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CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2020

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CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2020

  • 14 Sep 2020 – 15 Sep 2020
  • University of Strathclyde, UK

    Glasgow, UK

Event Details

Engineering Buildings, Systems and Environments for Effective Operation


Mitigating and adapting for a changing climate will reshape the engineering of the built environment and the systems which make our buildings habitable. This will influence not only what is built but importantly must inform the procedures and processes for maintenance and refurbishment to ensure lifelong effective operation, low environmental impact and occupant safety and wellbeing.

The tenth annual Technical Symposium looks to encourage the participation of both young and experienced industry practitioners, researchers and building users to share experiences and develop networks.

This invitation is for research papers, posters technical reviews, case studies and opinion presentations that are based on recent or current research or application as well as those that examine actual or potential impact on the built environment Submitted abstracts may include areas that relate to any human controlled environment including all types of buildings, occupied spaces and vehicles, terrestrial or otherwise.

The intended context of the Technical Symposium is to focus on aspects that are of interest to ASHRAE and CIBSE members and the wider society including building related energy, acoustics, comfort, IEQ, acoustic, electrical systems, fire safety, IT, lighting, thermal performance, public health, internal and external transportation, facilities and information management, security, ventilation and associated standards and systems.

Submit 250-word abstracts by 16 September 2019 at cibse.org/symposium

Material is invited that is based on recent or current research and application as well as the actual or potential impact on the built environment in a number of forms.

  • Paper - Papers represent original research, application (including full case studies) or development and should be between 3000 and 5000 words.
  • Review - A paper that summarises the current state of understanding on a topic in between 2000 and 5000 words. This is likely to include information that has been drawn from previously published studies.
  • Case Study Presentation - A slide-based report of a specific application (typically relating to the performance of a specific engineering, or environmental, system) that is likely to include both qualitative and quantitative investigation.  If accepted the final case study should include brief keynotes for the audience.
  • Opinion paper - This provides an opportunity to present a brief, justified opinion that should recognise contrary opinions or arguments and be supported with appropriate evidence and would be typically be between 1000 and 3000 words
  • Poster - Posters provide the opportunity to summarise information of research, application or case-study concisely and share your work and generate discussion.

Accepted papers, reviews, case studies and opinions will be delivered as part of a symposium session with a presentation of approximately 18 minutes (plus questions and answers). Posters will be presented in a dedicated session together with other posters for delegates to visit. A poster can be accompanied by a written paper and there are optional opportunities to provide a 4-minute compendiary ‘poster pitch’ presentation to all delegates in a plenary session.

Selected papers may be chosen by the Symposium committee for development and publication in a subsequent issue of CIBSE technical journal BSER&T.

What’s needed to submit an abstract

Using the online form at www.cibse.org/symposium to submit a 250 word abstract for your proposed paper, review, case study or poster presentation. This will require:

  • The intended title of the submission
  • Authors’/author’s names/name and affiliation
  • Email address of principal author(s)
  • Whether it is a paper (to be orally or poster presented) OR a review (to be orally or poster presented) OR a case study (a presentation accompanied by brief notes) OR an opinion paper (to be orally presented) AND if you have a preference to present in poster format only

Speaker registration fees are planned to be no more than £125 / $160 for 2-day attendance including refreshments, lunches and informal networking evening reception.

Please submit your abstract before 16 September 2019 through the web page www.cibse.org/symposium

Call for Papers

For further information, visit www.cibse.org/symposium