International events: Karlsruhe

The 8th IIR Conference on Phase-change Materials (PCMs) and Slurries took place in Karlsruhe, Germany, on June 3-5, 2009 and brought together 58 participants. It provided overviews of phase-change materials (PCMs) and slurries along with their applications and fundamental properties. Technical presentations dealt with existing applications of ice slurries and PCMs. The next conference will take place in Bulgaria at the end of 2010.