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Monday, August 09, 2010

10th Nov 2010: Fire Safety Engineering in the UK, The State of the Art

The University of Edinburgh is hosting a one day symposium on Wednesday 10th November this year. The symposium is entitled "Fire Safety Engineering in the UK: The State of the Art".

In order to make the event as widely accessible as possible, there will be no fees associated with the event. All delegates and speakers will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and meals. If there is sufficient interest, an optional buffet lunch and evening dinner may be organised, costs to be confirmed. A book of proceedings will be produced in advance and these may be purchased on the day at a cost of about £10 per copy. Suggestions for affordable accommodation in Edinburgh can be found on the conference website.

It is intended that there will be opportunity for about 15 to 20 presentations throughout the day. It is hoped that the oral presentations would be accompanied by a number of poster presentations as well, demonstrating the diversity and scope of the state of the art.

Three types of presentations will be considered:

1. Presentations giving an overview of the current research activities from a single institution, ideally to be presented by a relatively senior member of academic staff (if from a university) or equivalent,

2. Presentations on a recent or ongoing research project, ideally presented by a current postgraduate student or member of research staff, and

3. Presentations on the application of novel or innovative fire safety engineering practices in real construction projects, either recent, current or in the design phase.

The aim is for representatives from across the range of institutions to present recent research and advances within the broad field of fire safety engineering; including structural fire safety, CFD, flammability testing, structural modelling, fire-fighting practice, fire dynamics, etc.

In order to be considered for one of the oral presentation slots or the poster session, please submit a mini-paper of no more than four pages by 31st August 2010 via the conference webpage []. Full details of the paper format are given on the website. As many as possible of the submitted papers will be selected for oral presentation, the selection will be made in order to present the whole spectrum of activities in the field. Authors selected for oral presentation will be given the opportunity to expand their papers up to ten pages. All other submissions will be invited to prepare posters for the conference. All mini-papers and expanded papers will be reproduced in the book of proceedings.

If you would consider coming to this event, you can submit a mini-paper based on your recent or current work and also recommending this event to your colleagues. It would be great if each institution was represented by both established and junior members.

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