Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium




Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg


September 24 – 27, 2019

Hosted by the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA).

Co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), 

the Forest Products Society (FPS) and 

the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 

Working Party 5.01.09 “Non-Destructive Evaluation of Wood and Wood-Based Materials”

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Important Dates

Call for Papers: Closed

Registration Begins: April 15, 2019

Symposium Dates: September 24-27, 2019




TUESDAY, September 24, 2019 

Optional Technical Workshop. 

“Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Opportunities

in a Historic European City”; additional registration is obligatory.

Welcome Reception. 

Come and relax, and reacquaint with friends and colleagues at a welcome reception at the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA).


 WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019 

Opening of the Symposium

Official Welcome to Participants.   

The opening of the symposium will be held at Katholische Akademie Freiburg. Following introductory comments from members of the International Organizing Committee, a Plenary Session will feature presentations on the understanding of current, regional nondestructive testing and evaluation research needs.



A catered lunch will be provided. 


Technical Sessions.

Technical sessions and poster session will be held during the afternoon. 

THURSDAY, September 26, 2019 

Technical Sessions.

Technical sessions will be held in the morning until lunch. 



A catered lunch will be provided. 


Tour and Banquet.

The afternoon will start with a visiting tour to the Black Forest by bus, stopping at St. Peter. The tour terminates at the Lilienhof, Ihringen, where the banquet will be held in the evening. 


FRIDAY, September 27, 2019 

Technical Sessions.

The morning will be devoted to technical sessions and an exhibitor session during coffee break.



A catered lunch will be provided.  


Technical Sessions.

Technical sessions will be held after lunch.  



Closeout will follow in the early afternoon.  


SATURDAY, September 28, 2019 

Post-Symposium tour

An optional full-day Black Forest Tour departing from Freiburg will be available. Lunch will be included; additional registration is obligatory.

Returning to Freiburg approx. 6pm.


21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium (NDTE)

September 24-27, 2019 | Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany