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Programme, papers and presentations

The ICCC 2014 provided an opportunity for 165+ delegates across the globe to share the latest progress in research and development in the cold chain and sustainability in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps with over 100 papers presented. It brought together those with interests in food, pharmaceuticals and other cold chain applications to explore the latest developments and key trends in technology.  

Download a copy of the full programme of papers here 

The was organised into parallel streams on the following themes:  

Cold Chain

  • Process and equipment design innovation
  • Storage, transportation and logistics
  • Modeling and predictive tools for cold chain optimisation
  • Food quality and food safety in the cold chain
  • Progress in commercial refrigeration
  • Pharmaceutical cold chain
  • Domestic refrigeration
  • Sustainable cold chain - food and pharmaceuticals
  • Food refrigeration using sustainable technology
  • Technology for cold chain monitoring - food and pharmaceutical

Sustainability in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

  • Integration of heating, cooling and heat pumps
  • Refrigerants, containment and refrigeration in the future
  • Innovative technologies
  • Innovative cold chain equipment design
  • Carbon foot-printing
  • Energy efficiency in the cold chain
  • Renewable energies in the cold chain

Additional features included

  • Plenary sessions with distinguished speakers 
  • Technical visits to uniquely innovative cold chain sites in the area
  • Mix of workshops and short courses 
  • Prizes for student papers

Key note and plenary presentations are available below


  1. Welcome from Chairman - Judith Evans
  2. Role of supermarkets in managing the cold chain - Richard Royal
  3. What makes food manufacturing sustainable - Paul Homsy
  4. International developments - Mike Walker
  5. Conference close - Judith Evans
  6. 4th IIR International Conference on the Cold Chain and Sustainability - James Carson

Winners of the best paper by a student author sponsored by Sabroe

Cold Chain Stream

Effect of supercooled freezing methods on ice structure observed by X-ray CT by Rika Kobayashi

Sustainability Stream

Numerical analysis of multi-bed activated carbon/methanol adsorption refrigeration system with allowance for dynamic pressure variations by Kirkland Rowe

Obtaining Copies of Papers

Papers were distributed to all delegates at the event on datasticks. Papers will be published and references provided to authors in due course. They will also appear in the IIR FRIDOC database.


A link to a website containing slides from speakers will be made available to those who attended the conference shortly.

Dicussion report from the conference is available here.