The Facade Tectonics Institute has issued a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress, which will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitors. A minimum of five tracks are planned over two days, including 25 sessions and 75 speaker presentations. Abstracts, papers and presentations will be subject to rigorous peer review as a condition of acceptance to the conference proceedings. Those interested are encouraged to submit an abstract by the March 7th deadline.
The Institute is soliciting abstracts for papers that address aspects of building skin ranging from history to theory and practice, including, but not limited to:
…with respect to the following:
The Institute is particularly interested in the topics above as examined through the following lenses:
Paper selection will aim to be inclusive of a broad range of topics as a means to support a similarly wide-ranging and robust conference dialogue. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of select papers will be invited to present in one of the conference sessions. Themed sessions will be organized in response to the papers received.
January 6: Call for papers
March 7: Submission deadline for abstracts
April 4: Abstract review returned to authors
May 22: Deadline for submittal of full manuscripts for blind review
June 30: Accepted authors notified
August 1: Final submission deadline for revised manuscripts
September 5: Submission deadline for oral presentations
October 10: Session tracks commence
Abstracts of 300 words or less should be submitted by March 7. You can submit your abstract here.
Consider joining Facade Tectonics! However, being a member is not required for the submission of an abstract. You will need to create a free account for the uploading of your abstract. This will help you track your submission and its status.
Authors should no longer use the PDF submission form. Please use the link above to submit abstracts.
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Abstracts must include:
Abstract must exclude:
Abstracts should clearly state the following in as few words as possible:
Full manuscripts (papers of 4000 words or less) must be received by June 6. A template for papers will be provided. Papers will be blind peer reviewed. Accepted papers will either be accepted as is, or returned with reviewer comments and a request for revision. Revised papers must be returned by the final submission deadline.
Please view the following images for examples of previous papers. Of course, more topics than shown in the examples are welcome.
You can submit your abstract here.
Membership is required as a condition of final acceptance of completed manuscripts. The Institute is running a special 50% discount on membership for anyone submitting an abstract. Individuals that are employed by member organizations are not required to have individual memberships in order to submit an abstract. Membership information is available here.
Conference registration is required by the June 6 submission date for full manuscripts as a condition of final acceptance. The registration rate is $345, representing a 50% speaker’s discount from the $690 full conference registration price. Event registration will be opening soon, and instructions will be provided.