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The Council on Forest Engineering (COFE) and the International Symposium on Forest Mechanization (FORMEC) invite researchers, students and professionals to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting in Corvallis, OR, USA. The meeting will feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions and networking opportunities with researchers, industry experts, government and academics in the field of Forest Engineering.

Presentation abstracts on forest operations and engineering from any disciplinary background are welcome.  Students, investigators and professionals from around the world are encouraged to submit abstracts.  Abstracts will be peer reviewed and accepted based on content, quality, and available space for oral and poster presentations.



Instructions for Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts will collected through the conference website https://cofe-formec2020.org
  • Enter your presentation title, authors, author affiliations and abstract in the online form.
  • Limit your abstract to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Submit the completed abstract form electronically by the deadline, April 15, 2020.
  • Acceptance of individual abstracts will be emailed to you no later than May 15, 2020.



Oral vs. Poster Presentations

You will be given the opportunity to select your preferred presentation format; oral or poster.  The Conference Scientific Committee will do our best to accommodate your preference.



Publication of Abstracts and Full Papers


All accepted abstracts will be published online in the Conference Proceedings.  

  1. Two publication options will be available for full manuscripts:
  2. Published in the Conference Proceedings (non-peer reviewed);

Published in a special issue of the International Journal of Forest Engineering (accepted peer-reviewed). Additional information and guidelines for full manuscripts will be provided.

For more details please have a look at the dedicade website for 2020:

https://cofe-formec2020.org