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SEB 2015 : Sustainability in Energy 2015


When Jul 1, 2015 - Jul 3, 2015
Where Portugal
Submission Deadline Mar 9, 2015
Notification Due Apr 20, 2015
Categories    energy   buildings   sustainability

Call For Papers

1st-3rd July 2015
Altis Grand Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

Dear @@first_name@@ @@last_name@@,

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-15, the Seventh International
Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings will take place in the vibrant city of
Lisbon in Portugal, organised by the UNINOVA research institute group at Universidade
Nova de Lisbon, (the New University of Lisbon) in partnership with KES International.
Submissions are welcomed across a broad range of renewable energy and sustainability-
related topics.

Call for Papers

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

In addition to presentations of full and short papers in general tracks and invited session
tracks, SEB-15 will also include expert keynote talks, doctoral student poster sessions
and workshops.

Full papers will be reviewed by the IPC and if accepted and presented, they may be published
after the conference in Elsevier's Energy Procedia (ISSN: 1876-6102) open access journal,
available in ScienceDirect and submitted to be indexed/abstracted in Scopus (subject to

Conference Scope

The General Track Sessions are as follows:-

Sustainable Buildings:
The application of science and technology in assessing, monitoring and optimising the
environmental performance of existing buildings and new sustainable buildings, their systems
and users through either quantitative or qualitative techniques - during the design, construction,
commissioning, handover, operation or retrofit and refurbishment process. Desktop case studies;
physical testing of internal comfort conditions versus energy use and climate conditions; building
user, occupant and design team interviews. Building performance; measurements (thermography;
air tightness testing; etc); education and training; development of assessment, monitoring and
optimisation methods; comparison of methodologies and regulations in one country or between
countries; modelling, optimisation and validation of building, neighbourhood and cities - design
with performance in use. Post occupancy evaluation, including renewable energy performance,
building systems and user interaction in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities; the use and
evaluation of user guides; the evaluation of design team and occupant walk-throughs.

Energy Systems and Cities:
Energy systems modelling; management, control and optimisation of smart buildings, cities and
grids; simulation and demonstration case studies; demonstration projects. Specific energy system
analysis at city level. GIS and visualisation of energy demand in cities. Urban energy systems.
Energy demand, demand side response, smart meters, automation and control challenges in
combination with the grid restrictions for operability. District heating systems, heat pumps for heating
and cooling. Stock segmentation, future scenarios, energy challenges in the urbanisation process;
governance challenges of the energy/climate nexus, city scale studies of renewable energy potential
using high resolution data sets.

Renewable Energy Technologies, Applications and Integration:
Solar photovoltaic energy, solar thermal energy systems, concentrating solar power, small- and
large-scale installations; wind power; wave, ocean and hydro power; biomass and bio energy;
geothermal energy technologies; ground-source and air-source heat pumps; materials for
renewable energy technologies; hydrogen production and storage, fuel cells; electrical
engineering for renewable energy, power conversion systems, stand alone and grid-connected
converters; designs for renewable energy; integration of renewable energy sources with buildings
and the built environment; financial incentives, policies, regulations and solutions for the transition
to renewable energy; combined heat and power; renewable energy based district heating and cooling.

Energy and Resource Efficiency in Industry:
Methods, algorithms and systems to support collaborative optimisation of energy and other resources
in industry. Collection and integration of data related to resources consumption in a value chain,
including final users. Modelling, simulation and forecasting of energy and other resources consumption
over the value chain. Intelligent demand side management strategies for clusters of industrial companies.
Energy certification in industry. New technologies and processes to maximise resource efficiency in
industry. Collaborative optimisation of processes and operations to reduce resource consumption in
supply chains. Proactive maintenance strategies to maximise resource efficiency. Identification and
support of new business models fostered by a more efficient resource management.

Invited Sessions

We invite senior scientists and researchers to submit proposals for organised & invited
sessions or parallel workshops on specific topics within the field. Please contact:

Here are the accepted Invited Sessions so far:

IS01: Adapting to Climate Change with Resilient Design
IS02: Analysis, Modeling and Control of Multisource Power Systems
IS03: The contribute of building integrated solar technologies to achieve the challenge of
NET Zero Energy Building - NETZEB
IS04: Exploration of Energy Performance Data Crowdsourcing Platforms
IS05: Design-Led Sustainable Housing
IS06: Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings: issues and potentials
IS07: Design4Energy
IS08: Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems with multiple Sources for Med Green Energy

Please visit the website for more details on these sessions:

Dates and Deadlines

General Track (Full and Short Papers)

Submission of Papers for Review (complete papers, not abstracts): 9 March 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 20 April 2015
Upload of Final Camera-Ready Publication Files: 18 May 2015

Invited Sessions

Proposals for Invited Sessions: Continue to Submit Proposals
Submission of Full Papers for Review: Date set by Session Chair
Notification of Acceptance: Date set by Session Chair
Upload of Final Camera-Ready Publication Files: 18 May 2015

Early/Authors Registration Deadline

Authors must register by: 1 June 2015
Early registration rates apply up to this deadline.


Lisbon is one of the world's great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural
treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for mixing business and pleasure. The Altis Grand is a landmark 5 star hotel with a prime location in central Lisbon, within walking distance of the Avenida Liberdade (Liberty Avenue)

For more information please see the website here:


--General Chair
Ana Rita Campos, UNINOVA, Portugal

--Executive Chair
Professor Robert J. Howlett, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

--Programme Chairs
John Littlewood, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, United Kingdom
Catalina Spataru, University College London, United Kingdom
Mahieddine Emziane, MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Ana Rita Campos, UNINOVA, Portugal

--Publicity Chairs
Rui Neves-Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Marta Gamito, UNINOVA, Portugal

Further Information

For general enquiries please email:

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