The 29th International Conference on Thermoelectrics 
May 30 ~ June 3, 2010

Shanghai, China

 (May 5th) Due to many requests, we are extending the deadline to submit your manuscript in Journal of Electronic Materials until Sunday, May 30, 2010. The deadline for being considered for the Best ‘Scientific’ and ‘Application’ Papers is also postponed until May 15, 2010.

(May 19th) The detailed program has been updated today.

   The International Conference on Thermoelectrics is the leading annual meeting in the field of thermoelectrics. Following Oregon (USA) in 2008 and Freiburg (Germany) in 2009 the coming conference will be co-organized by Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS), Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), and Zhejiang University (ZJU). The organizers welcome all affiliated members of thermoelectric society to join the 29th International Conference on Thermoelectrics to be held in Shanghai, China, from May 30 to June 3, 2010.

   ICT 2010 in Shanghai is ready and you are welcome to join this annual thermoelectric society meeting.  Currently, the records indicate that more than 400 people have registered for the conference.  Please note that pre-registration will be closed after May 25, 2010, on-site registration will start on May 30th on the 10th floor at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel.
   you can download the map and some useful bilingual sentences which will be helpful for you to reach the venue from the airport.
   Notice for those who have made reservation at Penta Hotel: Penta Hotel is the part of New World Mayfair Hotel Shanghai.


We hope all the participants will enjoy the conference and staying in Shanghai.


General information

Registration time and place

On-site registration at the conference place will open at 13:30 on Sunday, May 30th, 2010. All conference participants have to register at the registration desk to receive a conference package including (1) name badge, (2) scientific program and abstract book, (3) certificate of attendance, (4) conference bag, (5) lunch tickets, (6) banquet ticket, (7)Expo ticket, (8) Expo 2010 booklet, and (9) receipt for registration fee.

Sunday, May 30th                 13:30 until 21:00

Monday, May 31st                 8:30 until 17:30

Tuesday, June 1st                  8:30 until 18:00

Wednesday, June 2nd            8:30 until 12:00

Notice board

The notice board next to the registration desk will show you all necessary information about program changes, social events and personal messages. Please check this conference board regularly.

Conference badge

Please wear the name badge during the whole conference as well as lunches and social programs.


Manuscripts accepted for publication in the ICT2010 proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Electronic Materials (JEM).

Internet access

There will be NOT a WLAN connection in the conference venue. We will provide you with free internet access at conference office (follow “Conference Office” signs) close to session rooms.


In the evening of Wednesday, June 2nd, there will be a banquet at the conference venue. Please make sure to have the ticket with you.


Lunch restaurant (Chuanyu Restaurant, 川域) is located in the same building as the conference venue but in the area for relaxation and catering services. The route from the conference venue to the restaurant is as follow: going down to the first floor from the venue by lift at first, walking a few steps to the right, taking an express elevator to the seventh floor and finally taking an elevator to the sixth floor. Some conference volunteers will stand on the way to the restaurant.

Huangpu River cruise

In the evening of Monday, May 31st, there will be a ship cruise on the Huangpu River. Those who plan to join the tour need to go to the square in front of the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel to take one of the scheduled buses before 18:35pm. The buses will leave for cruising ferry exactly at 18:35pm. Please wear the name badge and have the ticket with you. 

Expo 2010 

Please tell the conference volunteers during the on-site registration and get a ticket if you wish to join the Expo 2010 on Thursday, June 3rd. The buses will leave the square in front of the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel at 8:30 am on Thursday, June 3rd. Please make sure to have the ticket with you. 

Staff and volunteers

Conference staff and volunteers will wear special badges and conference T-shirts, and will be happy to help you with any questions.

Tourist information (after conference tours)

A few staffs from a local travel agency will provide you with tour consultation about traveling in Shanghai as well as China at the on-site registration place during the conference. Please feel free to talk with them for assistance.

Oral presentation

Please note that you have to bring PPT file on a CD, a DVD or on a flash memory and load it onto one of the meeting computers next to the registration desk at least 1 hour before the start of the session. In case video files included in presentation, please come over to the right session halls to check the operating status during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session. The conference computers in the session halls are supplied with MS-Office 2007. 

Important notices for Macintosh users

In order to use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer, you need to prepare your file according to the instructions below, before loading it to the conference computer:

1. Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (special fonts might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint based PC).

2. Insert pictures as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT - these images may not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).

3. Use a common movie format, such as AVI, MPG and WMV (MOV files from QuickTime may not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).

You may use your own Macintosh laptop computer. In such a case please go to the session hall and confirm that your lecture PPT file is OK during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.

Poster presentation

Poster size is A0, namely 1189 mm(H)×841 mm(W). Posters will be on display for three days: from Monday, May 31st, to Wednesday, June 2nd. Poster presenters should refer to the list of poster presentations in the final programme for their board number. Your poster can be mounted from Monday, May 31st at 13:30. Please remove your poster on Wednesday, June 2nd by 12:00.  The Organising Committee will not be responsible for posters that are not removed by the end of sessions on Wednesday, June 2nd. Poster presenters are requested to be present at their designated poster boards during poster sessions and breaks (not mandatory) to answer questions.

P1-1 -----P1-141          17:30---18:30 on May 31st,

P2-1------P2-139          17:50---18:50 on June 1st.



For any queries please contact this email address: ict2010 [at] mail [dot] sic [dot] ac [dot] cn (ICT2010@mail.sic.ac.cn)



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ICT2010 will be held in the RENAISSANCE, near Zhongshan Park which is designed to provide wholesome entertainment and is the ideal place in the city to escape from the hectic schedule of daily life.  See Venue/Directions for further details.


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