ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA are convening this conference to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. The conference merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. The focus is on making better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance. “This conference is a first for the industry, and we’re excited about the benefits it can bring to the building energy analysis and performance simulation community,” Dennis Knight, Conference chair, said. The conference seeks to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. Modelers, software developers, owners and researchers will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications. The conference will take place at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead.
The conference brings together the building energy analysis and performance simulation community for three days of discussion, seminars, and short courses. Modelers, software developers, owners, and researchers will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications. “The goal of the conference is help make better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance,” Knight said.
The theme of the conference is "BIM, BEM and SIM – Integrated Building Design and Modeling." “The most pressing need facing modelers is transferring data between tools, and this conference seeks to provide answers through the conference content and by bringing together practitioners, software developers and the research community,” Knight said.
Two Opportunities to Participate
The conference seeks papers addressing the conference heme. Also,a call for presentation proposals on hands-on modeling experiences related to the theme are requested. These proposals should explicitly address the bulleted items in the tracks.
Call For Papers
The conference seeks papers on topics addressing the integration and interoperability of analytic modeling tools (BEM and SIM) with physical modeling tools (BIM). In addition, papers are sought describing workarounds, case studies, how to's, challenges, barriers, and cloud based solutions. See the list of topics on the “Conference Paper Submission Process“ tab below.
Abstracts (400 or less words in length) are due November 12, 2013. If accepted, papers are due March 3, 2014. The conference papers will be a maximum of 8 pages in length.
Call For Presenters
The conference seeks to meet the needs of day-to-day energy modeling and building simulation practicing professionals, especially in Integrated Building Design and Modeling. Five broad conference tracks address these current needs. Each track describes specific topics around which the conference is being built. Program proposals must address a topic(s) listed in the track to be considered. If accepted, the length of time for the presentation will be about 20 minutes.
The five tracks are:
- State of the Art BIM
- Design Firms
- BIM in the Cloud
- Codes and Rating Systems
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis: Show Me the Money
For more information, click on the “Presentation Submission Process” tab.