International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Development 2023


Call for papers

Following the successful completion of its Sustainability Programme at the 13th Days of BHAAAS in Sarajevo, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences is glad to announce its upcoming

International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Development 2023

It is our pleasure to invite all scientists, engineers, young researchers, and students from all over the world to take part in the BHAAAS symposium on Sustainable Urban Development at the 14th annual Days of BHAAAS 2023 in Tuzla. The symposium will provide insights into the latest research and interdisciplinary advances in sustainable development. At the same time, it will provide a venue for exchanging breakthrough ideas, establishing and strengthening collaborations between all relevant stakeholders- from academia, industry to policy makers and civic society. It will provide a platform for representatives of the international community, local government, field experts and the public to engage together in issues relevant to the sustainable development of the built environment and its socio-economic processes. This will be a unique opportunity for  researchers, academics, scientists, students, and engineers to present their findings and publish their results.

Research topics include but are not limited to:

Climate change mitigation | Nature-based solutions | Urban transformations | Healthy and inclusive urban environments | Resilient architecture urban environments | Sustainable architecture | Energy efficiency | Renewable energy| Net zero energy buildings | Renovate, retrofit, reuse | Green design | Green technology and innovations | Sustainable building materials | Planning and governance for a sustainable urban environment | Urban metabolism | Urban connectivity | Accessibility | Equitable public transportation | Transit Oriented Development |Integrated urban solutions | Placemaking |Public space design | Integrated project delivery (IPD) | Cost–benefit analysis | Building lifecycle modeling | Heritage and Conservation | Photogrammetry, Laser scans, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems) | GIS (Geographic Information Systems), HBIM (Heritage Building Information Modeling) | Social inclusion, and urban inequality reduction | Localizing the SDGs | Economic Diversity | Economic Resilience | Sustainable Finance | Circular Economy … and more


Program 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, SCImagoGoogle 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.


Submission of full papers

Deadline for Submission was on February 28th, 2023.

For further information please contact the Organizing Committee at

Paper formatting and submission: Full Papers must be formatted according to the Springer template. Please follow the instructions available at (See box: Important downloads for authors).





Springer’s online platform for our symposium – ICSD2023 is now open for submissions! 

Please submit your papers through this link (click on the „Submit Now“ green box):

Authors need to create a profile account and upload their research paper directly to the platform.


Previous publication: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development – ICSD2022, held as part of the 13th Days of BHAAAS in BiH are published by Springer in the:

Interdisciplinary Advances in Sustainable Development

Interdisciplinary Advances in Sustainable Development


September, 2022 Call for papers
February 28, 2023 Submission of full papers
March 10, 2023 Deadline for submitting the questionnaire for symposia chairs
April 20, 2023 Final paper submission/camera ready with all necessary documents
May 10, 2023 Conference program finalized
May 15, 2023 Deadline for registration and payment of the registration fee
June 1-4, 2023 Presentation of papers at the conference
TBA, 2023 Submission of papers to Springer

BHAAAS will facilitate an online presentation option for authors from outside Bosnia-Herzegovina who cannot physically attend the symposium. 

For any questions regarding the Sustainabile Development, please email