Symposia & Workshops / Call For Papers

C24 Building Seals and Sealants

Title: Seventh Symposium on the Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives
Dates: Wednesday June 09 2021 - Thursday June 10 2021
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Toronto, ON
Sponsored by: C24
Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Friday January 17 2020


Papers are invited for the Seventh Symposium on the Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives to be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 9-10, 2021. Sponsored by ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada, in conjunction with the June standards development meetings of the committee.

This symposium will unite the global standards community to present current research and discuss and identify research needs, standards development needs and new opportunities for standards development in the building and construction sealants and adhesives industry.

Paper topics may include all aspects of sealant durability, including outdoor exposure; characterization; monitoring of critical properties; development of accelerated testing; accelerated testing as it relates to in-service performance; and modeling of sealant durability.

The language of the symposium will be English.


To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than January 17, 2020. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. Symposium Chairman Christopher White will notify you via postal mail by January 31, 2020 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is 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 to the Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, 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 August 28, 2020 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairman Chris White, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA,, tel: +1 (301) 975-6016 or Symposium Co-Chairman, Hiroyuki Miyauchi, Building Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, Email: +81 29 864 6617.