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Abstract submission details

Potential papers and presentations for the conference will be selected based primarily on the submission of abstracts.

The structured abstracts should consist of up to 300 words. It is recommended that the abstract be structured to include a short description of:

  • Aim/Problem
  • Method/Design/Approach
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Limitations

Abstracts need to relate to the energy and/or environment of residential buildings, including indoor/outdoor/neighbourhood environments, and construction/occupation and transport energy. Preference will be given to those relating to the conference topic of Housing Sustainability in Urban Areas

Abstract Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts must relate to original research or information.
  • All abstracts must be emailed to the dedicated email address abstract.iceerb2018@otago.ac.nz by the extended date of 31 July 2018
  • Abstracts are expected to be submitted on the template provided on this website. However in exceptional circumstances other formats may be considered.
  • Abstracts are not expected to contain tables, figures or references.
  • Write your abstract simply and concisely. Use the third person consistently throughout (do not use first person) and, if the work has already been completed, use the past tense.
  • Use New Zealand spellings. Be cautious when using automatic spell-checkers as default spellings are often American.
  • Indicate whether you prefer a poster or oral presentation

Abstract submission template download

Abstract Assessment Process

  • Abstracts will be blind peer reviewed.
  • The Committee’s decision is final.
  • The criteria for evaluating abstracts include but are not limited to the following:
    • Clarity of abstract
    • Relevance to practice or policy/scientific merit
    • Alignment with the Conference theme/s

Notification of Outcome

It is expected that authors will be notified of abstract acceptance the week of 6 August 2018.

Conference Publications

The Organising Committee can confirm that the conference abstracts will be published via the conference website in an Open Access format. By submitting an abstract/paper, you are agreeing to the terms of Open Access as outlined in the terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions

  • Should your abstract be accepted by the Conference organisers, the presenting author will be required to register to attend the Conference as a paid delegate no later than 30 September 2018. Failure to register may result in the paper being removed from the Conference programme.
  • Neither the invitation to submit an abstract, nor the acceptance of an abstract, constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation, registration or other costs associated with the Conference. Similarly, no speaker fee will be paid to presenters.
  • The Conference organisers reserve the right to allocate accepted papers into sessions as they see fit in accordance with the overall programme objectives.
  • Abstracts that do not include all required information may be rejected.
  • The decisions of the Conference organisers are final.
  • You retain copyright to your work and grant the Conference organisers a non-exclusive licence to publish your abstract (once peer reviewed and accepted) under a (CC BY 4.0) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are able to redistribute, republish, and remix your work, as long as you attribute the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings as the original publication source.