Submission of Papers

Abstracts should be prepared using this template.

Abstracts can be send via email to, Abstract submission deadline is 30 July, 2017.

Papers should be submitted by email to the Organising Committee until July 28, 2017.

Papers must be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx ONLY).

Templates are available here.

Oral/poster instructions

Oral presentations

Oral presentations will be held according to the detailed final program of the conference, which will be available at in the first week of July and handed out in printed form on-site.

For each oral presentation a time slot of 20 min. is scheduled, i.e. 15 min. lecture plus 5 min. discussion. Speakers are requested to keep these times in order to enable participants to change from one oral session to another and to enable discussion. The chairpersons will observe keeping time conditions, stringently. Please note that 15 min. correspond to a maximum of 15 slides, which should not be overloaded. Speakers are kindly requested to define and present the problems, methods, results and conclusions in a precise manner.

A computer (with MS Office version 2010) will be available in every conference room. Speakers are strongly encouraged to use these facilities and up-load the files from a USB key. Exceptionally they may also use their own laptop. In such a case, the organizers must be informed with anticipation.

Oral presentations files are to be uploaded and checked not later than during the coffee break or lunch break prior to the respective session. For this purpose technical staff will be present in the rooms, which will assist if necessary. Presentations, which are not uploaded prior to the session, will not be included in the session. Room specifications for the sessions will be given in the detailed conference program. Speakers are requested to contact the chairpersons of their session during the breaks. The chairpersons will be present in the rooms during the break prior to the relevant session.

Keynote lectures are scheduled to a total of 60 min. each, i.e. 45 min. lecture plus 15 min. discussion. These presentations are to be uploaded in the morning prior to the respective session.

Poster Presentations

The authors are invited to exhibit their posters during the five days of the symposium: September 13-16. There will be 2 poster sessions:

– Session 1, Thursday, September 14, 13.00-13.30 pm, when the authors of posters with odd numbers are asked to stand by their posters,

– Session 2, Friday, September 15, 13-13.30 pm, when the authors of posters with even numbers are asked to stand by their posters.

The posters will be presented and numbered according to the numbers in the program of the conference.

The program will be put online in the first week of July and handed out in printed form on-site.

The posters should preferably be installed before Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. and not be removed before Friday, September 16, 2017 13.30 p.m. The poster installation will be possible Wednesday, September 13, 11.00 a.m., during the desk registration and welcome gathering time.

Material for attaching the posters will be supplied by the organizers. Writing or painting on the poster board is not allowed. The poster number is mounted by the organizers on top of the board.

Maximum size for posters is approximately 120 cm high by 90 cm wide (vertical orientation ONLY). Text and figures should be visible and readable from a distance of about 2 meters (which corresponds to a font of about 20 pt minimum for text).


The poster should exhibit a clear-cut section with main objectives and a clear-cut section with major conclusions.

Please use colors, graphical forms, figures, schemes for improved clarity.


Choice 1Accepted papers of wdc2017 will be published in Maderas. Ciencia y tecnología

Choice 2Accepted papers of wdc2017 will be published in Drying Technology: An International Journal

Choice 3Accepted Turkish  papers of wdc2017 will be published in Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University – (JFFIU)

Choice 4Some excellent papers will be selected and recommended to International Wood Products Journal (ISSN 2042-6445).

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