Guidelines for authors


All abstracts and papers must be written in English and metric (SI) units shall be used. Up to 3 paper submission will be allowed per presenting author, with an additional tax of 25 EUR for each paper. The proceedings will be published in the Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Heritage, a peer-review academic journal which publishes original research papers and advances theory, research and practice in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning, interior design and preservation and heritage.


The papers will be included in the conference proceedings only if the presenting author paid the registration fee before 12 November 2018. Proof of the payment should be sent by 13 November 2018 by email to


Employees of the Politehnica University of Timisoara are exempt from the registration tax.







Conference themes and topics


Heritage can be a base for identity, integrity and « spirit of place », value, individuality, emotion and can play an important role in ensuring social cohesion and welfare of men.


Depending on the context (community, culture) it has multiple values. As actions it can include conservation, restauration, revitalization, redevelopment etc., but before any measures are undertaken, heritage should be the subject of reflection and discussion. One of the first questions to be asked should be what is worth saving, what can be learned from or forgotten?


Understanding heritage and its contribution to social and urban development needs to be done from a multidisciplinary perspective. As an integral factor of sustainable development heritage promotes a high quality of life through cultural values. It also reinforces unity and diversity, bringing citizens together, while enhancing the uniqueness of communities and individuals.





Section 1: Theories, research, documentation, historical studies: presentation of sites, elements, contents and contenders for whom heritage is a key factor.



1.1. Restoration theories and practices.

1.2. Restoration and conservation as parts of cultural projects.

1.3. Restoration, conservation and refunctionalization.

1.4. Innovation in restoration.

1.5. Heritage development strategies.

1.6. Assessment and intervention of archaeological heritage.


Section 2:  Urban strategies: sites presentation and initiatives with the purpose of urban heritage and landscapes development.



2.1. Cultural and urban landscapes.

2.2. Urban regeneration.

2.3. Participatory urbanism for the preservation and use of heritage.

2.4. Cultural urban strategies.

2.5. Interdisciplinary projects and case studies.


Section 3: Heritage management: management of establishments, sites, assemblies and individual buildings; interaction with actors; economic, legal, administrative, political, cultural, fiscal and environmental contexts.



3.1. Actors (community, institutions, private actors, NGOs, UNESCO, TICCIH and others)

3.2. Conflicts of values.

3.3. Education of users.

3.4. Heritage tourism.

3.5. Promoting and management.

3.6. The economics of heritage management.

3.7. Management of heritage structures and conservation strategies.


Section 4: Technology and techniques: available technologies for restoration, conservation and rehabilitation as one of the most important step in dealing with heritage.



4.1. Hazard and risk assessments.

4.2. Health Monitoring.

4.3. Innovation and sustainability. New technologies and techniques.

4.4. Analyses of materials and structures.

4.5. Performance and reliability.

4.6. Repair and strengthening techniques.


Section 5: Interior design heritage: restoration, conservation and rehabilitation of existing historical buildings.



5.1. Interior design in historic buildings.

5.2. Rehabilitation and Restoration of Classic Furniture.

5.3. New and Old/ Design strategies facing heritage.

5.4. Interior Design Strategies of Integrating the Vernacular Furniture.

5.5. Contemporary Position in Interior Design Restoration.








Full paper submission


The deadline for paper submission is 26 November 2018.

Full paper (max 8 pages) should be written in English, formatted according to the template provided and submitted as a doc (or docx) file format.

Full paper template (click here to access full paper template).

The full papers should be submitted using the Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Heritage (JAUH) submission platform, (click here to access). Registration is required.

The corresponding author will be notified of full paper acceptance by 03 December 2018.




Extended abstract submission


Prospective authors are invited to submit an up to 2 (two) page abstract before 08 October 2018. The extended abstract should be prepared using the following template (click here to download template) and submitted in MS-Word format (original doc file). Please do not insert page numbers and do not secure the MS-Word.


The extended abstracts should be submitted using the following submission platform, EasyChair (click here to access).


The extended abstracts will be subjected to a review process by at least two members of the conference scientific committee. The preliminary acceptance of abstracts will be notified to the corresponding authors by 15 October 2018.





Instructions for presentations and discussion


All papers will be presented orally.

English should be used both for presentations and ensuing discussions.

Each presentation should take approximately 12 minutes, followed by a 3 minutes discussion.

The presentations files should preferably be in Microsoft PowerPoint (PPTX or PPT), windows-based environment.

The presentation format and template are free.

The presentation files (*.PPT, *.PPTX, *.PPTX, *. PPS, *:PDF or other) should be named "Family name_paper number".




Important dates


Deadline for extended abstract submission

8 October 2018


Extended abstract acceptance

15 October 2018


Deadline for revised extended abstract submission

22 October 2018


Deadline for early bird registration fee of authors

05 November 2018


Deadline for late registration fee of authors

12 November 2018


COHESION Conference

17 November 2018