Call for abstracts 2023



Dear colleagues

We are once again very happy to get this opportunity to issue another call for abstracts for our upcoming event in June 2023.

Globally, the pandemic has halted or slowed down progress in economic activities. In the GPD Spirit of sharing, the disruption caused by the pandemic requires us to come together and figure out how to move on. How do we grow and keep growing over the long term? That is why the main theme of GPD Finland 2023 is the event is ‘Way to Grow’.

The catchword this time is ‘sustainable growth’. As we move on, people and organizations will need transformative capabilities to keep growing. Transformation is enabled by many factors such as entrepreneurial thinking and working with those that may be similar or different from us. In this regard, people and organizations must be able to integrate, restructure, build internal and external resources to successfully deal with the fast-changing environment. Having dynamic transformative capabilities is the way to long-term growth.

With this in mind, we are now calling for abstracts. You will find the proposed topics under the conference sessions section below.

The deadline for submitting abstracts and workshop proposals is November 20, 2022.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and hosting you in Tampere in June 2023.


There are specific rules you have to take into consideration before preparing any material you wish to present for any of the GPD conferences. Please note the following:

  • The material you are presenting is NOT a sales pitch.
  • The presentation should NOT be brand focused.
  • Papers MUST BE non-commercial, industrial or industrial- scientific. They should present a product type and its use in a technical manner that is intriguing to industry experts.

The speaker fee includes:

  • One person (the speaker) admission to all conference sessions.
  • One presentation in the conference (Oral).
  • Conference bag including proceedings material.
  • Daily lunches and coffees.
  • Transportation to conference and evening events (when needed).
  • Admission to networking activities (Conference Dinner not included).



  • Glass in Buildings
  • Smart Cities, Glazing and Factories
  • Facade Engineering
  • Complex Geometry


  • Architectural Challenges & Solutions
  • Glass in Interior Design (decorative & structural)
  • Architect Forum
  • Smart Cities Forum


  • Structural Glass Applications
  • Research and Development


  • Coatings Technology and Applications
  • IGU & Window Technology
  • Product & Process Case Studies
  • Laminated Glass
  • Tempering / Pre-processing
  • Quality Management


  • Market Trends and Future Opportunities
  • Glass and Sustainability
  • Circularity


  • Automotive and Display Units
  • Glass in Transportation
  • Thin Glass and Applications


Welcome to the abstract submission for GPD Finland 2023.

Before beginning your submission, please create an account following the instructions provided at the Oxford Abstracts platform. You will be required to create an account using your social media (Google or LinkedIn). Alternatively, you can do so using your email address

Speaking Fee and Submission deadline

EUR 1390 + VAT 24%, for submissions before November 20, 2022.

  • Please note that you can submit one or more abstracts at a go. You will be charged speaking fees for each accepted abstract.

For sponsors or Invited guests:
Please use your unique code in the “sponsor/ special code” – field. The code is provided by the GPD Organizers.

Before beginning your abstract submission, please prepare the following:

  • The abstract of the paper(s) you are submitting (max. 250 words / abstract, 20 words / title)
  • The personal introduction of the speaker (max. 100 words / introduction)
  • Speaker’s photo (Recommended size 1080 x 1080 pixelsin the following formats .JPG .GIF or .PNG)

If you want to read more about how to create the material you need to submit please visit our Speaker Guidelines page.

The organizers have the right to publish the abstracts together with the speaker bio and photo for different purposes of the conference. The organizing committee reserves all rights.


The GPD program committee consists of experts from the glass industry and the scientific community. Together, they will review all the submitted abstracts for acceptance or rejection.

  • Abstract Submission:
    • Abstract submitted by November 20, 2022, will be reviewed shortly after this deadline. Notification for acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent in December 2022.
  • Paper submission: from February 1 until April 30 2023
    • After the reviews, accepted abstracts will be assigned to either an oral or a poster presentation. All accepted abstracts will get the optional opportunity of publishing full papers in the GPD conference proceedings book. Manuscripts for the book must be submitted by April 30, 2023.
  • Scientific Peer reviews
    • During the review process, the scientific committee will select some abstracts and invite the authors to submit their full papers for consideration in a special issue of the Glass Structures & Engineering journal. This is a double-blind peer reviewed Springer journal. For these abstracts, an extended abstract will be published in the GPD Conference book, with a special mention that the full peer-reviewed paper is published in the journal.
    • Should your abstract be selected for the special journal, you will be required to submit your full paper within 6 weeks after abstract acceptance. The paper review typically includes one or more rounds of commenting and paper-improvements. Final publication in the special issue is subject to a timely final acceptance of the final paper. Papers that are not timely accepted will appear in a next issue of the journal.

Presenters whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentation during the conference, will be required to submit their PowerPoint presentations for review by May 31, 2023. Submission instruction will be sent later.

WORKSHOPS 13–14 JUNE, 2023

Physical Workshops / masterclass – these are 4-to-8-hour intensive workshops that focus on techniques and skills in a particular field (e.g., pre-processing, IGU, tempering, solar glass, structural glass facades, etc). The main purpose is communication and exchange of information among moderately small groups e.g., 5–15 persons for practical workshops and 20–50 persons for theoretical workshops.

Online workshops / masterclass – should there be need to have virtual workshops, instructions on how they will be done will be sent later.

Workshop organizers are free to choose a topic (based on the conference main theme) and can decide on how they would like to run the workshop. They also have the right to select attendees from the list of the people that will register for their workshop.

Workshop Proposal submission

  • If you are interested in organizing a workshop, please send us a proposal of your workshop summarized in 150 to 200 words. Once we receive your proposal, it will be reviewed by the GPD program committee, after which, you will be notified if it is accepted or not.
  • For more information about workshops, please go to our workshop guidelines.
  • Please note that GPD does not charge any fees for organizing workshops.
  • Click the link below to submit a workshop proposal.


The GPD Finland conference and workshops are for educational purposes, whereas the GPD Exhibition is designed to cater for the commercial needs of our guests.

The exhibition has two parts. The Glass industry exhibitor part hosts glass industry companies while the Step-Change part hosts start-up companies.

As an exhibitor you will be able to:

  • Network and foster partnerships with like-minded professionals
  • Directly promote your company and products to a targeted audience of high level decisionmakers.
  • Enhance your organization’s profile
  • Establish new contacts and lay foundations for future business

More information regarding booths and the floor plan will be released soon.


The new venue concept will play a key role in making the event more interactive, participatory and fun in engaging all attendees to create an effective learning, sharing and networking environment. In addition, we list, on this page, some of the key activities that will be going on during the conference days.

Evening activities:

  • Get Together Party, Networking Dinner, Farewell Party

Day time activities:

  • 1 to 1 meetings during lunch and coffee breaks

Factory Tours will be arranged for those interested. More info to be released later.

Participant and accompanying guests leisure activities

There are several interesting leisure activities that are organized by the city of Tampere that GPD participants and their accompanying guests can join.

Please go to Visit Tampere Tourist Information website for more information via the link below.

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