There is still time to register for the Foundation's 2016 SUPDET symposium, which will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown, San Antonio, TX from March 1-4, 2016. This year's symposium will feature 30 presentations on suppression and detection and signaling research and applications.
In addition, on the afternoon of March 2 there will be a free half-day workshop on "Big Data and Fire Protection Systems". The goal of this workshop will be to identify and prioritize the opportunities for big data to inform decision making around inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems. An agenda for the workshop is available on the SUPDET website.
The suppression session, which will take place March 1-2, will feature a keynote on the "History of Fire" by Dick Gann from NIST, presentations on the latest research on warehouse sprinkler protection, research on the protection of lithium ion batteries, and more.
The detection and signaling section will take place March 3-4 and includes research on residential smoke alarms, smart building applications, notification, smoke characteristics, and more.