Type of Contributions

BS2023 is still open for abstracts! As a platform promoting communications from both academy and industry world, BS2023 calls for research papers, project reports and workshop proposals, to best represent the latest breakthroughs in the realm of building simulation. Each type requires the author to submit an abstract first, then upload paper/report once the abstract is accepted.
If you would like to purpose an event such as invited speech or panel discussion, please contact info@bs2023.org.

Research paper

The high quality research work is always the focus of our conference. We use the double-blind peer review. All papers accepted and presented will be published in the Conference Proceedings, which are indexed by EI and open-accessed on IBPSA website. Top-ranked ones (regardless of the presentation type) will be awarded and proposed to top journals for further publication. You do not need a template for abstract submission.

Project report

The project report is case-focused, best demonstrating an effective application of the building simulation. It could be the report of real-world projects, the work collection of student workshops, or the simulation with actual performance data. On the acceptance of your abstract, you only need to submit an extended abstract. We are expecting 1~2 sessions for this kind of contribution.


Workshops are open for the promotion and education of simulation techniques, in forms of software demo, vendor-sponsored training, panel discussion or student projects. Submissions will be evaluated on a first-come-first-served basis, provided that there is a clear link with building simulation. You need to submit a detailed workshop proposal after the abstract is accepted. All workshops are self-financed.

Call-for-abstracts has ended

BS2023 continues to use ConfTool for abstract submission. After registration to the system, you may submit a brief abstract of your contribution in plain text, no need for template. All abstracts will be evaluated through a double-blind peer review, scored and subsequently accepted for full-paper submission or rejected. The review will look at the relevance to the BS2023 themes, clarity of content, interest to conference attendees... The scientific committee reserves the right to classify your work in terms of relevant track, contribution or presentation type.

Check out the following bullets before you continue:

  • You may edit your submitted abstracts freely before November 15, 24:00 GMT+8.
  • English only. Max 800 words. 3-5 key words. Max 3 abstracts for each presenter.

If you find any difficulties using the conference system, you may refer to this user guide or contact us.


5 themes × 25 topics

Simulating future metropolis

  • Regulations/codes for carbon neutrality
  • Urban-scale simulation
  • District energy system
  • Demand response & interactive grid
  • Urban renaissance & cultural heritage

Performance-driven design

  • Parametric/Automatic design
  • Active/Passive/Zero-carbon buildings
  • Weather & climate adaptation
  • Building physics
  • CFD & airflow

Smart building systems

  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
  • Commissioning, diagnostics & control
  • Validation, calibration & uncertainty
  • Simulation vs. reality
  • Optimization

Modeling for the digital world

  • Big data & machine learning
  • BIM & interoperability
  • Advanced modeling techniques
  • New software development
  • Education

Human-centered simulation/design

  • Occupant behavior
  • Thermal comfort
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Microclimate
  • Healthy buildings

Presentation types

The author of the accepted research paper or project reports will be invited to present their work during BS2023. The designated types are ORAL and POSTER presentation. Please indicate your preference when you submit an abstract.
ORAL As BS2023 will be in a hybrid mode, the presenter may choose to give a full-length presentation either in-person or through our virtual platform (depending on the registration type). There might be a discount on the experience in trade for your utmost convenience under post-COVID policies. However, we will do our best to make it all synchronized in a seamless conference program.
POSTER provides a more interactive discussion. There will be poster slots in the conference program for you to discuss your project thoroughly, and social networking at the same time. With LED kiosks on site, you may use multiple media (video clip, poster or mind mapping) for demonstration. The virtual platform has the same function, and you may have a virtual round-table with the people dropping by.


You are required to accept the following conditions during submission.

(1) The author(s) and presenter(s) will automatically grant to IBPSA a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, sub-licensable, and transferable license to publish the abstract(s), research paper(s) and/or presentation(s) and/or digital posters (with unmodified content) in any fashion (including but not limited to inclusion in the Building Simulation 2023 printed and electronic proceedings, via electronic means such as the world wide web, and inclusion in future compilations of presentations, also including online-exploitation via electronic means in order to organize an e-conference, regardless of the accessibility through paying registration). This "nonexclusive" license means that the author(s) are not restricted as to future use of the material except that exclusive rights cannot be granted to another.

(2) The author(s) and presenter(s) grant and assign to IBPSA or its agent the nonexclusive rights to record the presentation at the Building Simulation 2023 conference in Shanghai, China. These rights give IBPSA the unlimited license to use, modify (format, not content), sell and distribute the recorded presentation (including voice of the presenter(s)).

(3) The author(s) and presenter(s) affirm that they have the right to grant the license specified in (1) and (2), that is, publication by IBPSA or its licensees will not be in conflict with existing copyright or other restrictions.

(4) The author(s) and presenter(s) acknowledge that acceptance of the abstract(s), research paper(s) and/or presentation(s) does not imply IBPSA's endorsement of or agreement with the ideas presented. It is understood that IBPSA does not accept responsibility for any content within the abstract(s), research paper(s) and/or presentation(s) that may be found to be libelous, infringing on copyright or other intellectual property rights, invading individual privacy or to be otherwise unlawful. Under no circumstances shall IBPSA be liable for any damages resulting from use of information included in the presentation.

(5) Finally, the undersigned confirms that he/she has the power and authority to make and execute this agreement. For jointly authored works the signing author/presenter signs as authorized agent for the others.