Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development – 5th Edition
Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development – 5th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 07, Jul / 09, Jul 2020
  • University of Florence
Conference Email
upadsd@ierek-scholar.org
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Introduction

The concept of sustainable development is now a requirement for metropolitan and urban planning which involves the development and design of land use and urban environment including the planning of infrastructure such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Moreover, concerns over climate change, clean air and water, renewable energy and land use continue to draw attention to sustainability and sustainable urban planning and the developmental strategies and practices that ensure livable, self-sustaining communities.

To become a sustainable city, it must be designed with consideration of the environmental impact, for example, decreasing traffic congestion and using sustainable materials in construction. A commitment to sustainable architecture encompasses all phases of a building including the planning, building, and restructuring. Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of today and doesn’t adversely affect the future generations. Sustainable urban planning involves many disciplines including architecture, engineering, environmental science, materials science, transportation, and technology among others. 

In this regard, IEREK organizes the 5th edition of the International conference on Urban Planning and architectural Design for Sustainable Development which follows the success of the previous editions on 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to discuss the concept of sustainable development and the different approaches that have become essential to modern development and energy efficiency. The UPADSD conference will be a great opportunity to improve your knowledge, career, and to meet researchers, professors, architects and urban planners from all over the world.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series under the title of Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer which will be submitted for indexation in Scopus databases.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Past and Future: City's Image and Preservation

    1.1: Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism
    1.2: Biomimetic Approaches to Architectural Design for Expanded Sustainability
    1.3: Social Feedback and User's-Oriented Development
    1.4: Waterfronts and Community Planning
    1.5: Historic Conservation, Management and Restoration

  • 2. City Planning: Urbanization and Development

    2.1: Urban Spaces, Society and its Culture
    2.2: Urban Sprawl, Borders and Greenbelt
    2.3: Built Environment: Impact and Approaches
    2.4: Sustainable Solutions in Rising Countries
    2.5: Rural Developments and Urban Growth Limitations

  • 3. Compact Cities Circumstance at Low and High Densities

    3.1: Compact City Debate: A Universal Aspect.
    3.2: Dense Cities in Developing Countries: Analysis and Inference
    3.3: The Regional Dimensions of the Compact City Debate
    3.4: The Need for Compact Evolution in Rapid Growing Zones
    3.5: Compact Policies for Megacities: Core Areas and Metropolitan Regions

  • 4. Evolving Architecture and Reimaging Cities

    4.1: Public Transportation Planning and Sustainable Networks
    4.2: Public Involvement in Sustainable Development
    4.3: Future Challenges for Contemporary Cities
    4.4: Infrastructure, Facilities and Systems: New ICT Technologies and Sustainable Economy
    4.5: Environmental Planning and Natural Resources Management

  • 5. Art and Defining the City

    5.1: Intersection of Public Art and City Planning
    5.2: Art Integration in Urban Morphology
    5.3: Arts, Culture, Identity and Creative field formulation
    5.4: Urban Culture: Cities Exchange their Experiences
    5.5: A Look inside Art and Inventive Spaces

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 09 Jan 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 08 Feb 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 08 Apr 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 08 May 2020
Early Payment Deadline 08 Apr 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 08 May 2020
Late Payment Deadline 07 Jun 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 08 May 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance 08 May 2020
Conference Program 07 Jun 2020
Conference Launch 07 Jul 2020
Conference Venue
  • University of Florence

Conference Fees

Instructions

- 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)

Author fees for Early Payment           |    2020-04-08

EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    2020-05-08 EUR 300

Author fees for Late Payment            |    2020-06-07

EUR 400
 

Regular Attendance Fees

Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests)

EUR 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

EUR 50

Author Fees (Long Paper)

 

Author fees for Early Payment           |    2020-04-08

EUR 400
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    2020-05-08 EUR 500

Author fees for Late Payment            |    2020-06-07

EUR 600
 
Extra Fees
Additional Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

* In cases of selection/consideration for publication, short papers must be extended and the additional payment, for extension, completed.

EUR 200
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%

EXCEPTION

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.

Publishing

IEREK is now negotiating to sign several agreements with many top ranked Journals to publish the proceedings of its conferences. Announcements soon will be made regarding publishing.

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:

1. Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).

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

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

4. 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 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 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 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

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.

Duplicating any content will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Authors are respectfully requested to abide by the following steps/instructions in order to participate in the "Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 5th Edition" international conference and get their papers published...

Step 1: Abstract Submission

- Author (researcher) should submit an abstract file (paper summary) through our online system before the abstract submission deadline.

- Submitted abstract should not exceed 300 words.

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

- You should choose the most relevant topic to your paper from the conference topics.

- Abstract file should include the author's full name, email address, academic title and affiliation.

- Abstract file should include Co-authors' full name, email address, academic title and affiliation. (if exist)

- The author can use/download abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly (please download from the link provided below).

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Once abstract is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it will be sent to undergo revision process by members of our scientific committee, the author will receive abstract feedback and next step action by email within 2 weeks maximum from abstract submission date.

- Once the abstract is accepted, the author will receive abstract acceptance notification by email stating that the abstract is accepted and to proceed with full/short paper submission.

Step 3: Paper Submission

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline (please download the writing template from the link provided below).

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference "Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 5th Edition".

- The full paper file shouldn't exceed 12 pages while short paper shouldn't exceed 5 pages.

- The full 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.

- The short paper should clearly mention the major issue(s), methodological approach(es), major findings, conclusions, and relevant scholarly references.

- The full/short paper must be relevant to the conference theme and must be original as we don't accept research papers with similarity rate of more than 20%.

Step 4: Paper Elementary Review

- Once the full/short paper is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it is assigned for review by the reviewers of scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process).

- The author will receive paper feedback and next step action by email within 1-month maximum from paper submission date.

Note: 
In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets an acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

Step 5: Payment

- Once the paper gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the conference fees so that it could be sent to another 2 members of the scientific committee in order to provide the author with comments/notes that could improve the paper and push it to the limits.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our side such as paper acceptance letter and invitation letter.

Step 6: Paper Final Review

- The paper will be sent for review by another 2 members of the scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process). Reviewers' comments/notes will be forwarded to the author in order to modify the full paper accordingly. Then, send us the final version of the paper.


Downloads

Instructions of Short Paper Submissions: Authors whom like to submit short papers should be informed that the structure of a short paper should contain its abstract, keywords, introduction, problem statements and the hypothetical solution along with further studies that they will go through when they want to extend their paper to be published online. A short paper fee doesn’t have a chance to receive any type of discount whatever the authors was previously published with IEREK or the author is one of IEREK’s scientific committee and or a representative of a co- host university. A short paper is only published in the conference proceedings book and will not have a chance to be published online by Springer or by IEREK’s Journals unless the author extends their work to a full length paper and pay the requested fee.

To download Abstract Writing Template,  Click Here


To download Paper Writing Template,   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: editing@ierek.com

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 copy 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 07, July 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
15:15—18:45

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20:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 2 08, July 2020
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11:40—14:00 Coffee Break
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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DAY 3 09, July 2020
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony
Your Trip To Rome, Italy

Rome stands as one of the most significant and civilized cities in the world. The history of Rome spans over 2500 years and it has been a centre of power, politics, culture and development since its inception. Creation of the city is steeped in legend and mythology and there are various different accounts of how this majestic place was built. Various Roman emperors and Casers have ruled mighty Rome and this is the place where the colossal Roman Empire grew from.

The following are some suggestions of places to visit while you are in Rome, Italy.

  1. Colosseum

the colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is one of the most iconic and historic amphitheatre. it was constructed between 70-80 AD and at its peak was estimated to hold 80,000 spectators. your trip wouldn't be complete without visiting the colosseum.

 

  1. St Peter’s Square

Rome holds a small country within a country – The Vatican.

This independent state is one of the most important religious sites in the world and St. Peter’s Square is an iconic place where many significant events have taken place.

Located at the front of the Vatican state, the square is actually circular and is framed by two huge sets of colonnades – Standing on these columns are beautiful statues of various religious figures and previous popes.

  1. The Pantheon

The Pantheon stands as one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings in the world and is one of Rome’s most famous attractions.

Constructed in 118 AD by emperor Hadrian, the building that stands today was actually built on the site where an earlier temple stood that was commissioned by Agrippa.

  1. Trevi Fountain

There are not many other fountains in the world as lavishly decorated and sculptured as the Trevi fountain.

Constructed in 1762 by Nicola Salvi, the fountain pays tribute to the Roman God Oceanus who can be seen riding his chariot pulled by Tritons and taming several Hippocamps.

The detail of the sculptures is simply wonderful and the whole facade and fountain are a true work of art.

  1. Sistine Chapel

Part of the Vatican museum complex, the Sistine Chapel is one of the most renowned religious chapels in the world and has a stunning amount of detail and iconography.

Situated in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel was extensively restored in the 1400’s and the place where the papal enclave takes place – the selection of the new pope occurs here.

The Sistine Chapel is particularly famous for its extensive and detailed decorations including the Last Judgement fresco by Michelangelo and the ceiling artwork.