The call for papers for the seventh International HVAC Cold Climate Conference, to be held Nov. 12-14, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has been extended to Jan. 6, 2012.

Hosted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the conference will provide key elements of a strategy by which scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturers, and others in cold-climate regions can achieve good indoor environmental quality with minimal use of resources and energy.

A predominate number of Canadian papers have been submitted, Conference President Erich Binder said, adding the conference's Scientific Committee of nearly 40 members from 15 countries seeks a greater number of papers on international innovations in cold-climate HVAC design.

Innovations in cold-climate HVAC design includes new technologies and applications; improved methodologies; improvements to computational models or other design tools; novel methods of management, organization, or quality assurance; and novel avenues of research or revised conceptual frameworks for designers.

Abstracts of no more than 350 words summarizing the objectives, approach, results, and conclusions of proposed papers, along with five to seven keywords, should be submitted by Jan. 6, 2012. Accepted papers will be due April 1, 2012.

For more information and to submit an abstract, click here. For additional information, contact meetings@ashrae.org.