ASHRAE calls for abstracts on electrification, AI, HVAC-R technology for ASHRAE 2024 Annual Conference

ASHRAE 2024 Annual Conference will run June 22-26, 2024, in Indianapolis

Posted by Johann Nacario — September 5, 2023 — Global building technology society ASHRAE is now accepting abstract submissions for the ASHRAE 2024 Annual Conference to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 22-26, 2024, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

ASHRAE 2024 bannerTechnical Conference Chair Brian Fronk stated:

Legislative initiatives, electrification, artificial intelligence and other technological and social forces are impacting ASHARE members across all aspects the built environment. The program tracks for the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Indianapolis seek to explore the challenges and opportunities in responding to these changes, while continuing to focus on core HVAC&R fundamentals, equipment and research and development.

Conference papers are requested for the following tracks:

  • The Electrification: Possibilities and Pitfalls track features programs that explore the required technology to meet legislative targets as well as the challenges and consequences of rapidly electrifying the built environment in parallel with other sectors.
  • The Artificial Intelligence and the Built Environment track highlights papers that separate the hype from reality and explore the possibilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning tools for transforming how buildings and equipment are designed, optimized and operated.
  • The Building Life Cycle Assessment track explores aspects of building life cycle assessment, with a particular interest in successful applications that have extended modeling into operational phases of the building life cycle.
  • The Legislation, Standards, Codes and Guidelines track highlights recent changes and opportunities to inform new legislation, standards and guidelines and their impact on the buildings sector.
  • The Professional Development track will cover all aspects of business outside of engineering/technical applications to allow professionals an opportunity to develop in areas such as presentation skills, leadership, team building, interpersonal skills, etc. and lends itself to interactive session types such as workshops and forums.
  • The Fundamentals and Applications track will provide opportunities for papers of varying levels across a large topic base. Concepts, design elements and shared experiences for theoretical and applied concepts of HVAC&R design are included.
  • The HVAC&R Systems and Equipment track will focus on the development of new systems and equipment, improvements to existing systems and equipment and the proper application and operation of systems and equipment.
  • Finally, the Research Summit features active research, and the exchange of research findings, critical to the development of the HVAC&R industry and built environment. The track includes a partnership with ASHRAE’s archival journal, Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

Abstracts (400 words or less) are due November 22, 2023. If accepted, final conference papers (8-page maximum) are due March 15, 2024. In addition, technical papers (complete 30-page maximum papers) are also due November 22, 2023.

All accepted papers will be considered for publication in Science and Technology for the Built Environment, ASHRAE’s research journal.

For more information on the call for abstracts and the ASHRAE 2024 Annual Conference, visit ASHRAE.