ISFI 2018 is the 8th presentation of this biennial professional symposium. ISFI emphasizes the application of modern fire science and technology to fire investigations and analyses. This international gathering of fire investigation and fire science experts is organized by the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI).

Accepted Speaker Registration $775 - Price available for up to 2 speakers per paper.
Delegate Registration $875

Each day of the Symposium will offer plenary session presentations in the mornings and afternoon breakout sessions.  A copy of the proceedings is included with each registration. The Symposium language is English.

The popular ISFI Gala Dinner will again be offered on Tuesday, September 25th at 7PM.

Meets Full CFEI Recertification Requirements.

ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS

- THE "COLOUR RUN" AND ITS SAFETY CONCERNS - SHARING OF SINGAPORE'S EXPERIENCE
    - COULD THIS GAS LEAK HAVE CAUSED THE EXPLOSION? CASE STUDY SHOWING WHY AIR INFILTRATION NEEDED TO BE CONSIDERED TO EXPLAIN FLAMMABLE GAS ACCUMULATION
   - PROPANE SAFETY: INVESTIGATION FINDING AND LESSONS LEARNED IN THE PHILADELPHIA FOOD TRUCK EXPLOSION
   - INVESTIGATION FINDING AND LESSONS LEARNED IN THE 2014 GEORGIA PACIFIC CORRIGAN FACILITY FIRE AND EXPLOSION
    - THERMAL ACTIVATION OF MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKERS BY EXTERNAL HEAT EXPOSURE
   - CFD MODELING OF FLAMMABLE GAS CONCENTRATION LEVELS AND EMPIRICAL VALIDATION
   - A CASE STUDY IF RADIANT BARRIER SYSTEM ROOF SUBJECTED TO LIGHTNING EVENT: FROM SCENE EXAMINATION TO METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS
   - USING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO DETERMINE ORIGIN IN PASSENGER AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES: A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
   - THE APPLICATION OF 3D TECHNOLOGY IN FIRE INVESTIGATIONS; A NEW APPROACH TO DOCUMENTING
   - EXPERTS BEWARE: IGNORING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR TESTIMONY - AN UPDATE ON THE LAW
   - ARE LIQUID PROPANE LEAKS REALLY 270 TIMES LARGER THAN GAS? CASE STUDY REGARDING THE PHYSICS OF LIQUID AND GAS PROPANE LEAKS
  -  DON'T TALK TO ME LIKE I'M FIVE, BUT EXPLAIN TO ME LIKE I'M FIVE: A JUDICIAL PERSPECTIVE ON PRESENTING COMPLEX SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE TO A JUDGE AND JURY WITHOUT TALKING DOWN TO THEM
   - CHEMICAL FORENSIC EVIDENCE IN FIRE/EXPLOSION CAUSATION ANALYSIS
   - UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF INVESTIGATING FIRES IN EXTREME COLD
  - IS THAT NEUTRAL FLOATING?
   - APPLICATIONS OF SOLIDWORKS FLOW SIMULATION COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS SOFTWARE TO THE INVESTIGATION OF FIRES
   - MEASURING LEAK FLOW RATES IN FIRE AND EXPLOSION INVESTIGATIONS
  - PRE AND POST-FLASHOVER CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ELECTRICAL OVERHEATED POOR CONNECTION BETWEEN COPPER AND STEEL
   - SPOLIATION AND ITS IMPACT ON FIRE INVESTIGATION
   - TORQUE TIGHTENED ELECTROMECHANICAL CONNECTIONS
   - TRIBOLOGY' AND ITS APPLICATION TO ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMECHANICAL FAULTS THAT OFTEN RESULT IN FIRE
   - POST-FIRE EVALUATION OF SPRINKLER SYSTEM PERFORMANCE - SOME METHODOLOGIES AND CASE STUDIES
   - ARC CHARACTERIZATION AS A MEANS OF FIRE IDENTIFYING FIRE CONDITIONS
   - ROOFTOP SOLAR FIRE INVESTIGATION
   - SPACE HEATER FIRES AND FIRE INVESTIGATION
   - PUBLIC VS PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS
   - TECHNIQUES FOR FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS
  - SUNLIGHT AS AN IGNITION SOURCE
   - THE EXPLODING GUN BARREL TANK
   - AN EFFECTIVE METHODOLOGY FOR CONDUCTING THE TECHNICAL REVIEW
   - ELECTRICAL FIRE ORIGIN REMOTE FROM FIRE (ROOT) CAUSE LOCATION IN VEHICLES & EQUIPMENT (WITH DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL POWER CIRCUITS)
   - PLASMA ASHING TO HELP IDENTIFY ACOUSTIC AGGLOMERATION SOOT PATTERNS ON SMOKE DETECTOR PIEZO DISKS
   - THE STUDY ON FIRE RISK BY DECREASING FLAMES OF A SOLID FUEL OF A SKY LANTERN
   - FIRE INVESTIGATION IN MICROGRAVITY
   - LITHIUM ION BATTERIES AND FIRES
   - APPLYING TOXIC GAS EXPOSURE MODELS FOR FIRE VICTIM EXPOSURE
    - EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE AND VENTILATION ON THE EMISSION OF TOXIC GAS IN POLYMER-FIRE EFFLUENT
    - A CASE STUDY IF RADIANT BARRIER SYSTEM ROOF SUBJECTED TO LIGHTNING EVENT: FROM SCENE EXAMINATION TO METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS

 *Presented Papers/Abstracts may change without notice

 

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Conference Fees

All plenary sessions, afternoon breakout sessions, and a copy of the proceedings

$775 Accepted Speaker Registration $875 Delegate Registration

$875

 

Optional Textbooks

Additional copies of the 2018 ISFI Proceedings may be ordered for pick up at registration.

You may order previous editions of the ISFI proceedings from the NAFI store.

 

Conference Details

Completed papers are due in the NAFI offices by August 15, 2018.

Each day of the Symposium will feature two plenary session presentations in the mornings, afternoon breakout presentation, and panel discussions to end the day. Copies of the ISFI 2018 Proceedings will include all ISFI 2018 papers and will be distributed to each symposium delegate.

Registration fees includes admission to morning plenary sessions and afternoon parallel breakout lectures, one copy of the Symposium Proceedings, and Certificate of Attendance. Registration fees do not include lodging accommodations.

*By submitting your registration you agree to be included in the training program participant list.

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About the Westin Chicago Northwest

Book online through the hotel's website or by phone at 630-773-4000 to enjoy a special attendees-only room rate of $140.00

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Optional Materials

The following supplemental material are available for pre-order. You may select these items on your registration form.

  • ISFI 2018 Proceedings Book - Pre-order of the 2018 ISFI Proceedings. $125.00
  • ISFI 2018 Proceedings Thumbdrive - Pre-order of the 2018 ISFI Proceedings. $125.00