Paper & Poster Submissions

The SBE conference focuses on technologies, systems, processes and policies focused on achieving wide-scale energy renovation targets for buildings and their related infrastructure. The conference is focused on North-West Europe.

The Scientific Committee welcomes original contributions that introduce, share, broaden and improve scientific and practical knowledge in the following 16 themes.

Theme 1:
concepts for housing  

Theme 2:
Renovation concepts for non-residential buildings 

Theme 3:
Innovative technologies 

Theme 4:
Low temperature heating solutions for buildings 

Theme 5:
District energy systems 

Theme 6:
Energy harvesting and storage on the building scale 

Theme 7:
Smart, energy-flexible buildings, smart monitoring, management & control 

Theme 8:
Energy performance of buildings 

Theme 9:
Behaviour of building owners and users 

Theme 10:
Value chain innovation  

Theme 11:
Policies and regulations 

Theme 12:
The energy transition in progress

Theme 13:
ustainability assessment of mitigation measures 

Theme 14:
Assessment of existing buildings 

Theme 15:
nergy transition & climate change – consequences for cooling-related energy demand and solar cooling 

Theme 16:
Digitalization for innovation

(please note that upstream energy generation, energy production systems and smart grids are out of scope for this conference).

Call for Posters

The SBE22Delft Scientific Committee has opened a call for posters.

The posters should highlight original work that introduces, broadens and improves scientific and practical knowledge in the conference themes related to speeding up the pace of energy renovations in buildings.

Practical Details:

  • Posters must be submitted using the Microsoft PowerPoint template. The size is A0 (841 x 1188 mm).
  • Posters must be submitted to in PPT format no later than August 7 at 23:59. We encourage you to submit before this date.
  • In your submission email include the presenting author’s first name, family name, institution and email address.
  • Posters will be showcased on the exhibition floor of the conference on October 11 & 12.
  • Posters will be made publicly available on the conference website after the conference.
  • Posters will not be included in the scientific proceedings.
  • There will be a best poster award announced at the conference.
  • Those presenting posters must register for the conference. Registration details can be found on the conference website here.

Key dates:

  • June 23-August 7: Call for Posters Open (Deadline to submit: August 7 at 23:59 – extensions are not possible)
  • August 8-August 30: Posters will be reviewed by members of the SBE22Delft Scientific Committee
  • September 9: Decisions & Feedback Sent to Authors
  • September 23: Final Accepted Posters Submitted to Conference Organizers

If you have questions contact us at

Key Dates

February 16 - April 30, 2022

full paper submissions

(by invitation only - for accepted abstracts)

May 2022

Notification of accepted papers

June 2022

Deadline for Acceptance

Guidelines for Full Paper Submissions

Note that the paper submission process has now concluded. 

If you have any questions please contact

The SBE Scientific Committee will invite those with accepted abstracts to submit a full paper from February 16-April 30, 2022.

Papers will undergo a double-blind peer review. Accepted papers that are presented at the SBE22 Delft conference will be indexed and published as part of the IOP Conference Proceedings series. The proceedings will be published in an open-access volume of IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.

Three papers will be selected to be put forward for inclusion in the World SBE Conference proceedings. Authors will be invited to present at WSBE in Montreal in 2023.

Papers are required to meet the IOP conference proceeding guidelines and authors are expected to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings Licence

Please read the following paper guidelines carefully. 

IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors must prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF. 

Preparing your paper:  

  • Paper size is European A4. 
  • Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom). 
  • The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country). 
  • There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper. 
  • The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors. 
  • Text is single spaced, not double spaced. 
  • The PDF file is editable and not password protected. 
  • All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated). 
  • Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete. 
  • Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document. 
  • A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise. 
  • Maximum length of 8 pages including references.  
  • It is highly recommended that authors attach their institutional email addresses.
  • It is recommended that authors include their ORCID ID numbers in the papers.


It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP does not copy edit or reformat papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. Post-publication changes are not permitted, so please ensure that your paper has been checked for errors. 

By submitting a paper an author and all co-authors are assumed to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings Licence. Do not submit your papers directly to IOP Publishing; please submit your full paper through the account provided during abstract submission at the Eventure platform.