EPFL background


CISBAT 2023 invites scientific contributions on research and technological development as well as on particularly innovative case studies in the following topics:


Energy demand & supply

Renewable energy

Load shifting & smart grid

Low-exergy heating & cooling

Predictive & adaptive control

Optimisation at building & urban scale


Thermal environment

Air quality

Daylighting & electric lighting


Controls & occupant behaviour

Health & productivity


Life-cycle analysis

Low-carbon materials

Urban metabolism

Regenerative planning

Circular design, re-use & recycle

Construction & manufacturing processes




Submission process

Two-phase submission :

  1. Abstract submission (preliminary decision on acceptance for poster/oral presentation) - deadline 15 January
  2. If the abstract has been accepted (notification by 15 March), submission of a 6-page paper - deadline 30 April 2023

Papers will be published in a CISBAT 2023 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).

Abstract submission

  • Deadline: 15 January 2023
  • Topics: see above
  • Content: summary of new, unpublished, original research within one or two of the conference topics
  • Structure: 1. aim of research 2. scientific methodology 3. results obtained        
  • Format: text only, 450 to 600 words, no images (there is no template). Only complete abstracts will be reviewed.
  • Language: English
  • Submission: through the CISBAT Conference Management System. No specific layout required, but please structure the abstract as detailed above; the abstract is to be copied directly into the submission form (without title or authors).
  • Hybrid mode: at submission, authors will be asked for a preliminary indication if they intend to present their contribution remotely or in person. This will have no influence on the decision of the programming committee.
Review & selection criteria

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

Full papers

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. The deadline for paper submission is 30 April 2023. Papers will be verified for language, form and content by one reviewer (two at least if rejection or change of presentation mode are considered). All accepted papers will be published in a CISBAT 2023 Special Issue of IOP's JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Conference Series, indexed, among other, in ISI Web of Science, Scopus and EI Compendex , subject to active conference participation of at least one of the authors, payment of the conference fee and acceptance of the terms of the Proceedings Publication Licence (CC BY). IOP Publishers reserve the right to exclude a paper if considered inappropriate.
Remote or in-person conference attendance will be possible. In case of travel and convening restrictions such as imposed in 2020, CISBAT 2023 is to be upheld as a virtual conference.


Papers will be presented on-site or remotely during oral and poster sessions.

Posters will receive excellent exposure both on-site and on the hybrid conference platform, which will allow authors to discuss with other participants.

Authors interested in a remote presentation are requested to indicate their preference when submitting the abstract. The presentation mode is to be confirmed at final paper submission.


By submitting a full paper the authors agree that at least one of the authors will be available to present it at the conference. They also agree that the paper can be made available as part of the proceedings on paper, electronic supports and the internet. Authors agree to a CC-BY licence agreement in which they certify among other that the paper contains their original work, and that it has not been published before.

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

Accepted papers will be published online in a CISBAT 2023 Special Issue of IOP's JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Conference Series, an open access and widely indexed journal. Publication is scheduled for 15 November 2023 at the latest.

For all enquiries, please contact the conference manager:
Barbara Smith +41 21 693 6249 / cisbat@epfl.ch

  • Abstract submission 15 January 2023
  • Preliminary acceptance 15 March 2023
  • Paper submission 30 April 2023
  • Review and revisions 1 May - 15 July 2023
  • Final acceptance 15 July 2023 at the latest
  • CISBAT 2023 13-15 September 2023

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