Call for Papers
Participants wishing to present a contribution (oral or poster presentation) are invited to submit abstracts to the Conference Secretariat.
August 31, 2017
- Electronic submission of abstract
November 30, 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
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.
Applicants should submit a full paper and a copy of student ID card to the WCTE 2018 abstract submission by Aug. 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