IMPORTANT NEWS

 

Papers selected for IOP Conference Series has been notified through email and the deadline for full paper submission is 31st October 2017

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fund for conference attendance

 

 

The organizing committee of Wood and Biofiber International Conference 2017 (WOBIC2017) is glad to announce that the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI) is our collaborator for the event. As a collaborator, APAFRI will provide travel grant for participants to attend the conference. 

 

The applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the grant:

 

- Applicant must be a registered WOBIC2017 participant.

- A young researcher (below 45 years old)

- Priority will be given to researchers from APAFRI member institutions (please check for membership in APAFRI website: http://www.apafri.org/members.htm

- The financial support given is only for air ticket, accommodation and allowance.

Application of this financial support is made through the organizing committee of WOBIC2017.

 

 

In order to apply for this financial support, please follow these steps:

 

i) Applicant must register as a presenter in WOBIC2017. Registration for the conference must be done online through WOBIC2017 website (www.wobic.upm.edu.my). 

ii) After online registration, please contact conference secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know your intention to apply for the financial support.

 

Note: All applicants of APAFRI financial support to WOBIC2017 are eligible for 40% registration fee discount (early bird rate).

 

 

Please register for WOBIC2017 and send your application for financial support by 7th August 2017.

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 20 JULY 2017

 

We are excited by the substantial number of good quality submissions that have already been submitted.

 

Nevertheless, in order to maximize the opportunity for both professional staff and academics working in our field to share the latest developments across the range of topics represented at WOBIC2017, we are pleased to extend the deadline for abstract submission to Thursday 20 July 2017.

 

Do not miss this opportunity!

 

SELECTED PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN IOP CONFERENCE SERIES: MATERIALS AND SCIENCE ENGINEERING (SCOPUS INDEXED PUBLICATION) with a minimal manuscript charges of RM260/USD60.

 


 

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR WOBIC2017

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

 PROF. DR. SABU THOMAS

Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Presentation Title:

Engineering at the Nanoscale: A Strategy for Developing High Performance Functional Bio-Materials Based on Nanocellulose

 

 

 PROFESSOR EMERITUS DR DEREK GRAY

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Presentation Title:

Lignocellulose In A Sustainable Bioeconomy

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS

 

PROF. DR. HYUN-JOONG KIM

Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

Presentation Title:

Issues and Challenges of Bio-based Resin Commercialization in the 21st Century

 

SESSION INVITED SPEAKERS

 

PROF. DR. MOHD ALI HASSAN

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

 Presentation Title:

Oil Palm Biomass Biorefinery for Future Bioeconomy

DR. VIJAYA SUBRAMANIAM

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Malaysia

Presentation Title:

Carbon Footprint Reduction Practices in the Malaysian Oil Palm Industry

DR. SATOSHI HIRATA

Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Presentation Title:

R&D and industrialization of cellulose nanofibrils in Japan

 

 

 

DR. JAN E.G. VAN DAM

Wageningen UR, Netherlands

 Presentation Title:

Biopolymer Innovations and Products Development in The Netherlands

PROF. DR. MOHD SHAHWAHID OTHMAN

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Presentation Title:

Economic Assessment of Kenaf Cultivation for Producing Fiber Utilized in Automotive Components

PROF. DR. LIJUN WANG

Zhejiang University of Science and Technology/National Eng. & Tech. Research Center for Paper Chemicals, China

Presentation Title:

Pulp and Paper Technology

 

   
 

PROF. DR. -ING. HAIRUL ABRAL

Andalas University, Indonesia

Presentation Title:

Vibration Duration Effect of Ultrasound Applied to Gelatinized Biocomposite on Its Mechanical Properties
 


 

 IMPORTANT DATES

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

 

Abstract Submission Starts:

1st February 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline:

2nd June 2017 30th June 2017 20th July 2017

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:

31st July 2017

 

 

REGISTRATION:

 

Registration Starts:

1st February 2017

Deadline of Early-bird Registration:

31st August 2017

Deadline of Registration:

10th November 2017

 

 

COLLABORATORS