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2023 Call for Papers

Delivering Sustainable, Safe and Healthy Buildings for a net zero future. The thirteenth annual CIBSE Technical Symposium encourages participation by both young and experienced industry practitioners, researchers and building users to share experiences and develop networks. We invite 250 word abstracts for papers and presentations based on recent or current project work, research or application, as well as those that examine actual or potential impacts of our work on the built environment.

The 2023 Call for Abstracts is now open until Monday 3 October 2022.

The Symposium Steering Committee will then review the proposals and we will invite successful proposers to prepare full papers for early January.

All papers are peer reviewed and reviewers will provide feedback to authors, who are asked to consider the reviews and amend their paper accordingly. This process will continue through to the end of March.

Submit your abstract for the 2023 Symposium


Papers represent original research, application (including full case studies) or development and should be between 3000 and 5000 words.


A paper that summarises the current state of understanding on a topic in between 2000 and 5000 words. This is likely to include information that has been drawn from previously published studies.


A slide-based report of a specific application (typically relating to the performance of a specific engineering, or environmental, system) that is likely to include both qualitative and quantitative investigation. If accepted the final case study should include brief keynotes for the audience.


This provides an opportunity to present a brief, justified opinion that should recognise contrary opinions or arguments and be supported with appropriate evidence and would be typically be between 1000 and 3000 words


Posters provide the opportunity to summarise information of research, application or case-study concisely and share your work and generate discussion. This will be presented in a dedicated session together with other posters for delegates to visit. A poster can be accompanied by a written paper and there are optional opportunities to provide a four-minute compendiary ‘poster pitch’ presentation (see below) to all delegates in a plenary session

Accepted papers, reviews, case studies and opinions will normally be delivered as part of a symposium session with a presentation of approximately 18 minutes (plus questions and answers)

The Compendiary ‘Poster Pitch’ is a limited availability option to present a four-minute fast-track highlights presentation with limited slides to a plenary session of all delegates. This is available to those who have been commissioned to produce a poster.