23rd International Water Mist Conference announces call for papers

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The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has announced its call for papers for the 23rd International Water Mist Conference (IWMC), scheduled for 18th and 19th September 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium.

The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, offering a platform for professionals in the field to discuss the latest developments and applications of water mist technology.

International Water Mist Conference: Details and submission deadlines

The IWMC is an annual event that brings together experts, researchers, and practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge on water mist technology.

For the 2024 conference, the call for papers has been officially published, with a submission deadline set for 15th May.

The conference will feature a diverse range of topics, with a special interest in presentations dealing with timber buildings.

However, all related subjects are welcome.

Bettina McDowell’s statement on the conference focus

Bettina McDowell, General Manager of IWMA, highlighted the structure and focus of the conference: “Day one will mainly deal with systems in practice, while day two will be dedicated to the scientific side of water mist.

“We are particularly looking forward to abstracts dealing with timber buildings, though all other topics are also welcome.”

Additional opportunities and awards

In addition to the call for papers, the conference presents an opportunity for sponsors to book tabletops for the accompanying exhibition.

Ticket sales for the conference will commence on 15th May, with early bird discounts available until 14th August.

The IWMC will also feature the prestigious Ragnar Wighus Award, recognizing the best master thesis related to water mist.

The submission deadline for this award is 28th March, and the winner will be invited to present their thesis at the conference.

The submissions will be evaluated by the IWMA scientific council, chaired by Max Lakkonen from IFAB.

IFSJ Comment

The 23rd International Water Mist Conference represents a significant gathering for professionals and researchers in the fire protection and safety industry.

By focusing on both practical applications and scientific research, the conference facilitates a comprehensive understanding of water mist technology and its advancements.

The emphasis on timber buildings reflects the evolving challenges in fire safety, underscoring the need for innovative and effective solutions.

The inclusion of the Ragnar Wighus Award further encourages academic excellence and research, contributing to the development of more effective fire suppression technologies.

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