Baltimore — Papers are invited for presentation at the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016. The deadline for submission of abstracts for this conference has been extended to Jan. 31, 2016.

The conference will include the following subjects concerning cold-formed steel:

  • Basic and applied research
  • Structural design
  • Development of new products
  • Development of new design criteria
  • Manufacturing technique
  • Construction methods
  • Economy and effective use of cold-formed steel
  • Engineering education

Since 1971, 22 international specialty conferences on cold-formed steel structures have been conducted in Rolla, Mo., St. Louis, and Orlando, Fla. As in past conferences, it is expected that leading researchers, engineers, manufacturers, and educators who have engaged in research, design, manufacture, and the use of cold-formed steel members will present detailed discussions of their recent findings.

Submission information

Abstracts will be reviewed for topic suitability, and final acceptance will be based on the complete manuscript. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the proceedings made available at the conference. Abstracts may be submitted by email in either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format to Christina Stratman at; or by regular mail to:

Christina Stratman
Missouri University of Science and Technology
1401 N. Pine Street
301 Butler-Carlton Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-0030

The deadline for abstract submission is Jan. 31, 2016. Upon acceptance of abstracts, final manuscripts will be due by April 3, 2016.

Conference awards

Wei-Wen Yu Outstanding Paper Award will be presented for the best student authored or co-authored paper at the conference. The student must present the paper at the conference and the paper must be based on the thesis or research of either an M.S. or Ph.D. student. Download complete details at

Wei-Wen Yu Student Scholars Program will be awarded to qualified university students to provide travel reimbursement support to attend and present a paper at the conference. The student must be the main author, as well as presenter of the paper. Download complete details at