IAFSS Chair Prof. Patrick van Hees to give Keynote at Interflam 2016

Interflamlogo240The Interflam 2016 international organizing committee is pleased to announce the largest technical programme in the conference’s 36 year history.

The opening Keynote Paper of the 14th international conference will be given by Prof. Patrick van Hees of Lund University, Sweden who is the present Chairman of the IAFSS.  Prof van Hees will be presenting his views on The Urgent Need for System Thinking in Fire Safety – The Only Way Forward for Testing, Engineering and  Education.

Over the 3 days there will be 120 oral presentations divided into 3 parallel session which are arranged into 23 separate topic sessions. Nearly 70 posters papers will be on display over the entire conference with designated sessions in the programme and a variety of exhibition stands, The free student workshop on Sunday afternoon has already been well supported by registrations and there are still a few subsidized student places available.

FM Global will be making an Award for Best Paper/s at the conference with up to £1000 being offered.

Organising partners are BRE, NIST, NFPA, SFPE, SP and sponsors include FM Global, Fire Testing Technology, Efectis, Kingspan, Promat, Swissi, and Arup.

With more than 6 weeks to go to the event there are already there 275 registered participants from 25 countries.

For more information, please visit: http://www.intersciencecomms.co.uk/html/conferences/Interflam/If16/if16.htm