, refund will occur with transaction fees deducted.

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.

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) 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.

Publication
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).

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”.

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

Abstract and full paper submission instructions, Click here

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 expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your 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 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.

- 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