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The conference is expected to attract some 2000 attendees from 60 countries. The technical program takes place Sunday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 27, and includes paper presentations as well as non-paper presentations. Approved papers are published in ASHRAE.
The 2012 ASHRAE Annual Conference has set the tracks for the submission of papers and programs for presentation. Click on the Conference Info/Tracks tab to view the tracks, abstracts and track chairs.
The deadline for the call for papers has passed.
However, program submissions are currently being accepted for Seminars and Forums through February 13, 2012.
Click on the Submission Process tab to see the steps involved in submitting a Seminar. Among the items required for a Seminar submittal are Learning Objectives and Questions and Answers for the Seminar. These are based on what will be covered in the speakers’ presentations in the Seminar.
Submissions for this meeting are not longer being accepted
Track 1: HVAC&R Systems & Equipment
Track Chair: Jon Cohen
Selection of equipment and systems is paramount to HVAC&R design. Choosing the best combination for a building can be a daunting task. This track will discuss how to implement traditional, non-traditional, and hybrid systems to achieve successful HVAC&R systems design. Considerations for designing systems and equipment for high performance, LEED certified and sustainable buildings will be emphasized. Papers and programs in this track that will assist designers, engineers, and operators in the design, selection, and operation of HVAC&R systems and equipment.
Track 2: HVAC&R Fundamentals and Applications
Track Chair: Charlie Henck
From the basics of engineering and thermodynamics to the most specific of applications, this track will cover a vast array of topics. It will assist the newest of designers to grasp the basic understandings of the industry as well as aid the most experienced of engineers in their future designs. Papers and programs in this track that will provide engineering fundamentals to the HVAC&R engineer.
Track 3: Integrated Energy Systems
Track Chair: Mike McDermott
Buildings consume over 40% of energy produced and contribute to over a third of our CO2 emissions. Improving energy efficiency in conjunction with implementing technologies such as solar, wind, and combined heat and power, will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, thus reducing CO2 emissions. The series of sessions in this track illustrate the benefits of integrating multiple systems and technologies to minimize the impact buildings have on the environment.
Track 4: Building Modeling Applications
Track Chair: Pam Androff
In our modern times, building design almost always demands some version of modeling, but the debate continues as to what is the most effective method to simulate various building systems. The stakes are especially high for building designs that require validation in effectiveness prior to installation. This track seeks papers and programs that focus on understanding, manipulating, and optimizing building design choices via modeling. The programs will cover modeling fundamentals, building component contributions, system right-sizing, 3-D computer simulation advantages, and advanced energy modeling techniques.
Track 5: Refrigeration Applications
Track Chair: Monte Troutman
Refrigeration is such a huge part of our daily life. It satisfies our daily environmental comfort needs; it cools, freezes and aids in storing food; it makes ice for our drinks and the skating rinks; it is even used in medical environments such as cryogenics. With refrigeration having such an impact on our life, how much about it do you really know? Papers and programs in this track will educate everyone on the simplest of applications to the most difficult of systems.
Track 6: Indoor Environmental Applications
Track Chair: Robert Baker
HVAC systems play a significant role in maintaining indoor environmental conditions. This track will seek papers and programs on developing, evaluating and predicting optimal indoor environmental conditions. Papers incorporating the interactions of thermal, acoustical, light and air quality for new or existing buildings are given special consideration.
Track 7: Integrated Building Controls
Track Chair: Sarah Maston
The reach of building controls system has extended from just mechanical systems to now include lighting, water consumption, security, and other building systems, working toward the goal of "intelligent buildings". These systems are diverse by tradition, therefore; integration issues are of particular importance. Effective control of buildings systems requires integrated, flexible controls systems built on industry standards with the primary goal of achieving significant energy savings and reducing owner costs. Papers and programs in this track will investigate innovative building control systems technologies and integration systems, as well as lessons learned.
Conference Program Chair
For information on the technical program, special events, special sessions and general conference inquiries
Tiffany D. Cox
Conference Program Administrator
For technical problems or for help in submitting an abstract online, email Tech Support
The submission process consists of 5 steps.
You will be asked to choose which track you are submitting to.
Enter the title of your paper, and your email address so that you can receive a submission confirmation email.
You will also be asked to indicate whether this paper has been previously submitted. If you choose, you can enter the name of your intended session chair, if your paper is to be part of a planned session. You may also optionally enter a techncial committee.
You will be required to enter a presenting author, and may additionally enter co-authors.
4. Abstract Text
Enter the abstract text for your submission.
You will be asked to review all the information you have entered. Please make sure that everything is correct, then click the Conclude button.
This is the overall publication schedule for the 2012 ASHRAE Annual Conference, San Antonio. For specific details and questions regarding these dates, please contact the appropriate Track Chair.
|September 26, 2011||Technical Papers Due for Review|
|September 26||Conference Paper Abstracts Due|
|September 26||Conference Paper Session Request|
|October 7||Conference Paper Abstract Accept/Reject Notifications|
|January 9, 2012||Conference Papers Submitted for Review|
|January 13||Web Site Opens for Seminar, Forum, TPS and CPS Proposals|
|February 13||Seminar, Forum, TPS and CPS Program Proposals Due|
|February 13||Technical Papers Final Reviews|
|March 7||Final Technical Papers Due|
|March 9||Revised Conference Papers Due|
|March 16||Notifications of Seminar and Forum Accept/Reject Distributed|
|March 30||Conference Papers Accept/Reject Notifications|
|April 5||Final Conference Papers Due|
|May 4||Upload of PPTs Begin|
|June 4||All PPTs Due Online|
|June 23||Speaker's Lounge Opens|
View a sample paper in PDF format.
Download the conference paper template in MS Word.
Download the agreement to publish form in PDF format.
Description of Papers
There are two types of papers published in Transactions. Both must be submitted by September 26, 2011 in order to be considered for presentation at the 2012 Annual Conference in San Antonio. Please note the submission process is different for each paper type.
Guidelines for Authors of Approved Conference Paper Abstracts
Below are some guidelines to consider when preparing your Conference Paper. Please note that the guidelines are significant factors in determining the acceptance of your Conference Paper.
For the approval of continuing education units for the attendees at the conference, we need to provide Learning Objectives and Questions and Answers for each presentation. ASHRAE will submit this information for approval to receive NY PDHs, AIA Learning Units or USGBC LEED-AP continuing education credits.
In addition to uploading your Conference Paper for review, please include 3 learning objectives and 5 questions and answers related to your paper. Below are examples of each:
Learning Objectives: The Learning Objectives should complete the statement, “After attending this session, the attendees will be able to…” Learning Objectives need to be addressed by the speakers and should use measurable verbs such as “Explain,” “Describe,” “Distinguish,” “Design,” “Apply,” etc., such as the example below:
Method of Assessment (Q&A): Please include questions and answers based on the Learning Objectives and what will be covered within your presentation.
Q1.Is 55F the desired coil leaving air temperature in Florida?
A1. No. Not enough moisture is removed from the airstream at 55 LAT.
Q2. Would you use a humidifier in a Florida Lab?
A2. Yes - for 100% Outside Air systems because it reaches less than 30% RH for periods of time which impact powdery substances.