Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) - 4th Edition
Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) - 4th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 04, Jul / 06, Jul 2023
  • In collaboration with Barleti University, Albania
Conference Email
[email protected]

Urban Regeneration is the rehabilitation of land areas that are subject to high-density urban land use. It is a strategy that aims to transform and renovate areas to be upgraded in housing, public and private buildings, infrastructure, and services. Urban regeneration is an effective way to improve urban performance by targeting areas with high rates of poverty, pollution, and congestion, leading to a complete economic and regional development of the area. It has only been proven to be successful when sustained which is why urban regeneration and the concept of sustainability completely go hand in hand.

The upcoming 4th edition of the international conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability will thoroughly address and discuss urban regeneration, by rendering it as a process and strategy that aims to transform and rennovate areas, in hopes of upgrading housing, and public buildings, private buildings, infrastructure, and services. It can also be considered a highly efficient way to improve urban performance, by targeting numerous areas and taking their economic levels and developments into consideration.

Nowadays, the process of urbanization continues to create many problems deriving from the continuous migration of more populations towards already highly populated cities. Resolving these issues is possible by turning them into efficient habitats, and saving resources in a way that improves the standard of living. The process, however, faces several major challenges related to reducing pollution, and improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimize the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e., reduction in air, water, and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic disproportions and require the development of new solutions.

The level of difficulty in managing such problems differs from one city to the other depending on several variables which mainly include the size of said cities. However, despite such complexity, they offer a generative ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals with the ability to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements.

And so, through this conference, we hope to provide a suitable setting for a general debate and discussion between researchers and audience members to help everyone understand the importance of addressing the challenges that have recently increased with the rapid growth of urbanization and how to solve them efficiently.


The 4th edition of the “Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS)” conference will stimulate discussion concerning the topic of sustainable practice and regenerative techniques within cities. Urbanism is the most common mode of life in major cities, and extensive analysis is pertinent to our environment’s safety and continuity. The conference addresses multiple facets of urbanism and the city, discussing novel urbanism design ideas, principles of urban regeneration, sustainable practices in urban planning & design, and the utilization of technology in the regeneration process. URS covers a vast array of topics that concern urban regeneration, prioritizing sustainable design methods in urban planning, incorporation of greenery and lush forestry, and human livability and well-being.

Statement of Purpose

URS aims to unite researchers, architects, urban planners, and practitioners in the field of urban planning, to bring about gainful discussion on urban regeneration and sustainability concepts in urban design. The conference will raise awareness of modern techniques of urban regeneration concepts and sustainable urban planning methods, that aim to uplift deteriorating urban areas. Furthermore, URS aims to enrich human livability in urban areas, whilst ensuring environmental safety by highlighting topics such as green infrastructure, transportation planning, and livable communities.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Aspects and Principles of Urban Regeneration

    1.1 Urban Regeneration: Definition, Purpose, and Evolution

    1.2 The Role of Urban Design in Cultural Regeneration

    1.3 Principles of Urban Sustainability, Ecology, and Resilience

    1.4 Planning of Mixed Land Use

    1.5 Living Standards: Urban Sprawl and Slum Areas

  • 2. Designing and Development of Urban Regeneration

    2.1 The Art of Sustainable Urban Design Paradigm

    2.2 Sustainable Urban Design for Waterfront Development

    2.3 Neighborhoods, Housing, and Economic Development

    2.4 Production and Regeneration in Regional Development

    2.5 The Impact of New Urbanism Models: Planning and Design Strategies to Improve Urban Performance

    2.6 Strategy for Evolving Public Spaces

    2.7 Transportation Planning, Safety, and Traffic Modeling

    2.8 New Urbanism Models Planning and Designing

    2.9 Industrial Area Agglomeration and Corporate Strategy

    2.10 Management and Conservation of Energy Resources Overview of Urban Transformation

    2.11 Compact Cities: Issues and Solutions

    2.12 Transformation to Sustainable City

    2.13 Livable Communities: Cities for People 

    2.14 Environmental Efficiency for Better Life

    2.15 Public Involvement in Sustainable Development

    2.16 New ways for learning

    2.17 Innovation in Education

  • 3. Challenges of Urban Regeneration

    3.1 Urban Renewal: Issues and Challenges

    3.2 Pollution of Urban Heat Island (UHI)

    3.3 Climate Change and Sustainable Landscapes

    3.4 Green Infrastructure: Building and Designing with Nature

    3.5 Urbanization and Urban Poverty: Effects, Awareness, and Solutions

    Computational Design for Urban Regeneration

    3.6 Digital Tools in Urban Regeneration

    3.7 Optimization and Decision-making tools for Urban Regeneration

    3.8 Data informed Urban Regeneration

  • 4. Preservation and Conservation

    4.1 The role of historic buildings in regeneration process

    4.2 Urban regeneration and sustainability

    4.3 Adaptive Reuse of existing buildings 

    4.4 The role of technology in the co-living spaces

  • 5. Urban Identity and City Branding

    5.1 City Branding, Urban Planning and Urban Regeneration

    5.2 Urban Branding and Sustainability

    5.3 Urban Competitiveness and Urban Marketing

    5.4 Urban Planning and Tourism

    5.5 Resident Satisfaction and Urban Regeneration

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (4rd URS) 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 one of IEREK Press' International Journals.


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


Important Note:

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 8 -12 pages long. 

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 abstract book in both hard and soft copies.

Asti By Springer

Publishing in ASTI by Springer (Scopus indexed)                  

After the conference, the submitted manuscripts of authors interested in publishing in the ASTI book series will undergo a rigorous peer review process resulting in a final decision made by the editors. Only accepted research will be published as a chapter in the Book Series entitled “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer. The ASTI Book Series is by managed highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure high-quality material for online publication.

The ASTI Book Series is fully indexed in Scopus. Some titles have been successfully indexed or submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI).

About the ASTI series

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.

The series is intended for professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with IEREK, the Springer ASTI series will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.

About Springer:

Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services. Springer has one of the strongest STM and HSS eBook collections and archives, as well as a comprehensive range of hybrid and open access journals. Springer is part of Springer Nature, a global publisher that serves and supports the research community. Springer Nature aims to advance discovery by publishing robust and insightful science, supporting the development of new areas of research and making ideas and knowledge accessible around the world. As part of Springer Nature, Springer sits alongside other trusted brands like Nature Research, BioMed Central, and Palgrave Macmillan.

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Ierek Press Journals

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.


Conference Venue

Barleti University

Previous Editions

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) 1st Edition

The 1st Edition of the Urban Regeneration & Sustainability conference was held in one of IEREK's partner universities: The University of East London, the Docklands Campus. It was chaired by Professor Hassan Abdalla; the Dean of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering of UEL.

Each Day was initiated with a keynote speech delivered by speakers on the topics of the conferences as per the scheduled sessions and their respective titles.

Day 1:

A Full day visit to the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich to experience the area and get a glimpse of the different developments undertaken.

Day 2:

The second day of conference started with a welcoming word by Professor Hassan Abdalla and a brief overview of the conference topics to be discussed, the expected outcome and current and future work. Following his speech, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, MA Programme leader at UEL and Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects, took over the podium to introduce the conference. The session was then wrapped up by a speech from IEREK's Chief Executive Officer and founder, Dr. Mourad Amer and a presentation on the company, its aims & goals and events overtime, which was delivered by its General Director, Dr. Abdelaziz Sakr.


Day 3:

The third day of the conference started with a speech of the keynote speaker Professor Gabriele Sorrento “CEO and Founder of Mindesk: a VR-based design platform”.
After the keynote speech, authors (researchers) started to present a demo of their research paper in oral presentations while session chairman and moderators listen, discuss, and evaluate.

Following that, starting the speech of the keynote speaker Professor Hocine Bougdah “Reader in Architectural Technology in Canterbury School of Architecture”.


Check this conference’s overview here:



Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) 2nd Edition

The 2nd International conference on the Urban Regeneration and Sustainability has been successfully held online in collaboration with University of East London.

The conference addressed all the aspects of the urban environment. Urban regeneration was discussed thoroughly in the conference by rendering it as a process and a strategy that aims at transforming and renovating areas in the hope of upgrading public housing, public and private buildings, infrastructure, and services.

Day 1:

The first day of the conference started with Short welcoming speeches were given by the conference chair Professor Hassan Abdalla, Dean of School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, UK, and the conference co-chair, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Zaha Hadid Architects Associate, UK. After the Opening Ceremony, authors (researchers) started to present a demo of their research paper in oral presentations while session chairman and moderators listen, discuss, and evaluate. After the short break was the speech of the special Keynote Speaker Amit Gupta, Founding partner, Studio Symbiosis Architects & Former Zaha Hadid Associate, UK. The Second Session started afterwards and was moderated by Dr. Elisa Magnini, Foresight and innovation specialist at Arup, UK.


Day 2:

The second day of the conference started with the speech of the keynote speaker, Dr. Eduardo Mayoral Gonzalez, CTO Senior in City Thinking, Spain. After the keynote speech, the Third Session and the fourth edition which were moderated by Professor Hassan Abdalla, Dean of School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London, UK, and Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Partner at Wirz Architects, UK.

Day 3:

The third day started with the Fifth Session which was moderated by Professor Hasim Altan, Director and Professor in Research Centre and Faculty of Design, ARUCAD, Kyrenia, Cyprus and, Dr. Fulvio Wirz, UEL School of Architecture, and Partner at Wirz Architects, UK. Following that, the third Keynote Speaker Dr. Vincenzo Reale, chartered structural engineer (ICE) and architect (ARB), senior structural engineer in the Specialist Technology + Research group in Arup, London, UK. In the end of the day, a discussion and a Questions and Answers session followed, and the conference was concluded by a Panel session where final remarks and feedback were discussed.


Check out the second edition conference’s overview here:


Previous Publications

For IEREK's Previous Publications, Please Click here

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) – 1st Edition held in London, UK in October 2018.


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #2 (2019): Recent Studies in Urban Sustainability and Future Cities' Planning
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/32/showToc


Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (URS) – 2nd Edition held in London, UK in October 2020.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
Publication link: (In Press)


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 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 and extend this abstract 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 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.

  1. Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings

Organized at Barleti University, Albania, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their research, at Barleti University, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

  1. Registration to publish in the proceedings without presenting/ attending

If your Full paper is accepted, it may be published in the conference proceedings book in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Book Series by Springer (indexed in Scopus) even if you are not attending the conference. In this case, the accepted work will not be included in the final conference program and the fee will cover the cost of editorial handling and peer-review evaluation of your paper (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

  1. 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/ paper.

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.

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 author should prepare and submit a Full/ Long paper (6000-8000 words) through the website and before the full paper submission deadline.

- 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.

- A full/long paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals.

- The author should submit the full paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

- The full paper should be written in English as it's 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.

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 acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

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

- 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.

- 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 from the final publication/ final rejection.

- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.

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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.

We encourage our authors to input their ORCiD ID when registering for one of our conferences, submitting an abstract, or a full paper. By doing so, you directly link your research to your identity and affiliation and can showcase your various academic efforts all in one place. By Registering your ORCiD ID, you also increase your works’ visibility and provide easy access to your entire library of research and academic activity.

Click here to learn more about ORCiD, and here to register your ORCiD ID for free.  

Benefits Of Attending

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

  • Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. 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.

  • 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.

  • Publication:  Selected high-quality manuscripts will be published, after peer review, in the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) book series by Springer or by IEREK Press Journals, both of which are indexed in world-renowned databases.

  • 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.

  • Networking: Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

  • 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 show that you are an active member of the academic community.

  • Conference Proceedings Material: Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 05 Jan 2023
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 04 Feb 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline 05 Apr 2023
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 05 May 2023
Early Payment Deadline 05 Apr 2023
Regular Payment Deadline 05 May 2023
Late Payment Deadline 04 Jun 2023
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 05 May 2023
Letter of Final Acceptance 05 May 2023
Conference Program 04 Jun 2023
Conference Launch 04 Jul 2023
Conference Fees

A. Physical 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)
Early Bird 350 € 400 € 450 € 05 Apr 2023
Regular Payment 400 € 450 € 500 € 05 May 2023
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 04 Jun 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 05 Apr 2023
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 05 May 2023
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 04 Jun 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 05 May 2023
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
  • The fee covers:
    • The conference Kit inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, Conference notebook, IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate
    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author submitted to the conference, a 15% 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. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
  • 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 both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs etc.

B. 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 € 05 May 2023
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 04 Jun 2023
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 100 € 150 € 150 € 05 May 2023
Late Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 04 Jun 2023
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 05 May 2023
  • Authors who cannot attend the conference in person can:
    • Virtually present their work (Table B) above.
    • Record their presentations by providing a voice-over PowerPoint and send it to [email protected]
    • Nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.

C. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.    100 €

 Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper 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.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • 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.

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

- Please note 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.

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA

Your Trip To Albania

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Albania’s numerous mountains and rivers offer many possibilities for sports tourism, including many outdoor activities—parasailing, climbing, hiking, canoeing, cycling, swimming, diving—as well as for simply enjoying the beauty of nature.

The country’s history and culture is fascinating. Several Albanian cities retain an appearance that has changed little over many generations and that conserve in their midst remains that date back more than two thousand years. Numerous archeological sites make the country very attractive for special interest tourism.

Visiting Albania’s capital will delve into the past and present of a country that has seen intense turmoil since it was founded in the 1600s. Tirana has disintegrating soviet-era buildings, brand new projects and proud historic monuments side-by-side, while the wonderful upland scenery that bounds the city to the east calls for exploration.



Petrela is a village some 15 km (9.3 miles) south of Tirana that is famous for its castle and history. The Petrela castle is built upon a huge stone located on the top of a small mountain. Once here you’ll have the chance to admire gorgeous natural panoramas and try traditional Albanian food in the restaurant situated inside the castle.


Dajti Ekspres

This cable-car is a fun family day out and a superb introduction to the city, taking you up by gondola to the dramatic mountain on Tirana’s eastern edge. The cable-car spans a kilometre, making it the longest in the Balkans, and rises more than 800 metres up the mountainside. The journey will take about 15 minutes and at the top, there’s a tourism complex with restaurants and hotels. Of course the view over the city will be memorable, but there are also year-round activities on the table, including trekking and horseback riding in summer, and skiing in winter.


National Historic Museum

Tirana and Albania have a very complicated past. So if you need a point of entry this is the place to get some context. The museum is organised by pavilions, each covering a different period in the region’s history, from ancient times up to the 21st century. The most valuable in terms of archaeological wealth is the Pavilion of Antiquity, where there’s a great collection of almost 600 items spanning the late Palaeolithic to the Early-Middle Ages.


Cave of Pellumbas

If you need to see more of the Mount Dajtit National Park that looms to the east of the city, spend a day around the village of Pellumbas. Here you can take hikes and scramble your way up to a beautiful natural monument. There’s a trail from the village that meanders through the mountains for two kilometres before you get to a cave packed with stalagmites and stalactites, but also with evidence of human activity going back than 300,000 years. It descends 350 metres into the mountainside, and during the Second World War made a refuge for the villagers of Pellumbas.



Sometimes you need a break from city life. The good news is that there are plenty of great places to visit within a half-hour drive from Albania’s capital. Whether you love nature, enjoy visiting ancient towns, or want to know more about local culture.

There are buses every half an hour to this Adriatic port city, which is replete with Roman and Byzantine heritage. The first place to go is the amphitheatre, which is from the 2nd century, was once able to seat 20,000 and is the largest in the Balkan region. It was hidden to the world for more than a millennium before being rediscovered in 1900. What really adds to the site is the small chapel attached to the building, which has fantastic Early-Christian mosaics and frescoes depicting saints.  


Travel Information

The Tirana International Airport is the nearest airport to Barleti University.

Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza, often referred to as the Rinas International Airport, is the main international airport of the Republic of Albania. It serves the city of Tirana, its metropolitan area, and surrounding region in the county of Tirana.

Location on the map: Tirana International Airport

If you have familiarized yourself with the route leading to Barleti University, you may take a taxi or the bus to reach the University directly. Refer to the following:



After exiting the airport terminal, the fastest way to get to the Barleti University is by taxi. The journey from Tirana International Airport to Tirana’s center takes 20–25 minutes, depending on traffic, and costs about 2500 Leke (20 EUR) one way.


Tirana Airport taxi service is provided by Auto Holiday Albania (AHA). AHA specializes in transfers between Tirana Airport and all Albanian cities for both individuals and groups. The service offered is professional and courteous at affordable prices, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To reserve taxis in advance online, please use the website and fill out the form by clicking on the link below to book your transfer now.



Call center:





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LU-NA shpk offers a shuttle service from TIA to Tirana and vice versa. The bus is stationed behind the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The rate for a single fare is 300 Albanian Lek (almost 3 Euros).


 Service Hours:

Tiranë - TIA: every one hour starting from 07:00 until 23:00

TIA - Tiranë:  every one hour starting from 08:00 until 24:00


To plan your trip using Tirana buses, contact via:

E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

Mobile: +355 69 57 27 261 / +355 69 29 82 128


A perennial winner of the most affordable European capital, Tirana is a value-for-money destination par excellence. The Albanian capital also happens to be one of the friendliest on the continent. These two attributes come together beautifully in the hostels and hotels of the city. Hospitality is a way of life here, after all. Read our rundown of the most wallet-friendly places to stay while you’re there.

These are the suggested hotels that you can use for accommodation during the period of the conference. You can reserve your place by contacting the hotel or through their website or any booking website.

Please note:

  • Check the hotel website to know if they have special offers, and also to check the availability.
  • These are just suggestions that we found most suitable for accommodation; they are not mandatory.
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses.




Vanilla Sky Boutique Hostel

2.0 km from Barleti University / 10 minutes by car

Str. Pjeter Bogdani, Godina Nr. 5, Tirana, Albania, 1001

 Location on the map: Vanilla Sky Boutique Hostel


+35567 677 0770


3.7 Km from Barleti University / 17 minutes by car

Rruga Musa Maci 1, Tirana, Albania

Location on the map: Trip'N'Hostel



Hostel Albania


 3.7 Km from Barleti University / 17 minutes by car

 Rruga Kavajes 80, Njesia Nr.7, Tirana, Albania

Location on the map:  Hostel Albania


+355 696748778

ART Hostel & Apartments

2.4 Km from Barleti University / 7 minutes by car

Rr. Vllazën Huta, Nr. 79 Tirana Tirana, 1017, Albania

Location on the map: ART Hostel & Apartments


 +355 67 200 1821