Call for papers and deadlines


>> Paper submission is now open <<


Instructions for 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 October 15th, 2019, a single .zip file including both the .pdf and the .doc files of their contribution, replacing the existing abstract file. Within the paper submission deadline, if necessary, the upload procedure can be repeated in order to replace the uploaded paper with an updated version.

Please follow the instructions given in the template for the preparation of the paper.
Paper template for BSA 2019


Abstracts submission (now closed)

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 author and to be the presenting author at the conference.

Deadline for abstracts has been extented to May 2nd 2019. 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 up to 1200 words and be structured according to the following scheme:

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

Authors are required to upload a pdf file with the above contents. If necessary, tables and figures can be included in the extended abstract.
A template can be found >> here <<.

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 HVAC system modelling, design and operation optimization
  • Global performance and multi-domain simulation
  • 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.


Proceedings Indexing

BSA2019 is a conference of the BSA Building Simulation Applications series. BSA2013, BSA2015 and BSA2017 proceedings are now indexed on Scopus.


Special call for papers: “Acoustic Modelling”

Contributions are welcome dealing with simulations of acoustic performance of buildings and their elements as well as room acoustics and indoor comfort of built environments. This includes:

  • Building envelope components
  • Service equipment and their elements
  • Indoor comfort of occupants
  • Room acoustic descriptors and auralizations in special environments (schools, hospitals, offices, etc.)
  • Annoyance influence on occupants performances

The intent is to produce a special issue in the Journal Building Acoustics edited by Francesco Asdrubali, and Marco Caniato (guest). 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 journal retains any rights of deciding if the Special Issue will or will not be published (see the journal policy here). Papers not selected for the special call for papers can anyhow be accepted for the conference and appear in the proceedings.


Call for special sessions

Organizations and individuals are encouraged to propose special sessions also in the format of panels. Please contact the organizers at:


Guest IBPSA Affiliate Sessions

IBPSA Regional Affiliates are welcome to propose special guest sessions, sharing contribution related to the regional research focuses and priorities. Please contact the organizers at:



2 May 2019 extended abstract submission
12 May 2019 extended abstract acceptance
19-21 June 2019 conference
30 September 2019 full paper submission
30 November 2019 full paper review notification
31 December 2019 final submission

Please consider that because of the concomitance with BS2019 – Rome, the submission and evaluation process of BSA2019 has been changed. In particular, the conference attendance and presentation only requires the acceptance of an extended abstract. Publication of the full paper in the proceedings will follow, based on a post-conference review process.


Instructions for presenting authors

Contributors to BSA 2019 are kindly invited to communicate to the organizing committee the name of the presenting author by sending an email to
The presentation length is about 15 minutes (questions & answers included).
A MS Powerpoint® template (optional) can be found here:
>> BSA 2019 Presentation Template <<