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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
  • Practitioner case study – please use the template here
  • Practitioner 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 14 February 2019 AEST (Round 1) or 11:59pm 15 March 2019 AEST (Round 2) to secure their place in the conference program.

Conference Proceedings

An electronic copy of the conference proceedings in the form of an abstract book will be made available via the website post-conference. The proceedings will include either the extended or brief abstract of each submission, depending on author preferences. All conference delegates will be notified once the conference proceedings are available.

Special Issue Publication

The Conference Committee are currently in negotiations with a high ranked academic journal (e.g. Scimago Q1, ABDC A, CABS 3* ranked) to secure a special issue in association with the conference. Please look out for further announcements on this in due course. 

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