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

Call For Abstracts

  • 13, Dec / 15, Dec 2018
  • Cairo
Conference Email
iscdc@ierek.com
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.

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.
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

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.

 

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
Publication
IEREK is now negotiating to sign several agreements with many top ranked Journals to publish the proceedings of its conferences. Announcements soon will be made regarding publishing.
Author's Instructions
Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. A maximum of a 300- word abstract is to be reviewed. 

After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download). To meet ELSEVIER’s instructions, make sure that your abstract in your full paper does not exceed 100 words (extra words could be moved to the introduction).

Note: 

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper (maximum 12 pages, and any extra page will be charged 50 USD). For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

English will be the official language of the conference “Conservation of Architectural Heritage”.

Conference Venue

Will be announced soon!!

Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Conference Fees

Note: The fees are not subject to waving and IEREK does not offer financial support to the applicants. Payment during the conference days is strictly prohibited.

Instructions

  • Each research paper should have at least one main author who should pay the full fees (Author’s fees + Publication Fees), even if the main author is a Master’s or a Ph.D. candidate, and even if the author won’t be able to attend the conference.
  • These fees include the registration of only one author to the conference. (As shown in the table, row 1, for the early payment or row 2 or normal payment)
  • A research paper fees allow only one author, whether he is the corresponding author or any co-author to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference book in both hard and soft copy (a Printed book + a CD)
  • In case of there are co-authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table, row 5) without attending. In case of one or more of these authors need to attend the conference, they should complete the fees to attend as audience (Shown in the table, row 6)
  • In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they must pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 6).

Cancellations / Refunds

  • Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances less than 60 days before the start of the conference and do not have a paper published in the proceedings will receive a complete refund minus a $100 administration charge. If the proceedings book is already published, the fees cannot be refunded.
  • Please notice 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.
  • Cancellation or withdrawal of a paper or an abstract from our system after it has been revised and receiving its accepted, has a penalty to be paid, in case of either previous payment or not, $50 for the abstract and $ 150 for the full paper before its delegation.

In addition to the conference fees, Authors are required to pay a mandatory publication fee for their papers to be published as per the above instructions:

  • Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive) For Non-Egyptians: $100 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged $15 each).
  • Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive) For Egyptians: EGP 1300 for a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged EGP40 each).

For High-quality manuscripts (based on scientific committee evaluation) will be published in:

  • Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press.

OR

  • A book series by Springer.

Non-Egyptian Fees:

Authors & Publication Fees

Author fees for Early Payment (Before  August 15, 2018)

USD 400
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before September 20, 2018) USD 500

Author fees for Late Payment (Before November 20, 2018)

USD 600
Regular Attendance Fees

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

USD 250

Co-auther NON attending

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

Egyptian Fees:

Authors & Publication Fees
Author fees for Early Payment (Before  August 15, 2018) EGP 3300
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before September 20, 2018) EGP 3800
Author fees for Late Payment (Before November 20, 2018) EGP 4800
Regular Attendance Fees
Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests) EGP 1500
Co-auther NON attending EGP 500
Extra
Coneference Book (Hard copy + CD) EGP 600

 

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.
Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 7th June 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 7th July 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 5th September 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 5th October 2018
Early Payment Deadline 5th September 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 5th October 2018
Late Payment Deadline 4th November 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 5th October 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 5th October 2018
Conference Program 4th November 2018
Conference Launch 13th December 2018