Call for Papers and Call for Session Topics
17th International Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo
20-21 October 2022, Bern, Switzerland

We are inviting you to either:

  1. present a paper on a topic falling within the scope of the conference;
  2. and/or to organise a session with 6-7 speakers.

You can download the list of topics here.

How to Submit a Paper

  • Proposals should be sharply focused and 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; do not use words like Introduction, Results or Conclusions as bullet points.
  • Submit your proposal by 15 February via our submission page.

How to Submit a Session Proposal

A session proposal consists of 6-7 papers. Organizers of a session undertake to:

  • specify a topic
  • assemble 6-7 speakers
  • attend the conference and chair the session.

Please include the following information in your proposal:

  • the Chair’s name, job title and organization
  • phone number, email address and postal address
  • the title of the session
  • synopsis of 3,000 characters
  • brief Curriculum Vitae or résumé on page two of your proposal.

Speakers must come from different organizations, i.e. only one speaker representing a particular company is allowed.

If session proposals focus on a specific building project, we would allow two speakers from the same organization. Sessions will contain a mix of architects, engineers, planners, building owners/developers, manufacturers and representatives from the construction (façade) companies who will present their points of views on a specific project.

Session proposals should be sent to proposals@abs.green by 15 February. You can download the template for your session proposal here.

The Conference Committee will review your proposal. Submitters will be notified by 31 March regarding the status of their proposal.

Registration Fee

Speakers are required to register for the conference by 30 April to qualify for the reduced conference fee of 540 EUR (regular fee is 680 EUR). The registration fee includes lunches and coffee breaks, and the publication of manuscripts and posters in the conference documentation. Full papers received by 31 August will be included in the conference documentation.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline for paper proposal and session topics:
  • Registration deadline for speakers:
  • Submission deadline for full manuscripts:
  • Deadline for PowerPoint presentations:
  • 17th Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo:

15 February
30 April
31 August
30 September
20-21 October 2022

The Conference Committee

Cinzia Abbate, AeV Architetti, Rome, Italy

Cinzia

Abbate

AeV Architetti, Rome, Italy

Ben Bridgens, Newcastle University, UK

Ben

Bridgens

Newcastle University, UK

Steve Burroughs, University of Canberra, Australia

Steve

Burroughs

University of Canberra, Australia

David Frey, HOK Los Angeles, USA

David

Frey

HOK Los Angeles, USA

Michael Garrison, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Michael

Garrison

University of Texas at Austin, USA

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    • Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

      Amirhosein

      Ghaffarianhoseini

      Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

      Andreas Hempel, former President Association of Architects BDA, Germany

      Andreas

      Hempel

      former President Association of Architects BDA, Germany

      Hans-Martin Henning, Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

      Hans-Martin

      Henning

      Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

      Eckhart Hertzsch, President, Joanes Foundation, Germany

      Eckhart

      Hertzsch

      President, Joanes Foundation, Germany

      Andreas Karweger, Advanced Building Skins Ltd Lucerne, Switzerland

      Andreas

      Karweger

      Advanced Building Skins Ltd Lucerne, Switzerland

    • Carl Maywald, Vector Foiltec, Germany

      Carl

      Maywald

      Vector Foiltec, Germany

      Dieter Moor, ClearVue, Australia

      Dieter

      Moor

      ClearVue, Australia

      Fabian Ochs, University of Innsbruck, Austria

      Fabian

      Ochs

      University of Innsbruck, Austria

      Valentina Puglisi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

      Valentina

      Puglisi

      Politecnico di Milano, Italy

      Christian Renken, CREnergie, Switzerland

      Christian

      Renken

      CREnergie, Switzerland

    • Michiel Ritzen, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

      Michiel

      Ritzen

      Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

      Peter Röthlisberger, Solaxess, Switzerland

      Peter

      Röthlisberger

      Solaxess, Switzerland

      Wolfram Sparber, European Academy, Bolzano, Italy

      Wolfram

      Sparber

      European Academy, Bolzano, Italy

      Mitsuhiro Udagawa, Prof. Emeritus, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

      Mitsuhiro

      Udagawa

      Prof. Emeritus, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

      Stephen Wittkopf, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

      Stephen

      Wittkopf

      Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland