ISHPMIE 2028 2024-03-13T11:39:25+00:00

Do you want to organise ISHPMIE in 2028?

Organisations that are interested in organising the 16th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions (ISHPMIE 2028) are encouraged to submit a brief prospect (proposal) by 1 June 2024.

The prospect must be submitted to Trygve Skjold (e-mail:, and should include:

  • A brief description of the organisation(s) involved, including scientific profile and relevant research activities.

  • Prospective members of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), including the symposium chair and possible co-chairs.

  • A brief description of the venue and country/region, including travel, accommodation, etc.

  • Prospective timeline (abstract, paper submission, review, etc.) and likely dates for the symposium.

  • Estimated registration fee, and possibly other fees (banquet, social events, etc.).

  • Prospective or confirmed sponsors, and possible in-kind contributions.

  • Plans for the technical program and publication of proceedings.

  • Possible activities for the social program.

The prospect can be prepared as a presentation (e.g. PowerPoint) or as a regular document and should be submitted as a PDF file.

The International Organizing Committee (IOC) has agreed on the following selection criteria:

  • The venue for the ISHPMIE conferences should normally rotate between the Americas, Europe/Africa, and Asia/Oceania, provided there are suitable candidates for hosting the symposium in the relevant parts of the world. As such, initiatives from organisers in Americas will be prioritised for the 2028 event.

  • Active participation in recent ISHPMIE events, by individuals and/or groups, will count favourable when selecting the host institution or institutions for the next event.

  • Active research activities related to industrial explosions, by individuals and/or groups, will count favourable when selecting the host institution or institutions for the next event.

  • Countries, provinces, regions, or cities that have not organizes ISHPMIE events in the past will be prioritised.

  • The dates for the ISHPMIE event should not coincide with other established conferences on related topics. Examples of such conferences include, but are not limited to, International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards (ISFEH), Hazards (IChemE Symposium Series), Annual Loss Prevention Symposium (AIChE), International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), International Symposium on Combustion, and Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium.

The International Organizing Committee (IOC) intends to decide where ISHPMIE 2028 will take place in a meeting organised during ISHPMIE 2024 in Naples.

The proponents for ISHPMIE 2028 are expected to take part in ISHPMIE 2024 and will be invited to present their prospect in the IOC meeting. A decision concerning 2028 will typically be announced during the symposium banquet in Naples.

Proponents should be aware that, unlike many other conferences, there is no formal organisation behind ISHPMIE. As such, the local organisers must handle the entire event, including the technical program, the submission and reviewing process, budget and payments, best paper awards, the publication of proceedings, etc. While it is recognized that some contingency in the overall conference budget might be needed, the conference should be designed to be revenue-neutral to the greatest extent possible.