Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies (USAS) - 3rd Edition
Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies (USAS) - 3rd Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 04, Sep / 06, Sep 2024
  • Hybrid Conference in collaboration with University of East London, London, UK
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

As the world advances, the concepts of sacred spaces and religious buildings are no longer restricted to those we have inherited from our ancestors. Newly developed architectural methods, techniques employed and materials used are now redefining sacred Architecture and Spaces and opening up discourse around Sacred Spaces in Modern Urban contexts.

The use of Geometric shapes such as in the Mausoleum of President Patricio Aylwin Azócar in Chile, the use of white concrete, glazing, Alabama limestone, and light American white oak to harness natural light in the Chapel for Saint Mary’s in Albany, US, among others are but a few examples of re-definitions of, both public and private, sacred spaces. Through studies on sacred spaces and places, a re-discovery of the UTOPIA, led by the deeply rooted aspiration to build a new world, is established and rather encouraged as an important tool, even an economic and social resource, to improving livability in cities.

Previous research and investigations examining intellectual legacy of utopian theory and practices across various academic disciplines, some of which had been presented in the 1st Edition of USAS in Aversa, Italy, the 2nd Edition of USAS in London, UK, and published by Springer, present a solid underpinning to a range of issues and topics related to Utopia in recreating the Sacred Space as a part of the wider human experience in light of an age characterized by a crisis of ideals and alleged signs of a “civilization collapse”.

IEREK is organizing the 4th Edition of the International Conference on Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies (USAS). In hopes of establishing an interdisciplinary dialogue among disciplines, the conference aims to address different topics such as Utopian Architecture and Art, the contribution of sacred architecture to tourism, Sustainable Utopian Cities, and others. Point of views and contributions from the Archeology, Architectural, History, Art History, Liturgy, Sociology and more, are encouraged and rather considered vital in exploring the “Utopian Realm” and the establishment of sacred spaces within public and domestic spheres and the secular within the sacred.

The conference will create a platform for all architects, researchers, stakeholders, and academics to discuss the challenges that face the concept of building a utopian city and the advances in sacred architecture, preservation, conservation, and restoration techniques of sacred art and architecture.

Conference Topics
  • 1. The Advent of Utopia: Definition, Emergence, and Influences

    1-1 The influence of religions and utopian life on ancient city planning.

    1-2 The inspirations of spiritual architecture in contemporary life.

    1-3 The effects of sacred architecture on Utopian cities.

    1-4 Spiritual and monastic architecture.

    1-5 New technologies or untouched landscapes with cutting-edge architecture.

  • 2. Sustainable Utopian Cities

    2-1 Utopian new lifestyle.

    2-2 Reality and utopian anthropology.

    2-3 Vocabularies of utopian architecture and its effect on urban design.

    2-4 Human role in the social aspect of utopian and sacred architecture.

    2-5 Conservation of utopian concepts: communities, spaces, buildings, art, and life.

  • 3. Sustainability and Utopian Future

    3-1 Technological utopia: innovation and design

    3-2 Visions for non-urban territories in an urbanizing world

    3-3 Art, life, and prefiguration: stories of contemporary art and intentional communities.

    3-4 The development of slums around religious and historical areas.

    3-5 Sacred spaces: opportunities for promoting social inclusion and diversity

  • 4. Utopian Architecture and Arts

    4-1 Fictional spaces and imagery places: the language of built space.

    4-2 Icons and meanings of utopia in interior design, furniture, and murals.

    4-3 Gothic architecture and literature.

    4-4 Utopian architectural and visual cultures

    4-5 Preservation, conservation, and the restoration of utopian art and architecture

  • 5. Philosophy of Utopian and Sacred Architecture

    5-1 Religious concept inquiry in utopian art and sacred architecture.

    5-2 Sacred foundations of architecture.

    5-3 Cultural and sacred utopian life and space in the euro-Mediterranean area.

    5-4 The responses of the churches to cultural shifts.

    5-5 The context of post-Constantinian theology, liturgy, and sacred architecture and art.

Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies (4th USAS) 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. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

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.  

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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

University of East London (UEL)

University Way, Dockland Campus

London, E16 2RD, UK

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

Participants’ Instructions
Participants’ Instructions

Registration

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 (Short Paper)

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's 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 (Short Paper)

Organized on the Campus of University of East London (UEL), London, UK, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

See Author's Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

  1. Registration to publish in the proceedings (Short Paper) without presenting/ attending

If your extended abstract (short 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's 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

There are 2 types of paper submission at this conference:

  • Short Paper 
  • Full/Long Paper 

Short Paper:

- A short paper submission consists of 4–5 pages and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

- 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 is only included in the conference Abstracts 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 corresponding fee.

Full-Length Paper:

- The Full/ Long paper submission is 8 – 12+ pages in length.

- 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/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

- The full/short 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.

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 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 (Full-length papers only)

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.

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 300 € 350 € 400 € 06 Jun 2024
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 06 Jul 2024
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 05 Aug 2024
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 06 Jun 2024
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 06 Jul 2024
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 05 Aug 2024
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 06 Jul 2024
  • 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 is 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 are submitted to the conference, a 25% 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 € 06 Jul 2024
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 05 Aug 2024
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 100 € 150 € 150 € 06 Jul 2024
Late Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 05 Aug 2024
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 06 Jul 2024
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 sending 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.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 08 Mar 2024
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 07 Apr 2024
Full Paper Submission Deadline 06 Jun 2024
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 06 Jul 2024
Early Payment Deadline 06 Jun 2024
Regular Payment Deadline 06 Jul 2024
Late Payment Deadline 05 Aug 2024
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 06 Jul 2024
Letter of Final Acceptance 06 Jul 2024
Conference Program 05 Aug 2024
Conference Launch 04 Sep 2024
Benefits Of Attending

Attending a conference dramatically enhances both your professional and personal development. They help you sharpen the saw, meet and converse with industry experts, expand your resources and grow your professional network. IEREK Conference will help you:

1. Open Discussions: We bring together leading academic scientists, from different universities and countries, to exchange and share their experiences and research results.

2. Internationally Accredited Certificate: The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates acknowledged by IEREK, the University, and Partnering Organizations.

3. 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.

4. Research Technologies: Conferences can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research.

5. Networking: You can engage with industry experts to discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on and increase your chances of collaboration in future projects.

6. Academic Reputation: Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles and an active member of the academic community.

7. Conference Abstracts Material: Delegates will receive the conference Abstracts book in both hardcover and digital format on a CD. Shipping fees may apply.

Refund Policy

 A.Physical Attendance

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following plan:

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 for 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 for 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.

 B.Online Attendance

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.

Conference Previous Eds.

The first version of the International Conference on Utopian & Sacred Architecture Studies (USAS) was held from 11 -13 June 2019 in association with Universita degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli. The conference included many discussions that covered extremely important topics and presented theories and practices stimulated over the last five centuries in a wide range of scientific areas such as historiography, political science as well as literary and art studies. It was a very successful conference.

The Conference was held in one of the most spiritual cities –the city of Aversa –, one that contains a real-life model of sacred architecture and spiritual buildings.

The conference was held under the patronage of Prof. Claudio Gambardella (Chairman - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Univ. degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Prof. Ferdinando Trapani - National Coordinator of the agreement "IEREK" - Inter - University Network- Department of Architecture, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Prof. Rosanna Cioffi - Pro- Rector to Culture - Universita degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Prof. Luigi Maffei Director of Dadi - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design.

Similarly, reputable figures took part such as Prof. Galal Abada, IEREK’s representative, Prof. Paolo Giordano Ph.D. Coordinator of the DADI - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design in the Universita degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Luca Molinari editorial director of Platform Magazine - Department of Architecture and Industrial Design.

The conference received 73 paper submissions that were discussed over 12 sessions.

First day: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Speeches:
The opening ceremony started with greetings and short-introductions by:

Prof. Mona Helmi - Chair of the Architecture Department, University of Business and Technology, Jeddah, KSA

Prof. Niccolo Casidu - Director of DAD - Department of Architecture and Design, Universita degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

Prof. Salvatore Frigerio - Head of Collegium Scriptorium Fontis Avellanae

Prof. Alfred Jacoby - Faculty of Architecture, Facility Management & Geo-information at Anhalt University

Imam Muhiddin Gabriele Bottiglioni - Council member of the COREIS religious guides

The opening ceremony witnessed highly important speeches addressing the controversy surrounding Utopia and its successors from its origin to the present and explored the impact on and by utopian, religious, and cultural ideals.

After the lunch break, the Authors began presenting their researches while the session chairperson and moderators listened, discussed, and evaluated.

Second Day: Continuation of the Parallel Sessions & Start of the Workshop

Over the second day, remaining researchers continued presenting their work, networking and debating topics and trends in the field. Sessions throughout the conference were moderated by reputable names from the University such as professors:

 

Paolo Girodano
Alessandra Cirafici
Adriana Galderisi
Luca Molinari
Ornella Zerlenga
Mara Capone
Antonella Violano
Carla Langella
Sergio Sibilio
Antonio Rosato
Patrizia Ranzo
Gioconda Cafiero
Olimpia Niglio
Luigi Guerriero
Elena Manzo
Chiara Ingrosso
Gianfranco De Matteis
Marina D’Aprile
Corrado di Domenico
Susana Alves
Anna Gianneti
Fabio Mangone
Fabiana Forte

 

Francesca Muzzillo

After concluding the final sessions of the second day, a closing ceremony was held to discuss final remarks presented by the session moderators and speakers which stimulated group discussions and open debates. Key to identifying the next steps and recommendations that would assist in a buildup on the existing research and outcomes of the conference, the closing session proved helpful and fruitful.

To conclude the day and provide our researchers and academics with an opportunity to socialize and establish new connections and collaborations, participants were invited to attend a Gala Dinner.

Third Day: Workshop & Site Visit

The day started early with a tour visit to Reggia di Caserta, the royal palace and the park. After a lunch break, another tour visit to Belvedere of San Leucio and Museo della Seta Del Real Belvedere took place. Finally, group photos of all conference participants were taken as shown and the conference days concluded.

 

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Previous Publications, Please Click here


- Utopian and Sacred Architecture Studies (USAS) – 1st Edition held in Aversa Italy in June 2019.

Springer

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

Advances in Utopian Studies and Sacred Architecture
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030507640

IEREK Press

Proceedings of Science and Technology (Resourceedings)

Vol 2, issue #3 (2019): Proceedings of the International Conference on Utopian & Sacred Architecture Studies (USAS)
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/Resourceedings/issue/view/46/showToc

 

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 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.

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 email address of the 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

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  • The London Eye

Coca-Cola London Eye trip is a must-do and has been the visitor’s number one experience for over a decade since it was Built to mark London's millennium celebrations in 2000. Once you step into your capsule you will feel the exhilaration as you rise up over the River Thames. With rising 443 feet over the Thames, your trip will last for only 30 minutes, but you will enjoy seeing spectacular views from your individual glass capsule like Big Ben and the houses of Parliament.

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Travel Information

Airports:
London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH - EGKB)
30.5M From UEL University / 47 minutes by Car
Address: Main Rd, Biggin Hill TN16 3BH, United Kingdom

London City Airport Minicabs
2.8M from UEL University / 10 minutes by Car
Address: 578 Barking Rd, London E13 9JU, United Kingdom

London City Airport
2.1M from UEL University / 5 minutes by Car
Address: Hartmann Rd, London E16 2PX, United Kingdom

Heathrow Airport
58.7M from UEL University / 1hr 8 minutes by Car
Address: Longford TW6, United Kingdom

London Stansted Airport
30.5M From UEL University / 35 minutes by Car
Address: Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW, United Kingdom


Bus Stations:
Devalls Close (Stop W)
0.3 Mile from UEL University / 6 minutes by Walking
Address: London E6 5PL, United Kingdom

Cyprus Station (Stop M)
0.3 Mile from UEL University / 6 minutes by Walking
Address: London E6 5PJ, United Kingdom

Cyprus (Stop Q)
0.4 Mile from UEL University / 7 minutes by walking
Address: London E6 5PH, United Kingdom

Gallions Reach Roundabout (Stop B)
0.2 Mile from UEL University / 4 minutes by Walking
Address: London E6 6EY, United Kingdom

UEL Docklands Campus (Stop I)
16ft from UEL University /1 minute by walking
Address: London E16 2GA, United Kingdom

Accommodation

1-DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London Excel

Address: 2 Festoon Way, London E16 1RH, United Kingdom

1.6 miles from University of East London/ 4 min. by car.

Phone number: +44 20 7540 4820

2-Premier Inn London Beckton hotel

Address: 1 Woolwich Manor Way, London E6 5NT, United Kingdom

0.9 mile from University of East London/ 4 min by car.

Phone number: +44 333 321 1244

3-Travelodge London Excel

Address: 1016 Dockside Rd, London E16 2FQ, United Kingdom

1.3 miles from University of East London/ 4 min. by car.

Phone number: +44 871 984 6298

4-Holiday Inn Express London - Excel, an IHG Hotel

Address: 1018 Dockside Rd, London E16 2FQ, United Kingdom

1.3 miles from University of East London/ 3 min. by car.

Phone number:  +44 20 3096 5888