Information for Speakers

Phase 1: Submitting a paper


The Call for Papers was open until 24 June 2019, 12 p.m.

We ask for a conclusive abstract (Problem or task, solutions or results, discussion). Please indicate which of the call themes (1, 2 or 3) you will be adressing principally.

Please mark the content (research or building project) and the time frame: finished when? We prefer finished project but might make exceptions.

Option: submitting “as a tandem”: Two speakers from different professions in the building industry have solved their well-known interface problems in an exemplary way and report (among others) about it. Especially we recommend a tandem if you alone could only deliver a product presentation. With a client or planner or scientist as tandem partner you have a chance to turn it into a plenary presentation. Pure product presentations are invited at the “Round Table” presentations, if you book an exhibition table, see menu Producers and service providers on

Speakers at BauZ! are entitled to a reduced congress fee of EUR 160


Paper submissions until:

24 June 2019

We inform you about the acceptance of your paper until:

15 September 2019

Phase 2

We are glad to welcome you as speaker at the BauZ! congress 2020! In phase 2 you have been informed about the acceptance of your paper, either for the plenary session or for a presentation at the “Round Tables”. This letter has all the information you need for your preparation.


Full paper:

14 December 2019

Plenary lectures: (Preliminary) presentation slides (as .pdf) for the interpreters:

7 February 2020

Congress volume published online:

7 February 2020


19 to 21 February 2020

Plenary lectures

Please prepare for a speaking time of 20 minutes plus time for discussion with the panel and the audience.

Conference languages are German and English (simulta­neous translation German/English). Please give your paper in one of the two languages.

You may use presentation software like PowerPoint or similar products. Please use data formats PowerPoint or .pdf.

Our simultaneous interpreters ask you to submit your (preliminary) presen­tation in advance for their preparation before 7 February 2020 to Gudrun Dorninger <> (as pdf).

A laptop and all the required technical equipment will be available. Please do not use your own laptop but bring your presentation on a USB stick.

Round table presentations, panel discussion in the plenum

Round table sessions is a World Café-like format. In a 2-hours’ session parallel lectures will be held for specially interested delegates – in a format that invites discussion and shop talk.

Please prepare for a speaking time of 20 minutes plus time for discussion with the audience.

Conference languages are German and English. Please give your paper in one of the two languages (simultaneous translation German/English is not available at the tables).

We provide a large monitor with connection cable and electricity supply for your devices. Please note: bring your own laptop!

In a previous plenary session you are invited to participate as panelist (see programme at Please prepare two short statements:

  1. Some remarks on the plenary lectures of the session heard before (the congress volume is available by 7 February 2020).

  2. Some remarks on your own lecture to be held in the later breakout session.

The chairperson of the session will contact you on this matter.

Your contribution for the conference proceedings

Your paper will be included in the electronically published conference volume which will be available for download from 7 February 2020 for all conference participants. Printed copies will be available on request at a price of EUR 20.

Please prepare your paper in English or German with an ab­stract. There is no template. An ideal paper for the proceedings has 14,000 to 17,000 characters including blanks, corresponding to 4 pages in print.

Please send

  • your full paper using one of the common document formats .doc, .docx, .odt or .rtf.
  • Please submit charts and photographs separately and with captions (i.e. not embedded in the text!) and in printable quality (300 dpi)

Please submit your contribution before 14 December 2019.

Online registration

With your registration for the call for papers via our congress homepage your are also registered for the congress. Do you want to give a tandem lecture together with another colleague? In this case please ask the 2nd speaker to register via For a second speaker the same reduced conference fee of EUR 160 applies.

Venue and Access

Messe Congress Center Wien (
Messeplatz 1, A-1020 Wien

We suggest you use public transport to the fair and congress centre: U2 Messe. Please come to the info point in foyer A, entrance A. There you will receive your access card for the Messegelände, the trade-fair-center premises, and the Con­gress Center. From there follow the signs to BauZ! registration.

If you want us to book a hotel for you, please contact Gudrun Dorninger: <>

Congress schedule and further information

Congress homepage:

For all further questions please refer to:

Gudrun Dorninger <> and Dr. Tobias Waltjen <> T: +43 1 319 20 05