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I am Kim Kyung-Won, CEO of Korea District Heating Corporation (KDHC). On behalf of KDHC and the Organizing Committee of the 15th International Symposium on DHC, it gives me great pleasure to extend my heartfelt welcome to all of you to this Symposium hosted for the first time in Asia by Korea. District Heating and Cooling (DHC) is gaining greater significance particularly in relation with environmental challenges faced by many countries around the world. In fact, DHC has positioned itself as an important alternative for the future energy industry. As one of the leading institutions in the field of DHC, KDHC has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency by scaling back the use of fossil fuels while expanding the supply of new and renewable energy resources. In this light, KDHC is honored to serve as the very first host of the International Symposium on DHC in Asia this time around and have the opportunity to showcase cutting edge technologies on DHC and the best practices available in different countries. In partnership with the IEA-DHC, KDHC endeavored to turn the Symposium into an optimum venue for communication and networking of DHC experts and scholars from all corners of the globe. I once again would like to sincerely welcome to all the experts who will share their expertise and knowledge on DHC as well as to all the participants who wish to gain a deeper insight on DHC through the Symposium. Thank you kindly.

Kim Kyung-Won
Korea District Heating Corporation

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Scientific Committee of The 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling, it is a pleasure for me as Chairman of the Committee to welcome you to participate in the Symposium in Seoul, South-Korea on September 4-7, 2016.
This symposium has over the years developed into one of the most reputed events world wide for communication of academic research in the field of DHC. The first symposium in the row took place in Lund, Sweden in 1987. Since then the symposium has been arranged every two years in seven different European countries, but has increasingly drawn delegates from beyond Europe. Now under the wing of the IEA District Heating & Cooling, the Symposium is truly global and the 15th in the row is for the very first time arranged in Asia.
The fact that the 15th is arranged in South-Korea is not just casual. The development of up to date district heating systems in South-Korea has been impressive over the last decades. The Koreans have much to share with us all both technically and culturally!
I hope many researchers from "the DHC family" world wide will use this very special opportunity to participate with papers or posters - or just by attending The Symposium to listen, learn and debate as a regular participant. A warm invite is extended both to those already engaged in DHC but also to anyone who is new to the field.
Welcome to The 15th International Symposium on DHC!

Rolf Ulseth
Chairman of the Scientific Committee