Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism
Resilient and Responsible Architecture and Urbanism

Call For Abstracts

  • 10, Apr / 12, Apr 2018
  • Hanze University, Netherlands
Conference Email
rrau@ierek.com
Introduction

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.

Conference Topics
  1. 1. Ramping Up Net Energy Zero Buildings
  2. 2. Future Proofing And Occupant Satisfaction Of Net Energy Zero Buildings
  3. 3. Energy Efficient Urban Areas
  4. 4. Resource Efficiency & Circular Processes
  5. 5. Governance
  6. 6. Water Management In The Built Environment
  7. 7. Business Models
  8. 8. Maintenance For Buildings
  9. 9. Transformation Of Environments
  10. 10. Renewable Energy Generation
  11. 11. Sustainable Buildings
  12. 12. Architecture And Urbanism
  13. 13. Economic Developments
  14. 14. Changing Demographics
  15. 15. Communication Technologies
  16. 16. Construction Sector
  17. 17. Green Objects And Sustainable Urban
Benefits Of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial on the professional level. Conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

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.

Publications
The conference proceedings will be published in “Resourceedings” hosted by “SSRN by ELSEVIER”. Publication in a book series by Springer will only be applicable to the selected papers that will be supervised by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material. Thus, such outstanding material will lead to the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases.
Program
DAY 1 10 Apr 2018
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch
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DAY 2 11 Apr 2018
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11:40—14:00 Coffee Break
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 3 12 Apr 2017
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11:00—11:30 Coffee Break
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers' committee to go through the revision process:

  • Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

· Accepted for publication (with minor editing changes).

· Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

· Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented, as well as a sound literature and methodology of the work.

  • First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers' committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

  • Uploading Full-Length Paper:

Authors who are allowed to upload their full-length paper(s) should use the same account details to upload their full paper(s).

  • Second Acceptance:

The final paper will proceed to the primary revision to be checked if it meets the conference proceedings standards. Once it gets accepted, the author of the paper will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

  • Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to the final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

  • Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

Those with full papers and who have paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Are the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

These are the registration and revision procedures for publication that all authors should follow.

Plagiarism Policy

IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process,  on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism. Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Refund / Withdrawal Policy

Please note that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa if needed, by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:

Cancellation Policy Up to 60 days before the event Up to 50 days before the event Up to 40 days before the event 39 days before the event
Penalty 20% 50% 70% 100%

EXCEPTION

A refund is not possible if

-An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

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

-All matters have been finalized (accommodation/travel expenses paid for)

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason for rejection is due to an error on our part, the participant will be refunded their full fee with a deduction of a 20% administration fee.

Documents to be issued by IEREK to acquire a visa are as follows:

*Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

*Visa Invitation Letter

*Invoice/proof of payment

We encourage all authors and attendees to ensure their having acquired all documents (those applicable) mentioned.

If the reason for rejection is not related to any of the aforementioned and is an error on the participant’s part, the following will apply:

*Authors: may choose to let their co-author present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. If the author does not have a co-author, a member of the scientific committee shall present on the author’s behalf.

*Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.

Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 26th November 2017
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 6th December 2017
Full Paper Submission Deadline 10th January 2018
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 9th February 2018
Early Payment Deadline 10th January 2018
Regular Payment Deadline 9th February 2018
Late Payment Deadline 11th March 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 9th February 2018
Letter of Final Acceptance 9th February 2018
Conference Program 11th March 2018
Conference Launch 10th April 2018
Author Instructions

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).

Note:
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.

Note: Only selected papers will be published by Springer in the Resourceedings Journal, and the writing Template will be sent by Email to the corresponding Author

To download Archive’s template, Click Here!

Visa Application

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.

Conference Venue

Hanze University, Groningen

Conference Fees

Instructions

  • Each research paper should have at least one main author who should pay the full fees (Author’s fees + Publication Fees), even if the main author is a Master’s or a Ph.D. candidate, and even if the author won’t be able to attend the conference.
  • These fees include the registration of only one author to the conference. (As shown in the table, row 1, for the early payment or row 2 or normal payment)
  • A research paper fees allow only one author, whether he is the corresponding author or any co-author to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference book in both hard and soft copy (a Printed book + a CD)
  • In case of there are co-authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table, row 4) without attending. In case of one or more of these authors need to attend the conference, they should complete the fees to attend as audience (Shown in the table, row 5)
  • The fees of Conference book (hard copy + CD) for audiences and co-authors, is shown in the table row 3
  • In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they must pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 5).

Cancellations / Refunds

  • Delegates who cancel their registration due to special circumstances less than 60 days before the start of the conference and do not have a paper published in the proceedings will receive a complete refund minus a €100 administration charge.
  • Once an acceptance letter has been issued, this means that the publishing of the proceedings book is in the process, and a refund will not be possible.
  • Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa (if needed), by sending an invitation letter, but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.
  • Cancellation or withdrawal of a paper or an abstract from our system after it has been revised and receiving its accepted, has a penalty to be paid, in the case of either previous payment or not, €50 for the abstract and € 150 for the full paper before its delegation.
Authors & Publication Fees
Author fees for Early Payment (Before January 10, 2018) EUR 400
Author fees for Regular Payment (Before February 10, 2018) EUR 500
Author fees for Late Payment (Before March 10, 2018) EUR 600
Regular Attendance Fees
Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests) EUR 200
Extra
Coneference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100
Conference Program

Preliminarily programme Resilient & Responsible Architecture & Urbanism 2018

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  

12.30     LUNCH

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

more information:

http://www.rug.nl/about-us/who-are-we/sustainability/sustainable-construction/projects/energy-academy-europe?lang=en

https://www.energyacademy.org

 

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

12.30     LUNCH

13.30     Session 3

14.30     Refreshments

15.00     Transition Zero Award (student team award)

15.30     Groningen City Walk

more information: https://toerisme.groningen.nl/en/see-and-do/architectuur/historische-gebouwen

19.00     DINNER

 

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

13.00     LUNCH

14.00     Excursion (optional)

Partnership
   
       
   
Keynote Speakers
Marthijn Pool Marthijn Pool
Professor Ina Horlings Professor Ina Horlings
Professor Amira Osman Professor Amira Osman
Professor Dr. Denise Morado Professor Dr. Denise Morado
Wafaa Nadeem Wafaa Nadeem
Wim Bakens Wim Bakens
Harry Vedder Harry Vedder
Professor Elles Bulder Professor Elles Bulder