Between Human and Post Human Post Covid 19 Condition
The city has always represented the place of concentration, of the community, of free men, the place of encounter, of socialisation, the germ of civilisation, of economies and of Western liberalism.
For centuries, European cities have represented one of the most successful outcomes of the co-evolution between man, nature and culture; they have been the image of a wise use of environmental, territorial and landscape resources and of interaction with human capital capable of imagining, realising and building an artificial 'second nature', the highest and most complex abstraction and expression of human talent. And yet, considering the epochal challenges dictated by climate change, to which we are called upon to respond with extreme urgency, and the post-pandemic situation that will inevitably arise, one wonders what lessons we are learning for the future of human relations, of our forms of social aggregation, of our cities and therefore of our way of inhabiting the earth.
Are we going to continue to design services, common spaces, and housing while continuing to exclude a huge slice of the underprivileged humanity, or are we going to start to deeply rethink the urban aggregation model, taking into account the social determinants, those of well-being and health, reviewing the scale of priorities in order to - as written in 2030 SDG no. 11 - "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable".
IEREK organizes the 5th edition of the international "Online" conference on "Green Urbanism" to help find clear insights to the many levels that are required to achieve this desired balance in urban cities. Academics, scholars, researchers, policymakers and practitioners are invited to participate in this conference to contribute to this 3-day content-filled event and benefit from the opportunity of networking with experts in the field and sharing experiences is maximized.
1. Principles of Green Urbanism
1-1 The Evolution of Green Urbanism
1-2 Formulating the Principles of Green Urbanism
1-3 Urban Design for Nature, Conservation of Natural Resources
1-4 Passive Designs: Green Buildings for Sustainable Use
1-5 Green Districts: Bike, Cycles, and Pedestrians’ Corridors
1-6 The Sense of Identity in Green Urban Cities
2. Green Urbanism for a Greener Future
2-1 Urban Growth of Developing Cities
2-2 City Urban Form and Natural Resources
2-3 Landscape, Gardens, Streetscapes, and Urban Biodiversity
2-4 Urbanization of Rural Area: Energy, Water, and Food Security
2-5 Urban Governance, Leadership, Best Practices, Research, and Awareness
2-6 Green Buildings: Technologically Advanced and Environmentally Friendly
3. Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Environment
3-1 Green Infrastructure and Social Services
3-2 Sustainable Freight Transport and Supply Chains
3-3 Strategies of Urban Sustainable Public Transport
3-4 Urban Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Networks
3-5 Innovation and Advancing in Urban Design
3-6 Climate Responsive Architecture: Solar Architecture and Renewable Energies
4. Improving and Strengthening the Urban Performance
4-1 Regeneration of the City Center and Urban Transit Hubs
4-2 Waste Management, Pollution, and Health Risks
4-3 Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
4-4 Effects of Sustainable Environments on Human Health
4-5 Advancing Solutions towards Zero Waste Cities
4-6 Zero-emission and zero-waste urban city design
5. Transformation to Green Environment
5-1 Green Initiatives for Sustainable Development
5-2 Innovations and Technologies towards Built Environment
5-3 Creative Environments: Sustainable Places of Living, Working, and Recreation
5-4 Urban Ventilation: Confrontation of Heat Island Effect
5-5 International Case Studies: Strategies for New Cities' Proposals in Developing Countries
5-6 Sustainably Green Reconstruction and Preservation of Old Cities
Abstract Submissions Deadline
20 Aug 2021
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance
25 Aug 2021
Full Paper Submission Deadline
31 Oct 2021
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance
06 Nov 2021
Early Payment Deadline
15 Nov 2021
Regular Payment Deadline
15 Nov 2021
Late Payment Deadline
15 Nov 2021
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry)
07 Oct 2021
Letter of Final Acceptance
08 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
- 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-UniRoma Participant Fees
*Applicable to non-UniRomaparticipants. *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.
UniRoma Participant Fees ID/ proof must be shown.
*20% Discount ONLY applicable to UniRomafaculty 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.
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.
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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Resourceedings by Ierek Press
Publishing in Resourceedings by IEREK Press
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.
Resourceedings welcomes diverse approaches to innovative ideas that could potentially be a breakthrough in a particular field of study. To provide permanent archiving, Resourceedings is archived in the collaborative digital preservation archiving systems in LOCKSS, as they provide access to permanent and authorized digital content for electronic scholarly journals.
In accordance with the definition of open access journal provided by BOAI, Resourceedings is a model of the fully open journal that allows global open access to its content which is freely available without charge to users and institutions. They are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose for non-commercial use, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Dr. Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel
Architect and partner in the practice OCEAN Architecture | Environment.
She is a founding and steering board member of the LamoLab Research Center, series editor of the Springer Nature book series Designing Environments. Her research focuses on green construction, data-driven design, knowledge-based decision support, and urban agriculture and ecology. Research and practice, lies at the intersection of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Currently postdoctoral researcher at Technical University of Munich in the context of the H2020 FET Open Project Ecolopes as work-package leader for Data Acquisition and Information Modelling. Previously university lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at Vienna University of Technology in the Special Research Area: Advanced Computational Design, in the context of the Centre for Geometry and Computational Design.
Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel
He is an architect and partner in the practice OCEAN Architecture | Environment .
He is university professor and heads the department for Digital Architecture and Planning at Vienna University of Technology. He is co-initiator and steering board member of the LamoLab Research Centre and series editor of the Springer Nature book series Designing Environments.
Sapienza University of Rome
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 for any reason will receive refunds according to the following plan and according to the number of days from the start of the event:
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
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)
- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.
*A Rejected manuscript can be enhanced and resubmitted for the following edition and processed free of charge (exclusive of attendance).
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 for Presentation (Authors only)
* Visa Invitation Letter
* Invoice/proof of payment
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 or colleague present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. Alternatively, he/she can submit a pre-recorded Video Presentation (Video Presentation guidelines)
* Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.
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.
The 20th International Awards for Liveable Communities
In collaboration with the 5th GU Conference
The International Awards for Liveable Communities is the world’s only Competition for local communities that focuses on environmental management and the creation of liveable communities. The objective of LivCom is to encourage best practice, innovation, and leadership in providing a vibrant, environmentally sustainable community that improves the quality of life.
IEREK collaborates with LivCom for the 3rd time to help increase the international profile for your community and an opportunity to become aware of International Best Practices in the management of the local environment. There are five population categories in the Awards. Communities are not compared with others within their population category but are judged as to how they are performing in respect of the judging criteria within the cultural, political, economic, geographic, and climatic environment in which they are situated.
The submission for GU registrants/ attendees is free of charge.
Representing Cities & Categories
The cities that the authors present are evenly distributed among the continents. It would be best if the cities are from Europe which excels in the development of liveable cities, followed by cities from America, Oceania, Asia and Africa.
Participant cities should cover the population categories of:
Up to 20,000
20,001 – 75,000
75,001 – 150,000
150,001 – 400,000
Registration Deadline: 31 October 2021
Submission Deadline: 5 November 2021
Online Presentation: 6 – 8 December 2021
Communities of different sizes and in different cultures have different structures and responsibilities. If, within a Judging Criterion, there is an area of activity that is not the direct responsibility of the community, it will be expected, both in the Written Submission and in the final stages of the Awards that it is demonstrated how the community makes use of opportunities to influence policies in these areas.
Enhancement of the Landscapes and Public Spaces
Arts, Culture and Heritage Management
Environmental Protection and Green Economy
Community Participation and Empowerment
Sustainable Planning and Management Policies
Registration and Submission Process in Stages
Stage 1: Register
To register for the awards, complete the Registration Form and send it to [email protected] by 25 October 2021.
Stage 2: Written Submission
The initial written submission should consist of:
Maximum of 4,000 words in English – not including titles/tables/headers etc.
Maximum of 24 photographs to be captioned and dated.
The submission should show how the city you nominated is addressing each of the above criteria. A community is defined as the whole area administered by the community criteria set out above.
The submissions submitted by the nominators should be written in accordance with the relevant requirements of the LivCom Awards. The cities nominated should cover the five demographic categories of A-E and the regions of Europe, Asia (excluding China), America, and Africa (below), after which the LivCom jury will make a preliminary evaluation of the submissions.
Stage 3: Submissions
The practice case of the city in building livable communities prepared and structured around the six criteria of the LivCom Awards should be submitted as per the above instructions (within 4000 words) to [email protected] (CC [email protected]) by 5 November 2021
Stage 4: Judging
The Panel of Judges will review each submission at the Interim Judging stage and will select cities from each population category to make a Presentation at the LivCom Finals, to be held at the venue and during the dates quoted on the Registration Form.
Stage 5: Final Presentations
Presentations must be made in English.
Population Categories A, B, C, and D Presentations must not exceed 30 minutes. Appropriate equipment will be provided.
You will be permitted to use other visual aids, e.g. PowerPoint, during the Presentation. Other equipment must be supplied by the community.
At the end of each Presentation, the Judges will ask questions. If the assistance of an interpreter is required during the question period, you must provide the interpreter and extra time will be allowed.
Please confirm the city you nominate and fill out the nomination/registration form and send it to [email protected] before the deadline.
For more information on judges, process, presentation instructions, and more, download the below