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Abstract Submission

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. 

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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.

Submit an abstract for consideration

Submit an abstract for your proposed paper, review, case study or poster presentation, in 250 words. This will require:

  • The intended title of the submission
  • Authors’/author’s names/name and affiliation
  • Email address of principal author(s)
  • Whether it is a 3000-5000 word paper (to be orally or poster presented) OR a review (to be orally or poster presented)  or case study (a presentation accompanied by brief notes)

Please submit your abstract before 11 September 2017 by completing the form below. Note if there are more than two authors for your paper please identify the other authors by name and affiliation on the abstract.


11 September 2017 – Submit 250 (max) word abstract
October 2017 - Selected authors will be advised
December 2017 - Draft manuscripts of full paper, poster or case study due
January 2018 - Authors receive reviewers’ comments
February 2018 - Deadline for completed and finalised submission

Authors' Guidance

Terms and Conditions

If the abstract is accepted you will submit the appropriate material given in the authors' guidance (above) by the designated dates and fully expect to be able to be present in London on 12-13 April 2018. 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.