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Call for Abstracts
One-page abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at Building Simulation 2017 in San Francisco, California, August 7 - 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).

You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modeling and associated software techniques.

Abstract Due Date: August 10, 2016 Paper
Due Date: November 30, 2016
Abstracts 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.
Submission details and conference information: www.buildingsimulation2017.org.
Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 -- that format may be appropriate for case studies or application examples.
The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments. The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017. More information is found at www.ibpsa.org and www.ibpsa.us.
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please see www.buildingsimulation.org.
The 2015 Building Simulation Group Award for Best MSc Dissertation is now open for applications.
The competition is open to any individual or a group who are currently or recently studied in a university in the UK or overseas whose work directly addresses a topic in the area of building modelling and simulation (must be undertaken at postgraduate level-excluding PhD research).
The current award will focus on projects involving the application and
development of advanced simulation techniques and/or software for
predicting the performance of buildings and environmental control
systems. Topics that are considered for this award can be in the topics
below or related areas, with modelling being the focus:

Building physics
Compliance and performance
Dynamic thermal modelling
HVAC systems
Computational fluid dynamics
Daylighting and artificial lighting

This year, there will be three prizes awarded; for the winner and for the two runners-up, as follows:

£1000 Winner Prize
plus 12-month unlimited laptop Licence for the IES VE-Pro software suite
and a seat at one of IES public 3 day training courses at a date
which suits the winner, worth over £7,000.

Two Runners-up Prizes of £250 each
for further two outstanding works selected from the current applications

For further details regarding the entry criteria and timescale please go to:http://www.cibse.org/Networks/Groups/Building-Simulation/Building-Simulation-Group-Award
We would encourage both academic and industry supervisors to circulate this among students & staff members. For further enquiries please email: Rokia Raslan (r.raslan@ucl.ac.uk)