IBPSA-Italy and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,
with the endorsement of ASHRAE, are pleased to announce the

3rd Building Simulation Applications Conference

BSA 2017

which will take place in Bozen-Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy)
on February, 8th-10th 2017.


BSA 2017 is the third IBPSA-Italy conference on Building Simulation Applications taking place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The conference will provide the participants with a detailed overview of the most recent advancements on Building Simulation Applications.
Well-known personalities in the field of building simulation will held keynote speeches on the most relevant topics related to the modelling of the built environment and its energy performance.


Target audience

  • Public and private researchers in the general sector of building simulation and energy modelling
  • Public agencies, public utilities and policy makers
  • Private firms: Manufacturers, management companies, utilities, software house
  • Professionals: building designers (architects, engineers, etc.)

Official language is English. International attendance is warmly welcome.


Program at a glance

(the detailed conference program can be found in the dedicated page)

  • Wednesday Feb 8th:
    • Morning and afternoon: workshops for PhD and graduate students
    • Afternoon: city tour (social program)
    • Evening: welcome reception
  • Thursday Feb 9th:
    • Morning and afternoon: parallel technical sessions
    • Afternoon: Student session competition
    • Evening: social dinner
  • Friday Feb 10th:
    • Morning: parallel technical sessions
    • Awarding ceremony
    • Closing luncheon
    • Open round table with practitioners and companies
  • Saturday Feb 11th:
    • Social program: winter in South Tyrol


Special programs

In the framework of the conference, special programs are offered to students and professionals.
Initiatives for students
Initiatives for professionals


Keynote speakers

University of Colorado Boulder, USA – Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
“Exploration of Building Model Complexity for Residential and Commercial Model Predictive Control”


Purdue University, USA – School of Civil Engineering
“Cyber-Physical-Human Systems for High Performance Buildings”


Technische Universit├Ąt Wien, Austria – Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology
“Urban Energy Computing: an Hourglass Model”


University of Maryland, USA – Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
“Thoughts on Emerging Technologies and Simulation Aspects for HVAC in Buildings”