The 18th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2023) will be held in Beijing, China in September 2023.

The 18th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2023) will be held in Beijing, China in September 2023

This will be the first time the symposium is held in China. This symposium aims to explore the development opportunities and issues in the district heating and cooling (DHC) industry, share innovative research results, promote international technical exchanges, and achieve green, efficient and smart development of the global DHC industry. Experts, scholars, industry practitioners, and policy researchers from all over the world are welcome to register for the symposium, share new knowledge, or gain new insights. The participants are mainly from scientific research institutes, universities, and enterprises.

The symposium is organized by China District Heating Association (CDHA) and Tsinghua University Building Energy Research Center (THUBERC), and supported by International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling (IEA-DHC).


The Scientific Committee (SC) and Organizing Committee are glad to invite you to submit abstracts to DHC2023.


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Important dates

  • Deadline for Abstracts: March 20, 2023
  • Notification on Abstract Acceptance: April 5, 2023
  • Symposium Date: September 3-6, 2023

All submissions will be reviewed by the SC on the basis of relevance to topics of interest, originality, technical quality and significance. All accepted and presented papers will be compiled in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to prepare an extended version and be recommended to SCIE-indexed journals including Building Simulation.

Three best papers will be selected by the SC and awarded with 1000 €!


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You can find more information here:

Official website

Submission Instructions

Research Topics