CISBAT 2019 focuses on Climate Resilient Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era. As our climate is changing and awareness is rising with regard to the depletion of traditional energy resources and green house gas production, search for solutions in renewables and energy efficient building strategies needs to speed up. Academic research in this context spans a wide range of topics, from nano to regional scale, drawing from expertise in fields as diverse as materials science, meteorology and machine learning. This is reflected in the topics of the CISBAT 2019 call for papers.

The event organised from 4 to 6 September 2019 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers a platform for dialogue, presentations and networking.

Over three days, CISBAT will feature high-level keynotes, thematic sessions, workshops and technical visits. Special sessions will be organised by the Swiss Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) "Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts (FEEB&D)". An evening event will allow networking among participants.

The call for papers will open in November 2018.

The following topics will be covered:

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, behavioral aspects)
no 5Building simulation & ICT (design, optimisation, analysis) - IBPSA special session
no 6Renewable energy in the built environment (electricty, heating and cooling)
no 7Smrt buildings & districts (predictive & adaptive control)
no 8Data driven methods for the built environment (regional planning, big data and machine learning)
no 9Urban climate modelling (building energy demand, outdoor comfort, urban planning)
no 10Distributed energy systems (urban energy hubs)

Hosting organisation:
Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Scientific partners:
Cambridge University, Department of Architecture (Prof. Koen Steemers)
MIT, Department of Architecture (Prof. Leon Glicksman)
Swiss Chapter of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)

Conference chair:
Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Conference Chair
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

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