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International Conference on Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE) 2017

UEL in London

Topics to include low-carbon building design, building performance, simulation tools and energy-efficient building-related technologies


We are pleased to invite you to the International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE) in London on 20 and 21 December 2017. The SDBE conference is a unique opportunity for academics, researchers, architects, urban designers, engineers, building consultants and professionals to meet and share the latest knowledge, research and innovations on low-carbon building design, building performance, simulation tools and energy-efficient building-related technologies.

The conference focuses on sustainable design, building energy performance, sustainable planning of neighbourhoods and cities, emphasising a balanced approach to environmental, socio-economic and technical aspects of sustainability. The topics extend to include innovative approaches for education and training on sustainability of the built environment. The conference will raise awareness concerning state-of-the-art strategies and best practice across the world of integrating sustainable development approaches in the built environment.

The conference will include keynote speakers and technical workshops to promote the knowledge exchange on the conference themes. The conference themes include a range of forums covering sustainable design and operation within the built environment which aim to ultimately improve the quality of life, health and well-being whilst mitigating the impact of the built environment on carbon emissions.

Conference Themes

  • Sustainable urban design
  • Education for sustainability
  • Bioclimatic and passive design
  • Zero and low carbon design 
  • Sustainable construction and technology
  • Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) 
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
  • Energy efficiency in buildings 
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), health and wellbeing
  • Building Simulation and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Innovative didactics for sustainable development 
Call for Full Papers
The full papers should be submitted by 15 August 2017. The paper should follow the conference paper template (maximum of 12 A4 pages). The papers will be peer-reviewed and will be recommended for publication in prestigious journals.


Key Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 August 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline: 2 October 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 23 October 2017
  • Deadline for full paper submission: 20 November 2017
  • Free conference registration for all selected papers funded by the British Council: 30 November 2017
  • Conference dates: 20 and 21 December 2017

Keynote Speakers
Professor Philip Jones, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Professor Steve Sharples, School of Architecture, The University of Liverpool
Professor Rajat Gupta, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University
Prof. Brian Ford, Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham

Scientific Committee
Prof. Hassan Abdalla, University of East London
Dr. Wael Abdelhameed, University of Bahrain
Prof. Ahmed Abdin, Cairo University
Prof. Khalifa Al-Jabri, Sultan Qaboos University
Dr. Chaham Alalouch, Sultan Qaboos University
Prof. Ayman Ashour, Ain Shams University
Prof. Suzette Aziz, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Dr. Isin Can, İzmir Institute of Technology
Mr. Alan Chandler, University of East London
Dr. Mihaela Anca Ciupala, University of East London
Dr. Ranjith Dayaratne, University of Bahrain
Prof. Khaled Dewidar, British University in Egypt
Dr. Sıdıka Bahar Durmaz, İzmir University of Economics
Prof. Germin Elgohary, Ain Shams University
Prof. Omar El-Husseiny, Ain Shams University
Dr. Heba Elsharkawy, University of East London
Dr. David Grierson, University of Strathclyde
Prof. Rajat Gupta, Oxford Brookes University
Prof. Mostafa Ismail, Ain Shams University
Prof. Philip Jones, Cardiff University
Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal, Aligarh Muslim University
Dr. Anastasia Karandinou, University of East London
Prof. Marwa Khalifa, Ain Shams University
Dr. Simon Lannon, Cardiff University
Prof. Ayman Mahmoud, Cairo University
Prof. Jitka Mohelníková, Brno University of Technology
Prof. Yasser Mansour, Ain Shams University
Prof. Darryl Newport, University of East London
Dr. Farzad Pour Rahimian, University of Strathclyde
Dr. Haitham Rashed, University of East London
Dr. Peter Rutherford, University of Nottingham
Prof. Ashraf Salama, University of Strathclyde
Ms. Maria Segantini, University of East London
Prof. Zeinab Shafik, Cairo University
Prof. Steve Sharples, University of Liverpool
Prof. Lobna Sherif, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Prof. Nagwa Sherif, American University in Cairo
Dr. Sahar Zahiri, University of East London


The Crystal, One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1G

Conference registration
Free for all selected papers


This conference is organised by the University of East London, University of Strathclyde and Ain Shams University. It is funded by The British Council Newton Institutional Links Fund

SDBE conference website 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 9:00 to Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:00