Call for Presentation/Session Proposals — Due December 15, 2016

An exciting new feature of the Building Simulation conference is the opportunity to present alternative sessions that complement the traditional peer-reviewed paper sessions. These new sessions provide opportunities for practitioners to report on their work, for researchers to present more timely results, and for all participants to engage in discussions about the building modeling field. Creativity in content and format is encouraged; examples include team case studies, debates, forums, and mini workshops.

Building Simulation 2017 will take place in San Francisco, California, on August 7 – 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). For submission details and conference information:  http://buildingsimulation2017.org/instructions.html.

Pre-Proposal Submissions Due: December 15, 2016

Abstract acceptances for peer-reviewed papers were announcend on October 19,2016 and no additional abstracts are being accepted for consideration.

The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments.  The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017.  More information is found at www.ibpsa.org and www.ibpsa.us.

Sydney 13 October 2016, 5.00pm (5.30pm start) – 8pm

Guest Speakers and Presentations
HVAC Design & Performance – A Modern Approach, PC Thomas, Team Catalyst
Occupant Behaviours in Australian Residences, Jungsoo Kim, University of Sydney
Aim High: Using the NABERS Commitment Agreement to target efficient operation in new hotels, shopping centres and data centres
Erica Kenna, Energy Action

Download forum flyer here.

The AGM of IBPSA Australasia will be held at this time also, the purpose of the AGM will be to:

  • Review the year
  • Establish strategic directions (what do we want out of IBPSA)
  • Establish activities for 2016-2017
  • Consider our alliances and relationships with other associations
  • Vote on Board Positions
  • Review the Board Structure – noting current board members are:
    • President – Paul Bannister
    • Vice President – Nicki Parker
    • Membership Secretary – Quentin Jackson
    • Current open positions are:
      • Treasurer
      • Education and Development Committee Chair
      • Marketing and Promotion Committee Chair
      • Events Committee Chair
      • Plus up to 2 board members at large

Event Details:
Date        13 October 2016
Time        5:00pm (5:30pm start) – 8 pm
Venue      University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, Darlington

Please note a $5 entry fee will be collected at the event to cover the cost of refreshments.

All IBPSA members are invited to attend and participate.  To assist with planning, please email ibpsa@ibspa-australasia.org if you are intending to come.

Dr Paul Bannister 
President

BSIM 2017

Call for Abstracts

One-page abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at Building Simulation 2017 in San Francisco, California, August 7 – 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).

You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modeling and associated software techniques.

Abstract Due Date: August 10, 2016

Paper Due Date: November 30, 2016

Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.  Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 – 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed.  Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings.

Submission details and conference information:  www.buildingsimulation2017.org.

Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 — that format may be appropriate for case studies or application examples.

The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments.  The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017.  More information is found at www.ibpsa.org and www.ibpsa.us.