Instructions for Paper

District heating and cooling are proven urban infrastructures for capturing, moving and using heat and cold efficiently. They hold great potential to be key factors for a more resilient and sustainable energy system. Ensuring the future success of District Heating and Cooling calls for a multi-disciplinary approach to research and development since the use and integration of heating and cooling networks are interconnected in society through economic, environmental and energy considerations. This multi-disciplinary approach, as well as digitalization, flexibility and sector coupling/ hybrid energy network, are reflected in the framework of the next International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling.

During the Symposium researchers will present and discuss their findings. There will be a peer review process by the scientific committee to ensure high quality of the presentations.

All presented research will be published in a scientific journal and be available to the public after the symposium.

Research Topics:

      1.  Urban energy systems, planning and development

      2. Efficiency and environmental performance

      3.  Hybrid Energy Systems and Smart Grids

      4.  Modelling and Simulation of DHC Systems

      5.  Digitalisation of DHC systems

      6.  4GDH concepts, Future DH Systems

      7.  GIS for Energy Systems, Heat Planning and DH

      8.  RES and Waste Heat Sources for DH

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Oral Presentation

Length: 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes discussion. 
Please prepare the presentation as PDF in order to avoid distortion and bring with a USB flash drive to DHC2020.

Poster Presentation

Length: 3 minutes followed by 2 minutes discussion. 
Printing of the poster (A0 size) is responsible for the presenter/authors. Please bring and submit your poster by coming soon at DHC2020.