International Conference
Refrigeration And Air Conditioning

Theme - “Towards Net-Zero HVAC&R Systems & Building Energy Technologies”

13-15  March  2024, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Registration Paper Submission

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 15th January 2024

The tentative date before which the first revision will be communicated: 12th February 2024

Last date for registration: 29 th February 2024

Final date to submit final revision paper: 29th February 2024

Conference dates : 13-15ᵗʰ March 2024

Pre-Conference Workshop

Attention: In addition to the conference, a workshop on "Natural refrigerant-based HVAC&R systems" is planned for March 12th and 13th during the post-lunch sessions. For more details, please refer to the brochure and register through the link indicated in it if you are interested. The link also requests details for accommodation.


13 - 15 March, 2024


Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Event Organizing Committee


Prof. V. Kamakoti, (Director, IIT Madras)


Prof. Chandramouli P, (HoD, Mechanical engg. Department)


Prof. M. P. Maiya, Mechanical Engg., (IIT Madras)


Prof. P. Muthukumar, Mechanical Engg., (IIT Tirupati )

Prof. R. Saravanan , Mechanical Engg., (Anna University)

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Advaith Sankar, Mechanical Engg., (IIT Madras)

Joint Organizing Secretary

Dr. Gurubalan Annadurai, Department of energy science and Engg., (IIT Bombay)

Dr. B. Satya Sekhar, Mechanical Engg., (IIT Jammu)

Dr. B. Kiran Naik, Mechanical Engg., (NIT Rourkela)

Advisory Committee

Prof. Alberto Coronas, (URV - Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Prof. Armin Hafner, Energy and Process Engg., (NTNU Norway)

Prof. Bidyut Baran Saha, Thermal Science & Engg. (Kyushu University)

Prof. Chi-Chuan Wang, Mechanical Engg. , (NCTU Taiwan)

Prof. Jyotirmay Mathur, Mechanical Engg., (MNIT Jaipur)

Prof. M V Rane, Mechanical Engg., (IIT Bombay)

Prof. M. Groll, (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Prof. M. Ramgopal, Mechanical Engg., (IIT Kharagpur)

Prof. Pradip Dutta, Mechanical Engg., (IISc Bangalore)

Prof. Y.D. Goswami, (University of South Florida, USA)

Dr. Yashkumar Shukla, Senior Advisor, CARBSE, (CEPT University)

Supporting organizations

Pre-Conference Workshop

HVAC&R sectors shared about 2% of the total CO2 equivalent emissions. European F-gas regulation and the Kigali Amendment of the Montreal Protocol have mandated to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions from the refrigeration sector across globe. India is committed to phase-out HCFC class refrigerants causing the ozone layer depletion (ODP). In addition, the phase-down of HFC refrigerants, having high global warming potential (GWP), will commence soon. The transition to sustainable technologies may be challenging for Indian HVAC sector without technology transfer or research. Recent advancements in technology and safety standards have made it feasible to transition to natural refrigerants for long-term solutions with zero ODP and low GWP. Natural refrigerants are cost-effective, widely available and possess excellent thermodynamic properties.

This workshop aims to disseminate knowledge on natural refrigerants- based systems and their potential applications with expert input from India.

Expected participants include HVAC component manufacturers, suppliers, practicing engineers, consultants, industry professionals, researchers, and students, all poised to benefit from this emerging technology in the field of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) sector.

Paper Submission

Authors are required to send the full paper in the prescribed format, as provided in the template. All papers will be reviewed to ensure high standards. Authors are required to submit the revised manuscript in the prescribed format addressing all the review comments to the Technical Committee for final acceptance.

Papers from Industry Personnel/Consultants

Industry personnel and consultants in HVAC&R field can submit papers in the prescribed format by email ( All such papers will be peer reviewed by a panel comprising of experts from both Academia and Industry. Authors are required to submit the revised manuscript in the prescribed format addressing all the review comments to the Technical Committee for final acceptance. Separate sessions will be scheduled for presentation of these papers. Presentations comprising of field experience, case studies, new developments/trends, etc. are welcomed in this session.


Selected papers in NCRAC 2024 will be considered for publication in reputed Scopus-indexed Journals. Most of the manuscripts presented in the previous edition (NCRAC 2022), met the quality criteria and were published in reputed journals. This time selected manuscripts will be considered for special issues in Thermal Science and Engineering Progress (IF:4.56) and Heat Transfer Engineering (IF:2.43) journals and for fast-track mode processing in Sadhana (IF:1.21).

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Become Sponsors

Premium Sponsorships
Sponsorship Max.No Twenty Four Two One
Free Registration 0 1 2 3
Logo on conference website, brochure, and at the conference venue
Abstract souvenir for their advertisement ½ Page One full page Inside of front cover / back cover Outside of back cover page
Sponsor’s Banners* One outside Auditorium Two Outside Auditorium One inside Auditorium and one outside
Presentation time during one of the sessions 10 Minutes 15 Minutes
Dedication of Session/Banquet/Lunch, etc. One Session and one Lunch One Session, Conference Banquet and Cultural program
Table top display provision for Exhibits One Table on all days One Table on all days Two Table on all days Three Table on all days

The sponsorship form may please be returned to:

Dr. Advaith Sankar,
Organizing Secretary, NCRAC - 2024
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Laboratory
IIT Madras, Chennai – 600036


The conference will cover all areas of Refrigeration and Air conditioning with the theme “Towards Net-Zero HVAC&R Systems & Building Energy Technologies”, including but not restricted to:

Innovations and Alternatives in HVAC Systems

  • Modern innovations and materials in HVAC systems
  • Novel/alternate eco-friendly HVAC systems
  • Natural/new refrigerants and mixtures

Cold Chain and Refrigeration Applications

  • Refrigerated cold chain
  • Cold stores and storage
  • Refrigerated transport
  • Low-temperature applications

Advanced Cooling and Heating Solutions

  • Desiccant and evaporative cooling
  • Sorption heating and cooling systems
  • Thermodynamic cycles
  • Polygeneration

Indoor Environmental Quality and Comfort

  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Industrial ventilation
  • Thermal comfort
  • Comfort standards

Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technologies

  • Energy efficiency
  • Cold/heat recovery
  • Green buildings
  • District heating and cooling
  • Thermal energy storage


Indian-Only offline

Full registration (Industry and Academia) Rs.12,000
For each additional paper Rs.3,000
Students Rs.7,500 and for each additional paper : Rs.2,000
Accompanying person Rs.3,000

Foreign - Offline

Full registration (Industry and Academia) USD 350
For each additional paper USD 150
Students USD 250 and for each additional paper : USD 100
Accompanying person USD 150

Foreign – Online

Full registration (Industry and Academia) USD 200
For each additional paper USD 125
Students USD 150 and for each additional paper : USD 100

  • Accommodation will be made available subject to availability
  • Deserving candidates can avail financial support towards registration fee/accommodation expense/transportation cost subjected to availability of fund.

Contact Us

For more clarification reach out at.

Organizing Team, NCRAC 2024,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai – 600 036, INDIA


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