Call for Papers – The 3rd European Symposium on Fire Safety Science (Nancy, France 12-14 September 2018


The 3rd European Symposium on Fire Safety Science will be held on September 12-14, 2018 at the University of Lorraine, in Nancy, France.

Following the conference held in Cyprus (2015), the 3rd ESFSS, will be the third edition of a series of symposia organized in Europe, with the participation of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). The aim is to gather researchers from and beyond Europe to have exchanges and discussions about fire safety science.

The program will have oral and poster sessions for the presentation of fully peer-reviewed papers over the three days, including invited lectures from world’s top fire science researchers.

The 3rd ESFSS will be hosted by the LEMTA, a French laboratory affiliated to the University of Lorraine and the CNRS in Nancy, with the support of the GDR Feux – the French Research Group on Fire.

Researchers, and Practitioners, are invited to submit contributions related to one of the following themes:

  • Material behavior in fire
  • Fire dynamics, structure in fires
  • Wildland fires
  • Fire suppression
  • Evacuation and Human behavior

Special topic: during the conference a special tribute will be also paid to Margaret Law for her work dedicated to fire safety and fire engineering.

Authors are invited to submit short papers (6-pages) that fits within one of the themes.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted communications will be presented either through oral presentations or poster sessions.

Important note: the themes will be interpreted in a broad manner, so authors are encouraged to submit their work, even if it does not fit perfectly into one of the themes.

‘Work in progress’ submissions are particularly encouraged.


Awards for the best paper, the best poster and the best presentation will be provided.


All accepted papers, either for oral or poster presentation, will be published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, an open journal with fast publication process, referenced in Scopus and Web of Science.

In addition, a selection of the best papers will be done, based on the recommendations of the reviewers and with a final decision made by the Symposium Co-chairs.

Authors of selected papers will be asked, if interested, to extend their paper before submission for a special issue in Fire Safety Journal.

Important Dates

  • Paper due: March 15th 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15th 2018
  • Revised Paper submission due: May 15th 2018
  • 2nd ESFSS conference: June 16th to 18th 2018

Cost of Participation

The cost of participation to the 3rd ESFSS is 400 Euros for IAFSS members, 500 Euros for non IAFSS members and 300 Euros for students.

This includes the conference registration, the proceedings, the publication costs in the open journal JPCS, buffet lunches, coffee breaks,the welcome reception and the Conference Gala Dinner.

Paper Submission

The website for paper submission will be available January 15th, 2018. Papers must be submitted no later than March 15th, 2018.

More information in the symposium 3rd ESFSS flyer.

We hope to welcome you in Nancy next september!!

Pascal Boulet, for the organizing committee