World Summit on Digital Built Environment WDBE 2018 will showcase the best digital ideas and individuals improving the built environment - from incremental steps to revolutionary leaps.

Your solution might be hard or soft, from hands-on code to levitating gadgets to intergovernmental policy. The expected results ought to be tangible in some or many of the traditional fields of the built environment: architecture, engineering, construction, properties and real estate, transportation, or infrastructure.

The Summit is now proud to open a global calls for presentations, workshops and demos. The responses will be aggregated and selected based on their novelty, executability, scalability and proven records of success - be that on early development phase or years of global growth.

(see more below the link)



We invite presentations on the following  themes:

  • User Experience
  • Platforms
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Ecosystems and Business Models
  • Data, learning, knowledge, adaptability
  • Public Sector as Enabling Partner
  • Individual & Society
  • Country Reports  - The Big Picture

And if your sweetheart theme isn't listed, dare yet to send your proposal under the category "Other". Don't let the limits of our imagination limit yourself! For more ideas on the themes, see this list.



How can I submit my idea?
Click the link above!

How should I describe my idea?
Three to five chapters of plain text on what is it about, what have you done with it, what have been the results, and what will happen in the future. For workshops, describe also the structure of the workshop.

So you want me to write a scientific abstract?
It can be, but it doesn't need to be. This is not a scientific conference per se. Yet innovation, technology, and anything new naturally go hand in hand with science. For aspiring scientists, you might like the blind peer review by our program committee - plus electric proceedings with ISBN and ISSN numbers for those accepted. For hands-on entrepreneurs, don't worry about all this, just squeeze your idea out.

When sent, is my submission immediatedly final?
We know, it's a nightmare to fill any web forms. Luckily this is short and easy! And - until the deadline - you can always come back to polish your input as you like. It's not final until you say so.

Duration of ideas in the event
Keynotes: 30 to 45 minutes
Presentations: 15 to 25 minutes
Demos: 15 to 25 minutes
Workshops: 90 minutes
Pitch: 3 to 5 minutes
Exact timings depend on scheduling by organizers.

Presenter terms of participation 
For accepted presenters, free entrance to the presentation day, including program, meals and coffees. One person per accepted presentation. If you'd like to participate to the event in full (as we warmly wish), fee for the the other day is discounted.

Too many ideas?
It might be that your knowledge and products do not quite fit into one idea or format only. Propose several, then! The Program Committee makes the priorizations and programming on your behalf and gets back to you as the selections have been done.



December 2017
Call for presentations
Call for workshops
Call for demos

EXTENDED 26 March 2018
All calls' deadline

April 2018    

1 June 2018    
Early Bird deadline

1-12 September 2018
WBDE 2018