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:

  • 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

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

Call for Abstracts

In case you are interested in presenting your work at Challenging Glass 8, you are kindly invited to submit an abstract of your work following the instructions given below. Your abstract will then be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. If the result is positive, you will be invited to submit a full paper and to prepare an oral or poster presentation for the conference.

Abstract Submission Procedure


Please follow the steps below to submit your abstract.

  1. Download the Abstract Template to write your abstract.
  2. Create an author account at the Challenging Glass Conference Proceedings platform.
  3. Submit your abstract following the instructions given. 

Keydates for Authors


  • Extended abstract deadline – 17 September 2021
  • Abstract review notification – 5 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