photograph: Alain Herzog / EPFL

Challenging Glass and COST Action TU0905 on Structural Glass have joined forces in the organization of an international conference on the Architectural and Structural Applications of Glass.

The conference aims at gathering world class designers, engineers and researchers on the architectural and structural use of glass, and will take place 6 - 7 February 2014 at the EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The conference is organized by:

Dr Christian Louter (EPFL), Dr Freek Bos (Witteveen+Bos) and Prof Jan Belis (UGent).

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Conference themes

The main theme of the conference is the Architectural and Structural Application of Glass, which embodies the structural application of glass in buildings and facades. Within this main theme, several subthemes are defined, which are listed below:

  • Projects & Case studies
  • Joints & Fixings & Adhesives
  • Strength & Stability
  • Laminated Glass & Interlayer Properties
  • Hybrid & Composite Glass Components
  • Numerical Modeling & Experimental Validation
  • Curved & Bended Glass
  • Architectural Design, Geometries & Lighting
  • Structural Glass Design Philosophy & Structural Safety
  • Insulating Glass Units
  • Glass in Facades

Deadlines & Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline
  • Notification of abstract acceptance

  • Paper submission deadline
  • Notification of paper acceptance
  • Conference
  • 1st of July 2013
    (extended until 25th of July)
  • 1st of August 2013
    (19th of August for submissions done
    by the extended deadline)
  • 1st of October 2013
    (extended until 15th of October)
  • 15th of November 2013
  • 6-7 February 2014


The conference venue is the campus of the EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 Photographs: copyright EPFL - Alain Herzog