+- Call For Proposals to Host ICT2010

The following is an announcement from the President of the International Thermoelectric Society. Please direct your responses to:

Prof. Ctirad Uher, ITS President <cuher@umich.edu>,
Dr. Harald Böttner, ITS Treasurer <Harald.Boettner@ipm.fraunhofer.de>,
Prof.  Michael Rowe, ITS Secretary <rowedm1@Cardiff.ac.uk>


Dear prospective Conference Organizer,

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) is looking for organizations interested in hosting its 30th annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT) in the year 2010.

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 2010, the ICT is scheduled to return to Asia, where it was last held in 2007 in Jeju Island, Korea. Thus, ITS’s preference is for candidate organizations, especially universities and national laboratories, located in Asia to host ICT2010. However, that does not preclude ITS from entertaining strong proposals from other parts of the world and other types of organizations.

If you would like to submit your application for hosting the ICT2010 conference, please write me a letter stating your interest and provide some relevant details as to host organization, location, preliminary dates, Conference Chairperson, projected sponsors and prospects for financial support, and accessibility.

Potential organizers should include in their proposal to host ICT2010 a detailed plan for publishing their proceedings (timeline, publisher, etc …).

Also briefly state the expected advantages to the ITS by awarding the conference organization to you, and describe accommodation facilities, travel connections, plans for accompanying persons, the possibility of holding short courses, evening events, and last but not least, the expected registration costs

Prospective organizers are encouraged to look at the draft  "ICT Conference Organizer’s Condensed To-Do List" at


which may be of help in preparing your proposal.

We plan on reviewing the proposals at the annual ITS Board Meeting immeadiately prior to ICT2008 on Sunday August , 2008 and award organization of the conference at the 2008 ICT in Corvalis, Oregon USA. You may be invited to give a brief presentation on your proposal to the ITS Board.

On behalf of the International Thermoelectric Society, I am looking forward receiving detailed letters of intent from you as early as possible.

Best regards,

Ctirad Uher
ITS President
Professor Ctirad Uher
Department of Physics
University of Michigan
261 West Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1040
FAX: (734) 763-9694
Phone: (734) 764-3933
Ctirad Uher