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The 15th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-15) will be held on August 10-15, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. IHTC-15 is focused upon its important mission to foster international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. To pursue these aims, we invite forward-looking scientists, engineers, and researchers from all over the world. IHTC will be held in Japan for the first time in 40 years since the successful IHTC-5 was held in Tokyo in 1974. We and Seventeen World Cultural Heritage Sites as designated by UNESCO will welcome you to Kyoto which was the capital of Japan for more than one thousand years from 794 to 1868.
The Role of Thermal Science in Meeting Societal ChallengesHeat transfer, a major academic discipline originating from seminal studies of thermal non-equilibrium phenomena, has grown to include the science of transport phenomena for ions, electrons, and chemical species.
The International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC), nicknamed the Heat Transfer Olympic, is the worlds premier conference for scientists and engineers in the heat and mass transfer research community, who convene every four year to exchange the latest information. Previous conferences have greatly enhanced mutual exchanges of knowledge and experience, and nurtured new and/or interdisciplinary research areas. Future conferences should realize an increasingly important mission: to foster international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas among colleagues in order to solve urgent problems and improve peoples lives in the years ahead.
To pursue these aims, we invite forward-looking scientists, engineers, and researchers from all over the world to attend the Fifteenth International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-15) in Kyoto, Japan, August 10 to 15, 2014. In addition to exploring traditional research areas, IHTC-15 asks an important question so that we may better serve society: What is the role of thermal science in meeting societal challenges? Clearly, we face major issues such as ensuring sustainable development, healthy ageing, sufficient food for all, and economic growth, and we need to develop scientific and technological solutions. To do this, we should shape our current and future roles more concretely, and start to formulate an interdisciplinary framework for collaboration among colleagues active across a wider range of physical, life, and information sciences.
IHTC-15 will provide participants with unique opportunities for exchanging new knowledge, and facilitate intensive discussions throughout the conference period. We hope that IHTC-15 becomes a model for future IHTCs, and magnifies the scope of contributions made by the international community of thermal science professionals for the benefit and welfare of people everywhere.
(See also "Plenary lecture" and "Panel sessions".)
Kyoto and JapanFamiliar images of Japan come to life in Kyoto. The city limits contain opportunities to experience leading modern technology and architecture, neon lights and deafening gaming parlours, graceful geisha and serene Buddha, a formidable castle and secluded temples, and even lush green rice paddies.
Reaching other cities in Japan
Kyoto is located near the centre of Japan and the legendary transport network makes it easily accessible not only from all international gateways, but also to other magnificent cities of Japan. From Kyoto you can reach Nara, Osaka and Kobe the neighboring and historical cities of Kansai region by only 1 hour using the local train transportation. From Kyoto station the comfortable and state of the art Shinkansen bullet train will carry you through the country to either the north or south end of Japan. The train arrives every 10min with the miracle minimum delay, average 36sec for 0.12million trains per year (See "Travel information").
JR railways provides the Japan Rail Pass which offers an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail. (See JR Pass).