The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and The International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) are proudly hosting a joint Australasian Building Simulation Conference in Melbourne, Australia on November 15–16, 2017.
The conference will provide a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information between simulation researchers, simulation developers, building designers, and government legislators. It will explore how simulation is helping to improve building performance and will be an excellent opportunity to keep up to date with the latest innovations in the field of simulation and the energy performance of buildings.
Who should attend?
The conference is for anyone working in or learning about the field of building performance simulation including:
- Building designers using simulation
- Design engineers and consultants
- Simulation researchers
- Simulation developers
- Building physicists
- Regulators specifying simulation as an assessment methodology
- Building material and equipment manufacturers
- Building owners and operators
- Final abstract submissions close February 17
- Notification of abstract acceptance – March 17
- Release list of accepted abstract titles, authors (end of March – only visible on conference website)
- Paper submission – June 23
- Final program released August 18
- Finalised and fully reviewed paper completed by September 22
- Building Simulation 2017 Conference – November 15–16, 2017.
Note: early bird prices close on October 6, 2017.
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Call for abstracts
This conference will be a blend of academic and industry technical papers and posters on the latest in building simulation. The conference committee is now calling for abstracts on an array of subjects, including but not limited to:
- Building energy simulation: teaching, practice, research, insights
- Lighting and daylighting simulation: teaching, practice, research, insights
- Application of computational fluid dynamics in buildings
- Uncertainty, validation and risk management
- Calibration of models for deep retrofits
- Model-based control and controls design tools
- Building information modelling and import from CAD
- Thermal comfort modelling
- Building regulation and policy
- Occupant behaviours
- Urban scale modelling.
Abstract submission process
Abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at the AIRAH/IBPSA Australasian Building Simulation 2017 Conference. You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modelling and associated software techniques.
Abstract submissions must not exceed 300 words and must also include a separate 100-word author biography and high-resolution author photo. Abstracts should be sent to AIRAH conference coordinator, Emily McLaughlin by Friday, February 17, 2017. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts will be judged primarily on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a technical paper that will be double-blind reviewed in separate academic and industry streams.
Abstract acceptance notifications are issued on March 17.
Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters, based on author preference, available session time and scientific committee consideration. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings if at least one author registers for the conference. Papers shall be 4–10 pages in length. Papers will be double-blind reviewed.
The conference committee has the final say on acceptance of papers.
Limit on number of presentations
A single person may not make more than three oral or poster presentations.
Dates: November 15–16, 2017
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Meeting Rooms 104 and 105
1 Convention Place
Click here to see the venue map.
Catch any of the following trams and get off at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:
Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick
Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill
Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda
Alternatively catch tram number 48 or 70 and get off at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, click here
Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Get off at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Public Transport Victoria website here
The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station.
Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).
For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Public Transport Victoria website
Catch a taxi
Ask the taxi driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf and DFO South Wharf.
If you are travelling by car, please visit the MCEC website
for parking options.
Contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email email@example.com
to be sent information on the conference sponsorship packages.
Technical organising committee
Paul Bannister, M.AIRAH, Energy Action
Nicki Parker, M.AIRAH, AECOM
Dong Chen, CSIRO
Priya Gandhi, Jacobs
Quentin Jackson, M.AIRAH, Aurecon
Volunteers are sought for members of the scientific committee, who will be responsible for reviewing abstracts and papers. The scientific committee will consist of both academic and industry experts. If you are interested in applying, please include your name, position, contact details and an identification of your areas of expertise against the topics listed above.
your nomination by February 3, 2017.
Alan Fung, Ryerson University, Canada
Andrew Corney, Affil.AIRAH, Sefaira
Ayshwarya Venkatesan, Team Catalyst, Australia
Chiara Dipasquale, EURAC Research, Institute for Renewable Energy, Italy
Clayton Miller, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore
Dr Bianca Capra, QUT, Australia
Dr. Astrid Roetzel, Deakin University, Australia
Gao Naiping, Tongji University, China
Georgios Kokogiannakis, M.AIRAH, University of Wollongong, Australia
Geraldine Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Giorgio Baldinelli, University of Perugia, Italy
Hongsen Zhang, Energy Action, Australia
J. Alstan Jakubiec, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
James Wong, RMIT, Australia
John Bell, QUT, Australia
Li Huan, Murchie Consulting, Australia
Lisa Guan, Australia
Mark Dewsbury, Affil.AIRAH, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mehdi Amirkhani, QUT, Australia
Nathaniel Jones, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America
Paul Bannister, M.AIRAH, Energy Action, Australia
Priya Rajagopalan, RMIT University, Australia
Quentin Jackson, M.AIRAH, Aurecon, Australia
Ramada Narayanan, M.AIRAH, CQ University, Australia
Rob Lord, SEED Engineers, Australia
Usha Iyer-Raniga, RMIT University, Australia
Wendy Miller, QUT, Australia
Yacine Lamoudu, Schneider Electric, France
Yolanda Li, RMIT, Australia
Zhengen Ren, CSIRO, Australia
Emily McLaughlin, AIRAH
Brendan Pejkovic, AIRAH
For further information about the Australiasian Building Simulation 2017 Conference please contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org