• 25 October / 27 October 2017
  • Palermo University - Italy
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The 2nd Conference on “Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development(UPADSD), to be held in Italy, follows the success of the first version which took place in Lecce, Italy  during the year of 2015.

It has become apparent that planners, environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our present needs without comprising the ability of future generations.

Problems related to planning and development, which affect rural and urban areas, are present in all regions of the world. Accelerated urbanization has resulted in deterioration of the environment and loss of quality of life. Urban development can also aggravate problems faced by rural areas such as forests, mountain regions and coastal areas, amongst many others. Taking into consideration the interaction between different regions and developing new methodologies for monitoring, planning and implementation of novel strategies, can offer solutions mitigating environmental pollution and non-sustainable use of available resources.

Energy saving and eco-friendly building approaches have become an important part of modern development, which places special emphasis on resource optimization.Planning has a key role to play in ensuring that these solutions as well as new materials and processes are incorporated in the most efficient manner.

UPADSD 2017 aims to bring together, scientists, urban planners, architects and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field.


The conference proceedings will be published in full in ARChive International Journal of Science. Only selected papers will be published in a book series by Springer.

Conference Topics
  1. City planning.
  2. Regional planning.
  3. Rural developments.
  4. Sustainability and the built environment.
  5. Sustainability indicators.
  6. Policies and planning.
  7. Environmental planning and management.
  8. Energy resources.
  9. Cultural heritage.
  10. Quality of life.
  11. Community planning and resilience.
  12. Sustainable solutions in emerging countries.
  13. Sustainable tourism.
  14. Learning from nature.
  15. Transportation.
  16. Social and political issues.
  17. Community planning.
Benefits of Attending

Since conferences are the places where new science results are typically first presented, attending conferences organized by IEREK can be very rewarding due to below reasons:

  1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development.
  2. Internationally Accredited  Certificate: The Participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.
  3. Conference Proceedings Material: 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.
  4. Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one or more journals since Authors can choose to publish their reseach paper either in ARChive hosted by IEREK Press or in CRC Press / Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group. Besides, High-quality manuscripts based on scientific committee evaluation will be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or Resourceedings by Springer.
  5. Venue: Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.
  6. Research Technologies: 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.
  7. Networking: Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects.
  8. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will create an impression that you are an active member of the academic community.
Participation Procedures

Once an abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the reviewers committee to go through the revision process:

  • 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:

· Accepted for publication (with minor editing changes).

· Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

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

· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication 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 the work.

  • First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

  • 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).

  • Second 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 of the paper will be informed to pay the fees so that it could be sent for the final revision by the scientific committee.

  • Payment:

In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to the 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:

Those with full papers and who have 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) Is 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 an appropriate methodology and has it been clearly explained?

(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.


The Conference Program First Draft has been announced, To download Conference Program Schedule.

Conference Program Schedule



Conference Fees
Note: The fees are not subject to waving and IEREK does not offer financial support to the applicants. Payment during the conference days is strictly prohibited.


  • Each research paper should have at least one main author who should pay the full fees (Author’s fees + Publication Fees), even if the main author is a Master’s or a PhD candidate, and even if the author won’t be able to attend the conference.
  • These fees include the registration of only one author to the conference. (As shown in the table, row 1, for the early payment or row 2 or normal payment)
  • A research paper fees allow only one author, whether he is the corresponding author or any co- author to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference book in both hard and soft copy (a Printed book + a CD)
  • In case of there are co- authors (1-5 maximum) Each Co-Author has to pay the specified fees (As shown in the table, row 4) without attending. In case of one or more of these author need to attend the conference, they should complete the fees to attend as audience (Shown in the table, row 5)
  • The fees of Conference book (hard copy + CD) for audiences and co- authors, is shown in the table row 3
  • In case students or interested audience want to attend the conference without presenting a paper, they must pay the specified fees. (As shown in the table, row 5).

In addition to the conference fees, Authors are required to pay a mandatory publication fee for their papers to be published as per the above instructions:

  • Selected papers will be published in:
    1) A book Series by, one of the leading international scientific publishing companies, Springer
    2) CRC Press of Taylor & Francis
    All other conference proceedings will be published in Academic Research Community (ARChive). 
    *For more information on publication options, refer to the Author Instructions tab.
    *For more information on publication fees, refer to the conference fees table below.
    Any refunds, and differences returned, shall be confirmed before the event and shall be completed during the conference.

    *For a maximum of 12 pages (extras will be charged €15 each).

For High-quality manuscripts (based on scientific committee evaluation) will be published in:

  • *Selected papers may undergo an additional revision process.
  • *All Author participants are expected to write their manuscripts papers using the templates provided in the author instructions tab..
  • *Once, and if, your paper is selected for publication in Springer’s book Series, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.
1. Fees for Authors (Early booking Before June 14, 2017) € 300
2. Fees for Authors (Standard Booking - After June 14, 2017) € 400
3. Publication fees in (ARChive) € 100
Publication fees in (CRC) € 150
5. Fees for Non Attending Co-Author € 50
6. Fees for Audiences / Students / Listeners / Attending Co-Author € 200
7. Late Payment, added value to standard fees (After August 15, 2017) € 100
Refund / Withdrawal 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.


Message Body

Selected papers will be published in:
1) A book Series by, one of the leading international scientific publishing companies, Springer
2) CRC Press of Taylor & Francis
All other conference proceedings will be published in Academic Research Community (ARChive). 
*For more information on publication fees, please visit our Conference Fees tab.

*Selected papers may undergo an additional revision process.
*All Author participants are expected to write their manuscripts papers using the templates provided in the author instructions tab.
*Once, and if, your paper is selected for publication in Springer’s book Series, you will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.

Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline April 15, 2017
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance April 25, 2017 Acceptance is issued once a positive feedback is received from the reviewing committee.
Full Paper Submission Deadline July 14, 2017
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance July 24, 2017
Full paper acceptance August 14, 2017
Early Payment Deadline June 14, 2017 Standard payment fees are mandatory after this date.
Late Payment Deadline August 15, 2017
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) September 8, 2017 Will not be issued without completing the conference fees.
Letter of Final Acceptance September 20, 2017 Will not be issued without completing the fees, and approval of the Full Paper.
Conference Program September 29, 2017
Conference Launch October 25, 2017 October 27, 2016
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.

Conference Venue

The international conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) will be held in Palermo University – Italy during the period from 25 – 27 October 2017.


The University of Palermo was officially founded in 1806, although its earliest roots date back to 1498 when medicine and law were taught there.

Today, The University of Palermo (UNIPA) is a consolidated cultural, scientific and teaching presence in central-western. Its 5 Schools and 20 Departments cover the most important domains of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge.

Palermo University has 20 Departments, where researchers study every day to find new solutions to the questions posed by nature, science and society. From Information Technology to Biology, from Mathematics to Medicine, to architecture and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, the University works to make its contribution to innovation and progress to the international scientific community and the world of production.


University of Palermo (Photos from reality)

University of Palermo (Photos from reality)

Conference’s participants from around the world may use below location from google maps to get the right directions to the University of Palermo.



IEREK will hold The International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) at Palermo University. Accordingly, IEREK  made prior arrangements with Journeyhop to provide all hotel solutions near the venue.

Participants needing a hotel room can benefit from a conference cashback (5%) by booking through Journeyhop. There are also options on Journeyhop for you to easily share a hotel room with another attendee going to UPADSD conference if you wish to.

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Translation Service New

If you need your research to be translated, we now offer professional translation for your research From Arabic and Italian to English.
The fees for the translation are as follows:

Arabic/Italian >> English
Paper upto 8 Pages EGP 800
Each extra page EGP 150
Paper upto 8 Pages €160
Each extra page €25
Author Instructions

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.

English will be the official language of the Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) 2nd Version.

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.

To download Academic Research Community Archive (ARChive) template, Click Here!

To download CRC Press / Balkema, Taylor & Francis Group template, Click Here!

Scientific Committee
Name Organization Country
Fabio Pollice
Pro­fes­sor of Ge­og­ra­phy Eco­nom­ics-pol­i­tics and Ge­og­ra­phy of De­vel­op­ment and the En­vi­ron­ment at the Uni­ver­sity of Salento, Lecce.
Fabio Naselli
Assistant Professor of Urban Design , Regional Planning, History and Design at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Kore University of Enna.
Dean Hawkes
Emeritus Professor of Architectural Design, RIBA Visiting Board Panel and Member Scientific Committee, PLEA, Cardiff University.
United Kingdom
Maurizio Berti
Professor in architecture, Director/Dean of faculty of Architecture and Planning, Universidade Lúrio - Unilúrio, Nampula.
Francesco Calabrò
Professor of Real Estate Appraisal and Economic Assessment of Plans, Programs and Projects. Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban planning, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria.
Konstantinos Moraitis
Professor of Philosophy of Aesthetics at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
Matheos Santamouris
Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and visiting professor at many Universities at Cyprus, London, Tokyo, Bolzano, Brunnel and Singapore.
Nabil Mohareb
Associate Professor in architectural design using digital simulation in forecasting their movements and behavior, Head of Faculty branch of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University.
Sherine Shafik
Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering & Environmental Design, College of Engineering and Technology, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport.
Mahmoud Ghoneem
Assistant Professor in Architecture Department and Environmental Engineering and in Urban Management for climate change (IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2014), Faculty of Fine Arts.
Mohsen Abu Bakr Bayad
Professor of architecture and urban design and vice president of Faculty of fine arts for postgraduate studies and researches Alexandria University.
Lucia Della Spina
Professor of Real Estate Appraisal and Economic Assessment of Plans, Programs and Projects, Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban planning Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria.
Vassilis Ganiatsas
Professor of “Architecture Syntheses and Theory/ Philosophy of Architecture Design"- school of Architecture Engineering/ National Technical University Athens.
Abdurrahman Mohamed
Professor in architectural design and planning, department of Architecture and Interior Design College of Engineering, University of Bahrain.
Hesham El-Shimy
Professor in Architectural Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering, University of Pharos, enrolled in many fellowships, academic and professional memberships.
Jagat S. Jawa
Distinct and specialist in Energy Studies from IIT Delhi. Professional in energy management , Delhi University.
Oscar Carracedo
Director of the Designing Resilience in Asia Programme DRIA & Asst. Professor at the National University of Singapore
Antonio Frattari
Professor of Environmental Engineering , Memberbof the ICOMOS Italian steering Committee, University of Trento.
Ahmed Mokhtar
Associate Dean, Associate Professor and the director of Graduate Programs at American University of Sharjah, School of Architecture, Art and Design, UAE.
United Arab Emirates
Antonella Versaci
Professor in architecture Expert in architectural conservation and site management. UNESCO, UNDP and IT MAE projects experience.
Hatem E. Nabih
Associate professor and has also taught at the University of Michigan in USA, Cairo University and Helwan University in Egypt.
Iman Amad
Director, Unit of Architectural Conservation, Urban Planning and Risk Reduction Centre Associate Professor of Architecture, An-Najah National University.
Sheeba Chander
Professor and head of school of architecture at Hindustan University PhD (Planning), Hindustan University, Chennai.
Gail Borden
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Discipline Head of Architecture, Director of Graduate Architecture and Associate Professor in USC School of Architecture.
United States
Mostafa A.Y. Ibraheem
Assistant Professor of architecture at the Department of Architecture - Faculty of Engineering - Cairo University - Egypt
Vasco Barbosa
Lecturer at Spatial Planning. Lecturer at Regional and Urban Planning. Pos-Doctorate. Land use planning/Urban planning. Researcher at the Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento (CETRAD), research center
Cristina Piselli
Master of science, Building Engineering-Architecture; PhD candidate in Energy and Sustainable Development; University of Perugia
Tomohiro Fukuda
Associate Professor at Department of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Inaqui Carnicero
Professor of sustainable design (LEED)
Eric J. Strauss
Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University
United States
Mohammed A. Mandour
Professor of Urban Design and Planning at Faculty of Architecture at Helwan University
Wael Mohamed Yousef Elsayed
Professor of Urban Planning, Faculty of Engineering at Cairo, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
Abraham George
Associate Professor, with effect from January 29, 2009 at the Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Sheeba Chander
Professor and head of school of architecture at Hindustan University PhD (Planning), Hindustan University, Chennai.
Tüzin Baycan
Professor Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
Lokesh Gupta
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Department, Sir Padampat Singhania University
Adolf Sotoca
Professor Serra Hunter and Associate Director of International & Institutional Relations of the Urbanism Department at the School of Architecture at UPC_BarcelonaTECH, Spain
Aleya Mahmoud Abdel-Hadi
Professor Emeritus in Interior Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University
Amal Ahmed Abdou Mohamed
Head of the Architecture Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University
Chaham Alalouch
Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering. College of Engineering. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Claudio Gambardella
Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design “Luigi Vanvitelli” of the Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
Iman Osama Mohamed Abd Elgawad
Associate Prof. of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
Konstantinos Moraitis
Professor of Philosophy of Aesthetics at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
Mohammad Husni El-Hajj
Expert in urban planning & regional development and Dean of the Faculty of Arts – Lebanese University
Mohammad Arif Kamal
Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, INDIA
Shaibu Bala Garba
Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Qatar