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Welcome to NSB 2020 Tallinn, 12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, in Tallinn, Estonia, 14-17 June 2020

ORGANIZERS

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Jarek Kurnitski

Conference chair

jarek.kurnitski@taltech.ee

Targo Kalamees pilt

Targo Kalamees

Scientific committee chair

targo.kalamees@taltech.ee

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Merili Deemant

Organizing committee

nsb2020@taltech.ee

Arranged every third year since 1987, this conference is the biggest and longest international conference in Building Physics. Organised in Nordic countries, the conference is not limited to cold climate and has grown to attract participants from all over the world so that over half of participants are from other countries. NSB 2020 Tallinn team works hard to make this event attractive both for scientists, practitioners, PhD students and other building professionals.

This is no fairytale. This is the capital city, Tallinn.

This building physics conference focuses on the heat, air and moisture transfer in buildings, and on aspects in microbiology, building services and energy performance linked or strongly interacting with building physics.

Two types of conference papers are welcomed:

  • Scientific Scopus conference papers with recommended length of 6-8 pages;
  • Technical papers not necessarily applying scientific methods, dealing with case studies, project introductions or other practical questions with recommended length of 2-6 pages.

Both types of papers will undergo the review process by the scientific committee, however with different criteria.

Scientific papers will be published in E3S Web of Conferences and indexed in Scopus and other databases including attribution of DOI Names and indexation to CrossRef®.

Building envelope systems

  • Hygrothermal performance of building envelope
  • Advanced building envelope systems
  • Air-tightness, pressure differences and air movement
  • Building materials and components
  • Climate change and climate adaptation of buildings

Fundamentals and modelling techniques

  • Heat and moisture transport
  • Moisture convection
  • Contaminant transfer (gas phase, microbes, PM etc)
  • Material properties
  • Measuring, simulation and modelling techniques
  • Outdoor and indoor climate for building physics analysis

Integrated aspects of building physics

  • Architectural design integration
  • Interaction with HVAC systems
  • Daylight and solar shading
  • Integrated BIM solutions for building physic and energy performance
  • Construction skills for building physic and energy performance
  • Passive, active and low energy buildings
  • Zero, plus-energy, and zero emission buildings
  • Historical buildings

Moisture safety, mould and dampness

  • Moisture and mould problems
  • Investigation methods of moisture and microbial damage
  • Consulting experience and practice
  • Repair methods and techniques
  • Moisture safety in design, construction, and maintenance
  • Durability of materials and structures
  • Retrofitting and conservation of buildings

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission:
September 30, 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance:
October 31, 2019

Deadline for full paper submission:
January 15, 2020

Conference registration opens:
November 1, 2019

Conference dates:
14 – 17 June, 2020

 PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PAPER THROUGH ConfTool 

Please follow exactly the format of the template. Layout changes are not accepted and are to be corrected before the paper can be published. The publication right form has to be uploaded together with the paper. Recommended length is 6-8 pages for scientific papers and 2-6 pages for technical papers.

Please note that it is compulsory to also upload the publication right form.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

If you are interested to organise a workshop during the conference, please fill in a short Workshop proposal template

CONFERENCE FEES & REGISTRATION

Registration fees
Early bird fee
Standard fee
Until March 31, 2020
From April 1, 2020
Regular participant
450€
480€
PhD student
250€
280€
Gala Dinner
55€
55€
Accompanying person
90€
90€
One day package
200€
250€

The registration fee for the NSB2020 covers Welcome Reception and admission to all sessions including conference bag with conference material, coffee breaks and lunches. Please note that VAT 20% will be added to the registration fee.

PROGRAMME & SOCIAL EVENTS

Sunday
14 June 2020
Monday
15 June 2020
Tuesday
16 June 2020
Wednesday
17 June 2020
8:00
Registration
9:00
Opening & Welcome
10:00
Keynote session
Keynote session
Keynote session
11:00
Tea & coffee break
Tea & coffee break
Tea & coffee break
12:00
Guided tours
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
13:00
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
14:00
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
15:00
Tea & coffee break
Tea & coffee break
Tea & coffee break
16:00
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
Closing sessions
17:00
Registration
18:00
Welcome Reception
Meetings (CIB, Projects, etc.)
19:00
Conference Dinner
Scientific Committee Dinner &
PhD student event
20:00
21:00
22:00

To attend the full conference with minimum stay, we recommend to arrive to Tallinn on Sunday, June 14 afternoon and to leave on Wednesday, June 17 evening.

SOCIAL EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Welcome reception (included in the conference fee)
  • Conference dinner
  • PhD student event (included in the conference fee)
  • Scientific committee dinner (included in the conference fee)

Welcomer reception and conference dinner will be held in another historic or attractive Tallinn downtown venues, such as House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads and Town Hall. For accompanying persons guided tours will be offered.

House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads.

The oldest town hall in Northern Europe, built 1404.

VENUE & TRAVEL​

The conference venue is Tallinn University of Technology. TalTech is located in Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn. Free bus transfers will be provided between Tallinn City Centre and conference venue.

Google Maps

TalTech is the only campus-type university in the Baltic countries and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe.

TalTech virtual tour

 

ACCOMODATION

We have reserved a limited amount of rooms for the NSB 2020 participants in the following hotels. Please book your stay at a special rate directly with the hotel using the promotional code.

L´Ermitage Hotel

l'Ermitage Hotel

Nordic Hotel Forum

Pilt Nordic Hotel Forum

Metropol SPA Hotel

Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference Spa Hotel

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Learn more about Estonia and what it has to offer:

Tallinn University of Technology

Center of Excellence in Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Smart Buildings and Districts (ZEBE)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Please see the list of SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Past

Conferences

NSB has been arranged every third year since 1987, making this conference the biggest and longest international conference in Building Physics. Organised in Nordic countries, the conference is not limited to cold climate and has grown to attract participants from all over the world so that more than half of participants have been typically from other countries.

Lund 1987

Trondheim 1990

Copenhagen 1993

Espoo 1996

Gothenburg 1999

Trondheim 2002

Reykjavik 2005

Copenhagen 2008

Tampere 2011

NSB 2020 TALLINN, @Tallinn University of Technology, nsb2020@taltech.ee