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
  • In collaboration with Unitec Institution of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Conference Email
rrau@ierek-scholar.org
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.

About Unitec Institution of Technology

Unitec is part of Te Pūkenga, the organisation responsible for ensuring equity and excellence for all New Zealanders in vocational education. It is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology offering a wide range of work-oriented programs and short courses. With highly experienced staff are established and internationally recognised practitioners and researchers, its School of Architecture is particularly passionate about enhancing the world around us to be smart, innovative, sustainable and inspiring... Read More.

Image: Unitec School of Architecture staff (whānau)

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 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

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted submissions to the conference, after a rigorous double-blinded peer-review process by the respective and a highly-extinguished Editorial Board, will be published in one of the following:

  • Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature. (Scopus indexed)  

About ASTI

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. Read More.

The ASTI series is fully indexed in Scopus and any chapter/ paper published as part of this series will be seen on the Scopus database. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

RRAU Previous Publications


Urban and Transit Planning

Bougdah, A. Versaci, A. Sotoca, F. Trapani, M. Migliore, N. Clark (Eds.)

This book provides clear approaches as to how urban design and architecture can be achieved while presenting examples of the ways to raise transportation efficiency. It also showcases… Read More.


Resilient & Responsible Smart Cities -Vol 1

Ujang, N., Fukuda, T., Pisello, A.L., Vukadinović, D. (Eds.)

Summarizes the latest trans-disciplinary research on various aspects of smart cities, based on dual “smart” and “resilient” approaches. Covers a range of applications and approaches that… Read More.


Resilient & Responsible Smart Cities -Vol 2

Abdalla, H., Rodriques, H., Gahlot, V. Uddin M.S., Fukuda, T. (Eds.)

This book showcases several worldwide case studies that have been reviewed by experts from all around the world. It covers a variety of topics and examines sustainability issues as well as… Read More.


Resilient & Responsible Smart Cities - Edition 2

Rodrigues, H., Fukuda, T., Bibri, S (Eds.)

This volume enriches our understanding about future smart cities and resilient architecture, Challenges the reader to take into consideration the concepts of durability and environmental responsibilities & Presents a novel interpretation of… Read More.

 

Page Header

  • IEREK Press is a multidisciplinary publisher and a subsidiary to IEREK GmbH, that aims to cultivate and disseminate academic research. We are an international establishment that publishes academic journals concerning a multitude of academic disciplines. Our vision is to encourage scholars, students, and educational institutions to join us in this journey of public knowledge enrichment.
     

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.


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.

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

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 without presenting/ attending

If your 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:
  • 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

  • The Full/ Long paper submission is 4,000 – 6,000+ words in length.
  • The 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.
  • Upon participation type selection and payment confirmation (see conference fees and participant’s instructions), a full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as be considered for publication with and in the selected publisher/ journal/ volume.
  • The author must submit the paper using the writing template and through our online system or conference email before the paper submission deadline. 
  • The full paper should be written in English to be considered for publication in ASTI or IEREK Press Journals (ESSD, ARChive, Resourceedings only).
  • The conference does welcome Arabic submissions (with abstracts written in the english language), which will only be considered for publication in BAHETH by IEREK Press.
  • All presentations must be prepared and presented in the English language as it is 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 before the peer review process can begin.

Note: 
In preliminary evaluation, the research paper will be inspected against its readability, originality, structure, and relevance to the conference theme/ topics. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author in addition to a proforma invoice requesting payment. 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 

Only after payment is confirmed,

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

- Each paper 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/ rejection from the final publication.

- A back and forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).

Powered By Orcid

ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, is a global, not-for-profit organization that aims to provide unique identifiers for authors, researchers, and scholars. ORCiD effectively eliminates duplication and errors regarding author names, affiliations, previous works, and all related academic data.

IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.

We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.

Click here to learn more about ORCiD, and here to register your ORCiD ID for free.  

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.

Is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Programme Manager at the School of Architecture, Unitec New Zealand (Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology). His current academic teaching and architectural practice focus on design-build workflows, social building activities, and community interventions. Dr Patel’s research interest focuses on modular manufacturing, prefabrication construction techniques, and the upcycling of waste within the production of bespoke prefabricated architecture.

 

Prof. Hasim Altan

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

Haşim Altan (BArch, MArch, PhD, PGCE, FHEA) is Professor of Sustainable Design and Architectural Engineering in the Faculty of Design, and Director of the Research Centre at Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) in Kyrenia, Cyprus. He is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with over 20 years of academic and practice experience in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) in the Built Environment in UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Prof. Dr. Altan sits on several editorial boards and reviews project proposals for the European Commission, UK Research Councils, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) by Qatar Foundation. Since 2004, he has, singly or jointly, secured and directed 32 research grants worth over £21 million. He is a founding member of the International Network on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH), which has so far organised eight international conferences, several design workshops, and numerous technical visits. As well as having supervised 17 successful PhD students, Prof. Dr. Altan has published over 280 refereed international journal and conference papers, technical reports, edited books and chapters and editorials in related fields.

 

Prof. Jacob Wood

James Cook University, Singaporedisabled, Singapore City, Singapore.

Dr Jacob Wood is the Associate Dean of Research (ADR) for the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University (JCU, Australia) and the ADR for Business, IT, and Science at JCU Singapore. He is also the Director for the Centre of International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA). Dr. Wood’s primary research interests are in the areas of transportation and logistics and as well as several areas within the field of international trade, including works in nontariff barriers, intra-industry trade, and the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism. From these studies, he has been published in various outlets including The World Economy, Journal of Transportation Research Part D: Transport and the Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Journal of World Trade, Scientometrics, and Journal of Asia-Pacific Economic Literature among others. Dr Wood is also co-Editor of an ongoing book series that is published by Routledge titled “Advances in Research on the Tropics”. With respect to higher degrees by research, Dr Wood can supervise multidisciplinary projects in the fields of international trade and international business; in particular, Free Trade Agreement negotiations, trade barriers, the WTO dispute settlement process, and issues in sustainable economic development. With strong collaborative networks throughout Asia and Australasia, the opportunities for significant research are great.

 

Assosciate Prof. Paola Boarin

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

Dr Paola Boarin is Associate Professor of Architectural Technology and Sustainability at Te Pare School of Architecture and Planning of the Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), the Architectural Technology and Sustainability Stream Leader and the co-founder and co-director of the Future Cities Research Hub. Her research addresses the links between architecture, technology and environment, with a focus on sustainable heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, regenerative design and post-occupancy evaluation of buildings and neighbourhoods. Paola’s research interest lies on the nexus across design, human comfort and environmental sustainability, as well as on innovation through creative and regenerative processes. Paola is involved in trans-disciplinary groups and projects, mainly focused on human-centric design at the conjunction between health and climate change impacts. She has a large track record of publications and creative works (over 150) and is keynote and invited speaker at major international conferences and university lectures (over 80). She also received two Young Researchers Awards from the University of Ferrara, Italy, and the International Leadership Award from the US Department of State in recognition of her research achievements. Paola is the inaugural chair of the Technical Advisory Group ‘Historic Building’ at the Green Building Council of Italy, a contribution that resulted in the development and publication of GBC Historic Building®, the first rating tool assessing the level of sustainability of conservation-related interventions on heritage structures. Paola is also a member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability and the founder of the corresponding ICOMOS New Zealand chapter. Paola was an invited member of the “Resilient Communities” Steering Committee of the Italian Pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura in Venice, Italy (2021), and member of the design team of the creative project "Learning from Trees: transforming timber culture in Aotearoa, a complex timber structure that was exhibited in the Italian Pavilion in the same edition of the Biennale Architettura. Paola has a 17-years’ teaching experience and has taught at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level in Italy and New Zealand, received several recognitions for her teaching leadership.

 

Sameh Shamout

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

Sameh Shamout is a lecturer and BAS third year leader at the School of Architecture at Unitec New Zealand (Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) and a Ph.D. student at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His current academic teaching and research interests include architecture and urban design, and the incorporation of sustainability and resilience practices in architecture and urban design, policy, and research. Recent studies have focused on topics including resilient buildings, energy efficiency, thermal comfort, building retrofits, urban furniture, resilience policy, passive design solutions, and interactive architecture teaching using Jenga.

 

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 $ 28 Feb 2023
Late Payment 450 $ 500 $ 600 $ 28 Mar 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 $ 250 $ 300 $ 26 Jan 2023
Regular Payment 250 $ 300 $ 400 $ 28 Feb 2023
Late Payment 350 $ 400 $ 500 $ 28 Mar 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 $ 200 $ 250 $ 28 Feb 2023

 *Note: Student discounts are only applied to students of the university hosting the conference.

  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact rrau@ierek-scholar.org 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.
  • Students  must  provide proof of enrollment in a university by providing an enrollment certificate or a valid university ID (with issue/ expiry date) etc.

B. Online Attendance

  Student / Partner University only Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Regular Payment 250 $ 300 $ 350 $ 28 Feb 2023
Late Payment 300 $ 350 $ 400 $ 28 Mar 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 200 $ 250 $ 300 $ 28 Feb 2023
Late Payment 250 $ 300 $ 350 $ 28 Mar 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 $ 100 $ 100 $ 28 Feb 2023

 

  • The fee covers:
    • A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
    • Acceptance Letters in softcopy
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Access to conference recordings 
    • Online streaming of in-person launch on campus
  • If multiple abstracts are submitted 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.
  • Students  must  provide proof of enrollment in a university by providing an enrollment certificate or a valid university ID (with issue/ expiry date) etc.

C. 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 €

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'.


Payment Methods

 Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer to the following bank account:

Account Name/ Beneficiary name: IEREK GMBH
Bank Account Name: Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw
Bank Address: PoststraBe 3, 75172 Pforzheim
VAT ID Number: USt-ldNr. DE 144 189 922
Account Number: 5210755
IBAN: DE75 6665 0085 0005 2107 55
BIC: PZHSDE66XXX
Address (IEREK): Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 37, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
Reason for Transaction: “RRAU - 2023

*** Please note that the transaction fee is solely the payee’s/ Remitter’s responsibility. The Beneficiary should receive the total amount specified above without deductions. Incomplete amounts may result in an outstanding amount and a request for completion***

***After you have completed the payment, kindly inform us with full transaction details. The transaction will remain marked as pending until we receive confirmation. After you make your transfer, kindly send us a scanned copy of the receipt to financialservices@ierek.com***

2. Online payment gateway (PayPal)

Participants who would like to complete their payments online must send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC financialservices@ierek.com to receive a customized link to complete their payments.

3. Cash in IEREK branches

Payment in person can be arranged. Please contact the conference coordinator/ Email to receive further information.

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 (if submitted) 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.
  • Online Payment (only) should only be completed once a proforma invoice is issued with respective instructions for successful payment.
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 01 Mar 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 10 Mar 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 15 May 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 15 Aug 2023
Early Payment Deadline 26 Jan 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 28 Feb 2023
Late Payment Deadline 27 Mar 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 20 Jan 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 30 Aug 2023
Conference Program 30 Mar 2023
Conference Launch 19 Apr 2023
Why Attend?

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. 

 

Why New Zealand is a great host in this field:

New Zealand is a small nation with a big reputation for ground-breaking research, creative ideas and cutting-edge technology. It has garnered a reputation as a world leader in the field of responsible architecture and resilience and is making, as well as contributing, to significant discoveries and innovations, making it a perfect fit for a host city.

The school of Architecture at the Unitec Institute of Technology is recognized as a leading proponent of research within the conference theme and topics. The school’s focus is on building performance and the act of construction is one of the reasons they are endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Registered Architects Board, the Commonwealth Association of Architects as well as have close connections with key industry organizations. More about the Unitec School of Architecture.

Through this collaboration, we aim to allow our authors to tap into and share the incredible work being done in New Zealand and across the globe, opening opportunities to connect with local and international experts, as well as share knowledge with colleagues and peers from 70+ different countries.

A rich program of keynote speeches, sessions and discussions will provide opportunities for networking to forge new links for collaboration. Furthermore, RRAU 2023 will include collective exhibitions, trade shows, design competitions and networking opportunities. Join RRAU 2023 in New Zealand, where we will join to discuss developments and tackle industry concerns to ensure a resilient future.

 

Benefits of Attending

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

Explore New Zealand

In New Zealand, you will experience a welcome like no other. Be inspired by stunning landscapes, natural wonders, rich culture and most importantly, warm and welcoming people. New Zealand’s breath-taking scenery is the perfect backdrop for a diverse range of activities, accommodation options, and world-class convention venues that suit every taste, setting the scene for an exceptional conference and event.

THINGS TO DO: A land of beauty and adventure, New Zealand is home to incredible activities and attractions. Learn more about things to do.

ITINERARIES: Need assistance on planning your New Zealand itinerary? Choose trips to suit your interests and how much time you have now.

ACCOMMODATION: New Zealand accommodation options are diverse, with something to suit every level of comfort and budget.

DESTINATIONS: Head for the snowy mountains, make a beeline for golden coastlines, or soak up café culture in a friendly town. Diverse scenery and unique culture mean there is a wide range of distinct places to visit in New Zealand, one of which is Auckland; our conference venue.

Getting to New Zealand

FLIGHTS: Traveling to New Zealand is easy. Flights are available from many international destinations and is about a 9 – 12-hour overnight flight from most countries on the Pacific Rim. Learn more about getting to New Zealand.

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. Location on maps.
Phone: +64 9-275 0789
Code: AKL

 

Bus stations

Gladstone Primary: Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand 1 min from the university (69 m). Location on maps.
Mount Albert: Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand 1 min from the university (43 m). Location on maps.
Benfield Avenue: 4 mins walking (300 m). Location on maps.

 

PASSPORTS, VISAS & ELECTRONIC TRAVEL AUTHORITY (ETA): When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.

New Zealand is visa free from 60 countries and territories. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (ICL). For more information on the TA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Participants from countries that are not within the visa-waiver countries list, must apply for a visa and begin the process no less than 3-months prior to their travel dates. Please note that, to receive your visa invitation letter from the inviting body (the university) payment to confirm your registration must be completed.

Biosecurity In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply. For more information on what items to declare, visit the Ministry for Primary Industries.

VACCINATIONS: No vaccinations are required to visit New Zealand.

DISCOVER AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO BE: Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city as it is known as a multi-cultural hub of food, music, arts and culture. More about Auckland. Also known as Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland sprawls over volcanic hills and around twin harbors, offering an exhilarating mix of natural wonders and urban adventures.

Auckland offers an urban environment where most people live within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanting holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture a passion for outstanding food, wine, and shopping, and you’re beginning to get the picture of Auckland, New Zealand, our largest and most diverse city.

More than just a city, Auckland is a whole region full of things to Experience. With many nearby activities, it is easy to hop from an adventure to the next. Things to do in Auckland.

Explore the emerald islands of the Hauraki Gulf by kayak, boat or on foot, or indulge in delicious food and wine at world-class vineyards. Explore further.

 

Figure 1 Kaitoke Beach, Great Barrier Island, Auckland by Scott Venning
Figure 2 Flight Hauraki, New Zealand
Figure 3 Rangitoto Summit Track, Auckland by Fraser Clements. 
For more Hauraki Gulf travel information, visit this link.
Figure 4 Maungawha (Mount Eden), a volcanic cone &
the highest natural point on the Auckland isthmus.
Figure 5 The Auckland War Memorial Museum built in the 1920s.

 

ACCOMMODATION IN AUCKLAND: Auckland Accommodation options are diverse, with something for every level comfort and budget. View accommodation options here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Here's your travel guide!

 

Visa Application

Information for your Visa application

New Zealand is visa free from 60 countries and territories. Visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (ICL). For more information on the TA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.

For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted/ confirmed applicants to facilitate visa issuance (Provided by the inviting body - the university).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Participants from countries that are not within the visa-waiver countries list, must apply for a visa and begin the process no less than 3-months prior to their travel dates. Please note that, to receive your visa invitation letter from the inviting body (the university) payment to confirm your registration must be completed.

Biosecurity In order to protect New Zealand and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry, or must be declared if they are deemed to present a biosecurity risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment. You may risk a fine if you fail to comply. For more information on what items to declare, visit the Ministry for Primary Industries.

 

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, the participant must confirm their attendance by completing payment (refer to Conference Fees).

2- The participant should provide the following information/ documentation to the conference's official email:

  • Conference Payment confirmation/ receipt
  • 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

3- IEREK will issue the needed invitation letter as provided by the inviting body (university) to facilitate/ support the visa application process.

4- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for the VISA not less than 3 months prior to his/her travel date.

NOTE: IEREK we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy. That said, IEREK disclaims any responsibility surrounding the grant or refusal of the visa as it is at the sole discretion of the Embassy/ consulate and Visa application center. IEREK is neither involved in the process nor is liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any delay in processing or grant or rejection of the visa application of any applicant by the Embassy, which reserves the right to ask for further documentation and to refuse the visa application.

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

Auckland Council

The Auckland council is the local authority that is responsible for all local government decisions and responsibilities in the Auckland region. As of 1 November 2010, the Auckland Council became a unitary authority through the amalgamation of 1 regional council and 7 territorial authorities. The Auckland Council has two complementary and non-hierarchical decision-making parts: (1) The governing body, consisting of a mayor elected by all Aucklanders and 20 councilors elected on a ward basis. (2) Twenty-one local boards, with members elected by the registered voters within the geographic boundaries of each local board area…Read More.

 

Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is responsible for promoting New Zealand as a visitor destination in key markets. It is a Crown entity governed by a board. Their executive team works with our global whānau to deliver their purpose and objectives. Their activity is carefully focused on several key markets around the world and a select group of consumers within those key markets. They work offshore to encourage their target market, the 'Active Considerer' to come and visit the region… Read More.

Flyer & Poster

To Download Conference Flyer, Click Here

To Download Conference Poster, Click Here

Partners