Submission Deadline: 29 January 2016

It is now past the submission deadline of 29 January. You may still submit your abstract using the form below. However, in fairness to the large number of submissions already received, your submission will be evaluated on a tier two basis.

Abstracts are sought for papers that fit within the overall Conference theme Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism (see Conference synopsis).

CTBUH members1 of all disciplines interested in presenting at the event are now encouraged to complete the online abstract form below by the 29 January 2016 deadline, showing how their proposed presentation and paper will address the Conference theme and synopsis. Please note that competition for oral presentations at the Conference will be extremely tight. Some papers will be accepted for poster presentation, with the paper included in the proceeding. For each accepted paper — including both oral and poster presentation papers — one presenter will be eligible to register for the conference at the subsidized presenter registration rate.

For your paper to be considered, please complete all required fields below and click submit. All abstract submissions will be reviewed by the International Expert Peer Review Committee.

If your paper is accepted, a 3,000 – 4,000 word paper will be required.

NOTE: Abstract submissions must be completed in English only. Papers and presentations must be completed in both English and Chinese.

1 All presenters at CTBUH Conferences must be CTBUH members at the organizational or individual level. If you have any questions, please contact
Key Dates
Call for Papers & Official LaunchOctober 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline29 January 2016
Abstract Acceptance Notification18 March
Full Paper Submission Deadline13 May
Peer Review Comments Back3 June
Final Paper Submission (in both English & Chinese languages)1 July
Chinese Translation Checking Period1 July – 15 July
Production of Proceedings15 July – 26 August
Printing & Delivery of Proceedings26 August – 14 October
Speaker PowerPoint / Poster Submission Deadline2 September
Step 1: CTBUH Membership Status

Start typing the name of your company then select the company from the list of matching results that appears below the box. Once selected, the company membership status will be displayed.

Step 2: Primary Author Contact Details
Step 3: Additional Authors
Please note that a maximum of four authors can be listed per paper in the Published Proceedings. Only two authors maximum can present at the conference for those papers accepted for oral presentation (though this is discouraged due to time constraints since the total presentation time per paper is not extended). Only one author per paper is entitled to the discounted presenter registration rate. Add additional author
Step 4: Paper Details
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Select between 1 and 3 topics.
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  1. Clearly state the objectives of the proposed paper.
  2. Summarize the subject matter and the substantive issues it will raise.
  3. State the likely conclusions(s) to be presented.
  4. Must be written in English.
  5. Maximum of 1250 characters including spaces (approximately 250 words). Current number of characters: 0
  • Justify how the paper addresses the conference theme.
  • Maximum of 250 characters including spaces (approximately 50 words). Current number of characters: 0
Do not click more than once. Before you can submit the abstract, please make sure you have entered a valid CTBUH member company, indicated that you are an individual member or intend to become a member in the CTBUH Membership Status section.