Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 6th Edition
Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) – 6th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 05, Dec / 07, Dec 2022
  • University of Pisa, Italy
Conference Email
[email protected]
Introduction

Cities Identities in Arts and Architecture (CITAA) – 6th Edition 2022

What gives a certain place its unique identity? What makes a city stand out and be incomparable to other cities? What allows different monuments and historical buildings, for instance, to deliver different messages and narrate different stories?

Arts and architecture are among the factors that shape the history of civilizations and allow ancient and modern cities to flourish. These factors do not stop only at buildings and constructions but also include traditions, cultural beliefs, and communal arts. By cherishing our traditions and civilizations that left behind various architectural miracles, we will pave the way for future generations to develop and preserve their identity.

With this in mind, various organizations have taken actions to preserve cities' identities by maintaining their architectural heritage. IEREK, a long-time advocate of architectural development, has organized the 6th international conference on "Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts."

The conference will discuss various topics like the techniques used to preserve cities' architecture and arts and the effect of modernity on historical cities. Moreover, the impact of contemporary arts and architecture on the identity of cities will be studied.

IEREK, through this conference, will help increase the awareness of architecture and arts enthusiasts of the importance of new techniques in preserving architectural identities. This conference will gather researchers from around the globe to exchange knowledge and experiences on protecting and sustaining cities' identities through architecture and to discuss urban development.

Following the success of the previous editions of "Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts," the 6th edition of the conference will be an opportunity to benefit from and exchange knowledge with experts in this field.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series entitled Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer. Other papers will be published in the ARChive journal by IEREK Press.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Identifying and Shaping Cities and formation

    1-1 Cities with Religious and Cultural Theme

    1-2 City Structure, Features, and Elements

    1-3 The City's Image and Self-Identity

    1-4 Transition to Smart Cities: Structure and Transformation

    1-5 Advances in Technologies of City Planning and Development

    1-6 Urban Growth, Morphology, and their Impact on Cities Identity

    1-7 New Development in Urban Design and Shaping the City and its Culture

    1-8 The Influences of City Elements and Vocabularies in the City's Form and Development

  • 2. Heritage Arts: Sustainability, Identities and Public Regulations

    2-1 Cultural Heritage Protection, Conservation, and Reuse

    2-2 Ideologies and Movements: Shaping the City and its History

    2-3 Visual Arts' Role in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    2-4 Branding the City's Heritage Identities and Sustainable Heritage

    2-5 Public Regulations and Efforts in Heritage Conservation

    2-6 Mapping Cities Vocabularies: Ecological Approach of Conservation Projects

    2-7 The Correlation between Architecture and Arts and Conservation of Cities Vocabularies

    2-8 The Role of Heritage Sites in Driving the City Fabrics

  • 3. Contemporary Arts: City Visual Arts and Visualization

    3-1 Visuals in Architectural Heritage in Modern Era

    3-2 The Future of Our Past: Archeology is Yesterday's Visual Arts for today

    3-3 Visual Arts' Role in Documenting Architectural Heritage

    3-4 Art, Music, and Interaction Visualization Media and its Impact on Human

    3-5 The Dialogue between Ancient and Contemporary Visuals

    3-6 Cultural Spaces and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts

    3-7 Artistic Heritages and their Impact on Contemporary Arts

    3-8 Contemporary Art in Reviving Modern and Historical Cities

  • 4. Development of Cities’ vocabularies

    4-1 Planning for Sustainable Context of Re-discovering Heritage Vocabularies

    4-2 The Future of Cities Art, Architecture, and Historical Cities

    4-3 Architecture and Arts in Cultural Transformation Age

    4-4 Shaping and Transformation of Successful Case Studies

    4-5 Policies and Guidelines for Planning and Transformation of Cities

    4-6 Best Practices for Dealing with Historical Areas and Buildings

    4-7 Historic Conservation and Economic Plans for Sustainable Tourism

    4-8 Cultural Spaces Development and Landscapes in Contemporary Arts

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 08 Jun 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 08 Jul 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 06 Sep 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 06 Oct 2022
Early Payment Deadline 06 Sep 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 06 Oct 2022
Late Payment Deadline 05 Nov 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 06 Oct 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 06 Oct 2022
Conference Program 05 Nov 2022
Conference Launch 05 Dec 2022
Publication

All accepted papers of the Cities Identities in Arts and Architecture –(6th CITAA) 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 The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press.

 

 

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.

Authors' Instructions
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.

Benefits Of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial, especially, on the professional level; conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

  • Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

  • Internationally Accredited Certificate:The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.

  • Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTI book series by "Springer".

  • Research Technologies:Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

  • Networking:Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

  • Academic Reputation:Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will show that you are an active member of the academic community.

  • Conference Proceedings Material:Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

  Student
*ID must be shown
Academic
*Affiliation must be provided
Professional
*Affiliation must be provided
Deadline
Author
Early Bird 300 € 350 € 400 € 06 Sep 2022
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 06 Oct 2022
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 05 Nov 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 06 Oct 2022
  • 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 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 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
*ID must be shown
Academic
*Affiliation must be provided
Professional
*Affiliation must be provided
Deadline
Author
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 06 Oct 2022
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 05 Nov 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 06 Oct 2022
  • 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 send 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. EUR 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.
Your Trip To Pisa

Pisa is one of the cities with a legendary historical character and one of the most famous historical areas in Italy. Pisa is located on the west coast of Italy and is considered a coastal city, as it is only 20 minutes away from the Ligurian Sea coast. What distinguishes it is that it is located in a privileged location between Florence, Livorno, and La Spezia.

The following are some suggestions of places to visit while you are in Pisa, Italy:

1.Leaning Tower & Pisa Cathedral

Get a comprehensive tour of Miracle Square on this walking excursion in Pisa. With a guide leading the way, you'll follow a carefully curated itinerary that ensures you hit all the landmarks such as the Cathedral and the Baptistery. This tour includes valuable skip-the-line entry to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, saving you tons of vacation time.

  1. Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore

The Opera Museum of the Church, or as the Opera Museum del Duomo is known, is one of the most prominent cultural attractions in Pisa, and attracts a huge number of tourists every year, especially those who are interested in valuable artwork and sculptures. Artworks belonging to important archaeological sites in Pisa, such as the Pisa Cathedral, as well as some luxurious historical palaces.

  1. Sinopie Museum

The Sinopi Museum is one of the important landmarks that can be visited during tourism in Pisa, especially if you are one of those interested in ancient history, as it played an important role in preserving original drawings of Camposanto maps. 

  1. Museum of San. Matteo

The museum is housed in the rooms of the old Benedictine convent of S. Matteo in Soarta (11th century) very little of which remains after alterations and restoration after the last war. The transformation into a museum and restoration of the building took place in 1949.

  1. Palazzo Blu

To complement the tourist attractions in Pisa, we mention the Blue Palace, one of the most prominent landmarks of Pisa, especially for those interested in arts of all kinds. The Blue Palace in Pisa abounds with an impressive collection of artworks and paintings by Italian artists from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

Travel Information

The nearest airports to Pisa is 

1.Pisa International Airport (PSA). 

3.7 km from University of Pisa / 7 minutes by car – 18 minutes by Bus.

Address: Piazzale D'Ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 849111

Code: PSA

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.0515328,31.2049664/Pisa+International+Airport/@36.1134281,5.3097883,4z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d59180c9f0b2d1:0x790c25e1cb0e3017!2m2!1d10.3947911!2d43.6874489

  1. Florence Airport, Peretola

81.6 km from University of Pisa / 59 minutes by car – 1h 40m by Bus.

Address: Via del Termine, 11, 50127 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone: +39 055 30615

Code: FLR

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/30.0515328,31.2049664/Florence+Airport,+Peretola/@37.1750514,14.3518465,5z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x132a5700d9c8c257:0xf212e4766dd926b2!2m2!1d11.2012247!2d43.8086534

Bus stations

1.Pacinotti 2

(97 m) 1 minute by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

Location:https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Universit%C3%A0+di+Pisa,+Lungarno+Antonio+Pacinotti,+Pisa,+Province+of+Pisa,+Italy/Pacinotti+2,+56125+Pisa+PI,+Italy/@43.7166468,10.3972874,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d591a1d8c68a81:0x90b3751031c6af9f!2m2!1d10.3988593!2d43.7167235!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d5919f544580ef:0xde6c50e0c922b58a!2m2!1d10.4000905!2d43.7166016

  1. Pacinotti 1

(130 m) 2 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

Location:https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Universit%C3%A0+di+Pisa,+Lungarno+Antonio+Pacinotti,+Pisa,+Province+of+Pisa,+Italy/Pacinotti+1,+56125+Pisa+PI,+Italy/@43.7165173,10.3959503,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d591a1d8c68a81:0x90b3751031c6af9f!2m2!1d10.3988593!2d43.7167235!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d5919f9d0187ef:0x7d339164f84e5e01!2m2!1d10.3973874!2d43.7163034

  1. Gambacorti 2

(600 m) 8 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

Location:https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Universit%C3%A0+di+Pisa,+Lungarno+Antonio+Pacinotti,+Pisa,+Province+of+Pisa,+Italy/Gambacorti+2,+56125+Pisa+PI,+Italy/@43.7161408,10.3992776,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d591a1d8c68a81:0x90b3751031c6af9f!2m2!1d10.3988593!2d43.7167235!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d5919f6b5b12b9:0x892ca773f674db32!2m2!1d10.398609!2d43.7157698

  1. Mazzini 1

(650 m) 8 minutes by walking from the airport.

Address: 56125 Pisa, Province of Pisa, Italy

Location: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Universit%C3%A0+di+Pisa,+Lungarno+Antonio+Pacinotti,+Pisa,+Province+of+Pisa,+Italy/Mazzini+1,+56125+Pisa+PI,+Italy/@43.7156012,10.3963606,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d591a1d8c68a81:0x90b3751031c6af9f!2m2!1d10.3988593!2d43.7167235!1m5!1m1!1s0x12d5919f18149559:0x4acd4254ff392ecf!2m2!1d10.3988531!2d43.7150346

Accommodation

Name

Contact

Distance from Pisa University Walking

Hotel Alessandro della Spina

https://www.hoteldellaspina.it

[email protected]

Address: Via Alessandro Della Spina , 5/7/9 - Pisa, Toscana Italia

Phone: +39 050 502777

 15 min

Gialel Pisa


https://www.gialelpisa.it/

[email protected]

Address: Via Luigi Galvani 1 Pisa, Pisa, 56126 Italy

Phone: +39 050 873 0488
 

 4 MINS

Royal Victoria Hotel

https://www.royalvictoria.it/

ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL - 12 lungarno Pacinotti - 56126 Pisa, Toscana +39 050 940 111Address: Lungarno Antonio Pacinotti, 12, 56100 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 940111

2 MINS

Helvetia Pisa Tower

[email protected]
https://bbcolombopisa.weebly.com/

Address: Via Don Gaetano Boschi, 31, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 622 2706

8 MINS

Hotel Leonardo


http://www.hotelleonardopisa.it

[email protected]

Address: Via Tavoleria, 17, 56126 Pisa PI, Italy

Phone: +39 050 579946

4 MINS

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 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

Conference Venue

The University of Pisa, School of Engineering, Polo A -Aula Magna Hall
Address: Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 1, 56122 Pisa PI  - First Floor

Conference Program

CONFERENCE DAY 1

Time Congress Hall Keynotes & Talks
08:00~10:00 Arrival and registration of conference participants
10:00~10:30 Opening Words
10:30~11:00 WELCOME DRINK
11:00~12:30

KEYNOTE 01
KEYNOTE 02
KEYNOTE 03

12:30~14:00 LUNCH
14:00~16:00 KEYNOTE 04
KEYNOTE 05
KEYNOTE 06
KEYNOTE 07
16:00~16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30~18:00 KEYNOTE 08
KEYNOTE 09
KEYNOTE 10
18:00~19:00 Plenary by 
19:00 Social Program

CONFERENCE DAY 2

10:00~12:30

KEYNOTE 10
KEYNOTE 11
KEYNOTE 12

12:30~14:00 LUNCH
14:00~16:00 KEYNOTE 13
KEYNOTE 14
KEYNOTE 15
16:00~16:30 COFFEE BREAK
19:00 Workshop
( followed by a light dinner)

CONFERENCE DAY 3 

Time Congress Hall Keynotes & Talks
09:00~10:30 KEYNOTE 14
KEYNOTE 15
KEYNOTE 16
10:30~11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00~12:30  
12:30~14:00 LUNCH
14:00~16:00  
16:00~16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30~19:00  
19:00~20:00 Closing Words / Award Ceremony
20:00~00:00 Social Program: Gala Dinner
(all participants invited / departure from congress centre)