Submission and Publications


The submissions must be max two page long extended abstracts or short papers, prepared using the ICMB21 extended abstract template. Further information about the expected content and the required formatting can be found within the template. All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s submission system.

It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that all co-authors agree on contributing the ICMB21 and the content of the submission. The system will ask you to tag your paper by one key area that ICMB21 is set to cover to ensure each paper is presented to the right audience and it receives efficient and rigorous expert feedback. Submissions will be handled by the area co-chairs for a preliminary assessment for suitability and will sent out for peer-review by committee members, who will make the final decision to accept or reject contributions, and if accepted, for oral or poster presentation.

Poster submission formatting guidelines: 

  • .png or .jpg file types only
  • Minimum width is 1000px (26.46cm)
  • Minimum height is 600px (15.88cm)
  • Maximum file size is 3MB
  • Don’t use a transparent background.
  • Minimum font size 12pt font (but larger is recommended)
  • Use high quality images to avoid pixelation (recommended minimum of 150dpi)
  • We also need you to supply a preview ‘thumbnail’ document which is a copy of the main poster document that has been made smaller. Recommended width and height is half of the main document.

If you have any issues formatting your poster, please email


All extended abstracts will be electronically printed at ScienceOpen as the ICMB21 proceedings collection, and assigned a Crosref DOI and a CC BY 4.0 attribution license.

Publication awards

We are pleased to announce that authors of outstanding extended abstracts/presentations will be awarded the prize to publish their full paper for open access publication at the Special Issue on Moisture in Buildings at UCL Open: Environment, a new broad scope and multidisciplinary open science journal dedicated to environment-related inter/cross-disciplinary research published by UCL Press. The awarding process will be made by the Scientific Committee and journal editorial board, based on the merits of the paper in terms of its significance, relevance, and quality. Please note that prize winner papers will be subjected to the journals open peer-review process.

All other participants are encouraged to develop full papers to submit to the special issue. Details regarding submission to, and peer review and publication at UCL Open: Environment can be seen here.

Poster prize

Atmosphere will be sponsoring a poster prize for the ICMB21. Atmosphere is an open access journal of scientific studies related to the atmospheric hazards, meteorology and air quality published monthly online by MDPI. The winner will be selected based on participants’ votes, with a prize awarded of 500 CHF (approx £389.00).