Call for Presentations

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) presents the 6th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in April 2019. The conference will be held concurrently in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; Sydney, NSW, Australia; and Marseille, France with lead partners Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC and the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (Irstea).

The 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference offers a forum where experience and lessons learned are documented, current work showcased, and emerging ideas and technology are presented. This will provide a strong foundation to address and respond to challenges that are developing locally, regionally, and globally.

The conference theme – Fuels of Today: Fire Behavior of Tomorrow – brings focus to the many issues associated with the rapidly changing fire and social environment in today’s world. This conference will provide a significant opportunity to improve understanding of wildland fuels, fire behavior, and the interaction of large wildfires and society, and how they affect decision making and wildland fire management.

This conference will provide researchers, emergency service agency personnel, and federal, State, and non-government professionals at all levels a unique opportunity to share information; to learn about new and emerging knowledge, procedures, and practices; and to positively build capability.

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. 

Session Formats Available
Session Type Length Description
Traditional Presentation 15 minutes + 5 minutes for Q&A and transition Traditional PowerPoint Presentation, including time for Q&A.
Emerging Matters 5 minutes Only 1 slide is allowed on “Works in Progress”, “Emerging Research” or “Developing Knowledge”. Time will be allotted at the end of the session for additional information or discussion.
Deep Dive 1-2 hour session This may consist of 6 shorter presentations on one topic, brainstorming session, round table discussions, information feedback, panel presentations, etc.
Poster Presentation   This will be a dedicated poster session where authors will present their poster.

The conference topics that will be represented include, but are not limited to:

  • Fuels and Fuels Treatments
  • Fire Behavior
  • Prescribed Burning
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling
  • Smoke Management
  • Shared Responsibility, Community Partnerships and Engagement
  • Community Protection and Adaptation
  • Wildland Fire Policy
  • Risk Assessment, Management and Decision Support Systems
  • Fire Danger and Fire Weather
  • Fire and Climate Change
  • Fire and Carbon Dynamics
  • Fire Impacts (communities, infrastructure, biodiversity, water, carbon, etc.)
  • Fire Effects (vegetation, fuels, soils, benefit and effects analysis)
  • Fire Suppression
  • Incident Management
  • Economics of Wildland Fire Management
  • Fire Management Planning
  • Firefighter and Public Safety
  • Technology
  • Cohesive Strategy
  • Other

There is no charge to submit an abstract, however, all attending authors and presenters must register and pay for this conference after abstracts have been accepted. The Conference Committee, by accepting an abstract, is not responsible to pay any expenses (travel, accommodations or daily allowance) associated with an individual or joint authored presentation. Authors and presenters agree to present their submissions on the time and date identified by the organizing committee.