Important Dates

  • November 30 2020

    Full Paper Submission Due

  • December 20 2020

    Full Paper Review
    (For the new submitted papers)

  • January 15 2021

    Final Full Paper Submission Due
    (For the new submitted papers)

  • January 31 2021

    Early Bird Registration Due

  • March 15 2021

    Extended pre-recorded presentation submission due

TODAY 2024. 07. 14



Guide for presenter

The 13th IEA Heat Pump Conference will take place on April 26-29, 2021, a year later than originally scheduled. Due to the corona virus outbreak, the conference is held as online-offline hybrid. The offline conference is held at Ramada Plaza Hotel Jeju in Korea, and the online conference is held along with offline for those who cannot attend the conference physically. The upcoming conference will be the 13th of the series of conferences held by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Heat Pumping Technologies TCP (HPT TCP). It is the fourth Heat Pump Conference to be held in Asia, and the first to be held in the Republic of Korea.

Heat pumping technologies, as a reliable and confirmed technology, is the key equipment for energy savings and green-house gas reductions with its wide range of application to various energy sources. With the theme ‘Heat Pumps – Mission for the Green World’, we aim to address global climate change and discuss necessary actions. Since heat pumps have been renowned an efficient tool for combating climate change, many countries are acting to replace the conventional fossil-based heating facilities with heat pump systems. And in line with the trend of electrification, we are confident that such a transition will be accelerated for the ‘Greener World’.

The 13th IEA Heat Pump Conference will serve as a forum to discuss the latest developments in heat pumping technologies, and exchange valuable knowledge in market, policy, and standards information on related technologies. Exhibitions will be held at the conference, to share products and technologies from domestic and foreign companies.

Hybrid conference organization - How it works

For the online participants, online conference platform will be provided. The conference program will be a generous online platform, which will give attendees the possibility to take part of the presentations over an extended amount of time. Register now and you will have the opportunity to take part of all the highlights of the 13th IEA Heat Pump Conference between the 18th of April until the 1st of May – on-demand when it suites you.

The Conference will be organized to offer as much value as possible to “offline” (physical) as well as online attendees. The presentations will be pre-recorded, broadcasted online and shown at the conference venue in accordance with the conference program. However, in order to make it possible for the conference attendees to select and take part in as many presentations as possible, it is recommended to watch the pre-recorded presentations on-demand before the conference start. The whole online conference plan in accordance with the scheme is shown in below.

When it comes to questions & answers, there will be two separate schemes for the attendees as well as for the authors. It will be possible for the conference attendees to pose their questions online during the whole pre-conference as well during the conference period. The author is responsible for answering the questions until 1st of May at the latest. During the offline program slot for the presentation, the authors will be encouraged to attend online via Zoom, or physically at the venue, to be able to answer questions from the audience live.

Conference program

During the first day of the conference the plenary session is scheduled, beginning with the conference opening speeches. During the plenary session, six invited speakers from all continents will give their vision on heat pump industry. The first three influential speakers will introduce global heat pump markets and policy.

  • Mechthild Worsdorfer, IEA Director of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks
  • Martin Forsén, President of EHPA
  • Min Soo Kim, President of SAREK (Society of Air-conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea)

This is followed by three eminent speakers providing excellent summaries on key technologies of heat pump systems.

  • Saikee Oh, Executive Vice President, Center Director of LG Electronics, Korea
  • Xudong Wang, Vice President of AHRI, USA
  • Noboru Kagawa, Professor of National Defense Academy, Japan

After the plenary opening session, the conference will continue for three days in three parallel tracks of presentation. The conference program can be found on the website of the conference or via


The call for papers has successfully generated more than 206 high quality papers. To guarantee a high level quality, the papers are evaluated, screened and reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The presentations will be given as oral or poster presentations. In the technical sessions, participants will encounter numerous cutting-edge presentations.

The authors of the full papers that have passed the review process were asked to confirm participation. And the total 206 papers of 237 were confirmed and accepted for the conference program. Currently, the preliminary program is ready with 180 oral presentations and 26 poster presentations.