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Sustainable Landscape and Green Infrastructure (SLGI) - 2nd Edition
Sustainable Landscape and Green Infrastructure (SLGI) - 2nd Edition

IEREK Conference

  • 29, Jan / 30, Jan 2025
  • Online Conference
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

In an era marked by environmental challenges and increased awareness, preserving the planet's health is crucial. The second edition of the Sustainable Landscape and Green Infrastructure (SLGI) conference navigates the challenges of safeguarding both tangible and intangible elements that define the Earth's ecological identity. Striking a balance between sustainable landscape practices and ensuring the protection of natural resources is essential. Innovative approaches, including mindful landscaping and sustainable living practices, are vital for responsible engagement. Individuals must adopt strategies to moderate their environmental impact, encouraging shared responsibility and ensuring that daily choices directly contribute to landscape preservation.

In the area of environmental consciousness, sustainable landscape, and living traditional approaches, lead individuals on a journey that goes beyond conventional practices. It is an intricate trip where individuals actively engage with the ecosystems, conservation efforts, and sustainable practices that define the places they inhabit. This dynamic interplay between environmental curiosity and ecological understanding offers a lens to appreciate the delicate balance of the global ecosystem. More than a lifestyle choice, sustainable landscape and living is an interdependent relationship, enriching both individuals and the planet. As individuals seek eco-conscious choices, they contribute to environmental preservation, celebrating shared humanity and encouraging connections that transcend geographical boundaries.

Conference Scope

The implications of climate change on sustainable landscape and living practices cannot be understated. As the planet faces unprecedented challenges, individuals are compelled to reevaluate their approaches to landscaping and daily habits. Sustainable living, with its unique intersection of personal choices and environmental impact, becomes both a reflection of and a contributor to the broader climate discourse. Eco-friendly initiatives, encompassing sustainable landscaping, renewable energy, and mindful consumption, are crucial components in redefining the relationship between individuals and the environment.

This conference provides a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and best practices in designing, implementing, and managing landscapes that promote environmental sustainability, biodiversity conservation, and the well-being of communities. Participants will have the chance to exchange ideas, collaborate on solutions, and contribute to the advancement of sustainable landscape and green infrastructure practices. The Sustainable Landscape and Green Infrastructure conference will also address emerging challenges and opportunities in this field, including climate change, urbanization, and resource management. By encouraging dialogue and promoting the adoption of sustainable practices, this conference aims to inspire and empower attendees to create resilient, healthy, and livable landscapes for present and future generations.

Statement of Purpose

The Sustainable Landscape and Green Infrastructure Conference aims to bring together professionals, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from various disciplines to explore and discuss innovative approaches and strategies for creating and maintaining sustainable landscapes and green infrastructure.

As these themes are being navigated, the ultimate goal is a future where sustainable landscape and living align seamlessly with the principles of responsibility, eco-consciousness, and mindfulness. The choices made, the landscapes cultivated, and the habits adopted are not just fragments of personal experiences—they are the building blocks of a shared global heritage. The conference discussions aim to unravel the strategies for minimizing the ecological footprint of daily habits and landscaping practices, emphasizing the need for conscientious choices in both individual behavior and societal practices.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Sustainable Architecture and Design

    1. Green Building Materials and Technologies
    2. Net-Zero Energy Buildings in Landscape Design
    3. Sustainable Landscape in Residential Planning
    4. Adaptive Reuse of Urban Spaces
    5. Circular Design and Waste Reduction in Architecture
    6. Solar Integration in Urban Infrastructure Design

  • 2. Biodiversity Preservation and Restoration

    1. Ecosystem Restoration Strategies
    2. Urban Wildlife Monitoring and Management
    3. Rehabilitation of Degraded Ecosystems
    4. Monitoring and Assessment Methods and Approaches for Biodiversity
    5. Conserving Aquatic Biodiversity in Urban Waterways
    6. Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity

  • 3. Green Infrastructure for Climate Resilience

    1. Adapting to Climate Change through Landscape Design
    2. Climate-Responsive Urban Planning
    3. Carbon Sequestration in Urban Green Spaces
    4. Green Infrastructure and Flood Resilience
    5. Disaster Risk Reduction Through Green Infrastructure

  • 4. Nature-based Methods and Techniques and Eco-system Services

    1. Integration of Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Design
    2. Wetland Restoration and Water Ecosystem Services
    3. Green Roof Innovations and Ecological Benefits
    4. Nature-Driven Approaches to Climate Adaptation
    5. Social and Economic Dimensions of Nature-Centric Strategies
    6. Urban Climate Regulation: The Vital Role of Forested Areas
    7. Synergistic Blue-Green Infrastructure for Enhanced Services

  • 5. Technological Innovations in Landscape Management

    1. GIS-Based Land Use Optimization Solutions
    2. Innovative Water Management Technologies
    3. Wireless Sensor Networks for Ecosystem Monitoring
    4. Smart Infrastructure for Urban Green Spaces
    5. Green Technology Integration in Urban Infrastructure

  • 6. Renewable Energy Systems and Infrastructure

    1. Advancements in Renewable Energy Technologies
    2. Smart Grid Integration for Energy Optimization
    3. Innovations in Solar Photovoltaics
    4. Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization in Energy Production
    5. Energy Harvesting in Smart Landscapes

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submission Deadline 15 Jul 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance & Approval to present 25 Jul 2024
Short Paper Submission Deadline 15 Oct 2024
Notification of acceptance/ rejection of submitted extended abstract/ short paper 30 Oct 2024
Start Payment Date 10 Sep 2024
End Payment Date 10 Oct 2024
Conference Program 03 Dec 2024
Conference Launch 29 Jan 2025
Registration & Fees

Online Attendance

Publication Author Co-author Payment Deadline

 

SLNR book by Springer

 

200 €

 

100 €

 

10 Oct 2024

The fee covers:

  • A softcopy of the abstract book 
  • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate in softcopy
  • Acceptance Letters in softcopy
  • Consideration for publishing in the SLNR book by Springer
  • Access to conference recordings
  • 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.

Payment Methods:

Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):

1. Bank transfer 

Bank Account Name/ Beneficiary Name: COEUS INSTITUTE GMBH
Beneficiary (COEUS) Address: Simmlerstr. 17, 75172 Pforzheim, Germany
Bank Account (EUR): 5210755
Bank Name: Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw
IBAN: DE75 6665 0085 0005 2107 55
SWIFT/BIC: PZHSDE66XXX
Post Code: 75172

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2. Online payment gateway (Stripe)

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 electronic invoice to complete their payments.

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.
  • 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.
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, and Partnering Organization.

3. Publication: Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (SLNR) book series by Springer

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 soft copy.

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 SLNR published by Springer Nature.

    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: Short Paper

  • 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.

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.
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:

 

  • Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR), an IEREK Interdisciplinary book series published by Springer Nature.

 

About SLNR

Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management (SLNR) is a peer-reviewed book series that presents groundbreaking research through the intersection of two main areas that of which are ‘Sustainable Landscape Planning’ and ‘Natural Resources Management’. The series initially covers a wide range of academic disciplines in sustainability, including landscape ecology, green urbanism, urban regeneration, land restoration and renaturation, energy management, and nature conservation. Moreover, it also incorporates the latest developments and research in engineering topics that contribute to more sustainable cities, such as Geosciences, infrastructure, civil engineering, geology, mining, water, and natural resources conservation and management.

By showcasing methods for discovering, managing, and employing natural resources, the series aims to provide approaches that enable the responsible use of these resources. Ultimately, the SLNR series is committed to advancing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Read More

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IEREK is a proud member of ORCiD, and we contribute directly to their initiative of clear and identifiable markers for researchers and scholars. As the first Egyptian partner to ORCiD in the organization’s history, we strongly believe that by utilizing ORCiD’s database and verification services, we become one step closer to achieving an accurate, and identifiable academic landscape.

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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.

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