Submit an abstract

If you are involved in market-leading innovation or initiatives that will help achieve carbon reductions in the refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump field we are inviting you to share your achievements by presenting a paper at this conference.

The conference papers committee is now calling for abstracts that report on original case studies of the application of technology and innovation that will move the sector forward and achieve carbon reductions in the refrigeration, air conditioning or heat pump field.  


Conference themes

  • Rethinking Design

How is your organisation designing differently to achieve low carbon or net zero aims? Are you using innovative design to improve heat recovery, system integration, optimising efficiency, energy demand reduction, integration with renewable energy, innovative cycles, systems or products

  • What is Sustainable Heating and cooling? 

Are you successfully addressing financial and environmental sustainability issues, achieving improved recycling and recovery, whole system efficiency models.

  • Collaboration:

Give us examples of how businesses are working across traditional business boundaries in consortium or collaborative approaches, sector or industry-based initiatives, policy success stories, and international projects.


How to submit an abstract

The form requires:   150 words 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 contact details, four to six keywords must be provided after the abstract.


The following deadlines apply:

  • Closing date for abstracts 5th August 2022
  • Submission of final paper if accepted 20th September 2022


If my abstract is accepted what will I have to include in the final paper?

Authors of accepted abstracts will need to supply a 4000-word paper. The paper will need to 

  • Be relevant to at least one of the themes of the conference
  • Show how savings are being achieved
  • Explain what others can learn from this
  • Show the potential for wider adoption (and market change) 
  • Explore what the implications are for policymakers. 


PREPARATION OF FINAL PAPER – Details will be supplied when the abstract is accepted.

If your abstract is accepted full papers will become due on 20th September.  The paper will be subject to a formal review process and the authors may need to undertake some revisions as a result. The final papers will be published in the conference proceedings and be distributed to delegates of the conference. They may also be included as part of the Beyond Refrigeration Roadmap. The entire manuscript for the final paper (i.e. text, figures, tables, references and abstracts) should not exceed eight (8) pages, or twelve (12) pages for plenary lectures.


All those accepting the invitation present a paper must be aware that

  • Authors must personally present their papers at the conference. If an author does not attend the conference to present the paper it will be removed from the proceedings and will not be published.
  • Authors must comply with the IOR non-commercialism policy for papers. 
  • All authors shall comply with the timetable for final manuscript submittal and booking.
  • All authors shall take into account reviewers’ recommendations.
  • The allocation of papers to streams and themes is at the discretion of the conference organisers.