The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has extended the deadline for abstracts in response to its call for papers for the biennial International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures. The new deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2020, with final papers due by April 3, 2020.  The International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures will be held October 21-22, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown Hotel at 1015 Elm Street in Dallas, Texas.

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