Call for Papers 

Posters & Exhibits

Abstract Submissions

are now CLOSED

The Symposium will include oral and poster presentations from scientists and engineers, and exhibits from equipment development and manufacturing firms. 

The Symposium organizing committee invites papers, posters, and equipment demonstrations (exhibits) from interested individuals and organizations.


Subject Areas  

  • Nondestructive characterization of wood and wood-based materials
  • Evaluation of forest materials for optimal utilization
  • Advanced grading technologies for solid wood and engineered wood products
  • Condition assessment, evaluation, and repair of existing wood structures
  • Condition assessment of historic wood artifacts and structures
  • Evaluation and assessment of urban trees
  • Industrial application of emerging nondestructive testing technologies
  • Other nondestructive evaluation related research and development activities 



Abstract Submission: February 15, 2019

Notification of Acceptance:  March 15, 2019

Revised Abstract Submission: April 15, 2019

Full-Length Paper Submission:  July 8, 2019

Registration:  July 31, 2019



Paper and Poster Guidelines 

Download this template for preparation of the revised final abstract: Download Now

Download this template for preparation of the full length paper: Download Now


Oral Presentations

A full-length paper is required for each oral presentation, to be published in the Proceedings. For adequate preparation, please refer to the Paper Preparation Guidelines. 

Poster Presentation 

Each poster presenter will have poster board space in a large display room. A poster presentation should include a title, presenter’s name and address, an abstract, key points, conclusions, charts, and tables or diagrams. For adequate preparation, please refer to the Poster Preparation Guidelines.  


The proceedings will be published in an electronic format by the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL). It will contain papers from authors giving oral presentations and abstracts from authors presenting technical posters. 



Display tables will be available for equipment developers, manufacturers, consultants, and others who would like to demonstrate their technologies and equipment. A nominal fee for display space is required. Proceeds will be used for the welcome reception. For more information on display space, please contact the conference office (