Call for Papers and Call for Session proposals:
14th Conference on Advanced Building Skins
28-29 October 2019, Bern, Switzerland

We are inviting you to either present a paper on a topic falling within the scope of the conference or to organize a session with 6-7 speakers. 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 via our abstract submission page.

The Conference Committee will review your proposal, and you will be notified by 10 April regarding the status of your submission.

How to apply - Session proposals:

The topic of your proposal may differ from the topics listed in our Call for Papers.
A session proposal consists of 6-7 papers. Organizers of a session undertake to:

  • define a topic
  • gather 6-7 speakers for this topic
  • 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 (3,000 characters) with 6 keywords
  • brief Curriculum Vitae or résumé on page two of your proposal.

You can download our Word template for your session proposal here: Template for Session Proposal

Session proposals can be submitted in either English or German and should be sent to proposals@abs.green by 15 January.

The Conference Committee will review your proposal. Submitters will be notified by 1 February regarding the status of their submission.

Registration Fee

Speakers are required to register for the conference by 30 April and qualify for the reduced conference fee of 480 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 15 June 2019 will be included in the conference documentation.

Important Dates

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

15 January 2019
15 February 2019
30 April 2019
15 June 2019
15 September 2019
28-29 October 2019

Please disseminate this announcement to 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.

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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
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