Detailed version of the program


The school will have a theoretical track and a practical track. The theoretical track will consist of an introduction of fundamental combustion aspects applied to fires. The practical track will consist of lectures where applied fire safety topics will be delivered by leading scientists and practitioners, and of workshops where the students will be asked to apply some of the knowledge covered in the lectures. For this track, students will be divided into two groups, Modeling and Experiments. In both, we wish to present fire science aspects in a more practical way, which will finalize with a hands-on workshop session at the combustion and computer labs at USM in Valparaiso.

Date MorningAfternoonEvening
Sun. 4Reception
Mon. 5Introduction to fundamental combustion challenges - Prof. Kohse-Höinghaus

Fire Dynamics - Prof. Trouve
Non-homogeneous gas-solid interactions - Prof. Fernandez-Pello
Tue. 6Introduction to combustion chemistry - Prof. Kohse-Höinghaus

Radiative heat transfer - Dr. Liu
Soot production - Dr. Liu

Experimental insight into flames - Prof. Kohse-Höinghaus
Wed. 7Wildland fire dynamics - Prof. Simeoni

Fire risk management at the WUI - Prof. Pastor
Poster session
Thu. 8Flammability testing - Dr. Tamanini

Fire modeling - Prof. Trouve

Patagonian Barbecue
Fri. 9Parallel session:
a. Experimental workshop - Dr. Scouflaire
b. Numerical workshop - Prof. Trouve


All scholars must present their current research work at the school poster session on December 8th at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María. For those participants enrolled without a scholarship attendance is optional but highly encouraged.

An award will be issued to the student presenting the best poster at the APCISS-2:

1st: USD $250

2nd: USD $150

3rd: USD $100

The award selection committee will be composed by five professors from different countries and institutions. This committee will evaluate the poster presentation on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Synthesis of the research project.
  • Poster layout.
  • Oral presentation clarity.
  • Answers to questions.

The committee will not base its evaluation by considering the obtained research results, since the posters are to be regarded as work-in-progress.

The following poster template is available for participants:


If you are using Overleaf to compile, the TeX Live version must be 2020(Legacy).



Each presenter is responsible for bringing her/his poster to Valparaíso (standard size A0), provisions for local printing will not be made.

Each presenter is responsible for hanging her/his poster at the designated space before the opening section at the presentation day. Posters that are not collected at the end of each day will be discarded.

Social Program

APCISS-2 will kick-off Sunday evening with a welcome reception to all participants at the hotel. During this reception the students will be able to register at the school and meet the other participants in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Registration will also be available Monday morning for participants that arrive late because of traveling constraints.

The main social event of the school will be held on Wednesday. Chile is noted for the quality of its wines and the beauty of its rugged scenery. The geography and harsh weather of Chile’s southern regions, known as Patagonia, have shaped the culture and character of their inhabitants. Thus, it has been planned to merge these two characteristic aspects of our country by offering the participants a traditional Patagonian-style barbecue with wine tasting in the gardens of one of the hosting Universities. With this event, we also expect to promote the discussion and improve the networking between the students and academics in a more relaxed environment.

Finally, APCISS-2 will conclude with a farewell ceremony and cocktail in the hotel, while enjoying the outstanding views of the coast of Vina del Mar.