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 Wednesday 25th May 2016
08:30-09:30 Conference Registration/Information desk Open / Welcome coffee
09:30- 10:35 OPENING CEREMONY                                                                                                            (amphi 1)
Chair: Marielle Jappiot.
A. Goodwin, Chief Fire Officer, Victoria State (AU).
D. Blankenship, Deputy Director, Fire and Aviation Management, USFS (USA).
– Lieutenant-colonel J.J. Bozabalian, chef de l’Etat-Major Interministériel de la Zone de défense et de Sécurité Sud
10:35-11:05 KEYNOTE 1: Advances in the application of wildfire spread modelling for risk assessment and management in the Mediterranean area
Donatella Spano                                                                                                                          (amphi 1)
11:05-11:35 Coffee break
11:35-12:50 (amphi 1) SESSION 1: Fuels in WUI – Chair: Owen Price. (amphi 2) SESSION 2: Prevention, land and ecosystem preventive management
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-14:35 KEYNOTE 2: WUI fires in Australia: understanding the risks and optimising the response
Owen Price                                                                                                                                  (amphi 1)
14:35-16:25 (amphi 1) SESSION 3 : Human factors and issues. Chair: Alexandra Syphard (amphi 2) SESSION 4: Fire Science Dissemination. Chair: Raphaele Blanchi
16:25-16:55 Coffee break
16:55-18:05 (amphi 1) SESSION 3: Human factors and issues. Chair: Donatella Spano (amphi 2) WORKSHOP Fire Science Dissemination. Chair: Susan Kocher
18.05-19:00 POSTER SESSION
19:05 End of sessions and transfer back to Aix-en-Provence
20.00-22:30 Social dinner at the Ô zen Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence
 Thursday 26th May 2016
08:30-09:00 Conference Registration/Information desk Open / Welcome coffee
09:00- 09:35 KEYNOTE 3: Extreme Fire Behaviour and Communities Protection
Domingos Xavier Viegas                                                                                                         (amphi 1)
09:35-10:05 Coffee break
10:05-11:00 (amphi 1) SESSION 5: Data collection and management, information systems
(amphi 2) SESSION 2 (continuation): Prevention, land and ecosystem preventive management  Chair: Justin Leonard
11:00-12:30 (amphi 1) SESSION 7: Firefighting and crisis management, from wildland to WUI
Chair: Alan Goodwin
(amphi 2): WORKSHOP Small to large scale experimental work
Chair: Justin Leonard
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-14:05 KEYNOTE 4: Balancing fire risk reduction with biodiversity conservation: Lessons from Southern California
Alexandra Syphard                                                                                                                  (amphi 1)
14:05-15:00 (amphi 1) SESSION 8: Fire Modelling and simulation
Chair: Domingos Xavier Viegas
(amphi 2) SESSION 5 (continuation): Data collection and management, information systems
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 (amphi 1) SESSION 8 (continuation): Fire Modelling and simulation
(amphi 2) SESSION 2 (continuation): Prevention, land and ecosystem preventive management.
17.10-18:00 CLOSING CEREMONY                                                                                                              (amphi 1)
Chair: Eric Martin
– Thierry Tatoni, IMBE, Aix-Marseille University
18:15 End of sessions and transfer back to Aix-en-Provence

Friday 27th May 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00

Field trip

Visit of the brand new Euro-Mediterranean Center of Risks Simulation in Valabre (CESIR)

Stop on the Velaux fire: “Fire and Periurban Forest of French Provence”

Visit of the Bouches-du-Rhône Fire Academy (ESDP) of the « Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours des Bouches-du-Rhône » (SDIS13), in Velaux near Aix-en-Provence.

Cultural Visit in Marseille: Museum of Civilizations for Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM)
Back to Aix-en-Provence with a stop at Marseille-Airport and a stop at Aix-TGV Station.

Keynote speakers :

Dr. Alexandra Shypard, Conservation Biology Institute, Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Dr. Donatella Spano, University of Sassari, Environment Director of Sardinia Region, Italy
Pr. Domingos Xavier Viegas, ADAI, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr. Owen Price, University of Wollongong, Australia