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The International Societies of Exposure Science (ISES) and Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) proudly announce a joint conference “The built, natural, and social environments: impacts on exposures, health and well-being”. We aim at understanding the interactions between numerous and complex factors affecting healthy living, focusing on air pollutant exposure in built environment, and enriching the discussions to the effects of natural and social environments. Kaunas as a European Capital of Culture 2022 encourages discussions and forums related to the harmonious and sustainable urban development, informing and involving the wider communities. The built environment must always be discussed in connection with natural and social environments. The Conference aims to broaden up the scope with fresh insights towards improving health and wellbeing.

The topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • Sources and emissions
  • Concentrations, exposure, hazard, and risk assessment
  • Exposure assessment methods, models, simulation
  • Health, individuals, biomonitoring, and biological response
  • Comfort, productivity, community health and wellbeing
  • Advancing research/knowledge in an imperfect world: strategies, sampling, statistics
  • Exposure control strategies, practices
  • Perception, communication, policy

Symposia Proposals

The Symposium submission site for the ISES ISIAQ 2019 Joint Meeting will open on 1 November 2018. Check back for more information.

Abstract Submission
The Abstract submission site for the ISES ISIAQ 2019 Joint Meeting will open on 25 January 2019.

The Conference comes from the observation that the human factor affects significantly the actual energy performance over the building life cycle. The incorporation of behavioral insights into the building design and operation is starting to be recognized as a key topic. Research efforts are therefore needed for fully integrating human dimensions in the building energy performance: data on occupant behaviour have to be collected and properly elaborated; drivers and motivations have to be understood; indexes describing users comfort preferences and the impact on health and productivity have to be identified; new modeling approaches and tools need to be developed; design and operating strategies centered on occupants have to be defined.