EPFL background


It is becoming increasingly obvious that while technological and digital progress are essential for the built environment’s energy transition, the occupants’ role and well-being as well as long-term circular planning need to take on a greater role both in academic and applied projects for maximum impact and sustainability. As a catalyst for interdisciplinary exchange, the international scientific conference CISBAT 2023 will link these areas and encourage lively, forward looking debates.

The hybrid event organised from 13 to 15 September 2023 at EPFL in Lausanne and Smart Living Lab in Fribourg, Switzerland, offers an interdisciplinary platform for dialogue, presentations and networking.

Over three days, CISBAT will feature high-level keynotes, thematic sessions, workshops and technical visits. The core of the conference will take place on the EPFL Campus in Lausanne over Days 1 & 2. On Day 3, CISBAT will be hosted by Smart Living Lab in Fribourg for a highly topical program of workshops and visits. An evening event will allow networking among participants who attend in person. To allow active remote attendance and networking, CISBAT will use a professional hybrid conference platform.

Click to view the PDF version of the 2023 Program

The call for papers is now open for contributions within the following topic groups, across the focus areas People, Digitalization and Technology:

OPERATION - energy management, efficiency, control
WELL-BEING - comfort, health, indoor environment
CIRCULARITY - materials, embodied energy, construction

Hosting organisation

Smart Living Lab and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Scientific partners

Cambridge University, Department of Architecture
MIT, Department of Architecture

Conference chair

Prof. Marilyne Andersen
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

  • 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

Hosting Organisation

Scientific partners