OB22 Symposium
21 September 2022
Annex 79 Meeting
22-23 September 2022

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Dates of the events: 21 - 23 September 2022

Location: National University of Singapore, Singapore

The three-day meeting (21 September - 23 September) provides a platform for experts within the field to plan, coordinate, and collaborate on exploring the issues relating to the IEA EBC Annex-79 “Occupant-centric building design and operation”. The International Symposium on Occupant Behavior Research (21 September) is centered around the design and operation of buildings with an occupant focus, and the underlying comfort, behavior, and energy considerations. The symposium aims to stimulate discussions and debate and to encourage contributions to Annex-79. Presenters from broad backgrounds (engineering, architecture, psychology, sociology, marketing, etc.; researchers or practitioners) are encouraged to attend and/or present. All symposium attendees are welcome to attend the Annex meeting as well.

The events will take place in person at the National University of Singapore with the option of online participation. Registered participants will also receive the link for joining the online meetings.

Please note that the programme is given in Singapore Time (SGT).

OB-22 Symposium

Call for Abstracts

Following the tradition of IEA Annex 79, we invite you to submit and present an original research for OB-22 Symposium. The abstract should be no more than 300-words. All submissions will be reviewed, evaluated and selected by the scientific committee. Only oral presentations will occur, not papers.

Topics to be welcomed for the symposium include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing new scientific knowledge about adaptive occupant actions driven by multiple interdependent indoor environmental parameters,
  • Understanding interactions between occupants and building systems, e.g. how interfaces en-/discourage occupants taking advantage of adaptive opportunities for improving their comfort situation, as well as the impact on building energy use,
  • Deploying 'big data' (e.g. data mining and machine learning) for the building sector based on various sources of building and occupant data as well as sensing technologies,
  • Developing methods and guidelines and preparing standards for integrating occupant models in building design and operation, and
  • Performing focused case studies to test the new methods and models in different design and operation phases in order to obtain valuable feedback for the researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Important Dates

Abstracts Deadline: 15 August, 2022
Acceptance Notification: 22 August, 2022

Non-presenters are also encouraged to participate in the symposium.


Contact Us

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Clayton Miller

Assistant Professor (Organiser)
National University of Singapore
Department of Built Environment
E-mail: clayton@nus.edu.sg

Chua Yun Xuan

Research Assistant (Co-Organiser)
National University of Singapore
Department of Built Environment
E-mail: chuayunxuan@nus.edu.sg