International Convention

Forest Products Society

Call for Papers

The Forest Products Society’s 71st International Convention will be held on June 26-28, 2017 and hosted by the Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources.  The annual International Convention is a wonderful venue to enhance professional connections and bridge the gap between the world’s top researchers and industry leaders and students. Reconnect with colleagues and friends and speak in front of the most qualified forest products experts in the world. 

Abstracts are now being accepted for papers and posters. 

Submit an Abstract

Abstracts should be 250 words or less.

Key Deadlines:
Abstract Submission: January 16, 2017
Author Notification: February 14, 2017
Paper or Poster Submittal (for proceedings): May 15, 2017

Suggested topics are:

Advances in Material Technology

  • Nanomaterial development, application, and test Adhesive research 
  • Adhesion
  • Processing and sustainable manufacturing
  • Structural panel research
  • MDF and PB research
  • Wood  Chemistry
  • Bioenergy and bio-refining
  • Bio-technology and genetic research
  • Pulp, Paper and Package
  • Non-wood composite and new Products/Innovations
  • Paint coatings and finishing
  • Solid wood and panel product development
  • Wood plastic composite
  • Inorganic wood composite
  • Wood Drying and storage
  • Non destructrve tests

Marketing and Education

  • Forest products education and strategical development
  • Forest products Marketing
  • Furniture Research or related
  • Green building movement/markets
  • Environmental product declarations
  • Timber supply issues
  • Export/import product and policy
  • Workforce development
  • Life cycle analysis

Wood and the Environment

  • Wood quality and management
  • Lumber/timber research
  • Recycling and reuse
  • Treated wood/preservatives
  • Designing for the environment

Wood in Construction

  • Wood tall building design
  • Mass timber and cross laminated lumber
  • Wood floor vibration and acoustic performance
  • Green building
  • Wood moisture relations
  • Wood quality and strength properties

Topics that are relevant to Forest Products industry and education will also be considered and the abstracts can be used for oral presentations and posters .

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.  Please include up to five key words with your submission. 

Submit an Abstract

If you have any questions please contact JReaves@tappi.org.