The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer is pleased to announce

The 8th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, CHT-20, to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during August 16 - 20, 2020.

Source: Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau,         


The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, methods and results in computational heat transfer. Fundamental and applied papers will be welcome.

Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Biological heat transfer
  • Boundary layer flow and heat transfer
  • Combustion and fire modelling
  • Computational methods
  • Double diffusive convection
  • Energy
  • Environmental heat transfer
  • Forced convection
  • Internal flow and heat transfer
  • Inverse problems
  • Materials processing and manufacturing
  • Micro and nanoscale heat transfer
  • Natural convection
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Single and multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Solidification and melting
  • Sustainability
  • Turbulent heat transfer
  • Turbulence modelling
  • Verification and Validation


The scientific programme will consist of invited plenary and keynote lectures presented by internationally recognized researchers, contributed papers presented in oral or poster sessions, and panel discussions. In addition, an Open Forum session will give authors an opportunity to present new work or work in progress, which is not yet ready for review. Presentations on future directions or neglected problems in CHT will be particularly welcome. The G. de Vahl Davis Best Paper Award will be presented to the authors of the paper judged to be the best at the symposium.


Aki Runchal (USA)

Alain Kassab (USA)

Aleksey Nenarokomov (RUSSIA)

Andrzej J. Nowak (POLAND)

Angela Nieckele (BRAZIL)

Bantwal R. Baliga (CANADA)

Bengt Sunden (SWEDEN)

Božidar Šarler (SLOVENIA)

Carlos J. S. Alves (PORTUGAL)

C. Balaji (INDIA)

Charl G. Jat Du Toit (SOUTH AFRICA)

Cristina Amon (CANADA)

Darrell Pepper (USA)

Denis Maillet (FRANCE)

Dimos Poulikakos (SWITZERLAND)

Dominic Groulx (CANADA)

Fabio Bozolli (ITALY)

Gautam Biswas (INDIA)

Gennady Ziskind (ISRAEL)

George Dulikravich (USA)

Gherhardt Ribatski (BRAZIL)

Hiroshi Iwai (JAPAN)

Jari Kaipio (NEW ZEALAND)

J. Padet (FRANCE)

Jean-Francois Sacadura (FRANCE)

Jean-Luc Battaglia (FRANCE)

John Chai (UK)

José L. Lage (USA)

Josua Meyer (SOUTH AFRICA)

Kazuya Tatsumi (JAPAN)


Leonid Dombrovsky (RUSSIA)

Liliane Barichello (BRAZIL)

Luiz Wrobel (UK)

Masahiko Shibahara (JAPAN)

Mourad Rebay (FRANCE)

M. Pinar Menguc (TURKEY)

Neima Brauner (ISRAEL)

Oronzio Manca (ITALY)

Perumal Nithiarasu (UK)

Paolo Di Marco (ITALY)

Pedro J. M. Coelho (PORTUGAL)

Peter Stephan (GERMANY)

Philippe Le Masson (FRANCE)

Q. Wang (CHINA)

Renato Cotta (BRAZIL)

Ryszard Bialecki (POLAND)

S. A. Sherif 

S. P. Vanka (USA)

Sadik Kakac (TURKEY)

Sara Rainieri (ITALY)

Sumanta Acharya (USA)

Stavroula Balabani (UK)

Sung Jin Kim (KOREA)

Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman (GERMANY)

Ulrich Gross(GERMANY)

Victoria Timchenko (AUSTRALIA)

Wei Shyy (HONG KONG)

Wilson Chiu (USA)

Yildiz Bayazitoglu (USA)

Ville Kolehmainen (FINLAND)



One page abstract due:     November 29, 2019
Abstract acceptance:    December 27, 2019
Full text of paper due:    January 31, 2020
Paper acceptance subject to amendment:   April 03, 2020
Final paper due:      May 15, 2020
Early registration deadline and final payment date for publication in Proceedings: June 30, 2020



The symposium registration fees (in US Dollars) will be $550 if paid before June 30, 2020; $600 for advance registration after that date and $650 on-site. This will cover participation in all technical sessions, a welcome reception and the Proceedings.  Full-time students will pay $250, subject to proof of status, before June 30, 2020. At least one author needs to be registered by June 30, 2020 for the paper be included in the Symposium Program and published in the Conference Proceedings.



Papers will be selected for presentation and publication on the basis of a one-page initial abstract (which will be assessed to ensure relevance) followed by a review of the full papers. Proceedings will be published by Begell House Inc. on a flash disk and in the ICHMT Digital Library. Papers of archival quality may be submitted for publication in one or more special issues of the Begell House journal, Computational Thermal Sciences, or in other journals with substantial changes. At least one author needs to be registered by June 30, 2020 for the paper be included in the Symposium Program and published in the Conference Proceedings. Presentations in the Open Forum session will not be included in the Symposium Proceedings.


In addition to postcards recognized in the four corners of the planet, such as the Christ The Redeemer Statue and the Sugar Loaf hill, Rio de Janeiro has in its essence a busy life, where you can find the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums and much more. Rio de Janeiro occupies an area of ​​1,261 km2, with a population of about 6 million people. The city has as one of its greatest virtues, the warmth and hospitality that its people welcome visitors. Rio de Janeiro receives annually more than 5 million tourists (2 million foreigners) and is the most visited city in Brazil. With its ample infrastructure of tourist services, Rio de Janeiro is ranked among the top destinations in the world for cultural events and commercial, technical and scientific conferences and exhibitions. Its exuberant natural resources include 90 km of beaches and the Tijuca National Park, which is the largest urban forest in the world.

Tours will be offered at special rates for the conference participants and accompanying persons by the official travel agent for CHT-20: NZ TRAVEL.


Source: Lapa Produções Criativas,





CHT-20 will be held in the Windsor Marapendi Hotel in Barra da Tijuca. Barra da Tijuca is a modern seaside district of Rio de Janeiro, which can be easily reached from the International and the National Airports. It hosts the Olympic Park, where most of the activities of the Rio 2016 Games were held. Barra da Tijuca has the longest ocean beach in Rio de Janeiro, with several options for the practice of outdoor sports and several kiosks on the boardwalk for a great day at the beach with the family. Barra da Tijuca is just beside the city mountains, where the exuberant Tijuca Forest Park is located. This district is served by public transportation, including the subway and city buses, with links to the airports, downtown and other districts, like Copacabana and Ipanema.

Source: Windsor Hoteis,


The Windsor Marapendi hotel has an excellent location in front of Barra da Tijuca beach and a sophisticated infrastructure. The neighbourhood is renowned for offering outdoor leisure activities, active nightlife, natural resources and distinct cuisine. All Symposium participants can be lodged at this beachfront hotel where the conference will be held. Windsor Marapendi Hotel can be reached from the International Airport in 35 minutes by taxi.

 Source: Windsor Hoteis,


For scientific enquiries, please contact:

Professor Yogesh Jaluria
Symposium Co-Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Rutgers University
98 Brett Road,Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Tel: +1 848 445 3652; +1 848 445 2248
Fax: +1 732 445 3124
Professor Helcio R. B. Orlande
Symposium Co-Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ
Cid. Universitaria, Cx. Postal: 68503
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941-972, Brazil
Tel: +55 21 3938 8405, Fax: +55 21 3938 8383


For general enquiries, please contact:

Professor İlker Tari
Mechanical Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University
06800 Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90 312-210-2551


The International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is an international, professional, non-governmental, non-profit organization. The general objective of the Centre is to promote and to foster international cooperation in the science of heat and mass transfer and its applications. Its secretariat is located at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University (METU).

The first meeting of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) was held in Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia, on September 16, 1968, during the International Seminar on Heat and Mass Transfer in Turbulent Boundary Layers, organized by the Boris Kidric at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade. This meeting was the culmination of activities initiated by a group of leading scientists in the field from different countries. These activities resulted from a long felt need to create an international organization in the fast growing field of heat and mass transfer. Some of the most prominent names in the field who were involved in the founding and creation of the Centre were: E.A. Brun, E.R.G. Eckert, U. Grigull, J.P. Hartnett, T.F. Irvine, Jr., S.S. Kutateladze, A.V. Luikov, W.M. Rohsenow, D.B. Spalding, and M.A. Styrikovich. The active participation and efforts of D. Velickovic, Z. Zaric and N. Afgan from the Serbian Academy of Sciences and the Boris Kidric Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Belgrade made the founding of the Centre possible.


The leadership and initiatives of Professor Zoran Zaric and later Professor Naim Afgan made the Centre grow and reach maturity over the years and become a well-known organizer of meetings and other activities with high prestige among scientists and researchers in the field of heat and mass transfer. The meetings have served as a means of conveying and transferring scientific knowledge, technical know-how, and cultural values. The Centre's many publications have become among the most sought after collections of scientific literature in the field.


The Secretariat of the Centre remained in Belgrade for almost 24 years and traditionally organized one seminar and one symposium a year, usually in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, until early 1990s when the start of the political turmoil in former Yugoslavia unavoidably hampered the functioning of the Secretariat. The Executive Committee of the Centre started looking for a new home for the Secretariat of the Centre.

Professor Sadik Kakac, a member of the Scientific Council representing Turkey, with the encouragement of Professor Yasuo Mori, the President of ICHMT, and Professor Franz Mayinger, the Chairman of the Executive Committee, contacted Professor Kemal Guruz, Head of TUBITAK (Scientific and Technical Reaserach Council of Turkey), and Professor Suha Sevuk, President of METU (Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey), and urged them to prepare a joint proposal. These efforts took more than a year. In September 1992, the proposals from institutions in seven countries were examined at an Executive Committee meeting in Rome, and it was decided, with a majority vote, that the joint proposal of METU and TUBITAK, could provide the best financial and administrative support to the Centre. Since January 1993, the Centre has restarted its activities in its new home, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, under the joint auspices of these institutions, METU and TUBITAK.
The Statutes and the By-Laws of the Centre were revised, partly in response to the move to Turkey. At the meetings of the General Assembly and of the Scientific Council in Brighton, England in August, 1994, Professor Faruk Arinç, a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of METU, was elected as the new Secretary General of the Centre. He was  re-elected to this office at the succeeding Scientific Council meetings held in every four years during International Heat Tranfer Conferences (IHTC).

The new Secretariat working under the new rules with renewed enthusiasm and support of the Executive Committee as well as the two standing sponsors of the Centre in Turkey, organized highly successful meetings since 1994, and sponsored many others elsewhere. The venues of the meetings in Turkey were chosen to be five-star hotels on the Aegean or Mediterranean coast, providing excellent settings for scientific as well as social gathering of all attendees and spouses. ICHMT also organizes meetings in countries other than Turkey, chaired by prominent researchers in the field.

The traditional activity of ICHMT is organization the International Symposia and Seminars. These meetings have been always met with increasing interest by the scientific, technical and industrial communities. The general scope of the meetings has always been designed with the aim of active promotion of interesting scientific work and achievements at high technical levels.

The Centre has published over 80 Proceedings on various specific aspects of heat and mass transfer. Each proceeding is related to a meeting of the Centre. International participation in the meetings is always a major aim. The total number of participants in the meetings of ICHMT since 1968 has been over 5000, coming from over 60 different countries.

In order to promote the international activities of the Centre and reach as many scientists and researchers as possible in the field, the Centre signed a publication agreement with the publisher, Begell House, Inc., in 1994, since when Begell House has been printing and distributing the scientific work of ICHMT. In addition, the Proceedings of the Biotransport-98, Plasma-99, Turbine-2000 and Vim-2001 symposia were published in the Annals of New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) in accordance with a separate agreement signed between the Centre and the Academy. In June 2006, the agreement between ICHMT and Begell House, Inc. was renewed and expanded to include the creation of an ICHMT Digital Library Online (

As emphasized in our Mission Statement, the Centre aims not only to provide attractive meeting occasions for all scientists active in the field, but also to foster international exchange of science and engineering in all branches of heat and mass transfer through the promotion of research, education, and the exchange of personnel. With this purpose of existence in mind, the Centre aims to be a reliable and state-of-the-art source of information in all its publications, and to create the means for generating international synergy, enthusiasm, and motivation among the scientists and researchers that will lead to new ideas, procedures, products, and standards to improve productivity and efficiency and to promote living in a cleaner environment.

The membership in the Centre is open to all non-governmental, non-profit, national and international organizations working in the field of heat and mass transfer. The number of member institutions of the Centre is now over 40 from 30 different countries.

One activity initiated by the Secretariat of the Centre in 1994 was the creation of the ICHMT Home Page on the Internet. This site is constantly updated, and has now grown to a significant size. It is being accessed by scientists all over the world.

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