Debate continues on the transmission routes of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the rapidly growing COVID-19 pandemic, however, there is no doubt that most infection so far has occurred indoors. This pandemic has occurred in the new age of big data, AI and 5G communication. This has provided an opportunity to explore the dynamics of infection and transmission as affected by indoor environment, i.e. hospitals, homes, offices, shopping centres, train and plane cabins, restaurants, subway stations where people live, work and socialize.
In this workshop we will discuss the latest findings in our global inquiry of the transmission routes and intervention in buildings, including impact of indoor environment in major outbreaks, mathematical and statistical modelling of effects of indoor environment including human behavior, intervention methods related to indoor environment, behavior and properties of bio-aerosols containing the virus in buildings, etc. The panel and participants will identify the future research directions and opportunities for collaboration within and beyond the indoor air research community.