Please check the following frequently asked questions for quick answers. If you have any doubts, please contact us without hesitation. We will replay to you as soon as possible.

What is the conference mode, in-person/virtual/hybrid?

The BS2023 will be in Hybrid mode. You may participate in person or via our conference platform virtually. We come to this decision considering your utmost convenience and any uncertainties of the COVID policy. A face-to-face, in-depth discussion is the core of the Building Simulation Conference. If it is difficult for you to travel, please keep in mind that we will ensure the publication of your accepted work and the seamless experience of a hybrid BS2023. You may flexibly switch your registration type (in-person/virtual) before August 25, 2023.

What is the quarantine policy in Shanghai?

The policy depends on the domestic COVID-19 situation, but with the increasing vaccination rate and the decreasing toxicity, it is optimistic to have a face-to-face conference at the minimum quarantine cost. Currently, any passengers to China will be required to present a negative result of antigen, on top of green health code before check-in or boarding. Shanghai is currently under the 5+3 mode that mandates a 5-day hotel quarantine, and a further 3-day health monitoring period (when people can go out but are required to avoid social gatherings and to report their health conditions regularly by WeChat). This is the worst situation. The BS2023 is highly possible to host onsite, in light of many on-going international conferences in China. Please follow the PRC Embassy website for the updated policy.

I cannot download the template because the button is grayed out.

During abstract submission period, you don't need a template. You only need to register ConfTool then submit the abstract in plain text. If you have troubles using the conference system please refer to this guide or contact directly.

How can I contribute to the student competition?

The project will be released in Student Competition page at the end of October 2022. (1) The competition runs for a whole semester, so it is a great choice to embed the project into your curriculum and encourage students to participate (certificate awarded if final report submitted. (2) There could be some online workshops providing guidance on the project. Please contact us if you are willing to host a workshop sharing your software and knowledge.



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