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Submitting papers & case studies

The CIBSE Technical Symposium provides a unique opportunity to share key insights from your research and present best practice case studies to a well informed and engaged audience.

As a commissioned author you will also benefit from:

  • Your paper or case study being peer reviewed
  • Your paper or case study published on the CIBSE Knowledge Portal visited by over 13,000 visitors a month
  • The chance to present, share ideas and network with over 100 key decision makers, practitioners, academics, manufacturers and end-users involved in the built environment
  • The opportunity to be chosen by the Technical Symposium Committee for publication in the Building Services Engineering Research and Technology Journal (BSERT)
  • The prospect of being featured in the CIBSE Journal which is distributed to over 19,000 subscribers from the building services engineering profession
  • Valuable publicity to over 21,000 CIBSE members

Guidelines for commissioned authors here

Example paper to indicate formatting here

Key Dates:

12 September 2016 - Deadline for abstract submissions
Late October 2016 - Selected authors will be advised 
2nd December 2016 - Draft manuscripts of full paper, poster or case study due 
Early January 2017 - Authors receive reviewers’ comments 
5th February 2017 - Deadline for completed and finalised submission

If you have any questions about the submission process then please contact Nyree Hughes on 020 8772 3643 or

Please note the Symposium Scientific Committee will allocate submissions to oral or poster sessions prior to requesting a paper/poster and at any stage reserves the right to reject any submission.