Don't miss out! Abstract submissions close Friday, 30 November 2018!

Abstract submissions close Friday, 30 November 2018

The Improving Residential Energy Efficiency Conference 2019 (IREE) invites extended abstract submissions from both academics and industry/practitioners. The theme of this conference is ‘The nexus between energy, health and wellbeing’. 

Understanding the role that energy efficiency plays in the everyday lives, health, and wellbeing of Australians is a complex challenge which requires the combined efforts of government agencies, energy providers and energy users. The 2019 IREE Conference will showcase research, case studies, conceptual ideas, and opinion pieces/critical viewpoints that focus on improving energy efficiency in Australian households and homes.

This conference will benefit numerous audiences including energy, health and community sector providers, state and national government agencies involved in energy regulation and policy, and researchers in energy efficiency in general. The aim is to share best practice outcomes, determined from research efforts, which may inform future actions around energy efficiency and wellbeing. 

Submission Format

Papers are in the form of an extended abstract and should be no more than two pages of content (excluding references and appendices). The conference invites both oral and poster presentation submissions in the following categories. Please select a format below, along with a conference topic, and use the relevant template to structure your submission. 

  • Research paper – please use the template here
  • Conceptual paper – please use the template here
  • Case study – please use the template here
  • Opinion piece/critical viewpoint – please use the template here

Submission Instructions

  • Authors must prepare and structure the extended abstract in line with one of the official templates above.
  • Authors should prepare their submissions in line with the conference themes, and with the review criteria in mind.
  • Your paper should be clear and concise, and checked for correctness of spelling and grammar before submitting.
  • You will be required to submit a biography for the presenting author during the submission process (maximum 150 words).
  • You will also be required to submit a brief abstract (maximum 150 words) as a separate section of the submission process.
  • You must nominate one author as the presenter both within the submission system and by underlying the presenter’s name within the paper.
  • No more than two papers may be submitted per author.

Review Criteria

All submissions will be peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee against the following criteria.  

  • Overall quality of the work including presentation, formatting, and readability.
  • Relevance to the conference themes.
  • Significance of research questions, issues or concepts presented.
  • If a research paper: Appropriateness of the research methodology, analysis and findings
  • If a conceptual paper: Clarity in the explication of relevant concepts, constructs and ideas.
  • If a case study: Clarity and rigour of the approach, method, and impact.
  • If an opinion piece/critical viewpoint: quality of argumentation and analysis of the issues.
  • Overall logic and clarity of the conclusions and implications of the research/case/paper.

Requirements for accepted submissions

The presenting author must register and pay for the conference no later than 11:59pm 31 December 2018 AEST to secure their place in the conference program.

Conference proceedings/publication

We will be aiming to secure a special issue – more news on this to come. During the submission process, you will be asked to indicate if you prefer to have your extended abstract included in the conference proceedings or your brief abstract only.  


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