Built environments and critical urban infrastructures, account for over half of society’s energy consumption and are the mainstay of our nation’s economy, security, and health. Advances in the effective integration of networked sensors, building controls, and physical infrastructure are transforming our society. In the information age, unprecedented research of cyber physical infrastructures includes: the acquisition, integration, and analysis of big and heterogeneous data such as sensors, devices, vehicles, buildings, and human, to tackle the major issues that cities face, e.g., air pollution, increased energy consumption and traffic congestion.
Systems optimization, data analysis and modeling applied to the built environment are particularly important in improving our society, e.g., by increasing its sustainability and enhancing people’s quality-of-life. These systems represent the foundation for emerging “smart cities”.
The 9th ACM International Conference on Systems for Built Environments (BuildSys 2022) will be held November 9-10, 2022, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
BuildSys is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize smart infrastructure systems that are driven by sophisticated sensing, computing, and control functions. We invite original contributions including, but not limited to the following:
- Applications in smart and connected communities;
- Modeling and simulation, learning, optimization, and control in built environments;
- Reliable and scalable occupant information inference in built environments;
- Emerging standards for data collection, energy control, or interoperability of disparate devices or systems;
- Building automation system metadata models and inference techniques;
- Improved user interfaces to built infrastructure;
- Human in the loop sensing and control for efficient building energy systems;
- Enhancing energy efficiency, energy reliability, durability and comfort via Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things;
- Application of reinforcement learning for built environment;
- Sensing, modeling and predicting for urban infrastructure and transportation;
- Integration of smart grids with built environments;
- Distributed generation, alternative energy, renewable sources, and energy storage in buildings;
- Long-lived and energy harvesting sensor systems;
- Security, privacy, safety, and reliability in the context of built environment;
- Smart building and city technologies and initiatives in developing countries;
- COVID impact and response in smart buildings and cities
- Abstract Registration:
July 8th, 2022, AOE
- Paper Submission:
July 15th, 2022, AOE
- Paper Notification:
September 2nd, 2022
All papers must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and submitted through the web submission form. For notes papers, the submission site has a checkbox called "Notes papers." Those who submit notes papers need to check this box to indicate their paper types.
We solicit two types of original submissions:
- Regular papers for oral presentation (10 pages)
- Notes papers for oral presentation (4 pages)
Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Submissions must be full papers, at most 10 single-spaced US Letter (8.5” x 11”) pages, including figures, tables, references and appendices. Submissions for Note papers must be at most 4 single-spaced US Letter (8.5"x11") pages, including figures, tables, references and appendices. All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred) or Word styles found here. Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions by: (1) using the "anonymous" option for the class and (2) using "anonsuppress" section where appropriate. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt. Please refer to publication chair's Note as well as the User Guide of the new class. Accepted submissions will be available on the ACM digital library on the first day of the conference.
** For the abstract registration, you only need to enter the title of the paper, the list of authors and their email addresses, the PC conflicts, and a brief abstract (~150-250 words). After registering the paper's abstract, you will have one additional week to upload the PDF file of the paper (either a 10-page Full paper or a 4-page Notes paper).