The Glass Performance Days (GPD) 2019 is now calling for paper submissions. The main focus of the event is smart cities (smart buildings and glazing), smart factories and artificial intelligence. The event will focus on how smart glass will fit in the smart city environment and on the challenges the industry faces today regarding the ever-changing city planning demands.

The first deadline for submitting abstracts is October 21, 2018. Submissions should be a maximum of 200 words with a 70-word maximum personal introduction of the speaker, the speaker’s photo and a VAT number for companies in the EU. The abstract, paper and presentation should show a complete process design with a technical and design focus.

Education is a powerful tool as the industry works to bring added advantages to customers and their customers, and the GPD conference has a strong educational mission.

“Knowledge grows when knowledge is shared,” says Jorma Vitkala, chairperson of the organizing committee.

The GPD concept covers the whole supply chain of glass, from raw materials and applications, to design and research, and finally to product and process development.

“We have built a powerful global network of glass professionals over the years, linking up to promote business by working together and sharing information. It is crucial that we, who shape the future of glass, know what is available, what is technically, economically and environmentally possible, and how our knowhow can be extended over new boundaries,” says Vitkala.

Information about the 2019 call for papers is available here.