The Preservation of Coastal Environment and Landscape Identity
The Preservation of Coastal Environment and Landscape Identity

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  • 10, Mar / 12, Mar 2020
  • Gozo, Malta
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The preservation of the coastal environment and its landscape is crucial for all coastal cities. The coastal environment and landscape identity play an essential role in improving people's sense of well-being and quality of life by directly supporting tourism, attracting residents and investments, thus playing an important economic role.  

However, due to the extraction of raw materials, the processes of mass production, the fast pace of automation, and the exploitation of the resources, the environment got severely affected which in turn affects the coastal environment. In addition, the continuous rising in human population impacts the coastal zone which in return affects the environment. Besides, the utilization of resources has also resulted in an unbalance in the ecosystem's health.

Furthermore, in developing countries, the industrial wave has caused several critical issues that affected the marine life, and the ecosystem. For instance, water treatment and management. Seeing that there is a massive invasion from visitors, businessmen, and tourists to the coastal line, the nature of the landscapes has been redefined, but not necessarily in a positive way.

Putting in mind that the direct threats that affects the marine environment extends to reach humans as well, it is very necessary to consider how to manage the coastal landscapes and preserve its identity.  As a matter of fact, effectively managing and preserving the coastal landscapes aims to protect and conserve the landscapes' cultural, ecological, and natural values.

In this regard, IEREK organizes the international conference on: The Preservation of Coastal Environment and Landscape Identity, in order to discuss protecting the coastal landscapes' natural features and values by foreseeing the potential problems that will arise as well as the aftermath of those that are currently faced.

The conference aims to discuss several attempts to protect coastal landscapes identity and culture through legal rights and developmental initiatives. It also discusses various proposals made on governmental grounds in order to stop the damage and challenges against coastal lines which will improve the future of coastal landscapes. 

It will definitely provide guidance for researchers, world agencies, societies, and countries with coastal landscapes with effective ways to manage the coastal landscapes' identity. The researchers will gain more knowledge on how to protect, conserve, and rehabilitate the coastal zones in general, which includes all its' resources. Also, it will provide renewable energy solutions to the current issues that are being faced in coastal landscapes.

Malta includes many places that you can visit throughout your time at the conference. The places include Megalithic Temples of Malta, which encompasses multiple temples, considered to be listed by the UNESCO World Heritage Center. Another place is Blue Lagoon, which is an island that is characterized by its crystal clear blue water and smooth sand. Other places in Malta include St. john’s cathedral Malta, Temple of Gantega Malta, and many others.

PCELI conference is a unique opportunity for researchers from different societies to collaborate together in order to exchange new ideas and share their suggestions on how to maximize the preservation of the coastal landscapes and their identities.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Management of Coastal Landscapes

    1.1: Geometry Analysis for Coastal Landscape Fragmentation

    1.2: Challenges of Coastal Landscapes Pollution Monitoring

    1.3: The Future of Coastal Landscapes

    1.4: Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage

    1.5: Participation of the Public in Research, Policy, and Management of Landscapes

    1.6: Development of Integrated Coastal Management Method to Realize the Sustainable Coastal Sea

    1.7: Management of Heritage in Coastal Landscapes: Heritage, Tourism, and Hospitality

  • 2. Landscapes and Human Health

    2.1: The Concept of Landscape Health

    2.2: The Sense of Place and Identity in Coastal Regions

    2.3: Living in Coastal Landscapes: Knowledge, Practice, Imagination

    2.4: Durable Coastal Landscape and Sustainable Tourism

    2.5: Aspects of Human-Landscape Relationship

    2.6: Health Effects of Viewing Landscapes

    2.7: Effects of Landscape Structures and Types on Human Health and Well-Being

  • 3. Renewable Energy in Coastal Landscapes

    3.1: Potentials and Limitations for Renewable Energy in Landscapes

    3.2: Designing, Planning, and Developing Renewable Energy in Coastal Landscapes

    3.3: Concepts of Renewable Energy for Future Landscape Protection

    3.4: Renewable Energy Resources and Their Impact on Coastal Landscapes

    3.5: Renewable Energy Infrastructure and How it Affects Landscape Quality

    3.6: Coastal Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions

    3.7: Development of Renewable Energy in Coastal Landscapes

  • 4. Identification of Coastal Landscapes

     4.1: Coastal Landscape: Identity and Urban History

    4.2: The Baltic Sea Coastal Landscape Identity  

    4.3: The Coastal and Estuarine Systems

    4.4: Bio- Cultural Diversity in Coastal Cities

    4.5: Natural Landscapes: From Mountain to Sea

    4.6: Landscape Identity through Participatory Mapping

    4.7: Mediterranean Landscape Challenges and Development

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 12 Sep 2019
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 12 Oct 2019
Full Paper Submission Deadline 11 Dec 2019
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 10 Jan 2020
Early Payment Deadline 11 Dec 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 10 Jan 2020
Late Payment Deadline 09 Feb 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 10 Jan 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance 10 Jan 2020
Conference Program 09 Feb 2020
Conference Launch 10 Mar 2020
Conference Venue

Gozo, Malta

Conference Fees


- Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance.

- Each co-author (1-5 max) has his/her own separate fees to pay as shown in a table below.

- 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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

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: 

Attendance Second Third Fourth  Fifth
Discount 5% 10%  15% 20%

*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.

Conference Fees:

Author Fees (Short Paper)
Short-Paper consists of 4 – 5 pages, and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

Author fees for Early Payment 11 Dec 2019 EUR 250  
Author fees for Regular Payment 10 Jan 2020 EUR 300  
Author fees for Late Payment 09 Feb 2020 EUR 400  

Author Fees (Full Paper)
Full-Paper is the basic standard peer-reviewed paper and often consists of 8 - 12 pages

Author fees for Early Payment 11 Dec 2019 EUR 400  
Author fees for Regular Payment 10 Jan 2020 EUR 500  
Author fees for Late Payment 09 Feb 2020 EUR 600  

Regular Attendance Fees

Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests) EUR 250
Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors EUR 50

Extra Fees (upon request)
Additional Conference Book (Hardcopy + CD)
* In addition to 1 free copy gifted to main authors, additional copies are available for the fee mentioned. USD 100 

Refund Policy

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

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

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


A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

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

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

Visa Rejection Cases

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

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

* Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

* Visa Invitation Letter

* Invoice/proof of payment

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

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

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

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


All accepted papers of The Preservation of Coastal Environment and Landscape Identity (PCELI) 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.

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 10 -12 pages long.

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 will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI), EI-Compendex, and Scopus databases.


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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline of 11 December 2019 will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees). 

The proceedings of the The Preservation of Coastal Environment and Landscape Identity (PCLI) will consist of 4 sections (or Parts), edited by a group of highly esteemed Professors and researchers.

Participation Procedures

(Short Papers)

Elementary Review:

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

1· Accepted (with minor editing changes).

2· Conditionally accepted (with revisions provided to authors).

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

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

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

Acceptance for your paper: 

After receiving an acceptance for your abstract and after the submission of your research (short paper version), the paper will enter a process for plagiarism check to ensure that the content is original. 

( Extended Papers )

After the conference, authors interested in publishing their manuscripts will be required to submit an extended version of their research papers (10-12 pages long) and they will be subject to a rigorous revision process as follows:

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

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

First Acceptance:

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


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

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

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

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Are the writing and structure clear?

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

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

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

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

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

Authors' Instructions

Short Papers

To download the writing template for a Short paper, Click here

Extended Papers  


Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download).


Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.

English will be the official language of the conference.

To download the writing template for a full-length paper, Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions, Click here
English Editing Service

- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 80$ 150$

If you are interested in getting this service, please email us your paper on:

Plagiarism Policy

- IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent.

- The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process,  on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

- Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Benefits Of Attending

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

- You not only get to hear presentations but also converse with other researchers from different universities and even countries you may have only heard or read about.You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

- Not to mention, you will get an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learn about its people and culture.

- Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

- It is an opportunity to engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

- Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hard cover book or in digital format on a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

- Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications, and databases, including referencing and abstract.
Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas, IEREK will issue a visa letter for applicants who are accepted to present at our conferences.

- Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Conference Program
DAY 1 10, Mar 2020
08:00—9:30 Arrival and Registration
09:30—11:30 Opening session
11:30—12:00 Coffee Break
12:00—12:30 KEYNOTE 1
12:30—13:00 KEYNOTE 2
13:00—13:30 KEYNOTE 3
13:30—14:00 KEYNOTE 4
14:00—14:30 KEYNOTE 5
14:30—15:15 Lunch

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20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 2 11, Mar 2020

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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Your Trip To Gozo, Malta

Malta is a popular tourist destination as a result of its beautiful coastlines and rich history, but if you really want to get away from it all, you’ve got to visit Gozo.

The following are some suggestions of places to visit while you are in Gozo, Malta.

1. Azure Window

There are many beautiful geologic formations along Malta’s coast, but one of the most beautiful and most popular is the Azure window, located near Dwejra Bay on Gozo. It is a natural limestone arch, over 28 meters high, and is thought to have formed when two limestone caves collapsed. The lagoon created by the arch has calm waters suitable for swimming and scuba diving. The arch has appeared in films and TV series such as Clash of the Titans (1981) and Game of Thrones.

2. Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Basilica

There are many beautiful and peaceful churches in Gozo, but Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Basilica is one of the most spectacular. It is located on the edge of a sheer seaside cliff, providing breath taking views and an extremely calming atmosphere. Its origins are unknown but records of it date back to at least 1534. The Basilica provides a wide range of spiritual and religious ceremonies, but visitors can also just visit to admire the sculptures and architecture. Admission is free but visitors mustn’t wear shorts and women should cover their shoulders out of respect of religious traditions.

3. The Citadel

The Citadel or Citadella is a fortified city in the heart of Victoria on Gozo. The area has been inhabited since the Bronze age and was known in the Medieval era as the Gran Castello. The first fortifications of the Citadel were built in 1500 BC and the present ones were built in 1622, so the Citadel is rich in history. Climb onto the battlements to see spectacular views of virtually the entire island, explore the deep, dark tunnels of the fortification (if you’re brave enough!) and visit the beautiful Citadel Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Assumption.

4. Dwejra Tower

Dwejra Tower is a small watchtower in Dwejra Bay which was built for a rather specialist purpose: to prevent anyone not authorized from collecting “fungus melitensis” (Maltese Fungus) from the area, which was erroneously believed to have unique medicinal properties. It was completed in 1652 and is one of four remaining Lascaris towers built by the Order of Saint John. Around 1715 the tower was upgraded into a coastal battery with a gun platform built around the sea-facing side. Recently restored by Din l-Art Ħelwa (Malta’s National Trust), the tower is now open to the public and contains a restaurant selling traditional Maltese food.