Co-Organized by:

International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (JSRAE)

Supported by Yokohama City

International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

Call for Abstracts

Participants wishing to make a presentation in the technical session are cordially invited to submit an abstract in English or French* no later than October 10, 2014.November 10, 2014 (extended!)

* If you attempt to submit manuscripts in French, you are asked to submit the title and abstract itself both in French and in English.

* In response to your request, we extend the deadline for Abstract Submission by November 10, 2014.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission October 10, 2014November 10, 2014 (extended!)
Notification of Acceptance December 5, 2014
Deadline for Full paper Submission February 20, 2015


Contributions of technical papers in the following areas are invited:

A1: Cryophysics, cryoengineering
A2: Liquefaction & separation of gases
B1: Thermodynamics & transfer processes
B2: Refrigerating equipment
C1: Cryobiology, cryomedicine
C2: Food science & engineering
D1: Refrigerated storage
D2: Refrigerated transport
E1: Air conditioning
E2: Heat pumps, energy recovery
S: Sustainable and high performance buildings

Sub Topics

Main Topics Sub-topics
A1: Cryophysics, cryoengineering Small-Scale Refrigeration (Cryocoolers) and Applications
Large-Scale Refrigeration and Applications
Properties of Cryogenic Fluids
Transport and Handling of Cryogenic Fluids
Properties of Materials at Low Temperatures
Heat Transfer and Thermal Insulation
Applied Superconductivity
Instrumentation and Metrology
Cryogenics Safety
Regulations and Standardization
A2: Liquefaction & separation of gases Gas Liquefaction and Separation
Gas Processing and Purification
Properties of Cryogenic Materials
Applications of Liquefied Gases
Regulations and Standardization
Economy and Statistics
B1: Thermodynamics & transfer processes Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Refrigerants
Absorption and Adsorption
Heat and mass transfer, Pressure drop, Processes during changes of state
Flow pattern, Flow visualization
Sensor and Measurement Techniques
Properties of Lubricants, Refrigerant/Lubricant Issues
Development and Analysis of Insulants
Refrigerant Charge Reduction and Performance of Vapour-Compression, Vapour-Absorption Refrigeration and Heat Pump Systems
Alternative Cooling Technologies: Air Cycle, Stirling Cycle, Magnetocaloric Refrigeration, Thermoaccostic Refrigeration, Sorption systems, Etc.
Environmental Impact, Regulations and Standardization
B2: Refrigerating equipment Compressor Design and Performance
Evaporator, Condenser and other Exchanger Design and Performance
Energy Efficiency of Refrigerating Systems - TEWI - LCCP
Absorption, Adsorption and Ejector Systems
Indirect Cooling Systems: Liquid Secondary and Phase-Change Refrigerants
Containment, Recovery and Destruction of Refrigerants
Regulations, Standardization, Testing
Economy and Statistics
C1: Cryobiology, cryomedicine Freezing and Preservation of Micro-Organisms, Viruses and Vaccines
Freezing and Preservation (in Banks) of Cells, Ova, Embryos, Tissues and Organs
Cryomedicine - Cryosurgery
Instrumentation in Cryosurgery and Cryobiology
The Cold Chain and Biological Substances
C2: Food science & engineering Food Science: Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology and Food Properties
Food Engineering: Heat and Mass Transfer, Refrigeration Process, Design and Modelling
Chilling and Freezing Techniques, Packaging
Chilling and Freezing Preservation Applications: Fruit, Vegetables, and Ornamental Products
Chilling and Freezing Preservation Applications: Meat and Fish Products
Chilling and Freezing Preservation Applications: Dairy Products, Liquid Products, Processed Food Products
Food Quality and Safety
Regulations and Standardization
Economy and Statistics
D1: Refrigerated storage Traceability, Metrology
Design of Refrigerated Premises
Commercial Refrigeration and Display Cabinets
Refrigerated Premises: Running and Safety
Cold Chain in Developing Countries
Regulations, Standardization, Testing
Economy and Statistics
Refrigeration Equipment
D2: Refrigerated transport Refrigerated Marine Transport including Marine Containers
Refrigerated Transport (Air,Land)
Intermodal Transport
Equipment for Refrigerated Transport
Small Containers, Insulated Boxes and Packaging
Regulations, Standardization, Testing
Economy and Statistics
Energy and Environment
E1: Air conditioning Air Conditioning of Industrial Permises
Air-Distribution Plant
Indoor-Air Quality
Regulation and Standardization
Economy and Statistics
Air Conditioning equipment and Systems Energy Efficiency
E2: Heat pumps, energy recovery Residential and Commercial Heat-Pump Systems
Industrial Heat Pumps
Sorption Systems (Absorption, Adsorption, DEC)
Heat-Pump Based Energy Recovery System
Heat Pumps as Part of the Energy Recovery System
Energy Efficiency
Solar Energy
Legislation, Regulations, Standardization
Economy and Statistics
S: Sustainable and high performance buildings Innovative Strategies and components for sustainable buildings
Green building / Zero energy building / Low energy building
Energy/ Emission performance of building
Energy management system / Commissioning
Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Lighting in green buildings
Vernacular Architecture / Passive Design
Building Simulations:System, Energy, CFD, Ventilation, Lighting, BIM
Comfort & Human Health
Climate change and Urban climate
Economy and Statistics



An abstract itself (not including the title, authors’ information) should be up to 300 words. Do not include any figures or tables.

Important Notes

One participant can submit up to two papers as the presenting author(s). There is no restriction of paper numbers of which one participant can be the co-author(s).
Abstract should clearly define the salient concepts and novel features of the work.


The submitted abstract will be reviewed in order to ensure the highest technical quality of the congress.

New Submission   Confirm/Modify Submission

Notification of Acceptance: December 5, 2014
Authors will receive notification of acceptance by e-mail on or before December 5, 2014.

Full Paper

Deadline for Final Manuscripts: February 20, 2015
Authors of accepted papers will be required to submit a full paper for publication in the USB Congress Proceedings together with the application for registration and the required fee. Authors whose abstracts are accepted will receive detailed authors' instruction by e-mail.


The submitted Final Paper will be published in the USB Congress Proceedings


ICR2015 Paper Submission Office
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