• December 17, 2021 Abstract submission deadline
  • February 1, 2022 Abstract notification
  • February 28, 2022 Workshop proposal deadline
  • March 31, 2022 Full paper deadline for Scientific Submissions
  • March 31, 2022 Extended abstract deadline for Industry Submissions
  • June 1, 2022 Final Acceptance for submitters



  • Abstract submission / workshop proposal can be done via the website only
  • Maximum length of submission is 550 words
  • Please choose the most suitable theme for your submission (see bottom of this page for the list!)
  • Please choose the submission category Scientific/Industry/Workshop
  • Please list all the authors involved


Scientific submissions

Scientific category submissions will be double blind reviewed and accepted papers will be published by IOP Conference series. If you are looking to get your paper published/indexed please submit your work to Scientific category even if it is industry related.

If your abstract gets accepted we will then request a full paper (template will be provided with notification). Please note that the final acceptance will be made based on the full paper. Final notifications will be sent by June 1, 2022.

Both abstract and full paper will be blind reviewed (double blind review)

Accepted papers will be INDEXED and published via IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.

Papers will be also published in the conference online program.

Registration from the presenting author is required. Fees will be available later on.


Industry submissions

To support collaboration between academia and industry we have also created industry category for submissions. With this category the submissions do not have to follow the scientific submission criteria.

If your abstract gets accepted we will then request an extended abstract (template will be provided with notification). Please note that the final acceptance will be made based on the extended abstract. Final notifications will be sent by June 1, 2022

Registration from the presenting author is required. Fees will be available later on.

Accepted Industry submissions will be published in the conference online program but they will NOT be published in the proceedings/INDEXED.


Workshop submissions
Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 28, 2022. Please note that we need registration from all the moderators of the workshop. Fees will be available later on.



Any questions regarding submission or content please contact pekka.huovila[at]


Virtual conference

Organizers want to pay attention to environmental aspects and thus the SBEFin2022 Helsinki Conference will be organized virtually


Virtual conference means:

Easier Networking

  • Using our conference platform you can network and interact with other participants and speakers from your home or office
  • 1-2-1 messages and video calls are available and you can see who is attending.
  • You can also schedule meetings with other participants
  • the speakers are available to reach via the platform, the discussion can continue after the presentations

Wider Group of Audience

  • As the conference is not tied to a certain location, we can reach bigger audience from all over the globe.

Access the material 24/7 for 60 days

  • You can watch the presentations and access the material 24/7.
  • All the sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be available in the platform
  • Platform will stay online after the event for 60 days so you can continue to watch the presentations and network!

Conference themes



1. Inclusive and Resilient Cities
•    participatory approaches
•    resource efficiency
•    post Covid solutions

Inclusive and resilient cities call for smart and sustainable solutions to engage different stakeholders to develop innovative solutions in a resource-wise way. The topics may encompass aspects from planning and land use, waste and wastewater management to energy systems, cooling solutions and smart low carbon mobility. Services supporting sustainable lifestyles are welcome as well as examples from the slow city concept. Novel Post Covid solutions supporting creation of healthy living and working environments would be interesting to hear from different parts of the globe.


2. Circular Neighbourhoods
•    nature based solutions
•    biodiversity
•    monitoring

Neighbourhoods affect their inhabitants’ life in various ways. Circularity is one approach to do it sustainably. Cost-efficient solutions inspired and supported by nature, provide environmental, social and economic benefits and help to build resilience and bring more diverse processes into neighbourhoods through locally adapted systemic interventions. Simple indicators and accurate monitoring systems are called for. The neighbourhood level topics may range from local food production to the use of virtual reality, augmented reality or game technologies. Examples of managing biodiversity are welcome as well as sustainable tourism.


3. Responsibly sourced materials
•    embodied carbon
•    material/building passports
•    digital marketplace

Life cycle assessment based environmental product declarations provide reliable information for material and building passports. The share of embodied carbon during the life cycle is increasing in nearly zero energy buildings. Examples of product and building level solutions during the construction life cycle should be shared. Aspects of deconstruction without losing value and support of digitalization are desired. The use of BIM, LCA LCC and Level(s) would complete the picture. Good examples from managing construction plastics add value. Energy management solutions integrating electric vehicle charging stations in buildings is another interesting topic.


4. Construction value chain
•    sustainable consumption and production
•    procurement
•    business models

Construction life cycle from use and end of life stage to product and construction process stages is affected by regulatory guidance in the construction value chain. Procurement models based on business models are linked with process models to create environmental, economic and social and cultural value. Various contract models from integrated project delivery or alliance construction to different life cycle services and ‘as a service’ concepts suit well. Latest developments in lean construction from different countries would be good to be shared. Examples from predicting, delivering and maintaining value promise are hoped to be heard supporting sustainable consumption and production.


5. New Skills and New Businesses
•    financing
•    job creation
•    frugal innovation

Sustainable built environment is a journey where new skills are needed. New businesses are created to provide jobs to present and future actors. New financing models, innovative sharing of spaces and ownership appear in different phases during the life cycle of buildings. Frugal innovation redesigns goods and services in a scalable and sustainable manner. Approaches of social entrepreneurship and collective impact are announced. Inclusive and equitable quality education promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all serves a cross-cutting theme.


Special tracks

Workshops addressing the Conference topics can be proposed. Interactive nature of sessions is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact directly

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