6th Annual International Scientific Conference of Hardwood Processing


You are kindly invited to attend and submit an abstract to 6th edition of ISCHP – International Scientific Conference of 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.


Call for abstracts

The abstract should fit on one page and should not exceed 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to info@ischp2017.org 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 programme

The conference will start on Monday 25th with a welcome reception. Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th will be dedicated to conference seminars. Technical tour in the region of Lahti will be organized during 28th of September.

The seminar sessions will be defined later in light of the abstracts received by the Organizing Committee and accepted by the Scientific Committee.


Important deadlines:

Friday, January 20th 2017         Paper abstract submission

Friday, February 21st 2017       Notification of abstract acceptance

Friday April 21st 2017                Full paper submission

Tuesday, June 6th 2017             Notification of paper acceptance and necessary revisions

Thursday, July 6th 2017             Revised paper submission and registration of at least one author



Sponsors interested in the conference should contact the ISCHP 2017 Organization for information by email at info@ischp2017.org.


Conference Language and Proceedings

The official language of the conference is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided. The proceedings with peer-reviewed papers from all oral and poster presentations will be published by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).


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