Call for Papers

The 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference aims to cover all aspects of heat pumping technologies in the various markets ranging from domestic buildings to industrial processes. The Conference will have invited speakers as well as speakers in a call for papers, where researchers are encouraged to give their opinions and show their latest developments.
All abstracts are to be submitted online and should be a maximum of 250 words. Submissions will be considered for platform and poster presentations.

The abstract deadline was June 1, 2016. We already did receive a large number of abstracts! 

You are invited to select one of the below mentioned topics and submit your abstracts:

  • Residential heat pumps focusing on:
    • Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
    • Technologies for Renovation
    • Hybrid Heat Pumps
    • Domestic Hot Water
    • Multi Family Buildings
  • Non-residential heat pumps focusing on:
    • Industrial Heat Pumps
    • Waste Heat Recovery
    • District Heating
    • Commercial Buildings
  • Innovation and R&D focusing on technology topics like:
    • Ground sources
    • Advanced storage systems
    • Working fluids
    • Combination with other renewable technologies.
    • Sorption technologies
    • Non vapor Compression
    • Smart grids/energy
    • Cold climate heat pumps
    • Air Conditioning
    • Gas driven heat pumps

Abstract Submission
Online abstract submission is available via the form below.

  • Abstracts are required for all papers and posters.
  • Abstracts MUST be submitted ONLINE
  • Before ONLINE submission of the abstract you are required to create a “profile” first. With this profile you will be able to submit several abstracts, and log in to your submission page and view your submission
  • The abstract submission form will ask for the following information: Title of your abstract, abstract text (maximum 250 words), abstract topics, presentation preference (platform or poster presentation), the names and affiliations of all authors

In case you have any questions, please contact the conference secretariat at heatpump@congressbydesign.com or (+31) 88 089 81 01


Preparation of your abstract

  • A review process will be used after submission of your abstracts. This review process is handled by regional experts.
  • Maximum character count abstract title: 25 words. Trademarks are not allowed in the abstract title.
  • Abstracts should state briefly and clearly an introduction, methods or description of the case results and discussion points. The maximum word count is 250 words.
    • Title: The title should be as brief as possible and clearly indicate the nature of the presentation.
    • Authors: All authors and their affiliation are mentioned here.
    • Introduction: Describe the context of the presentation and explain the relevance and importance
    • Conclusion/Discussion: Discuss the reasons for particular decisions being made and highlight any important learning points or lessons.
  • Acknowledgements can be mentioned in the text of the abstract.

Authors are advised that abstracts without an explicit concluding sentence stating the significance of the findings will not be accepted. It is not satisfactory to say the results will be discussed.


On acceptance of your abstract a notification will be sent to you in the end of July 2016 by email. Authors are required to confirm their plan to present at the 12th IEA Heat Pump Conference upon receipt of the acceptance email. If the abstract is withdrawn for any reason prior to the meeting, authors are responsible for notifying the Heat Pump Conference 2017 secretariat immediately at heatpump@congressbydesign.com.

The abstract deadline was June 1, 2016. We already did receive a large number of abstracts! 

The Full Paper Submission deadline is November 4, 2016 where the paper has to be submitted in line with the Manuscript Requirements (will be published as soon as possible).

At least one author for each abstract that is accepted for presentation in the Conference Program is expected to register and pay to attend the Conference to make the presentation. All of the costs to attend the Conference, including the registration fee, must be paid by presenters.