wcte2018

AGAIN, GOLDEN ERA OF TIMBER

2018 World Conference
on Timber Engineering

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

WCTE is the world's premier forum for presenting and discussing the latest technical and architectural developments and innovations in wood or timber construction. WCTE is the most prestigious international event in timber engineering, engineered wood products and design of timber structures, which is held biennially in different parts of the world and attracts researchers, engineers and architects, code consultants and building officials, contractors and project managers, fabricators and suppliers from all continents. During WCTE 2018 the traditional focus on timber engineering and material science will be complemented by architecture related topics such as evaluation methods for green buildings and by an own platform for computer-based methods for modelling, parametric design, production, etc.

Introductory Remarks

The conference steering committee welcomes you to the 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2018) to be held on August 20-23 in Seoul, Korea.

Korea, also known as 'the Land of Morning Calm', has enjoyed splendid wooden culture based on rich forest land in its 5,000 year old history. The traditional timber utilization culture and timber structures have been well preserved and practiced until this day. But, the rapid economic growth in Korea brought about the demand in large number of houses and apartments to accommodate concentrated population in a metropolitan city, like Seoul. Therefore, timber construction rarely have been used in Korean cities during the past decades with rapid change. But, recently, the more interest of timber/wood construction has raised because of eco-friendly living conditions and the advantage of green house gas reduction from wood utilization. In this regard, Korean timber engineering industry needs to focus on sustainable utilization of timber as long term use, such as construction for school buildings, public construction, non-residental facilities, and high rise timber construction.

Background

The city of Seoul, Republic of Korea will host the 15th World Conference on Timber Engineering. The conference is a part of the continuing series of conferences previously held in Seattle(1988), Tokyo(1990), London(1991), New Orleans(1996), Montreux(1998), Whistler(2000), Shah Alam(2002), Lahti(2004), Portland(2006), Miyazaki(2008), Riva del Garda(2010), Auckland(2012), Quebec(2014) and Vienna(2016).

The objective of the WCTE 2018 is to provide a forum for the exchange of the latest technological advances, research results and design innovations. As such, this conference should be of interest to practicing engineers, architects, researchers, educators and manufactures in the field of timber engineering.

Emblem

Combination of the colors of Taegeuk and traditional roofs from such Korean wooden architecture as Sungnyemun and Hanok (Korean-style house)

Represent the Republic of Korea by turning the number "0" into the shape of Taegeuk and symbolize wooden architecture with traditional roofs

emblem

Notice

[2017-12-01]

Acceptance is supposed to be on Dec 31, 2017

WCTE 2018 Secretariat informs that the notice for acceptance is supposed to be on Dec 31, 2017 because the date for abstract submission was changed two times causing delay on the abstract review. 

[2017-09-28]

Electronic submission of abstract - extended deadline : Oct. 31, 2017

WCTE 2018 Secretariat will inform you of acceptance, allocated session, and oral or poster presentation after the review of submitted extended abstract by International Scientific Committee based on your preference.

WCTE_2018_PaperTemplate.doc

[2017-07-19]

The Extension of Application for Exhibition Sponsorship Program - Deadline : Aug. 31, 2017

The Extension of Application for Exhibition Sponsorship Program
Deadline : Aug. 31, 2017

The application of partners and exhibitors in Exhibition   Sponsorship Program extends to Aug. 31, 2017.
Applicant can apply for Exhibition Sponsorship Program after  downloading, filling in, signing and submitting an application form by e-mail to the secretariat.  
When the applicant for partner pays the deposit(10% of the  total charge), we accept your application by Aug. 31, 2017.
Please find some information related to the Partner Exhibitor  Application at the WCTE 2018 website.

[WCTE2018] Exhibition_Sponsoring for WCTE 2018_Application Form.pdf

[2017-07-13]

Application of WCTE 2018 Young Scientist Award-an abstract and a full papaer deadline : Oct. 31, 2017

WCTE 2018 Young Scientist Award

Purpose

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.

Eligibility

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

 

[2017-02-14]

Notification of acceptance - November 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance - November 30, 2017

[2017-02-14]

Submission of full paper / Early registration - deadline : March 31, 2018

Submission of full paper / Early registration - deadline : March 31, 2018

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