“Welcome to the 23rd International Wood Machining Seminar.  We invite you to attend, to learn about state-of-the-art progress in wood products research and also to contribute your own research results.  Early-bird registration is available until 31 January 2017.  All presentations, both oral and poster, are accompanied by papers published in the formal conference proceedings.
Abstracts for presentations must be submitted before the deadline 15 December 2016.


Post seminar tour detailed programme  pdf-icon
Seminar detailed programmepdf-icon

Honorary Patronage of both Rectors of the WULS-SGGW and the GUT
and Patronage of both Deans of the FWT and the FME




About the Seminar

The Organizers are proud to host the 23rd International Wood Machining Seminar, IWMS-23.  The seminar will be held in Ozarow Mazowiecki, close to Warsaw, Poland 28 May – 31 May, 2017.  You are warmly invited to attend and contribute to IWMS-23, and to join the post-seminar industrial tour. IWMS-23 is the 23rd in a series of world-class seminars started in 1963.  IWMS-23 provides a forum for leading international researchers and practicing engineers to present and discuss recent advances in wood cutting tools, processes and machinery.  Practical information exchange and technical interaction among wood machining professionals are primary objectives.

The topics of interest will include: primary and secondary machining processes, cutting process, tool materials and tool wear, advances in sawing technology, planing, molding, routing, sanding, novel wood products processing, etc. The official conference language is English. IWMS-23 is being held at the Mazurkas Conference Centre in Ozarow Mazowiecki, close to Warsaw, Poland has an extensive of the wood industry, with major production and research facilities.  An optional post-seminar tour will enable participants to visit nearby wood processing plants and other places of interest.  Warsaw is also a very interesting city for visitors, and the surrounding areas provide many attractions. For the convenience of participants, IWMS-23 is being held immediately following the nearby 2017 Ligna Hannover fair.

About the Organizers:

Among the hosts are:
1) The Faculty of Wood Technology of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW). The university dates from the 1816 creation of the Institute of Agronomy in Marymount. This was the first agricultural institution of higher education in Poland and only the fourth in Europe. Today, the university is a modern international-standard university with 27 000 students and 13 faculties. (www.sggw.pl/en/);
2) The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Gdansk University of Technology. The University was founded in 1904 as Königliche Technische Hochschule zu Danzig. The names of the city’s educational institutions were affected by the changes in the city status. Thus the university was known by different names, currently the Gdansk University of Technology, of which vision 2020 is a SMART University. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has lasting traditions in the field of woodworking since 1946. Today, the university consists of 9 faculties with 25 000 students. (www.pg.edu.pl);
3) The Polish Chamber of Commerce of Furniture Manufacturers (OIGPM) which was established in 1996 in Poznań. The mission of the OIGPM is the integration of the Polish furniture sector in order to have an effective participation in the formation of the development of the Polish furniture sector, active promotion of the Polish furniture in the country and abroad, and supporting of endeavors to warrant consumers full satisfaction of the buying and using of the Polish furniture goods. (www.oigpm.org.pl/en).

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