Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 7th Edition
Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) – 7th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 05, Jul / 07, Jul 2022
  • University of Florence, Italy
Conference Email
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Introduction

Planning and constructing urban cities do not necessarily mean exhausting today's resources and endangering the future's supplies. On the contrary, sustainable development and architecture ensure that we get the most out of the available resources without damaging the environment or increasing the risk of lacking resources in the future.

Bearing in mind the threat of global warming, which is witnessed vividly in forest fires and the melting of arctic glaciers, the world pays more attention to sustainable techniques in urban planning and construction that do not negatively affect the environment. Various countries and organizations have invested in renewable energy resources and sustainable architecture and construction projects.

It is now the role of engineers, architects, and researchers to come up with contemporary solutions to increase the life cycle of buildings, ensure the proper implementation of sustainable development techniques, and reduce wasted energy and construction materials. This is done to ensure the maintaining of a sustainable society and the reduction of negative environmental outcomes.

Reaching sustainable development requires huge efforts, especially when it comes to architectural design and urban planning due to the rapid increase of population around the world. Therefore, IEREK, alongside various organizations, has dedicated much attention to gathering researchers and architects interested in this field to share their knowledge and experiences to benefit humanity and future generations.

Following the success of the previous editions of "Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development," the 7th 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 by IEREK Press

 
Conference Topics
  • 1. City Planning: Urbanization and Development

    1.1 Urbanization and Development: new directions and issues

    1.2 Urban Spaces, Society and its Culture

    1.3 Urban Sprawl, Boundaries, and Greenbelt

    1.4 Built Environment: Impact and Approaches

    1.5 Sustainable and Natural Resources Management

    1.6 Planning Inspiration from Past and Innovation

  • 2. Past and Future: City's Image and Preservation

    2.1 City’s Values, Image, and Identity

    2.2 Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Tourism

    2.3 Biomimetic Approaches to Architectural Design for Increased Sustainability

    2.4 Social Feedback and User's-Oriented Development

    2.5 Waterfronts, Corridors, and Buffers of the City

    2.6 Historic Preservation, Management, and Rehabilitation

  • 3. Compact Cities Context at Low and High Densities

    3.1 Compact City Debate: A Global Perspective

    3.2 Compact Cities in Developing Countries: Assessment and Implications

    3.3 The Regional Dimensions of the Compact City Debate

    3.4 The Need for Compact Development in Fast-Growing Areas

    3.5 Compact Policies for Megacities: Core Areas and Metropolitan Regions

    3.6 Challenges of a Rapid Urbanized Economy

  • 4. Evolving Architecture and Rethinking 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 New Way Finding and Place-Making of the City

    4.6 The Architecture of Cyberception

  • 5. Art and Defining the City

    5.1 Intersection of Public Art and City Planning

    5.2 Art Integration in Urban Morphology

    5.3 new perspectives for urban morphology

    5.4 Arts, Culture, Identity, and Creative Place-Making

    5.5 Urban Culture: Cities Share their Experiences

    5.6 A Look inside Art and Creative Spaces

Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 06 Jan 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 05 Feb 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 06 Apr 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 06 May 2022
Early Payment Deadline 06 Apr 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 06 May 2022
Late Payment Deadline 05 Jun 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 06 May 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 06 May 2022
Conference Program 05 Jun 2022
Conference Launch 05 Jul 2022
Conference Fees
 

Instructions

- 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: 

Attendance

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Discount

5%

10%

15%

20%

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


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%

A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.

Conference Fees:

Author Fees (Short Paper)
Short-Paper consists of 4 – 5 pages, and suits researches that make significant contributions, but still in progress or can be reported briefly.

Author fees for Early Payment           |    12th September 2019 EUR 250
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    12th October 2019 EUR 300
Author fees for Late Payment            |    11th November 2019 EUR 400

 

Author Fees (Full Paper)
Full-Paper is the basic standard peer-reviewed paper and often consists of 8 - 12 pages.

Author fees for Early Payment           |    12th September 2019 EUR 400
Author fees for Regular Payment      |    12th October 2019 EUR 500
Author fees for Late Payment            |    11th November 2019 EUR 600

 

Regular Attendance Fees

Fees for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests)

EUR 250

Fees for Non-Attending Co-Authors

EUR 50

 

Extra Fees
Additional Conference Book (Hard copy + CD) EUR 100

Springer/Journal Publication (Extended Paper)

*  In cases of selection/consideration for publication, short papers must be extended and the additional payment, for extension, completed.

EUR 200
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%

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.

 

Publishing
IEREK Press Logo, multidisciplinary publisher   Springer Logo - International Publisher Science, Technology, Medicine

 

- Since scientific research publication is considered the most prestigious and productive means of disseminating (spread/disperse) the results of the research, all accepted proceedings (research papers) will get published in a high-quality peer-reviewed and refereed international journals...

1- Resourceedings

By default, all accepted papers (proceedings) will be published in “Resourceedings” hosted by “SSRN by ELSEVIER”.

Resourceedings” is a journal that withholds a number of quality conference proceedings in the overarching field of Engineering and its derivatives.


Resourceedings Journal Book Cover

2- Book Series by Springer

On the other hand, high-quality manuscripts (research papers)  will be published in a book series by our esteemed publisher partner "Springer", instead of Resourceedings Journal.


Book Series By Springer

*Notes

- High-Quality manuscripts selection is based on scientific committee evaluation average.

- No extra charges are applied if a paper gets selected.

- For the selected papers to be published in Book Series, an extra revision process will take place after the conference in order to improve the paper and push it to the limits.

- For the selected papers to be published by "Springer", another revision process will be added to the selected manuscripts.

- All Author participants are expected to write their manuscripts papers using the templates provided in the author's instructions tab.

- Once, and if, author's paper is selected for publication in book Series, the author will be contacted and asked to use the template of the selected journal accordingly.

Participants' Instructions

A. Types of Participation

NOTE:

To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose one of the following conference themes upon registration.

    1. Peace
    2. Sustainability
    3. Peace-Sustainability Nexus 

1. Research presentations (presentation only)

Presentation only proposals must have a title, an extended abstract of up to 500 words, and at least three keywords.

2. Research/review papers (presentation with full papers)

Presentation with full paper proposals must use the template (see below to download the template) for manuscript submission and choose one of the following:

- Agree to be published in conference proceedings

- Agree to be considered for online publication by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals and for a Special Issue of an international journal such as World Development and World Development Perspectives (subject to peer review)

The Scientific Committee will select the best papers for the following categories.  Awardees will be invited to submit their papers for potential publication in a special issue of an international journal. Each of them will also receive a certificate and a set of free NERPS merchandise.

- Best Paper Award (student category)

- Best Paper Award (early career researcher category)

- Best Paper Award (senior researcher category)

3. Sessions

Session proposals must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, at least 3 keywords, 1 chair, 1 discussant, and at least four presenters (each with its own title, an abstract of up to 300 words, and at least 3 keywords). The chair and discussant should share responsibilities if they are also included in the session individual presenters.

4. Roundtables

Roundtables are moderated discussions among researchers, students, policymakers, and practitioners. Roundtable proposals must have a title, abstract of up to 300 words, at least 3 keywords, 1 moderator, and at least 4 roundtable participants.

5. Workshop proposal

Workshops are sessions for skills-building, networking, project scoping, early-career opportunities, writing, and publishing. Workshop proposals must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, at least three keywords, at least 1 chair, and at least 2 speakers.

6. Posters

Poster proposals must have a title, an abstract of up to 300 words, and at least three keywords.

The Scientific Committee will select the best poster for Best Poster Award.  The awardee will receive a certificate and a set of free NERPS merchandise.

7. Non-presenting participant


B. Authors’ Instructions

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 (up to 300 words unless otherwise instructed) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.
  • The abstract should clearly state what the presentation/full paper/session/roundtable/workshop/poster is about.
  • The author should select the most relevant topic 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 the 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 for a presentation or a session/roundtable/workshop/poster, or prepare and submit their full papers.
  • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Note: 

All those whose abstracts have been accepted will be invited to register and complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.  They will also have the option to submit their full papers to be considered for publication by Springer and for journal special issues.  Steps 3 – 6 below are applicable only to those who take this option.

 

Step 3: Paper Submission (Optional) & Preliminary Review

  • The Full 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 paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals, and will be considered for a Special Issue of an international journal.
  • The author should submit the full paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.
  • The full paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.

 

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

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.

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:
  1. Accepted without comments
  2. Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  3. 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.

 

Scientific Committee
For Authors

Short Papers

To download the writing template for a Short paper,Click here 
Extended Papers 
 
- Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- After you have received the acceptance of your abstract, please continue to write your full paper with the requested template (please download from the link provided below).

Note:

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper. For publication, the accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Writing Templates: Authors are strongly encouraged to use the formatting style described below for submitting an abstract as this format is required for the full paper.

- English will be the official language.


To download the writing template for a full-length paper,Click here

Abstract and full paper submission instructions,Click here

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(Short Papers)

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 (with minor editing changes).

2· Conditionally accepted (with revisions provided to authors).

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

4· Rejected as inappropriate or unworthy of presentation 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.

Acceptance for your paper: 

After receiving an acceptance for your abstract and after the submission of your research (short paper version), the paper will enter a process for plagiarism check to ensure that the content is original. 


( Extended Papers )

After the conference, authors interested in publishing their manuscripts will be required to submit an extended version of their research papers (10-12 pages long) and they will be subject to a rigorous revision process as follows:

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).

First 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.

Payment:

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.

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- 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.

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- IEREK provides you the English Review service; where we will be responsible for the language review process of your paper. This service will get your paper revised in terms of grammar, punctuation, and language structure; without changing the scientific content.

- This service will ensure you have the perfect language structure, to get your perfect paper published. This will help you increase the number of citations and make it easier for others access the information provided in your paper.

Fees for the editing process:

Paper Pages Papers 4-5 pages long Papers 8-12 pages long
Editing fees 80$ 150$
Conference Program