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Proposed seminars, workshops, and mini-courses

Concept for the scientific & practice workshops, seminars, and mini-courses

  • Parallell to the more tradition scientific & technical sessions in which papers are orally presented followed by Q&A, this conference will have many workshops, seminars, and mini-courses, which we collectively call "workshops" in the submission system. Workshops are a highly appreciated feature that contribute to make the conference a highly interactive and productive experience. Workshops are an informal meeting of conference participants who share a common interest or problem. Conference participants may attand any workshops that they like.
  • This conference has two kinds of workshops, which we loosely call Scientific seminars/workshops and Practice sessions/mini-courses. Practice sessions are specialized seminars or mini-courses, where attendees learn first-hand, from experts, new methods that they can apply to their own vocation. These seminars or mini-courses will provide advanced vocational learning, and continued professional development. Although they are aimed at practitioners, we are sure that these sessions will have a universal appeal, also for students and scientists. These sessions will have the same status as traditional workshops in earlier conferences, where presentations need not necessarily be connected to submitted papers. These sessions will be scheduled to be on the same day with scientific sessions on the same topic, but avoiding parallell collisions. Examples of potential sessions are listed below.
  • Please submit proposals and requests for workshop subjects. Details of how to submit ideas on the online form are given in the "Submit" menu. Alternatively, you may contact the secretariat as early as possible whether you wish to organize such a session, or if you have suggestions for topics or possible organizers or sponsors of such a session.

Ideas/proposals so far under development

Here are some provisional proposals for both scientific workshops and practice sessions. This list is likely to change:

Type* Topic Organizer**
seminar REHVA-ISIAQ Seminar on updated measures against respiratory virus transmission REHVA
seminar The new REHVA Design Guidebook: Occupant-target ventilation REHVA
seminar Value of sensors for end users - Indoor air quality, based on experiences from innovation projects NILU+Airthings
seminar Barriers to achieve good indoor environment in schools (based on international experiences, with the aim to help schools overcome the barriers) NILU+NAAF
seminar Radon: Controlling a Carcinogenic Indoor Air Pollutant ERA
course Advanced mini-course on tracer gas analysis methods for room ventilation effictiveness and recirculation studies OsloMet
seminar Use of Infection Risk Calculators to Manage Building Occupancy Post-COVID ISIAQ/QUT
symposium Avidicare Symposium: Towards Zero Infections in Health Institutions Avidicare and others
seminar Aiming for toxic-free/zero pollution buildings – time to expand the chemical spectra for indoor environmental quality NILU
workshop Strategies for linking weather data and health outcome SINTEF
seminar Smart, Safe and Sustainable Healthcare NTNU
workshop Exploring indoor-outdoor connections for healthy building design under climate change ReadingU & CSTB
workshop Synergic Effects of the Exposure to Air Pollutants Indoors SilesianUT
seminar Multi-domain approaches to indoor environmental perception – current status and ways forward (IEA Annex 79) RWTH & TUV
workshop Interplay between buildings and outdoor environment NILU
workshop New understandings of “unclear” building related complaints and experiences and experiences UNN & UMU
workshop How to interpret and use symptoms, complaints etc. in the practice field of healthy buildings UNN & UMU

* Session types:
    • Symposia have pre-planned presentations, mostly connected to submitted papers, followed by significant discussion and Q&A.
    • Seminars have pre-planned presentations, not necessarily connected to submitted papers, followed by significant discussion and Q&A. You are welcome to contact the organizer beforehand if you wish to talk/present at one of the seminars.
    • Workshops are highly interactive. At least 50% of the time involves attendee interaction. You are welcome to contact the organizer beforehand if you wish to talk/present at one of the workshops.
    • Courses focus more on practical learning and demonstration given by experts, such as new methods or software.
** For sessions marked with an e-mail address , you are invited to contact the organizer beforehand if you are interested in contributing to the workshop somehow.

Examples of other possible practice sessions

We are still inviting proposals for more scientific and practice sessions. Here are some examples of practice session topics that we believe could be of relevance for the attendees, and we solicit requests/suggestions for:

  • Best-practice IAQ measurements (field-audits) for HVAC and medicine/occupational hygiene:
    • Measurements of ventilation rates and ventilation efficiency (AHU, in-duct, & in-room)
    • Building-integrated outdoor IAQ monitoring (sensors, etc.)
  • Building services commissioning methods:
    • Methods for balancing of CAV & VAV ventilation systems
    • Ventilation system air leakage, measurements & documentation
  • Materials and exposure control:
    • Application of certification schemes in materials selection (e.g. BREEAM, Svan Mark, WELL)
    • Criteria for use of recycled materials
  • Digital qualitative and quantitative methods in IAQ studies:
    • Questionnaires and psychometrics
  • Indoor solutions for the medical sector:
    • Turning existing buildings into makeshift isolates
  • Moisture damage:
    • Simulation software in damage analysis
    • Mitigation and refurbishing (audits, drying methods, equipment, documentation)
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