BLACKSBURG, VA — A call for papers is being issued for the International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing (ISCHP32011).

To be held Oct. 16-18 at Virginia Tech, the ISCHP311 will bring together industry professionals, scientists, association representatives, government employees, suppliers and customers to share knowledge, ideas and to network.

The conference will cover hardwood-related issues from the source to the customer, discuss recent developments, and show paths into the future. In addition, ISCHP32011 will have a special focus on sustainability and certification and help to further promote the important role of the world's leading renewable, carbon-absorbing raw material.

Topics for white papers include: forestry practices and hardwood quality; supply chain management; hardwood processing and optimization; markets, trade, and business insights; certification and sustainability; hardwood innovations of the future.

There is a 250-word limit for abstracts. Deadlines are:
• Mar. 31: Peer-reviewed paper and presentation abstracts submission deadline (submit to: ischp2011.review@gmail.com)
• June 30: Non-peer reviewed paper and presentation abstract submission deadline (submit to: ischp2011.noreview@gmail.com)
• Aug. 16: Presentation (without a paper) abstract submission deadline (submit to: ischp2011.nopaper@gmail.com)
• Aug. 16: Poster abstract submission deadline (submit to ischp2011.poster@gmail.com)
• Sep. 16: Registration deadline for at least one author per contribution to have paper included in proceedings or presentation and poster accepted
• Oct. 14: Final presentation (.ppt or .pptx) uploaded to web

For all abstract submissions, the group recommends that "ISCHP2011-author's last name" be put in the subject of the email, with the following required information in the body of the email (no attachments accepted):
1) Type of submission (peer-reviewed paper and presentation, non-peer reviewed paper and presentation, presentation, or poster)
2) Title of submission
3) Author(s) and their affiliation(s)
4) Corresponding author's mailing address, telephone number, and email address, and
5) Abstract (250 words or less).

Posted by Karen Koenig

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