Important Dates

June 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
November 15, 2017
April 1, 2018
June 1, 2018
July 1, 2018
September 23-26, 2018
July 1, 2019 


Online abstract submission center open
Deadline for abstract submission
Notification of abstract acceptance
Deadline for full paper submission
Notification of full paper acceptance
Deadline for final revised paper submission
Conference dates (on-site registration available)
Completion of post conference publications of selected papers (projected)


The online abstract submission center will be open June 1 – October 1, 2017. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and must describe the research objectives, scope, method used, major findings from the work, and implications of the research. The submission should relate to one of the conference topics. All contributions should be of high quality, original, and not published or under consideration for publication elsewhere during the review period. A maximum of one illustration is allowed, but is optional. If accepted, the abstract and image will be reproduced in an abstract book.

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) and may then be invited for an Oral or Poster Presentation.

Submission Instructions 

1. Log into the Submission Portal above. If this is your first time using the Submission Portal, you must create an account.
2. Create a New Abstract.
3. Select Submission Type (Oral, Poster, Either).
4. Select the Conference Topic you are submitting under.
5. Enter your Abstract Title.
6. Enter your abstract (300 words or less).
7. Upload up to 1 figure (word, ppt, pdf, jpeg, and png file formats). All images must be “print-ready” with a minimum 300 DPI at the time of submission; maximum size is 6” wide x 4” high.
8. Enter up to 5 keywords to describe your abstract (minimum 3 required).
9. Enter information for all co-authors (e-mail address is required).


After review of abstracts, authors may then be invited to submit a full paper (maximum of 6 pages) for oral or poster presentation sessions. All papers will be peer reviewed anonymously by two members of the International Scientific Committee (ISC). A paper will be accepted if both reviewers recommend acceptance. If one of the reviewers rejects a paper, a third ISC member will review the paper to reach the final decision. Authors may be the primary presenters for only 2 papers; however, there is no limit on papers as co-author.

Post-Conference Publication
Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended full paper for peer-reviewed publication in a journal such as the ASHRAE Research Journal – Science and Technology of the Built Environment (STBE), Journal of Building Physics, and Building Performance Simulation.


Submissions for full forum sessions will be accepted in late 2017. Forum sessions will be fully planned by the submitter, include at least 2 speakers, and will encourage discussion among the participants. Further information will be forthcoming.