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IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches

Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ

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IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches

Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ

September 14-16, 2020 | Athens, Greece 


The conference organized by ASHRAE and AIVC will take place September 14-16. 2020 in Athens, Greece. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has been the core of ASHRAE’S IAQ series of conferences for the past 30 years.  This conference will expand from Indoor Air Quality to Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ).  IEQ includes air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, and illumination and their interactions.  The particular focus of this conference is on performance approaches including the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement them.


  • Health and Well-being: Appropriate technical and operational definitions
  • Performance Metrics: For all aspects of IEQ
  • Interactions: Interactions between IEQ parameters
  • Occupant Behavior: How behavior impacts IEQ and how IEQ impacts behavior - psychological dimensions of IEQ
  • Smart Sensors and Big Data: Sensor properties, data management, cybersecurity, applications
  • Smart Controls: Equipment properties, commissioning, equivalence
  • Resilience and IEQ: Responding to climate change and disasters
  • Ventilation: Mechanical, passive, natural and hybrid systems
  • Air Tightness: Trends, methods and impacts
  • Thermal Comfort: Dynamic approaches, health impacts and trends
  • Policy and Standards: Trends, impacts, implications

Call for Papers

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. Authors are invited to submit a 300-word or less abstract on a conference topic by October 7, 2019.

Decisions on abstracts will be made by November 8, 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will have until February 17, 2020 to submit their conference paper or extended abstract. A template will be provided for the paper and extended abstract. Peer review of the papers will be conducted by the Scientific Committee. Papers requiring revisions should be re-submitted through April 2020.

Why Publish With ASHRAE?

ASHRAE authors enjoy benefits that include:

  • No publication charges
  • Interaction with other researchers
  • Papers will be submitted papers to the following Citation, Indexing and Abstracting Services for evaluation  (Acceptance is not a guarantee)
    • Clarivate Analytics Web of Science’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)
    • Elsevier's Scopus and Compendex
    • Elsevier's Ei Engineering Village’s Ei Compendex and Engineering Index
    • ProQuest Technology Research Databases: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Materials Research Database with METADEX, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Engineering Research Database, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts High Technology Research Database with Aerospace and ProQuest Central


  • Submission of abstract, October 7, 2019
  • Notification of decision on abstract, November 8, 2019
  • Submission of complete manuscript, February 17, 2020
  • Final acceptance, April 2020

To submit an abstract:

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Steering Committee

Max Sherman (Co-chair)
Bill Bahnfleth (Co-chair)
Don Weekes (IEG-GA)
Peter Wouters (AIVC)
Dimitris Charalambopoulos (ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter)
Chandra Sekhar (DAL)
Katherine Hammack (DAL)
Bjarne Olesen
Charlene Bayer
Marwa Zaatari
Shelly Miller