ICR 2019

25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration 2019

Montreal, Canada
24 - 30 August 2019
18 days since the conference ended

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
28th June 2018
Abstract Acceptance Notification
1st October 2018
Final Abstract / Full Paper Deadline
1st February 2019
Early Bird Deadline
1st May 2019

About ICR 2019

This big and magnificent international event, hosted by the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), occurs every four years. It will be held for the second time in the last hundred years at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, situated in the downtown core, just a stones-throw from Old Montreal. The ICR 2019 Congress will be held under the theme of “Refrigeration for Human Health and Future Prosperity”, and will focus on the current issues we are all facing: energy saving and energy efficiency, food supply, health, reduction of global warming and the protection of the ozone layer.


Transport logistics, Refrigerants, Storage, Thermodynamics, Food science, Sustainable buildings, Heat pumps, Refigerated transport, Cryobiology, Separation of gases, Liquefaction, Cryoengineering, Cryophysics

Call for Papers

The ICR 2019 submission process will take place in two steps. In step 1 (by June 28, 2018), the author will submit an abstract containing up to 150 words. On October 1, 2018, the author will be informed if his/her abstract has been accepted. In step 2, authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a full manuscript by February 1, 2019.

Papers presented at ICR 2019 are published in the IIR Fridoc database. The entire manuscript (i.e. text, figures, tables, references and abstracts) should not exceed eight (8) pages, or twelve (12) for plenary lectures.

The manuscripts should report on original research or on technical developments and their applications. They should contain quality science or technical information. Authors will be required to sign over the copyright of their paper to the IIR, via a Copyright Transfer Policy, in order to complete the submission of their paper. The process of validation and acceptance and/or rejection of papers will be under the authority of the Scientific Program Committee.

Submit your abstract here: https://cm.icr2019.org/users/l...

General submission terms

1. Rule of Two One participant can submit up to two papers as a presenting author. There is no restriction of abstract numbers for one participant as a co-author.

2. Language If you submit your abstract in French, you must provide an English translation of the abstract at the same time. You then submit your full paper in French only and make your presentation at the Congress in French.

3. No Commercialization Commercialization in the manuscript and during oral presentation is not permitted. Manuscripts are meant to advance the general state of the art. The congress is not a place to promote sales. If included in the manuscript, commercialization will either be deleted or the manuscript will be rejected.

4. Review Submitted abstracts undergo a blind review by peer-reviewers. Acceptance is based on scientific merit and originality.

5. Presentation Preference While abstracts may be submitted as oral or poster presentation types, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign final presentation type in the best interest of the program.

6. Publication In regards to production deadlines, as of June 1, 2019, all presenting authors must be registered and must have paid their registration fees to keep their presentation and manuscript in the program. Authors are responsible for proofreading their abstract before submitting, particularly with regard to general orthography, as well as author names/order and affiliations.

Abstract format

The abstract (not including the names, titles, authors’ affiliations) should contain up to 150 words. Do not include Figures, Tables or Pictures. The abstract should include a short background, description of methods, results and conclusions.


  • The title should clearly define the topic and contain no abbreviations.
  • There is a character limit of 200 characters including spaces.
  • Enter the title as you were writing a sentence, Only CAPITALIZE the first letter of the sentence.
  • Do not use punctuation at the end of the sentence UNLESS it is a question mark (?) or exclamation point (!)
  • No symbols are permitted; write out the name of the symbol (i.e. save beta, alpha, etc.). You will be allowed to use symbols for the abstract body.


  • The size of the abstract is limited to 1000 characters including spaces (or approx. 150 words). This includes body of abstract only.
  • The body must contain four separate paragraphs: It should state clearly the objective of the work, give a concise and factual description of the contents, and present the important conclusions.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used as follows: on first use, spell out the full term and follow with abbreviation in parentheses. Abbreviations can be used subsequently.
  • It is NOT acceptable to state that “The results will be discussed” or something to this effect. Inclusion of specific data is necessary for reviewers.
  • Indicate the major new findings of the study.
  • You must add up to 8 keywords for your abstract. Please use the suggested key words provided.
  • References, Tables, Figures and Pictures shall be excluded from the abstract submission. They must be included in the manuscript (step 2).


  • Take care to list ALL authors in the relevant section of the submission site. Spell out completely the names of all authors using full first and last names. The last name must be spelled in UPPER CASE LETTERS.
  • Middle name initials are to be placed in the special field for this. It should be a capital letter with a period at the end. (i.e. Stephanie M. SMITH)
  • Maintain consistency in author names on multiple abstracts to avoid duplication in the Author Index.
  • Affiliations (department, institution) should be spelled out in full.
Deadlines Abstract Submission DeadlineJune 28, 2018Notification of Abstract Acceptance Full Paper Submission OpeningOctober 1, 2018Deadline for Full Paper SubmissionFebruary 1, 2019Notification of Paper AcceptanceApril 1, 2019Early-bird registrationMay 1, 2019Deadline for Revised Full Papers Deadline for Author Registration & Fee PaymentJune 1, 2019 Submission topics

Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories.

A1: Cryophysics & Cryoengineering A2: Liquefaction & Separation of Gases B1: Thermodynamics & Transfer Processes B2: Refrigerating Equipment C1: Cryobiology, Cryomedicine & Health Products C2: Food Science & Engineering D1: Refrigerated Storage D2: Refrigerated Transport E1: Air Conditioning E2: Heat Pumps & Energy Recovery S: Sustainable and High Performance Buildings

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