Abstract submission for full papers and oral presentations is closed
Please consider poster submission

The authors of the accepted abstracts are invited to submit full papers by September 16th, 2018
Final decision will be made based on the full paper reviewing

April 21−26, 2019, Saint-Petersburg

9th International Seminar
on Fire and Explosion Hazards

First announcement and call for papers
The 9th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards will be hosted by the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and the Gefest company, St. Petersburg. During its more than 20-year history, the Seminar has become one of the important international events in fire and explosion science and engineering.
Researchers and practitioners in fire and explosion hazards are now cordially invited to submit papers to the 9th Seminar, which will present the latest developments in several topical areas emerging in a wide range of industrial applications and in the environment.

The Seminar agenda will include invited plenary lectures, oral presentations of the peer-reviewed papers, and a poster session. An extensive and flexible social program will provide exciting opportunities to enjoy the fascinating city of Saint-Petersburg for participants and accompanying persons.
Papers are invited in all areas of fire and explosion studies, mitigation and prevention, including but not limited to:
  • Combustion fundamentals of fires and explosions
  • Gas and dust explosions
  • Deflagration, DDT, detonation and their mitigation
  • Hydrogen safety
  • Industrial risk and sustainability
  • Material flammability and flame retardancy
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Combustion in microgravity
  • Fire modeling and computer codes
  • Critical and transient combustion phenomena (ignition, extinction, flame spread)
  • Industry-specific fire research: aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear, process industry
  • Wildland fires
  • Fire toxicity and pollutants
  • Evacuation
Plenary lectures
Mikhail Tyurin
Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center,
Star City, Moscow Region, Russia
ISS Expeditions 3, 14, and 38/39
Time in space 532 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes
"Fire safety in space flight: experience and strategy"
Geoffrey Chamberlain
Waverton Consultancy Ltd.
Visiting Professor University of Loughborough,
Shell Research Ltd., UK

"Fire and explosion hazards in the oil industry: 50 years of investigations and research"
Brian Lattimer

Vice President R&D

"Predictive Analytics in Physics-Based Simulations of Fires"
Kevin McGrattan
Engineered Fire Safety Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US
"Predicting Soot and CO
in a CFD Fire Model"
Karl Meredith
Principal Research Scientist and
the Technical Team Leader for Fire Modeling
FM Global, US
"Fire suppression modeling with Computational Fluid Dynamics: state of the art"
Christophe Proust
INERIS, Accidental Risk Division
"Fire and explosion safety in hydrogen containing processes: state of the art and outstanding questions"

Full papers and work-in-progress posters are invited.
Detailed instructions will be provided soon.
Awards will be granted for the best papers and posters presented by students and young researchers.


Peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be included in the Book of the Seminar Proceedings in the hardcopy and USB format. The extended versions will be invited for publication in the special issues of Fire Safety Journal, Combustion Explosion and Shock Waves, and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. These journals are indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.

9th ISFEH Special Issues
Previous ISFEHs
Moscow, Russia
Edinburgh, UK
Moscow, Russia
Leeds, UK
Lake Windermere, UK
Providence, USA
Londonderry, UK
Hefei, China
Previous ISFEHs
Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Lake Windermere, UK
Londonderry, UK
Edinburgh, UK
Leeds, UK
Providence, USA
Hefei, China
Expression of interest
We strongly encourage expressing your potential interest in attending the 9th ISFEH seminar.
This will assist in pre-booking best accommodation, conference facilities and social events at discounted rates.
Please do it at your earliest convenience.

15 July 2018
Abstract due
Full paper due
16 September 2018
Paper revision due
18 November 2018
Poster submission
11 January 2019
Key dates
8 March 2019
22 March 2019
Early registration
Regular registration
Abstract acceptance
29 July 2018

Paper acceptance
28 October 2018

Revised paper acceptance
16 December 2018

Poster acceptance
25 January 2019

21-26 April 2019
For the paper(s) to be included
in the Book of Proceedings.
Regular registration without paper publication will proceed until 19 April 2019
Seminar committees
International Organizing Committee

Chair: A. Snegirev (Russia)

Co-Chairs: D. Bradley (UK), D. Drysdale (UK), V. Molkov (UK), F. Tamanini (USA)

Members: N. Chaumeix (France), R. Dobashi (Japan), N.A. Liu (China), B. Merci (Belgium), E. Oran (USA), A. Pękalski (UK), J.G. Quintiere (USA), J. Torero (USA), K. Vågsæther (Norway)
Scientific Advisory Board

Chair: N.A. Liu (China)

Co-Chairs: D. Bradley (UK), N. Chaumeix (France), V. Molkov (UK), A. Snegirev (Russia), F. Tamanini (USA)

Members: P. Amyotte (Canada), P. Boulet (France), K. Boyce (UK), A. Brown (USA), R. Carvel (UK), M. Chaos (USA), P. Chatterjee (USA), W.K. Chow (Hong Kong), A. Coppalle (France), B. Dlugogorski (Australia), S. Dorofeev (USA), C. Fernandez-Pello (USA), C. Fleischmann (New Zealand), J. Franssen (Belgium), S. Frolov (Russia), A. Gavrikov (Russia), M. Gollner (USA), A. Hamins (USA), J. Hewson (USA), S. Hostikka (Finland), R. Hull (UK), B. Husted (Sweden), J. Ji (China), B. Karlsson (Iceland), J. Keller (USA), S. Kopylov (Russia), O. Korobeinichev (Russia), U. Krause (Germany), B. Lattimer (USA), J. Lee (Canada), J. Lei (China), D. Makarov (UK), A. Marshall (USA), R. McDermott (USA), V. Novozhilov  Australia), H. Phylaktou (UK), A. Rangwala (USA), G. Rein (UK), J. Rodrigues (Portugal), Y. Shebeko (Russia), A. Simeoni (USA), T. Skjold (Norway), S. Stoliarov (USA), J. Sun (China), F. Takahashi (USA), A. Teodorczyk (Poland), A. Trouvé (USA), P. Van Hees (Sweden), D. Viegas (Portugal), Q. Wang (China), Y. Wang (USA), J. Wen (UK), T. Wu (USA), S. Yakush (Russia)

Local Organizing Committee

Chair: A. Snegirev (SPbPU)

Co-Chair: L. Tanklevskiy (Gefest)

Members: E. Markus, E. Kuznetsov, K. Snegireva, O. Zybina
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