The 11th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (11th AOSFST)
will be held from 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.

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

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 20, 2018 Notification of review result -
May 16, 2018 - Submission due
June 10, 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
July 31, 2018
August 1st, 2018
Non IAFSS member or SFPE member US$ 450
(NT$ 13,500)
US$ 500
(NT$ 15,000)
IAFSS member or SFPE member US$ 400
(NT$ 12,000)
US$ 450
(NT$ 13,500)
Student (full-time) US$ 200
(NT$ 6,000)
US$ 250
(NT$ 7,500)
Accompany Person (for Banquet only) US$ 100
(NT$ 3,000)
US$ 100
(NT$ 3,000)

11th AOSFST Committee

  • Local Organizing Committee Chair
  • Prof. Guan-Yuan Wu, Central Police U.
  • Program Committee Chair
  • Prof. Kuang-Chung Tsai, NKUST
  • Award Committee Chair
  • Prof. Wan-Ki Chow, Hong Kong Polytechnic U.
    Prof. Tzu-Sheng Shen, Central Police U.
  • Finance Committee Chair
  • Dr. Wen-Sheng Hsu, National Tsing Hua U.
  • Publication Committee Chair
  • Prof. Hui-Pei Chang, Chang-Jung Christian 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)

Host Organizers:

  • Central Police University
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Taiwan Chapter


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • National Fire Agency, Ministry of the Interior
  • Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior
  • Taipei City Fire Department
  • Fire Department, New Taipei City Government
  • National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
  • Police Academic Research Foundation
  • Criminal Investigation and Prevention Association
  • Taipei City Fire Protection Association
  • Chinese Fire Protection Engineer’s Association Union
  • Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd.
The 11th AOSFST ended with great success. For this, we sincerely appreciate all participants who made this success. Regarding the photos and the video of the symposium, please refer to the URL below: