The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has issued a call for papers for its biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, which will be held October 21-22, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Abstracts are due by December 31, 2019, with final papers due by April 3, 2020.

Papers are invited for presentation on the following subjects concerning cold-formed steel for building construction:

  • 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


Abstracts will be reviewed for topic suitability. Final acceptance will be based on the complete manuscript. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the proceedings made available at the conference.

An additional category for paper submissions is open to students in either an M.S. or Ph.D. program for consideration for the Wei-Wen Yu Outstanding Paper Award.

For more information on abstract/paper submissions and the conference, visit

Since 1971, 24 International Specialty Conferences on Cold-Formed Steel Structures have been conducted. They bring together leading researchers, engineers, manufacturers, and educators engaged in research, design, manufacture and the use of cold-formed steel members to present detailed discussions on their recent findings.