How to Write a Great Building Simulation Research Paper

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IBPSA-USA

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December 2, 2021

Building performance simulation addresses key aspects of the United Nations sustainable development goals. This suggests that building and urban simulation scientists should communicate their research effectively with readers both from within and outside of the scientific community. Therefore, in this presentation, we will be clarifying the principle conventions for writing a scientific conference paper. We propose a top-down approach to writing that begins with structuring the article into sections. Each section should, in turn, be structured in and of itself so that readers can: (i) comprehend the scientific context; (ii) grasp the research questions addressed; (iii) verify methods and results, and (iv) understand the significance of the results. Following the recommendations outlined in the presentation, we seek to make writing easier, more efficient and enable building simulation scientists to communicate their research effectively with a wide audience.

Date & Time: Thu, Dec 2, 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific

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Presenter: 

Prof. Dr. Shady Attia is an architectural engineer and professor in sustainable architecture and building technology at the University of Liège, in Belgium. He has expertise in building physics, performance simulation/optimization, and POE. His research is focused on informed decision support for a range of domains from the design of user-centered and high-performance buildings to the evaluation of the indoor-outdoor environmental quality.