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Key dates

October 1, 2018

Registration Opens
Early 2019

Full Paper Submission Deadline
There is no extension
February 1, 2019

Notification of Full Paper Acceptance
April 12, 2019

Early-bird Registration Deadline
June 1, 2019

Revised Full Papers Deadline
Author Registration & Fee Payment Deadline
June 1, 2019

Welcome message

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I am pleased to invite you to the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, which will take place in beautiful Montreal from August 24-30, 2019. Montreal is the city where the original Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer (such as CFCs and HFCs) was signed in 1987.

The ICR 2019 Congress will be held under the theme of “Refrigeration for Human Health and Future Prosperity“, and will focus on the current issues we are all facing: energy saving and energy efficiency, food supply, health, reduction of global warming and the protection of the ozone layer.




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Refrigeration in Canada

Canadian as well as many other North American manufacturing and marketing companies specialize in refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning efficient systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

R&D is as prevalent in world renowned research centers, such as CANMET Energy (Varennes, Ottawa, Devon) and Hydro-Québec Research Institute (LTE Energy Technology Laboratory, Shawinigan, Québec), as it is in Canada’s Agri-Food Process Engineering, Science and Technology facilities (Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario) and academic organizations, such as École Polytechnique and École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) of Montréal, and McGill, Toronto, Laval, and Sherbrooke Universities.

R&D activity in these centers focuses on developing and promoting advanced refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning technologies, making them more and more energy efficient, while reducing their environmental impacts and improving human’s quality of life.

According to recent figures released by the publisher of the Canadian Refrigeration Journal, Canada is among the most prolific producers of scientific publications on refrigeration worldwide.


Located in central Eastern Canada, Quebec, the largest province of Canada, nicknamed “La Belle Province”, shares its southern border with the United States and is traversed by the St. Lawrence River, which connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Its major metropolis, Montreal, and its capital, Quebec City, two dynamic and cosmopolitan cities are connected by motorway “King’s Road” along the St. Lawrence River.

If you stay in Quebec a few days before or after ICR2019, you could taste its flavors and aromas, its nature, its history and hospitality, and more!

Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, the most populous French-speaking city in North America and the fourth in the world after Paris, invites you to visit its historic district, Old Montreal and the Notre Dame Cathedral, with its Neo-Gothic style, the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, St. Catherine Street – a famous shopping street, the Rue Saint-Denis with its great restaurants and shops of all kinds, and to experience the nightlife on Crescent Street, with its sparkling and friendly clubs and terraces.

Since 1608, Quebec City, the cradle of French America and a UNESCO world heritage site since 1985, still retains its European flavor and is full of historic attractions in every corner. Quebec City invites you to visit its Citadel with its historic fortifications to discover 400 years of history and the Old City with its many museums, its funicular and its carriages.

Finally, go visit the Gaspé Peninsula and Percé rock with its sheer cliffs and the spectacular natural arch, take a cruise and make unforgettable experiences whalewatching in Tadoussac, or discover the exceptional national parks of the Charlevoix, Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie and Grands-Jardins regions.

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Why Montréal?

The Fun Cosmopolitan City with the French Flair.
So accessible. So efficient. So connected. So safe.

You’re going to experience a city whose passion, joie de vivre and rich cultural heritage are legendary. Montrealers love to greet visitors and show off their city’s charms, so expect a very warm welcome. It’s like a taste of Europe right in North America.

  • A conveniently-located airport, only 20 minutes away from 15,000 downtown hotel rooms
  • The convention center, Palais des congrès in French, is located downtown, keeping you in the middle of the action
  • Over 5,000 restaurants city-wide offering some 80 different types of national, regional and international cuisine
  • A one-of-a-kind travel experience where there is something for everyone to do in surroundings that are safe around the clock

Congress Topics

Abstracts may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Cryophysics & Cryoengineering
  • Liquefaction & Separation of Gases
  • Thermodynamics & Transfer Processes
  • Refrigerating Equipment
  • Cryobiology, Cryomedicine & Health Products
  • Food Science & Engineering
  • Refrigerated Storage
  • Refrigerated Transport
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps & Energy Recovery
  • Sustainable and High-Performance Buildings

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