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SiF 2022

12th International Conference on Structures in Fire

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

30 Nov 2022-2 Dec 2022

A hybrid mode!

Final Conference Proceedings is available!


Hong Kong

A Hybrid SiF2022


The 12th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF 2022) is hosted by PolyU in Hong Kong. The conference is organised by Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering with the support from Faculty of Construction and Environment.

The main focus of the SiF series of conferences is to provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and engineers to share and discuss their research related to structures in fire with their peers in an open, international forum. Research should include fundamental work that progresses the understanding and application of performance based structural fire engineering as well as technological developments and case studies.

SiF2022 adopted a hybrid mode including online and in-person presentation at PolyU for broader access and the registration fees of two tiers are offered. We would like to thank all the in-person and online delegates of SiF2022 and all the speakers presenting their fascinating work. We are grateful for the support form SiF Steering Committee, SiF2022 Local Organising Committee, SiF2022 Scientific Committee, and all the SiF2022 volunteers!

Asif Usmani

Liming Jiang

Chairs of SiF2022 organising Committee

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Abstract Submission

By 27 May 2022

Abstract Results Announcement

15 July 2022-30 July 2022

Full Paper Submission

16 Oct 2022 (Extended to 26 Oct 2022)

Conference Days

29 Nov 2022:  Day 0 (Workshops)

30 Nov 2022:  Day 1

              (Opening+ Conference Presentation)

1 Dec 2022:   Day 2 

              (Conference Presentation + Banquet)

2 Dec 2022:   Day 3 

              (Conference Presentation + closing)

Getting Here

No Hotel Quarantine Required!

You can take any flights to Hong Kong International Airport. Then you can take a shutter bus, or taxi, or airport express line to Hung Hom. You will subject to an Amber code in the first 3 days.

You can simply take a Hong Kong Taxi to PolyU (香港理工大学) from the Airport (approx. 300 HKD) or other places. Check the map below with locations of PolyU campus and recommended hotels.

You can take various metro lines (Eastrail, Westrail) to Hung Hom station and enter PolyU campus at Exit A. From the airport, you may take Airport Express Train to Kowloon and then take a taxi to your hotel.

Notice for Travelling and Catering 

Unfortunately the current quarantine rules in Hong Kong while allowing incoming travelers to go directly to their homes or hotels from the airport, do restrict them from entering public eating places until they are cleared after 3 nights. Entry to supermarkets and shops selling ready meals and groceries etc are allowed and takeaways can also be ordered from restaurants through online meal delivery services.


We have been discussing this issue in the local committee and suggest that if the delegates arrive a few days earlier than the conference, they may be free of the restrictions. However we have decided that we will provide boxed breakfast and lunch to delegates and only the conference banquet will be communal. If delegates arrange to arrive on the 28th of November they should be free of the restrictions by the morning of the 1st of December (after 3 nights) and should be able to join the banquet.


Furthermore, the local committee and our student volunteers will be available to help delegates deal with this issue and all of us would like to maximise attendance to the conference as much as possible given the unique opportunity it offers of direct interaction with international peers.


The weather of Hong Kong is nice recently, and the temperatures are mostly around 20oC. 

Recommended Accommodation Places

You could book any hotels in Kowloon or Hong Kong Island as you can easily take EastRail Metro line to get to Hung Hom Station.

Some recommended hotels are given as below:

​Hotel ICON (2min walk)

Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel (10 min walk)

Kimberley Hotel, Tsim sha tsui (18 min walk)

The Royal Garden  (10 min walk)

Regal Kowloon Hotel (15 min walk)

Community PCR testing center

Ho Man Tin Park Testing center (18 min walk)

Working hours: 10am-8pm

Check FAQ of SiF2022

Discover Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a city and special administrative region of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta in South China. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Hong Kong is also one of the most developed cities in the world and the city ranks fourth on the UN Human Development Index. Hong Kong has the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world and it is ranked 4th in the Global Financial Centres Index.

CURRENT In-bound Travel (with effect since 26 Sep 2022) :  3-day Self-monitoring (going out and attending conference are both allowed)

​FAQ about inbound-travel to HK:

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Discover PolyU

With over 80 years of proud tradition and ranking among the world’s top 100 institutions, PolyU aspires to be a leading university with world-class research and education. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a home for educating thinkers, discoverers, innovators and communicators in delivering positive impact. We are committed to nurturing tomorrow’s leaders today, through a holistic education that provides graduates unrivaled placements to thrive in communities, industries and businesses. We strive in inter-disciplinary research and impactful innovations to address real-world challenges. Our researchers are developing breakthrough ideas, fostering sustainability, lifting economic outcomes and improving communities’ lives for the benefit of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world

About SiF

SiF hosted its first international workshop in Denmark in 2000, followed by workshops in New Zealand (2002), Canada (2004) and Portugal (2006). The series of workshops evolved into conferences; and the 2008 event in Singapore was the fifth International Conference on Structures in Fire. This was followed by events in the United States (2010), Switzerland (2012), China (2014), the USA (2016), the United Kingdom (2018), and Australia (2020). Information about previous conferences, including full proceedings, can be found at The 12th edition of the SiF conference series will be hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China between the 30th November – 2nd December 2022.

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