10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science University of Maryland, USA 19-24 June 2011

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The Symposium Planning Committee invites the fire science community to “Meet in Maryland”in June 2011 on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park for the 10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science sponsored by the IAFSS.

This is one of the premier symposiums for the dissemination and discussion of peer reviewed scientific research focused on the prevention and mitigation of fire losses. Join the conversation and contribute, learn, and interact with the top fire scientists in the world in what is expected to be a dynamic series of events addressing the most current fire science issues of the day.

For a glimpse of past proceedings and for further information on the scope of contributed papers, see: http://www.iafss.org/publications. For questions regarding any aspect of the Symposium, please contact me. (ahamins@gmail.com).

Dr Anthony Hamins, NIST, USA, Symposium Chair

The Symposium will begin on Sunday afternoon, June 19, with a series of Workshops and will end mid-day Friday, June 24, with a second series of Workshops.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 include fully peer-reviewed papers over the five days of the symposium and invited lectures from the world’s top fire science researchers.

The technical program will include 6 invited plenary lectures by some of the world’s top fire researchers, presentation of more than 100 papers during 3 parallel sessions, and presentations of more than 100 posters during 2 special sessions.

The full programme is available for downloading from the Maryland Symposium website. along with a summary of topics and keynote papers. Go to the Technical Programme Page.

Students-Only Session A students-only session will be held on the Sunday, June 19. The idea of this session is to facilitate student networking and interaction. This session will likely precede the Sunday Workshops. Questions on the student session should be addressed to Anthony Hamins (ahamins@gmail.com).

Symposium Committee

Host Committee Chair Dr A Trouvé U Md USA
Proceedings Editor Dr M Spearpoint U Canterbury New Zealand
English Language Mentoring Program Dr R Alpert USA
Program Committee Chair Dr NA Dembsey WPI USA
Program Committee co-Chair Dr HZ Yu FM Global USA
Poster Chair Dr B Merci U Ghent Belgium
Workshop Chair Dr S Gwynne Hughes Associates UK
Emmons Award Chair Dr Y Hasemi Waseda U Japan
Dr PA Beaulieu Tyco USA
Dr WK Chow HK Polytechic U China
Dr S Hostikka VTT Finland
Dr TR Hull U Central Lancs UK
Dr H Ingason SP Sweden
Dr B Lattimer Virginia Tech USA
Dr C Lautenberger UC Berkeley USA
Dr A Robbins BRANZ New Zealand
Dr A Sekizawa U Tokyo Japan
Dr Y Yamauchi Tokyo U Science Japan
Dr B Yao USTC China