2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference

ASHRAE announces Call for Seminar, Forum and Workshop Proposals

  • Call for Seminar, Forum and Workshop Proposals opens June 4, 2015.
  • Conference Papers due July 10, 2015.
  • Conference Paper Notifications due August 3, 2015.
  • Seminar, Forum and Workshop Proposals due August 10, 2015

2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference — January 23 - 27, 2016 | Orlando, FL, USA

Conferences | Call for Programs Is Open

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ATLANTA – ASHRAE’s 2016 Winter Conference will take place in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 23-27.

“The 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference will have a fresh feel with new tracks focused on design-build practices and residential systems. We’ll continue our emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability while addressing current engineering and construction practices outside of the U.S. and Canada. We’re also taking one of the most attended conference program styles and making an entire track out of debates. I think we’ll be offering our attendees some great programs that align well with current trends in HVAC&R engineering,” Jennifer Leach, conference chair, said.

A call for papers recently closed and some 130 abstracts were accepted, she said, with the most papers expected in the Fundamentals and Applications, Systems and Equipment and Cutting Edge Technologies tracks.

A call for programs (non-paper based presentations) is now open through August 10, 2015, she said.

Programs are requested for the ASHRAE 2016 Winter Conference tracks: Design Build, which highlights successful projects and addresses several topics, including contracts and alternative design and construction processes; Modern Residential Systems, which presents energy efficient solutions and the latest advances, ranging from glazing to water heating to lighting for the residential market; Cutting-Edge Technologies, which explores the efforts to achieve net zero energy buildings; and The Great Debate, which seeks to bring a lively discussion in a point, counterpoint format on the “best” approach for a certain project.

In addition, programs addressing advances and practices across HVAC&R systems, equipment, fundamentals and applications, especially for the International Design track, are requested.

Programs are requested for the following program types: Seminars, which include 1-4 presentations on a similar topic; Workshops, which allow equal time for 1-2 presentations and discussion; and Forums, which are discussion-based sessions with no presentations.

To submit a proposal, click on one of the three green submission buttons on the upper left side of the page under Begin a Submission.

Conference paper abstracts have been accepted for this conference. Papers are due July 10, 2015. These papers undergo a single-blind review.

Reviews are currently being conducted on Technical Papers. These papers undergo a rigorous double-blind review and will be published in ASHRAE Transactions. If you would like to be a reviewer for Technical Papers, please contact Tiffany Cox, Assistant Manager of Conference Programs, at tcox@ashrae.org.

The 2016 Winter ASHRAE Conference will take place at the Hilton Orlando, which is connected to the Orange County Convention Center. The address for Hilton Orlando is 6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819. Registration opens in September, and registration forms will be available at www.ashrae.org/orlando.

Held in conjunction with the 2016 Winter Conference is the ASHRAE co-sponsored International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition, Jan. 25-27, 2016 Orange County Convention Center.

Graduate Student Paper Recognition Graduate students who submit a Conference Paper are eligible to participate in a recognition program entitled “Best Graduate Student Paper.” The recognition program is an ASHRAE effort to expose a deserving graduate student to the international community of researchers in the field by helping to fund their travel to the 12th CLIMA World Congress to be held May 22-25, 2016, in Aalborg, Denmark.

ASHRAE will conduct a review of graduate student papers accepted for the January 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference to make the selection. The graduate student author chosen will receive funding up to $2500 to offset expenses of attending the CLIMA 2016 Congress. Conditions of the award are that the paper must be based on the student’s Thesis, that the paper be a Conference Paper (not a Technical Paper), that the student be the first author listed and that the submitter be a graduate student at the time of the abstract submission.

Abstracts are due March 23 for 2016 Winter Conference papers. Upon acceptance, papers are due July 6, 2015.

When submitting the conference paper abstract, graduate students should identify themselves as “Graduate Students” in Step 2 and should include the title of their Thesis in their “Biography” record.

The announcement of the best graduate paper will be in October 2015.