Call for speakers

AIRAH’s Big Data and Analytics Forum will be held in Sydney and online on June 23, 2022. The technical organising committee is calling for presentations on an array of subjects that link the built environment and big data. The committee are particularly interested in submissions that look at lessons learnt from implementing big data and analytics strategies.

For some topics, co-delivery of presentations is encouraged to demonstrate where clients and providers have partnered together to solve problems and drive real value from analytics packages.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Case studies of big data applications for the built environment, including specialised property types (for example, healthcare, data centres, laboratories)
  • Lessons learnt from industry adoption of HVAC analytics packages
  • The future for data-driven strategies
  • Big data and achieving carbon neutrality
  • Big data and cyber security, including data ownership
  • Improving outcomes from big data analytics
  • Suggestions for a skills workshop or panel discussions that outline lessons learnt from big data implementations. 

Other ideas will also be considered by the technical organising committee. The committee has the final say on accepted presentations.

Abstracts and presentations must not contain overtly commercial material or include trade names in titles.* Presentations will be 25 minutes in length, including time for questions and answers.

All submissions must include:
  • A 300-word presentation overview submitted as a Word document
  • A 100-word condensed presentation overview submitted as a Word document
  • A 100-word biography submitted as a Word document
  • A high-resolution presenter photo. 

If a speaker's application is successful, they will also be required to submit a PowerPoint deck before the Big Data and Analytics Forum. More information and a template will be provided to the confirmed presenters.


Submissions should be emailed to AIRAH's Conference and Events Coordinator at [email protected] by Friday, March 18, 2022. 
     By submitting an abstract for this event, you are volunteering to deliver your presentation at the conference in person. Exceptions may be made if you do not reside in Australia.**

For this Forum, speakers are not required to provide a technical paper. However, if you are interested in preparing a technical paper along with your presentation, this will be distributed to Forum attendees as well as forwarded for publication consideration by AIRAH’s official journal, Ecolibrium. Submission of a paper does not guarantee publication, and all papers are subject to peer review. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please contact AIRAH’s Conference and Events Coordinator for more information about the technical paper requirements. 

*AIRAH’s Speaker Commercialism Policy

Commercialism is the inclusion of visual, written, or verbal references to any organisation for the promotion or commercial advantage of that organisation or the commercial disadvantage of a competing organisation. 

AIRAH will strictly enforce this policy for AIRAH papers, presentations, and/or research documentation at AIRAH conferences and professional development events. 

**AIRAH continues to closely monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and is following state and federal government directions. Updates on any changes to our face-to-face events will be posted on our website. 

We request you stay home if you are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, loss of smell or taste, vomiting, diarrhoea or shortness of breath.

Please do not attend the event if you have been in contact with a confirmed case.

AIRAH is following government directions with regards to face-to-face events and attendees’ vaccination status. For the latest guidance, please check the relevant state government website.

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