SHC 2017 and Solar World Congress
 SHC 2017 and Solar World Congress Jointly Call for Papers

SHC 2017 and Solar World Congress Jointly Call for Papers

SHC 2017 and Solar World CongressMasdar Institute of Science and Technology will host the key solar heating and cooling conference this year in Abu Dhabi from 29 October to 2 November. Two major organizations in the solar arena joined forces to offer a conference with a wide range of solar heating and cooling topics: IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC) and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). One registration fee will get you into both events – International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SHC 2017) and ISES Solar World Congress (SWC 2017). Joint plenary sessions will be followed by parallel sessions, which are arranged separately by IEA SHC or ISES, and jointly organised sessions on selected topics like solar buildings. The Call for Papers for both conferences is open until 24 March 2017. 

“The IEA SHC is holding its conference together with ISES’ Solar World Congress 
because we want to share our work and the advances being made in solar heating and cooling with the largest audience possible,” explains Ken Guthrie, Chairman of the IEA SHC, and added that “by having one paper submission system and one registration system the two conferences can improve the financial and organisational synergies”. The abstract review process, however, will be managed separately. All abstracts that concern solar heating and cooling will be blind-reviewed by at least three designated Technical Committee members that are nominated by IEA SHC. 
Extended abstracts with a maximum of 3 pages can be submitted through the SWC 2017 Abstract Submission System. Accepted papers presented at the joint conference will be published with an individual DOI in the conference proceedings on a publicly accessible and searchable online database.
The joint conference themes for the abstracts among others are: 
  • Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Systems and Components
  • SHC Applications
  • Solar Architecture and Building Integration
  • Renewable Cities and Community Power Programs
  • Solar Resource Assessment and Energy Meteorology
  • From Laboratory to the Real World: Solar Energy Markets, Policies and Initiatives that Enable Commercialization
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Baerbel Epp

Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of