call for papers

We invite all researchers and practising architects to participate in this conference. You are welcome to submit abstracts for presentations and posters, which will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. We are interested to get a wide range of topics, which emphasise actual important research fields in architecture.

conference chairs

scientific committee

what to submit

where to submit


call for abstracts

Call for Papers as pdf

Submission of Abstracts on EasyChair is closed now, only open for updates of submitted and accepted abstracts according the abstract template:


Please submit the revised and formatted abstract as word- and pdf-file (images additionally as files) together with the signed "abstract presentation agreement" in a zip-file via EasyChair until August 6th, 2018.

In addition to the Keynote lectures, we invite students, doctoral students, academics, researchers, professors and practising architects to participate in this conference. In this call for papers we invite you to submit abstracts for papers, presentations and posters. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

Construction, Material and Practice

Support structures, facade concepts, timber-constructions, timber-concrete-composite construction, concrete structures, sustainable building, space concepts, modular building, building components and connections, 3D modelling, architectural geometry, digital fabrication, … 

Architectural Theory and Design Methods

Perception and design, spatial concepts, performance-oriented design, neuro-architecture, history and design, reflection of methods, representation as design method, representation and simulation, algorithmic and generative processes, parametric design concepts, …

In the spirit of our conference theme, we suggest that you discuss your investigations within the wider context of architectural research.

Questions could be:

  • Are the interrelations between material and form in architecture changing?
  • How can sustainability bring disciplines together?
  • How is the role of geometry changing in the architectural design processes?
  • How is human perception considered in your research?
  • Which kind of representations can help to visualize the design methods in architecture?
  • How did historical research affect architecture at its time?
  • How can architectural history have an impact on architectural design today?
  • How does the filter bubble affect research and practice?
  • How does practice benefit from architectural research?
  • What can new theories of embodiment and neuroscience bring to architectural design?
  • Does your technological research consider society issues?
  • How does your research address human challenges such as migration, demographic changes and climate change?
  • Is the role of technology in architecture changing?
  • How do we evaluate the performance of architecture?
  • What is the impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence on architecture?

The Scientific Committee will evaluate submitted abstracts (what and where to submit?) based on the originality of the topic, the clarity of the used research methods and the presentation, under consideration of the diverse research aspects.

Abstracts will be accepted either for presentation in the form of a 15-minute talk, or a poster on display for the duration of the conference. All accepted abstracts (talks and posters) will be distributed in a booklet during the conference. A limited number of the accepted abstracts will be invited to develop their work into full research papers for publication in a book after the conference, together with articles from our keynotes and round table discussions.

conference chairs and organisation

Maria da Piedade Ferreira, Cornelie Leopold, Christopher Robeller, Peter Spitzley and Ulrike Weber
FATUK, TU Kaiserslautern

scientific committee

Bayer, Dirk - TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Beirao, Jose Nuno - FAU Lisbon, Portugal

Blancafort, Jaume - ETSAE, Cartagena, Spain

Brandt, Stefanie - STEPHANIE BRANDT Studio, Germany

Braumann, Johannes - UFG Linz, Austria

Dähne, Chris - TU Darmstadt, Germany

Darling, Elizabeth - Oxford Brooks, UK

Dillenburger, Benjamin - ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Friedrich, Eva - Google San Francisco, USA

Graf, Jürgen - TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Graff, Uta - TU München, Germany

Hagen, Hans - TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Hagg, Catharina - TU Berlin, Germany

Hauser, Susanne - UdK Berlin, Germany

Henriques, Goncalo Castro - Unifederal, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Hild, Andreas - TU München, Germany

Kern, Heike - TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Krötsch, Stefan - Hochschule Konstanz, Germany

Langenhan, Christoph - TU München, Germany

Lindenberg, Katharina - Berner Fachhochschule, Switzerland

Paio, Alexandra - ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal

Palti, Itai - Bartlett, UCL, UK

Palz, Norbert - UdK Berlin, Germany

Pogacnik, Marco - IUAV Venezia, Italy

Ruskowski, Martin - TU Kaiserslautern/DFKI, Germany

Schindler, Christoph - Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland

Schubert, Gerhard - TU München, Germany

Schwinn, Tobias - Uni Stuttgart, Germany

Sedrez, Maycon - TU Braunschweig, Germany

Sousa, José Pedro - FAUP Porto, Portugal

Spaeth, A. Benjamin - Cardiff, UK

Stavric, Milena - TU Graz, Austria

Sunguroglu Hensel, Defne - TU München, Germany

Symeonidou, Ioanna - AUTH, Greece

Tersluisen, Angèle - TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Vrachliotis, Georg - KIT Karlsruhe, Germany

Wang, Xiaohong - CAFA Bejing, China

Winkels, Andreas - TH Bingen, Germany

Zupancic, Tadeja - UL-FA, Slovenja

what to submit


  • Extended Abstract for blind reviews in English, between 600 and 1000 words
  • max. 2 images with captions
  • 3-5 references
  • The abstract should follow the structure:
    Title, Introduction, Research, Conclusion, References, Keywords.    

The abstract should be supplied as pdf or word document.                                                                                 

where to submit

Submission is closed now - only open for updates of submitted abstracts according the abstract template.

important dates

11 June 2018   Deadline for submission of Abstracts

16 July 2018   Notification of Acceptance of the Abstracts

06 August 2018   Submission of the Revised and Formatted Abstracts

until 30 July 2018   Early Registration with reduced registration fee

from 31 July 2018   Registration with regular fee

27+28 Sept. 2018   Conference

2019   Publication of selected papers in a book

If you have questions about the call for papers, please don’t hesitate to contact the Conference Chairs.