Human Behaviour in Fire 2015 (HBiF15)

Organization: Interscience Communications Ltd

Venue: Downing College

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2015 / 8:30 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2015 / 5:00 pm - (GMT)
Paper Submission Date: Jul 06, 2015
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Human Behaviour in Fire is the study of human response when exposed to fire and other similar emergencies in buildings, structures and transportation systems. It includes an understanding of people’s awareness, beliefs, attitudes, motivations, decisions, behaviours and coping strategies and the factors that influence them. The study of human behaviour in fire is highly multidisciplinary, involving practitioners from the fields of mathematics, engineering, architecture, computer science, law, sociology, psychology, human factors, communications and ergonomics. The primary aim of human behaviour research and its translation into practice is to minimise the risk to people from fire. This is achieved by generating and collecting quantitative and qualitative data and information on human responses which can be used to develop human fire response theory for use in performance based regulatory systems, computational models, fire safety engineering design, fire safety education and management. The 6th Human Behaviour in Fire Symposium will facilitate the dissemination, open discussion and debate on diverse issues related to human behaviour in fire through a varied programme of research presentations, seminar discussions and interactive workshops.

Join colleagues in Cambridge this autumn to exchange views and ideas in the stunning collegiate setting of Downing College.


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Additional Information

Committee Members:

Karen Boyce, Univ of Ulster, UK - Chair Jason Averill, NIST, USA Rita Fahy, NFPA, USA Carole Franks, Interscience Communications, UK Hakan Frantzich, Lund Univ, Sweden Edwin Galea, Univ of Greenwich, UK Steve Gwynne, NRCC, Canada Glenn Hedman, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, USA  Erica Kuligowski, NIST, USA Brian Meachem, Worcester Polytechnic Inst, USA Daniel Nilsson, Lund Univ, Sweden Rosaria Ono, Univ of Sao Paulo, Brazil Amanda Robbins, Sereca Fire Consulting, Canada Ai Sekizawa, Tokyo Univ of Science, Japan Tomonori Sano, Waseda Univ, Japan Ian Thomas, Victoria Univ of Technology, Australia