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.

Registration and hotel accommodation are available from 1st March 2015.


Abstract submission


Presentations in lecture or poster format are invited that are consistent with the conference theme including forest harvesting systems, wood transportation, forest biomass, forest road network planning and construction, environmental impacts of forest operations, forest work sciences.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31st 2015 and selection will be made within 15 days of the closing date.

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Contact information

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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