Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development – 5th Edition
Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development – 5th Edition

Conference Overview

  • 08, Jul / 10, Jul 2020
  • Online Conference (In collaboration with University of Florence)
Conference Email
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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.
  • 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.

About the UPADSD 5th Edition:

The concept of sustainable development is now a requirement for metropolitan and urban planning which involves the development and design of land use and urban environment, including the planning of infrastructures such as transportation, communications, and distribution networks. Moreover, concerns over climate change, clean air and water, renewable energy and land use, continue to draw attention to sustainability and sustainable urban planning and the developmental strategies and practices that ensure habitable, self-sustaining communities.

For a city to grow into a sustainable city, it must be designed with consideration of the environmental impact, for example, decreasing traffic congestion and using sustainable materials in construction. A commitment to sustainable architecture encompasses all phases of a building including the planning, building, and restructuring. Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of today and doesn’t adversely affect the future generations. Sustainable urban planning involves many disciplines including architecture, engineering, environmental science, materials science, transportation, and technology among others. 

In this regard, IEREK organizes the 5th edition of the International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development which follows the success of the previous editions in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 to discuss the concept of sustainable development and the different approaches that have become essential to modern development and energy efficiency. The UPADSD conference will be a great opportunity to improve your knowledge, career and to meet researchers, professors, architects and urban planners from all over the world.

Selected papers of the conference will be published in a book series under the title of Advances in Science, Technology, & Innovation (ASTI) by Springer which will be submitted for indexation in Scopus databases.

Conference Session Moderators:

Francesco Alberti

Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence Italy.

Rosa Romano

Senior research, Architecture Department, DIDA, University of Florence, Italy .

Maria Rita Gisotti

Associate Professor, Architecture Department (DiDA),University of Florence, Italy.

Elena Tarsi

Senior Researcher,Centre for Social Studies (Centro de Estudos Sociais,University of Coimbra, Portugal).

Valeria Monno

Associate professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building and Chemical Engineering, at the Politecnico di Bari, Italy.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Past and Future: City's Image and Preservation

    1.1: Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism
    1.2: Biomimetic Approaches to Architectural Design for Expanded Sustainability
    1.3: Social Feedback and User's-Oriented Development
    1.4: Waterfronts and Community Planning
    1.5: Historic Conservation, Management and Restoration

  • 2. City Planning: Urbanization and Development

    2.1: Urban Spaces, Society and its Culture
    2.2: Urban Sprawl, Borders and Greenbelt
    2.3: Built Environment: Impact and Approaches
    2.4: Sustainable Solutions in Rising Countries
    2.5: Rural Developments and Urban Growth Limitations

  • 3. Compact Cities Circumstance at Low and High Densities

    3.1: Compact City Debate: A Universal Aspect.
    3.2: Dense Cities in Developing Countries: Analysis and Inference
    3.3: The Regional Dimensions of the Compact City Debate
    3.4: The Need for Compact Evolution in Rapid Growing Zones
    3.5: Compact Policies for Megacities: Core Areas and Metropolitan Regions

  • 4. Evolving Architecture and Reimaging Cities

    4.1: Public Transportation Planning and Sustainable Networks
    4.2: Public Involvement in Sustainable Development
    4.3: Future Challenges for Contemporary Cities
    4.4: Infrastructure, Facilities and Systems: New ICT Technologies and Sustainable Economy
    4.5: Environmental Planning and Natural Resources Management

  • 5. Art and Defining the City

    5.1: Intersection of Public Art and City Planning
    5.2: Art Integration in Urban Morphology
    5.3: Arts, Culture, Identity and Creative field formulation
    5.4: Urban Culture: Cities Exchange their Experiences
    5.5: A Look inside Art and Inventive Spaces

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.

Keynote Speakers

Francesco Alberti

Professor at the Department of Architecture (DiDA), University of Florence, Florence Italy.

Francesco Alberti was born in Florence, Italy, in 1964. Graduated at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, he has been teaching for the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (then Department of Architecture - DIDA) of the same University since 1996. In 2004 he obtained a Ph.D. in Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning. He became Assistant Professor of Urban Planning in November 2010 and Associate Professor in January 2017.
He is scientific coordinator of the research unit SUP&R(Sustainable Urban Projects & Research) at the Department of Architecture of Florence and of the related spin-off "Urban LIFE” (Urban Liveability & Innovation For Everyone).
He was member (2013-2016) of the Steering Committee of the second-level Professional Master's Program “Designing the Smart City” of the University of Florence.
As a member of the Italian National Institute of Urban Planning (INU - Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica) he joined the National Committee “Networks, Infrastructure and Innovation Policies” (2014-2016) and “Urban Accessibility for Everyone” (since 2016). Since 2106 he is President of the Regional division of INU Tuscany.
His scientific interests in the fields of spatial planning and urban design refer to an approach aimed at giving cultural coherence and operational continuity between the fields of research and education on the themes of the city and the territory, with a special focus on two main areas:

  • The relationship between urban planning, design and management in the perspective of sustainability;
  • The interpretation of mobility systems as "public spaces", playing a major role in structuring contemporary territories.

On these topics he has written essays, articles and books, joined national and international conferences, lectured in post lauream and master courses for professionals and public administrators, provided expert help in participatory processes, coordinated seminars and conducted researches.  


Francesco Ferrini

Dean of the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence.

From 1990, Prof Francesco has published more than 300 scientific and technical papers in Italian and in English in international referred and nationwide journals (91 indexed in Scopus, IF 24; 223 indexed in Google Scholar, IF 29). He has given more than 200 talks in several international and national congresses.

In 2009 he has been the recipient of the Fabio Rizzi Award for his constant commitment in the research and extension service in the field of Plant Nursery Science and of Urban Arboriculture and for his continuous activity with researchers and contractors all over the world.

In 2010 he has been the recipient of International L.C. Chadwick Award for Arboricultural Research Recipient: The L.C. Chadwick award is granted to individuals to recognize research that has contributed valuable information to arboriculture.

In 2019 he received the Award of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the International Society of Arboriculture, which recognizes a career of outstanding, meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideals, and practice of arboriculture.


Antonio di Campli

Assistant Professor in Urbanism, at the Politecnico di Torino, DIST, Inter-university Department of Science, Project and Territorial Policies, Turin, Italy.

Antonio di Campli is architect and scholar in urban design and theory of urbanism. He received a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Chieti-Pescara and a Master of Architecture from the IUAV University in Venice. His research projects won grants from Politecnico di Torino, Università di Camerino, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja. He received prestigious fellowships from EPFL, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Politecnico di Torino, and Senescyt, Quito. In 2014 he obtained the National Scientific Qualification to function as an Associate Professor in Italian Universities. He has taught at many universities in Europe and Latin America. He has published extensively on the relationships between urban planning, landscape planning and power.

He is currently Assistant Professor in Urbanism (Faculty Member), at the Politecnico di Torino, DIST, Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del Territorio, Torino, Italy.

Moreover he develops research activities at the at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseño, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Facultad de Arquitectura, Cuenca, Ecuador and at the UTPL, Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador.

 His research and scholar interests lie at the intersection of urban studies, urban design and social sciences.


Sridharan Namperumal

Director of the School of Planning and Architecture, BHOPAL.

Prof. Dr. N. SRIDHARAN is currently with School of Planning and Architecture, BHOPAL, as its Director. He is Chairperson of the Educational Standing Committee of the professional body of Institute of Town Planners’ India. Earlier, he was Director of School of Planning and Architecture-Vijayawada, and worked with School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi as Director (Additional Charge) and Professor.  He has the rare distinction of being the Director of all the three Schools of Planning and Architecture in India. 

Dr. Sridharan has more than 37 years of experience in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, Urban and Regional Planning, Town & Country Planning (Poland) and Financial Management, in addition, to a Doctoral Degree from RMIT, Australia in the field of Urban Planning. He has published widely in national and international journals in the fields of Peri-Urban Development, Urban Governance & finance, rural development and Spatial Data Infrastructure. 

He has been a member of the Government of India’s Committees on ‘Think Tank on Urbanization’, ‘RURBAN MISSION’, ‘Land use Standards for Rural Areas’, ‘Rural Area Plan Formulation and Implementation’, ‘Land Use revitalization’, and, a ‘Review Committee member on Town Planning Education’, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He assisted in developing new Schools of Planning in India, which are being developed by Government of India.  At the State level, Dr. Sridharan has been associated in setting up of a new Urban Institution in the State of Madhya Pradesh recently, and in helping to set up the new State Capital in the state of Andhra Pradesh along with its institutions in the recent past. 

His recent work includes as a leader of the team in Developing the first Regional Plan based on Land use Plan for the State of Tamil Nadu and Odisha in India in association with the GIZ-Germany. He is the leader of the GIS based Master Plan in the State Capital of Manipur. He has been associated with lot of EU based projects for many years, and bilateral projects in India. 

His area of interest includes Peri-Urban Development, RURBAN Cluster Planning, urban governance, Corridor Development and Urbanisation, Urban Land Markets, finance, poverty and sustainability and Spatial Data Infrastructure.  He has been nominated/appointment in the various Central and State Government Committees..


Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 01 Mar 2020
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 08 Mar 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline 31 May 2020
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 07 Jun 2020
Early Payment Deadline 31 May 2020
Regular Payment Deadline 31 May 2020
Late Payment Deadline 08 Jul 2020
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 01 Jun 2020
Letter of Final Acceptance 07 Jun 2020
Conference Program 05 Jun 2020
Conference Launch 08 Jul 2020
Conference Fees


- Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance.

- Each co-author (1-5 max) has his/her own separate fees to pay as shown in a table below.

- A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

Loyalty Membership Discounts

The more you attend, the more you're rewarded! 
IEREK offers its loyal participants with the following discounts depending on his/her attendance: 











*The aforementioned discounts are only applicable during Regular and Late Payment times. For more information, please refer to 'Important Dates'.

Conference Fees:

Online Conference attendance

Held online from the comfort of your own home, the fees below guarantee your virtual attendance for all days of the conference date above

Author fees

EUR 250

Co-Author Fees

EUR 50

Audience Fees

EUR 50


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.

Shipping Conference Abstract book and certificate

Depending on Location

Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery)

EUR 100

Refund Policy

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%



All accepted papers of the fifth Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (5th UPADSD) 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 will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI), EI-Compendex, and Scopus databases.


Note that only authors of accepted papers who will register before the deadline will be allowed to present during the conference sessions (see Important Dates and Conference Fees). 

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 10 -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 proceedings book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

The proceedings of the Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (5th UPADSD) will consist of 5 sections (or Parts), edited by a group of highly esteemed professors from our scientific committee.

Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here

Urban planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) held in Lecce of Italy in October, 2015.


Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Special Issue: Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD)
Publication Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770428/216?sdc=1


Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 2nd Edition held in Palermo Italy in October, 2017.


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

Urban and Transit Planning
(Selected Papers) Publication link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030173074


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

Vol 2, issue #1 (2018): Urban Planning and Transport
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/13/showToc


Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 3rd Edition held in Cairo, Egypt in December, 2018.


The Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive)

Vol 3, issue #2 (2019): Recent Studies in Urban Sustainability and Future Cities' Planning
Publication link: https://press.ierek.com/index.php/ARChive/issue/view/32/showToc


Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 4th Edition (Online Conference) in November, 2019.


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

Advanced Studies in Efficient Environmental Design and City Planning
Publication link: (In Progress)
Participation Procedures

Elementary Review:

Once an abstract has been submitted to our website, it is assigned for review by the reviewers using the abstract review sheet and validation of publication. This is based on four criteria:

1. Accepted as is for publication (with minor editing changes).

2. Conditionally accepted for publication (with revisions provided to authors).

3. Rejected but encouraged for re-submission with major modifications.

4. Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of publication in this certain conference.

The criteria for accepting abstracts for the conference are as follows; a relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented as well as a sound literature and methodology of work.

First Acceptance:

Authors will receive a notification message to know the feedback of the reviewers' committee. If an author receives the acceptance of his or her abstract, he or she has to continue writing the full-length paper using the requested templates.

Uploading Full-Length Paper:

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

Second Acceptance:

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


In this step, and to proceed paper(s) that passed to final revision process and to get the final approval, authors have to pay the requested fees. Otherwise, the final revision process will not be considered for their papers.

Inspections and Final Approval of Full Papers:

The full papers that paid the requested fees will get finally inspected, either scientifically or linguistically. There will be a rigorous review process of full papers following the previous process according to the following criteria:

(1) Is the topic relevant to the conference?

(2) Are the writing and structure clear?

(3) Are graphics, photos, illustrations used where needed?

(4) Are the aims of the study clearly stated?

(5) Are the objectives of the study achieved?

(6) Is the literature review relevant and adequate?

(7) Has the author used the appropriate methodology and explained them clearly?

(8) Has the author interpreted the findings correctly?

(9) Is the paper a significant contribution to the field?

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

Authors' Instructions

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.

Duplicating any content will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Authors are respectfully requested to abide by the following steps/instructions in order to participate in the "Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 5th Edition" international conference and get their papers published...

Step 1: Abstract Submission

- Author (researcher) should submit an abstract file (paper summary) through our online system before the abstract submission deadline.

- Submitted abstract should not exceed 300 words.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- You should choose the most relevant topic to your paper from the conference topics.

- Abstract file should include the author's full name, email address, academic title and affiliation.

- Abstract file should include Co-authors' full name, email address, academic title and affiliation. (if exist)

- The author can use/download abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly (please download from the link provided below).

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Once abstract is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it will be sent to undergo revision process by members of our scientific committee, the author will receive abstract feedback and next step action by email within 2 weeks maximum from abstract submission date.

- Once the abstract is accepted, the author will receive abstract acceptance notification by email stating that the abstract is accepted and to proceed with full/short paper submission.

Step 3: Paper Submission

- The author should submit the full/short paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline (please download the writing template from the link provided below).

- The full/short paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference "Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 5th Edition".

- The full paper file shouldn't exceed 12 pages while short paper shouldn't exceed 5 pages.

- 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.

- The short paper should clearly mention the major issue(s), methodological approach(es), major findings, conclusions, and relevant scholarly references.

- The full/short paper must be relevant to the conference theme and must be original as we don't accept research papers with similarity rate of more than 20%.

Step 4: Paper Elementary Review

- Once the full/short paper is submitted abiding the mentioned instructions, it is assigned for review by the reviewers of scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process).

- The author will receive paper feedback and next step action by email within 1-month maximum from paper submission date.

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 an acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

Step 5: Payment

- Once the paper gets accepted, the author will be informed to pay the conference fees so that it could be sent to another 2 members of the scientific committee in order to provide the author with comments/notes that could improve the paper and push it to the limits.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our side such as paper acceptance letter and invitation letter.

Step 6: Paper Final Review

- The paper will be sent for review by another 2 members of the scientific committee in aligning with IEREK revision SOP (double-blind process). Reviewers' comments/notes will be forwarded to the author in order to modify the full paper accordingly. Then, send us the final version of the paper.


Instructions of Short Paper Submissions: Authors whom like to submit short papers should be informed that 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 fee doesn’t have a chance to receive any type of discount whatever the authors was previously published with IEREK or the author is one of IEREK’s scientific committee and or a representative of a co- host university. A short paper is only published in the conference proceedings 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 requested fee.

To download Abstract Writing Template,  Click Here

To download Paper Writing Template,   Click Here

Plagiarism Policy

- IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit, is fraudulent.

- The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process,  on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

- Duplicating any content, even if it is one sentence or one table without the consent of its original Author, will lead to the paper’s refusal upon the complaint of the plagiarism victim.

Conference Program

*Please note that the following conference program is not final; minor changes could take place within the coming few days and it'll be updated accordingly.


About Asti

Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation Book Series
IEREK Series for Interdisciplinary Studies


- On 10 May 1842 (his 25th birthday), Julius Springer founded his bookstore and publishing house in Berlin, laying the foundation for today’s company.

- After 175 dynamic years, the name Springer stands for a globally active publisher dedicated to the advancement of science, putting its authors and editors at the heart of the company’s publishing activities.

- 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.

About the Series:

Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) is a series of peer-reviewed books based on the best studies on emerging research that redefines existing disciplinary boundaries in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in order to develop integrated concepts for sustainable development. The series is mainly based on the best research papers from various IEREK and other international conferences or direct submissions and is intended 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. Offering interdisciplinary coverage, the series presents innovative approaches and highlights how they can best support both the economic and sustainable development for the welfare of all societies. In particular, the series includes conceptual and empirical contributions from different interrelated fields of science, technology, and innovation that focus on providing practical solutions to ensure food, water, and energy security. It also presents new case studies offering concrete examples of how to resolve sustainable urbanization and environmental issues. The series is addressed to professionals in research and teaching, consultancies and industry, and government and international organizations. Published in collaboration with Springer, the IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development will acquaint readers with essential new studies in STI for sustainable development.


Publishing your paper with a reputable and renowned publisher is necessary to maintain the high quality standards of the scientific process along with retaining your copyright. It is even more advantageous to increase the exposure of your paper to the rest of the scientific community either online, offline, or in both versions.

All of the papers present in the book either belong to the best research papers in IEREK’s conferences or the authors’ direct submissions.Fees for direct submission: - The revision process: 200$ (nonrefundable)- Once the paper is accepted and approved: 200$.

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