Paper submission


Manuscripts should feature an abstract of at most 150 words in the language of the manuscript. For manuscripts submitted in French, the title and the abstract should be in both French and English. 4 to 6 keywords must be provided after the abstract.

 If your abstract was accepted, please remember:

 1. Authors must personally present their papers at the conference.

 2. All authors shall comply with the strict timetable for abstract and full-paper submittal.

 3. All authors shall take into account reviewers’ recommendations and comply with the review-process deadlines.

 4. All authors shall comply with the document entitled Guidelines for Authors on the Presentation of Manuscripts and  IIR Conference Paper Template  .

 5. In order to optimally handle “no shows”, i.e. authors who submit papers then do not attend the conference, it is strongly recommended to request a payment (for instance 30% of the registration fee) from authors of accepted papers, when they are informed of the acceptance of their paper. The papers written by those who do not pay will not be included in the technical programme.


Papers dealing with any aspect of the following topics from fundamental sciences to applied technologies are solicited. Papers are being sought on the following key topics:  

● Process and equipment design innovation

● Domestic refrigeration 

● Cold chain in developing countries

● Integration of heating, cooling and heat pumps

● Storage, transportation and logistics

● Refrigerants, containment and refrigeration in the future

● Modelling and predictive tools

● Innovative technologies

● Food quality and food safety

● Carbon foot-printing

● Progress in commercial  refrigeration

● Energy efficiency in the cold chain

● Pharmaceutical cold chain

● Renewable energies in the cold chain

● Retail and commercial display cabinets



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Key Dates


April 5-7,2018

Abstract Submission Deadline

June 30,2017

Online Registration Deadline

December 31,2017

On-site Registration Dates

April 5,2018