Planned Workshops & Symposia

The Call for Workshops and Symposia submission is now CLOSED

We would like to thank everyone for their strong contributions in responding to the INDOOR AIR 2018 Call for Workshops and Symposia!

These in these special session, participant-led Workshops and Symposia, the focus shifts from uncoordinated communication of results from similar studies to synthesis and creativity. The goal is to bring together the (often multidisciplinary) knowledge pertaining to a specific research topic or important professional-practice area, and to systematically explore recent developments and/or new challenges and opportunities.

In all, we received 67 proposals for special sessions at INDOOR AIR 2018, and we were able to accommodate 28 accepted proposals for special sessions.

Of these 28, some of the special session organizers are actively seeking contributions from the larger ISIAQ community. In the list of sessions below, we have indicated if the session organizers are accepting submissions (those that are accepting them are listed first). 

If you wish your submitted Extended Abstract or Full Paper to be considered for one of these special special sessions accepting submissions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after you submit your paper and tell us the session you are interested in and your Paper ID for the associated submission. After the paper submission deadline passes, we will communicate that information to the session organizers.

Here is the call for Extended Abstracts or Full Papers.

Please visit our our general conference overview and important dates pages for more information.

The special sessions and their organizers are:

  • Frontiers in indoor air chemistry
    Nicola Carslaw, Ray Wells
    Accepting submissions
  • Water on surfaces and dust: Implications for indoor chemistry and microbiology
    Jeffrey Siegel, Karen Dannemiller
    Accepting submissions
  • Healthy building with the WELL building standard
    Atze Boerstra, Bjarne Olesen
    Accepting submissions
  • Resilience and adaptation to environmental changes in buildings
    Kazukiyo Kumagai, Vito Ilacqua
    Accepting submissions
  • How (and why) does filter efficiency change over time?
    Jeffrey Siegel, Brandon Boor
    Accepting submissions
  • Integrating ventilation and air cleaning for IAQ control in homes
    Brett Singer, Jeffrey Siegel
    Accepting submissions
  • Indoor pollutants from emerging smoking and vaping devices: E-cigarettes, “reduced-risk” tobacco products and waterpipes
    Hugo Destaillats, Maciej Goniewicz
    Accepting submissions
  • Smart technologies for enhancing IEQ
    Kwok Wai Tham, Benjamin Hanoune, Horace Mui, Rukshala Anthon
    Accepting submissions
  • Explorations using distributed sensor networks to improve our understanding of the indoor environment and support practices that enhance health
    Brian Gilligan, Seema Bhangar, Casey Lindberg, Juan Palacios, Jovan Pantelic, Priya Premchandran, Lauren Riggs, Chenlu Zhang
    Accepting submissions
  • Measuring ventilation in IAQ studies of schools: Challenges and solutions? ISIAQ STC 21 Meeting
    Richard Shaughnessy, Andrew Persily, Stuart Batterman
    Accepting submissions
  • Numerical modeling of cross-ventilation flows: overview of past studies and discussion on future directions
    Twan Van Hooff, Marco-Felipe King
    Accepting submissions
  • Applying Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) to estimate human health impacts in the indoor air environment
    Charles Haas, Linsey Marr
    Accepting submissions
  • Household energy transitions to address air pollution exposure, health, and climate burdens associated with solid fuel burning
    Ellison Carter, Nicholas Lam, Zoe Chafe, Ricardo Carvalho, Ming Shan, John Ackerly, Forrest Lacey
    Accepting submissions
  • Smart ventilation: Theory, applications, and case studies
    Brent Stephens, Jelle Laverge, Brett Singer, Iain Walker, Andrew Persily
    Accepting submissions
  • The use of low-cost sensors for monitoring indoor air and exposure
    Andrea Ferro, Philip Hopke
    Not accepting submissions
  • Clothing and other textiles as mediators of personal exposure to indoor pollutants
    Glenn Morrison, Charles Weschler, Gabriel Bekö, Tunga Salthammer, Dusan Licina
    Not accepting submissions
  • Life as Pig-Pen: Immersed in a cloud of particles and microbes
    Yilin Tian, Rachel Adams, Martin Täubel, Charles Weschler, Andrea Ferro, Brandon Boor
    Not accepting submissions
  • Emissions from humans: What do we know and what should we know?
    Pawel Wargocki, Sarka Langer, Gabriel Bekö
    Not accepting submissions
  • Natural ventilation in China: Dilemma between energy use and indoor air quality
    Quinyan Chen
    Not accepting submissions
  • Improving practical microbial assessments for studying occupant health and investigating building health
    Rachel Adams, Mark Mendell
    Not accepting submissions
  • Ventilation and transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses
    Donald Milton, Jelena Srebric
    Not accepting submissions
  • Measurement and experimental challenges in sleep related IAQ studies
    Jelle Laverge, Richard Corsi, Zhiwei Lian, Brandon Boor, Pawel Wargocki
    Not accepting submissions
  • Indoor air quality in energy efficient new homes: Findings from field studies in North America, China and Europe
    Brett Singer, Mickael Derbez, Sarka Langer, Junjie Liu, Morgan MacNeil, Peter Tappler, Wanyu Chan
    Not accepting submissions
  • MOCCIE: first results from a new modelling consortium for indoor air chemistry
    Nicola Carslaw
    Not accepting submissions
  • What are the impacts of humans and their activities on indoor chemistry?
    Peter DeCarlo, Cora Young
    Not accepting submissions
  • Compliance in ventilation standards using natural ventilation
    James Lo, Brent Stephens
    Not accepting submissions
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling of indoor pollutant transport and human exposure
    Donghyun Rim, Li Liu
    Not accepting submissions
  • Translating sleep IEQ research into new residential ventilation standards
    Jelle Laverge, Brandon Boor, Pawel Wargocki, Zhiwei Lian, Atila Novoselac, Nuno Canha
    Not accepting submissions