Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) – 5th Edition
Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) – 5th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 19, Apr / 21, Apr 2023
  • Auckland, New Zealand
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

More than half of the world's population now lives in urban regions, mostly in cities. The vulnerability of these cities has significantly increased due to the complexity of new challenges, which range from economic to social to ecological. According to several studies, ongoing stressors and unexpected hazards can worsen social breakdown, economic hardship, and even cause physical collapse. Even though many cities have endured for centuries, the more recent emergence of urban-related stresses and shocks, such as climate change, major natural disasters, diverse complicated conflicts, and a lack of natural resources, is causing a need for more resilience than ever before. When populations are subjected to hazards and stressors, they may become a risk, and when infrastructure, buildings and communities lack the resilience to deal with, adapt to, and recover from their effects, they may become "vulnerable." Therefore, it is plainly evident that urban environments and communities, including the architecture of cities, must become more resilient and sustainable.

One of the most urgent of the several looming dangers that threaten cities is the threat posed by climate change and the catastrophic repercussions it produces. The issues brought on by climate change, which we are only now beginning to directly feel, must be addressed with a multi-paradigm resilient approach to design and urbanization.

The fifth edition of the International Conference on "Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU)", organized in collaboration with Unitec Institute of Technology –Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, will feature informative discussions of various topics among researchers and architects about incorporating resilience in architecture, city, urban, and community design; including how to apply effective resilience and sustainability techniques to improve the resilience of architecture, cities, urban areas, and communities.

Accepted papers/articles will have the chance to be published in the Scopus-indexed "Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation" book series.

Scope

The 5th Edition of Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) aims to hold a healthy discourse concerning the resiliency of modern constructions and urban planning methodologies. Expanding upon the true meaning of resiliency in a modern sense, the conference addresses resiliency at a building, urban, community, and ecological scale. Furthermore, it deliberates upon contemporary methods of promoting robust design that perseveres through a multitude of destructive factors such as natural disasters, natural deterioration, and the effects of climate change. Further ensuring a prosperous future for humanity, the conference looks to promote sustainable methods of design and construction, that utilize renewable sources of energy and incorporate net energy zero design.

Statement of Purpose

The topic of sustainability is well documented in contemporary academic literature. Researchers the world over are working tirelessly to ensure the continuation of our species on a habitable planet, however, while the topic of sustainability is doubtlessly vital to humanity’s perseverance, resiliency against harsh natural disasters and effects is also necessary to establish. This conference aims to give researchers and scholars a platform upon which their voices will be heard, echoing their studies and findings, and making way for healthy discourse in the field of building, economic, urban, and ecological resiliency.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Resilience at a building scale

    1.1 Multi-hazard resilient buildings

    1.2 Retrofitting for resilience

    1.3 Resilient building standards/guidelines

    1.4 Relevant topics such as Net energy zero buildings, green buildings, and sustainable buildings.

    1.5 Disaster preparedness and emergency resilience in buildings

    1.6 Enhancing environmental, social, and economical resilience of buildings

  • 2. Resilience at a city scale

    2.1 urban resilience

    2.2 International/regional resilient city initiatives such as 100 resilient cities Network

    2.3 Resilient infrastructure

    2.4 Build Back Better

    2.5 Green initiatives and sustainable urbanism

    2.6 Energy efficient urban areas

    2.7 Development of sustainable and resilient power generation systems

    2.8 Disaster mitigation

  • 3. Resilience at a community scale

    3.1 Sustainable economy and well-being

    3.2 Design of a resilient transit system

    3.3 Resilience hubs

    3.4 Resilient communication systems

    3.5 Meeting the demands of the city

    3.6 Social resilience retrofitting strategies

  • 4. Resilience at an ecological scale

    4.1 Energy & resource cycle

    4.2 Renewable energy sources

    4.3 Water management as part of the built environment

    4.4 Climate change and global challenges

    4.5 Withstanding extreme weather and natural disasters

  • 5. Resilience at architecture/city landscape scale

    5.1 Resilient landscape

    5.2 Resilient water irrigation systems for dry climates

    5.3 Water management as part of the built environment

    5.4 Climate change and global challenges

    5.5 Withstanding extreme weather and natural disasters

  • 6. Resilience for the future

    6.1 Design for change: the resilient city

    6.2 Sustainability and resilience in the new world

    6.3 Adaptive landscapes: risk, ecology, and education

    6.4 Meeting the demands of the city

    6.5 Risk management and mitigation

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (5th RRAU) 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).

Book cover

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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Ierek Press Journals

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.  

Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.

  


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.  

Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.

  


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.  

Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.

  

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here


- Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 1st Edition held in Hanze University, Netherlands in April, 2018.


Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Urban and Transit Planning.
Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030173074

 

- Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 2nd Edition in Xiamen University, Malaysia in November, 2019.

 


Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Volume 1
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030635664

Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Volume 2
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030864989

 

- Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 3rd Edition as an online conference in collaboration with Xiamen University, Malaysia in November, 2020.


Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Edition 2
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-98423-6

 

- Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism (RRAU) - 4th Edition as an online conference in collaboration with Xiamen University, Malaysia in December, 2021.


Springer

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Edition 2
(Selected Papers) Publication link: (In Production)

 

 

Participants’ Instructions

Registration

To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose from the conference themes/ Topics upon registration.

They must also refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in registering and submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Types of Participation

  1. Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings (Short Paper)

Organized on the Campus of Unitec Institute of Technology, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

  1. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Short Paper) without presenting/ attending

If your extended abstract (short paper) is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

  1. Non-presenting participant

Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper.

Authors' Instructions

Important Note:

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.

Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

- The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250 300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.

- The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.

-A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.

- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:

  • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
  • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

There are 2 types of paper submission at this conference:

  • Short Paper 
  • Full/Long Paper 

Short Paper:

- A short paper submission consists of 4–5 pages and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

- The structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements, and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online.

- A short paper is only included in the conference Abstracts book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full-length paper and pay the corresponding fee.

Full-Length Paper:

- The Full/ Long paper submission is 8 – 12+ pages in length.

- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.

- A full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals.

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template,   Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.

Note: 
In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process (Full-length papers only)

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the full paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.

- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.

Asti Book Editors

Prof. Suzanne Wilkinson

Associate Dean Research and Professor of Construction Management, School of Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Prof. Wilkinson is the Associate Dean of Research, a Professor of Construction Management and a Doctoral Mentor Supervisor in the New School for Built Environment, Massey University, Auckland. She has a PhD in Construction Management, and a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, both from Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Dispute Resolution) from Massey University. Her research focuses on disaster management, construction innovation, resilience and smart cities, in which she has published extensively. She is interested in how cities, communities and organizations, including construction organizations, plan for disasters and manage hazard events and how to make them more resilient. She is currently working on ideas on construction climate mitigation.

 

Peter McPherson

Head of School, School of Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology (Te Pūkenga), Auckland, New Zealand.

Peter is currently the head of Architecture at the Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand, since May of 2016 as well as a Lecturer since January of 2010. He is also the Immediate Past president of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia following his appointment as President for 4 years and until September of 2021. From July 2013 until July 2016, Peter had acted as the Programme Director for the Bachelor programme of Architectural Studies at Unitec following his role as an Architect at Foster + Partners. Peter is interested in research-led design practice, particularly in design theory and research into architectural geometry and the application to architecture and urban design.

 

Dr. Yusef Patel

Lecturer & Academic Programme Manager, School of Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology (Te Pūkenga), Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Prof. Hasim Altan

Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design, Kyrenia, Cyprus.

 

Prof. Jacob Wood

James Cook University, Singaporedisabled, Singapore City, Singapore.

 

Assosciate Prof. Paola BoarinAssociate Professor of Architectural Technology and Associate Dean: Teaching and Learning, School of Architecture and Planning, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Sameh Shamout

Lecturer, School of Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology (Te Pūkenga), Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Conference Venue

Conference Sessions: Unitec Institute of Technology of Auckland, Mt. Albert, Auckland, New Zealand (Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka)

Location: 139 Carrington Road, Mt Albert, Auckland New Zealand (view on Google maps).

Mt Albert is green and spacious, with lots of car parking, sports facilities and cafes to catch up with friends. It’s a 10-minute drive to the city, and a short walk to the nearest shops, bus stops and train station. You can use the free shuttle bus to get across campus and if you don't want to commute. View programmes offered at our Mt Albert campus. Read More.

Conference Exhibition: Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (View on Google Maps).

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Early Bird 300 € 350 € 400 € 26 Jan 2023
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 25 Feb 2023
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 27 Mar 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 26 Jan 2023
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 25 Feb 2023
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 27 Mar 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 25 Feb 2023
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact

    [email protected]

    to inquire.
  • The fee covers:
    • The conference Kit inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate
    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.
  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
  • 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 an additional fee.
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.

B. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.    100 €

 Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.­­
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 15 Nov 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 19 Dec 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 19 Jan 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 18 Feb 2023
Early Payment Deadline 19 Jan 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 18 Feb 2023
Late Payment Deadline 20 Mar 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 18 Feb 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 18 Feb 2023
Conference Program 20 Mar 2023
Conference Launch 19 Apr 2023
Benefits Of Attending

Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are indexed in world-renowned databases.

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Your Trip To New Zealand
  1. The Sky Tower

The Sky Tower is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, it is 328 m (1,076 ft) tall and offers excellent panoramic views!

 

  1. Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

Maungawha (Mount Eden) is a volcanic cone with a grassy crater. The highest natural point on the Auckland isthmus, it offers 360-degree views of the city and is therefore a popular touristic spot.

 

  1. The Auckland War Memorial Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a large multi-exhibition museum in the Auckland Domain, built in the 1920s, it’s known for

Travel Information

Airport

Auckland Airport 

20 mins (18.5 km) from Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt. Albert Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

Address: Ray Emery Drive, Māngere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-275 0789

Code: AKL

Location on map: https://goo.gl/maps/Q2RjGjLYYjASEPot

Bus stations

Gladstone Primary: Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand 1 min from the university (69 m)

Location on map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/VYp6sTmT5z91qfDg8

Mount Albert: Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand 1 min from the university (43 m)

Location on map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/fq92tyKoybb8X9hj7

Benfield Avenue: 4 mins walking (300 m)

Location on map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/A5SDstTVpZmyH2246

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

- 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.

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding email address of embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA

Refund Policy

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event 59 days before the event
Penalty 20% 100%

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.

Conference Supporters

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