Pre-call information

A call for papers is to be issued in early fall 2020. CISBAT 2021 will invite scientific contributions on research and technological development as well as on particularly innovative case studies in the fields of energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment.

The submission process will include two phases:
1. Abstract submission (double review - preliminary decision poster/oral)
2. If the abstract has been accepted, submission of a 6-page paper (single review)

Papers will be published in a CISBAT 2021 special issue of IOP's JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Conference Series, an open access publication indexed by Scopus, ICI WEb of Science, Ei Compendex etc. (CC BY Licence).

Conference topics

no 1Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies)
no 2Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
no 3Daylighting and electric lighting (human centric & green lighting)
no 4Human & building interaction (user centered systems, health, behaviour)
no 5Building simulation & ICT (design, optimisation, analysis) - IBPSA CH special session
no 6Renewable energy in the built environment (electricty, heating and cooling)
no 7Smart buildings & districts (distributed energy systems, predictive & adaptive control, energy demand & supply)
no 8Data mining for the built environment (big data & machine learning)
no 9Urban climate modelling (microclimate, energy performance, regenerative design)
no 10Innovative construction for circular economy (LCA, recycling, design)

A pre-version of the proceedings will be available at the conference on a USB stick, which will be distributed to all conference participants. Accepted papers will be published online in a CISBAT 2021 Special Issue of IOP's Journal of Physics Conference Series, an open access and widely indexed publication. Open access publication is scheduled for 31 October 2021 at the latest.

For all enquiries, please contact the conference manager:
Barbara Smith +41 21 693 6249 /


  • Call for papers autumn 20
  • Abstract submission Jan 21
  • Paper submission Apr 21
  • Conference 8-10 Sept 21

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