What's New


Important Dates  

Nov. 19, 2019 Program has been updated.
Oct. 11, 2019 Tentative program has been posted.
June 24, 2019 Registration and Hotel Reservation Sites Open
Apr. 25, 2019 Accommodation information has been updated.
Apr. 1, 2019 Abstract submission Open
Oct. 5, 2018 Web site Open
Abstract for review due: April 30, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
(Hawaiian Time)
--- will be closed on:
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
(Hawaiian Time)
Notification of abstract acceptance: May 31, 2019
Extend abstract for review due: June 30, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
(Hawaiian Time)
--- will be closed on:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
(Hawaiian Time)
Notification of paper acceptance: July 15, 2019
July 30, 2019
--- will be delayed to August 10, 2019
Final extended abstract due: August 31, 2019
September 14, 2019
Deadline for hotel reservation at conference rate: September 30, 2019
October 15, 2019
October 30, 2019 (Hawaiian Time)
(as far as rooms are available)
Deadline for early-bird registration: October 15, 2019
Deadline for late registration: November 15, 2019

Important Notes

  • Extended abstract submission is required for presentation
    It is the requirement for those who will make a presentation at PRTEC2019 to submit his/her extended abstract by the deadline. The submitted extended abstract will be used for peer-review by the scientific committee, based on which the final acceptance for presentation will be judged.
  • One registration is necessary for one paper presentation
    One registration is required per one talk presentation at the PRTEC2019 meeting.


The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) had co-developed a successful series of joint conferences on thermal engineering (AJTEC) at four-year intervals. The AJTEC series were held in: Honolulu, Hawaii (1983 and 1987); Reno, Nevada (1991); Maui, Hawaii (1995); San Diego, California (1999); Hawaii Island, Hawaii (2003); Vancouver, Canada (2007); and Honolulu, Hawaii (2011).

JSME, the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) and the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) have launched a new conference series, Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference (PRTEC) in Hawaii Island, Hawaii (2016) as a successive conference of AJTEC. The key themes of the PRTEC series are "Fundamental", "Interdisciplinary" and "Diversity" with a vision for the future of Thermal Engineering.

The second conference of the PRTEC series (PRTEC2019) will be held in Maui Island, Hawaii. PRTEC2019 provides an international forum for the exchange of new ideas and direction related to the future thermal engineering and the presentation of the latest work in this field. We strongly encourage attendance and extended abstract submission not only from the Pacific-rim countries but also from all over the world.

Mamoru Tanahashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Conference Co-Chair (JSME)
Yongchan Kim, Korea University, Conference Co-Chair (KSME)
Sumanta Acharya, Illinois Institute of Technology, Conference Co-Chair (ASTFE)
Koji Fukagata, Keio University, Secretary-General (JSME)
Hoseong Lee, Korea University, Korea, Secretary-General (KSME)

Host Organizations

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers

Cooperative Organizations

  • Society of Air-conditioing and Refrigerating Engineers of Korea (SAREK)
  • Korean Society of Thermophysical Properties


  • Begell House Inc.
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