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Call for Papers for UIA2024KL Forum
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Architecture was born from the creation of physical environment for people to live in and within; eventually grows to be part of human culture and the setting of humanity. Architecture represent a society and civilisation though its built forms that make up the fabric of a place.


Inclusivity is a must in a modern city design, thus it needs to cater for the needs of everyone. There are various challenges faced by emerging economies and growing cities with the conflicts between preserving culture and heritage, and building for density and sustainable growth; maintaining equity and ecology, and tangible economic return.


Through UIA2024KL forum, we are inviting scholars, researchers, academia, practitioners and policy makers to submit papers to be presented at UIA International Architecture Forum 2024 to invigorate and discuss the future direction for humanity and sustainable growth.

The forum theme is DIVERSECITY, an encapsulation of diverse and city. Taking Kuala Lumpur as an example of multicultural growing Asian city, it offers a unique illustration of a diversified communities and a maturing model for developing city. This is in panning a global collective dialogue of the forum delegates, to question, discourse and propose ideas on questions of what is the evolving architects’ role in today’s economy, environmental, social movement, thinking and awareness of architecture, design and urbanism.

We aim to celebrate and preserve the cultural and heritage identities of our cities, a bridge of the past and present. Focusing on sustainable urbanism, we envisioning denser and greener mega-cities in the near future through innovative architectural practices. This efforts will be a catalyst to embark on the next frontier of urbanism, pursuing equity and ecological balance in far-future cities. By exploring these goals, we collectively strive to build cities that are sustainable, inclusive, and visionary.

New Extended Key dates

  • 01 July 2023: Open call for papers submission;

  • 31 December 2023: Deadline for abstract submission;

  • 31 January 2024: Notification of abstract acceptance;

  • 30 April 2024: Deadline for Full Paper submission with abstract;

  • 31 May 2024: Notification of Acceptance / Authors receive feedbacks;

  • 30 June 2024: Deadline for authors to submit revised papers if required by peer reviewers;

  • 31 August 2024: Final paper submission by authors;

  • 15 – 19 November 2024: Presentation of Paper at the UIA International Forum 2024 in Kuala Lumpur.

Submission Information

Papers should be written in English and be submitted with a maximum of 300 words abstract. The full paper should not exceed 7,000 words. We kindly ask that submitted papers are not under review for another conference or journal and have not previously been published.

We encourage the papers to be presented in person at the UIA 2024 International Forum in November 2024. There will be possibility of online presentation of papers depending on the final decision that will be communicated on this website.

Paper submissions will be reviewed by the peer-review committee. The peer-review committee members consists of experience researchers, academia and practitioners. Authors with their abstracts accepted for full paper submission are required to register as forum participants by purchasing the UIA2024KL forum tickets. Authors accepted to present the paper will be required to complete a copyright transfer form and agree to present the paper at the UIA 2024 International Forum in Kuala Lumpur.


Authors must be able to present documentation of permission to use any third party materials included in their paper upon request. It is our requirement that accepted authors to register and pay for the forum registration to present the paper.

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