The not-for-profit Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has announced advance planning for its Spring 2016 Cleaning Science and Research Symposium (date, details, and location to be announced). It has made its first call for research papers showing application of cleaning science to advance professional cleaning practice and the public welfare.
CIRI invites proposals for topics and/or papers for its symposium following the successful structure of prior research symposia, including presenting 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; and applications and importance of cleaning science to overall building and facilities maintenance, cleaning and/or restoration.
The Symposium will consist of a two-day midweek program that includes a first afternoon and evening welcome reception, followed by 1.5 days of informative meetings with time for questions, discussions, and breakout sessions.
‘Updates on The Clean Standard – developed by the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and CIRI to define measurable targets for better, healthier cleaning outcomes in K-12 (2014) as well as Institutional and Commercial facilities (2015) – will be a special focus enabling better application of processes and products to optimise indoor environments in specific markets through effective cleaning and measured outcomes,’ states CIRI.
‘CIRI’s Spring 2016 Science and Research Symposium may include an additional one to two days for training, examination and certification on field practices and business applications of The Clean Standard.’
Proposed title, authors and brief summary, abstract or outline of the topic or paper for presentation in Spring 2016 should be emailed not later than October 2015 to: Steven M. Spivak, CIRI advisory chair and University of Maryland, School of Engineering professor emeritus at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. He is being assisted by other CIRI science and research leaders.
Submissions will be subject to confidential internal CIRI review for content, rigor and applicability. Those selected shall be from among themes noted below, although other proposed conference themes are encouraged.