13th IAFSS Symposium to be held April 27 – May 1, 2020 at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON Canada.

The International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is proud to announce that the 13th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science will be held between April 27 – May 1, 2020 at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON Canada.

The Symposium is the premier fire safety science meeting in the world. It has been organized triennially since 1985 by the IAFSS. The program will have invited lectures from the world’s top fire science researchers as well as parallel sessions with presentations of fully peer-reviewed papers over the five days of the Symposium.  In addition to the technical sessions, numerous social activities are planned to cater for informal meeting and networking with colleagues and friends.

Host Venue

The University of Waterloo is situated in the heart of Waterloo Region in the center of Canada’s technology hub. The university was established in 1957 and currently serves over 39,000 students. The Faculty of Engineering offers degrees in several disciplines of Engineering, including MASc and PhD degrees, as well as professional Certificates, in Fire Safety. It’s Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering is home to the $5.6M Live Fire Research Facility of the UW Fire Research Group [link to https://uwaterloo.ca/fire-research-and-safety/].

Waterloo city centre is located within walking distance of the University of Waterloo.  The Grand River Transit system, which serves Waterloo and the surrounding areas, is extensive and fully-accessible. The city is easily accessible from major Canadian cities by train, bus or airplane. Locally, there is the Region of Waterloo Airport which is continuously expanding it’s services. The closest major airport is Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport which is about 1.5 hours away with frequent shuttle service to and from the Waterloo campus.

Registration and Accommodation

Symposium registration and hotel booking for participants and their companions will be available via links from the IAFSS website at www.iafss.org in late 2019. The registration will include online access to full papers and posters.