Speakers' page : ABS

Call for Papers:
15th Conference on Advanced Building Skins
26-27 October 2020, Bern, Switzerland

We are inviting you to present a paper on a topic falling within the scope of the conference. Click here to receive a list of topics which will be covered at our conference.

How to apply - Paper proposals:

Proposals should be sharply focused; please avoid an introduction to the topic or a description of your organization.
Proposals should include the following information:

  • paper title plus 3 bullet points
  • author’s and co-author’s names
  • phone number, email address and postal address
  • synopsis (3,000 characters) with 6 keywords

Bullet points are 30-50 characters long, see the samples of appropriate bullet points; please do not use words like Introduction, Results or Conclusions as bullet points. Please submit your proposal by 28 February via our abstract submission page.

The Conference Committee will review your proposal, and you will be notified by 30 April regarding the status of your submission.

Registration Fee

Speakers are required to register for the conference by 30 June and qualify for the reduced conference fee of 580 EUR (regular fee is 680 EUR). The registration fee includes lunches and coffee breaks, and the publication of manuscripts in the conference documentation and live-stream of the presentation on the Internet. Full papers received by 31 August 2020 will be included in the conference documentation.

We are confident that our conference will take place as planned in October. Travel restrictions are gradually being lifted in Europe and around the world. However, in the unlikely event that travel is not possible at the end of October and as a consequence our conference has to be postponed to 2021, we will credit all paid registration fees to next year’s event.

Important Dates

  • Registration deadline for speakers:
  • Submission deadline for full manuscripts:
  • Deadline for PowerPoint presentations:
  • Conference on Advanced Building Skins:

30 June 2020
31 August 2020
30 September 2020
26-27 October 2020

Please share this information with any colleagues who may be interested in participating at the conference. Thank you!

Should you require further information, please visit our page Frequently Asked Questions.

We look forward to receiving your proposal via our abstract submission page.


Advanced Building Skins: Conference Committee

Cinzia Abbate, AeV Architetti, Rome, Italy
Rachel Becker, Director, National Building Research Institute, Haifa, Israel
Ben Bridgens, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK
Steve Burroughs, University of Canberra, Australia
David Frey, HOK Los Angeles, and HOK Engineering, San Francisco
Michael Garrison, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Andreas Hempel, International Academy of Architects; former President Association of German Architects BDA
Hans-Martin Henning, Head of Thermal Systems and Buildings, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Germany
Eckhart Hertzsch, President, Joanes Foundation, Germany
Andreas Karweger, Managing Director, Advanced Building Skins GmbH, Switzerland
Leo Lau, Director, Green Energy and Green Manufacturing Technology R&D Center, Chengdu, China
Zhenjun Ma, Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia
Carl Maywald, Head of Research & Development, Vector Foiltec, Bremen, Germany
Dieter Moor, Ertex-Solar, Austria
Fabian Ochs, Unit for Energy Efficient Buildings, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Valentina Puglisi, Architecture Building and Construction Department, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Christian Renken, CREnergie, Switzerland
Michiel Ritzen, Faculty of Science & Technology, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Ramkishore Singh, Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Wolfram Sparber, Director, Department of Renewable Energies, European Academy, Bolzano, Italy
Mitsuhiro Udagawa, Prof. Emeritus, Department of Architecture, Kogakuin University, Japan
Stephen Wittkopf, Technology & Architecture, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland