The 11th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF 2020) will be hosted by UQ Fire, the Fire Safety Engineering Research Group, at the University of Queensland. The conference is organised in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology, the University of Canterbury, the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
The main focus of the SiF series of conferences is to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and engineers to share and discuss their research related to structures in fire with their peers in an open, international forum. Research should include fundamental work that progresses the understanding and application of performance based structural fire engineering as well as technological developments and case studies.
One of the principles of the conference series is that it should be a forum where the latest research is presented. Keynote and invited speakers are therefore not a feature of the SiF series of conferences. Papers are submitted only a few months before the conference, which ensures that only the most current research work is presented.
SiF hosted its first international workshop in Denmark in 2000, followed by workshops in New Zealand (2002), Canada (2004) and Portugal (2006). The series of workshops evolved into conferences ; and the 2008 event in Singapore was the fifth International Conference on Structures in Fire. This was followed by events in the United States (2010), Switzerland (2012), China (2014), the USA (2016) and the United Kingdom (2018). Information about previous conferences, including full proceedings, can be found here. The 11th edition of the SiF conference series is hosted by the University of Queensland, Australia, and is held online between the 30th November – 2nd December 2020.