FORMEC 2015 - First announcement

Written by Martin Kühmaier

BOKU will host the 48th International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization from October 4 - 8, 2015 in Linz (Austria).

FORMEC will bring together researchers, practitioners and government officials from different countries to share state-of-the-art knowledge of harvesting operations, with a focus on steep terrain. The meeting consists of a two day technical conference on new developments in forest engineering, followed by an optional one or two-day visit to AUSTROFOMA machine exhibition to watch innovative harvesting technology.

Important dates

01 Dec 2014: Abstract Submission Start

31 Jan 2015: Abstract Deadline

15 Feb 2015: Abstract Author Notifications

01 Mar 2015: Registration opens

31 Aug 2015: Paper Submission Deadline



University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Institute of Forest Engineering
Peter Jordan Strasse 82, A-1190 Vienna
Phone: +43147654-4300
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Thank you for your participation in the 2014 edition

Written by FCBA

The conference organizers together with the technical committee were happy to host the 47th edition of FORMEC together with the 5th edition of FEC in Gerardmer (France).

260 researchers from 32 countries were attending at the conference, presenting the latest results in the topic of forest engineering. Two days of in-doors technical sessions with 96 oral and 66 poster presentations was completed with a full day of field demonstrations in the local mixed sub-mountainous forests.


Proceedings are accessible through the Final version of the conference program or using the Index of proceedings.