Call for Proposals to Host ICT2007

The following is an announcement from the President of the International
Thermoelectric Society. Please direct your responses to:
Prof. Kunihito Koumoto, ITS President
g44233a@nucc.cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Dear prospective Conference Organizer,


The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) is looking for organizations
interested in hosting its 26th annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT) in the year 2007.

The ICT has been the most
important annual meeting for scientists, engineers and industry in the
field of thermoelectric research and development for application to power
generation, thermal management and sensing equipment. Thanks to a renewal
in the field of thermoelectrics, and a string of well organized
conferences, interest in this conference increased in the last few years with attendance between 200 and 300 “thermoelectricians”.
The following is an announcement from the President of the International
Thermoelectric Society. Please direct your responses to:
Prof. Kunihito Koumoto, ITS President
g44233a@nucc.cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Dear prospective Conference Organizer,


The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) is looking for organizations
interested in hosting its 26th annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT) in the year 2007.

The ICT has been the most
important annual meeting for scientists, engineers and industry in the
field of thermoelectric research and development for application to power
generation, thermal management and sensing equipment. Thanks to a renewal
in the field of thermoelectrics, and a string of well organized
conferences, interest in this conference increased in the last few years with attendance between 200 and 300 “thermoelectricians”.


ITS is now holding a three year rotation for conference sites between
Europe, Asia and the Americas, where most of the activities in
thermoelectrics are located. In 2007, the ICT is scheduled to return to
Asia, where it was last held in 2004 in Adelaide, Australia. Thus, ITS’s
preference is for candidate organizations, especially universities and
national laboratories, located in Asia to host ICT2007. However,
that does not preclude ITS from entertaining strong proposals from other
parts of the world and other types of organizations.

The ITS has been offering some small level of financial support to
conference organizing committees and since 1996 has teamed with IEEE for
publishing the Conference Proceedings.

If you would like to submit your application for hosting the ICT2007
conference, please write me a letter stating your interest and provide some
relevant details as to host organization, location, preliminary date,
Conference Chairperson, projected sponsors and prospects for financial
support, and accessibility.

Also briefly state the expected advantages to the ITS by awarding the
conference organization to you, and describe key associated activities such
as invited speakers, the possibility of holding short courses, evening
events, etc…

Prospective organizers are encouraged to look at the draft “FAQs for Prospective Organizers” at http://www.its.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=28 which may be of help in preparing your proposal.

We plan on reviewing the proposals at the annual ITS Board Meeting on June 19, 2005 and award organization of the conference at the 2005 ICT in Clemson, SC USA.

On behalf of the International Thermoelectric Society, I am looking forward
receiving detailed letters of intent from you by the June 3, 2005 deadline.

Best regards,

Kunihito Koumoto
ITS President
Nagoya University
tel : +81-52-789-3327,  fax : +81-52-789-3201
email: g44233a@nucc.cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp