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Assoc. Prof. Jie Ji
State Key Laboratory of Fire Science
Univ. Science & Technology of China
Hefei 230026, China
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Welcome Letter from President of AOAFST
It is my great honour to invite you to the 9th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (AOSFST) in Hefei, China from 17 to 20 October 2012. This symposium is held by the Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology (AOAFST) which is under the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). The 9th AOSFST will be hosted by State Key Laboratory of Fire Science (SKLFS) at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
The Symposium is the premier fire safety science meeting in the Asia-Oceania region and has been organized since 1992 by AOAFST. The two most recent symposiums were held successfully in Hong Kong and Australia in 2007 and 2010 respectively.
The 9th AOSFST will include invited lectures from the world’s top fire science researchers and presentations of peer-reviewed papers. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the symposium proceedings, which will be published electronically by the journal of Procedia Engineering, on the Elsevier ScienceDirect system. All papers are expected to be indexed by Scopus and EI Compendex.
In addition to the technical sessions, several social activities are planned to provide opportunities for participants to meet with other colleagues and friends from around the world. The four-day symposium is a good platform for all of us who are interested in fire science and technology to share our new ideas and recent research findings. It is our goal to make this symposium both enjoyable and informative for everyone.
Established in 1958 to meet the needs of the nation, USTC is located in Hefei of China. Its birth was regarded as a major event in the Chinese history of education and science. Since then, USTC has been firmly devoted to basic research and original innovation in order to cultivate talent and capacity for dealing with key issues in China’s development of science and technology. Despite twists and turns over the years, it has achieved great successes and created a unique approach to higher education that is the most suitable for the situations in China. Its impressive accomplishments have been praised by many people in the academic world.
The State Key Laboratory of Fire Science (SKLFS) has a long tradition of conducting outstanding fire research and providing comprehensive education in fire safety. SKLFS carries out frontier basic and interdisciplinary researches that combine state-of-the-art knowledge and approaches of chemistry, physics, mechanics, thermo-physics (heat transfer, combustion, etc.), information science, computer science, electronics, automation and material science to investigate fire dynamics and basic principles of fire safety technologies.
Hefei is the capital city of Anhui province of China. It is an ancient city over 2000 years old with historic and cultural landscapes located at the shore of Chaohu Lake, one of the five largest freshwater lakes in China. It was awarded “Best Case City in Urban Competitiveness” in 2010 and “Top 10 Happiest Cities in China” in 2011. It is a lovely and attractive place to visit. There are also many famous landmarks in Anhui Province, including Yellow Mountain, the most beautiful mountain in China, and Jiuhua Mountain, one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. Moreover, the local opera (Huangmei opera) and culinary enjoyments shouldn’t be missed.
Welcome to Hefei in 2012!
Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology
December 16, 2011