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Call for Abstracts - 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour & 5th Expert Meeting of Annex 79

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COVID-19: SDU is closely keeping updated on the potential effects that COVID-19 (Corona virus) has on OB-20 and Annex 79. SDU reserves all rights to move the events completely online in case it is not possible to conduct them in Odense, Denmark.

Following the tradition of IEA Annex 79, we organize the 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour Research with Digital Technologies. Presentations include invited speeches and proposed speeches.


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Topics (not limited to):

​Sensing and software technologies for occupant-centric data collection and privacy handling

Big data and occupant behavior including modeling and simulation, and data analytics

Digital technologies for human building interactions

Digital technologies for personalized comfort and building controls

From domain knowledge to digital applications: prospects and challenge

Challenges of digital technologies from an interdisciplinary viewpoint

Case studies of digital technologies for occupant-centric design, and operations

Other building occupant-related research with a link to digital technologies


​Please prepare and submit an abstract (less than 300 words) of your presentation. Upload as PDF. 

​Deadline for abstracts will be 7th of August 2020 AoE

When uploading an abstract you accept that the event is being recorded and published and that all accepted abstracts and presentations/videos will be made accessible for others to download at the event website.


Dates of the events: 23rd - 25th September 2020 

The 6th International Symposium on Occupant Behaviour focus on designing and operating buildings supported by digital technologies with an occupant focus, and the underlying comfort, behavior, and energy considerations.


The symposium (September 23rd) aims to stimulate discussions and debate and to encourage contributions to IEA EBC Annex 79 “Occupant behavior-centric building design and operation”. Presenters from broad backgrounds (engineering, architecture, psychology, sociology, marketing, etc.; researchers or practitioners) are encouraged to attend and/or present.

A two-day Annex 79 meeting (September 24th and 25th) follows the symposium, with all symposium participants welcome to attend.


The events are organized with online participation but with the option of participating physically at SDU.

Please note that the programme is given in CET time.