International Conference on Advanced Building Skins, 28-29 October 2019, Bern, Switzerland

Deadline to 10 March.

How to apply:

Please submit a proposal on a topic falling within the scope of the conference. You will find a list of topics that will be covered at the conference here:

Proposals must be clearly focused and should include the following information:

  • paper title plus 3-4 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; you will find samples of appropriate bullet points here: Please submit your proposal by 10 March using 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.

Registration Fee

Speakers are required to register for the conference by 30 April to qualify for the reduced conference fee of 480 EUR (regular fee is 680 EUR).  The registration fee includes lunches, coffee breaks, as well as the publication of manuscripts and posters in the conference documentation. Papers received by 15 June 2019 will be included in the conference documentation. You can order last year’s proceedings from our website:

Keynote speaker: Shigeru Ban

We are happy to announce Shigeru Ban as keynote speaker at our conference this year. He is the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. The citation from the Pritzker Prize jury highlights Ban’s structural innovations and creative use of unconventional materials such as bamboo, fabric, and composites of recycled paper fiber and plastics. “For Shigeru Ban, sustainability is not a concept to add on after the fact; rather it is intrinsic to architecture. His works strive for appropriate products and systems that are in concert with the environment and the specific context, using renewable and locally produced materials whenever possible,” the jury explained. “Where others might take a tested path, he sees the opportunity to innovate. He is a committed teacher who is not only a role model for younger generations, but also an inspiration.”


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