Guidelines for full papers submission

Accepted papers that are presented at the SBE22 Delft conference will be published as part of the IOP Conference Proceedings series, therefore papers are required to meet the IOP conference proceeding guidelines and authors are expected to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings LicencePlease read carefully the paper guidelines below. 

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.  


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. 


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 do 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. 

Abstract Submissions

Please read the submission guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract. 

  • The abstract title is limited to 12 words.  
  • The abstract text is limited to 350 words.  
  • Only text will be accepted. Images and additional files are not accepted. 
  • Keep abbreviations and acronyms to a minimum  
  • Do not include citations 
  • Single line spacing is required  
  • Be clear and concise. Suggested outline: Include one or two sentences on background 
    • Identify the challenge, problem, question or purpose of the work 
    • Explain how you plan to address the challenge 
    • Describe methods or approach without getting into excessive detail 
    • Report results or hypothesis, as appropriate 
    • Summarize main conclusions if research is complete 
    • Describe relevance of the study 

Abstracts must be submitted in English. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication. If you need help, please arrange for the review of your abstract by a colleague who is a native English speaker or by a copy editor, prior to submission.

January 15th, 2022

Definitive deadline

to submit full papers

Submitting your abstract

  • Abstracts will be submitted through a specialized platform. You will have to create a user account. 
  • You will be asked to indicate which conference theme is most relevant for your abstract topic. You can choose up to 3 themes.  
  • Indicate your preference for presentation type. The Scientific Committee will make a final decision on whether the paper is suitable for an oral presentation or poster presentation, with consideration given to the author’s preference.  
  • After you have submitted an abstract, you can make changes until August 2, 2021 (5pm CEST). 
  • After the abstract has been accepted by the Scientific Committee, the authors will be invited to submit a full paper.   
  • All accepted papers will be compiled into a Digital Conference Proceedings. Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official conference proceedings. Note that agreements may also be made for additional publications in indexed journals. 
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission before submitting the abstract. 
  • Abstracts that have been previously presented at another conferences cannot be submitted. 

Conference themes

The conference focuses on technologies, systems, processes and policies focused on achieving wide-scale energy renovation targets for buildings and their related infrastructure (please note that upstream energy generation, energy production systems and smart grids are out of scope for this conference). The Scientific Committee therefore 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