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We are proud to announce the 18th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, which will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, September 24-27, 2013. This symposium will be hosted by the USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and is co-sponsored by the Forest Products Society (FPS) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO-D5.02). The conference will be held at the Forest Products Laboratory, which is situated on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Washington State University and the Forest Products Laboratory initiated the International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium Series nearly fifty years ago. The first symposium was held at FPL in the fall of 1963, with proceedings produced and distributed in 1964. At that meeting, nearly 100 scientists, engineers, and industry leaders discussed the possibilities of a wide range of scientific means for testing wood nondestructively. Seventeen symposia have been held to-date at sites in China, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and the United States.

This Symposium is a forum for those involved in nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood, wood-based materials and products. It will bring together the international nondestructive testing and evaluation research community, users of various nondestructive testing technologies, equipment development and manufacturing professionals, representatives from various government agencies and other groups to share research findings and new nondestructive testing products and technologies. Networking among participants will foster new collaborative efforts, with an emphasis on implementation of nondestructive testing technologies around the globe.

Important Dates
Click here for Call for Papers
Registration Begins: April 1, 2013
Symposium Dates: September 24-27, 2013

Co-Chairs
Dr. Xiping Wang, USDA Forest Products Laboratory
Dr. Robert J. Ross, USDA Forest Products Laboratory

International Organizing Committee
Brian K. Brashaw, Program Director, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Dr. Ferenc Divos, Professor, University of West Hungary, Hungary
Dr. Robert J. Ross, Project Leader, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, USA
Dr. Xiping Wang, Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, USA
Dr. Francisco Arriaga Martitegui, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Dr. Raquel Goncalves, Associate Professor, University of Campinas, Brazil
Roy F. Pellerin, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University, USA

Future Meeting
19th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, 2015

          Host:
          University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Faculty of Agricultural Engineering (FEAGRI) and Brazilian
          Society of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection (ABENDI).

          Host Country:
          Brazil
          Co-Chairs:
          Dr. Raquel Goncalves, Associate Professor, University of Campinas, Brazil
          Dr. Robert J. Ross, Project Leader, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, USA

Welcome Letters

Michael T. Rains, Acting Director, Forest Products Laboratory and Director, Northern Research Station Read letter

Scott Walker, Governor, State of Wisconsin Read letter

Paul R. Soglin, Mayor, City of Madison Read letter

Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive Read letter

Deb Archer/CMDE, President & CEO, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Read letter