The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Fire Division

Date & Time

02 Dec 2021    
18:30 - 20:00


Event Type


Programme Highlights

Over the past decade, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have enabled new and smart techniques in building and construction. The applications of AI in fire detection, fire risk assessment and fire forecast are emerging. This talk will introduce a roadmap of using AI and IoT sensor networks in Firefighting and Fire Engineering Design. Guidelines for constructing a reliable fire database with both experimental and numerical data are defined, and the AI algorithms that enable the real-time identification and forecast of fire scenarios are reviewed. Three new concepts of applying AI in fire safety are proposed, (1) the AI-based fire engineering design to improve the performance-based design, (2) the building fire Digital Twin to monitor the fire risk and development in real-time, and (3) the Super Real-time Forecast (SuRF) of the fire evolution to support smart firefighting.


Ir Dr Xinyan Huang

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Registration & Enquiries

The seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. For HKIE members, please register via the web-link ( The organizers reserve the right to decline their application if no membership no. is submitted.

Applicants are suggested to register and login using Hotmail/Outlook email account.

This conference is free of charge but prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to xx (physical, preference will be given to fire division members) and 350 (Zoom). Applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Successful registration will be notified individually. The deadline of application is 18 November 2021.

For enquiry, please contact Ir Anthony Pau at +852 9738 4800 via Whatsapp message.

Fire Division Committee