Call for Papers

Sub Themes

The main symposium sub-themes are:

Sustainable and resilient buildings
Low carbon and energy efficient building strategies; resilient buildings; indoor environmental quality; designing affordable and climate-friendly buildings; integrated design approach; sustainable operation and management of facilities

Use of sustainable materials and products
Eco-friendly and low-carbon materials; high-tech, advanced materials; sustainable production and use of building materials

Socio-economic and cultural implications of built environment sustainability
Affordable sustainability; cost management; stakeholder engagement and management for sustainable built environment; customer satisfaction for sustainability; environmental economics and management

Innovation and smart technologies for enhancing sustainability
Building automation and smart technologies for sustainability; innovative technologies; applications of building information modelling and information management for sustainability

Sustainable construction methods and process improvement strategies
Innovative procurement approaches; risk management in construction; prefabrication and modular construction; linking design & construction to operation & maintenance; circular economy; water and waste management; applications of disaster management practices

Decision-support tools and assessment of built environment sustainability
Sustainability rating and certification systems; benchmarking; social, economic and environmental indicators of sustainable built environment; use of life cycle costing

Retrofitting and adaptive reuse of buildings for sustainability
Solutions for modernising and refurbishment of existing buildings for improved sustainability

Sustainable Urbanisation
Sustainable design and infrastructure integration; innovations in urban regeneration; low carbon infrastructure; disaster resilient urban development

Awareness, education, training needs and policy interventions for built environment sustainability
Education for sustainable construction; ICT of education; skills, capabilities and capacity enhancement; entrepreneurship; micro and macro level strategies and policy development for sustainable built environments; legal aspects relating sustainable construction


All contributions must be of high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period. Papers submitted will be sent to at least two independent referees selected from the symposium scientific committee for double-blind peer review.

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors should register and orally present the paper in the symposium. Failure to do so shall lead to the exclusion of the paper from the symposium proceedings. Each registered author/co-author can present no more than two (02) papers, unless another registered author/co-author fails to attend and requests an attending colleague to present the paper on his/her behalf.

All papers must be submitted electronically in MSWord format via the link ‘Submit My Full Paper’ link.

   Template can be downloaded from here


WCS full papers are indexed in Scopus since 2019.

You can find the important deadlines of the symposium from the right side panel.

For inquiries please contact Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake through the symposium secretariat via:

Last Date for Submission of Full Papers

31 Mar 2024 25 April 2024

Notification of Full Paper Acceptance

31 May 2024

Submission of Camera-ready Papers

15 June 2024

Last Date for Submission of Presentations

30 Jun 2024

Registration On or Before

30 Jun 2024

Symposium Dates

09-10 Aug 2024