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Paper submission is now closed for IBPC 2021. Approx. 300 short and full papers have been accepted. We thank all participants who have submitted their papers.

Presenters must register no later than 20 July 2021.

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Presenter instructions and templates

The conference is using an integrated virtual platform, PheedLoop, which contains tools to support the virtual meeting. By the end of July, speakers will receive a Welcome Email with a link to access to the Speaker Portal. In this account, you will be able to fill in your personal information, social media links, biography and photo. 

All presenters must pre-record their presentation and upload it to us no later than 9 August 2021.

See video instructions for presenters

Session recordings will be available during the meeting and for 6 months afterwards. The videos are stored in the secure platform and can be accessed only by registered attendees. Please follow the instructions and templates available below.

Full oral presentations

Oral presentations will have a 15-minute time slot. Each presenter must prepare a PowerPoint or PDF slide presentation of 11 minutes maximum. The presentation will be followed by 3.5 minutes of live Q&A.

The presentation must be pre-recorded and the video must be uploaded to the conference Dropbox (see video instructions) no later than 9 August 2021! Please be careful to keep within the time limit, as we will not accept videos that exceed 11 minutes.

Oral presentation template (ppt)

Poster presentations

Posters will first be introduced briefly in a poster overview session. Each poster presenter must prepare a PowerPoint/PDF presentation of a maximum of 2:45 minutes. We urge you to prepare three slides maximum! Rather than attempting to explain the whole poster in 2:45 minutes, you should give only an introductory overview, that incites the audience to visit you and your poster for deeper discussion in the subsequent full poster session. 

The presentation must be pre-recorded and uploaded together with the poster to the conference Dropbox no later than 9 August 2021 (see video instructions). Please be careful to keep within the time limit, as we will not accept videos that exceed 2:45 minutes. The poster overview sessions will be followed by a full poster exhibition with live Q&A where you have a 30 minute time slot for one-to-one discussions with the audience making virtual visits to your poster.

Poster template (ppt)
Poster introduction template (ppt)

Publication of papers

All accepted short and full papers will be published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The proceedings are submitted to Web of Science upon publication. The volumes will be listed on Web of Science, WoS: Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CTC-I), and will be indexed on Scopus and EI Compendex.

The Journal of Building Physics has a tradition of being present at editions of the international building physics conferences and has a privileged relationship with the International Association of Building Physics. The conference organisers will hold a special issue with selected papers in the Journal of Building Physics and have entrusted Profs. Carsten Rode and Menghao Qin to be the Guest Editors of this special issue. A longer version of the selected papers and long abstracts will be reviewed for publication by the Journal.

Important dates

30 November 2020:
  Deadline for abstracts

31 December 2020:  Acceptance of abstracts
28 February 2021:  Deadline for full papers (max. 8 pages) and short papers (max. 3 pages)
30 April 2021:  Acceptance all papers
25 May 2021:  Deadline early bird registration discount
31 May 2021:  Deadline revised papers
30 June 2021:  Acceptance revised papers and publication proceedings
25-27 August 2021:  IBPC 2021 at the Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen  

About IBPC2021

IBPC2021 will be the eighth in the sequence of International Building Physics Conferences. The conferences are the key international events where state of the art results in building physics research and practice is presented and discussed by leading researchers and professionals every three years. Previous conferences have been held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands (2000); Leuven, Belgium (2003); Montreal, Canada (2006); Istanbul, Turkey (2009); Kyoto, Japan (2012); Torino, Italy (2015); and Syracuse, NY, USA (2018).

To ensure the quality of the IBPC2021 conference, all submitted papers have been subjected to a peer review process whereby at least two impartial experts evaluate the papers for acceptance. IBPC2021 uses a single-blind procedure, whereby the identity of reviewers is not known to the authors.

Some statistics regarding paper acceptance: Out of 428 submitted abstracts, some 67% have resulted in final papers that have been accepted for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings.

Upcoming related conferences

Buildings XV Conference, 5-8 December 2022, Florida, U.S.A.
Abstracts deadline 30 September 2021.

Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2023, Aalborg, Denmark (link not available yet).

Miki Lynge

Test house in Nuuk, Greenland, investigates new construction principles in the Arctic (source: The ABC project, DTU, photo: Miki Lynge)
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