The Symposium


We are proud to announce the 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation (NDTE) of Wood Symposium, which will be held in Freiburg, Germany, September 24-27, 2019. This symposium will be hosted by the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA) and is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service Products Laboratory (FPL), the Forest Products Society (FPS) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The conference will be held at Katholische Akademie Freiburg, which is situated close to the city center of Freiburg. 


Washington State University and the Forest Products Laboratory initiated the International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series over 50 years ago. The first symposium was held at FPL in the fall of 1963. At that meeting, nearly 100 scientists, engineers, and industry leaders discussed the possibilities of a wide range of scientific means for testing wood nondestructively. Nineteen symposia have been held to date at sites in Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, and the United States.  


This Symposium is a forum for those involved in nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood, wood-based products, and structures. It will bring together the international nondestructive testing and evaluation research community, users of various nondestructive testing technologies, equipment development and manufacturing professionals, representatives from various government agencies, and other groups to share research findings and new nondestructive testing products and technologies. Networking among participants will foster new collaborative efforts, with an emphasis on implementation of nondestructive testing technologies around the globe. 




The Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg in Freiburg

Important Dates

Call for Papers: 



Registration Begins: 

April 15, 2019

Registration Ends: 

July 31, 2019

Revised Abstract

Submission Deadline:

April 15, 2019

Full-Length Paper

Submission Deadline:

July 8, 2019


Symposium Dates: 

September 24-27, 2019



Dr. Robert J. Ross

FPL and Michigan Tech, USA


Dr. Udo H. Sauter, FVA, Germany



Organizing Committee

Dr. Francisco Arriaga Martitegui, Technical University of Madrid, Spain


Dr. Laszlo Bejo, 

University of West Hungary, Hungary


Dr. Ferenc Divos

University of West Hungary, Hungary


Dr. Raquel Gonçalves

University of Campinas, Brazil


Prof. Roy F. Pellerin

Washington State University, USA


Dr. Robert J. Ross

FPL and Michigan Tech, USA


Dr. Udo H. Sauter

FVA, Germany


Dr. C. Adam Senalik



Dr. Houjiang Zhang


Forestry University, China 


Dr. Xiping Wang


Organizing Committee

Dr. Udo H. Sauter

phone: +49 761 – 4018 – 237


Dr. Franka Brüchert    

phone: + 49 761 – 4018 – 239 


Silvia Pontuali 

(conference office)

Phone: + 49 761 – 4018 – 190