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.


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.


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




°§ Scopus indexing has been completed

Please go to https://www.scopus.com 
You can verify your abstract based on the titles, authors and etc. If you want to browse every abstract in the proceedings, please search 'WCTE 2018' on the website.If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at 


°§ Extended deadline for full paper submission and Early Bird

Please note that there will be no more extension and make sure to upload the final version of your extended abstract and full paper by 11:59 PM (KST) on May 13.

Your contribution will be published in the conference proceedings only if the extended abstract and full paper are submitted by the deadline and the presenting author is registered for the conference during the Early Bird registration period. 

* Poster presenters can see the guidelines for poster presentation here.


°§ The acceptance for the papers has been announced.

For those who have not received the acceptance email, you may check My Page to view the result.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at wcte2018@wcte2018.kr.


°§ Great thanks to all the contributors for WCTE 2018 as well as Scientific Committee members who reviewed all submitted papers.

All accepted presenters are requested to complete submission of papers and pre-registration by April 30, 2018, following requirements below.

1. Submit final papers to be published and presented.
    - Full paper : 6~10 pages by even number of pages  
    - Extended Abstract : 2 pages (no more, no less)  Download WCTE 2018 Template
2. Complete pre-registration process to the conference, including payment.

- Please submit revised papers for publication according to the reviewer°Įs comments.
- Please upload four files in total according to WCTE 2018 template in your page, which will be open from Februry  20, 2018.
  (PDF format and MS word format).


°§ The last Extension of Application for Exhibitors - Deadline : May. 31, 2018

The last Extension of Application for Exhibitors
Deadline : May. 31, 2018

°‹ The application of exhibitors in Exhibition £¶  Sponsorship Program extends to May. 31, 2018
°‹ 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 Exhibitors pays the deposit(10% of the  total charge), we accept your application by May. 31, 2018
°‹ Please find some information related to the Exhibition & sponsorship Programs at the WCTE 2018 website.

[WCTE2018] Exhibition_Sponsoring for WCTE 2018_Application Form.pdf


°§ Request for proposals - Deadline: By June 15th of 2018

WCTE Secretariat requests proposals to hold WCTE 2022.
The highest priority is given to Europe.
Please submit a proposal by June 15th of 2018 to tomi.toratti@woodworkingindustries.fi.

Proposals for WCTE 2022.pdf


°§ The date for notice of acceptance has been postponed until January.

The date for notice of acceptance has been postponed until January.


°§ 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.


°§ 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.



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

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



°§ Notification of acceptance - November 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance - November 30, 2017


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

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