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ASHRAE Announces IAQ 2020 New Conference Dates and Call for Papers

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  • 10 Aug 2020
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Announces IAQ 2020 New Conference Dates and Call for Papers

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Sherri Simmons

ATLANTA (August 10, 2020) – ASHRAE has announced that the IAQ 2020 Conference in Athens, Greece, will be postponed until September 13-15, 2021. A new call for papers also has been announced for the conference. The deadline for abstract submissions is December 21.

Organized by ASHRAE and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (AIVC), the theme of the conference, “Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches,” focuses on the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement performance approaches.

“Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE'S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years," said Max Sherman, co-chair of IAQ 2020. "This conference has expanded from only covering indoor air quality concerns, to exploring indoor environmental quality which includes indoor air pollution, thermal conditions, acoustics and illumination and their interactions. The COVID19 crises has required us to hold IAQ2020 one year later but allowed us to expand the scope further to include IAQ in a post-COVID world."

In addition to the original conference topics, the conference steering committee is seeking papers related to the scientific challenges that the world faces following the COVID-19 pandemic, which include:

  • Role of ventilation and building airtightness in epidemic preparedness
  • Filtration and disinfectant options to control COVID-19
  • Face-covering impacts on indoor air quality
  • HVAC and IEQ in a post-COVID world

Authors have the option to submit either a conference paper or an extended abstract and to state their preference for either an oral or poster presentation. Submissions are due December 21, 2020. If accepted, complete manuscript submissions are due April 19, 2021. For more information, visit

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.

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