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The 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling - Call for papers

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District heating and cooling networks are urban infrastructures for capturing, moving and using heat and cold efficiently. They enable all sorts of renewable and low carbon heat sources to be harnessed for a more resilient and sustainable energy system. Ensuring the future success of heating and cooling networks calls for a multi-disciplinary approach to research and development embracing economic, environmental and energy considerations. This is reflected in the framework of the next International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling. During the Symposium researchers will present and discuss their findings. There will be a peer review process by the Scientific Committee to ensure high quality of the presentations. The five publications considered best by the Scientific Committee will receive an IEA DHC research excellence award together with a prize of US$ 1000.

The Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling invites researchers to submit abstracts on all aspects of District Heating and Cooling including the following categories:

  1. Urban energy systems, planning and development
  2. Resource efficiency and environmental performance
  3. Key elements in District Heating and Cooling systems
  4. Customer relations and market issues
  5. Policy and regulation.

Submission of Abstract for Review: Feb. 26, 2016

Please send your abstracts in pdf-format to Rolf Ulseth, the Chairman of the Scientific Committee: with a cc. to before February 26th, 2016. For further Information visit:


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