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Publication list for
Farhang Tahmasebi
E259 - Institute of Architectural Sciences
as author or essentially involved person

84 records (2012 - 2017)


Publications in Scientific Journals


W. O´Brien, H. Burak Gunay, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Guest Editorial Special issue on the fundamentals of occupant behaviour research";
Journal of Building Performance Simulation (invited), Special issue on the fundamentals of occupant behaviour research (2017).

N. Ghiassi, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Harnessing buildings´ operational diversity in a computational framework for high-resolution urban energy modeling";
Building Simulation, 2017 (2017).

W. William, H. Burak Gunay, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A preliminary study of representing the inter-occupant diversity in occupant modelling";
Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10 (2017), 5-6; 509 - 526.

G. Gourlis, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Performance Simulation of External Metal Mesh Screen Devices: A Case Study";
Applied Mechanics and Materials, (*) (2016), 1 - 9.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"The sensitivity of building performance simulation results to the choice of occupants´ presence models: a case study";
Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10 (2017), 5-6; 625 - 635.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"On the quality evaluation of behavioural models for building performance applications";
Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 10 (2017), 5-6; 554 - 564.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi, M. Kayalar:
"Prediction of plug loads in office buildings: Simplified and probabilistic methods";
Energy and Buildings, 129 (2016), 322 - 329.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"An inquiry into the reliability of window operation models in building performance simulation";
Building and Environment, 105 (2016), 343 - 357.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"The deployment-dependence of occupancy-related models in building performance simulation";
Energy and Buildings, 117 (2016), 313 - 320.

D. Yan, W. O´Brien, T. Hong, X. Feng, H. Burak Gunay, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Occupant behavior modeling for building performance simulation: Current state and future challenges";
Energy and Buildings, 107 (2015), 264 - 278.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Stochastic models of occupants' presence in the context building system control";
Advances in Building Energy Research, 1 (2015), 1 - 9.

F. Tahmasebi, S. Mostofi, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the implications of different occupancy modelling approaches for building performance simulation results";
Energy Procedia, Proceedings of 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 (2015), 172.

P. Penna, F. Cappelletti, A. Gasparella, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Multi-Stage Calibration of the Simulation Model of a School Building through Short-Term Monitoring";
www.itcon.org - Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 20 (2015), Special Issue; 132 - 145.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"Predicting people's presence in buildings: An empirically based model performance analysis";
Energy and Buildings, 86 (2015), 349 - 355.


Contributions to Proceedings


A. Mahdavi, M. Del Bolgia, F. Tahmasebi:
"Understanding the user-driven natural ventilation in Buildings: Can we benefit from the operationalisation of high-level human-ecological concepts?";
in: "Proceedings of the 9th Windsor Conference", N. Fergus, S. Roaf, L. Brotas, M. Humphreys et al. (ed.); Windos Conference, Windso, 2016, 1304 - 1316.

F. Tahmasebi, U. Pont, M. Taheri, A. Mahdavi:
"Das Verhalten von Gebäudenutzern - eine unzureichend erforschte Problematik?";
accepted for publication in: "Forschungstag 2016", Fakultät für Arch & RPL (ed.); issued by: Tu Wien, Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung; Forschungstag 2016, Wien, 2016.

M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi, U. Pont, A. Mahdavi:
"Gebäudemonitoring als Weg zu Energieeffizienz im Gebäudebestand";
accepted for publication in: "Forschungstag 2016", Fakultät für Arch & RPL (ed.); issued by: Tu Wien, Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung; Forschungstag 2016, Wien, 2016.

M. Schuss, U. Pont, F. Tahmasebi, M. Taheri, A. Mahdavi:
"Simulationsbasierte Optimierung des Gebäudebetriebs: Beiträge zum RESSEEPE - Projekt";
accepted for publication in: "Forschungstag 2016", Fakultät für Arch & RPL (ed.); issued by: Tu Wien, Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung; Forschungstag 2016, Wien, 2016.

M. Kayalar, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the interrelationships between occupants' presence patterns and plug loads in an office building";
in: "(Printed) Proceedings of CESB 2016: Central Europe towards sustainable building 2016 - innovations for sustrainable future", CESB16 - Book of (extented) abstracts; P. Hàjek, J. Tywoniak, A. Lupisek (ed.); issued by: CESB2016; Eigenverlag der CESB2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016, ISBN: 9788027102488, 399 - 400.

P. Penna, S. Schmiedhofer, F. Cappelletti, A. Gasparella, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A Multi-Stages Approach to the Calibration of a School Building as Simulation Model";
in: "Proceedings of the 14 IBPSA Conference", V Garg et al. (ed.); issued by: IBPSA; IBPSA, Hyderabad, India, 2015, Paper ID 2298, 8 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A Systematic Assessment of the Sensitivity of Building Performance Simulation Results with Regard to Occupancy-Related Input Assumptions";
in: "Proceedings of the 14 IBPSA Conference", V Garg et al. (ed.); issued by: IBPSA; IBPSA, Hyderabad, India, 2015, Paper ID 2164, 7 pages.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"The Inter-individual Variance of the Defining Markers of Occupancy Patterns in Office Buildings: A Case Study";
in: "Proceedings of the 14 IBPSA Conference", V Garg et al. (ed.); issued by: IBPSA; IBPSA, Hyderabad, India, 2015, Paper ID 2163, 5 pages.

A. Wurm, U. Pont, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Overheating risk in buildings: A case study of the impact of alternative construction solutions and operational regimes";
in: "(Printed) Proceedings of CESB 2016: Central Europe towards sustainable building 2016 - innovations for sustrainable future", Book of (extented) abstracts; P. Hàjek, J. Tywoniak, A. Lupisek (ed.); issued by: CESB2016; Eigenverlag der CESB2016, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016, ISBN: 9788027102488, 377 - 378.


Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry)


A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"Predictive models of electrical energy use in office buildings due to plug loads";
Talk: Building Simulation 2017 - 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, San Francisco, USA; 2017-08-07 - 2017-08-09; in: "Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-9, 2017", IBPSA (ed.); IBPSA, (2017), 1005 - 1010.

M. Taheri, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Consideration of Inhabitants' Diversity in Building Performance Simulation: Does It Matter?";
Talk: Building Simulation 2017 - 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, San Francisco, USA; 2017-08-07 - 2017-08-09; in: "Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-9, 2017", IBPSA (ed.); IBPSA, (2017), 82 - 88.

A. Mahdavi, N. Ghiassi, M. Vuckovic, M. Taheri, F. Tahmasebi:
"High-resolution representations of internal and external boundary conditions in urban energy modelling";
Talk: Building Simulation 2017 - 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, San Francisco, USA; 2017-08-07 - 2017-08-09; in: "Proceedings of the 15th IBPSA Conference San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-9, 2017", IBPSA (ed.); IBPSA, (2017), 28 - 37.

M. Vuckovic, S. Attila, R. Gallardo Gomez, N. Hodzic, V. Lisyana, P.R. Rissetto, M. Solman, T. Tezarek, N. Ghiassi, M. Taheri, F. Tahmasebi, U. Pont, A. Mahdavi:
"The EMULATE Project Course as an instance of Research-guided teaching";
Talk: Vienna Young Scientists Symposium 2017, Wien, TU Wien; 2017-06-01 - 2017-06-02; in: "VIENNA young SCIENTISTS SYMPOSIUM", G. Artner, A. Bogadi, J. Grames, I. Hahn, P. Hans, H. Krebs, T. Rouhi (ed.); Book-of-Abstracts, (2017), ISBN: 978-3-9504017-5-2; 152 - 153.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"Accounting for the diversity of use patterns in representations of office plug loads in building performance simulation";
Talk: Building Simulation Applications - 3rd IBPSA-Italy Conference Bozen-Bolzano 8.2.17 - 10.2.17, Bozen, Italien; 2017-02-08 - 2017-02-10; in: "Building Simulation Applications Proceedings", M Baratieri, V. Corrado, A. Gasparella, F. Patuzzi (ed.); bu.press (publisher of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), 3. (2017), ISSN: 2531-6702; Paper ID 71, 6 pages.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi, W. O´Brien, H. Burak Gunay:
"The diversity challenge in models of occupants' presence in buildings";
Talk: Building Simulation Applications - 3rd IBPSA-Italy Conference Bozen-Bolzano 8.2.17 - 10.2.17, Bozen, Italien; 2017-02-08 - 2017-02-10; in: "Building Simulation Applications Proceedings", M Baratieri, V. Corrado, A. Gasparella, F. Patuzzi (ed.); bu.press (publisher of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), 3. (2017), ISSN: 2531-6702; Paper ID 70, 6 pages.

G. Gourlis, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Performance simulation of external metal mesh screen devices: a case study";
Talk: enviBUILD 2016 International Conference on Buildings and Environment, Brno, Czech Republic; 2016-09-22 - 2016-09-23; in: "enviBUILD 2016 International Conference on Buildings and Environment", (2016), 1 - 9.

A. Mahdavi, S. Glawischnig, M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi, A. Heiderer:
"Structured building monitoring; Ontologies and platform";
Talk: ECPPM 2016 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Limassol, Cyprus; 2016-09-07 - 2016-09-09; in: "Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling", S.E. Christodoulou, R.J. Scherer (ed.); Balkema, (2016), ISBN: 9781138032804; 651 - 658.

A. Mahdavi, H. Shirdel, F. Tahmasebi:
"A novel approach to building performance optimization via iterative operations on attribute clusters of design options";
Talk: ECPPM 2016 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Limassol, Cyprus; 2016-09-07 - 2016-09-09; in: "Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling", S.E. Christodoulou, R.J. Scherer (ed.); Balkema, (2016), ISBN: 9781138032804; 493 - 498.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Necessary conditions for the accountable inclusion of dynamic representations of inhabitants in building information models";
Talk: ECPPM 2016 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Limassol, Cyprus; 2016-09-07 - 2016-09-09; in: "Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling", S.E. Christodoulou, R.J. Scherer (ed.); Balkema, (2016), ISBN: 9781138032804; 409 - 416.

A. Mahdavi, M. Del Bolgia, F. Tahmasebi, M. Schuss:
"Prediction of user-driven window operation in buildings";
Talk: Indoor Air 2016 - The 14TH International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Ghent, Belgium; 2016-07-03 - 2016-07-08; in: "Proceedings of the 14TH International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Ghent, Belgium", J. Laverge, T. Salthammer, M. Stranger (ed.); ISAIQ - International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, (2016).

F. Tahmasebi, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi:
"Toward a systematic assessment of window operation models in buildings";
Talk: Indoor Air 2016 - The 14TH International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Ghent, Belgium; 2016-07-03 - 2016-07-08; in: "Proceedings of the 14TH International Conference of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Ghent, Belgium", J. Laverge, T. Salthammer, M. Stranger (ed.); ISAIQ - International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, (2016).

M. Kayalar, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the interrelationships between occupants' presence patterns and plug loads in an office building";
Talk: Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2016 - Innovations for sustainable Future, Prague, Czech Republic; 2016-06-22 - 2016-06-24; in: "(Printed) Proceedings of CESB 2016: Central Europe towards sustainable building 2016 - innovations for sustrainable future", P. Hàjek, J. Tywoniak, A. Lupisek (ed.); Prague, Czech Republic (2016), ISBN: 9788027102488; Paper ID p.1404-1409, 8 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"An inquiry into reliability of occupant behaviour models for building performance simulation";
Talk: Vienna Young Scientists Symposium 2016, Vienna; 2016-06-09 - 2016-06-10; in: "Proceedings of Vienna Young Scientists Symposium 2016", B. Ullmann, .. TU Wien et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat / TU Wien, (2016), ISBN: 978-3-9504017-2-1; Paper ID ARP4, 2 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the effectiveness of window operation models for thermal comfort and energy performance assessments";
Talk: Proceedings of the CESBP Central European Symposium on Building Physics AND BauSIM 2016, Dresden, Germany; 2016-09-14 - 2016-09-16; in: "Proceedings of BauSim 2016", J. Grunewald et al. (ed.); Technische Universität Dresden / Scientific Committee of the CESBP // Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, (2016), 978‐3‐8167‐9798‐2; 489 - 496.

P. Penna, S. Schmiedhofer, F. Cappelletti, A. Gasparella, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A Multi-Stages Approach to the Calibration of a School Building as Simulation Model";
Talk: Building Simulation 2015 - 14th International Conference of IBPSA, Hyderabad, Indien; 2015-12-07 - 2015-12-09; in: "Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference", V Garg et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat / Peer Review, IBPSA, (2015), 99.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A Systematic Assessment of the Sensitivity of Building Performance Simulation Results with Regard to Occupancy-Related Input Assumptions";
Talk: Building Simulation 2015 - 14th International Conference of IBPSA, Hyderabad, Indien; 2015-12-07 - 2015-12-09; in: "Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference", V Garg et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat / Peer Review, IBPSA, (2015), 51.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"The Inter-individual Variance of the Defining Markers of Occupancy Patterns in Office Buildings: A Case Study";
Talk: Building Simulation 2015 - 14th International Conference of IBPSA, Hyderabad, Indien; 2015-12-07 - 2015-12-09; in: "Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference", V Garg et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat / Peer Review, IBPSA, (2015), 73.

A. Wurm, U. Pont, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Overheating risk in buildings: A case study of the impact of alternative construction solutions and operational regimes";
Talk: Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2016 - Innovations for sustainable Future, Prague, Czech Republic; 2016-06-22 - 2016-06-24; in: "(Printed) Proceedings of CESB 2016: Central Europe towards sustainable building 2016 - innovations for sustrainable future", P. Hàjek, J. Tywoniak, A. Lupisek (ed.); Prague, Czech Republic (2016), ISBN: 9788027102488; Paper ID 1319 (p.1325-1332), 8 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, S. Mostofi, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the implications of different occupancy modelling approaches for building performance simulation results";
Talk: 6th International Building Physics Conference 2015, Torino, Italy; 2015-07-14 - 2015-07-17; in: "6th International Building Physics Conference 2015", M. Perino, V. Corrado (ed.); Proceedings of 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 (2015).

F. Tahmasebi, M. Taheri, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi:
"Improving energy efficiency through the optimization of building's operation regime: simulation based case-studies";
Talk: BSA2015 - Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference, Bozen, Italien; 2015-02-04 - 2015-02-06; in: "Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference", IBPSA Italy (ed.); Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, 2nd IBPSA Italy Conference (2015), Paper ID 111, 7 pages.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"Aspects of uncertainty in representation of occupant's diversity in building performance simulation";
Talk: BSA2015 - Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference, Bozen, Italien; 2015-02-04 - 2015-02-06; in: "Building Simulation Applications 2015 - 2nd IBPSA-Italy Conference", IBPSA Italy (ed.); Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, 2nd IBPSA Italy Conference (2015), Paper ID 109, 4 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Occupancy modelling in the context of building systems control";
Talk: Advanced Building Skins - Conference Proceedings of the 9th ENERGY FORUM, Bressanone, Italy; 2014-10-28 - 2014-10-29; in: "Advanced Building Skins - Conference Proceedings of the 9th ENERGY FORUM", EF ECONOMIC FORUM (ed.); Verlag mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat, (2014), ISBN: 978-3-98120537-4; 849 - 857.

C. Tauber, F. Tahmasebi, R. Zach, A. Mahdavi:
"Calibration of schedules in building simulation using runtime monitoring";
Talk: BauSim2014 - Human-centred building(s), Aachen, Deutschland; 2014-09-22 - 2014-09-24; in: "BauSim2014 - Gabäude für Menschen", C. van Treeck, D. Müller (ed.); Eigenauflage mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat, (2014), ISBN: 978-3-00-047160-5; 6 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the predictive Potential of probabilistic occupancy models";
Talk: BauSim2014 - Human-centred building(s), Aachen, Deutschland; 2014-09-22 - 2014-09-24; in: "BauSim2014 - Gabäude für Menschen", C. van Treeck, D. Müller (ed.); Eigenauflage mit wissenschaftlichem Lektorat, (2014), ISBN: 978-3-00-047160-5; 5 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Generation and evaluation of embedded probabilistic occupancy models for predictive building systems control";
Talk: ECPPM 2014 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Wien, Österreich; 2014-09-17 - 2014-09-19; in: "Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM2014), Vienna, Austria, 17-19 September 2014", A. Mahdavi, B. Martens, R.J. Scherer (ed.); Taylor & Francis - Balkema, 1/1/Boca Raton|London|New York|Leiden (2014), ISBN: 978-1-138-02710-7; 675 - 680.

C. Tauber, F. Tahmasebi, R. Zach, A. Mahdavi:
"Automated simulation model calibration based on runtime building monitoring";
Talk: ECPPM 2014 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Wien, Österreich; 2014-09-17 - 2014-09-19; in: "Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM2014), Vienna, Austria, 17-19 September 2014", A. Mahdavi, B. Martens, R.J. Scherer (ed.); Taylor & Francis - Balkema, 1/1/Boca Raton|London|New York|Leiden (2014), ISBN: 978-1-138-02710-7; 265 - 270.

P. Penna, A. Gasparella, F. Cappelletti, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Optimization-based calibration of a school building based on short-term monitoring data";
Talk: ECPPM 2014 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Wien, Österreich; 2014-09-17 - 2014-09-19; in: "Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM2014), Vienna, Austria, 17-19 September 2014", A. Mahdavi, B. Martens, R.J. Scherer (ed.); Taylor & Francis - Balkema, 1/1/Boca Raton|London|New York|Leiden (2014), ISBN: 978-1-138-02710-7; 259 - 264.

F. Tahmasebi, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi:
"Monitoring-based dynamically updated occupancy models for predictive building systems control";
Talk: NSB2014 - 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, Lund, Schweden; 2014-06-15 - 2014-06-19; in: "NSB2014 - 10th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics", J. Arfvidsson, L.E. Harderup, A. Kumlin, B. Rosencrantz (ed.); (2014), ISBN: 978-91-88722-51-5; 550 - 557.

S. Torabi Moghadam, F. Soncini, S.P. Corgnati, V. Fabi, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"The Impact of Window Operation Assumptions on the Thermal Simulation Results of an Office Building";
Talk: 2nd ICAUD - International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design, Tirana, Albanien; 2014-05-08 - 2014-05-09; in: "2nd ICAUD - Proceedings", EPOKA Univ.; Dep. of Arch. (ed.); EPOKA-University, (2014), 8 pages.

M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Kalibrierte Simulationsmodelle für vorausschauende Steuerung der Gebäudetechnik";
Poster: Dicht: Die Ökologie der städtischen Verdichtung - BauZ! Wiener Kongress für zukunftsfähiges Bauen, Wien; 2014-02-13 - 2014-02-14; in: "Tagungsband. Dicht-Die Ökologie der städtischen Verdichtung. BauZ! Wiener Kongress für Zukunftsfähiges Bauen. 18.-19. Februar 2010", B. Lipp (ed.); IBO - Verlag, Wien (2014), ISBN: 978-3-900403-43-0; 59 - 64.

M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi, E.M. Vazifeh, A. Mahdavi:
"The Influence of Online Weather Forecast Uncertainties on the Performance of Predictive Zone Controllers";
Talk: enviBUILD 2013 - Buildings and Environment, Bratislava; 2013-10-17; in: "enviBUILD 2013 - Buildings and Environment", J. Hraska et al. (ed.); STU - Nakladateľstvo STU, Bratislava 2013, 1 (2013), ISBN: 978-80-227-4070-8; 6 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A Two-Staged Simulation Model Calibration Approach to Virtual Sensors for Building Performance Data";
Poster: BS2013 - Building Simulation 2013, Chambery / Frankreich; 2013-08-25 - 2013-08-29; in: "Building Simulation 2013 - 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.", IBPSA (ed.); IBPSA, (2013), ISBN: 978-2-7466-6294-0; 610 - 615.

M. Taheri, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"A Case Study of Optimization-Aided Thermal Building Performance Simulation Calibration";
Poster: BS2013 - Building Simulation 2013, Chambery / Frankreich; 2013-08-25 - 2013-08-29; in: "Building Simulation 2013 - 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.", IBPSA (ed.); IBPSA, (2013), ISBN: 978-2-7466-6294-0; 605 - 609.

R. Zach, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Simulation-powered virtual sensors in building monitoring systems";
Talk: CESBP - 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Wien, Österreich; 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-11; in: "Proceedings of the 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics 9-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria", A. Mahdavi, B. Martens (ed.); ÖKK-Editions, 1 (2013), ISBN: 978-3-85437-321-6; 657 - 664.

M. Taheri, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Two case studies in optimization-based thermal building performance model calibration";
Talk: CESBP - 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics, Wien, Österreich; 2013-09-09 - 2013-09-11; in: "Proceedings of the 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics 9-11 September 2013, Vienna, Austria", A. Mahdavi, B. Martens (ed.); ÖKK-Editions, 1 (2013), ISBN: 978-3-85437-321-6; 559 - 564.

M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi, E.M. Vazifeh, A. Mahdavi:
"Toward Improving Energy Efficiency of Existing Buildings via Monitoring-Supported Predictive Systems Control";
Talk: CLIMA 2013 - 11th REHVA World Congress and the 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, Prag, Tschechische Republik; 2013-06-16 - 2013-06-19; in: "CLIMA 2013 - 11th REHVA World Congress and the 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings", K. Kabele, M. Urban, K. Suchý, M. Lain (ed.); Society of Environmental Engineering (STP), 1/1/1 (2013), Paper ID 227, 10 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Optimization-based simulation model calibration using sensitivity analysis";
Talk: Simulace Budov a Techniky Prostredi - 7. narodni konference s mezinarodni ucasti, Brno, Tschechien; 2012-11-08 - 2012-11-09; in: "Simulace Budov a Techniky Prostredi", O. Sikula, J. Hirs (ed.); Ceska Technika - nakladatelstvi CVUT, 1 (2012), ISBN: 978-80-260-3392-9; Paper ID 71, 5 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, R. Zach, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi:
"Simulation model calibration: An optimization-based approach";
Talk: BauSim2012 - "Gebäudesimulation auf den Größenskalen Bauteil, Raum, Gebäude, Stadtquartier", Berlin; 2012-09-26 - 2012-09-28; in: "BauSIM 2012 - "Gebäudesimulation auf den Größenskalen Bauteil, Raum, Gebäude, Stadtquartier"", C. Nytsch-Geusen et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag / wissenschaftliches Kommittee der IBPSA Germany-Austria, 1 (2012), Paper ID 170, 6 pages.

J. Weber, R. Zach, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Inclusion of user-related monitoring data in the run-time calbration of building performance simulation models";
Talk: BauSim2012 - "Gebäudesimulation auf den Größenskalen Bauteil, Raum, Gebäude, Stadtquartier", Berlin; 2012-09-26 - 2012-09-28; in: "BauSIM 2012 - "Gebäudesimulation auf den Größenskalen Bauteil, Raum, Gebäude, Stadtquartier"", C. Nytsch-Geusen et al. (ed.); Eigenverlag / wissenschaftliches Kommittee der IBPSA Germany-Austria, 1 (2012), Paper ID 164, 7 pages.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"An optimization-based approach to recurrent calibration of building performance simulation models";
Talk: ECPPM2012 eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction,, Reykjavík, Island; 2012-07-25 - 2012-07-27; in: "eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction", G. Gudnason, R. Scherer et al. (ed.); Taylor & Francis, (2012), ISBN: 978-0-415-62128-1; 145 - 150.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Monitoring-based optimization-assisted calibration of the thermal performance model of an office building";
Talk: 1ICAUD, Tirana, Albanien; 2012-04-18 - 2012-04-21; in: "Proceedings - First International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design - 1-ICAUD", EPOKA Univ.; Dep. of Arch. (ed.); Epoka University Press, 1 (2012), ISBN: 9789928-135-01-8; 5 pages.


Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry)


F. Tahmasebi:
"Exploring the Effectiveness of Occupant Behavior Models Toward More Reliable Building Performance Simulation";
Talk: Current Topics in Building Performance WinterTerm 2016/2017, Current Topics in Building Performance WinterTerm 2016/2017; 2016-10-07 - 2017-01-20.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"How to make the most of Occupant Behavior Modeling for Building Performance Simulation";
Keynote Lecture: IEA Annex 66 Expert Meeting, Ottawa Canada, Ottawa, Kanada (invited); 2016-08-03 - 2016-08-05.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"Approaches to prediction of plug loads in office buildings";
Keynote Lecture: IEA Annex 66 Expert Meeting, Ottawa Canada, Ottawa, Kanada (invited); 2016-08-03 - 2016-08-05.

A. Mahdavi, S. Glawischnig, M. Schuss, F. Tahmasebi, A. Heiderer:
"Occupant Monitoring Guidelines (IEA-Annex 66, Activity 4.2.; Annex 66- Meeting, March/April 2016, Vienna): Data management";
Talk: IEA Annex 66 Meeting Vienna, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria; 2016-03-30 - 2016-04-02.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"An inquiry into reliability of window operation models";
Talk: IEA Annex 66 Meeting Vienna, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria; 2016-03-30 - 2016-04-02.

F. Tahmasebi:
"Modeling Occupants for Building Performance Simulation";
Talk: Current Topics in Building Performance WinterTerm 2015/2016, Wien; 2015-10-09 - 2016-01-22.

F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Systematic Assessment of the Sensitivity of Building Performance Simulation Results to the Occupancy Modelling Approaches";
Talk: Annex 66 - Meeting, Summer 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany, Karlsruhe, Germany (invited); 2015-08-03 - 2015-08-05.

A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi:
"Deployment of probabilistic occupancy models in building operation";
Talk: Symposium on Occupant Behavior: OB-14 and Annex 66, Nottingham, UK (invited); 2014-08-04 - 2014-08-06.

F. Tahmasebi:
"Monitoring-Based, Optimization-Assisted Simulation Model Calibration";
Talk: Current Topics in Building Performance (Ringseminar WS2013), Wien, TU Wien; 2013.


Doctor's Theses (authored and supervised)


F. Tahmasebi:
"Exploring the effectiveness of occupant behavior models toward more reliable building performance simulation";
Supervisor, Reviewer: A. Mahdavi, A. Wagner, C. Kühn; Institut für Architekturwissenschaften, Abteilung Bauphysik und Bauökologie, 2016; oral examination: 2016-10-13.


Diploma and Master Theses (authored and supervised)


C Parrella:
"Exploring the Potential of Organic Cells in Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems";
Supervisor: A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi; Institut für Architekturwissenschaften, Abteilung Bauphysik und Bauökologie, 2017; final examination: 2017-11-22.

S. Zwoniarkiewicz:
"Life cycle design of a single family house in Poland - comparative study";
Supervisor: A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi; Institut für Architekturwissenschaften, Abteilung Bauphysik und Bauökologie, 2017; final examination: 2017-10-18.

M. Dukic:
"Predicting People´S Operation Of Shading Devices In Office Buildings";
Supervisor: A. Mahdavi, F. Tahmasebi; Institut für Architekturwissenschaften, Abteilung Bauphysik und Bauökologie, 2017; final examination: 2017-04-25.


Scientific Reports


A. Mahdavi, N. Ghiassi, M. Vuckovic, M. Taheri, F. Tahmasebi, S. Fenz, K. Kiesel, S. Glawischnig, U. Pont:
"Forschungsproposal EMULATE - Energy Modeling for Urban Level Assessment Tools and Environments / Research Studios Austria, 5. Ausschreibung";
Report for FFG - Programm Research Studios Austria; Report No. 1, 2016; 54 pages.

F. Tahmasebi, U. Pont, A. Mahdavi:
"Kurzbeschreibung IEA EBC Annex 66: Definition und Simulation von Nutzerverhalten in Gebäuden";
Report for BMVIT/IEA/Annex; Report No. 1, 2016; 3 pages.

U. Pont, F. Tahmasebi, A. Mahdavi:
"Tätigkeitsreport - IEA ANNEX 66 - Abhaltung des IEA Annex 66 3rd phase Expert working Meeting März/April 2016, TU Wien";
Report for Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT); Report No. 1, 2016; 24 pages.

U. Pont, F. Tahmasebi, N. Ghiassi, A. Mahdavi:
"MAIN_STREAM - Menschenbezogene Aspekte in städtischer und regionaler Energie Anwendungs-Modellierung";
Report for FFG - Programm Smart Cities Demo; Report No. Einreichung 7. Call Smart Cities Demo, 2016; 49 pages.

N. Ghiassi, F. Tahmasebi, U. Pont, A. Mahdavi:
"URECA - Urban Energy Computing Approach";
Report for FFG - Programm Stadt der Zukunft; Report No. Einreichung, 2016; 46 pages.

E. Heiduk, U. Pont, K. Schober, H. Pichler, F. Dolezal, O. Proskurnina, M. Schuss, K. Kiesel, S. Glawischnig, F. Tahmasebi, C. Sustr, H Hohenstein, A. Mahdavi:
"Endbericht VIG-SYS-RENO - Sondierung von Fenstersystemen mit innovativen Gläsern, speziell Vakuum-Isoliergläsern, zur Gebäudesanierung.";
Report for FFG - Programm Stadt der Zukunft; Report No. Endbericht, 2015; 54 pages.