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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

Using the online form below 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 a case study (a presentation accompanied by brief notes) OR a 1000-3000 word opinion paper (to be orally presented) AND if you have a preference to present in poster format only.

Please submit your abstract before 17 September 2018.


17 September 2018 – Submit 250 (max) word abstract through online form
October 2018 - Selected authors will be advised
December 2018 - Draft manuscripts of full paper, poster or case study due
January 2019 - Authors receive reviewers’ comments
February 2019 - Deadline for completed and finalised submission

Terms and Conditions

If the abstract is accepted you will submit the appropriate material by the designated dates (above) and fully expect to be able to be present in Sheffield on 25-26 April 2019. 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.

Any materials that are submitted for review to be presented at the Technical Symposium must not be published or shared anywhere (including on personal websites) prior to the completion of the Technical Symposium (ie not before 27th April 2019).