The International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is proudly announcing that the 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science will be held on June 12–16, 2017 at Lund University, Sweden (http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/).
The Symposium is the premier fire safety science meeting in the world and has been organized triennially since 1985 by the IAFSS. The program will have parallel sessions for the presentation of fully peer-reviewed papers over the five days of the Symposium, including invited lectures from the world’s top fire science researchers. Symposium activities will begin on Sunday, June 11 with several workshops during the day and a Welcome Reception in the evening. The Symposium will also have poster sessions which will provide an excellent opportunity to interact individually with researchers about their most recent work. Students are encouraged to participate and awards will be granted for the best student presentations. In addition to the technical sessions, numerous social activities are planned to cater for informal meetings with colleagues and friends. There will also be a wide range of entertainment and tours in the companion program. Southern Sweden combines rural and urban areas, as well as a marvellous nature within a well accessible area.
Registration and Accommodation
Symposium registration and hotel booking for participants and their companions will be available via links from the Symposium website at http://www.iafss2017.se in late 2016. The registration will include online access to full papers and posters.
Research of Interest
You are invited to submit a contribution that advances scientific understanding and/or presents new ideas in the entire spectrum of fire safety science. The topic areas include:
- Material Behavior in Fires (including Ignition, Pyrolysis, Flame Spread, Flame Retardants, Smouldering)
- Fire Dynamics (including Compartment Fires, Pool Fires, Fire Plumes)
- Fire Emissions and Toxicity
- Tunnel Fires
- Structures in Fire
- Fire Suppression
- Wildland Fires
- Explosions and Industrial Fires
- Evacuation and Human Behavior
- Special Topics (including Fire Safety Engineering, Environmental Fire Impact, Sustainability, Fire Forensics)
Full papers and poster abstracts will be accepted on the basis of their quality and originality in the science of fire safety and its applications. Routine applications of established knowledge and case studies with no generalized results are not appropriate for the Symposium. Refer to prior Symposium proceedings for further information on the scope of contributed papers (http://www.iafss.org/publications).
All accepted and presented papers will be included in the Symposium Proceeding, Fire Safety Science, and will be electronically published by IAFSS (http://www.iafss.org/publications). All papers will have an assigned DOI and will be part of the CrossRef system, including citation indexing. This assures wide dissemination of the contributions and assures that citations of the papers are fully recognized. Additionally, the option of publishing accepted papers in a fire-research-related peer-review journal is being explored by the organizers and further details on the publication options will be made available before the submission deadline.
Papers: Must be original work. The same paper must not have been submitted to another forum.