Challenging Glass Conference

Challenging Glass

Challenging Glass is an international bi-annual conference that aims at gathering world class designers, engineers, researchers and industry partners to discuss on the architectural and structural use of glass.

The conference is organised by Jan Belis (UGent), Freek Bos (TU Eindhoven) and Christian Louter (TU Dresden) and has been held at TU Delft, EPFL and Ghent University. In 2020, Challenging Glass 7 was held as a two-hour webinar. The next edition, Challenging Glass 8, will be held 23 & 24 June 2022 at Ghent University in Belgium.

Conference Topics


The conference focuses on the following topics:

  • Architectural Design, Geometries & Lighting

  • Curved & Bended Glass

  • Glass Circularity

  • Glass in Facades

  • Hybrid & Composite Glass Components

  • Insulating Glass Units

  • Joints, Fixings & Adhesives

  • Laminated Glass & Interlayer Properties

  • Numerical Modeling & Experimental Validation

  • Projects & Case studies

  • Stability & Strength

  • Structural Glass Design Philosophy & Structural Safety

Conference Editions


Editions of the conference include:

  • CGC 1 - 2008 - TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 2 - 2010- TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 3 - 2012 - TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 4 - 2014 - EPFL - Switzerland
  • CGC 5 - 2016 - UGent - Belgium
  • CGC 6 - 2018 - TU Delft - The Netherlands
  • CGC 7 - 2020 - Webinar - UGent - Belgium
  • CGC 8 - 2022 - UGent - Belgium


Conference Registration & Fees


Conference registration and fees are expected to be announced early 2022.

Author Instructions

If you have received a positive response to your previously submitted abstract, you are now invited to submit your full paper following the instructions below. If you have not yet submitted an abstract, but still would like to do so, please contact the organisers to discuss the possibilities.

Paper Submission Procedure


Please follow the steps below to submit your abstract.

  1. Download the Paper Template to write your paper.
  2. Login to the Proceedings Platform using your account.
  3. Submit your paper via: Review > Round 2 > Revisions > Upload File > Paper document.

Keydates for Authors


  • Abstract deadline – 17 September 2021
  • Abstract review notification – 10 November 2021
  • Paper submission deadline – 28 January 2022
  • Paper review notification – 1 April 2022
  • Paper revision deadline – 29 April 2022

Proceedings

Special Issues

Scientific Committee

Chairs

  • Prof. Jan Belis – Ghent University – Belgium
  • Dr Freek Bos – Eindhoven University of Technology – The Netherlands
  • Prof. Christian Louter – Technische Universität Dresden – Germany


Members

  • Prof. Suwen Chen – Tongji University – Shanghai – China
  • Prof. Paulo Cruz – University of Minho – Portugal
  • Dr Martina Eliasova – Czech Technical University in Prague – Czech Republic
  • Dr Stephen Morse – Michigan Technological University – United States of America
  • Prof. Jürgen Neugebauer – University of Applied Sciences, FH Joanneum – Austria
  • Dr Jens Henrik Nielsen - Technical University of Denmark - Denmark
  • Prof. Mauro Overend – Delft University of Technology – The Netherlands
  • Prof. Jens Schneider – Technische Universität Darmstadt – Germany
  • Dr Fred Veer - Delft University of Technology - The Netherlands

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Contact Organisers

Prof. Christian Louter - TU Dresden

Prof. Jan Belis - Ghent University

Dr. Freek Bos - TU Eindhoven