2018 World Conference
on Timber Engineering

Aug. 20-23, 2018 Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Call for Papers

Participants wishing to present a contribution (oral or poster presentation) are invited to submit abstracts to the Conference Secretariat.

Important Dates

October 31, 2017
- Electronic submission of abstract

December 31, 2017
- Notification of acceptance

March 31, 2018
- Submission of full paper
- Early registration

Conference technical sessions will address the following topics:


structural properties, grading, and quality control of wood-based materials


structural analysis, modeling and design of connections, long-term behavior, fatigue and effects of moisture for connections

Structural Performance

wide range of structural systems, such as heavy timber frame, light-frame, bracing, CLT structures, and various composite systems (timber-concrete, timber-steel, timber-glass, etc), long-term performance, seismic design, and code development for the structural systems

Building Performance and Management

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), acoustics (sound insulation) and fire resistance of building component & system, building`s operation and maintenance technology

Tall Wood Buildings

high-rise wood buildings, structural design, code development, innovative structural systems for multi-story and tall wood building, integrated design and construction for high-rise wood buildings

Environmental Impact and Energy

sustainable and eco-friendly residential environment in wooden buildings, life cycle assessment, energy efficiency, passive and net-zero energy house technologies.

Traditional and Historic Structures

rehabilitation, recycling, and retrofitting of historic buildings and structures, structural behavior monitoring and cultural properties of traditional wood buildings

Educations and Future Trends

teaching and policies for timber engineering, re-emergence of wood as a main building material in contemporary construction, design tools and training, industry strategies to increase and improve wood use in modern constructions

WCTE 2018 Young Scientist Award


WCTE 2018 intends to support the participation of young scientists and engineers in WCTE 2018 who show high quality research in their field of study.

Number of Awards

The Young Scientist Award selection board of WCTE 2018 will review all papers which are submitted to the Young Scientist Award program and select ten academic papers based on their quality and topic. A total of $17,000 will be given to the ten awardees.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a two-page template, a full paper and a copy of student ID card to the WCTE 2018 abstract submission by Oct. 31, 2017.


The award is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who are the original author of the full paper.

Award Selection Criteria

It will be selected based on evidence of excellent research and potential contribution in the field of timber engineering. The followings will be taken into account:

Clarity in stating problems

Identification of important variables and factors

Appropriateness of research approach

Recognition of limitations in the data

Degree to which the data support the conclusion

Research topic originality or uniqueness