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10.08.2018, 12:27

Transforming Built Environments: Call for Papers

Industry & Regulatory News, Facilities Management, Building Services Engineering, EMEA, Americas, APAC
The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a 17 September deadline for the submission of research papers, technical reviews, case studies or opinion presentations for presentation at its 2018 Technical Symposium: "Transforming Built Environments - driving change with engineering".

The 2018 symposium will focus on reshaping regulation, understanding, practice and application to enhance the lifelong benefit of engineered environments., and provide an opportunity to examine and share research, development and applications that will drive change in the regulation, creation and maintenance of the built environment as well as evidence where there are still clear opportunities to benefit from established practices.


All submissions will be peer reviewed and may include areas that relate to any human controlled environment including all types of buildings, occupied spaces and vehicles, terrestrial or otherwise.


Material is invited that is based on recent or current research and application as well as the actual or potential impact on the built environment in a number of forms….

• Paper - Papers represent original research, application (including full case studies) or development and should be between 3000 and 5000 words.
• Review - A paper that summarises the current state of understanding on a topic in between 2000 and 5000 words. This is likely to include information that has been drawn from previously published studies.
• Case Study Presentation - A slide-based report of a specific application (typically relating to the performance of a specific engineering, or environmental, system) that is likely to include both qualitative and quantitative investigation. If accepted the final case study should include brief keynotes for the audience.
• Opinion paper - This provides an opportunity to present a brief, justified opinion that should recognise contrary opinions or arguments and be supported with appropriate evidence and would be typically be between 1000 and 3000 words
• Poster - Posters provide the opportunity to summarise information of research, application or case-study concisely and share your work and generate discussion. This will be presented in a dedicated session together with other posters for delegates to visit. A poster can be accompanied by a written paper and there are optional opportunities to provide a 4-minute compendiary ‘poster pitch’ presentation to all delegates in a plenary session
Accepted papers, reviews, case studies and opinions will be delivered as part of a symposium session with a presentation of approximately 18 minutes (plus questions and answers).


Selected papers may be chosen by the Symposium committee for development and publication in a subsequent issue of CIBSE technical journal BSER&T.


To submit an abstract, simply:

Use the online form at to put forward a 250 word abstract for your proposed paper, review, case study or poster presentation, providing:
• The intended title of the submission
• Authors’/author’s names/name and affiliation
• Email address of principal author(s)
• Whether it is a paper (to be orally or poster presented) OR a review (to be orally or poster presented) OR a case study (a presentation accompanied by brief notes) OR an opinion paper (to be orally presented) AND if you have a preference to present in poster format only
Please submit your abstract before 17 September 2018.




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