Conference tracks

The very successful call for papers have generated more than 250 high quality papers. The Conference has the unique opportunity to present, in these four main conference tracks, topics directly related to the work under the IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies (TCP-HPT) in the now eight running international collaboration projects (Annexes) and two new ones under development.

There are sessions on:

  • Track 1: Domestic and building applications, with sessions on Supermarkets, Commercial Buildings, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, Residential buildings, Cold Climate Heat Pumps and Domestic Hot Water
  • Track 2: Smart Energy Communities and Ground Sources, with sessions on Markets and Policy, Combination and Hybrids, Smart Energy Systems, District Heating and Ground Sources
  • Track 3: Air-Conditioning & Industry, with sessions on Air Conditioning, Industrial Heat Pumps, Waste Heat and High Temperature Working Fluids.
  • Track 4: Sorption and Working Fluids, with sessions on Working Fluids, Sorption Technologies, Gas Driven Heat Pumps and Non Traditional Technologies

Each of these tracks will have up to 40 oral presentations and a large number of poster presentations. These poster presentations will all be in the central meeting area of the Conference hall. There will be a ‘Best Poster Award’ that will be handed at the plenary closing session.

On Wednesday there is an afternoon session in Track 3 on the ‘Daikin Best Student Award’. In this session a number of students will give a short presentation on their heat pump related projects. An independent international jury of experts will make a selection and select the winner who will be announced at the Conference dinner on Wednesday evening in the Laurens Church.

The ‘Dutch Innovation Award’, as sponsored by the Dutch energy company Eneco, will be presented at the Wednesday lunch break. Nominated Dutch companies will be give the floor in the main Conference exhibition hall to present their innovations. An international jury will select the winner who will also be announced at the Conference dinner on Wednesday evening in the Laurens Church.

During the conference an exhibition is held in the main hall of the World Trade Centre. Suppliers and manufacturers will showcase their products. But also new developments will be showcased to attract experts for future developments. The venue of the World Trade Centre is located in the central heart of Rotterdam.