Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 1st City Expo Malaysia (CEM) Forum aims to bring together experts, practitioners, scholars and researchers from the industry and academia to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas and research results on all aspects of built environment. This 5-day forum also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for the industry players and researchers to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted. As part of celebrating the 100-Years of Town Planning in Malaysia, this virtual forum is the place to broaden your horizon on diversified topics pertinent to built environment.

Prospective presenters are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the forum through submissions of their event or research abstracts and papers. The authors of all accepted papers are cordially invited for virtual presentation that is pre-recorded for viewing on the forum day. The date and slot of viewing for the affected papers will be announced later. The forum solicits contributions of abstracts and papers that address the themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.


CEM Forum welcomes interested participants to register and submit your abstract that may suit any of these three themes:

People & City
  • Healthy City
  • Happy City
  • Liveable City
  • People-Oriented City
  • Walkable City
  • Urban Design
  • Placemaking
Planet & Conservation
  • Low Carbon City
  • Eco City
  • Green City
  • Resilient City
  • Compact City
  • Heritage
Property & Development
  • Dynamic City
  • Smart City
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Smart Mobility
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Mixed-Use Development


1- Call for Papers: 25 July 2021
2- Registration & Abstract Submission: 27 Sept 2021 (CLOSED)
3- Notification of Acceptance: 5 Oct 2021
4- Full Paper Submission & Payment: 5 Oct - 15 Oct 2021
5- Video Submission: 15 Oct 2021
6- Forum Day: 8 – 12 Nov 2021


1. Authors are invited to submit abstract and papers through the submission system at
2. Submission must be of the author’s original work and should not have been published previously or under consideration for publication while being evaluated for the forum e-proceeding OR e-book.
3. Please download and use the template provided on the website.
4. Participant must submit a 30-minute video presentation in MPEG4 / MOV format before 15 Oct 2021. The submission platform is on the forum official website.


Participant with paper for publication

  • Local: RM 1,250 / per submission
  • International: USD 350 / per submission

All payments shall be made to:

City Expo Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Bank: Maybank

Account No.: 562357528183

Swift Code: MBBEMYKL

Evidence of payment shall be submitted to Refunds will not be possible after registration is finalised.


All submitted forum papers will be peer reviewed by our reviewers. The accepted papers will be published either in the forum e-book (ISBN) or e-proceeding (ISBN) depending on the recommendation of the reviewer panel.


Please ensure your submission meets the forum’s guidelines for accepting the papers. Please refer to the Paper Submission Guidelines, Abstract Submission Guidelines and Author Information before submitting your paper. All of this information is stipulated in the registration form