ASHRAE has announced that the IAQ 2020 Conference in Athens, Greece, will be postponed until Sept. 13-15, 2021. A new call for papers also has been announced for the conference. The deadline for abstract submissions is Dec. 21.
Organized by ASHRAE and the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, the theme of the conference, “Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches,” focuses on the metrics, systems, sensors and norms necessary to implement performance approaches.
In addition to the original conference topics, the conference steering committee is seeking papers related to the scientific challenges that the world faces following the COVID-19 pandemic, which include:
- Role of ventilation and building airtightness in epidemic preparedness
- Filtration and disinfectant options to control COVID-19
- Face-covering impacts on indoor air quality
- HVAC and IEQ in a post-COVID world
Authors have the option to submit either a conference paper or an extended abstract and to state their preference for either an oral or poster presentation. Submissions are due Dec. 21, 2021. If accepted, complete manuscript submissions are due April 19, 2021. For more information, visit ashrae.org/IAQ2020.