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The Iberian-Latin American Congresse on Fire Safety (CILASCI) are held once every two years, with the aim of disseminating scientific and technical knowledge in the field of fire safety in Portugal, Brazil, Spain and other Latin American countries, integrating different actors involved in this area of knowledge.
The first edition of the Iberian-Latin American Congress on Fire Safety, CILASCI 1, was held in Natal (Brazil) between 10 and 12 March 2011. The second CILASCI 2 congress was held in Coimbra (Portugal), between May 29 and June 1, 2013. The 3rd and 4th editions of this congress took place on the South American continent.
The CILASCI 3 was held in Porto Alegre (Brazil) from November 3 to 6, 2015, while the CILASCI 4 was held in Recife (Brazil) from 9 to 11 October 2017.
CILASCI 5 will take place in the city of Porto (Portugal) from 15 to 17 July 2019.
SMOKE CONTROL IN COMPARTMENTS: SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENTS
National Laboratory for Civil Engineering
João Carlos Godinho Viegas graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST) in 1987. In June 1999, he was awarded with a PhD degree with a thesis entitled "Fire Safety in Buildings. Mathematical modelling of fires and experimental validation”, based on the experimental studies and computational simulations developed at LNEC. In April 2008, presented a joint Research and Postgraduate Program in public examinations to obtain the title of Qualified for the position of Principal Researcher, entitled "Use of impulse ventilation in covered car parkings ".
He is Senior Researcher with Qualification and Director of the Centre for Scientific Instrumentation of LNEC. He teaches the course unit of Fire Safety Engineering of the MSc degree program in Fire Safety and the PhD program of Fire Safety Engineering, organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra, as Guest Associate Professor, being responsible for this course unit.
EMERGENCY EXITS IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS
University of São Paulo
Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from the School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), obtained her Master degree in Engineering at the University of Nagoya (Japan) and her PhD at FAUUSP. She worked as a Researcher at the Fire Safety Laboratory in the Technological Research Institute of the State of São Paulo (IPT) between 1991 and 2002. Since 2003, she has been a professor in the Department of Architecture Technology at the School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo. Her research lines are Fire Safety in Buildings with emphasis on emergency exits and passive protection, Safety in Use and Accessibility, and Post-Occupancy Evaluation.
THE NEW GENERATION OF PARTS 1-2 (STRUCTURAL FIRE DESIGN) OF EUROCODES 1, 3 AND 4
PAULO VILA REAL
University of Aveiro
Paulo Vila Real is a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, where he has held, among others, the positions of Vice rector for Cooperation with Society, Innovation and Technology Transfer, President of the Scientific Council, Director of the Department of Civil Engineering, Director of the PhD Program in Civil Engineering and Coordinator of the RISCO Research Unit - Risks and Sustainability in Construction.
He is the author or co-author of two books, one of them international and more than 300 papers published in journals and proceedings of international and national congresses. He has edited 4 international books and 9 national books. He belongs to the editorial staff of international and national journals. He is one of four members of the direction of the SiF - Structures in Fire movement. He is the Project Team Leader of the SC3.T6 (Fire design of Steel Structures. Revised EN 1993-1-2) responsible of drafting the new generation of the fire part of the Eurocode 3 to be completed in 2020, and the Chairman of Technical Commission no. 3 (TC3) - Fire Safety of Steel Structures of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork "(ECCS). He is Vice-President of CMM - Portuguese Association of Steel and Composite Construction and member of the board of directors from the APMTAC - Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics.
The Portuguese Association for Engineers granted him the qualification level of Member Counsellor in 2018 and the title of Specialist in Structures in 2007.
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FIRE REACTION OF MATERIALS
University of Cantabria
Industrial Engineer degree and Doctor in Industrial Engineer from the University of Cantabria, expert in fire safety. Professor at the University and since 2012 Director of the research group GIDAI Fire Safety - Research and Technology in this same University. He holds the academic responsibility for the Master's and Doctoral program studies in Industrial Engineering at the University of Cantabria. Co-author in more than a hundred publications on fire safety in journals and forums of high scientific impact. Principal investigator and responsible in more than 30 research projects on this subject. Member of the editorial board from the Fire Safety Journal and Fire Technology. Expert of the national subcommittee AEN CTN23 / SC6 Reaction to fire. Since 2015 he has been the head of the Spanish delegation in the ISO92 / SC4 subcommittee Fire Safety Engineering and expert in its working groups. Since 2016, Prof. Alvear is the president of the national subcommittee AEN CTN23 / SC8 "Fire safety engineering".
ADVANCES IN FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES
Dr. Sergey Dorofeev is a Vice President and Director of Fire Hazards and Protection Research within FM Global Research Division. He has been with FM Global since 2004. He obtained his Doctor of Sciences and PhD degrees from the Kurchatov Institute, Moscow; MS and BS from the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology. Sergey has more than 30 years of experience in fires, explosions, loss prevention, and industrial safety. He is a member of the International Forum of Fire Research Directors, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, IAFSS, and NFPA. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, and on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals in Energy and Combustion science.