Paper Submissions

Abstracts due January 15, 2018

The IASS 2018 organizers encourage the participation of designers, engineers, architects, researchers, and all who are interested in creative ways to explore structural design. We especially welcome papers to be presented and discussed during the symposium that reflect on the symposium theme. Additionally, young practitioners and scholars are welcome to participate in the Hangai Prize competition that recognizes outstanding submissions from participants under 30.  Papers will be written and presented in English.

In recognition of the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of prospective authors, the IASS 2018 Symposium will accept two distinct paper types: short papers, which are 2-4 pages in length, and long papers, which are up to 8 pages in length.  Authors will be asked to specify their paper type during the time of abstract submission (although abstracts for both short and long papers should be one page maximum).

One-page abstract submissions will be due January 15, 2018, and must be uploaded to the Symposium’s abstract and paper management system to be considered.  A link for uploading abstracts will be published here in early 2018.  Authors must use this IASS 2018 Abstract Template for abstracts.  Abstracts may be submitted as part of organized sessions by IASS Working Groups or other individuals, or as individual contributions.  In either case, authors will be asked to specify whether their submission is intended to be part of an organized session and about their submission’s general topics during the submission process.

All one-page abstracts will be subject to a single-blind peer review by the Symposium’s Scientific Committee.  Authors of submitted abstracts that are accepated after the peer review process are guaranteed participation in the IASS 2018 Symposium if they submit properly formatted full papers by the deadline of April 2, 2018 and register for the Symposium by the same date.

The one exception to the abstract and paper submission cycle is for authors who would like to apply for the Hangai Prize described above.  These authors are asked to submit full papers to the Symposium’s paper management system by January 31, 2018.  Authors must use this IASS 2018 Paper Template, and papers may not exceed 8 pages in length.  Hangai Prize submitting authors do not need to also submit separate abstracts to the Symposium.  If their papers are not selected for the Hangai Prize, they will automatically be considered for the Symposium as a regular submission.

Before publication of papers in the Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2018, the Editors and Secretariat must receive a signed Copyright Declaration, which can be uploaded through the Symposium’s paper management system.  A link to this system will be published here in early 2018.

Session Proposals

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The symposium organizers thank those who have submitted session proposals.  All proposed sessions should have received a response of acceptiance or rejection, and the call for sessions is now closed.

IASS Working Groups and individuals more broadly are invited to submit proposals to organize paper presentation sessions around specific themes.  Paper sessions should ideally have at least six papers, and those proposing sessions are asked to anticipate and help to solicit papers from relevant authors.  

Proposals for sessions are due by midnight Eastern Time on November 15, 2017 by submitting this form.

Workshop and Master Class Proposals

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The Symposium organizers thank those who have submitted workshop and master class proposals.  The proposals are currently being reviewed and will receive responses shortly.

The IASS 2018 organizers are happy to consider proposals for workshops or master classes to be held in the days ahead of the 2018 IASS Symposium in Boston. Following the convention used in the 2017 IASS Symposium, master classes address specialists and aim at the exchange of knowledge on an advanced level, while in workshops, experience will be gained together and exchanged.

Due to limitations on facilities and budget, the 2018 IASS organizers cannot guarantee that all master class and workshop proposals can be accepted, but will carefully review each proposal and reach out to discuss specifics with the proposers as necessary.

Proposals for sessions are due by midnight Eastern Time on November 15, 2017 by submitting this form.