VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research

First Announcement
VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research

15 – 18 November 2010, Coimbra, Portugal 

Since 1990 the International Conference on Forest Fire Research has been held every 4 years in Coimbra (Central Portugal), home to one of the oldest universities in the World. This Conference can be considered a milestone in European Research on Forest Fires as it was the first one in Europe with a worldwide dimension, bringing together scientists from all over the glove and from all quadrants of scientific research on this topic: fire and forest management, fire prevention, fire and fuel modeling, fire weather, fire safety, fire ecology, fire risk and so many others.

As usual the format of the Conference will include formal sessions, with keynote lecturers, oral presentation of papers, and poster sessions.

Authors willing to participate are encouraged to send an abstract on one of the previous topics and of no less than 300 words, but not exceeding three A4 pages, including key figures and tables, before 31 January 2010.


Presentation of Abstracts: 31 January 2010 Acceptance of Abstracts:  31 April 2010 Full version of Papers or Posters:  30 June 2010 Second Announcement:     31 July 2010 Registration:          30 September 2010 Hotel Reservation: 30 September 2010 Definitive Program:     31 October 2010

Related Activities

As in previous editions of the Conference the following activities will be held:

    Short Course on Fire Safety – 12/13 November
    Short Course on Fire Behaviour – 13/14 November
    Post Conference Tour – 18/19 November

Details on these events shall be given in proper time.


Place of the meeting

The VI ICFFR will be held in Coimbra, in Central Portugal.

Coimbra is well connected by road and train to Lisbon (200 Km) and Oporto (100 Km). Information regarding accommodation shall be given in proper time.


Organization and Secretariat

The Chairman of the Conference is Prof. Domingos Xavier Viegas

The address of the Secretariat of the Conference is:

ADAI – Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial
CEIF – Centro de Estudos sobre Incêndios Florestais
Apartado 10131
Rua Pedro Hispano, 12
3031-601 Coimbra

Tel.:      +351 239 790732
Fax.:     +351 239 790771


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