Call for Presentations

The call for presentations is now open. We have provided an online submission form as well as a template for your convenience.

We invite you to submit your presentation proposal for consideration for the 6th FBF conference program. Please select from an oral presentation, micro-talk or a poster presentation.

  • Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length (15 minutes for your talk and 5 minutes for Q&A) and grouped with sessions on similar topics.
  • Micro-talks are lively quick presentations 10 minutes length.
  • Poster presentations will have a dedicated time to share their presentations with the conference guests.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Fuels

  • Impact of climate change and land use change on fuel
  • Flammability and combustibility of natural and ornamental species
  • Heterogeneous fuels: structures, characterization and typology
  • Biomass assessment: on the field measures and remote sensing approaches
  • Resilience and adaptation of ecosystems

Fire behavior modelling and simulation

  • New models, new algorithms
  • Adaptation of standard models to WUI contexts
  • Calibration/validation based on analysis of past fires

Fire risk modelling and mapping

  • Hazard modelling
  • Impact of climate change and land use change on fire regimes
  • The vulnerability component of fire risk
  • Integrated fire risk modelling and mapping

Firefighting and crisis management, from the wildland to the interface

  • Alerts and crisis management: new tools and new real time information sources, including crowdsourcing
  • Firefighting strategies and techniques, in wildland and in highly populated areas
  • Defense of forest, infrastructures and human values
  • Training

Data collection and management

  • Fire database: protocols for data collection and sharing
  • Fire remote sensing; high resolution images for small WUI fire mapping
  • Post-fire intensity, severity and damage assessment

Prevention, preventive land and ecosystem management

  • Governance and decision making for fire prevention
  • Working with people to develop fire information, preparation and risk awareness
  • Fuel breaks for forest and WUI protection: impacts on ecosystem fragmentation
  • Role of agricultural lands
  • Land management and planning to mitigate fire vulnerability
  • Clearing: recommendations, practices, impacts on local biodiversity

Human factors and issues

  • Risky behaviors
  • Human behaviors during disaster
  • The culture of risk and its social variations
  • Vulnerability and resilience of communities and society
  • Economic impacts
Abstract guidelines:

The text of an abstract submitted to be selected for an oral presentation should not exceed three (3) pages, including the reference list, figure or table. The abstract is a synthesis of the oral presentation and should be understandable by any scientific reader. It can be uploaded in a MS-Word format and will automatically be changed into the pdf format.

For the redaction of the final version, accepted abstracts will have to be modified by the authors, taking into account the reviewers’ remarks. Proceedings will be published as a paper book as well as a PDF file gathering the final version of the abstracts with a DOI assigned, and disseminated as an open archive.

The abstract includes a title, the list of the authors (the first listed is the corresponding or main author), their affiliation (do not mention the full postal address) , the authors’ emails, a list of keywords and the abstract text, references and presenter’s short bio. If the first author is not the previewed presenter, please underline this latter one.

The text is written in Times New Roman (sizes are listed in the table 1 of the template) on A4 format (210 mm / 297 mm) with one unique column, simple interline,  up margin 32mm, botton margin 35mm, inner margin 15 mm and outer margin 15 mm.

In order to submit your presentation proposal, or download a template, please log in to our presentation portal. 

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Important Dates

Call for Papers Opens – August 15

Deadline for Papers – November 21

Authors notified –November 16

Registration Opens – December 15

Papers for Conference Proceedings – All authors are encouraged to submit either an extended abstract or full paper to the conference proceedings.  The deadline for papers is March 15, 2019.

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