buildsim-nordic 2020 conference

BuildSim-Nordic 2020


Submission deadline: 15th of December 2019


You are invited to participate in the BuildSim Nordic 2020 conference, to be held on the 13th & 14th of October hosted by OsloMet University in Oslo, Norway, organized in cooperation between the Nordic chapter of IBPSA, OsloMet and NORVAC. The conference programme includes a technical tour and rooftop dinner in the new Munch Museum.


The purpose of the event is to create a platform for exchanging ideas, issues and research findings, in the field of building performance simulation. It facilities national & international collaboration, and the meeting of minds between practitioners, researchers and students.


The event is open for members and non-members of IBPSA-Nordic. Any research related to building simulation, including system design, HVAC, energy production/use, indoor climate and environmental issues, is eligible to be presented at the event.



  • Building acoustics
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Building physics
  • CFD and air flow
  • Commissioning and control
  • Daylighting and lighting
  • Developments in simulation
  • Education in building performance simulation
  • Energy storage
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Human behavior in simulation
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • New software developments
  • Optimization
  • Simulation at urban scale
  • Simulation to support regulations
  • Simulation vs reality
  • Solar energy systems
  • Validation, calibration and uncertainty
  • Weather data & Climate adaptation
  • Fenestration (windows & shading)
  • Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB)
  • Emissions and Life Cycle Analysis


The abstracts should be

  • written in English;
  • no more than one A4 page in size;
  • describe the research done;
  • a template will be made available.



The event will be held in English.


Submission process

All authors whose abstract is accepted will be invited to submit a full paper. All accepted papers will be invited to give an oral or poster presentation at the event.

The papers accepted for oral presentation will be published in the conference proceedings published by:

SINTEF Akademisk forlaget:

SINTEF Proceedings is an Open Access publication accepted as Level 1 publication in Norway, Denmark and Finland.


Key dates

15th January 2020    Deadline for abstract submission

28th February 2020       Acceptance of abstracts

30th April 2020             Deadline for submission of full paper

30th June 2020               Acceptance of full paper

15th August 2020          Deadline for submission of final paper


Additional information

Can be found at: or requested from


Papers online

PDF versions of all papers from the IBPSA conferences 1985-2015