Creative industries play a vital role in today’s society, transforming bland and dull structures into engaging and magnificent experiences. Creative design grips us, and demands our attention, it is thus imperative that we deliberate and ponder upon its longevity for years to come. The sustainability of creative industries stands to benefit us all, no matter your field of expertise. Novel innovations proposed recently aim to refine a multitude of disciplines, ranging from business practices, social networking, design and modeling technology, to user experience optimization and virtual/augmented reality inventions. Not only are creative industries extremely valuable in a monetary sense, but additionally, they improve our mental well-being, decrease our stress levels and ensure our children can grow in a healthy and safe environment.
The march of progress, however, cannot come at the cost of nature and the environment around us. Efforts made by scholars and researchers in recent years dive into the topic of Nature-based Solutions (NbS), which aim to lessen the impact on the environment, through the notion of a healthy and well-managed ecosystem. Implementing nature-based solutions can prove invaluable to all people; reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and securing water resources. Following the guidelines of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also ensures the longevity of creative industries for generations to come, while ensuring the safety of our environment.
In this regard, we announce the 3rd International Conference on Sustainability in Creative Industries (SCI). This year, SCI is proud to collaborate with Universitas Ciputra, Indonesia, to bring you a groundbreaking online conference experience. Mark your calendars for the 5th to 7th of November 2024, as we embark on a transformative journey into the realm of sustainable practices within the creative industries.
SCI has quickly established itself as a premier platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, knowledge exchange, and innovative ideas surrounding sustainability in the creative sectors. With each passing year, we have witnessed a growing recognition of the vital role played by these industries in shaping our societies, economies, and environment. As such, it has become imperative to explore ways to enhance their sustainability and foster a harmonious relationship between creativity, business, and the planet.
Under the theme "Creative Sustainability: Nurturing Innovation, Empowering Change," the 3rd International Conference on Sustainability in Creative Industries will serve as a melting pot of ideas, insights, and best practices. This multifaceted event will bring together leading academics, industry professionals, policymakers, and creative practitioners from around the globe. By fostering meaningful conversations and collaborations, SCI aims to drive positive change and propel the creative industries towards a more sustainable future.
Furthermore, the collaboration with Universitas Ciputra, a renowned academic institution committed to fostering entrepreneurship and sustainable development, adds significant value to our conference. This partnership will enable us to leverage the expertise and perspectives of Indonesian scholars and professionals, enriching our discussions with a distinct regional context.
We are excited to embrace the digital realm as our conference venue, as it allows us to transcend geographical boundaries and engage with a global audience. The conference will be hosted in online format that ensures accessibility, inclusivity, and reduced environmental impact, aligning perfectly with our sustainability goals. Participants will have the opportunity to connect, network, and exchange ideas through our user-friendly virtual platform, making this conference a truly immersive and enriching experience.
The publication will be indexed in Scopus through the publishing partner, the renowned publisher Springer Nature has extended their support to the 3rd International Conference on Sustainability in Creative Industries as a publishing partner. This collaboration ensures that the high-quality research presented at the conference will have a lasting impact and reach a wider audience.
We express our gratitude to Springer Nature for their support and commitment to fostering academic excellence and knowledge dissemination. This collaboration will undoubtedly enhance the scholarly impact of the conference and facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas and research findings among the global community of scholars and practitioners.
We encourage all participants to seize this exceptional opportunity to showcase their research and contribute to the growing body of knowledge in the field. We look forward to receiving your valuable submissions and witnessing the collective impact of our efforts in driving sustainability in the creative industries.
1. Sustainable Design and Innovation
Sustainable Creative Design Methodologies
Sustainable materials and technologies in design
Circular design and the role of upcycling
Eco-friendly packaging solutions for creative products
Design thinking for sustainable innovation
Biomimicry and its applications in creative design
Adaptive Reuse and recycling
2. Creativity in Leadership and Digitalization in the Modern Age
The Increasing Competence of Artificial Intelligence in Creating Art
Ethical Concerns Regarding the Creative Expression of Artificial Intelligence
Innovative Modeling Techniques
Creative Management Strategies for a Modern Workforce
Sustainability-Focused Leadership in Enterprises
Incentivizing Sustainable Business Practices Through Government Policies
Smart Leadership and Entrepreneurial Methods
Manufacturing the Perfect User Experience/Interaction
Software, applications, and technologies used in leadership and management
3. Sustainable Architecture, Urbanism and Construction Materials Industry
Green building design and sustainable construction materials
Urban regeneration and sustainable city planning
Smart cities, smart buildings, and their contribution to environmental sustainability
Biophilic design and its impact on human well-being
Sustainable transportation, supply chain, and mobility in urban areas
Low-carbon cement production and alternative binders
Energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction in manufacturing construction materials
Life cycle analysis of construction materials: environmental impacts and improvements
Recycled and alternative materials in brick and ceramics manufacturing
4. Creativity and Sustainability in Interior Design and Home Furnishings
Harmonizing Aesthetics and Eco-Friendliness
Innovative Materials and Sustainable Sourcing
Functional Design for Sustainable Living Spaces
Revitalizing Vintage and Upcycled Furniture
Incorporating Natural Elements for Biophilic Design
Energy Efficiency and Smart Home Integration
Minimizing Waste through Minimalist Design
Ethical Practices in Manufacturing and Production
Designing for Longevity and Adaptability
5. Creative Industries in Textile and Fashion
Sustainable textile dyeing and printing techniques
Closed-loop textile recycling and upcycling initiatives
Sustainable sourcing of natural fibers and materials
Sustainable supply chain management in the fashion industry
Innovative sustainable fashion business models, consumption, and behavior change
Smart Fabrics and Embedded Innovative Materials and Wearable Technology
Novel Simulation and Manufacturing Methods and Technologies
Circular economy approaches in the fashion industry
Slow fashion and the importance of conscious consumption
6. Plastics and Polymer Industries
Sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics
Plastic waste management and recycling technologies
Biodegradable and compostable plastics: opportunities and challenges
Extended producer responsibility in the plastics industry
Designing for plastic reduction and life cycle assessment: eco-design principles
Sustainable polymer production and manufacturing processes
Biopolymers and their applications in various industries
Polymer waste reduction strategies and initiatives
Green chemistry and sustainable innovations in polymer science
7. Sustainable Film, Media, Advertising, and Marketing
Green advertising and sustainable branding strategies
Consumer behavior and sustainable marketing practices
Social media and digital marketing for sustainability awareness
Responsible advertising in the era of conscious consumption
Collaborative marketing approaches for sustainability campaigns
Green filmmaking practices and eco-friendly production sets
Sustainable storytelling and environmental narratives in media
Digital media and its environmental and social impact
Ethical considerations in influencer marketing and sponsored content
8. Sustainable Culinary Arts and Food Systems
Plant-based and alternative protein sources in culinary arts
Ethical considerations in the culinary industry and sustainable dining experiences
Promoting sustainable agriculture and creativity in crop harvesting
Plant-Based and Vegan Cuisine: environmentally friendly and nutritious
Sustainable seafood sourcing, sustainable fishing practices, and the impact of overfishing on marine ecosystems
Fair Trade: conditions for farmers and producers in developing countries
Urban Agriculture: growing trend of cultivating food in urban environments
Examining the environmental impact of food transportation
Exploring innovative packaging solutions to reduce the environmental impact of food packaging
9. Sustainable Toys, Gaming, and Virtual Reality
Gamification for environmental education and behavior change
Sustainable game development and eco-friendly gaming hardware
Virtual reality applications in environmental conservation
The role of augmented reality in promoting sustainability
Ethical considerations in immersive technologies and virtual experiences
Sustainable materials and manufacturing processes in toy production
Designing eco-friendly and non-toxic toys for children
Circular toy economy: recycling and reuse initiatives
Sustainable toy packaging and supply chain management
Abstract Submission Deadline
15 May 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present
30 May 2024
Start Payment Date
15 Jun 2024
End Payment Date
15 Aug 2024
Extended Abstract / Short Paper Submission Deadline
15 Aug 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper
30 Aug 2024
05 Oct 2024
05 Nov 2024
Registration & Fees
A. Online Attendance
Type of Registration
ASTI Book by Springer Scopus indexed
Open Access IEREK press Journals
15 Aug 2024
The Confirmation/Payment Completion period will take place from 15 June 2024 to 15 August 2024.
The fee covers:
A softcopy of the abstracts book and/ or hard copy (excluding shipping)
IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
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 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.
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 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:
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.
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)
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).
About Built Heritage Journal
Built Heritage aims to enhance pluralism and criticism in debates on heritage conservation and revitalization with a globalized perspective. The conceptual basis of this refereed journal lies on the fundamental cultural differences concerning built heritage conservation, recognizing these differences as a source for creativity and a motivation for cutting-edge experimentation. It fosters scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars and practitioners, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field. Encouraging international authorship and evaluation, it allows for the homologation of research and practice with regards to cultural diversity.
Built Heritage promotes the awareness for built heritage conservation in China and internationally, inviting scholars to reflect on current hot topics discussions as: the role of contemporary architecture in historic environments; the balance between conservation and development; new tools of heritage management; policy, culture and identity; energy consumption and sustainability.
IEREK Press Journals, a multidisciplinary publisher that aims to cultivate and disseminate research.
Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)
ESSD is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the research-driven curiosity and evidence-based discourse of aspiring scholars that seek to contribute to the academic community. As the world is currently living in an age of information where sources are widely available on the Internet, we at ESSD seek to efficiently utilize the available information to help create robust and evidence-based knowledge. In the process, we offer researchers, in general, and young and aspiring ones in particular a quicker way to get their work published and gain exposure through online open access. We pride ourselves on getting submitted work to be published quickly, through the use of our worldwide pool of subject specialist peer reviewers. Find out more about ESSD International Journal here.
The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)
ARChive is an open-access journal that publishes conference proceedings on a wide range of topics relating to social sciences. Consequently, it accepts original research papers on a wide spectrum of subjects. ARChive is a journal published on behalf of researchers that perpetually make an effort to contribute to their fields and provide them with high visibility of research submitted. The series publishes, both, theoretical and experimental high-quality papers of current and perpetual interest. It serves to cultivate, propagate, and essentially archive academic research that has been authored and submitted for academic conferences.
Find out more about ARChive International Journal here.
Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)
Resourceedings is an open access journal that publishes conference proceedings. Conference proceedings compromise of different disciplines, ranging from Engineering including built environments, architecture, and sustainability. Disciplines also include Technology and Energy. Resourceedings is a journal that publishes research articles that shed light on different crucial issues in order to provide them with solutions and suggestions. The journal publishes articles submitted by researchers of interest in different fields.
Find out more about Resourceedings International Journal here.
BAHETH International Journal - Arabian Researchers Database (Arabic Papers only)
“BAHETH” in Architecture, Engineering, and Technology, is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original academic research in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, and Technology. The journal welcomes research in the Arabic Language with an English Abstract. Papers submitted to this journal in Arabic must be presented in the English Language in the conference.
Find out more about BAHETH International Journal here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:
Up to 60 days before the event
59 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)
- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.
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