About SIF 2020

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 confernces. 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.

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Previous Conferences

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.