ISCHP311 will bring industry professionals, scientists, association representatives, government employees, suppliers, and customers together 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. ISCHP311 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.

We are inviting presentations, papers (peer and non-peer reviewed), posters, and commercial exhibits for this International Hardwood Conference in the following areas:
? 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

Submission of Abstracts and Important Dates
There is a 250-word limit for abstracts. Deadlines are:
Mar. 31, 2011 Peer-reviewed paper and presentation abstracts submission deadline (submit to:
June 30, 2011 Non-peer reviewed paper and presentation abstract submission deadline (submit to:
Aug. 16, 2011 Presentation (without a paper) abstract submission deadline (submit to:
Aug. 16, 2011 Poster abstract submission deadline (submit to
Sep. 16, 2011 Registration deadline for at least one author per contribution to have paper included in proceedings or presentation and poster accepted
Oct. 14, 2011 Final presentation (.ppt or .pptx) uploaded to web (See website for updates)
For all abstract submissions, please put "ISCHP2011-author's last name" in the subject of your email, and include 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).


The proceedings will be published as an electronic file (pdf) and handed out at the conference. Upon special request and for an additional fee ($75), printed copies of the proceedings will be made available. The proceedings will contain refereed and non-refereed papers from all authors and abstracts from author(s) presenting posters.

Urs Buehlmann
Virginia Tech
Department of Wood Science and Forest Products

SOURCE: International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing

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