The Forest Engineering Network


Abstract Deadline: May 1, 2021

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 2021 Joint Annual Meeting.  The meeting will feature a wide range of exciting talks, discussions and virtual networking opportunities with researchers, industry experts, government agencies 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.  Acceptance of individual abstracts will be emailed to the authors no later than June 1, 2021.

Instructions for Abstract Submission

  • Enter your presentation title, authors, author affiliations and abstract in the online form (
  • Limit your abstract to a maximum of 400 words.
  • Submit the completed abstract form electronically by the deadline, May 1, 2021. 

Oral vs. Poster Presentations

You may select your preferred presentation format, oral or poster.  The Conference Scientific Committee will do our best to accommodate your preference.  Instructions for preparation of pre-recorded oral or e-poster presentations will be sent to individual authors after acceptance of abstracts. 

Publication of Abstracts and Full Papers

All accepted abstracts will be published online in the Conference Proceedings.  
Two publication options will be available for extended abstracts or full manuscripts:

  • Published as an extended abstract or full manuscript in the Conference Proceedings (non-refereed);
  • Published as a full manuscript in a special issue of the International Journal of Forest Engineering (refereed).  Additional information and guidelines for full manuscripts will be provided.