Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies
Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies

Call For Abstracts

  • 17, Apr / 19, Apr 2019
  • Naples, Italy
Conference Email
usas@ierek.com
Introduction

     For thousands of years, human beings have dreamt of perfect worlds, worlds free of conflict, hunger, and unhappiness. But can these worlds ever exist in reality?

     This conference aims to explore the theories and practices stimulated over the last five centuries in a wide range of areas of thought, historiography, political sciences, social sciences, literary and art studies, social activism and in the conception of possible worlds. The conference aims to address directly the controversy surrounding Utopia and its successors from its origin to our present.

     It is an appropriate moment for reflection on the notion of utopia in the past, today and the future. IEREK, in its first conference, aims to open up the dreams, ideas, and energies behind a selection of historical utopias, architecture of cities, the utopian ideals, and the impact of religion and culture.

     It questions the ups and downs of a visionary approach to life and considers the ways in which utopias from the past might help us think freshly about the world today. Utopia offers a variety of approaches for countering the outcomes our world faces, by reaching out to the “Next-City”. The aims of this conference is to explore the impact on and by the utopian religious, and cultural ideals.

Conference Topics
  1. 1. The Advent Of Utopia

    - Utopia and religious and spiritual architecture.

    - Historical influence of ancient cities on new life.

    - Reconstruction of old theological buildings.

    - Architectural and liturgical reforms in the first half of the twentieth century.

    - Twentieth-century monastic architecture.

  2. 2. The Utopian Realm

    - Utopian history.

    - Utopian new life style.

    - Real life environmental architecture.

    - Reality and utopian anthropology.

    - Difference between utopia and reality.

  3. 3. Utopia: The City And Human

    - Envisioning the sustainable city

    - Art, life, and prefiguration: stories of contemporary art and intentional communities.

    - Unions as utopian spaces: intersecting narratives of potentiality in the fight against marketised education.

    - Mapping the ‘modern attitude’.

    - Translation movements as historic ‘points of solidarity’ among human beings: prerequisite for utopian human society.

  4. 4. Architecture And Art

    - Fictional spaces and imagery places: the language of built space.

    - Interior and literature.

    - Icons and meaning.

    - Architectural and visual cultures.

    - Gothic architecture and literature.

  5. 5. Religious Architecture And Philosophy

    - Religion enquiry in art & architecture.

    - Sacred foundations of architecture.

    - Culture: The context for theology, liturgy, sacred architecture and art.

    - The responses of the churches to cultural shifts.

    - Theology, liturgy, and sacred architecture and art in the post-constantinian.

Important Dates
Title Date Notes
Abstract Submissions Deadline 9th November 2018
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 9th December 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline 7th January 2019
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 9th February 2019
Early Payment Deadline 7th February 2019
Regular Payment Deadline 9th March 2019
Late Payment Deadline 8th April 2019
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 9th March 2019
Letter of Final Acceptance 9th March 2019
Conference Program 8th March 2019
Conference Launch 17th April 2019
Conference Venue

Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli

Viale Abramo Lincoln, 5, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy

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 

EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment EUR 300

Author fees for Late Payment 

EUR 400
 

Regular Attendance Fees

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

EUR 250

Fees for NON-Attending Co-Authors

EUR 50
 
Extra Fees
Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

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

- The conference proceedings will be published in full in 'Resourceedings' and 'SSRN' by "ELSEVIER".

- Publication in the ''Springer'' Book Series 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 the indexing of the series in well-known indexing databases such as 'Scopus' and 'Thomson Reuters'.

*For the selected papers, another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.


 
Participation Procedures

Before the Conference

Authors interested in participating in the conference as Authors/Co-authors will be expected to submit an abstract (200 – 300 words) for a short version of their research (4 to 5 pages in length).

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for revision by the reviewers/experts in the field. Your paper’s review should consider a specific criteria that includes a relevant topic of the conference that should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives and a study clearly presented with a sound literature and methodology of work. The paper is then subject to

- Acceptance (with minor editing changes).

- Conditional acceptance (with revisions provided to authors).

- Rejection but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

- Rejection as inappropriate or unworthy of presentation in this certain conference.

Acceptance for your paper: 

After receiving an acceptance for your abstract and after the submission of your research (short paper version), the paper will enter a process for plagiarism check to ensure that the content is original and another to ensure its relevance to the conference themes and topics. During the conference, and only after having received acceptance for presentation, your paper will be included a the conference proceedings book among research submitted.


After the Conference

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

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

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

First Acceptance:

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

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers, with completed fees, will get finally inspected, both, scientifically and linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?
(2) Are the writing and structure clear?
(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?
(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?
(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?
(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?
(7) Has the author used the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?
(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?
(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

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

Authors' Instructions

Short Papers

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

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

 

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

Note:

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

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

- English will be the official language of the conference.


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

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

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

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

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 50$ 80$

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 ultimately expand one’s knowledge and undoubtedly help one’s 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 get to learn from experts in their fields. 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 17 April 2019
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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DAY 2 18 April 2019
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11:40—14:00 Coffee Break
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16:00—16:20 Lunch
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20:00—23:00 Gala Dinner
DAY 3 19 April 2019
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12:40—13:30 Chairman Word
12:40—13:30 Closing Ceremony