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CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: second call for papers

* CIRI-logo.jpgThe Cleaning Industry Research Institute International has made a second call for papers for the conference it is organising with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification and the Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection. The deadline for submission is 15th December 2015.

'Cleaning Science, Health, Environment, and The Clean Standard: Field Testing, New Research, Innovative Methods, Findings, and Challenges' is the theme of the conference, which is taking place on April 10th and 11th, 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology Hotel and Global Conference Centere in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

CIRI's highly respected biennial symposiums will join forces with the first ever IICRC technical conference in this Sunday and Monday seminal event. Principal focus is on scientific research, R&D, applied technology and innovation.

Continuing CIRI's successful research symposia in the past, CIRI & IICRC together invite proposals for topics and/or papers including the following areas:

* Cutting edge research
* Recent findings
* Innovative processes
* New data
* Field experiences
* Scientific review papers
* Fundamentals of cleaning science
* New approaches to cleaning science
* Applications and importance of cleaning science to health and indoor environments including schools, hospitality, childcare, healthcare, and other markets
* Applications and importance of cleaning science to overall building and facilities maintenance, cleaning and/or restoration.

Of special interest are invited papers and updated reviews of the two CIRI developed, ISSA standards:

* Clean Standard: K-12 Schools
* Clean Standard: Institutional and Commercial Facilities

These standards focus on indoor environmental measurement and assessment of healthier indoor environs and focus on interior surfaces, ensuring that those accredited are capable of determining which cleaning and restoration products, equipment and processes will maximise clean and healthy indoor environments. The symposium will advance intensive, in-depth training and certification for cleaning, restoration, and the Clean Standards.

The 2016 symposium will also address the science and efficacy of various industry practices - accepted, novel or alternative. CIRI's byword is "Only Science Can See!" and the symposium will focus on in-depth measurement, new discovery, truth, scientific data and analytical research on cleaning and health, disaster remediation and restoration. Wholly commercial approaches and marketing or product promotion is discouraged; such proposals will be set aside based on a confidential internal review.

Proposed title, authors and brief summary or outline of topics or papers should be submitted by December 15th. Submissions will be subject to confidential internal review. Proposals should be on a proposed topic, but ideas for other wider presentation themes are also encouraged. Each proposal or title, brief abstract and named speaker(s) will be carefully considered, subject to CIRI internal review for content, rigor and applicability. Proposals should be emailed to Dr. Steven M. Spivak, CIRI science advisory chair and University of Maryland engineering professor emeritus at:

E: [email protected]

3rd December 2015

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