General conference schedule




Detailed schedule
The detailed conference schedule can be downloaded here. (version July 4th 2016)

Plenary speakers

We are proud to announce the following speakers will deliver a plenary talk at the conference

  • Gabriel Bekö
  • Tom Bruns
  • Jane Clougherty
  • Christine Daumling
  • William Fisk
  • Vicki Grassian
  • Thomas Hummel
  • Stylianos Kephalopoulos
  • Dimitris Kotzias
  • Hal Levin
  • Catlin Powers
  • Jeff Siegel
  • Mariachiara Tallacchini
  • Charles Weschler
  • Yinping Zhang

Abstracts for each of their talks will be posted shortly.

Sessions and symposia

The conference will host the following curated sessions, workshops and symposia.

  • Exploring issues of indoor air quality with respect to structures resultant from the design and implementation of adaptive reuse of historic structures
  • Environmental airflows and how they may lead to isolation/containment failure in critical hospital/healthcare settings
  • Sampling and analysis of emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation
  • CFD simulation of indoor environment with focus on particle dynamics modeling
  • Numerical simulation of indoor environment
  • Reactive indoor air chemistry and health
  • Moving beyond Mold, Radon and ETS. How do we change the world with IAQ research?
  • New directions in Indoor Air Chemistry: the Role of Oxidation Processes
  • What can we learn from indoor pollutants modeling ?
  • Citizen Science and Indoor Air Quality
  • Health impact of air pollution on sensitive groups (infants/children, elderly and asthma patients).
  • Indoor environmental quality and health in green / sustainable buildings, part 1 and part 2
  • Clothing and its impact on exposure to air pollutants in indoor environments
  • Emerging Research Areas in Indoor Oxidative Chemistry
  • Cooking and indoor air quality
  • Assessing moisture and mold in buildings in practice and the role of microbial determinations.
  • Assessment and management of risk factors and adverse effects in the modern office environment
  • CFD predictions of non-isothermal flow – how to minimize the user factor?
  • Individualized thermal sensation models: missing links & solutions
  • Indoor Environment Data Collection with Today’s Technology
  • Beneficial Microbial Exposures and Positive Building Interventions
  • SVOCs in Indoor Environments: Emission, Transport, and Exposures
  • The next generation of ventilation
  • Do healthy buildings need technology?
  • Infectious Diseases and Indoor Microorganisms in Low Income Settings
  • Workshop: Incorporating design for high perceived control into the design process
  • Indoor Emission and Exposure Management.
  • Hidden Connections: Building Energy Use and Indoor Air Quality
  • Indoor Air Quality and Related Low-Cost Solutions in School Buildings
  • Impact of demand controlled ventilation on indoor air quality, ventilation effectiveness and energy efficiency
  • Developing Observational Indices for Dampness and Mold to Protect Health – Towards Improving Causal Research or Towards Supporting Practice?
  • Emissions from Building Materials into the Indoor Air. Sources and Control.
  • Emerging analytical tools for the monitoring of indoor air composition.
  • Preventive health care in practice
  • Bridging the gap between science, policy and practices
  • Application and validation of models for whole building indoor-outdoor contaminant transport
  • social houses
  • IAQ in bedrooms
  • Policy in practise
  • REHVA – NZEB and IAQ
  • AIVC workshop
  • The adsorption type air cleaner VS the advanced oxidation type one such as PCO to reduce the room ventilation rate (STC22)
  • ventilation measurement technologies
  • configuration of ventilation systems
  • thermal combort in bedrooms
  • clothing dermal adsorption
  • preventive health care
  • pathologies
  • (e)-cigarettes and 3d printers
  • cfd ventilation
  • cfd fundamental
  • modeling not cfd
  • reuse renovation
  • low energy buldings
  • surfaces
  • chemistry
  • cooking/burning
  • household activities/occupancy
  • I/O measurements
  • I/O models
  • influence of ambient conditions on emissions
  • test methods for emissions
  • sensors
  • hospital/clean room
  • IAQ hospital / office
  • kindergarten
  • high school university
  • school comfort and performance
  • primary school
  • museums, public and commercial buildings
  • IAQ subway/train
  • IAQ plane boat
  • IAQ transport
  • IAQ industries and various environments
  • Emerging analytical tools
  • Microbiology
  • thermal sensation and adaptation
  • physiological responses to temperature
  • IEQ perception
  • IEQ case studies and surveys
  • outdoor and indoor IEQ
  • thermal comfort performance of HVAC
  • thermal comfort performance of HVAC
  • thermal comfort performance of HVAC
  • thermal comfort performance of HVAC
  • air cleaners
  • passive cleaning technology
  • human emissions
  • particles and new pollutants
  • IAQ measuring techniques
  • emissions from building products
  • emissions from consumer products
  • emission modeling and case studies
  • mould and moisture related health problems
  • IAQ and health effects
  • IAQ, Infection and health effects
  • impact of policy, standards, protocols and awareness
  • general IAQ case studies and surveys
  • pollutant containmant and infiltration
  • demand controlled ventilation
  • ventilation efficiency
  • STC 33 meeting – Thermal comfort: Theory and practice
  • Exposure pathways
  • microbiome surveys
  • meaurement techniques and health implications
  • microbiome environment interactions
  • chemistry
  • IAQ surveys and case studies
  • AHU and ducts
  • behaviour response
  • filtration
  • IAQ in green buildings workshop
  • EVIA workshop
  • Changing the game in the management of Indoor Air Quality – Real time monitoring for improved health, comfort and energy efficiency
  • Impact of the outdoor air quality on indoor environments
  • Indoor Surface Chemistry
  • Determining SVOC Emission Parameters from Building Materials
  • The next steps in school IAQ
  • Field studies of particle filtration effectiveness
  • Air quality in specific environments
  • A new standard and guideline on indoor environmental parameters for design and energy evaluations of buildings EN16798-1 and TR16789-2 (EN15251revised)
  • energy efficiency and healthy buildings EU sustainable building
  • IAQ Belgium
  • natural ventilation
  • perception/odors/surveys
  • human emissions
  • Microbiology (Sloan)
  • Microbiology II (Sloan)
  • building materials and references emissions
  • e-cigarette
  • IEA Annex 68 workshop
  • Sloan workshop


ISIAQ Summer School

If you are a student in the Master’s program, PhD student or post-doctoral fellow, if you believe that efficient, comfortable and healthy buildings are not only possible but necessary, if you are interested in building lasting collaborations and have fun doing it all…

ISIAQ summer school gives a valuable opportunity to become acquainted with the advances and current directions in ISIAQ-related research fields. Enrollees (registration at the bottom of second page) will interact with some of the world’s foremost specialist in the field.

The two-day program will consist of four lectures on the thematic areas covered by ISIAQ: (1) IAQ and Exposure, (2) Ventilation, (3) Microbiology of the Built Environment, (4) Thermal comfort and Human perception. Two tutorials at the beginning of each day will help scholars structure their papers and presentations in an efficient way. Finally, we will have an organized visit to a sustainable buildings in the area which will be facilitated by the building project coordinator and one of our speakers.

Location: Ghent University’ downtown campus, Belgium (map).

Cost: 130 EUR (includes entire program, food & drinks, gifts).

Housing: Optional (not included) – We pre-booked student dorms of Ghent University at the low rate of 60 EUR for 2 nights. Check-In July 1st.

Register HERE.


July 2 Saturday

08:00 – 09:00Introductory session – Participants getting to know each other and their work
09:00 – 10:30Tutorial: “How to write a scientific paper”
11:00 – 12:30Lecture: “IAQ and Exposure”
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00Lecture: “Ventilation”
15:00 – 18:00Field visit: “Building and IAQ audit (planning, deploying instruments, executing measurements, discussion)”
18:00 – 21:00Sightseeing followed by dinner

July 3 Sunday

09:00 – 10:30Tutorial: “How to give an effective presentation”
11:00 – 12:30Lecture: “Microbiology of the Built Environment”
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00Lecture: “Thermal comfort and Human perception”
15:00 – 18:00Guided tour around Ghent
18:00Indoor Air 2016 conference opening ceremony


Architecture Day

Architects for a healthy indoor air!


Being an architect, your responsibility for creating a healthy indoor environment is highly underrated.
Healthy indoor air is a basic human right (WHO, 2000), because of its importance in determining health and wellbeing. Unfortunately the control of indoor air quality is often poor, because of a lack of understanding of the basic principles and underlying policies. The impact only increased now that sustainable, low-energy, passive and zero-energy houses became common practice and energy-efficient renovations are a necessity.


By respecting basic rules and knowledge, an architect can significantly reduce indoor exposures to polluting substances.
The Indoor Air Architecture Day is a half day symposium, organized as an add-on to the International Indoor Air Conference. World’s most renowned experts and best speakers will present you the state-of-the art for creating a healthy indoor air, with practical guidelines, basic principles and knowledge with respect to the current building policies.


Detailed program: Comming soon!

Place: Ghent University, UFO Building, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, B-9000 Ghent
Registration: Monday 4th of July 2016 from 8:30 (free access to morning program of the International Indoor Air Conference, for details see
When: Monday 4th of July 2016, 13:30 until 18:00
Registration fee: € 200


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