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SEB 2021 : International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings


When Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Where Split, Croatia & Virtual
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2021
Notification Due May 21, 2021
Final Version Due Jun 4, 2021
Categories    sustainability   environmental engineering   engineering   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

SEB 2021
SEB 2021: 13th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings | September 15-17, 2021 | Split, Croatia

Part of KES duel themed conference Smart Sustainable Technologies which groups SDM 21 and SEB 21 at one venue. This conference is being planned as a hybrid event due to the effects of COVID-19. Delegates unable to travel due to the pandemic will be invited to present papers virtually via the KES Online platform.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective. The conference will be an exciting chance to present, interact, and learn about the latest research in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

Applicable areas include sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities; green information communications technology; as well as a broad range of solar, wind, wave and other renewable energy topics.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Dates, Conference and Publication

• Submission Deadline: 30 April 2021

• Acceptance Notification: 21 May 2021

• Camera Ready Submission: 04 June 2021

• Presentation at Conference: 15-17 September 2021

• Publication: Springer; Series on Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

Papers are sought for the conference on a range of renewable energy and sustainability related topics. In addition, the conference will explore innovative themes regarding Intelligent Buildings and cities and their users, as well as, Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The following topics are relevant, however this list is not intended to be exclusive and papers on any topics relevant to the above themes are applicable:-

Intelligent Buildings: Integration of renewable energy in buildings and cities, Business development and energy services for sustainable buildings and cities.

Sustainable Building technologies: low energy architectures, energy efficient buildings, highly-efficient insulation, novel sustainable building materials and techniques, passive heating and cooling.

Control and optimisation of renewable energy systems: sensors and instrumentation technology, virtual sensors; smart monitoring and control using intelligent systems; high-efficiency switching systems; highly-efficient voltage conversion systems; novel high efficiency distribution systems and low voltage busses.

People in Intelligent Buildings and cities: sustainable behaviour and ICT in homes and premises, sustainable practices in intelligent buildings.

Energy and Environmental Assessment in buildings and cities: life cycle analysis methodologies; tools and life cycle analysis; triple-bottom-line analysis, environmental management systems, environmental impact assessment systems, Environmental Sustainability and Development.

Other topics of interest for the conference:-

High efficiency power storage systems: battery systems; reversible fuel cells; flywheel systems; super-capacitors; thermo electricity, bio fuel, Grätzel cells.

Call for invited sessions
An invited session consists of a presentation session of 6 to 12 or more papers on a specific conference topic, organised as half or full day mini-conference. We invite senior scientists who have a special interest in a specific conference topic to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of research expertise around the world. Researchers who would like to organise one or more Invited Sessions on topics falling within the scope of the conference are invited to submit a proposal for consideration.


For details of the sessions accepted so far see here:

IS01 Design, Adaptation, and Management of the Built & Natural Environment for Societal Quality of Life & Safety
IS02 Conservation-compatible retrofit solutions in built heritage
IS03 Advanced materials integration for energy efficient and sustainable building envelopes
IS04 Big Data Analytics in Sustainable and Smart City
IS05 The sustainable refurbishment of heritage buildings
IS06 Sustainable, affordable and smart renovation of existing and historic buildings
IS07 Building integrated photovoltaic solutions towards zero energy buildings
IS08 Sustainable Solutions for Built Environment Resilience and Safety
IS09: Smart Offsite Manufacturing of Innovative Modern Methods of Construction, for Building New / Retrofitting Existing Dwellings, to Meet Nearly to/Net-Zero Operational Energy and Carbon Targets
IS10: Sustainability management in energy and buildings
IS11: Addressing Energy Poverty in Residential Building

Submission Guidelines and Review Process
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers which are not under review for another conference, workshop, or journal by the time of submission. The contributors should address one or more research areas included above.

Detailed submission information is available on the conference page:

Submitted papers will undergo double-blind peer review by at least two members of the program committee. Prior to submission, please ensure that you have removed any information from your paper which could identify the authors. Paper acceptance is based on the following criteria: novelty, technical soundness, practical or theoretical impact, clarity, and presentation. At least one author per paper submission is required to register for the conference, and to present the paper.

General Chair: John Littlewood, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK

Programme Chair: Alfonso Capozzoli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Honorary Chairs: Robert J Howlett, KES International and Lakhmi C Jain,University of Canberra, Australia

International Program Committee
The list of the IPC members will be added shortly to the conference page:

Our Destination
SEB-21 will be held at the Hotel President, Split Croatia
For more details of the venue please see

Hotel President Split is situated in the very centre of the town of Split, at the foothills of the famous Marjan hill, where one can feel the pureness and breathe the freshness of the air in the morning, and be lulled to sleep by the fragrances from the sea, at night.

An undisputed advantage for comfortable urban Hotel President Split is the vicinity of the historical nucleus, and the town centre that will leave no one indifferent. The ideal blend between a hospitable service and extraordinary comfortable environment will provide you unforgettable conference.

We hope you will join us at this stunning destination....

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