European Society of Protective Clothing

10th European Conference on Protective Clothing
Protection challenges in a changing world
May 9 - 12, 2023

incl. Firefighter Theme Day on Thursday, May 11

10th ecpc

The Netherlands | 2023
Organizing institute: Netherlands Institute for Public Safety 

Location: Netherlands Institute for Public Safety, Arnhem, Netherlands (Kemperbergerweg 783, 6816 RW Arnhem)

The institute is located close to the oldest (and biggest) National Park in the Netherlands. Nearby are many campings and hotels. However, they are still some kilometers away from the conference location. If you select other than the conference hotel ( you can always also check if there is a possibility to borrow or rent a bike during your stay. Some additional information on the location, travel etc. can be also found in this updated introduction that was presented on the last conference: ECPC2023 NIPV.

Conference information is available at the conference site. Save the dates, and check for updates through the given link. 

Important dates


Submission of abstracts opens on                            September 15, 2022

Abstract submission is closed!                                   January 30, 2023

Confirmation of the contribution acceptance        February 28, 2023

Deadline for receipt of registration forms              March 27, 2023

Submission of final abstracts or full papers      April 16, 2023

Conference start                                                          May 9, 2023

Conference end                                                           May 12, 2023


Abstract submission is closed and the last reviews were sent to the authors in week 8. Submission of updated abstracts is possible until April 16, on the EasyChair platform.

The abstract template in Word format can be downloaded here.

Information for sponsors is available at

The preliminary program overview can be seen below.

Tuesday, May 9




Conference opening, presentation of the sponsors, announcements


Keynote 1



Session 1

Innovative protective products



Get-together at Hotel Haarhuis

Wednesday, May 10



Keynote 2 & Session 2

Physiological impact of protective clothing and environment


Session 3

Digital Human Models and Virtual Ergonomics of PPE Systems


Session 4

Manikins and models & Main poster session (with coffee break until 15:00)


Session 5

New materials and evaluation methods



ESPC General Assembly for all participants

Thursday, May 11

Firefighter Theme Day



Opening of the Day, presentation of the relevant sponsors, announcements


Keynote 3 & Session 6

Wildland firefighting and other operational conditions


Session 7

Ergonomic testing and human studies of clothing systems


Session 8

Evaluation of firefighter clothing materials performance


Session 9

Smart protection and innovative solutions in firefighter protection



Social event in Open air museum - conference dinner (optional)

Friday, May 12



Keynote 4 & Session 10

Sustainability in protective clothing and equipment


Session 11

Medical protection - innovation in production and respiratory protection



Closing of the conference (incl. announcement of the next conference)


The gold sponsors of the conference are

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Ballyclare logo witte achtergrond


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The silver sponsor of the conference is

DuPont Logo

The bronze sponsors of the conference are


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