Parallelism in Architecture,Engineering & Computing Techniques” -2nd Edition
Parallelism in Architecture,Engineering & Computing Techniques” -2nd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 08, Nov / 09, Nov 2018
  • London,UK
Conference Email
pact@ierek.com
Introduction

The high pace of technology, particularly after the long wave of industrialization and artificial intelligence, has altered the way we see the universe. The human contribution to almost every field became passé, and now it is more about the synergy between the human and the technology. The conference represents and analyzes Parallelism as a way to understand and reveal the mechanism behind the interaction between Architecture, Environment and Computing techniques.

This conference unveils the new trends of architectural technologies and computational thinking that can adapt and improve finding a complex digital fabrication, augmented reality, and intelligent environment.

The conference represents an important forum for computational and digital architecture research that reconciles parallelism in different architectural and computing discourses. It also provokes discussion in state-of-the-art themes and topics, such as high performance computing, big data, advanced systems and interfaces, ubiquitous computing, as well as advanced fabrication technologies and tectonics. The conference also includes within its scope a number of workshops and technical sessions.

 

The second version of the PACT Conference is to be organized by the University of East London (UEL) in collaboration with the International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK)institution. The research, that is the main part of the debate, is to be contributed with and discussed over a number of sessions that are introduced and initiated with keynote lectures. The lectures are to be given by well-known speakers and continued by the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the researchers themselves.

Conference Topics
  1. 1. Parallels In Access.

    -Advanced Graphics

    -Computer vision & applications

    -Gamification, techniques & applications

    -Open-source & accessibility

    -Virtual and augmented reality

    -Projection mapping

  2. 2. Parallels In Algorithms.

    -Distributed computing &Data mining

    -Cloud computing

    -Agent based methods

    -Machine learning & Artificial Intelligence

    -High-performance computing

    -Heterogeneous architecture systems

  3. 3. Parallels In Advanced Fabrication.

    -Large Scale Additive Manufacturing.

    -Advanced fabrication

    -Robotic fabrication

    -Generative design

    -Construction automation and tectonics

  4. 4. Parallels In Big Data.

    -Digital Theory and New Sciences.

    -Digital theory in architecture

    -History of architecture and computational design

    -Data-driven computation

    -Big data

    -New sciences of simulation and optimization.

  5. 5. Parallels In Urbanism.

    -Parametric urbanism

    -Parametric design

    -Urban Theories

    -Urban analysis & Simulations

    -Sustainable urbanism

    -Smart &Future cities

  6. 6. Parallels In Construction.

    -Materiality and Context

    -Sustainable design

    -Cities & theories

    -Construction

    -Heritage conservation & management

Benefits Of Attending

Attending Conferences is very beneficial on the professional level through the following:

  • 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.
  • Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning 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.
  • 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 hardcover 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.”
  • Digital Archive All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK E-Library IEREK where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.
  • Journal participants may attend the conference to submit an enhanced version of their research for possible publication in our journal on IEREK website.
  • All the participants will receive accredited certificates with their role in the conference which will help to enrich their curriculum vitae.
Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 8th May 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 8th June 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 8th August 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 8th September 2018
Early Payment Deadline 8th August 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 9th September 2018
Late Payment Deadline 10th October 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 10th September 2018 Will not be issued without completing the Conference Fees.
Letter of Final Acceptance 10th September 2018
Conference Program 8th October 2018
Conference Launch 8th November 2018
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) 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 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.

Publications
The conference proceedings will be published in full in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science and in SSRN by ELSEVIER. Publication in Springer 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. *For the selected papers to be published in “Springer”, another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.
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.

Author's Instructions

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper, a maximum 300-word abstract is to be submitted.

Note:

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.

Each Co-author has his/her own fees that are separate and independent of the Main author’s fees

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the conference.
English will be the official language of the “Parallelism in Architecture, Environment and Computing Techniques 2nd edition ” Conference.
Short Paper

You can now submit your short paper instead of a full paper.

The paper will be of 4 pages of default format and their fees will be £400 instead of £450.

You can upload the short paper through the normal Upload Your Full Paper on your account “the upper-right part of the page” and just write in the filename the word “short-paper” for example as follows “paper name-short-paper.docx”

Conference Venue

University of East London (UEL)

University Way, Dockland Campus

London, E16 2RD, UK

University of East London, University Way, London, United Kingdom

Visa Application

For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter by the University of East London 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 the 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.

Conference Fees

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 the case of there are co-authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table, row 4) 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 5)
  • The fees of Conference book (hard copy + CD) for audiences and co-authors, is shown in the table row 3
  • 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 5).

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.
  • Once an acceptance letter has been issued, this means that the publishing of the proceedings book is in the process, and a refund will not be possible.
  • 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 the case of either previous payment or not, €50 for the abstract and € 150 for the full paper before its delegation.
Authors & Publication Fees

Author fees for Early Payment (Before August 8, 2018)

GBP 400
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before September 9, 2018) GBP 500

Author fees for Late Payment (Before October 10, 2018)

GBP 600
Regular Attendance Fees

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

GBP 200
Extra
Coneference Book (Hard copy + CD) GBP 100
Refund Policy

Please note 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.

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 for 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 for 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.