An International Conference from the Comfort of Your Own Home!
Due to the uncertainties and restrictions inflicted by the #COVID19 pandemic, and for everyone's safety following the Health Organization's recommendations, it is in everyone's interest to host the conference online. As pioneers of this movement, IEREK is proud to be hosting this conference online. IEREK believes that rather than giving in to this disease and stopping our progress, pushing forward is of utmost importance.
So, how can participating in an international Video Conference boost your career, future potentials, and experience?
Obtain an internationally accredited certification of participation which could boost your future academic career opportunities.
Save costs of travel & accommodation.
Discuss your research paper online with professors, stakeholders, and other authors (Online Oral Presentation).
Get the chance to publish your paper with Springer in the ASTI Book Series.
Be part of IEREK`s loyalty membership Program & get a fair discount applicable to all your future participation in any of the international Conferences organized by IEREK.
Make sure that your paper will get the maximum exposure in front of a relevant audience, as we share samples of publications within our weekly newsletter and online platforms.
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Due to anthropogenic activities that release greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the global climate has been ever-changing and going into an emergency condition. The current global warming of 1.0-1.1 °C above pre-industrial level already leads to a variety of natural disasters such as extreme heat, flooding, bushfire, and drought, significantly challenging human living environments, especially cities that are the main place of human settlement. Even worse, the associated economic and social consequences behind such environmental deteriorations are also prominent. Nevertheless, the GHG-related climate change is still ongoing, and by 2030-2040 the global warming is likely to reach the critical threshold of 1.5 °C, beyond which environmental, economic, and social consequences will be worsened.
In the coming decades, there is an urgent need to decarbonize the society to address the mega challenge of climate change. Many advocations and actions at international and national scales, such as the Paris Agreement, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Carbon Neutrality, have been taken. To achieve so, nevertheless, it calls for the complete support from all professions of the society. In particular, the transformation of the traditional ways of environmental modifications, in various fields including transportation, industry, building, energy generation, agriculture, and land use and forestry, towards sustainability is one of the most rapid, cost-effective, and efficient pathways to actually reduce GHG emissions for climate change mitigation. Sustainable environmental planning and design is also the critical adaptive way to reduce climate-induced threats and risks in the current era.
This conference is a step towards empowering decision-makers and energy stakeholders to join forces and proactively address the challenges of climate change so that actual progress can be achieved. By bringing together researchers who are working on topics relevant to climate change and environmental sustainability to share their latest accomplishments and research findings, voices can be amplified and actions towards a more resilient, liveable, sustainable future taken. This conference will serve as an important resource to inform people and provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the possible opportunities for environmental sustainability to address climate change.
The motivation behind this conference is to contribute to international and national goals of addressing climate change challenges by:
Measuring climate change and assessing environmental, economic and social impacts
Exploring mechanisms for effective environmental planning and sustainable resource management
Advancing strategies and techniques for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Enhancing the involvement and integration of different stakeholders across international, national, state, city, and community level for environmental sustainability
Reporting pilot cases and exemplars that can help address climate change issues.
Including but not limited to
1. Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
1-1 Greenhouse gas emission and measurement
1-2 Climate-related disasters and reduction
1-3 Risks and vulnerabilities assessment and visualization
1-4 Impacts of climate change on health and well-beings
1-5 Ecosystem services and carbon sequestration
1-6 Sustainable transport and climate change mitigation and adaptation
1-7 Sustainable building and construction
1-8 Industry decarbonization and economic growth
1-9 Renewable and clean energy potential and implementation
1-10 Environmental, economic and social benefits of climate change mitigation
2. Sustainable Urban-Rural Planning and Design
2-1 Climate change and regional economic development
2-2 Territorial spatial planning and carbon neutrality
2-3 Urban overheating mitigation and adaptation
2-4 Water sensitive urban design
2-5 Smart development for urban habitats
2-6 Sustainable land use and planning
2-7 Low-carbon cities and communities
2-8 Wind sensitive urban planning and design
2-9 Nature-based solutions
2-10 Urban Morphology and environmental performance
2-11 Innovative technologies, models, methods and tools for spatial planning
3. Decarbonisation of Built Environment
3-1 Climate-related impacts on the built environment
3-2 Health and wellbeing of occupants
3-3 Demands on energy, materials and water
3-4 Assessment methods, systems, and tools
3-5 Sustainable energy, materials, and water systems
3-6 Energy efficiency design technologies and appliances
3-7 Smart technology and sustainable operation
3-8 Uptake and integration of clean energy
3-9 Innovative materials for carbon reduction and environmental regulation
3-10 Building demolition and material recycling and reusing
3-11 Sustainable building retrofitting and assessment
4. Climate-related Governance and Challenges
4-1 Targets, pathways and roadmaps towards carbon neutrality
4-2 Pathways for climate resilience and future sustainability
4-3 Challenges, opportunities and solutions for climate resilience
4-4 Climate change governance coalitions (networks) development and challenges
4-5 Co-benefits and synergies between adaptation and mitigation measures
4-6 Conflicts and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation measures
4-7 Mapping, accounting and trading carbon emissions
4-8 Governance models, policies, regulations and programs
4-9 Financing urban climate change mitigation
4-10 Education, policy and advocacy of climate change mitigation and adaptation
4-11 COVID-19 and alike crisis impacts and lessons
Abstract Submissions Deadline
31 Jul 2021
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance
15 Aug 2021
Full Paper Submission Deadline
30 Sep 2021
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance
10 Oct 2021
Early Payment Deadline
10 Oct 2021
Regular Payment Deadline
10 Oct 2021
Late Payment Deadline
10 Oct 2021
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry)
01 Jan 1970
Letter of Final Acceptance
10 Oct 2021
25 Oct 2021
09 Nov 2021
Anita Lawrence Professor of High-Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Mat Santamouris is the Anita Lawrence Professor of High-Performance Architecture at the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a past professor at the University of Athens, Greece, and visiting Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University, and the National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece.
Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings, Past Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and actual or past Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society and of the Journal of Ventilation. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London.
Editor and author of 15 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy, and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Guest editor of twelve special issues of various scientific journals. Scientific coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 290 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. Reviewer of research projects in 15 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc. Expert in various International Research Institutions. Highly Cited researcher according to Clarivate in 2017 and 2018.
Chief Executive Officer: Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living Tyree Energy Technology Building, University of New South Wales, Australia.
Professor Prasad is an international authority on sustainable buildings and cities and among the leading advocates for sustainability in Australia. Deo won the 2006 Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s National Education Award for contribution to ‘sustainability education, research and design’. In 2004 he won the NSW State Government’s individual GreenGlobe Award for ‘showing leadership and commitment to the supply of renewable energy’. He has also won the Federal Government’s national award for ‘outstanding contribution to energy related research’. He is a regular contributor to debate in this area in local and international media. Deo is the Chief Investigator (lead proponent) and CEO of the newly established CRC for Low Carbon Living. This is the largest ever industry-government-professions-research collaboration in Australia and is leading to transformative impacts in the built environment sector. He also is one of the Sydney Ambassadors (Business Events NSW) with special focus on promoting Sydney as a destination for high end environmental-scientific events. In 2014 he was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award for contribution in the field of sustainability by UNSW. In 2014 Deo has been awarded the Order of Australia by the Governor General of Australia for services to sustainability and renewable energy through his research and for extensive international community work.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Head of the Adaptation Research Group.
Marta Olazabal is a Research Fellow at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Head of the Adaptation Research Group.
She has a background on Environmental Engineering (Bsc 2004, MSc 2009, School of Engineering of Bilbao) and a Ph.D. on Land Economy (University of Cambridge, 2015).
Her research focuses on urban sustainability and climate change governance, in transdisciplinary systems thinking, and in approaches that bridge science and policy.
She has undertaken international scientific stays in Germany (IÖR, Dresden - 2005), The Netherlands (IVAM, Amsterdam - 2006), the United Kingdom (University of Newcastle - 2010, University of Southampton - 2018), Canada (McGill University - 2016), and Portugal (Universidade Nova, CENSE, May 2019).
In 2011, she co-founded the Urban Resilience Research Network (URNet) which now groups more than 300 members. Applying both quantitative and qualitative methods, her current interests relate to urban climate governance, climate adaptation monitoring, and evaluation, knowledge co-production, and methods to assess urban resilience and sustainability.
Professor of Urban Environment and Human Ecology at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.
Professor Bai is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia since 2017 and was named one of the World's 100 Most Influential People in Climate Change Policy in 2019. She is the 2018 Laureate of the Volvo Environment Prize.
Her research focuses on several frontiers of urban sustainability science and policy, including drivers and consequence of urbanization, structure, function, processes, and evolution of urban socio-ecological systems, urban metabolism, urban sustainability experiments and transition, cities and climate change, and urban environmental policy and governance, and cross-scale translations between planetary level boundaries and targets into cities.
Professor Bai authored/co-authored over 100 publications, including several in Nature and Science. She served as a Lead Author for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the Global Energy Assessment, and is a Lead Author for IPBES Global Assessment and IPCC AR6.
Professor Bai served as an inaugural member of the Science Committee of Future Earth where she has been leading the development of the Urban Knowledge-Action Network, and a Council member of the International Society of Industrial Ecology. She served as the Vice-Chair of the Science Committee of the International Human Dimensional Program for Global Environmental Change (IHDP); Science Steering Committee of IHDP Industrial Transformation Core Project; and Steering Committee of US National Academies Sustainable Cities Initiative.
Conference International Scientific Committee:
Beta Paramita, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Bing Xue, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Germany
Darko Amos, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Guifeng Han, Chongqing University, China
Jun Lu, Chongqing University, China
Minal Pathak, Ahmedabad University, India
Samad Sepasgozar, University of New South Wales, Australia
Waqas Ahmed Mahar, University of Liège, Belgium
Wenwu Zhao, Beijing Normal University, China
Wenze Yue, Zhejiang University, China
Wu Deng, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Best Paper and Best Presentation Award
IEREK will offer one best paper award for papers submitted to and presented at the Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) conference. The Best presentation award will also be given for the most outstanding presentation at the conference.
About the Awards
The award is established to recognize and promote scholarly contributions presented at the conference. We believe it is important in the research community to recognize the outstanding work that is being published and presented in their perspective areas.
Recognition for Best Paper & Best Presentation Awards
A waiver of the registration fee for the following year’s edition, to take place on campus (excluding publication fee).
A 20% discount on one (other) event of the author's choosing from IEREK’s list of annual conferences
A letter of notification and congratulations from the conference chair to the recipient with their institution/ or organization head copied on the correspondence
Announcement and recognition on IEREK’s social media platforms and newsletter shedding light on the news
For papers with multiple authors, the formal recognition, certificate, fee waiver, and discount are split among attendees who have taken part and attended the current edition.
All Best Paper Award submissions must be uploaded to the IEREK Website by the full paper deadline stated in the ‘Important Dates’ Section and no later than, September 30, 2021.
For best paper awards:
All submitted papers must be submitted by the full paper deadline submission. Papers submitted after the deadline will not be considered for the best paper award.
Papers must conform to the ‘Author Instructions’ available on the conference page
The template provided must be used
Papers will be evaluated according to two sets of criteria, content, and substance weighted equally.
For best presentation awards:
The selection process for the best presentation award takes into consideration factors such as whether the presentation is impactful, and whether the speaker is inspiring and authoritative. Factors such as Readability, coherence, effective organization, use of clear concise, and comprehensible language will be considered.
Content criteria consider the quality of the papers:
Literature review, research, and theoretical framing
Methodology in relation to the research question(s) posed
Data and information sources
Discussions and Conclusions, including the extent to which conclusions follow from results, as well as implications for future research or current practice
Substance criteria include evaluation of:
The importance and relevance of the research questions(s) to the field of institutional research or another appropriate area of higher education research and/or the innovativeness of the approach in the field of institutional research,
Soundness of methodology, including the appropriateness of the quantitative or qualitative approach given the research question(s), and validity of any statistical or other analytical techniques,
Soundness of conclusions reached given the paper’s results,
Organization and writing, and
Utility of the paper for the institutional research and/or broader higher education community; special attention will be paid to the generalizability of the paper to the field of institutional research (this can include but is not limited to applicability of the conclusions to different institutional types).
- 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 the 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 Abstract 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 the following discounts depending on his/her attendance:
Covid-19 Conference attendance Fees: Held online from the comfort of your own home, the fees below guarantee your virtual attendance for all days of the conference date above.
Non-CQU Participant Fees
*Applicable to non-CQUparticipants. *Covers paper submission processing fees, consideration for publication, virtual attendance, and virtual social program.
Attendance Fees (Co-authors & Audience Members)
*Covers virtual attendance, virtual social program, and contribution certificate.
CQU Participant Fees ID/ proof must be shown.
*20% Discount ONLY applicable to CQUfaculty members and staff.
*Attending and non-attending. Covers inclusion in abstracts book, publication upon approval, and contribution certificate.
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.
Shipping Fees for Conference Abstract book and certificate (Depends on Location)
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 downloadthe 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:
- 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.
- 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
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
- 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.
Publishing in ASTI Book Series
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 managed by 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. Read More.
Publishing in MDPI Journals
An agreement has been established with MDPI, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, through which high-quality manuscripts will be invited to extend their work for consideration in MDPI open-access journals that are SCI or SSCI indexed with an Impact Factor of no less than 2.0. ONLY invited authors will be given an opportunity to select one of the following (a) ASTI by Springer (b) MDPI journals to publish their work (after peer review).
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.
Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:
Up to 60 days before the event
59 days before the event
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.