2024 Research Conference

2024 Research Conference

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) is pleased to announce that the next IGSHPA Research Conference will be held at Polytechnique Montréal, May 28-30, 2024.  This is the fourth in a series of research conferences held in Denver (2017), Stockholm (2018), and Las Vegas (2022).  Like the previous three conferences, papers will undergo peer-review to ensure quality. Papers in the conference proceedings will be freely available with DOI numbers at the IGSHPA website and a permanent archive, SHAREOK.  Selected papers will be invited to submit expanded versions for a special issue of the journal Science and Technology for the Built Environment (link takes you to TandFOnline.com).

This will be a great opportunity to exchange the latest research ideas and results with leading researchers.


Anyone interested in ground source heat pump technology research is welcome to attend. Register for the conference using the button below, which will go to the Eventbrite site for payment.

Important Dates:

Abstracts due: 

Abstract reviews finished & authors notified:

Papers due:

Paper reviews complete & authors notified:


October 9, 2023

October 18, 2023

November 20, 2023

March 14, 2024

Abstract and Paper Submissions:
One-page abstracts will be submitted for review first, followed by papers with a maximum length of 8 pages.
Download the example/template file in Word for the abstract
Download the example/template file in Word for the paper
Download the paper example/template ZIP file for LaTeX

—–>> Submit your Abstract or Paper at IGSHPA’s Conference Management software <<—

Executive Scientific Committee:
Jeffrey D. Spitler, Oklahoma State University, USA
José Acuña, Bengt-Dahlgren & KTH, Sweden
Massimo Cimmino, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Ping Cui, Shandong Jianzhu University, China
Signhild Gehlin, Swedish GeoEnergy Center, Sweden
Saqib Javed, Lund University, Sweden
Xiaobing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Philippe Pasquier, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Simon Rees, University of Leeds, UK
Andrew Stumpf, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

International Scientific Committee:
P. Bayer, MLU, Germany
R. Beier, Oklahoma State University, USA
W. Boydens, Ghent University & SWECO, Belgium
A. Chiasson, University of Dayton, USA
G. Hellström, NeoEnergy, Sweden
L. Helsen, KU Leuven-Energyville, Belgium
A. Lazzarotto , KTH, Sweden
M. Mitchell, NREL, USA
H.Ö. Paksoy, Cukurova University, Turkey
J. Raymond, INRS, Canada
R. Curtis, GeoScience, UK
H. Yang, HKPU, China
G. Zhang, Hunan University, China
K. Zhu, Shandong Architectural University, China


  • Advanced design of GHEs
  • Measured performance of GSHP systems and alternative GHE designs
  • Modeling and simulation of GSHPs and GSHP systems
  • New system configurations and supporting models
  • Environmental aspects of GSHP systems
  • Design and performance of GSHPs and GSHP components
  • Modeling and simulation of GHE and validation of GHE and GSHP models
  • Coupled groundwater and borehole heat transfer models
  • Community- or district-scale GSHP systems
  • Thermal response tests for measurement of ground thermal properties
  • Optimal control, operation and fault detection of GSHP systems
  • Advances in materials and working fluids used in GHE
  • Energy storage integrated with GSHP systems
  • Developments in the regulation and permitting of GSHP systems
  • Application of GSHP systems in the urban environment
  • Application of GSHP systems for agriculture
  • Energy geostructures (geo-piles, energy shafts, geo-tunnels, geo-walls)
  • Open loop GSHP systems (e.g., standing column wells)
  • Integration of alternative thermal energy sources (surface water, wastewater, etc.) with GSHP systems
  • Other GSHP-related phenomena (e.g., moisture transport, groundwater flow, freezing/thawing).
  • History of GSHPs and GSHP technology

Conference Paper Archives

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association has organized research conferences (2017 – Denver, 2018 – Stockholm, and 2022 – Las Vegas) with presentations of peer-reviewed papers. IGSHPA is pleased to provide these papers as well as past research initiatives and conferences on the Research Papers page.