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ICUM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Urbanism and Communication

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

Conference Code: 17ZA01ICUM

International Research Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICUM 2017: 19th International Conference on Urbanism and Communication aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Urbanism and Communication. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Urbanism and Communication.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Urbanism and Communication are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The peer-reviewed conference proceedings are indexed in the International Science Index (ISI), Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Zenedo, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCAT, Sherpa/RoMEO, and other index databases. Impact Factor Indicators.

Special Journal Issues

ICUM 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Urbanism and Communication. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   December 5, 2016
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   December 10, 2016
Conference Dates   January 12 - 13, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets the conference's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making Using Information and Communication Technology
Marina Diković
2) Water End-Use Classification with Contemporaneous Water-Energy Data and Deep Learning Network
Khoi A. Nguyen, Rodney A. Stewart, Hong Zhang
3) Evaluating Machine Learning Techniques for Activity Classification in Smart Home Environments
Talal Alshammari, Nasser Alshammari, Mohamed Sedky, Chris Howard
4) Effect of Nanoparticles on Wheat Seed Germination and Seedling Growth
Pankaj Singh Rawat, Rajeew Kumar, Pradeep Ram, Priyanka Pandey
5) Shear Modulus Degradation of a Liquefiable Sand Deposit by Shaking Table Tests
Henry Munoz, Muhammad Mohsan, Takashi Kiyota
6) Construction 4.0: The Future of the Construction Industry in South Africa
Temidayo. O. Osunsanmi, Clinton Aigbavboa, Ayodeji Oke
7) Using Music in the Classroom to Help Syrian Refugees Deal with Post-War Trauma
Vartan Agopian
8) Happiness, Media and Sustainability of Communities in Donkeaw, Mearim District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Panida Jongsuksomsakul
9) Mix Proportioning and Strength Prediction of High Performance Concrete Including Waste Using Artificial Neural Network
D. G. Badagha, C. D. Modhera, S. A. Vasanwala
10) Investigating the Behavior of Underground Structures in the Event of an Earthquake
Davoud Beheshtizadeh, Farzin Malekpour
11) Dialect and Gender Variations in the Place and Manner of Articulation of the Korean Fricatives
Kyung-Im Han
12) A Multiple Beam LTE Base Station Antenna with Simultaneous Vertical and Horizontal Sectorization
Mohamed Sanad, Noha Hassan
13) Communication Design in Newspapers: A Comparative Study of Graphic Resources in Portuguese and Spanish Publications
Fátima Gonçalves, Joaquim Brigas, Jorge Gonçalves
14) Criteria Analysis of Residential Location Preferences: An Urban Dwellers’ Perspective
Arati Siddharth Petkar, Joel E. M. Macwan
15) Third Places for Social Sustainability: A Planning Framework Based on Local and International Comparisons
Z. Goosen, E. J. Cilliers

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