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The morning sessions will be opened by keynote speeches given by affirmed scientist in the fire community:

  • Prof. Venkatesh Kodur, Professor and Director of Center on Structural Fire Engineering and Diagnostics, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, USA.
  • Prof. Luke Bisby, Professor and Head of Institute for Infrastructure & Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
  • Prof. Guillermo Rein, Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College, London, UK.

The Symposium will be articulated into eleven sessions on the following topics:

  • Session A – Fire Safety Engineering
  • Session B – Fire Safety of Structures
  • Session C – Thermo-mechanical properties of materials
  • Session D – Numerical modelling of structures
  • Session E – Fire Chemistry, Physics and Combustion
  • Session F – Computational fluid dynamics
  • Session G – Smoke control, Evacuation and Firefighting
  • Session H – Fire Risk Assessment
  • Session I  – Construction trends, practical application and case studies

Wednesday – 7th June

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:45 – Opening Session
9:45 – 10:30 – Keynote – Prof. V. Kodur: Strategies for mitigating fire hazards in trasportation infrastructures
10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 – Session A1
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 – Session A2 – Session C1
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 – Session B1 – Session E1
19:00 – 20:30 – Napoli Sotterranea Tour
20:30 – 23:30 – Ice breaking with light dinner

Thurday – 8th June

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:45 – Keynote – Prof. L. Bisby: Research perspective on structural fire safety – Fewer tests, more experiments
9:45 – 10:45 – Session B2
10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 – Short Presentations – Sessions A3, B3, B4, C2, I1, F1
13:00 – 14:15 – Lunch
14:15 – 14:30 – Knauf   (Fire protection systems for construction)
14:30 – 16:00 – Sessions B5, H1
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 – Sessions D1, G1
20:00 – 23:30 – Social Dinner

Friday – 9th June

8:00 – 9:00 – Registration
9:00 – 9:45 – Keynote – Prof. G. Rein: Travelling Fires for Structural Design
9:45 – 10:45 – Session B6
10:45 – 11:15 – Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 – Sessions D2, F2
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 – Sessions B7, I2
16:00 – 16.30 – Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 – Sessions B8, I3
17:00 – 17:30 – Discussion on the Symposium outputs and Closing Ceremony

NOTES:

  1. The presentations of the papers are 10 minutes + 2 minutes for questions. The authors are warmly invited to prepare a poster for exposition in the poster room and participation in poster competition.
  2. Short presentations are 5 minutes without questions. The authors should prepare a poster for exposition in the poster room and participation in poster competition. Discussion of the papers will be held during lunches and coffee breaks.