European Smart Windows Conference



25 February 2015

Stadthalle, Pollheimer Strasse 1,
4600 Wels/Upper Austria 

Programme WSED 2015 (pdf)

Conference fee:

195 Euro for the European Smart Windows Conference

The fee includes an entrance ticket to the tradeshow and conference documentation. All fees plus 10 % VAT
Conference languages:

English, German

Organisation and conference office: 

OÖ Energiesparverband
Landstrasse 45, 4020 Linz, Austria
Tel. +43/732/7720-14386
office [AT] esv.or [DOT] at 

The conference gives an insight into new research results on smart window technologies:

  • Intelligent glass and adaptive façade systems for shading and light guidance
  • Innovations in the area of building integrated energy harvesting with solar thermal collectors and photovoltaics
  • Super energy-efficient window solutions with optimised thermal properties
  • New developments in weight and cost reduction
  • Functional materials
  • Best practice examples


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

09.00 Opening & introduction

  • Monique LĂ©vy, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
  • Theodor Zillner, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation & Technology, Austria
  • Monika Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Joachim Oberrauch, EuroWindoor

  • The window - history and future from a global perspective
    Hannes Spiss, ARUP, UK

  • Adaptive building skins in real life
    Brian Cody, Technical University of Graz, Austria

  • Thermochromic Glazing and what makes a “Smart Window” intelligent
    Curtis Liposcak, Pleotint, US

  • Benchmarking of active switchable solar control glazing
    Dirk Jödicke, EControl-Glas, Germany

  • Building integrated PV: status quo and prospects
    Dieter Moor, Ertex Solartechnik, Austria

  • Building integrated OPV: current projects of BGT and Belectric OPV
    Hermann Issa, Belectric OPV, Germany

  • Facade integrated solar thermal collectors
    Federico Giovannetti, Institut fĂŒr Solarenergieforschung Hameln (ISFH), Germany

Lunch break

  • Glass: the material of the future
    Lothar Wondraczek, University of Jena, Laboratory of Glass Science, Germany

  • Vacuum and multiple isolating glass units: a comparison
    Thomas Kroyer, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

Parallel Workshops

Workshop 1: Functional layers

Dirk Jödicke, EControl-Glas, Germany

  • Towards electrochromic windows via roll-to-roll processing
    Uwe Posset (EElicon), Fraunhofer ISC, Germany

  • Additives in redox electrolytes for reduction of loss current of electrochromic windows
    Muhammed Ariful Islam (WinSmart), Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

  • Sputtered TiO2 and WO3 films for photoelectrochromic devices
    Shankar Bogati (WinSmart), Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

  • Liquid Crystal Window technology by Merck
    Jasper van den Muijsenberg, Merck Window Technologies, The Netherlands

  • Philips e-Skin technology – a Novel Concept for Smart Windows
    Andrew G.P. Hall, Philips, The Netherlands

  • Nanotechnology retrofit Window Films to improve energy efficiency of buildings
    Peter Ryska, 3M Austria

  • Smart-Windows – providing a new dimension in safety
    Curtis Liposcak, Pleotint, US

  • Inkjet printed OPV
    Anita Fuchsbauer (MEM4WIN), Profactor, Austria

  • Switchable micro mirror arrays
    Volker Viereck (MEM4WIN), University of Kassel, Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics, Germany

  • Graphene as potential ITO - replacement as transparent conductive layer
    Maria Losurdo (MEM4WIN), CNR-IMIP, Italy

Workshop 2: Innovative insulating glass & new materials

Monika Willert-Porada, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • Practical long-term experience with Vacuum Insulated Glass (VIG)
    Helmut Hohenstein, Dr. Hohenstein Consultancy, Austria

  • Thin-glass membranes for quadruple IG-units
    Leopold Mader (MEM4WIN), LiSEC, Austria

  • Phase Change Materials (PCM) as a storage element in window systems
    Martin Schröcker (Harwin), GlassX, Switzerland

  • Potential of Hollow Glass Microspheres (3M Glass Bubbles) for thermal insulation
    Friedrich Wolff, 3M Germany

  • Glass integrated capillaries for cooling and energy harvesting
    Lothar Wondraczek (LAWIN), University of Jena, Germany

Workshop 3: Encapsulation and lamination of functional layers (in German only)

Dr. Bernd Koll, Kuraray Europe, Deutschland

  • Anforderungen an Laminierfolien
    Dr. Bernd Koll, Kuraray Europe, Deutschland

  • Neuartige Verkapselungstechnologie
    Ing. Markus Jandl (MEM4WIN), LiSEC, Österreich

  • LangjĂ€hrige Praxiserfahrung mit Laminieren von PV-Modulen
    DI Dieter Moor, Ertex Solartechnik, Österreich

  • Laminieren von funktionellen Elementen
    Dr. Manfred Arnold (Harwin), Inglas, Deutschland

  • Die Alterung von Laminierfolien und die Vorhersage der Lebensdauer der Funktionsschichten
    Dr. Gabriele Eder, OFI, Österreich

Workshop 4: Life-cycle analysis

Catia Baldassarri, European Commission, JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy

  • LCA from an industrial point of view - challenges and benefits
    Frank Koos, EuroWindoor

  • Life Cycle Data Network as a tool to disseminate innovative projects
    Catia Baldassarri, European Commission, JRC, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy

  • Energy demand for thin glass production
    Ulrich Neumann (MEM4WIN), University of Kassel, CESR, Germany

Workshop 5: Quality control and standardisation (in German only)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Geralt Siebert, UniversitĂ€t der Bundeswehr MĂŒnchen, Deutschland

  • Die Bedeutung von QualitĂ€tskontrollen fĂŒr die Glasindustrie
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Geralt Siebert, UniversitĂ€t der Bundeswehr MĂŒnchen, Deutschland

  • Vor-Ort-Messung der Ug-Werte
    Alexander Frenzl, Netzsch-GerÀtebau/Elmar Dohmann, Energy Glas, Deutschland

  • In-line Detektion des GasfĂŒllgrads von Isolierglaseinheiten
    Dr. Volker Ribitsch, TecSense, Österreich

  • Auf dem Weg zur Zertifizierung von 2 mm gehĂ€rtetem DĂŒnnglas
    Werner Bohlheim, LiSEC, Österreich

Concluding Session

  • Intelligent XXL facades: new projects worldwide
    Andreas Bittis, Saint-Gobain Glass Germany

  • Presentation of workshop results

  • Forecast of the worldwide Smart Glass market growth
    Madhura Dhamne, MarketsandMarkets, India

19.00 Evening programme

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