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ICUPDM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Design and Management

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

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Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga
2 Ncondo Place, Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road,
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Conference Code: 17ZA01ICUPDM

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICUPDM 2017: 19th International Conference on Urban Planning, Design and Management aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Urban Planning, Design and Management. 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 Urban Planning, Design and Management.

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 Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Urban Planning, Design and Management are cordially invited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 post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICUPDM 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Urban Planning, Design and Management. 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 WASET'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) Towards a Computational Model of Consciousness: Global Abstraction Workspace
Halim Djerroud, Arab Ali Cherif
2) Social Media as a ‘Service’ for Value Co-Creation by Integrating Sponsoring Companies, Sports Entities and Fans
Harri Jalonen
3) Social Media: The Major Trigger of Online and Offline Political Activism
Chan Eang Teng, Tang Mui Joo
4) Ontologies for Social Media Digital Evidence
Edlira Kalemi, Sule Yildirim-Yayilgan
5) The Proposal of a Shared Mobility City Index to Support Investment Decision Making for Carsharing
S. Murr, S. Phillips
6) Mining Big Data in Telecommunications Industry: Challenges, Techniques, and Revenue Opportunity
Hoda A. Abdel Hafez
7) Evaluation of Easy-to-Use Energy Building Design Tools for Solar Access Analysis in Urban Contexts: Comparison of Friendly Simulation Design Tools for Architectural Practice in the Early Design Stage
M. Iommi, G. Losco
8) An Implementation of Multi-Media Applications in Teaching Structural Design to Architectural Students
Wafa Labib
9) Use of Social Media in PR: A Change of Trend
Tang Mui Joo, Chan Eang Teng
10) Multidimensional Sports Spectators Segmentation and Social Media Marketing
B. Schmid, C. Kexel, E. Djafarova
11) Connecting Lives Inside and Outside the Classroom: Why and How to Implement Technology in the Language Learning Classroom
Geoffrey Sinha
12) Exploration of Influential Factors on First Year Architecture Students’ Productivity
Shima Nikanjam, Badiossadat Hassanpour, Adi Irfan Che Ani
13) The Interior Design Proposals of Buildings for Tourism Purposes
Şebnem Ertaş
14) Implementation and Modeling of a Quadrotor
Ersan Aktas, Eren Turanoğuz
15) Antecedents and Consequences of Social Media Adoption in Travel and Tourism: Evidence from Customers and Industry
Mohamed A. Abou-Shouk, Mahamoud M. Hewedi