International Conference
on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-19, the eleventh International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings took place in Budapest, Hungary organised by the KES International.

SEB-19 invited participation and paper submissions across a broad range of sustainability and energy related topics relevant to the main theme of Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

Applicable areas included sustainable design and of buildings, neighbourhoods and cities (built and natural environment); optimisation and modelling techniques; smart energy systems for smart cities; green information communications technology; and well as a broad range of solar, wind, wave and other renewable energy topics.

The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and government and industry professionals to discuss the future of energy in buildings, neighbourhoods and cities from a theoretical, practical, implementation and simulation perspective. The conference was an exciting chance to present, interact, and learn about the latest research in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings.

More details can be found on the General Tracks and Invited Sessions pages of the website.

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series, submitted for indexing in Scopus and Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

In addition to presentations of full and short papers in general tracks and invited tracks, the conference also included expert keynote talks, and workshops.

The Best Research Paper Award was presented to the paper entitled 'Building energy simulation of traditional listed dwellings in the UK: data sourcing for a base-case model', presented by author Michaela Menconi, co-authors Noel Painting, Poorang Piroozfar.

Best Student Research paper 'Combining conservation and users' behaviours-orientated approaches for sustainable building heritage use: application to a historic underground built environment' Presented by Benedetta Gregorini, co-authors, Gabriele Bernardini, Marco D'orazio, Michele Lucesoli, Enrico Quagliarini.

SEB-19 was held at the same time and in the same hotel as Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, SDM-19.

The Australian Research Council Excellence for Research in Australia survey in 2010 (ERA2010) rated SEB as a Grade 'A' (top grade) conference.