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SEEDS Conference 2019


International SEEDS Conference 2019

Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society

Growing Sustainability - Natural Capital and Society in the Built Environment

University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK

11 & 12 September 2019

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (maximum 300 words)

The built environment has a greater impact on natural resources and produces more waste than any other industry. That in mind, beyond the green rhetoric research is being applied on the ground to address the balance between the built and natural environment. The International SEEDS Conference aim to bring together experts from around the world focusing on the changes that are taking place and the benefits or consequences that are being predicted and measured regarding the built environment’s impacts. As well as addressing technical issues, measuring energy efficiency and modelling energy performance, emphasis is placed on the health and well-being of the users of spaces occupied and enclosed. Understanding how buildings and spaces are designed and nurtured to obtain the optimal outcome is the focus of discussion and debate. This holistic approach draws together the research themes of energy, building performance and physics while placing health, well-being and ecology at the heart of the conference.

Sustainable building practices are rooted in the need for reliable information on the long-term performance and more specifically, the expected service-life of building materials, components and assemblies. This need is ever more evident given the anticipated effects of climate change on the built environment and the many governmental initiatives world-wide focused on ensuring that structures are not only resilient but also can maintain their resilience over the long-term.

Through research and proven practice, the aim of the SEEDS conference is to foster ideas on how to reduce negative impacts on the environment while providing for the health and well-being of society. The professions and fields of research required to ensure buildings meet user demands and provide healthy enclosures are many and diverse. The SEEDS conference addresses the interdependence of people, the built and natural environments, and recognises the interdisciplinary and international themes necessary to assemble the knowledge required for positive change.

4 main conference themes

  • Sustainable Place Making (Social dimensions and natural capital considerations)
  • Sustainable Behaviours (Human and machine - smart buildings, smart cities)
  • Sustainability Education
  • Sustainable Production (Factories of the Future - building design for industry/business/agriculture)

Key Dates

  • First Call for abstract submissions 5th October 2018
  • Second Call for abstracts submissions 5th November 2018
  • Final call for abstracts submissions 3rd December 2018
  • Abstract submission date 28th January 2019
  • Reviewer comments return by 4th February 2019
  • Paper submission deadline 11th April 2019
  • Final paper submission deadline 1st July 2019

Further information can be obtained from: lsiconference@leedsbeckett.ac.uk   

You are invited to submit Abstracts under the themes above.

Please submit Abstracts by 28th January 2019 at the Easy Chair platform. If you have not already created an account, please do so at: https://www.easychair.org

The Easy Chair conference details: https://easychair.org/cfp/SEEDS2019

You are encouraged to submit abstracts as early as possible in order to receive prompt feedback. Early acceptance will enable you to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ rate for the Conference and make a £60.00 saving.

Some comments from those who attended the successful SEEDS Conference in 2018:

  • “Personally, the atmosphere at SEEDS 2018 was excellent, as an early career researcher I was made feel welcome and was comfortable about presenting my research” UK research student.
  • “I really enjoyed the SEEDS conference and left more informed about varied issues than I previously was” US delegate.
  • “Truly inspiring - very useful to see work in a range of developmental areas. Highly engaging work presented well” Danish delegate.
  • “Thank you SEEDS for such a wonderful conference, I really enjoyed the conference venue” UK delegate.

The conference has a strong reputation for working with established publishers. Papers may be put forward for publication with our publishing partners.

Themes for Abstracts

Protecting nature and the natural environment

 

Building and environment design

 

Energy efficient modelling, simulation and BIM

 

Integrating urban and natural environment

 

Building performance, analysis and evaluation

 

Thermal comfort, air quality and overheating

 

Green spaces, enclosures and buildings

 

Green technologies and IT

 

Renewable energy

 

Energy flexibility

 

Energy behaviour and lifestyle

 

Dampness, water damage and flooding

 

Building surveys, thermography, building pathology

 

Water and air quality

 

Education & Training

Planning and sculpturing positive change

 

Reducing consumption and waste

 

Sustainability, ethics and responsibility

 

Behaviour change

 

Community building and masterplanning

 

Health benefits of alternative and natural materials

 

Urban heat island and mitigation

 

Building resilience

 

Sustainable cities

 

Zero energy and energy plus buildings

 

Local producers and urban environments, edible

 

Trees and green city landscape

 

Edible urban landscape

 

Biomimicry and Biophilic Design


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