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Building Simulation and Optimization 2018

Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018

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We are now welcoming abstract submissions for the 2018 BSO conference.


You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on main conference themes:

  • New building performance simulation methods (e.g., energy, comfort, daylighting, airflow, air quality)
  • New approaches for optimizing design and operation
  • New decision support methods for real world applications (e.g., design, compliance, commissioning, predictive control, retrofit)
  • Advances in model calibration, uncertainty analysis, and validation methods
  • Occupant behaviour modelling
  • Urban- and district-scale simulation of energy and environment
  • Innovative applications of simulation in practice

For abstract submission you are asked to write:

(1) Objectives of your paper (up to 150 words)

(2) Methods & Key Outcomes (up to 200 words), and

(3) Novelty (up to 150 words)

Abstracts will be evaluated based on suitability of the topic to BSO themes, significance of the work in the targeting context, technical merit of investigated method(s), and novelty of the work.

All abstracts should be submitted online via BSO 2018 ConfTool 

 A copy of the Call for Papers can be downloaded here.


Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission:                         1 December 2017
  • Abstract review notification:             15 January 2018
  • Full paper submission:                     16 March 2018
  • Paper review notification:                 27 April 2018
  • Final paper submission:                     1 June 2018
  • Final decision to authors:                 29 June 2018
  • Close author registration:                 31 July 2018
  • Early bird registration:                       1 July – 31 August 2018
  • BSO conference:                             11 - 12 September 2018

Please go to the Submissions page for further information on submitting an abstract for the conference

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