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August 16, 2018 - August 18, 2018

1st International Conference on Built Environment and Development Studies

The conference aims to provide a platform to scholars, academicians, practitioners, and business managers to share their valuable knowledge and experience with each other in the context of changing economics and social settings. The objective of the conference is to bring people from the academia and business world closer so that they can share the latest developments in the fields of built environment, rural and urban development, development studies, and technology. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: [email protected], [email protected] in doc or docx format. Please do mention name of the conference at the time of submission.

Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities:

Accepted papers will be considered for publication in international peer-reviewed journals (Indexed in SCOPUS, ProQuest and IBSS) if desired by the contributors.

  • Journal of Social and Development Sciences (ProQuest Social Science, EBSCOHost)
  • Journal of Education and Vocational Research (Education Source, EBSCOHost)
  • International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (SCOPUS)
Call for Papers

The conference invites work in the form of a research paper, conceptual paper, and technical report addressing the timely issues and developments in built environment, rural & urban development, development studies, and technology. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers in but not limited to the subjects of:

Built Environment Development Studies
Construction, ergonomics, facilities planning Sustainable development
Consumer Behavior, Sales and Services management Community and Social Development
Project management Development Theories
Tenancy management Economic Development
Housing and infrastructure development Peace and Conflict Studies
Project planning and impact assessments Environmental Studies
Design and construction management processes Rural and Urban Development
Project Financing Development Communication


Paper Submission

All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review and will be assessed by the reviewers based on quality, originality and relevance. Papers will be reviewed and feedback will be given to authors as soon as possible to complete the review process within one month. Authors should write and format their manuscript according to author guidelines. Accepted papers will be published in the refereed conference proceedings. Authors are invited to submit full-text papers including results, tables, figures and references. Contributors can submit their papers as an email attachment: [email protected], [email protected] in doc or docx format.

Best Paper Award
Best paper in each session will be awarded Best Paper Certificate. Best papers will be notified by the session chair at the end of each session of the conference. All the best papers will be published in journals if desired by the authors.

Important Dates
Particulars Date
Abstract or Full Paper Submission (Extended): July 10, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: July 12, 2018
Last Date of Early Bird Registration: June 25, 2018
Final or Revised Paper Submission: July 20, 2018
Last Date of Regular Registration: July 20, 2018
Conference Dates: August 16-17, 2018

All attending conference participants must pay the registration fee. For each paper, at least one author must attend and pay the registration fee to be included in the conference proceedings. However, author or can register in absentia if unable to attend the conference. One author can submit more than one paper and need to pay an additional registration fee for each additional paper. In case the paper is multi-authored and more than one author will attend the conference, each attending author needs to register separately.

Early Bird Registration Fee Regular Registration Fee
First Paper Additional Paper First Paper Additional Paper
Author Delegates 250 US$ 100 US$ 300 US$ 150 US$
Student Delegates 150 US$ 80 US$ 200 US$ 100 US$
Members of IFRDs 200 US$ 100 US$ 250 US$ 100 US$
Other Delegates (Listener) 200 US$ 250 US$

Note: Registration fee is non-refundable, exclusive of bank charges and can be paid in equivalent AED or USD. Contributor(s) can submit fee through bank transfer or credit card.

All non-member delegates can pay the registration fee of IFRDs Members by adding USD100 in the registration fee of Members of IFRDs and hence become Members.

Registration fee includes: Conference attendance, daily tea breaks, luncheon and publication of accepted papers in the refereed conference proceedings. Registration fee does not include hotel accommodation, transport and Journal Publication. Participants have to arrange visa at their own.

Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at the Garden Court Hotel or any nearby hotel.

Conference Proceedings

We will publish both full paper and abstract book double blind peer reviewed conference proceedings with ISSN (CD-ROM). Authors have the choice to opt for any of the available options. Refereed conference proceedings will be included in each conference registrant’s packet. Participants can collect their conference packet from the registration desk on the day of the conference.

Conference Venue

Venue of the conference is Garden Court OR Tambo International Airport Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Address: 2 Hulley Road, Isando Ext. 3, Kempton Park, 1619, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Telephone: +27 11 392 1062, Fax: +27 11 974 8097

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/garden-court-or-tambo-international-airport/

Note: It is pertinent to mention here that the conference organizers do not provide accommodation. We suggest you to make an early reservation at Garden Court Hotel or any nearby hotel.

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Prof Clinton Aigbavboa., Ph.D., University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Conference Co-Chair
Prof Alexandru Trifu, Ph. D., University, Petre Andrei, Iasi, Romania

Conference Convener 

Prof Thwala, Wellington., Ph.D., University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa


Prof Zehra Vildan SERİN, Ph. D., Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey

Prof Hermann Gruenwald, Ph.D., Burapha University International College, Bangsaen, Thailand

Ayhan Kapusuzoglu, Ph. D., Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey

Prof Dileep Kumar M. PhD., University Gorgasali, Georgia, Malaysia Center

Johan de Jager, Ph. D., Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Prof Wei-Bin Zhang, Ph. D., Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Katalin Jackel, Ph. D., Budapest Business School, Budapest, Hungary

Prof Pratibha Samson Gaikwad, Ph. D, Shivaji University of Pune, India

Prof Izah Mohd Tahir, Ph. D., University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia

Prof Chux Gervase Iwu, Ph. D., Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Somnath Sen, Ph. D., University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Susantha Herath, Ph. D., St. Cloud State University, USA

Saman Dassanayake, Ph. D., University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Hamdan Said, Ph. D., Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru Johor, Malaysia

Boubker Sbihi, Ph. D., I-school ESI, Rabat, Morocco

Scientific Committee

Prof Miklos Hadju, Hungary

Prof David Edwards, UK

Prof John Smallwood, South Africa

Prof Nicolas Chileshe, Australia

Prof Jian Zuo, Australia

Prof Fidelis Emuze, South Africa

Dr Emmanuel Adinyira, Ghana

Prof Tiabat Lawanson, Nigeria

Prof PD Rwelamila, South Africa

Prof A Talukhaba, South Africa

Prof A Windapo, South Africa

Prof KK Shakantu, South Africa

Prof Amira Osman, South Africa

Prof JHC Pretorius, South Africa

Prof Lawrence Atepor, Ghana

Dr Erastus Mwanaumo, Zambia

Dr Ayodeji Oke, Nigeria

Dr Divine K. Ahadzie, Ghana

Dr De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Ghana

Dr Obuks Ejohwomu, UK

Dr Titus Ebenezer Kwofie, Ghana

Dr Geraldine Kikwasi, Tanzania


August 16, 2018
August 18, 2018
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