CALL FOR PAPERS

  • 14 January / 16 January 2019
  • Sharm Elshekh
Confernce Email
uci@ierek.com
Introduction

Urban climatology refers to a specific branch of climatology that is concerned with interactions between urban areas and the atmosphere, that affects one another, and the varying spatial and temporal scales at which these processes and responses occur.

Cities for example  are places of concentrated energy consumption and the main producers of waste, pollution and climate change.

Urbanization and human activities in cities have led to micro-climatic changes that has important implications for inhabitants health, and comfort as well as, for the energy use and environmental quality.

These topics are discussed from the perspective of an environmentally sustainable approach to urban and architectural design focusing on design of urban open spaces.

The environmental design objectives for open spaces are to influence their micro climates so as to improve amenity and use of such spaces, as well as contributing to a cleaner and healthier urban environment to establish the contribution from such climatic improvements to the wider urban microclimate of cities.

IEREK is hosting this conference as an initiative, to improve our surrounding by coming out of UCI with a set of recommendations, that might be useful to our environment and its climate.

Conference Topics
  1. Climate changes & City regulations.

    -Cities in climate models (global and regional scales).

    -Climate services for cities.

    -Amendment and development of planning regulations.

    -Resilience Cities.

    -Remotes Sensing of Cities -Energy supply and demand in cities.

    -The role of urban climates -Potential of low carbon.

    -Based economies, smart agricultural and food systems.

    -Importance of Education and Innovative Academic Program taking the Problem.

  2. Environment & Natural features.

    -Governance challenges for tackling urban heat.

    -Boundary layer and canopy layer Urban Heat Islands.

    -Surface and subsurface Urban Heat Islands.

    -Surface energy and water balances.

    -Greenhouse gases in the urban environment.

    -Flows and dispersion in the urban canopy layer.

  3. Urban Design Impact.

    -Sustainable design practices.

    -Morphological urban design.

    -Precipitation/fog/clouds -Air quality/aerosols/radiative transfers in the urban boundary layer.

    -Building climates.

    -Urban Risks.

    -Simulation Modeling.

  4. Principals & Future strategies.

    -Urban weather forecasting -Indicators and climate maps.

    -Storm surges and flooding maps.

    -Warning plans -Public policies.

    -Incentives for adoption/implementation of mitigation and adaptation plans.

    -Forecasting and impacts of extreme weather events.

Workshops

1. Towards Resilience Cities – Planning For Climate Change.

Cities around the world are facing numerous challenges in respect to economic development and social inclusion. Regardless of the nature of a crisis, such as a financial crisis, structural change, natural disasters or long-term pressures, or indeed ageing and depopulation, cities need to consider how to become resilient – to resist and recover from adverse shocks, and to “bounce back” stronger than before.


 2. Mainstreaming Climate Change strategies into development Plans.

In response to a growing awareness of the potential adverse effects of climate change and the particular vulnerability of developing countries to this process, a significant increase in adaptation action has been witnessed in recent years in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. This Workshop is providing opportunities to: increase understanding of the implications of climate change for the achievement of development objectives in the near and long terms; identify strategies and measures that can be taken to reduce climate vulnerability; communicate and build awareness of climate risks, opportunities and potential solutions; and begin implementing actions on the ground that build capacity to adapt to a changing climate.


 N.B. : The Workshops will be 2 days each, afterwards, the participants will work on real projects for 3 days.

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.

Not only you get to hear presentations, but also converse with other research-ers 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, getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.

Conferences can also expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, 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 either as a hard copy 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.

Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline August 14, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline November 14, 2018
Early Payment September 12, 2018
Late Payment October 10, 2018
Conference Programme December 14, 2018
Conference Launch January 14, 2019 January 16, 2019
Publiciation
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.
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.

Conference Location


Pedestrians Rd, Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

Conference Fees

TBA

Fees for Egyptians
Travel Information

TBA

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 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 the 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 of the paper 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 the 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:

Those with full papers and who have 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 an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?
(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.

Refund Policy

p style=”text-align: justify;” data-mce-style=”text-align: justify;”> 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.

Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter by our Partners 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.

However, you are required to prepare your papers according to the regulations of your country’s embassy/consulate. To do this, you will need to visit the embassy/consulate website or by contacting them.

In case of any missing document during the appointment or any other unfortunate incident that leads to your rejection, IEREK clears its responsibility as we will have done our part in providing the documents we can provide to ease the process.