How to submit your abstract


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Deadline for submitting your abstract is 20th September 2019


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Papers should report on original research or technical developments and their applications. They must contain quality scientific or technical information and not have been published previously.

All abstracts are subject to review and suitable abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper. 


Is your abstract suitable for the conference?

Papers are sought that explore research and developments in the closely related fields of thermodynamic cycles, working fluids, and their applications to refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps and power generation. The conference will have three streams: Cooling and heating, power generation and working fluids.

The conference will focus on refrigeration systems with the reverse Rankine cycle and power generation systems using organic fluids. Abstracts about steam power generation will not be suitable for the conference unless in the context of ORC. 

The working fluids stream will accept abstracts dealing both natural working fluids and fluorine-based refrigerants. 

The programme committee would especially welcome papers that compare the organic Rankine cycle against other power generation applications.


The conference themes Rankine Themes table

Abstracts must include the following:

  • Up to 150 word summary of the paper topic
  • A title for the paper
  • Names and affiliations of authors
  • An indication of the corresponding author and one set of email contact details.
  • An indication of the theme of the paper
  • A selection of keywords
  • All abstracts must be written in English

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All those accepting the invitation to submit a paper must be aware that:

  • Authors must personally present their papers at the conference.
  • All authors shall comply with the strict timetable for abstract and full-paper submittal.
  • All authors shall take into account reviewers’ recommendations and comply with the review-process deadlines.
  • All authors shall comply with the document entitled “Guidelines for Authors on the Presentation of Manuscripts” which will be provided. This will ensure the manuscript is formatted correctly.
  • The allocation of papers to streams and themes is at the discretion of the conference organisers and papers may be moved to an alternative stream


Conference Proceedings

Papers presented at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings. These proceedings shall become part of the IIR’s Refrigeration Science and Technology series. The IIR shall own the copyright of the proceedings. Authors may publish updated versions of their papers in the International Journal of Refrigeration after the conference has taken place. The papers will be referenced in the international databases SCOPUS or Web of Science.

If the paper is not presented at the conference it will be withdrawn from the proceedings and not published.

Any queries can be emailed to 


Institute of Refrigeration  
Kelvin House, 76 Mill Lane  
Carshalton Surrey SM5 2JR 
United Kingdom 

+44 (0)208 6477033