SHC 2014, the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, will take place in Beijing, China, between 13 and 15 October. 2014 will mark the third year for this annual scientific conference on solar heating and cooling. Organised by the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), it offers a unique platform to discuss what’s on the mind of the international solar thermal community. In addition to key technological developments, the conference addresses market and policy matters from an international perspective. Taking place in China, this year’s conference provides a chance to get firsthand impressions from the by far biggest solar thermal market. SHC 2013 in Germany welcomed some 400 participants from 36 countries, who were able to enjoy 15 keynote speeches, 90 oral presentations and 140 poster presentations.
The SHC 2014’s call for the submission of abstracts has begun. Technical experts, as well as marketing specialists and policy makers are invited to present their work and share views and ideas. The conference offers a wide range of topics, which are listed on the event’s web pages:
- Every possible application area (e.g., air-conditioning, district heating, solar architecture, urban planning)
- Innovative systems and components, as well as their durability and reliability
- Market reports, framework conditions, standards and certification
To ensure an objective rating of the scientific work, the SHC 2014 conference will use an anonymous review process – the reviewers will not be able to see who submitted the abstract. The extended abstracts (2 pages max) should be submitted electronically and should provide suitable information to allow the reviewers to determine the significance and quality of the work. Review criteria include originality, scientific/technical quality of the results and relevance to the conference. The conference proceedings will be published through Elsevier in Energy Procedia. All papers published in Energy Procedia will be available on sciencedirect.com.