BALI September 26-28, 2017
Sunset Garden Convention Centre HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road - Bali Venue

Sustainable development has been critical issue for global commitment. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. One of the goal is to preserve, restore and promote sustainablefunction of terrestrial ecosystems including forest.The worldwide demand for forests services such as environmental, economic, social, and cultural advantages has been increasing with a growing of world population. Living in limited environments request strength effort and technology of renewable and sustainable resource.

Sustainable forest and forest product is one of the many ways to support sustainable development. Exploring the challenge on sustainable forest and forest products request significant work and research. As the lowest energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions compare to other resources, wood, as one of the main forest products, is remain considered materials for construction or other products. In addition, non-wood forest product has been increasing to be recognized to contribute to national economic with environmental friendly. Research on exploring technology to utilize forest and forest products will contribute to sustainable development. 

The Aims of The Symposium 

  1. Address research needs and priorities related to innovative science of forests and forest products technology;
  2. Promote recent and interdisciplinary research;
  3. Develop and strengthen the links between the scientific community, industrial engineer, policy makers and stakeholders in different geographical locations to stimulate collaboration on research in the area of forest and forest product technology. 

Parallel Session
  • Biomaterial engineering (wood primary processing, adhesion, finishing, modification, wood panel and composites)
  • Biomaterial conversion (pulp, energy, non timber forest products, chemistry)
  • Wood properties (wood anatomy, wood formation, wood physics and mechanics)
  • General Forestry 


Steering Committee
Dr. Joko Sulistyo
Prof. Dr. Sri Nugroho Marsoem
Prof. Dr. T.A Prayitno.
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Sudohadi
Prof. Dr. Yusram Massijaya
Prof. Dr. Anita Firmanti
Dr. Wahyu Dwianto
Dr. Budiadi
Dr. Ganis Lukmandaru

Organizing Committee
Chair : Dr. Tomy Listyanto
Secretary : Dr. Denny Irawati
Treasure : Dr. Rini Pujiarti
Program : Dr. Muhammad Navis Rofii
Dr. Ragil Widyorini
De. Oka Karyanto

Submission and Guidlines
Abstract submission for full paper (oral) and poster presentation. Abstract should be submitted by July 15,  2017 (Extend to 28 July 2017). Title, authors, affiliation, abstract (not exceeding 300 words), keywords, and presentation type (oral or poster) should be sent electronically to Http:// Abstract will be peer reviewed and the notification of abstract acceptance will be around July, 30 2017.

Authors, whose abstracts are accepted, are invited to submit full papers. The papers will be accepted by electronic submission through the symposium’s web site. Full paper submission will start at July 15, 2017, and its deadline is August 21 (extended to 6 November), 2017. Paper is written in English with limited to the maximum of  fifteen(15) pages using A4 size. Figure and Table should be distinct and clear.The template of IWORS 2017 full paper  willbe announced later. Full paper will be reviewed by the committee and will be sent back if necessary. Revised full paper should be submitted by September, 10 2017.


On behalf of the Pacific Regional Group of International Association of Wood Anatomist (IAWA),  International Academy of Wood Science(IAWS), and the Indonesian Wood Research Society (IWoRS), we cordially invite researchers from all over the world to join us in theJoint Meetings for PRWAC 2017 (The 9th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Conference) and IAWS Meeting 2017 which are being organized at the same time with The 9th International Symposium of Indonesian Wood Research Society to be held at Harris Hotel and Residences, Kuta, Denpasar – Bali, INDONESIA, September 26 – 28, 2017.

These important joint meetings will be hosted by UniversitasGadjahMada in the famous island of Bali – Indonesia. The venue of the conference will be at Kuta beach and also close to many other places of interest in Bali.

The conference is going to provide platform for researchers to present recent results, for discussions and the exchange of information in wide scopes of wood science and technology including 

  • PRWAC: tree physiology and pathology, wood formation and cambial activity, dendrochronology (Tree ring analysis) & dendroclimatology, wood identification, wood quality, tropical hardwood and NWFP, paleobotany and archaeology, protection of endangered wood, wood utilization and environment, wood culture, general wood anatomy, cytochemistry: cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, tree ring analysis, wood anatomy and processing, and technique and technologies.
  • IAWS Meeting: wood properties, wood processing technology, biomassenergy, ….
  • Symposium of IWoRS: wood basic properties, wood quality improvement,biocomposite, wood chemistry, pulp and papers, biomass conversion, renewable energy,non wood forest products, forest product processing, wood construction, and forest science.  
Tree and forest provides renewable and environmental friendly of wood material and forest products which are useful and important for life, culture and civilization of people.The advantages properties and characteristics of wood bring it becomes a potential material for construction, engineering applications, renewable energy, and varieties high value added products. Recently, forest is dominated by less commercial species, small diameter trees, and inferior characteristics. Furthermore, wood materials are competing against non-wood materials which are less environmental friendly.

The increasing awareness of the people toward the important role of tree and forest for environment and climate changehave made the utilization of forest products become more and more critical. This situation led the people who work in the environmental related subject such as forestryand forest-industries, wood and forest researches shouldwork and think much harder and wisely.Therefore, studies in wood science and technology concerning to the sustainability of the environment and human life become more important. The results of these joint meetings will become the foundation of betterwood utilization and processing in the coming decades. 

 Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission deadline: July 15, 2017 ( Extend to 28 July 2017)
  • Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2017
  • Online registration open: March 1, 2017
  • Full paper submission deadline: August 21, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline: August 15, 2017 


Registration Fee
  • Early bird : US$ 400 (Student US$ 200) 
  • Regular : US$ 500 (Student US$ 250)
  • On site : US$ 530 (Student US$ 280)
  • Excurtion/ Post-Seminar Tour (US$ 50) 

Organized by

The International Association of Wood Anatomist

Indonesian Wood Research Society


Prof.Dr. Pieter Baas
Leiden University

Prof.Dr. Arno Fruehwald
Hamburg University

Prof.Dr. Sri Nugroho Marsoem
Gadjah Mada University

Dr. Lloyd Donaldson
Scion Research
New Zealand

Prof. Yamamoto H
Nagoya University

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