Call for papers and deadlines


>> Paper submission is now open <<

The instructions for the paper submission can be found at the end of the page.


Abstracts submission

After registering in the management portal (, it is possible to submit a contribution.

Please select the appropriate type of submission between:

  1. standard submission,
  2. graduate student competition,
  3. standard submission special call and
  4. graduate student competition special call.

Graduate students (PhD or M.Sc.) can apply for the student competition with original research papers. The competing student has to appear as the first author.

Deadline for abstracts is October 15th 2016. To accelerate the process and allow authors more time to finalize the full paper, acceptance will be communicated as soon as possible on a first in – first out basis, possibly even before the submission deadline. To this aim, please consider your abstract submission as definitive once it has been completed. We will not consider subsequent amendments or integrations.


Abstract length and structure

The abstract should preferably contain no more than 400 words and be structured according to the following scheme:

  • short introduction of the context and purpose of the work,
  • applied approach and methods,
  • achieved results,
  • conclusions.

Official language is English. No other languages are allowed for abstracts and full papers.

An Italian translation of the abstracts to be included in the final paper will be required for the conference proceedings. Authors will be asked for this.



The conference aims to give an overview of the most up-to-date applications of Building Simulation in the following fields:

  • Building physics: envelope and system components
  • Integrated performance
  • Methodologies, regulation, calculation and simulation tools

In order to assist the review process and the creation of the conference program, please also select the topic(s) that best suit your submission among the provided list.


Special call for papers:
“Modeling Buildings’ Micro-climatic and physical Context”

Contributions are welcome dealing with Modeling Buildings’ Micro-climatic and Physical Context.

This includes different aspects as for instance weather data, radiation models, and the urban context of buildings and how these elements need to be represented in simulation models. Please consider that the focus is very specifically on the interface to the buildings, and not on the simulation at an urban or regional scale.

The intent is to produce a special issue in the Journal of Building Performance Simulation (JBPS). To this aim, selected papers presented for the special call for papers will be invited to undergo a full review by the journal, after being expanded and developed. Please consider that there is no guarantee of publication and that the JBPS retains any rights of deciding if the Special Issue will or will not be published (see the journal policy here)

The papers selected will be presented in a special session chaired by prof. Ardeshir Mahdavi (TU Wien).

Papers not selected for the special call for papers can anyhow be accepted for the conference and appear in the proceedings.


Instructions for the paper submission

Authors of accepted abstracts can upload their paper on the online management portal after accessing it with their credentials. For each accepted abstract authors should upload, within January 9th, 2017, a single .zip file including both the .pdf and the .doc files of their contribution. Within the paper submission deadline, if necessary, the upload procedure can be repeated in order to replace the uploaded paper with an updated version.
Italian mother tongue authors are also asked to include in the .zip file a separate .doc file containing the Italian translation of the abstract. For non-native speakers, the organizing committee will take care of the Italian translation of the paper’s abstract.

Please follow the instructions given in the template for the preparation of the paper.
Paper template for BSA 2017

For the presentation, the use of the following template is reccommended:
BSA2017 Presentation Template