Abstract Submission

Potential papers and presentations for the conference will be selected in the first instance based on the submission of structured abstracts.

The structured abstracts should consist of no more than 250 words.  It is strongly recommended that the abstract be structured to include a short description of:

  • Problem / purpose
  • Design / methodology / approach
  • Findings / results
  • Discussion / takeaway for practice
  • Research limitations
  • Originality / value
  • Keywords (maximum 6)

Abstracts need to relate to the topics of the Healthy Housing theme.

Abstract Submission Instructions:

  • Abstracts must relate to original research or information that has not been previously published elsewhere.
  • All abstracts must be uploaded to the online abstract submission form no later than 28 February 2016.
  • Abstracts that do not comply with the template or are submitted via other means will not be considered.
  • Do not include the names and contact information for authors and affiliations. This information will be captured in the submission process.
  • Abstracts are not expected to contain tables, figures or references.
  • Write your abstract simply and concisely. Use the third person consistently throughout (do not use first person) and, if the work has already been completed, use the past tense.
  • Use Australian spellings (refer to Macquarie dictionaries). Be cautious when using automatic spell-checkers as default spellings are often American.

Abstract Assessment Process:

  • Abstracts will be blind peer reviewed.
  • The Committee’s decision is final.
  • The criteria for evaluating abstracts include but are not limited to the following:
    • Clarity of abstract
    • Relevance to practice or policy/scientific merit
    • Alignment with the Conference theme/s

Notification of Outcome:

It is expected that authors will be notified of abstract acceptance by 31 March 2016. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to develop and submit a full paper (due date 31 May) using the full paper template. This paper will be blind reviewed. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their paper at the conference – as either an oral or poster presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and excellent papers will be selected and recommended to International Journals (to be confirmed).

Conference Publications:

The Organising Committee can confirm that the conference proceedings will be published via QUT Digital Collections in an Open Access format. By submitting an abstract/paper, you are agreeing to the terms of Open Access as outlined in the terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Should your abstract be accepted by the Conference organisers, the presenting author will be required to register to attend the Conference as a paid delegate no later than 30 September 2016. Failure to register may result in the paper being removed from the Conference program.
  • Neither the invitation to submit an abstract, nor the acceptance of an abstract, constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation, registration or other costs associated with the Conference. Similarly, no speaker fee will be paid to presenters.
  • The Conference organisers reserve the right to allocate accepted papers into sessions as they see fit in accordance with the overall program objectives.
  • Abstracts that do not include all required information may be rejected.
  • The decisions of the Conference organisers are final.
  • You retain copyright to your work and grant the Conference organisers a non-exclusive licence to publish your full-text conference paper (once peer reviewed and accepted) under a (CC BY) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are able to redistribute, republish, and remix your work, as long as you attribute the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings as the original publication source.
  • All accepted, peer-reviewed papers and the Conference proceedings will be assigned a DOI and be freely available online (Open Access) as soon as it is published via QUT Digital Collections. The DOI enables papers to be tracked for impact via tools such as Google Scholar, ImpactStory, Almetric, and PlumX.  The proceedings will be provided an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).