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(Deadline Extended) Call for papers - UIA2024KL International Forum Kuala Lumpur - 15-19 November 2024

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 UIA 2024 International Forum Kuala Lumpur (UIA2024KL), UIA is inviting scholars, researchers, academia, practitioners and policy makers to submit papers to be presented at UIA2024KL to invigorate and discuss the future direction for humanity and sustainable growth.

DIVERSECITY for Humanity and Sustainable Growth;

DIVERSECITY is 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.

The sub-themes of DIVERSECITY are to provoke discussions in shaping diverse and inclusive cities as the future cities for humanity with a diverse community and sustainable growth as a holistic city paradigm while conserving our culture and heritage.
Participants may choose the following topics of discussions :
Sub-theme 1 - Culture and Heritage
Sub-theme 2 - Density and Sustainable Growth
Sub-theme 3 - Equity and Ecology 

For more information, please visit UIA2024KL website:

Submission procedures available:

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. UIA kindly ask that submitted papers are not under review for another conference or journal and have not previously been published.
UIA encourage the papers to be presented in person at the UIA2024KL in Kuala Lumpur in November 2024. There will be possibility of online presentation of papers depending on the final decision that will be communicated on UIA website.
Paper submissions will be reviewed by the peer-review committee. The peer-review committee members consists of experience researchers, academia and practitioners.
Authors accepted to present the paper will be required to complete a copyright transfer form and agree to present the paper at the UIA2024KL 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 UIA requirement that accepted authors to register and pay for the forum registration to present the paper.

Submission Preparation Checklist

  • As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.


Papers should be written in English and be submitted with a maximum of 300 words abstract. Please use the Abstract Template for submission.


For Submission and other inquiries:

Email of UIA2024KL Secretariat: