Conference on fire suppression detection and signaling research slated for March 2014

Published on September 18, 2013
Fire Protection Research Foundation announces call for papers

September 18, 2013 – The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation) is accepting papers for its annual Fire Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference, SupDet 2014, scheduled for March 4 -7, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The Foundation is an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA.)

The conference will address the latest developments in research, technology, and applications for the fire protection community. This year, the event is co-locating with the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference (ICRC Conference), which is hosted by the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and being held March 3-5.

Industry professionals, researchers and academics are encouraged to submit papers focusing on new developments in the following areas:

Detection and Signaling:

  • Multiple Sensor-Based Fire Detection
  • Smoke Characterization
  • Human Response and Emergency Communications
  • Wayfinding and Signaling
  • Wildfire Applications
  • Computer Modeling of Detection Applications

Suppression:

  • Advancements in Protection of High Hazard Commodities
  • Environmental Regulation and Suppression Technologies
  • Performance of New Technologies and Systems
  • Computer Modeling of Suppression Applications
  • Wildfire Applications

All abstracts must be received by e-mail (epeterson@nfpa.org) no later than October 15, 2013. A special edition of NFPA’s peer reviewed journal Fire Technology will publish selected papers from the conference. Visit the Foundation website at http://www.nfpa.org/2014SUPDET for submission details and event updates.

About the Fire Protection Research Foundation
The Fire Protection Research Foundation plans, manages, and communicates research on a broad range of fire safety issues in collaboration with scientists and laboratories around the world. The Foundation is an affiliate of NFPA.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

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