Initiatives for students


IBPSA-Italy and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano are pleased to announce the

1st Students School on Building Performance Simulation Applications


The school is part of the events in the Building Simulation Applications BSA2017 Conference, which will take place at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano from February 8th to 10th 2017, and in particular of the special program for graduate and PhD Students.


You can register to the school
>> here <<

Please be aware that, in order to participate to the activities of the school,
you should bring your own laptop.


Preliminary program

10:00 – 11:00
Introduction to optimization and multi-objective optimization in building performance simulation and presentation of the case-study.
The case study will be based on an office building and focused on the design optimization of a façade, considering energy, economic and comfort goals.


11:00 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 17:00
Practice: parallel sessions about guided application of IDA ICE and IES VE to the analysis and the optimization of the case study. Participant students will be divided into two groups and each building simulation code will be presented both in the morning and in the afternoon.


The comparison between the results of the optimizations with different building simulation codes will be discussed at the presence of the Students’ Tutoring Scientific Committee on February 10th afternoon at the beginning of the round table.

The workshop is open to graduate and PhD students and is included in the registration fee for the conference Building Simulation Applications BSA 2017.

BSA 2017 – Students School



Other students’ events

  • Student competition: selected papers will be presented in a dedicated session and the best ones awarded with a certification from IBPSA Italy and unibz on February 10th.
  • Students’ Round Table session: in the afternoon of February 10th, a round table will be organized with the aim of facilitating students to establish new contacts and collaborations. Participating students will be grouped according to their main research topics and invited to introduce each other, present their academic experience, main research topics and activities, as well as research methodologies and goals, in about 5-10 minutes for each. Suggestions, comments and methods will be shared within each thematic group under the advice of the members of the Students’ Tutoring Scientific Committee.