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Building Simulation (BS2017) 2017

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Building Simulation 2017, August 7-9, San Francisco

Now accepting abstracts for peer-reviewed papers, due August 10th, 2016 with papers due November 30, 2016Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.  Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 - 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed.  Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings. Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 -- that format may be appropriate for case studies or application examples.




Building Simulation 2017 will take place on August 7-9th, 2017 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. This conference will bring together practitioners and researchers from around the world to share information about the state of the art in simulation tools and applications and to discuss new developments. The conference will feature updates and insights regarding new research to improve simulation capabilities for advanced low-energy building systems, case studies from successful projects that demonstrate the key role that simulation plays, and ongoing efforts to enable compliance and building rating software to support radiant and other energy efficient systems.


The Program

  • Presentations on both research and advanced practice
  • Keynote speakers that link building simulation to energy policy, design practice and related scientific areas
  • Debates and panel discussions
  • Software demos and exhibition
  • Design team group presentations
  • Tours of state-of-the-art buildings and research facilities
  • Simulation competitions
  • Software training

Sample Topics

  • Whole building energy simulation
  • Lighting and daylighting
  • Airflow in and around buildings
  • Uncertainty, validation and risk management
  • Calibration of models for deep retrofits
  • Model-based control and controls design tools
  • Beyond the building - modeling at the campus and urban scales
  • Stock modeling for policy evaluation and planning
  • Real-time modeling - linking design to operation
  • Building information modeling and import from CAD
  • Thermal comfort modeling
  • Visualizing and communicating predicted performance

This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). For submission details and conference information visit:

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Jennifer Clark
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