Next Congress – December 6–8, 2017


47th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning

47 kongres

For healthy and sustainable buildings, resilient cities, and stopping the climate change 

Belgrade, Sava Centre, 30th November – 2nd December 2016

The Serbian Hymn and Humanity – a song with powerfull ecological message, performed by choir of "Ivo Andrić" elementary school from Belgrade.


Prof. Branislav Todorović, President to the Serbian HVAC&R Society stared the Congress Opening Ceremony and gafe floor to Mr. Aleksandr Vesić, Deputy Minster in Minstry of Agriculture and Environment Protection of the Repbulic of Serbia. The following speakers greeted the particpants: Mr. Marko Stojanović, Secretary for Energetics of City of Belgrade, Mr. Didier Coulomb, director of the International Instutute of Refrigeration, Mr. Tim Wentz, ASHRAE Director for 2016-2017, Mr. Stefano Paolo Corgnati, REHVA Director, Mr. Andrea Gasparella, IBPSA Board Member, Mr. Costas Balaras, ASHRAE Greek Chapter Board Member, Mr. Zoltan Magyar, Professor, Hungary, Proessor Radivoje Mitrović, Dan of Mechanical Faculty, Belgrade, and Mr. Goran Jevtić, in the name of the Congress General Patron.


Professor Todorović, Professor Bratislav Blagojević, the Serbian HVAC&R Society Vice President, Milovan Živković, Ph. D., the SMEITS Board President, and Slobodan Pejković, M. Sc., President to the Commitee for cooling, heat pumps and energy efficiency within the Serbian HVAC&R Society (from left)

After the Congress Openinc Ceremony, the Plenary Lectures were presented.

Videos of the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Lectures are available atour Youtube channel, or by clicking on picture.


Aleksandar Vesić, pomoćnik ministra u Ministarstvu poljoprivrede i zaštite životne sredine Republike Srbije


Marko Stojanović, gradski sekretar za energetiku, Beograd


Didier Coulomb, direktor Međunarodnog instituta za Hlađenje


Tim Wentz, direktor ASHRAE-a za 2016-2017.


Stefano Paolo Corgnati, direktor REHVA-e


Andrea Gasparella, član Upravnog odbora IBPSA


Costas Balaras, član Upravnog odbora Grčkog ogranka ASHRAE-a


Zoltan Magyar, profesor Univerziteta tehnologije i ekonomije, Budimpešta, Mađarska


Prof. dr Radivoje Mitrović, dekan Mašinskog fakulteta Univerziteta u Beogradu


Goran Jevtić, Energy Net

Final program of the

47th HVAC&R Congress


The congress programme and exhibition are dedicated to HVAC&R profession and a series of professions that are inseparably connected in the design, construction, reconstruction, energy improvement, operation and maintenance of buildings with all technical systems, including lighting, electric power supply, water supply and sewerage, fire protection, energy efficiency management and all automation subsystems, management of building performance dynamics by a smart grid based on modeling predictive control, and entirely integrated management of energy supply and production of EnergyPlus buildings and delivering electric power to the electricity grid, including professionals in mechanical engineering, spatial and urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, hydrogeology and hydrometeorology, environmental science, economics, security study, protection of natural and cultural resources as well as IC technologies.

In the fifth decade of its regular organization, the international congress on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning will mark the jubilee – 45th anniversary of the journal of the Serbian Society for HVAC&R. 

General Patron


Exhibition Patron


Welcome Coctail Host


Programme Sponsors

  • Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia – AINS, Belgrade
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Serbian Chamber of Engineers, Belgrade
  • UrbanLab, Belgrade
  • United Nations Environment Programme – UNEP, France
  • Russian Association of Engineers for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Heat Supply and Building Thermal Physics – AVOK, Russia
  • Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA), Belgium
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), USA
  • International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), France
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association– IBPSA 

Thematic Fields

Methods, technologies and techniques of integrated design, construction, audit, testing, monitoring and smart operation of energy efficient sustainable healthy buildings and energy refurbishment of the existing urban building sector for the purpose of attaining sustainability, security and adaptability of urban systems to climate change and resilience to weather extremes as well as to exposures to the risks of terrorism, political extremes, uncontrolled migrations and immigrations – these will be the main topics of this year’s congress and exhibition. The thematic fields include:

  1. HVAC&R
  2. Reference areas of hydrometeorology and hydrogeology
  3. Authoritative balances of renewable energy sources (RES)
  4. New materials, multifunctional and self-healing structures
  5. RES integration in building structures
  6. Green surfaces, green roofs and façades
  7. Indoor environmental quality, including acoustics
  8. Daylight and artificial lighting optimisation
  9. Refrigeration technologies, refrigeration equipment and systems, heat pumps as RES
  10. District heating and cooling systems in urban transformations
  11. Distributed generation, supply and storage of energy
  12. Combined systems of central and distributed tri– and co-generation of energy
  13. RES and energy storage for zero CO2 settlements and cities
  14. Elevators, escalators and other mechanical systems in buildings
  15. Water supply systems, waste water and solid waste systems
  16. Access control systems and security systems
  17. Fire protection and fire suppression systems
  18. Electrical installation and ICT infrastructure of smart buildings and cities
  19. EnergyPlus buildings, smart networks and resilient zero CO2 settlements and cities

International Scientific Committee

  • Hashem Akbari, Professor, Concordia University, Montreal Canada
  • Costas Balaras, Professor, National Observatory Athens, Greece
  • Marianna Brodatch, AVOK Journal Editor, Professor, Moscow Institute of Architecture, Russia
  • Stefano Corgnati, REHVA President, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Didier Coulomb, Director, International Institute for Refrigeration, France
  • Ioan Silviu Doboşi, Member of Board of Directors, REHVA, Romania
  • Andrea Gasparella, IBPSA Board, University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
  • Karel Kabele, REHVA, Professor, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Branko Kovačević, President of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Halvart Koeppen, Regional Network Coordinator (ECA), UNEP, France
  • Junjie Liu, School of Environmental Sciences & Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • Zoltan Magyar, ASHRAE Danube Chapter President, Hungary
  • Farooq Mahboob, President of the ASHRAE Region At Large, Pakistan
  • Ljiljana Marjanović-Halburd, Professor, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Jian-lei Niu, Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Peter Novak, Professor, Faculty for Technology and Systems, Novo mesto, Slovenia
  • Baris Ozerdem, Professor, Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Istanbul, Turkey
  • Branimir Pavković, Professor, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering, Croatia
  • Adrian Retezan, Professor, Universitatea Politehnica Timisoara, Romania
  • Matheos Santamouris, Professor, University of Athens, „Energy & Buildings“ Journal Editor, Greece
  • Chandra Sekhar, Professor, National University Singapore, Singapore
  • Jelena Srebrić, Professor, University of Maryland, USA
  • Yuri A. Tabunschikov, Professor, Moscow Institute of Architecture (State Academy), President ABOK, Russia
  • Karim Ghazi Wakili, IABP, Institute of Applied Building Physics, Winterthur, Switzerland

National Scientific Committee

  • Miloš Banjac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Velimir Čongradac, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad
  • Olvera Ećim-Đurić, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade
  • Radomir Folić, Union of Civil Engineers of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Zoran Keković, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Milan Kilibarda, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Belgrade
  • Franc Kosi, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Miomir Kostić, School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Radivoje Mitrović, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Milovan Vidaković, National Organization of Engineers and Technicians for Directing Fire Risks, Belgrade
  • Božidar Radenković, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Belgrade
  • Budimir Sudimac, Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade
  • Eva Vaništa-Lazarević, UrbanLab, Belgrade
  • Dušan Vukotić, IEC TC 57-WG14 Member, President KS N057–ISS, Belgrade

Organizing Committee

  • Aleksandar Anđelković
  • Bratislav Blagojević
  • Bojan Bogdanović
  • Vladan Galebović
  • Dušan Ličina
  • Jovan Milić
  • Nenad Miloradović
  • Slobodan Pejković
  • Živojin Perišić
  • Stevan Šamšalović
  • Dragomir Šamšalović
  • Biserka Švarc
  • Marija S. Todorović
  • Branislav Todorović, President
  • Petar Vasiljević
  • Milovan Živković 

Student Programme

The second congress day is planned for the traditional programme for undergraduate and graduate students and the youngest generation of professionals with university degree specialised in HVAC&R and other fields directly associated with HVAC&R equipment systems as well as other technical systems of buildings, settlements and cities, including all given thematic fields of the congress and exhibition. 

Congress Proceedings

The presented papers will be published in electronic form of the Congress Proceedings, which will contain the complete congress material. 

Paper publishing

The presented papers will be candidates for publishing in the journal „Energy and Buildings“ published by Elsevier. 


The aim of the exhibition is to present to the professional community HVAC&R products used in buildings and used for energy supply of buildings. This time it will be focused on the products with the application of new high energy efficient technologies in the field of HVAC&R systems and plants as an inseparable exhibition part of all thematic fields of the congress. The exhibition is an opportunity for designers, constructors, manufacturers, scientists and company representatives, all those dedicated to the same task – provision of healthy living and working environment in buildings, sustainable buildings, resilient cities and stopping the climate change by reducing CO2 emission, to meet one another at the same time and at the same place.

Green Exhibition

One segment of the exhibition is dedicated to software, information technologies and green programmes and networks, which arouse great interest of visitors due to the irreplaceable role that software and information technologies play today in all domains of HVAC&R components and systems, research and development of smart buildings, settlements and cities.

As in previous years, the exhibition stands will be installed on the ground floor, next to the congress hall, and on the gallery above the hall in the Sava Centre. For more information regarding the participation in the exhibition, please contact the Organizer’s office. 

Congress languages

Official languages are Serbian and English. 

Important dates and notes

ptAbstract submission deadline – 8th October 2016 via the the Organizer’s e-mail. An abstract should include: title, names of authors and institutions, corresponding authors marked with an asterisk (*) mark, with e-mail address and telephone, text of the abstract between 300 and 400 words and 5 keywords.

Authors will receive confirmation on abstract acceptance and call for full-length papers by 15th October 2016.

Full-length paper submission deadline is 28th October 2016.

Authors will receive confirmation on paper acceptance or a need to revise papers by 4th November 2016.

The final version of papers must be submitted by 18th November 2016.

PP presentations must be submitted by 25th November 2016.

One of the authors (the corresponding author, if the paper has several authors) is exempt from congress fee payment.

For authors from Serbia

In accordance with the Rulebook on procedure, method of evaluation and quantitative reporting on scientific research results of researchers (, a paper written for the congress on heating, refrigeration and air-conditionings represents a report from an international conference printed as a whole and its value is 1 (one) point.

The Serbian Chamber of Engineers included the Congress on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning in the Programme of Training and Continuing Professional Education of its members and the author who presented his/her paper is entitled to 6 (six) points.

Call for Sponsorship

The 47th Congress on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning will have one patron and several main sponsors and sponsors. The sponsors will have the following rights:

  1. Sponsors’ company names will be printed in the noticeable section in the final programme, on the congress invitation letter and on the congress web page.
  2. Sponsors will be entitled to delegate their representatives in the Honorary Committee of the Congress.
  3. The sponsor’s company name or its logo (50x50cm) will be displayed at the entrance to the Sava Centre and on the wall above the rostrum in the hall.
  4. Sponsors will be entitled to 6 m2 arranged exhibition area at the exhibition within the congress free of charge.
  5. Three professionals from the sponsor’s company will be entitled to participation in the congress free of charge.
  6. Sponsors will be entitled to the printing of one color advertisement in the publication ''KO JE KO U KGH ZA 2016. GODINU'' („WHO IS WHO IN HVAC&R – 2016), which is a supplement to the Congress Proceedings to be printed on 30th November 2016.
  7. The names of sponsors will be printed on promotional material specially made for the congress participants.
  8. Sponsors will be entitled to distribute their prospectuses, catalogues and other professional and information materials at the congress and through the journal „KGH“.
  9. Sponsors will be entitled to the status of co-publishers of the journal „KGH“ in 2017. The principal rights of co-publishers are as follows: a) right to publish 1/8 page of a colour advertisement, free of charge, in all four issues of the journal in 2017; b) right to publish one to two pages of their professional and information materials as well as contributions and news, free of charge, in every issue of the journal „KGH“, provided such material or text is adopted and approved by the Editorial Board of the journal; c) right to delegate a representative in the Publishing Council of „KGH“; d) right to the printing of the designed address of their company on the first pages of the journal, in the section in which co-publishers are listed; e) a free copy of each issue of the journal in that year, etc. 

The rights of main sponsors and their fees will be defined in the contract signed between the interested company and the congress and exhibition organizer. For all information regarding main sponsors and sponsor, please contact us on the addresses and telephone numbers given at the end of this announcement.

The sponsorship fee (including co-publishing of the journal „KGH“ in the year of 2017) will be EUR 1,800 in dinar equivalent amount (plus VAT), as in previous eight years.

The exhibition area layout i.e. the plan of exhibition stands will be available to interested parties as from 15th September 2016.

Participants registration

puRegistration fee includes: The Congress Processdings on USB, together with other Congress materials; special book "Ko je ko u KGH u 2016" (Who is Who in HVAC&R in 2016), dinner on December 1st; lunch on December 2nd; Welcome Coctail, etc.

Registration fee is (VAT included):

  • 15.000 RSD for residents of Serbia.
  • 12.000 RSD for the Serbian HVAC&R Society members (residents of Serbia).
  • 150 € for residents of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and FYR Macedonia.
  • 300 € for non-residents of Serbia.

The paper author (i.e. the corresponding author) is exempted from registration fee payment. Co-authors shall pay full registration fee.

Registration form can be downloaded here. Please fill in the Registration Form, send it to the Organizer and you will receive the prepayment invoice. The registration fee can be paid in RSD at the information desk.


Serbian HVAC&R Society
within the Union of Mechanical and Electrotechnical
Engineers and Technicians of Serbia (SMEITS),
Kneza Miloša str. 7a/II,
11000 Belgrade,
tel. 381 11 323 00 41,
tel./fax 381 11 3231 372,



  • Miloš Banjac, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Velimir Čongradac, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad
  • Olvera Ećim-Đurić, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade
  • Radomir Folić, Union of Civil Engineers of Serbia, Belgrade
  • Zoran Keković, Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade
  • Milan Kilibarda, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Belgrade
  • Franc Kosi, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Miomir Kostić, School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Radivoje Mitrović, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  • Milovan Vidaković, National Organization of Engineers and Technicians for Directing Fire Risks, Belgrade
  • Božidar Radenković, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Belgrade
  • Budimir Sudimac, Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade
  • Eva Vaništa-Lazarević, UrbanLab, Belgrade
  • Dušan Vukotić, IEC TC 57-WG14 Member, President KS N057–ISS, Belgrade

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