Sustainability in Creative Industries 2nd Edition
Sustainability in Creative Industries 2nd Edition

Conference Overview

ASTI Scopus-Indexed Book Series

  • 07, Nov / 09, Nov 2023
  • Online Conference (In Collaboration with Universitas Ciputra)
Conference Email
[email protected]

The second edition of the International Conference on “Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI)” organized in collaboration with Universitas Ciputra Indonesia and other supporting co-hosts: Ikado Surabaya, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Universitas Surabaya (UBAYA). The conference was held online from the 7th to the 8th of November 2023.

The conference aimed to address the wide array of applications in creative industries and introduce a productive discourse on the aspect of sustainability, and the implementation of sustainable practices within them. Talking points such as technological utilization, nature-based solutions, sustainable business models for creative industries, and education for sustainable design, convey the main message of the conference, which is the implementation of sustainable practices within all creative industries.

Some of the main topics that were discussed include:

1- Modern Creative Education and Sustainability

2- Sustainable Practices in Creative Industries

3- Heritage Representation and Historical Significance in Creative Industries

4- Sustainable Creative Design Methodologies

5- Creativity in the Modern Age of Digitalization

6- Entrepreneurial and Creative Leadership


Day 1:

The Opening Ceremony started with online registration and welcoming speeches from the Conference Chair Dr. Astrid Kusumowidagdo, followed by a speech from Ms Agustini Rahayu, Director for Strategic Studies of Indonesia, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.


It also welcomed Prof. Dennis Cheek from the IESEG School of Management, France, and prof. Alessandro Brun from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, as Keynote speakers at our conference. Their presentations have been truly inspiring.



Day 2:

The 2nd day of the conference started with a keynote speech by prof. Boyeun Kim, Associate Professor of Digital Media Design at Hongik University IDAS with a speech titled “Design Education and Korean Brands for a Sustainable Future” followed by many interesting sessions, presentations and discussions.




The creative economy and industry are rapidly growing sectors as of today, it not only has a notable monetary impact on the world’s economy but also a substantial non-monetary value, accordingly impacting not only our economy but our social development as well. Although sustainability is not a recently developed topic, as an industry that contributes to economic, social, cultural, and even environmental development, the discussions about sustainable growth in the creative industry are required to be studied, continuously.

The creative industry shapes many of the interfaces that we use daily, how you use your phone, interact with your computer, or even interface with touch screens in the public. Advances in computer science & technology have allowed the creative industry to flourish, promoting its visage all around us, integrating beauty and artistic expression in everyday life. State-of-the-art developments on this front are experimenting with Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, which will allow us to fully immerse ourselves in a virtual plane, pushing forward the boundaries of creativity, and enabling artists and developers to unlock their full potential. Developments such as these stand to benefit scientific and engineering fields as well, through innovations in design & modeling applications that will allow for advancements never before seen.

Plainly translated, sustainable development can be defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” And so, the creative economy is not only one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy, but it is also a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation, and export earnings. It empowers people to take ownership of their own development and stimulates innovation and creativity which can drive inclusive and sustainable growth.

The 2nd edition of this multi-disciplinary conference will take place online as a virtual conference and will aim to encourage ideas for sustainable development in the creative industry by emphasizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as their application in creative industries and the contributions of the creative industry in achieving the SDGs.


The term “Creative Industries” acts as an umbrella that envelops a multitude of creative fields that range from music and artistic expression, fashion and textile manufacturing, to front-end development, photography, and videography. The scope of the 2nd edition of the “Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI)” conference addresses the wide array of applications in creative industries and introduces a productive discourse on the aspect of sustainability, and the implementation of sustainable practices within them. Talking points such as technological utilization, nature-based solutions, sustainable business models for creative industries, and education for sustainable design, convey the main message of the conference, which is the implementation of sustainable practices within all creative industries.

Statement of Purpose

The transformative field of creative industries plays a major role in nations’ productions and economic growth. Innovations in the field aid us all, in terms of self-expression, well-being, and surprisingly, safety. It thus proves vital, that we look to implement sustainable practices in creative industries, to continually reap its benefits. The 2nd edition of SCI aims to interconnect creatives, scholars, and researchers in the field to further deliberate upon various techniques of sustainability across different fields of creative industry, ensuring their continuation for years to come, while pursuing the safety of our planet, through climate change mitigation practices.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Modern Creative Education and Sustainability

    1.1. Representation of Sustainability in Modern Media and Creative Outlets
    1.2. Innovations in Creative Methods of Learning
    1.3. Enabling Creativity and Freedom of Expression through Livable Campuses
    1.4. Modern Virtual Spaces (AR/VR) for Education
    1.5. Interactivity, Responsiveness, and Expression in Remote Learning
    1.6. Mental Health Implications of Remote Learning and Isolated Environments
    1.7. Equity and Equal Opportunities in Education

  • 2. Sustainable Practices in Creative Industries

    2.1. Efficiency and Recyclability in the Fashion and Textile Industries
    2.2. Sustainability in Media and Marketing Industries
    2.3. Environmentally Conscious Architectural Development and Interior Design
    2.4. Utilization of Environmentally Friendly Materials in Crafts and Artisanal Professions
    2.5. Smart Fabrics, Embedded, and Wearable Technology
    2.6. Novel Simulation and Manufacturing Methods and Technologies

  • 3. Heritage Representation and Historical Significance in Creative Industries

    3.1. The Immortalization of Cultures through Art
    3.2. Typography and Calligraphy, and the Legacy of Language
    3.3. Fashion and Textiles Through the Years
    3.4. Geographic Identities in Creativity and Art
    3.5. Creative Methodologies for Preserving Cultural Heritage

  • 4. Sustainable Creative Design Methodologies

    4.1. Biomimetic Design and Its Applications
    4.2. Adaptive Reuse of Urban Areas and Construction
    4.3. Interactive Urban Spaces
    4.4. Human-centered Design
    4.5. Nature-based solutions

  • 5. Creativity in the Modern Age of Digitalization

    5.1. The Increasing Competence of Artificial Intelligence Created Art
    5.2. Ethical Concerns of Creative Expression of Artificial Intelligence
    5.3. Innovative Modelling Techniques
    5.4. The Threat of the Rise of Consumerism as a Cultural Norm

  • 6. Entrepreneurial and Creative Leadership

    6.1. Creative Management Strategies for a Modern Workforce
    6.2. Sustainability-Focused Leadership in Enterprise
    6.3. Incentivizing Sustainable Business Practices Through Governmental Policy
    6.4. Smart Leadership and Entrepreneurial Methods
    6.5. Manufacturing the Perfect User Experience/Interaction

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline "Round Two" 10 July 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 15 July 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 25 Sep 2023
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline "Round Three" 20 Oct 2023
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 30 Oct 2023
Late Payment Deadline 07 Oct 2023
Conference Program 07 Oct 2023
Conference Launch 07 Nov 2023
Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Sustainability In Creative Industries (2nd SCI)  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 a Full paper with (4,000 – 6,000+ words) limit. 

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).

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.

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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.  

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BAHETH International Journal - Arabian Researchers Database (Arabic Papers only)

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Keynote Speaker

Dennis Cheek

Visiting Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, IESEG School of Management, France

Dennis Cheek has been a professor, executive, global consultant, chief learning officer, and serial entrepreneur with leadership and research and development experience at regional, national, and international levels. He was a co-founder and the inaugural Executive Director of the National Creativity Network (NCN) in the USA. The NCN works with organizations across America and Canada to advance imagination, creativity and innovation in all sectors of society, including the creative economy and creative industries. The NCN issued a seminal report on the US creative economy during his tenure for which he was both a contributor and editor. Dennis co-organized with other organizations and individuals a series of important national and international meetings to advance discussions about the creative economy, creative industries as well as all varieties of entrepreneurship and innovation. He was a principal initial author of the Duluth Manifesto on Cultural Entrepreneurship, a document ultimately signed by individuals from 26 organizations in 15 nations from five continents in 2015. Presently, Cheek is Chief Learning Officer (CLO), CFO, and co-founder of the Career Cornerstone Center - a US-based nonprofit and CLO for Values Education Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based for-profit providing educational and business services to SE Asian clients, principally in Vietnam. Additionally, he has been a Visiting Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship since 2013 in the undergraduate and graduate programs of IÉSEG School of Management in Paris and Lille, France where he also has supervised MSc theses and consulting projects since 2016. He has been an ongoing external adviser, consultant, and/or visiting professor since 2009 to the private Universitas Ciputra in Indonesia. Professor Cheek is a co-founder of 12 other nonprofits including the international Campbell Collaboration (campbellcollaboration.org), Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (National University of Singapore Business School, 2011-2019), and Times2 STEM Academy (a public charter school in Rhode Island). He served as a vice president at the Ewing Marion Kauffman and John Templeton foundations, two of the 50 largest US private foundations by asset size. He conceived the idea of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress - the GEC of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) - when at Kauffman.

Alessandro Brun

Full Professor of Quality and Luxury Management at Politecnico di Milano, and founder and owner of the niche fragrance house MASQUE MILANO

Alessandro Brun holds a Master Degree with distinction in Production and Management Engineering and a PhD on the same subject. Full Professor of Quality Management at the MSc in Management Engineering, and Director of Master in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management (MGLuxM) and Global Executive Master of Luxury Management (GEMLux) al MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Management. He is a very prolific scientific author, having published - between 2000 and 2020 - more than 200 papers on scientific journals, books and book chapters. In particular his publications on the topic of Luxury Supply Chain are widely quoted. He is the founder of the “Sustainable Luxury Academy”, a cultural initiative involving companies active on the challenges of Sustainability in the Luxury Fashion sector.

Boyeun Kim

Associate Professor of Digital Media Design at Hongik University IDAS

Boyeun Kim is a designer/design professor with over decades of experience. She has worked with a variety of industry projects as well as teaching designology(design+methodology: a term she has invented) at Hongik University, South Korea's top arts institution. Her focus is on helping students understand the core of design, break preconceptions, and bring out their inner stories, despite the challenges. She emphasizes a student-centric approach and has developed unique teaching methods and thesis guidance techniques. Boyeun is a Vice-Chairman of Exhibition Division of Brand Association of Korea and previously worked as Invited Professor at Purdue University.

Conference Fees

A. Online 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)
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 350 € 25 Sep 2023
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 400 € 10 Oct 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 300 € 25 Sep 2023
Late Payment 250 € 300 € 350 € 10 Oct 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 100 € 100 € 25 Sep 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
  • 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.
  • 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 soft copy. 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. 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: 











*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 

Kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/ email and CC [email protected] to receive bank details to complete the payment.

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 [email protected] 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:

  • The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 20 June 2023 to 07 Oct 2023. Regular payment discounts are available till August 2023. Read more on Important Dates. For information on payment dates, kindly send a request to the conference coordinator/email and CC [email protected] to receive payment details to complete the payment.

  • 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.

Author's Instructions

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, based on 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 of at least 150 – 300 words through the website.
  • The abstract should be concise and clearly state the proposed research study's purpose, results, and conclusions.
  • 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 prior to submission
  • To submit your abstract, you first need to (1) click on the “Register” button on the conference page, (2) click on “Submit Now” and:
    • Select the Topic in which you are making the submission
    • Insert the title of your study in the "Paper Title" section
    • Insert the full abstract in the "Abstract" section/upload a file in the .pdf, .doc, .docm, or .docx format
    • Add in writing 3 – 5 keywords that define the field, subfield, topic, and research area covered by the article to help other researchers understand and find your work.
    • Provide the names, affiliations, and E-mails of all authors/ co-authors involved
    • Confirm your submission by ticking having read the instructions and “submit Abstract”

Step 2.1: Abstract Acceptance

  • After acceptance of your abstract of at least (150 – 300 words), you will receive a proforma invoice and specific instructions to complete the payment online or by bank transfer (See Conference Fees) to confirm your participation,
  • Once your abstract has been accepted, please refer to the important dates tab and carefully review the announced dates to avoid late payment, as late payment comes at an extra charge (early bird/regular/late).
  • After successfully completing payment, you will be issued upon request with the following:
    • A signed/ stamped abstract acceptance letter
    • Please note that acceptance of participation, abstract submission, and extended abstract/short paper submissions all have different deadlines. To stay up to date and avoid paying extra fees, or delaying your paper, please carefully review the important dates tab.
    • Receipt of Payment/ Payment Invoice
    • Visa Invitation Letter, if needed
  • After abstract acceptance, you may be given the option to extend the abstract to publish your work in the conference proceedings in ASTI published by Springer Nature (indexed in Scopus/SCImago) (optional not obligatory).

    This is not a prerequisite for presenting your work at the conference. Meaning, you can present your submitted abstract without intending to publish your work.

Step 2.2: Abstract Extension / Short Paper (Optional)

  • Your short paper / extended abstract should be 4 – 6 pages long and submitted before the paper submission deadline, in English, and fit within one of the conference topics.
  • The Extended abstract i.e., the short paper should follow the research paper structure as follows: Abstract (+keywords), Introduction, problem statement, and study aim, Review of the Literature, Methodology, results and conclusion/ discussion, References list using the Paper Writing Template.
  • The submission (short paper i.e. extended abstract) should be made following the same procedure followed for the abstract or sent to the conference email.
  • Here: Authors may need more pages than the allotted maximum of 6 to insert figures, tables, appendixes, etc. In this case, they can submit regular papers (max. 12 pages) with the same fixed fee. For a detailed outline of the fees, please refer to the payment table in the conference fees tab.
  • 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.

يمكنك تقديم بحثك باللغة العربية (مع كتابة الملخص باللغة الأنجليزية)، وسيتم نشرها بعد المراجعة في مجلة باحث (مجلة علمية محكمة تنشر أبحاثا أكاديمية في مجالات الهندسة والتكنولوجيا)

Step 3: Rigorous Peer Review Process (double-blind)

This process can only be initiated after payment completion and confirmation:

  • If submitted, the extension (short paper) will be preliminarily checked (iThenticate plagiarism/ similarity screening Software, readability, and scope) and it will be peer-reviewed. If similarity issues are detected, the following will apply:
    • % from all sources: 10-15%
    • % from one source: 3-5%
    • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
    • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If your short paper is accepted by the Editors for publishing with comments/ requested modifications, our Editors (publishing department) will contact you once a decision is made and you will be asked to revise and correct it. After resubmission, it will be re-checked. Note: There may be more than one round of peer review and the decision rests with the editors of the title. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.
  • If your short paper is accepted for publishing without edits/ comments, the corresponding author will be contacted to provide the final version of their chapters/ papers following Springer Guidelines and sign the Springer consent-to-publish (CTP) form to authorize publication in the conference proceedings.
  • A back-and-forth process: modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted where needed. Participants/ Authors should regularly check their emails (Junk/ Spam folders).
  • If you are not interested in publishing an extended abstract in the proceedings in ASTI by Springer Nature, please inform the conference support ([email protected]).

Step 4: Extended paper 

  • After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their research, 8 – 12+ pages in length, (optional) of their short papers for publishing in an edited volume to be published by Springer Nature.
  • Publishing your short paper (i.e., extended abstract) in the conference proceedings does not prevent the submission of the full version for publishing consideration after the conference if the similarity percentages (SR%) in Step 3 are taken into account.
Participants’ Instructions


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

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

Types of Participation

1. Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish in Conference proceedings

Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract then full paper following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

For any reason, authors may wish to submit a pre-recorded video presentations no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.

2. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Full Paper) without presenting/ attending

All accepted papers of the Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI) 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 The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press. (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

3. 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/full paper.

Scientific Committee

Dr Kamran Yeganegi

Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran

Dr. Kamran Yegani Member of the academic staff of the Industrial Engineering Department of Islamic Azad University. Also, Senior Researcher, Department of Energy Studies, Center for Middle East Studies and Member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Engineering Association of Iran. More than 15 years of experience in the board of directors of industrial and banking companies.


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Attendance Guide:

*Please note that the following conference program is not final; minor changes could take place within the coming few days and it'll be updated accordingly. All participants should regularly check the program until the event launch.

*Access to the event link may be requested through the conference's official email.

*A testing day (using the same meeting ID & passcode shared with registered participants) will take place on Sunday 5 November 2023. To join and test the platform, please check your inbox or contact us.

*For Guidence on using breakout sessions/ rooms can be found here: https://youtu.be/GDKJM6JhyUY?t=144

*Authors should check their internet connection prior to the conference, test their microphones and video cameras prior to the launch to ensure a smooth delivery and event.

*It is highly recommended for speakers to put on their video cameras during their presentations.

*Recorded videos cannot be played during the conference without prior need/ notice by emailing the conference coordinators/ organizers. All participants (authors) must share their screens and present their work in real-time. Alternatively, a substitute/ co-author may present on the participant's behalf after sending their information to the conference coordinators.

*All authors joining the online platform should insert their IEREK website-registered first and last names. Example: Raneem Adel

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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.

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 Issn Number

The print ISSN number of the International Conference on "Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI)" is


The online ISSN number of SCI conference is