Conference Details

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The official language of the 17th IHPC is English; all conference related activities will be carried out in English.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental studies on thermal and fluid-dynamic phenomena associated with heat pipes and closed two-phase thermosyphons, CPLs, LHPs, oscilating heat pipes, mini/micro heat pipes, etc. 

  • Theoretical and experimental studies on thermosyphons and heat pipes including CPL, LHP, oscillating heat pipes, mini/micro-heat pipes, etc.

  • Applications in manufacturing process and material processing, including new developments of wicks, fluids, materials, modeling of corrosion and life tests.

  • Microelectronics and power electronics thermal control applications.

  • Heat pipe and thermosyphon application in various industries, including heat pipe heat exchangers, heat regenerators, vapor generators, renewable and new energy systems, etc.

  • Aerospace applications of heat pipes, including spacecraft thermal control, space power systems, space experiments and high speed aircraft applications

  • State-of-art of heat pipe development in different countries and different fields and new ideas of heat pipe development.

Important dates/deadlines

(Please check the Author Center for more details).

Stage #1 (Completed)

  • November 15, 2012: Online submission of Preliminary Paper (2 pages) commences
  • February 28, 2013: Preliminary Paper submission deadline
  • March 30, 2013: Preliminary Paper submission deadline extended
  • April 15, 2013: Acceptance notification for Preliminary Paper

Stage #2 (Completed)

  • April 16, 2013: Full paper submission commences/ Early-Bird registration starts
  • May 15, 2013: Preliminary program will be announced
  • July 31, 2013: Full paper submission deadline
  • August 15, 2013: Conference registration closes
  • October 13, 2013: Conference begins

Stage #3

  • The schedule for post conference activity will be announced later.

Official Conference Website

Sessions and Keynote Lectures
About 100 papers will be presented during the conference (approximately 50% orally and 50% through poster media). Several keynotes lectures are planned. No parallel sessions will be held. 

Awards and Honors
Several awards will be given during the conference banquet:

George Grover Medal
The Committee on International Heat Pipe Conferences has established the George Grover Medal to honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to the development of Heat Pipe Science and Technology. The medal is named in honor of Dr. George Grover, who, with his first external publication in 1963 on heat pipes, laid the foundation for all heat pipe research and developmen
t. The award was  given for the first time at the 14th IHPC in Florianopolis, Brazil.

This award is given in two categories: Young Scientist Award (recognizing promising young individuals typically working in the field less than 10 years) and Distinguished Scientist Award (recognizing significant and sustained contributions in the field). 

Donald M. Ernst Award
This Best Papers Award category was established in memory of Donald M. Ernst by  his friends and colleagues to honor his achievements in the fields of Heat Pipe  research, product development and commercialization. It was given for the first time at the 16th IHPC in Lyon. The selection will be done by the International Heat Pipe Conference Committee from amongst the papers presented during the conference.  The award includes a cash prize and a certificate.

The award is given in two categories: (i) for fundamental research and, (ii) for technical/technology applications.

History of IHPC

Photos of Old IHPCs




1st IHPC Stuttgart, Germany 1973
2nd IHPC Bologna, Italy 1976
3rd IHPC Palo Alto, USA 1978
4th IHPC London, UK 1981
5th IHPC Tsukuba, Japan 1984
6th IHPC Grenoble, France 1987
7th IHPC Minsk, Belarus 1990
8th IHPC Beijing, China 1992
9th IHPC Albuquerque, USA 1995
10th IHPC Stuttgart, Germany 1997
11th IHPC Tokyo, Japan 1999
12th IHPC Moscow, Russia 2002
13th IHPC Shangai, China 2004
14th IHPC Florianopolis, Brazil 2007
15th IHPC Clemson, USA 2010
16th IHPC Lyon, France 2012

17th IHPC at Kanpur, India in 2013
Celebrating the Jubilee: 40 years of the series.