2018 Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment 2018-09-18T10:26:22+00:00

Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: Research in Practice

Conference Proceedings
Book of Abstracts
SDBE 2018 Programme
Date: 12-13 September 2018
Venue: The Crystal, London, E16 1GB

The Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: Research in Practice (SDBE 2018) will be held in London, UK on 12th-13th September 2018 (Venue: The Crystal, London, E16 1GB). SDBE 2018 conference will build on the success of the 2017 conference and provide an opportunity for researchers, academics, architects, urban designers, engineers, building consultants and professionals to meet and share the latest knowledge, research and innovations in sustainable building design, building performance, simulation tools and low carbon building related technologies.

The conference focuses on Research in Practice in sustainable design, building energy performance, sustainable urban design and planning with an emphasis on a balanced approach to environmental, socio-economic and technical aspects of sustainability in theory and practice. The conference will form a platform to demonstrate state-of-the-art strategies and best practice across the world for integrating sustainable design approaches in the built environment. The conference will include prominent keynote speakers from academia and practice to maximise opportunities for knowledge exchange.

Key Dates

Full paper submission deadline:                                      14th June 2018
Full paper acceptance notification with comments:    15th July 2018
Deadline for full paper submission:                                10th August 2018
Final paper notification of acceptance:                           26th August 2018
Free conference registration for accepted papers:       31st August 2018[funded by the British Council]

Conference Themes
  • Education for sustainability
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Low and zero carbon design strategies
  • Environmental design strategies in practice
  • Building performance evaluation and optimisation
  • Thermal comfort, health and wellbeing
  • Building performance simulation
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Sustainable construction technologies
  • Renewable energy and green technologies
  • Sustainable urban design
  • Resource efficiency
Abstract Submission

Submitted abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair and should not exceed 250 words. Please structure your abstract to include the following: research background – research problem – methodology – results

Paper Submission

The full papers submitted should follow the provided conference paper template (maximum 12 A4 pages). The papers will be peer-reviewed and will be recommended for publication in prestigious journals.

Keynote Speakers

Philip Jones, Professor, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Ashraf Salama, Professor, Head of Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde
Paulo Flores, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
Sean Smith, Professor, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Construction, Edinburgh Napier University
Mina Hasman, Leads Sustainability and Wellness Operations, ‎Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Scientific Committee

Prof. Hassan Abdalla, University of East London
Prof. Mohamed Abdel Baki Ibrahim, Ain Shams University
Dr. Wael Abdelhameed, University of Bahrain
Dr. Mona Abdelwahab, Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport
Prof. Ahmed Abdin, Cairo University
Prof. Amal Abdou, Helwan University
Prof. Bassam Abu-Hijleh, British University in Dubai (BUiD)
Prof. Adnan Adas, King Abdulaziz University
Dr. Chaham Alalouch, Sultan Qaboos University
Dr. Abdelsalam Aldawoud, University of Sharjah
Mr. Gareth Alexander, Ulster University
Prof. Nabeel Al-Hady, Cairo University
Prof. Howayda Al-Harithy, American University of Beirut
Prof. Khalifa Al-Jabri, Sultan Qaboos University
Prof. Mohammad Alissan Alghamdi, King Saud University
Dr. Sura Al-Maiyah, University of Salford
Dr. Adil Al-Mumin, Kuwait University
Dr. Samer Al-Ratrout, Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan
Dr. Sara Alsaadani, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Dr. Rashed Al Shaali, United Arab Emirates University
Prof. Khaled A. Al-Sallal, United Arab Emirates University
Prof. Ayman Ashour, Ain Shams University
Prof. Ahmed Atef Faggal, German University in Cairo
Prof. Sahar Attia, Cairo University
Dr. Mohammad Babsail, Lime Design Lab
Mr. John Brennan, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Isin Can, İzmir Institute of Technology
Dr. Stuart Connop, University of East London
Dr. Stephen Coates, University of Salford
Dr. Mihaela Anca Ciupala, University of East London
Mr. Jack Clough, University of East London
Dr. Ranjith Dayaratne, University of Bahrain
Prof. Khaled Dewidar, British University in Egypt
Dr. Bahar Durmaz Drinkwater, İzmir University of Economics
Prof. Ibtihal El-Bastawissi, Beirut Arab University
Prof. Magdy El-Bastawisy, Umm Al-Qura University
Dr. Khaled El-Deeb, Alexandria University
Dr. Momen El-Husseiny, American University in Cairo
Dr. Sherif Elfiki, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Prof. Mamdouh EL Haj Assad, University of Sharjah
Prof. Germin Elgohary, Ain Shams University
Dr. Samah Elkhateeb, Effat University
Dr. Eslam Elsamahy, Beirut Arab University
Dr. Dalia Elsorady, Pharos University, Egypt
Dr. Heba Elsharkawy, University of East London
Prof. Abbas El Zafarany, Cairo University
Prof. Omar Fawzy, Modern Science and Arts (MSA) University
Dr. Fodil Fadli, Qatar University
Dr. Frances Hill, Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
Prof. Aly Gabr, Cairo University
Prof. Nevine Gharib, Alexandria University
Dr. Safaa Ghoneim, Cairo University
Dr. Bakr Gomaa, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Dr. David Grierson, University of Strathclyde
Ms. Jennifer Hardi, London South Bank University
Dr. Magdy Ibrahim, Abu Dhabi University
Prof. Mostafa Ismail, Ain Shams University
Prof. Philip Jones, Cardiff University
Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal, Aligarh Muslim University
Prof. Basil Kamel, American University in Cairo
Prof. Shaimaa Kamel, Ain Shams University
Prof. George Katodrytis, American University of Sharjah
Prof. Heba Allah Essam El-Din khalil, Cairo University
Dr. Simon Lannon, Cardiff University
Mr. Benson Lau, University of Westminster
Mr. Paul Laycock, Birmingham City University
Prof. Ayman Mahmoud, Cairo University
Prof. Yasser Mansour, Ain Shams University
Dr. Marisela Mendoza, Nottingham Trent University
Dr. Aimilios Michael, University of Cyprus
Mr. Carl Mills, Coventry University
Prof. Raghad Mofeed, Cairo University
Dr. Nabil Mohareb, Beirut Arab University
Prof. Ahmed Mokhtar, American University of Sharjah
Dr. Sherif Morad, American University in Cairo
Dr. Emad Mushtaha, University of Sharjah
Prof. Darryl Newport, University of East London
Dr. Farzad Pour Rahimian, University of Strathclyde
Prof. Ehab Rached, Umm Al-Qura University
Prof. Ahmed Rashed, British University in Egypt
Prof. Rabee Reffat, Assiut University
Dr. Colin Richard Stuhlfelder, Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Dr. Peter Rutherford, University of Nottingham
Prof. Hanan Sabry, Ain Shams University
Prof. Samir Sadek Hosny, Future University in Egypt
Prof. Yasser Sakr, Helwan University
Prof. Ashraf Salama, University of Strathclyde
Prof. Mohamed Salheen, Ain Shams University
Dr. Rosa Schiano-Phan, University of Westminster
Ms. Maria Segantini, University of East London
Prof. Zeinab Shafik, Cairo University
Dr. Mohammad Sharif Zami, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)
Prof. Lobna Sherif, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Prof. Nagwa Sherif, American University in Cairo
Prof. Kheira Anissa Tabet Aoul, United Arab Emirates University
Dr. Ahmad Taki, De Montfort University
Dr. Maram Tawil, German-Jordanian University (GJU)
Prof. Sherine Wahba, Cairo University
Prof. Ayman Wanas, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Dr. Sahar Zahiri, University of East Londonondon


The Crystal, One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1GB

Conference registration

Free for all accepted papers



This conference is organised by the University of East London, UK and Ain Shams University, Egypt and funded by The British Council Newton Institutional Links Fund.