Call for papers

The CISBAT 2017 call for contributions is now closed. The CISBAT 2017 organisers have received 366 abstracts and will inform authors regarding their acceptance by 10 March.

The submission process includes two phases:
1. Abstract submission (double review - preliminary decision poster/oral) - submission now closed.
2. If the abstract has been accepted, submission of a 6-page paper (single review) - deadline 15 April 2017

Papers will be published in a CISBAT 2017 special issue of Elsevier's ENERGY PROCEDIA, a Science Direct open access publication indexed by Scopus. A pre-version of the proceedings will be handed out to conference participants on a USB stick with the conference documentation.

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Conference topics

no 1 Nanostructured materials for renewable energies (solar nanotechnologies)
no 2Sustainable building envelopes (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
no 3Daylighting and electric lighting (green lighting)
no 4Indoor environment quality (user comfort, health and behaviour)
no 5Smart buildings (predictive & neuro-fuzzy control)
no 6Integration of renewable energy in the built environment (electricity, heating and cooling)
no 7Building simulation (innovation, rapid design, design support) special session IBPSA-CH
no 8Smart cities (urban simulation, big data)
no 9Urban form, energy and technology (urban energy hub)
no 10Information and communication technologies (software, internet of things)

Call for papers schedule

Abstract submission: deadline 15.1.17 - Extended to 22.1.17
Preliminary acceptance notification for oral or poster presentation and invitation to submit paper: 10.3.17
Paper submission on acceptance of abstract: deadline 15.4.17
Simple review and submission of revised version (if applicable): 15.4. - 15.6.17
Final acceptance: 30.6.17 at the latest

Abstract submission

Deadline: 15 January 2017 - EXTENDED to 22 January 2017
Topics: see above
Content: topic and aim of research, scientific methodology, results obtained
Format: text only, 300 to 500 words, no images
Language: English
Submission: through the CISBAT Conference Management System. No specific format required; the abstract is copied directly into the submission form.
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Selection criteria

The abstracts will be evaluated by an international expert panel in a double review procedure. Their acceptance or refusal will be based on several criteria such as quality of content, significance, originality, thematic relevance, quality of expression. The scientific committee will take a preliminary decision as to the presentation framework of the contributions (oral, poster), to be confirmed subject to the full paper meeting expected standards.

Full paper submission

Authors of abstracts accepted by the scientific committee (oral and poster presentation) are invited to submit a full paper of up to six A4 pages for the conference proceedings. The deadline for paper submission is 15 April 2017. Papers will be verified for language, form and content by one reviewer (or two if rejection or change of presentation mode are considered). All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings subject to conference attendance of at least one of the authors.


Papers will be presented during oral and poster sessions. A preliminary decision as to the relevant session will be made by the scientific committee on the basis of the abstract, to be confirmed after review of the final paper. Within the poster exhibition there will be space available for software presentations. The conference organisers will do their utmost to give good exposure to posters.

General Information

The official conference language is English.

Authors are notified regarding the acceptance of their abstract for an oral or a poster presentation by 10 March 2017. The deadline for submission of the full paper is 15 April 2017.

By submitting a full paper the authors agree that at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present it. They also agree that the paper can be made available as part of the proceedings on paper, electronic supports and the internet.

Authors are requested to register for the conference when submitting the paper. The conference fee will be fully refunded should a paper be refused.

The proceedings will be available at the conference on a USB stick, which will be distributed with a book of abstracts to all conference participants. They will be published online in a CISBAT 2017 Special Issue of Elsevier's ENERGY PROCEDIA, an open access Science Direct publication indexed by Scopus. A printed version will be published after the conference and is not included in the conference price.

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

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