[bldg-sim] SimBuild 2006 Call For Papers

Ellis, Peter Peter_Ellis at nrel.gov
Mon Dec 19 16:55:45 PST 2005

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IBPSA-USA is now accepting abstracts for SimBuild 2006!  Abstracts may be submitted via our website at www.ibpsa.us  Please note that January 31, 2006 is a firm deadline for all abstracts.  See below for more information about SimBuild 2006 including other key deadlines.  

SimBuild 2006

IBPSA-USA will hold its second national conference, August 2-4, 2006 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The format will be similar to the successful SimBuild 2004 held at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Technical sessions over two days will feature presentations on a wide range of topics related to the simulation of HVAC equipment, airflow in buildings, energy usage, and the visual and acoustic environment in buildings, as well as demonstrations of simulation software and of hardware and software needed to emulate or measure the performance of buildings.   Friday will be a practitioner day, offering case studies, hands-on software demonstrations and other presentations aimed at giving practicing architects and engineers the information they need to be more informed collaborators with simulation experts.  The practitioner day will be coordinated with local US Green Building Council chapters and affiliates.  Training workshops by various software vendors are being scheduled for the Monday and Tuesday preceding the conference - further details will be announced later. 

The conference registration fees are as follows:

Three-day registration (full conference)        $380
Student registration                            $180
One-day registration for practitioner day       $180 

Conference housing will be offered on campus in dormitories and in nearby hotels.  Single- and double-occupancy dormitory rooms will range in price from about $65 to $110 per night.

The meeting is open to all, world-wide.  Boston is a convenient destination for travelers from major cities in the U.S. and in many other countries.  It is a historic and compact city, easily explored on foot and via public transportation.  Conference participants may want to stay longer and explore New England's mountains and Atlantic coast, from Maine to Connecticut.  MIT has a growing number of architecturally significant buildings that participants can visit, including recent work by Frank Gehry, Steven Holl, and Kevin Roche, and earlier projects by I.M. Pei, Eero Saarinen, and Finnish master Alvar Aalto.   Harvard University and Harvard Square are a short distance away.

Abstracts will be due by January 31, 2006, on topics concerning component- or system-level simulation at any time in a building's life: design, commissioning, and operation.  Papers may focus on development or application of simulation algorithms and software and case studies are particularly welcome.  More information and instructions for submitting abstracts will be posted soon on the IBPSA-USA web site ( www.ibpsa.us).

Key dates:

January 31      abstracts due (firm deadline)
February 15     abstract acceptance
March 31        papers due
April 30        paper reviews provided to authors 
May 31  revised papers due
June 15 final decisions on all papers
August 2-4      SimBuild 2006 conference

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