CALL FOR PAPERS

  • 05 November / 06 November 2018
  • UK
Confernce Email
urs@ierek.com
Introduction

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. This entire process is an effective way to improve urban performance by targeting areas with a high incidence of povertypollution, and congestion leading to complete economic and regional development of a specific area.

Urban Regeneration Program is only proven to be successful when sustained. This program largely impacted many urban landscapes and affected the history and demographics of cities around the world. As a result of its successes, urban regeneration is now known as the attempt to reverse declining cities by improving physical structures through new urbanization models and more importantly, enhancing the economy of those cities.

These new urbanization models must be highly enduring systems that prove sustainability,

which is reached by covering all aspects of the four interconnected domains: Ecology, Economics, Politics, and Culture.

Today, the process of urbanization still continues to generate many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards highly populated cities. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the quality and standard of living. The process however, faces a number of major challenges, related to reducing pollution, 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 imbalances and require the development of new solutions.

Large cities are probably the most complex mechanisms to manage. However, despite such complexity they represent a fertile ground for architectsengineerscity plannerssocial and political scientists, and other professionals able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements.

Conference Topics
  1. Green buildings role in preserving the environment.
  2. Green infrastructure and designing with nature.
  3. Alternative Energy: source of solar energy power and renewable energy.
  4. Energy efficiency in the built environment.
  5. Production and regeneration in regional development.
  6. New Urbanism models.
  7. Sustainable spaces and places of living, working and recreation.
  8. Urban heat islands' effect and pollution.
  9. Large cities planning and innovation future.
  10. Monitoring and assessment tools: building regulation and performance evaluation.
  11. Waterfront developments and coastal communities.
  12. Industrial area agglomeration and cooperation strategies.
  13. Population and future urban expansion
  14. Sustainable landscape and procurement
  15. Housing and economic development
  16. Strategies for new cities proposals in developing countries.
  17. Landscape, gardens, streetscapes and urban biodiversity
  18. Formulating the principles of green Urbanism
  19. Sprawled areas and sustainable development.
  20. Public involvement in communities' development.
Conference location

University of East London, Docklands Campus, University Way, London, United Kingdom

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: 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.
  2. Venue: Getting an overview of the place or city where the conference is being held and learning about its people and culture.
  3. 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.
  4. Networking: Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Publications: Indexing and Archiving Papers presented at IEREK conferences regularly appear in notable reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract.
  8. IEREK Press: All conference papers are archived online in the IEREK Journal while journal participants can attend after the conference to submit an enhanced version of their research for possible publication at our online journal.
Participation Procedure

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.

Publication
The conference proceedings will be published in full in the “ARChive” International Journal of Science and SSRN by ELSEVIER.
Publication in the ‘Springer’ will only be applicable to the selected papers that will be supervised by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material. Thus, such outstanding material will lead to indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as Scopus and Thomson Reuters.
 
*For the selected papers to be published in “Springer” , another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.
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.

Author's Instruction

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
A maximum of a 300-word abstract is to be reviewed.

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

Conference Fees

TBA

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.

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.

Important Dates
Date From Date To Notes
Abstract Submission Deadline June 5, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline September 10, 2018
Last Notification for full-Paper Acceptance September 28, 2018
Early Payment Deadline July 30, 2018
Late Payment Deadline August 30, 2018
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) September 4, 2018
Conference Program October 5, 2018
Conference Launch November 5, 2018 November 6, 2018