IGSHPA Research Track 2022

December 6-8, 2022
Las Vegas Convention Center

Resources / Paper Submissions

IGSHPA Geothermal Pavilion, Powered by 2022 Groundwater Week, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 6-8, 2022

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Announcement and Call for Papers

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association is pleased to invite you to submit papers for the 2022 IGSHPA Research Track, to be held in conjunction with the meetings of IGSHPA and the National Ground Water Association. IGSHPA has previously held a Research Track in Denver in 2017 and a Research Conference in Stockholm in 2018. Like the previous two conferences, papers will undergo peer-review to ensure quality. Papers in the conference proceedings will be freely available with DOI numbers at the links below. Selected papers will be invited to submit expanded versions for a special issue of the journal Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

This will this be a great opportunity to exchange the latest research ideas and results with leading researchers. Because this is one track of the IGSHPA conference, there will also be the opportunity to hear industry presentations, meet with people from industry and see the latest industry developments at the combined IGSHPA and NGWA exhibition.


  • Abstracts due: April 18, 2022
  • Abstract reviews finished & authors notified: 2 weeks after submission
  • Papers due: June 13, 2022
  • Paper reviews complete & authors notified: September 22, 2022


One-page abstracts will be submitted for review first, followed by papers with a maximum length of 8 pages.
Example/template files in Word are available at the links below, as well as the proceedings from the 2017 and 2018 conferences.



  • Jeffrey D. Spitler, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • José Acuña, KTH, Sweden
  • Michel Bernier, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Massimo Cimmino, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Zhaohong Fang, Shandong Jianzhu University, China
  • Signhild Gehlin, Swedish GeoEnergy Center, Sweden
  • Saqib Javed, Lund University, Sweden
  • Xiaobing Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Simon Rees, University of Leeds, UK
  • Andrew Stumpf, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA


  • P. Bayer, MLU, Germany
  • R. Beier, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • A. Chiasson, University of Dayton, USA
  • R. Curtis, GeoScience, UK
  • P. Cui, Shandong Jianzhu University, China
  • P. Eslami-Nejad, CANMET Energy, Canada
  • M. Fossa, University of Genoa, Italy
  • G. Hellström, NeoEnergy, Sweden
  • L. Helsen, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • A. Lazzarotto , KTH, Sweden
  • K. Li, China University of Geosciences, China
  • M. Mitchell, NREL, USA
  • H.Ö. Paksoy, Cukurova University, Turkey
  • B. Palm, KTH, Sweden
  • P. Pasquier, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • R. Kalskin Ramstad, NTNU, Norway
  • J. Raymond, INRS, Canada
  • 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

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