BALI 26-29 September, 2017
Sunset Garden Convention Centre HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road - Bali Venue

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 – 29, 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, technique and technologies, and plant biomechanics.
  • 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. 

Steering Committee: Dean of Faculty of Forestry – Universitas Gadjah Mada
Prof. Dr. Sri Nugroho Marsoem
Prof. Dr. T.A. Prayitno
Dr. Joko Sulistyo 

Honorary Committee:
Prof. Pieter Baas
Prof. Hisashi Abe
Prof. Uwe Schmidt
Prof. Junji Sugiyama
Prof. Hiroyuki Yamamoto
Prof. Nam-Hun Kim
Prof. Joseph Gril
Prof. Ya Fang 

Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Sri Nugroho Marsoem
Dr. Widyanto D. Nugroho
Dr. Joko Sulistyo
Dr. Fanny Hidayati

Conference Committee
Dr. Ganis Lukmandaru
Dr. Ragil Widyorini
Dr. Y. Suranto
Dr. J.P. Gentur Sutapa
Oka Karyanto, M.Sc.
Dr. Sigit Sunarta
Harry Praptoyo, M.P.

Both oral and poster for the speakers will be accepted for the speakers.

Paper or abstract will be accepted from December 2016
The deadline paper or abstract submission is April 30, 2017 (Extend to June 30, 2017)
Notification of acceptance for oral or poster will on July 7, 2017 (Abstract Submission is CLOSED)

Please prepare the paper or abstract in MS Word document using the template available in this website. Submit your paper or abstract attachment to the registration form.


Scopes Of Presentation
PRWAC 2017
    • 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,
    • Plant Biomechanics,
    • Wood utilization and environment,
    • Wood culture,
    • General wood anatomy,
    • Cytochemistry: cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, 
    • Tree ring analysis, 
    • Wood anatomy and processing,
    • Technique and technologies.

Tuesday, Sept.26, 2017
Morning Registration
Afternoon Opening Ceremony (group photo included) & Keynote Lectures; Poster session
Evening Welcome party (Banquet)

Wednesday, Sept.27, 2017
Full day     Presentation

Thursday, Sept.28, 2017
Full day Conference tour

Friday, Sept.29, 2017
Morning Presentation
Afternoon Presentation & Closing Ceremony

More details of program and keynote lectures will be announced soon

March: Early bird registration will be available in March 2017
The registration fee for regular $ 400 and student $ 200.
Paper or abstractwill be accepted from Des 2016

June 30: Early bird registration ends.
The deadlinepaper or abstract submission is April 30, 2017 (Extend to June 30, 2017)

July:  Registration will be available from July 1, 2017
The registration fee for regular $ 500 and student $ 250. 
Notification of acceptance for oral or poster will around July 7, 2017.

September: On-site registration will be accepted at an additional $ 30 fee.

Registration Fee
Payment method is through bank transfer. Please attached the information of the bank transfer during the submission of Conference Registration Form. The early bird registration will be available in March 2017. The deadline of early bird registration is on June 30, 2017.

Please send the form for registration on the following email or fax:
Fax: +62-274-550541

Registration Fee 
       - By June 30, 2017 (Early bird registration)
            Regular $ 400; Student $ 200; accompanying person $ 200

       - From July 1, 2017
            Regular $ 500; Student $ 250; accompanying person $ 250 

       - On-site registration will be accepted at an additional $ 30 fee.

The registration fee are based on date of payment receipt.


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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