International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing

This is the invitation and general call of abstracts to the 6th edition of ISCHP – International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing. Lahti, Finland will host the ISCHP 2017 conference from September 25th to 28th, 2017. The conference continues the series of ISCHP conferences which were previously held in Canada (2007), France (2009), USA (2011), Italy (2013) and Canada (2015).

The main objective of this conference is to bring together the scientific and research communities working on hardwoods from the source to the customer, to share knowledge, experience and ideas. International experts, scientists, government employees, hardwood industry representatives, suppliers and customers are invited to discuss recent progress and innovative work in this valuable area.

Topics covered by ISCHP 2017

The Organizing Committee of the conference has a pleasure to invite participants to propose contributions and submit abstracts on the following topics that are of most interest for the conference:

  • Hardwood Quality, Forest Management and Wood Procurement
  • Hardwood Properties and Analysis of Raw Materials
  • Hardwood Processing, Optimization and Technology Development for Wood and Composite products
  • Hardwood Biorefining and Value-added Chemical Products
  • Hardwood Product Development and Performance
  • Markets, Sustainability and Value Chains of Hardwood Cluster.

The abstract should fit on one page and should not exceed 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to by January 20th, 2017. Please note that the abstract should not include figures or tables, but it should include the name, title and affiliation, as well as the complete contact information for all authors.

Conference Organization and Website

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Tel : +358 29 532 3020

Head of Organizing and Scientific Committee: Erkki Verkasalo (Luke)

Scientific collaboration bodies: Luke, UEF, Aalto University, Université Laval, FPInnovations, CNR-IVALSA, FCBA, VirginiaTech

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