Sustainability in Creative Industries
Sustainability in Creative Industries

Conference Overview

  • 10, Nov / 11, Nov 2022
  • Online Conference (In Collaboration with Universitas Ciputra)
Conference Email
[email protected]

The Covid 19 pandemic, which is still ongoing today, is a catalyst that transforms various fields, including the creative industry. Although sustainability is not a newly 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. Literally 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.” Hence, 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 the innovation and creativity which can drive inclusive and sustainable growth.

The first edition of the international conference on ENVISION will work towards studying several aspect that influence the sustainable growth in creative industry by using Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and will focus on:

  • Historical Approach for Sustainable Creative Industry Resources

  • Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Design

  • Good Design Through Green Design

  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

  • Material Exploration and Craftsmanship for Sustainable Design

  • Education for Sustainable Creative Industries

This multi-disciplinary conference aims to encourage ideas for sustainable development in the creative industry by emphasising the SDG, such as the SDG application in creative industries, the contributions of creative industry to achieve SDG, and the post-pandemic recovery strategies in this uncertain condition. It is expected that this conference will generate state-of-the-art insights to the creative industry players through exchange of knowledge with the experts in facing this uncertain condition.

Conference Topics

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  • 1. Historical Approach for Sustainable Creative Industry Resources

    1.1 Heritage Design Studies
    1.2 Cultural Identity
    1.3 Local knowledge
    1.4 Co-creation of heritage

  • 2. Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Design

    2.1 New Design Technology
    2.2 Design Innovation
    2.3 UI/UX
    2.4 AR/VR
    2.5 Metaverse

  • 3. Design Approaches for Sustainable Creative Industries

    3.1 Nature-based Solution (NbS)

    3.2 Design Development for Reducing Environmental Impact

    3.3 Sustainability in Design Production

  • 4. Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries

    4.1 Business Model for Sustainability

    4.2 Sustainability and Consumerism


  • 5. Material Exploration and Craftsmanship for Sustainability

    5.1 Eco-friendly Material

    5.2 Craftsmanship and Slow Made

  • 6. Education for Sustainable Creative Industries

    6.1 Digital transformation in design education

    6.2 Entrepreneurial Design Education

Publishing Opportunities

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

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

About ASTI

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on important emerging research that redefines the current disciplinary boundaries in science, technology and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. It not only discusses the progress made towards securing more resources, allocating smarter solutions, and rebalancing the relationship between nature and people, but also provides in-depth insights from comprehensive research that addresses the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as set out by the UN for 2030.

The series draws on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences to promote the creation and development of viable solutions for a sustainable future and a positive societal transformation with the help of integrated and innovative science-based approaches. Including interdisciplinary contributions, it presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both economic and sustainable development, through better use of data, more effective institutions, and global, local and individual action, for the welfare of all societies. The series particularly features conceptual and empirical contributions from various interrelated fields of science, technology and innovation, with an emphasis on digital transformation, that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water and energy security to achieve the SDGs. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues in different regions of the world. Read More.

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

  • 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.

Keynote Speakers

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning

CEO and founder of Creative Business Cup, a global network supporting creative and innovative entrepreneurs.

Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning is the founder and Managing Director of Creative Business Cup (CBC), the global initiative for entrepreneurs, innovators and investors from the creative industries.

Passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and cross-sector innovation, Rasmus has now turned CBC into a premier marquee initiative covering over 70 countries and connecting over 300 companies with 5,000 startups and counting.

With over 20 years of experience in the creative industries, he has served in key leadership roles within the EU and internationally. He is former Managing Director of the Center for Cultural and Experience Economy, former Chairman of the European Creative Industries Alliance and co-chair of OMC Group on Access to Finance for Cultural and Creative Sectors. He was also the Official Speaker for the European Commission DG Education and Culture.

Rasmus lectures internationally in English, Danish, French, German and Swedish. He has been a key note speaker and panelist at several international innovation events and forums. His key areas of expertise are entrepreneurship, innovation, policymaking and assessment. He also conducts an ongoing workshop on “Creative Industries – Business, Innovation, Politics and Culture” for businesses, trade events, forums and universities.

He has held several advisory roles serving as a board member of the High Level Group for Wallonia European Creative District, the European Commission’s FAME (Facilitating Access and Mobilisation of European Finance for Creative Industry Growth), INVIO – the Danish innovation network for experience economy, and the Danish Cultural Institute among many others. Rasmus believes he has always had a “creative DNA”. At 18 he was the youngest contestant to win a professional Scandinavian graphic design competition. In 2009, he was the only non-architect member of a group whose master plan was selected for the the construction of Nordhavnen, a part of Copenhagen.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline " Date Extended " 30 Jun 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 10 July 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline " Date Extended " 10 Sep 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 15 Sep 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 20 Sep 2022
Late Payment Deadline 11 Oct 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 15 Sep 2022
Conference Program 11 Oct 2022
Conference Launch 10 Nov 2022
Asti Book Editors

Muhammad Nawaz Tunio

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University.

Muhammad Nawaz Tunio is Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Tunio is Ph.D. in the Doctoral track Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development, Alpen Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria on the government scholarship of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He was awarded a young scientist research fellowship for Kent State University, Ohio. His fields of research interest are entrepreneurship, CSR, Careers, Youth Development, and Self-employment. He has publications in top-notch research journals, and he has presented papers at international conferences and conducted research workshops. Dr. Tunio has edited several books, contributed chapters in the different book edits by reputable publishers, and edited special issues of the impact factor, and Scopus indexed journals in the field of entrepreneurship. He has conducted several sessions, and workshops. 



Benefits Of Attending

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  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 Partner Organizations.
  3. Publication:Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in index journals/ book series. See Publishing Opportunities for more information.
  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 hardcover (physical attendance for which Shipping fees may apply) and/ or digital format (online attendees). See the conference fees tab.
Author's Instructions

Important Note:

IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent. The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

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

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

  • The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250/300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
  • The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
  • The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.
  • The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

  • Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.
  • A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.
  • The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:
    • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
    • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

  • The Full/ Long paper submission is 4,000 – 6,000+ words in length.
  • The paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.
  • Upon participation type selection and payment confirmation (see conference fees and participant’s instructions), a full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as be considered for publication with and in the selected publisher/ journal/ volume.
  • The author must submit the paper using the writing template and through our online system or conference email before the paper submission deadline. 
  • The full paper should be written in English to be considered for publication in ASTI or IEREK Press Journals (ESSD, ARChive, Resourceedings only).
  • The conference does welcome Arabic submissions (with abstracts written in the english language), which will only be considered for publication in BAHETH by IEREK Press.
  • All presentations must be prepared and presented in the English language as it is the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template, Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees before the peer review process can begin.

In preliminary evaluation, the research paper will be inspected against its readability, originality, structure, and relevance to the conference theme/ topics. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author in addition to a proforma invoice requesting payment. As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process 

Only after payment is confirmed,

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

- Each paper is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion/ rejection from the final publication.

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

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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.

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 200 € 250 € 250 € 20 Sep 2022
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 11 Oct 2022
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 100 € 150 € 150 € 20 Sep 2022
Late Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 11 Oct 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 20 Sep 2022

Registration Guidelines:

  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author are 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 a  soft copy of the abstracts book. A physical (hard copy) can be delivered for a fee (excluding delivery). 
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.
  • Students must provide a copy of their university ID and/or register using a university email. 
  • Authors who cannot attend the conference can nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.
  • The online conference registration fee covers: Attendance to the conference (if applicable), a soft copy of the abstracts book, IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificates & documentation, Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press (if applicable). Refer to tables A and B.
  • Authors interested in only presenting their work at the conference or only registering for publication purposes  can refer to table B below. In both cases, the author(s) must register through the website.

B. Present/ Publish Only

Presentation Only
Online 100 € 20 Sep 2022
Publish Only
Author (ASTI) 250 € 20 Sep 2022
Author (IEREK Press) 150 € 20 Sep 2022

C. Extra Fees

Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees. 100 €
If applicable: Paper Extension fees for publishing ASTI (Springer) upon selection 200 €

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'.

  • Authors may purchase a conference kit + delivery (See Table C), for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request through the conference email. Alternatively, authors can pick them up from one of IEREK’s offices in Germany or Egypt provided here with no additional delivery charge.

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • After online registration, payment and consideration for publication, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed. See the ‘Refund Policy’ tab.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full paper can only be given after the peer review process.
  • If a submission has not been selected / has been rejected during peer review for the ASTI series by Springer, a refund will not be possible. However, its author(s) can choose to re-submit it to IEREK press for consideration.
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway (PayPal, JCB, AMEX)
    • Cash in IEREK branches

Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.


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 Program

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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 6 November 2022. 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 in addition their university/ company/ instution name or abbreviation. Example: Raneem Adel (IEREK)