Symposia & Workshops / Call For Papers

C11 Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems

Title: Centennial Symposium on Advances in Gypsum Technologies and Building Systems
Dates: Thursday May 21 2015
Location: Marriott Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Sponsored by: C11
Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Thursday June 12 2014


Papers are invited for the Centennial Symposium on Advances in Gypsum Technologies and Building Systems to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of ASTM Committee C11 on Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems. The symposium will be held on May 21, 2015 at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, California.

The objective of the symposium is to review innovations over the past 25 years for gypsum products, systems, testing and related building applications, as well as to highlight future opportunities and challenges.

Papers in the following subject areas are sought:

  • Gypsum panels, plaster and related building materials
  • Exterior envelope systems
  • Joint treatment and finishing materials
  • Framing materials and systems
  • The role of gypsum in codes, sustainability & green buildings
  • Advances in testing and analysis
  • New developments and challenges in the global gypsum market
  • New developments in manufacturing processes
  • Aggregates and additives
  • Alternate sources of gypsum

The language of the symposium will be English.


Presenters/authors are asked to submit online the Abstract Submittal Form with a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than March 31, 2014. Scroll to the top of the page and click on "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract is received into the ASTM database system, please also email stating that your abstract has been submitted.

The abstract must include a clear description of the work discussed and present sufficient details regarding results and conclusions. The paper must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts can be accepted, please be sure that the abstract is sufficiently complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium Co-Chairmen will notify you by July 7, 2014 if your paper has been accepted for presentation. If accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers for publication in the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international engineering and scientific community. After the final selection of abstracts, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than February 2, 2015 at the ASTM Editorial Office. All authors will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format. All published authors will have an opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.

ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.


Additional information about the symposium is available from the Symposium Co-Chairmen:

Dr. Robert WesselDr. Paul ShippDr. Guy Rosenthal
Gypsum AssociationUSG CorporationUSG Corporation
Hyattsville, MDLibertyville, ILLibertyville, IL
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Tel:+1 (301) 277-8686Tel:+1 (847) 970-5259Tel:+1 (847) 970-5041