September 2021

2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2022 - Call for Abstracts

The AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) are co-organising the 2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2022 “Renewable Heating and Cooling in Integrated Urban and Industrial Energy Systems” from 05 to 07 April 2022 in Graz, Austria.

To implement the Paris Climate Agreement an almost complete phasing out of fossil energy supply by 2050 is required. This presents enormous challenges for the society, but also offers opportunities for research and industry to pave the way for a sustainable global energy system. The ISEC 2022 will focus on solutions for the heating and cooling sector in urban and industrial contexts. In the climate change debate there is mutual agreement that this area needs more attention.

The ISEC 2022 sees itself as a promoter of innovative ideas and a forum of exchange between research, industry and policy. It also facilitates dialogue and knowledge transfer between industrialised and developing countries. 

The co-organisers have launched a call for papers, which will be open by 24 October 2021. Innovators from industrialised and developing countries are encouraged to submit their paper in line with the established conference topics:


• Renewable Heating and Cooling • Emerging Heat and Cold Storages • Solutions for Energy Efficiency • Sustainable Renovation • Energy and Resource Recovery from Low-grade Sources • Process Intensification • Coupling of Energy Sectors • Flexibility and Stability of Thermal and Electric Grids • Future District Heating and Cooling Technologies • Replacement of big fossil Power Plants by Renewables – Impact on District Heating


• Policies for Renewable Heating and Cooling • Spatial Energy Planning with Focus on Renewable Energies • IT Technologies and Artificial Intelligence for Management of Future Energy Systems • Life Cycle Assessment for Renewable Energy Systems • Finance and Business Models driving Renewable Heating and Cooling • Smart Services and System Operation

All listed topics with a special focus on developing countries

Successful applicants will be invited to present the paper in the conference. Further information is available at: