Special Issue "Advances in Discomfort Glare Research"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Prof. Sergio Altomonte
Architecture et Climat, Faculté d'Architecture, d'Ingénierie Architecturale, d'Urbanisme (LOCI), Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium
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Interests: Architecture, Daylighting, Discomfort Glare, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Sustainable Environmental Design, Comfort and well being
We would like to invite submissions for a Special Issue of Buildings, centred on advances in discomfort glare research. Although there have recently been several important developments in this field (e.g., the DGP glare index, application of HDR photography, new metrics, etc.), the robust prediction and evaluation of the subjective sensation of discomfort generated from a glare source is still characterised by uncertainties, particularly in the presence of daylight. On these basis, to encourage and disseminate progress in methods and new findings, we particularly welcome papers from groups of scholars in which the first author is a young researcher (e.g., doctoral or postdoctoral), presenting contributions focusing on, but not limited to: new methods of experimental design, data collection and statistical analysis from laboratory, test room, or field studies; the influence on the magnitude and occurrence of discomfort glare of variables different from those conventionally included in glare formulae (e.g., physio-psychological responses, temporal or personal factors, individual characteristics, etc.); the introduction and evaluation of new glare metrics, indices or scales; new methodologies of glare detection and/or prediction based on measurement or computer simulation; new glare protection and daylighting systems and strategies; etc.Prof. Sergio Altomonte
Dr. Michael Kent
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- Discomfort glare
- Daylighting and lighting
- Experimental design
- Research methods
- Human response
- Glare index
- Statistical modelling
- Computer simulation
- Shading systems