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BHAAAS International Symposium On Sustainable Urban Development 2024 – Call For Papers

Call for papers

Following the successful completion of its Sustainability Programme at the 14th Days of BHAAAS in Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences is delighted to announce its upcoming

International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Development 2024

We extend a warm invitation to scientists, engineers, young researchers, and students worldwide to participate in the BHAAAS Symposium on Sustainable Urban Development during the 15th annual Days of BHAAAS 2024, to be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from June 20th to June 23rd, 2024.

This symposium will serve as a platform to explore the latest insights, research, and interdisciplinary advances in sustainable development. The event offers a wonderful opportunity for participants to strengthen existing professional partnerships, forge new connections, and engage in the exchange of innovative ideas. It is open to a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including those from academia, industry, policy-making, and civic society.

The symposium will facilitate dialogue among representatives from the international community, local governments, subject matter experts, and the general public on topics pertinent to the sustainable development of the built environment and its socio-economic dynamics. As in previous years, the final outcome of the symposium is the publication of proceedings by the esteemed publisher, Springer Cham – the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems series.

Once again, we welcome researchers, academics, scientists, students, and engineers to present their discoveries and disseminate their research findings at this symposium.

Research topics include but are not limited to:

Climate Action | Disaster Management and Risk Reduction | Resilient Cities | Sustainable Urban Planning and Governance | Energy Efficiency | Sustainable Building Design | Net Zero Energy Buildings | Renewable Energy | Green Technology and Innovations | Green Design Principles | Sustainable Building Materials|Social Inclusion and Reduction of Urban Inequality | Healthy and Inclusive Urban Environments | Nature-based Solutions | Building Renovation, Retrofitting, and Reuse | Urban Transformations | Urban Metabolism | Urban Mobility | The 15-minute City | Smart City |Transit-Oriented Development | Integrated Urban Solutions | Placemaking | Public Space Design | Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) | Cost–Benefit Analysis | Building Lifecycle Modeling | Heritage Preservation and Conservation | Photogrammetry, Laser Scans, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems) | Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Urban Development | Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Heritage Building Information Modeling (HBIM) | Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) | Urban Economy | Economic Diversity | Environmental and Social Management Systems | ESG – Environmental and Social Governance | Sustainable Consumers | Sustainable Communities | Economic Resilience | Sustainable Finance | Circular Economy, and more

Conference Proceedings: Accepted and presented papers at the symposium will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (LNNS) series, and they will be indexed in reputable databases, including SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago, Google Scholar, and Springerlink.

 Symposium Chairs: Tijana Tufek-Memišević, Candarc LLC, BHAAAS, Maja Arslanagić-Kalajdžić, University of Sarajevo, BHAAAS, Naida Ademović, University of Sarajevo, BHAAAS

Conference Proceedings: Papers that are accepted and presented during the symposium will be published in the Springer’s LNNS series and will be indexed in SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago, Google Scholar, Springerlink.

Peer review: Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not currently under review by any other journals or conferences. The review will be a double-blind process.

Paper formatting and submission: Full Papers must be formatted according to the Springer template. Please follow the instructions available at


Important Dates:

September, 2023 Call for papers
February 15th, 2024 Submission of full papers
March 10th, 2024 Reviewer reports sent to authors
March 31st, 2024 Corrected full paper upload
April 10, 2024 Reviewer reports and final decision on paper acceptance sent to authors
April 25, 2024 Final paper submission/camera-ready with all necessary documents
TBA, 2024 Conference program finalized
Conference registration
TBA, 2024 Presentation of papers at the conference
TBA, 2024 Submission of papers to Springer


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