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Abstract Deadline Extended – Due December 7th!


Ventilation 2021: 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control

August 15-18, 2021 Toronto, Canada


Now Accepting Abstract

SUBMIT Abstract

The Ventilation 2021 Conference takes place Aug. 15-18, 2021 at the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto. Inaugurated in 1985, the "Industrial Ventilation Conference" takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. The conference has rotated locations and organizers between Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. The 2021 conference will be hosted by ASHRAE.

The proposed conference theme is “leading edge industrial ventilation technologies for a low-carbon environment.” The program will include and call for papers and separate call for presentations. More information to come regarding the Call for Papers and other important deadlines.

The goal of the conference is for international engineers, practitioners, researchers, scientists, and regulatory personnel working in the specialized industrial ventilation field to share recent advancements from a global perspective in the field of ventilation and contaminant control.

Key issues to be covered:

  • Occupational health, environmental emissions and safety considerations in industrial process ventilation system design and applications
  • Innovations in ventilation system (Equipment, Innovative sensors measurements, energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability, etc.) 
  • Thermal Hydraulic Modeling, measurement and test & balancing techniques, AI applications, optimization models, data mining, etc.
  • Industrial HVAC Systems- Innovation & Best Practices (Equipment, Controls, Risk Management, Energy Efficiency, Productivity, Sustainability, etc.) 
  • Best practices and risk evaluations and management in industrial ventilation and air conditioning systems application (advanced manufacturing, health care/operating theatres, professional kitchens, clean spaces/nanotechnology, tunnel and mine ventilation, power plants etc.)
  • Modeling Advances (New techniques, automation, scripting, etc.)
  • Best practices in data center and ventilation and air conditioning system design and applications.
  • Filtration Systems for Contaminant Control
  • Lesson learned in industrial ventilation and air conditioning systems design and applications. 

A track on Global Research Initiatives will be incorporated into the program. This track will investigate innovative solutions, including those still at a research stage, that have been proposed worldwide. The Global Research Initiatives  track will welcome new topics, related to the Covid-19, including specific submission about researchers and experiences related to:

  • Ventilation for infections control
  • Respiratory Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Hygiene in working environments  
  • Ventilation for Commercial and social gathering spaces

For questions related to Global Research Initiative, please contact the Track Chair, Dr. Umbero Berardi at the email: uberardi@ryerson.ca.


Monday, December 7, 2020

Paper Abstracts Due

Monday, January 11, 2021

Conference Paper Abstract Reviews Due

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Conference Paper Abstract Accept/Reject Notifications

Friday, January 1, 2021

Call for Presentation Proposals

Monday, March 1, 2021

Presentation Proposals Due

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Conference Papers Due

Monday, March 15, 2021

Presentation Proposal Acceptance Notification Sent

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Presentation Abstracts Due

Monday, April 12, 2021

Paper Reviews Due

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Notification of abstract decisions

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Notification of acceptance of presentation abstracts

Monday, May 3, 2021

Edited Manuscripts from authors with required revisions due

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Speaker Acceptance and forms due

Monday, May 17, 2021

Notificatin of re-review final decisions to authors

Monday, May 24, 2021

Final manuscripts from all authors

Steering Committee:

Doug Cochrane (Conference Chair)
Howard Goodfellow (Scientific Committee Chair)
Kevin Marple
Erich Binder
Mark Miller
Eileen Jensen
Deep Gosh

Scientific Committee:

Howard GoodFellow, University of Toronto
Jonathan Hale, Chair ACGIH industrial ventilation committee
Glenn Wood, Past Chair OHAO
Romain Guichard, INRS France
Guangyu Cao, NTNY Norway
Yi Wang, Xi'an Univ China
Toshio Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. Japan
Umberto Berardi, Ryerson Univ. Toronto
Kevin Marple, ASHRAE
Erich Binder, ASHRAE
Marianna Vellejo, ASHRAE