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Welcome to NSB 2020 Tallinn, 12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, in Tallinn, Estonia, 6-9 September 2020

 9 September 2020 new dates for NSB 2020 have been confirmed.  There are two options how to attend the conference: either to attend a virtual conference with video presentation or to attend a live conference on site with somewhat smaller social program. Virtual conference packages have been launched and will open soon for registration. At the same time, we still expect that many of you can travel to Tallinn in September.

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

Conference registration opens:
November 1, 2019

Paper submission deadline:
March 31, 2020

Camera-ready revised final paper:
April 30, 2020

Early bird registration deadline:
June 28, 2020

Conference dates:
6 – 9 September, 2020

MONDAY 07.09.2020

1

Berit Time

SINTEF, Norway

Climate adaptation of wooden buildings – risk reduction by moisture control

2

Staf Roels

University of Leuven, Belgium

Thermally upgrading our existing building stock: possibilities and limitations of interior insulation

TUESDAY 08.09.2020

3

Kristina Mjörnell

RISE, Lund University, Sweden

Moisture safety control methods for design and construction of buildings

4

Jan Carmeliet

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Multiscale zoom into moisture sorption and fluid transport: a step towards design of new porous materials?

WEDNESDAY 09.09.2020

5

Miia Pitkäranta

Vahanen, Finland

2010-2020 – What’s new in Building Microbiology?

6

Mark Bomberg

McMaster University, Canada

Journey of Building Physics: major developments in the last 70 years

CONFERENCE FEES & REGISTRATION

VIRTUAL NSB2020 TICKETS

Registration fees
Early bird fee
Standard fee
Until June 28, 2020
From June 29, 2020
Presenting author
167€
209€
Participant
125€
167€

LIVE NSB2020 TICKETS

Registration fees
Early bird fee
Standard fee
Until June 28, 2020
From June 29, 2020
MAIN PACKAGE
Regular participant
450€
480€
PhD student
250€
280€
One day package
200€
250€
ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Pre-conference tours (select one):
Lahemaa national park
40€
40€
Tallinn Old Town guided tour
20€
20€
Tallinn bus tour
25€
25€
Gala Dinner
55€
55€
ACCOMPANYING PERSON PACKAGE
Accompanying person
90€
90€

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
6 September 2020
Monday
7 September 2020
Tuesday
8 September 2020
Wednesday
9 September 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
Parallel sessions: Interior insulation Climate change and buildings Cooling, overheating
Parallel sessions
Parallel sessions
13:00
Guided tours
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, September 6 afternoon and to leave on Wednesday, September 9 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.

PRE-CONFERENCE TOURS

A guided day tour to Lahemaa (bus excursion)

Guided Tallinn Old Town Sightseeing tour (walking tour)

Guided Tallinn Sightseeing Tour (by bus)​

Accomanying Person Tour

Guided tour to the Estonian Open Air Museum​

Guided tour in TalTech Innovation and Business Centre Mektory

For useful advice and inspiration on Tallinn’s top attractions, activities, events, and places to eat and drink, check out the city’s official tourism portal, visittallinn.ee, or follow @VisitTallinn on social media

VENUE & TRAVEL​

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

TalTech virtual tour

Google Maps

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

 

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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Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel

Tallink Spa & Conference

Tallink Express Hotel

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Academic Hostel

Academic Hostel

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