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 2025 will link these areas and encourage lively, forward looking debates.

The hybrid event organised from 3 to 5 September 2025 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 organise topical visits both in Lausanne and Fribourg. 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.

The call for papers will open for contributions within the following topic groups, across the focus areas Digitalization, Technology and Society:

  • OPERATION - energy management, efficiency, control

  • WELL-BEING - comfort, health, indoor environment

  • CIRCULARITY - materials, embodied energy, construction


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


Cambridge University, Department of Architecture
MIT, Department of Architecture


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



Opening soon!

Abstract Submission

31 October 2024

Preliminary acceptance

10 February 2025

Paper submission

30 March 2025

Review and revisions

1 April - 15 July 2025

Final acceptance

15 July 2025 at the latest


3-5 September 2025