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IEA SHC Conference 2013 Call for Abstracts

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The Scientific Committee of SHC 2013 is happy to invite you to submit your abstract for the International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry, from September 23-25, 2013 in Freiburg, Germany.

In case you are unfamiliar with the online submission procedure, we recommend that you submit your abstract well in advance of the April 26, 2013 deadline, to avoid any last-minute complications. Depending on the content and quality of your abstract, you may be invited to have an oral presentation or to present a poster at the conference. The conference language will be English. The guidelines, which also serve as a template for preparing the manuscript, can be downloaded here.

Please read the instructions carefully before starting the upload. Only abstracts which are handed in in finished form by the deadline will be considered for the review. The abstract should clearly explain the significance of the work. The research must be new, of high quality, and contribute significantly to the knowledge in one of the conference topics.


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