Wood building at campus Vaxjo

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2018 – towards a new renaissance!

Linnaeus University is proud to announce that it will host the seventh Forum Wood Building Nordic on September 27–28, 2018 in Växjö. The conference is a fantastic opportunity for academics and practitioners to meet and exchange experiences and to learn from the best within the field.

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2018 – towards a new renaissance highlights financial and social factors, which contributes to innovative thinking. Industry, production and product are developed as a result of progress within science and practice, as well as through an increased political openness.

Lectures by international speakers and a large exhibition where different organisations present their latest products and services have in the last few years made Forum Wood building Nordic one of the most important conferences within wood building and wood construction in the Nordic countries.

Examples of areas that will receive a lot of attention this time are:
• How can wood contribute to reducing the housing shortage?
• The Paris agreement points out wood building as a prioritised field!
• New actors on the multi-family housing market!
• Product and production platforms for more efficient processes.

Contact persons

Tobias Schauerte
Telephone: +46 (0)72-239 45 73
E-mail: wbn@lnu.se

Jan Novak
Telephone: +46 (0)768-54 52
E-mail: wbn@lnu.se

Forum Wood Building Nordic is a part of the international organization Forum Holzbau

Call for abstracts

The scientific committee for the 7th Forum Wood Building Nordic 2018 invites you to submit an abstract for the special academic sessions. Submitted abstracts should relate to high quality research describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of wood building and timber construction. Authors of accepted abstracts will either be asked to submit a full length technical paper for peer-review and publication in the special conference issue 12 (4) of the journal Wood Material Science & Engineering, Taylor & Francis, or be asked for a contribution for the scientific poster exhibition and publication in the conference proceedings.

The conference

The 7th Forum Wood Building Nordic takes place from the 27th to 28th of September 2018 and is hosted by the Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. It is the main conference for wood building and timber construction in the Nordic countries and part of the international Forum Holzbau organization. The conference brings together academics and practitioners to exchange experiences and learn from the forefront in the field. High-class lectures from international speakers are accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition, where different organizations show their latest products and services. 

Areas of submission

For the academic research sessions of the conference, and in cooperation with the scientific journal of Wood Material Science & Engineering, researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts about their research within any area related to wood building or timber construction.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Abstract submission: Wednesday, December 18th 2017, 24.00 cet
  • Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, January 10th 2018
  • Full paper submission: Wednesday, March 7th 2018, 24.00 cet
  • Final paper and poster submission: Tuesday, May 1st 2018, 24.00 cet

Abstract guidelines

Use a standard industry word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word 2010 - previous versions are accepted) with 2.5 cm margins on all four sides, single-spacing, and Times New Roman typeface with a 12-point pitch. The text should be left-justified only, and has no tabs, tables, figures, pictures or references. Please do not divide words or right-justify the text. Save your document as a *.doc or *.docx file.

Submitted abstracts have to be in English and will include:
- the title (not longer than two lines),
- authors' names (capitalized surname),
- body of text (not longer than 250 words),
- up to 5 key words and
- authors' contact details (if authors are from more than one organization, contact details for these can be included as well). Please make sure that you specify your professional title (e.g. PhD candidate) and year of dissertation!

Abstracts have to be sent to the abstract submittal form for the Forum Wood Building Nordic 2018 before Monday, December 18th 2017, 24.00 cet.

The scientific committee reserves the right to disregard submitted abstracts that do not follow the specified guidelines.

Contact person

Ass. Prof. Tobias Schauerte
Linnaeus University
Faculty of Technology
35 195 Växjö, Sweden

Read more about the journal Wood Material Science & Engineering at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/swoo20/current#.VABx4mOKV40

Address to the conference

Universitetsplatsen 1
SE-35195 VÄXJÖ

About Forum Holzbau

Information will come soon.

For more information, visit the homepage of Forum Holzbau: http://www.forum-holzbau.com/

To reach Växjö

It is expected that for most of the participants outside Scandinavia, the most convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes around two and half hours to go from the airport to Växjö.

In the case you enter Sweden from the east (Finland, Russia, China and Japan) it might also be convenient to take a flight to Stockholm airport (Arlanda), and then continue with a domestic flight to Växjö, or by trains.

To reach campus in Växjö

Bus to campus

The best way to reach campus is to take the bus no. 3 direction "Universitetet". Our recommendation is to buy "Visitors ticket". Then you can travel all over Växjö city and you can choose between a ticket valid during 24 or 72 hours. The ticket can be purchased on board at bus or at Customer center at Växjö railway station. If you want to pay on the bus we suggest you use your credit card. If you pay with cash there is an extra fee. The price varies between 67 SEK-144 SEK depending if you choose 24 hours or 72 or hours and your age. This information and more you will find at Länstrafiken Kronoberg

By bike

Many hotels have a bicycle if you would prefer that. It takes about 20 minutes by bike from city center to Linnaeus University.

Map of campus in Växjö: Here you find a map over campus in Växjö (page 2 in English)

Attractions in Växjö

Offical visitors guide for Växjö

Our suggestions

Växjö is the very heart of southern Sweden – in the middle of Småland. There is a lot to see, experience, and do here – local handicraft, unique shops and world-class restaurants. If you just want to pick three things to see and do during your visit, we recommend you The Swedish Glass Museum, the House of Emigrants and the steamboat "Thor".

More about the steamboat "Thor", The Swedish Glass Museum and the House of Emigrants

The Swedish Glass Museum

The House of Emigrants

Steamboat "Thor"
To get to the steamboat, take bus no.1 in the direction of "Kronobergs Slottsruin". Regular bus fare applies, the bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

Kosta Boda and the Crystal of Kingdom