For Authors


Revised Full Paper

The Revised Full Paper has to be submitted to by 30 April 2016.



A. Abstract Categories

Papers are invited on the following subjects:

  • Special topic: Recent UHI and climate change research from cities in Asia Pacific and tropical countries
  • Relationship between UHI, urban planning, building energy consumption, and human comfort
  • Anthropogenic heat and urban pollution
  • Cooling effects (evaporation and evapotranspiration) from natural sources, such as vegetation, lakes, rivers, and ground
  • Simulation and analysis studies of UHI and its effects across different scales, including urban microclimate measurement and urban ventilation
  • Social and economic dimensions: UHI impacts on economy, health, and quality of life
  • Government policies on UHI mitigation and adaptation
  • Stakeholder (citizen, industry, and government) investments and feedback in cool cities
  • Building energy savings and air pollution reduction from cool surface deployment (field experiments and new analysis methods)
  • Development of novel cool materials for UHI mitigation
  • Development of performance testing standards for cool materials
  • Cool roof rating programs

B. Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • Only abstracts submitted via the online abstract submission portal will be accepted.
  • Abstract format:

1.     Include background, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions.

2.     Do not include section headings.

3.     Do not include tables, figures, or images.

4.     Do not exceed 500 words.

  • Each abstract can only be submitted under ONE abstract category, which should be that most relevant to the topic of research.
  • Authors may edit and modify submitted abstracts until the submission deadline. No additional editing can be made after the stipulated deadline.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts each author can submit.

C. Notification

  • Notification of acceptance or rejection by the Scientific Committee will be made to the submitting author via email by 11 December 2015.

D. Publication

  • Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.
  • The proceedings will be electronic.
  • There are no page or word limits for accepted papers.
  • The conference proceedings will be indexed with Elsevier to make the conference papers more accessible (to be confirmed).
  • After the conference, selected papers will undergo a peer-review process for publication in a special issue of Energy and Buildings: Countering Urban Heat Island (UHI) and Climate Change Through Mitigation and Adaptation.