Our attitudes, business models, products, services and actions related to the design, build, maintenance and transformation of our Built Environments have to change fundamentally. New build, renovation, and restoration projects increasingly focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, sustainable building, water management and resource efficiency. This is not so strange when you consider the implications of a growing global population and rise in living standards. More and more Resources will be necessary to meet global demand.
For a long time, we have treated natural resources as if they were infinite and the use of toxic substances as something of little significance. Those times now seem to be well and truly over. From studies towards major turnarounds in our society by Economists, we know that major transitions occur when Structural social changes meet major economic developments and new disruptive technology. Recent financial crises, a major increase of world population, growing resource usage, Changing Demographics (e.g. aging & urbanization) in combination with the possibilities created by the disruptive information and communication technologies is an indication that we are currently on the threshold of such a period in history. This presents major challenges to our society, the current built environment and consequently to architecture, urban planning, and the construction sector.
The built environment has a major impact on how we experience the quality of our daily life. With a world population that is predicted to grow considerably, the demand for Energy and resources is likely to increase and not diminish. Since the construction sector is currently responsible for 40% of energy consumption, 40% resource usage and 40% of waste globally, it is one of the most important sectors in which a real impact can be made to improve our ecological footprint. This means Architecture and Urbanism are facing a major challenge. But then still, finding answers in designing and realizing green objects and Sustainable Urban only will not be enough. Addressing these issues successfully can never be done without considering how man experiences the quality of the built environment. More than ever architecture and urbanism have the responsibility to include issues important to ordinary people, e.g. the affordability of housing, the accessibility of the Urban Environment for elderly, healthy and comfortable places to live, safe working conditions, new jobs and maintaining the quality of life in regional areas with a shrinking population.
This demands an interdisciplinary approach for architects as well as urban designers and an integrated supply chain to execute the developed plans.
The aim of this Conference is to exchange knowledge and experience in ramping up the future-proofing of new and existing dwellings and communities.
Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level. Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.
You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.
Not to mention, 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. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.
It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.
Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard cover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD 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 (http://www.IEREK.com) 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.
|DAY 1||10 Apr 2018|
|9:15||Registration & coffee|
|10.00||Opening Rob Verhofstad (board Hanze University of Applied Sciences)|
|10.10||Welcome knowledge centre for the Built Environment|
|10.20||Welcome Urban Energy|
|10.30||Keynote 1 – Marthijn Pool – community building & architecture – architect director Space & Matter Amsterdam|
|11.00||Keynote 2 – representative of local energy communities|
|12.00||Keynote 3 – Professor Ina Horlings 'resilience, resourcefulness and governance' - Faculty of Spacial Sciences, University of Groningen|
|14.30||Changing + refreshments|
|15.00||workshops e.g. biobased Tiny Housing, flexible & sustainable textile building components and the WE energy game|
|16.00||Project visits + drinks: BuildinG & Energy Academy|
Wednesday April 11: resilience, resourcefulness & inclusion
|9.30||Keynote 4 – Professor Amira Osman – developments in South Africa - Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa|
Keynote 5 – Professor Dr. Denise Morado – developments in Brasil - PRAXIS (Social Practices in Urban Space), School of Architecture, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Keynote 6 – Wafaa Nadeem – developments in Egypt - German University in Cairo, Egypt
|15.00||Transition Zero Award (student team award)|
|15.30||Groningen City Walk|
Thursday April 12: future developments
|9.30||Keynote 7 – Wim Bakens – CIB, worldwide trends & developments|
|10:00||keynote 8 – Harry Vedder – Living Regions|
|10:30||Changing + refreshments|
|12:00||Closing session with Professor Elles Bulder – resilient area development – Hanze University of Applied Sciences|
Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers' committee to go through the revision process:
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.
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.
Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
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.
|Abstract Submissions Deadline||9th December 2017|
|Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance||16th December 2017|
|Full Paper Submission Deadline||10th January 2018|
|Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance||8th March 2018|
|Early Payment Deadline||9th January 2018|
|Regular Payment Deadline||12th March 2018|
|Late Payment Deadline||10th April 2018|
|Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry)||8th March 2018|
|Letter of Final Acceptance||8th March 2018|
|Conference Program||10th March 2018|
|Conference Launch||10th April 2018|
Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download).
Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.
English will be the official language of the Conference
Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.
To download Resourceeding's template, Click Here!
For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.
Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.
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.
Cancellations / Refunds
|Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests)||EUR 250|
|Fees for Non-attending Co-authors||EUR 50|
|Fees for Audiences (Learners, Interests)||EUR 250|
|Fees for Attending Co-Authors||EUR 250|
|Fees for Non-attending Co-Authors||EUR 50|
|Author fees for Early Payment (Before January 10, 2018)||EUR 400|
|Author fees for Regular Payment (Before March 12, 2018)||EUR 500|
|Author fees for Late Payment (after March 12, 2018)||EUR 600|
|Conference book (Hard copy + CD)||EUR 100|
Tuesday, April 10:
09.15 Registration & Coffee
10.00 Opening Rob Verhofstad (board Hanze University of Applied Sciences)
10.10 Welcome knowledge centre for the Built Environment
10.30 Keynote 1 – Marthijn Pool – Community Building & Architecture – Architect director Space & Matter Amsterdam
11.00 Keynote 2 – Representative of Local Energy Communities
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 Keynote 3 – Professor Ina Horlings 'Resilience, Resourcefulness and Rovernance' - Faculty of Spacial Science, University of Groningen
13.30 Session 1
14.30 Changing + Refreshments
15.00 workshops e.g. biobased Tiny Housing, flexible & sustainable textile building components and the WE energy game.
16.00 Project visits + drinks: BuildinG & Energy Academy
Wednesday, April 11: Resilience, Resourcefulness & Inclusion
9.30 Keynote 4 – Professor Amira Osman – Developments in South Africa - Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
10.00 Keynote 5 – Professor Dr. Denise Morado – Developments in Brasil - PRAXIS (Social Practices in Urban Space), School of Architecture, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
10.30 Keynote 6 – Wafaa Nadeem – Developments in Egypt - German University in Cairo, Egypt
11.30 Coffee break
11.30 Session 2
13.30 Session 3
15.00 Transition Zero Award (student team award)
15.30 Groningen City Walk
Thursday, April 12: future developments
9.30 Keynote 7 – Wim Bakens – CIB, worldwide trends & developments
10.00 keynote 8 – Harry Vedder – Living Regions
10.30 Changing + Refreshments
11.00 Session 4
12.00 Closing session with Professor Elles Bulder – Resilient area development – Hanze University of Applied Sciences
14.00 Excursion (optional)
Community Building & Architecture
Professor Ina Horlings
'Resilience, Resourcefulness and Rovernance'
Faculty of Spacial Science, University of Groningen.
Professor Amira Osman
Developments in South Africa
Tshwane University of Technology,
Pretoria, South Africa.
Professor Dr. Denise Morado
Developments in Brasil
PRAXIS (Social Practices in Urban Space),
School of Architecture,
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais,
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Developments in Egypt
German University in Cairo, Egypt
CIB, worldwide trends & developments.
M3V Advies & Management. Delft University Of Technology
Professor Elles Bulder
Resilient area development
Hanze University of Applied Sciences