The 11th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (11th AOSFST)
will be held on October 21-25, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The first AOSFST was held in 1992 by the Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology (AOAFST), which was established under the umbrella of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). The AOSFST has been held periodically about 3-year interval at the midterm of the IAFSS international symposia. The two most recent Asia-Oceania symposia were held successfully in Hefei, China and Tsukuba, Japan in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

The 11th AOSFST will include presentations of peer-reviewed papers, keynote lectures by fire researchers invited from the world, poster sessions for a variety of topics, technical tour and some exciting events. In addition to the technical sessions, numerous social activities are planned, which will provide opportunities to informally meet with colleagues and friends. There will be a rich array of activities available in the companion program and there is much to see in TAIWAN. We heartily invite your participation, not only from Asia-Oceania region but also from any regions in the world.

Submitting Your Full Paper

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through EasyChair system. The submission due for full papers will be on January 15, 2018. Papers submitted between January 16 and 31, 2018 may be reviewed; however, timely submissions will be given preference in determining acceptance. Papers submitted after February 1, 2018 will not be considered.

Papers: Must be original work. The same paper must not have been submitted to another symposium.
Style: All papers must be in English. Full papers are expected to NO more than 8 PAGES. Detailed information for authors is provided in the paper template which is available via a link on the Symposium web page. The English quality is not in a first priority, but the authors are highly recommended to be assisted by professionals and/or mentors. Poorly written papers will not be considered. TEMPLATE
Review Process
Submitted full papers will receive at least two independent peer reviews. Reviewers will be appointed by the Program Committee. Final acceptance or rejection of a manuscript will be made by the Program Committee. Authors will be notified of the status by April 1, 2018. Notification will include reviewers' comments, detailed style guidelines for the final version for publication, and the due for submitting final version in which all reviewers' comments should have been addressed. The final acceptance will be decided by the Program Committee, and notified to authors. The Proceedings will include all accepted papers that will be presented by an author at the Symposium. EASY CHAIR

Symposium Topics

  • Fire Physics and Chemistry
  • Fire Statistics and Risk Assessment
  • Fire Properties and Testing Methods of Materials
  • Fire Detection and Suppression
  • Fire Protection of High-rise Buildings
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling and Experiment
  • Fire Safety Design and Codes
  • Industrial Fires
  • Fire Investigation/Fire Services
  • Tunnel Fires (joined with the 9th Taiwan/Japan/Korea Joint Seminar for Tunnel Fire Safety and Management)
  • Human Behavior in Fire
  • Structural Behavior in Fire
  • Urban, Wildland/Urban Interface and Forest Fires
  • Fire Protection of Cultural Heritages
  • Fire Safety of Green Buildings
  • Others

Submitting Your Poster Abstract

Posters may describe works in progress, or completed projects. Poster Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee. To assure the inclusion of recent research, Poster Abstracts should be submitted to before April 30, 2018.

Timeline of 11th AOSFST

Date Full Papers Posters
July 1, 2017 Call for papers Call for posters
October 1, 2017 Submission site open
January 15, 2018 Submission due -
April 1, 2018 Notification of review result
April 30, 2018 - Submission due
May 31, 2018 Submission due for final version Notification of review result
June 30, 2018 Notification of final acceptance
and symposium program
October 21-25, 2018 11th AOSFST in Taiwan

Registration fees

Type Early Bird/Before
June 30, 2018
July 1st, 2018
Non IAFSS member
or SFPE member
US$ 450 US$ 500
IAFSS member
or SFPE member
US$ 400 US$ 450
Student (full-time) US$ 200 US$ 250
Accompany Person
(for Banquet only)
US$ 100 US$ 100

11th AOSFST Symposium Additional Information

If you would like more information on the Symposium, please visit the symposium website ( or contact by an email (

11th AOSFST Committee

  • Local Organizing Committee Chair
  • Prof. Guan-Yuan Wu, Central Police U.
  • Program Committee Chair
  • Prof. Kuang-Chung Tsai, NKFUST
  • Publication Committee Chair
  • Dr. San-Ping Ho, Chang-Jung Christian U
  • Finance Committee Chair
  • Dr. Wen-Sheng Hsu, National Tsing Hua U.
  • Award Committee Chair
  • Prof. Wan-Ki Chow, Hong Kong Poly Tech U.
    Prof. Tzu-Sheng Shen, Central Police U.
  • Symposium Secretary
  • Ms. Emma Liu, SFPE Taiwan Chapter Secretary
Advisory Board:
  • Prof. Wan-ki Chow, Hong kong Poly Tech U. / AOAFST Chairman (Chair)
  • Prof. Shen-Wen Chien, Central Police U. / Vice Chair
  • Prof. Luke Bisby, Edinburgh U.
  • Dr. Greg Baker, Branz Ltd.
  • Prof. Bogdan Dlugogorski, Murdoch U.
  • Prof. Yuji Hasemi, Waseda U.
  • Dr. Anthony Hamins, NIST
  • Prof. Yaping He, U. West Sydney
  • Prof. George Hadjisophocleous, Carleton U.
  • Dr. Ichiro Hagiwara, Tokyo U. of Science
  • Prof. Kazunori Harada, Kyoto U.
  • Mr. John Harrington, FM Global (SFPE President 2018)
  • Prof. Young-Jin Kwon, Hoseo U.
  • Prof. Arnaud Trouve, U. Maryland
  • Prof. Takeyoshi Tanaka, Kyoto U.
  • Prof. Jose Torero, U. Maryland
  • Prof. Naian Liu, USTC
  • Dr. Ming-Yuan Lei, ABRI
  • Prof. Ching-Yuan Lin, NTUST
  • Prof. Guillermo Rein, Imperial College
  • Prof. Ai Sekizawa, Tokyo U. of Science
  • Prof. Jinhua Sun, USTC
  • Prof. Tzu-Sheng Shen, Central Police U.
  • Prof. Patrick Van Hees, Lund U. (IAFSS Chairman)

Symposium Organizer

  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Taiwan Chapter,
  • National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior, ROC (Taiwan)
  • Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, ROC (Taiwan)
  • Central Police University.
  • National Kaohsiung First U. of Science and Technology
  • Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd.