International conference on forest fire risk modelling and mapping Vulnerability to forest fire at wildland-urban interfaces
Aix en Provence, France, 30 September-2 October 2013
ForestFire 2013 is a conference organized by Irstea, the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, to provide a valuable opportunity to share information about forest fire risk modelling and mapping with a focus on vulnerability in wildland urban interfaces (WUI). In Mediterranean regions, these interfaces are strongly vulnerable to forest fires but also concentrate most fire ignitions, this trend increasing with the global change. The conference will propose to better understand the vulnerability in these areas according to their spatial structure, components (fuel, stakes, etc.), resistance, resilience, exposure, firefighting, management, etc. The conference will try to sum up the scientific knowledge related to vulnerability assessment in WUI and to favour exchanges between researchers and land and risk managers, security services and general decision makers on this topic.
All relevant institutions and interested individuals are invited to participate. We invite you to submit abstracts to the ForestFire conference on the following topics:
Characterization of WUI
Vulnerability assessment in WUI
Post-fire assessment in WUI
Management in WUI
Firefighting in WUI
We encourage submissions for oral presentations and poster presentations at the conference website:
The deadline for submitting an abstract is 30th June 2013. All abstracts will be reviewed and notification of acceptance made by 31st July 2013.
IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th June 2013 Notification of acceptance of papers: 31st July 2013 Early registration: Before 31st July 2013 Deadline for registration: 15th September 2013 Date of workshop: 30th September, 1st and 2nd October 2013
For more information on abstract submission, registration information, prices, venue and accommodation, please visit: http://forestfire.irstea.fr