The 1st International Symposium on Industrial Fire Safety 2022 (ISIFS-2022) aims to bring together academicians and industry professionals from Turkey and all over the world at a common platform to discuss problems, solutions, academic ideas and research on industrial fire safety.

ISIFS-2022 which will be held at Karabuk University on 16-17 June 2022, has been designed as hybrid symposium (both online or face-to-face), due to possible Covid-19 pandemic risks.

The focus of the symposium was determined as 'industrial fire safety'. Industrial fires cause serious loss of life and property damages. According to statistics, only 40% of businesses which incurr a “full property loss” due to fire events are able to return back to the market in Turkey. Industrial fires can quickly turn into disasters according to their location and operational fields relative to residential areas.

We hope that the ISIFS Symposium will create cooperation opportunities between different disciplines on industrial fire safety, guide new field research, and turn into a common platform by creating a bridge between academics, industry employees, managers, students and all relevant stakeholders.

The symposium is international in nature and in this respect, it meets the criteria for associate professorship career objectives according to Turkish Higher Educational Board. ISIFS-2022 is supported by the Karabuk University and EU Erasmus+ project numbered 2020-1-TR01-KA202-092962, titled 'Innovative and Effective Approaches in the Prevention and Response of Industrial Fires' (Indfires), which still continues under the coordination of Karabuk University. The Project partners include Karabuk AFAD, Kardemir A.Ş., Safranbolu Municipality and KBU TOBB Technical Sciences College-Civil Defense and Firefighting Program and international partners from Denmark, Italy, Poland and Slovenia.

Participants are required to upload the full paper, extended abstract and poster works to the system until the date announced on the symposium website.