As you are aware, the past few days and weeks have been extremely challenging for everyone while we respond to the realities of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result of the global response to this pandemic, and our duty to protect the local community as well as the wider communities in which we all live and work, we can no longer continue to plan for hosting SiF 2020 in Brisbane in June and must postpone it. We are incredibly disappointed and recognise that this will be a blow to many of you, especially those who submitted abstracts and had papers accepted for publication and presentation at the conference.
We would like to announce that the new dates for the conference will be the 30th Novmber to the 2nd December 2020. New deadlines for paper submission will be announced in due course (all accepted abstracts keep the same status), as will a new cut-off date for early bird registration. The SiF2020 website will be updated in due course. All registrations paid to date can either be held over to the new dates of the conference, or cancelled with a full refund.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at [email protected]. On behalf of the SiF2020 organising committee as well as the Structures in Fire steering committee, we wish you all good health in these challenging times, and look forward to seeing you in Brisbane late this year.
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. In addition to the plenary and parallel sessions of the conference, SiF 2020 will provide an opportunity for further discussions both formally following presentations and informally through the planned receptions, meals and other breaks.
Brisbane is the fastest growing capital city in Australia. It is a vibrant and inspiring city which has a calendar packed full of cultural events. We are delighted to welcome you to SiF 2020 to experience this city with us.
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 will see the community meeting for the first time on the Australian continent in June 24th – 26th 2020 in Brisbane, Australia.