We are proud to announce the 17th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, to be held in Sopron, Hungary, September 14th-16th, 2011. The conference will be held at the Best Western Pannonia Hotel, in the historic center of Sopron.


Sopron is one of the most beautiful historic towns in Hungary. It is a meeting point for past and present, a gateway between Hungary and its western neighbors, a real gem of the region. The main campus of the University of West Hungary, the bastion of forestry and wood-related higher education in Hungary, is located southwest from the historic downtown area, within the peaceful botanic gardens (visit www.uniwest.hu for further details).


This Symposium is a forum for those involved in nondestructive testing (NDT) of wood and will bring together NDT users, suppliers, international researchers, government agencies and other groups to share new research, products and technology for using NDT to evaluate standing trees, logs, lumber and wood structures. Networking among participants will enable new collaboration and implementation of NDT technologies around the world, while generating new research ideas. We are also planning a hands-on inspection of trees in Sopron at the completion of the Symposium where participants will have an opportunity to use a wide array of inspection equipment that utilize several techniques, including stress wave and ultrasound based technologies, acoustic tomography, resistance drilling methods and mechanical testing systems.


At the conclusion of the Symposium, you are invited to take time to explore Hungary, visit historical places including Budapest, Lake Ferto and Balaton.



Important Dates to Remember:

Call for Papers (abstract due): January 31, 2011

Registration Begins: December 1, 2010

Symposium Dates: September 14-16, 2011


We look forward to seeing you in September 2011!