Call for papers and posters is closed.

The conference will be held 8-9 October 2020 in Amsterdam 

Fires in vehicles have been common since the start of use of motorized vehicles. These fires can be spectacular and pose in many cases a significant threat to life and property. Today new fuels and electrical vehicles are emerging together with new lighter materials in response to our need for sustainable transport alternatives. Such alternatives introduce new fire challenges that need to be accounted for.

In response to the pressing need for international dialogue RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (former SP) has instigated the international conference: FIVE (Fires In Vehicles). The objective of this conference is to exchange knowledge concerning fires in vehicles, including  road, off-road and rail vehicles. In recognition of the fact that many of the fire problems faced by these vehicles are the same, the solutions to them can also be similar.

Conference Venue
The conference will be held in Amsterdam 8 – 9 October 2020. The event will include both oral presentations and a poster session.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

– Regulations and standards
– Fire statistics
– Insurance issues
– Fire development in vehicles
– Fire detection in vehicles
– Fire suppression in vehicles
– Fire mitigation strategies in vehicles
– Case studies
– First responder strategies
– Fire risks in vehicles with alternative fuels or alternative drives
– New materials in vehicles

Authors are invited to submit papers covering these topics and other topics related to fires in vehicles.

The language of the conference is English.

Manuscripts and posters will be reviewed on the basis
of an extended abstract of not more than 2 pages. Acceptance for
presentation and publication will be based on scientific quality and

Extended abstracts should be submitted to the Secretariat by
email ( by January 31, 2020. Please use the structure as indicated in the example abstract on top of this page.

Submission accepted for oral or poster session will be notified by February 21, 2020.
The manuscripts accepted for presentation at the symposium will be
published as Proceedings of the Conference.