16IHPC -




The 16th International heat Pipe Conference (IHPC) will be held in Lyon (France), May 20 to 24, 2012. This conference focuses on topics related to heat pipe science and technology. It provides a forum for exchange of up-to-date information and experiences among scientists and engineers from around the world. The 16th IHPC is organised jointly by five French laboratories, all of them widely recognized for their work on heat pipes.

  • CETHIL, INSA de Lyon (UMR5008 CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Univ. Lyon 1)
  • Institut PPrime (UPR3346 CNRS, Université de Poitiers, ENSMA), Poitiers
  • IUSTI (UMR 6595 CNRS, Université de Provence, Université de la Méditerrannée), Marseille
  • IMFT (UMR5502 CNRS, INPT, Université Toulouse 3), Toulouse
  • LAPLACE (UMR5213 CNRS, INPT, Université Paul Sabatier), Toulouse

These laboratories are linked through a national thematic network on phase-change systems for thermal management (GdR SyReDOSSI), established by CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) 

The organisers are grateful to the Thales group , to the ATHERM company and to EHP (Euro Heat Pipe) and to Calyos for their financial support for the organisation of 16IHPC.



The organisers also express their gratitude to Région Rhône-Alpes for its financial support for the preparation of the conference proceedings.




The final program is to be downloaded by clicking here.

The final program will be distributed under the form of a paper document with the participant briefcase that will also include the conference proceedings pre-prints on the first day of the conference at the registration desk.

Important Dates

  • September 15, 2011: Abstract submission
  • November 15, 2011: Abstract acceptance notification
  • March 5, 2012: Final paper submission
  • March 31, 2012: Notification of full paper acceptance
  • May 20 (Sunday) - Thursday 24, 2012: Conference

Registration will start on Sunday, May 20, at 5:00pm at hotel des congres and will be followed by the welcome party at 7:30pm in an outbuilding of the hotel  des Congrès named "Mix City". (cf. "Venue-accommodation").

Conference Chair:
Prof. Jocelyn BONJOUR
INSA de Lyon
Phone:+33 4 72 43 64 27
Fax:+33 4 72 43 88 11

The 16IHPC is organized under the coordination of the Committee on International Heat Pipe Conference, this conference being the next in a series spanning almost 40 years.



1st IHPC Stuttgart, Germany 1973
2nd IHPC Bologna, Italy 1976
3rd IHPC Palo Alto, CA, USA 1978
4th IHPC London, UK 1981
5th IHPC Tsukuba, Japan 1984
6th IHPC Grenoble, France 1987
7th IHPC Minsk, Belarus 1990
8th IHPC Beijing, China 1992
9th IHPC Albuquerque, NM, USA 1995
10th IHPC Stuttgart, Germany 1997
11th IHPC Tokyo, Japan 1999
12th IHPC Moscow, Russia 2002
13th IHPC Shangai, China 2004
14th IHPC Florianopolis, Brazil 2007
15th IHPC Clemson, SC, USA 2010
16th IHPC Lyon, France 2012