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IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches

Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ

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IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches

Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ

September 14-16, 2020 | Athens, Greece 


The conference organized by ASHRAE and AIVC will take place September 14-16. 2020 in Athens, Greece. The conference will also be the 9th TightVent and 7th venticool conference. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE’S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years.  This conference will expand from Indoor Air Quality to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ).  IEQ includes air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, and illumination and their interactions.  The particular focus of this conference is on performance approaches including the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement them.


  • Health and Well-being: Appropriate technical and operational definitions
  • Performance Metrics: For all aspects of IEQ
  • Interactions: Interactions between IEQ parameters
  • Occupant Behavior: How behavior impacts IEQ and how IEQ impacts behavior - psychological dimensions of IEQ
  • Smart Sensors and Big Data: Sensor properties, data management, cybersecurity, applications
  • Smart Controls: Equipment properties, commissioning, equivalence
  • Resilience and IEQ: Responding to climate change and disasters
  • Ventilation: Mechanical, passive, natural and hybrid systems
  • Air Tightness: Trends, methods and impacts
  • Thermal Comfort: Dynamic approaches, health impacts and trends
  • Policy and Standards: Trends, impacts, implications

Call for Papers

Authors have the option to submit either a conference paper or an extended abstract and to state their preference for either an oral or poster presentation. Authors are invited to submit a 300-word or less abstract on a conference topic by December 9, 2019.

Decisions on abstracts will be made by February 12, 2020. Authors of accepted abstracts will have until April 17, 2020 to submit their conference paper or extended abstract. A template will be provided for the paper and extended abstract. Peer review of the papers will be conducted by the Scientific Committee.


Why Publish With ASHRAE?

ASHRAE authors enjoy benefits that include:

  • No publication charges
  • Interaction with other researchers
  • Papers will be submitted papers to the following Citation, Indexing and Abstracting Services for evaluation  (Acceptance is not a guarantee)
    • Clarivate Analytics Web of Science’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)
    • Elsevier's Scopus and Compendex
    • Elsevier's Ei Engineering Village’s Ei Compendex and Engineering Index
    • ProQuest Technology Research Databases: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Materials Research Database with METADEX, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Engineering Research Database, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts High Technology Research Database with Aerospace and ProQuest Central


  • Submission of abstract, December 9, 2019
  • Notification of decision on abstract, February 12, 2020
  • Submission of complete manuscript, April 17, 2020
  • Final acceptance, June 12, 2020

To submit an abstract:

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Steering Committee

Max Sherman (Co-chair)
Bill Bahnfleth (Co-chair)
Don Weekes (IEG-GA)
Peter Wouters (AIVC)
Dimitris Charalambopoulos (ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter)
Chandra Sekhar (DAL)
Bjarne Olesen
Charlene Bayer
Marwa Zaatari
Shelly Miller
Maria Kapsalaki

Scientific Committee

Alireza Afshari, AIVC board
Alkis Triantofyllopoulos, AIVC board
Andrew Persily, AIVC board
Arnold Janssens, AIVC board, chair
Ben Hughes, IJV
Benjamin Jones, AIVC board
Bjarne Olesen, AIVC board
Carsten Rode, IEA EBC Annex 68
Dimitris Charalambopoulos, AIVC board
Don Weekes, IEQ-GA
Francis Allard, AIVC guest
François Durier, AIVC board
Guoqiang Zhang, AIVC board
Hiroshi Yoshino, AIVC guest
Iain Walker, AIVC Guest
Jaap Hogeling, REHVA
Jae-Weon Jeong, AIVC board
Jan Hensen, IBPSA
José Antonio Tenorio Ríos, AIVC Guest
Joseph Firrantello, ASHRAE, co-chair
Kari Thunshelle, AIVC board
Laszlo Fulop, AIVC Guest
Lorenzo Pagliano, AIVC Board
Manfred Plagmann, AIVC board
Maria Kolokotroni, AIVC board
Mat Santamouris, AIVC board
Max Sherman, AIVC board
Nicolas Doré, AIVC board
Paula Wahlgren, AIVC board
Pawel Wargocki, AIVC Guest
Pierre Deroubaix, AIVC Guest
Pilar Linares Alemparte, AIVC board
Samuel Caillou, AIVC board
Shigeki Nishizawa, AIVC board
Simon Jones, AIVC Board
Sonia Garcia Ortega, AIVC board
Takao Sawachi, AIVC board
Weijun Chen, AIVC board
Wendy Miller, AIVC board
Willem De Gids, AIVC Guest
Wouter Borsboom, AIVC board
Yun Gyu Lee, AIVC board
Zoltan Magyar, AIVC Guest