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The Second International Conference on FORCOM
Followup and New Challenge for Coming Generations
FORCOM2011 Mie
Tsu / Mie University, Japan
25-30 September 2011

  Conference Purpose

      The science and practice of the forest management has been one of the main concerns traditionally for forest management scientists and managers to ensure sustainability of forest resource uses. Forest resources are multi-functional and productive to the society as well as the ecosystem. Effective and innovative scientific and practical methods have been developed and implemented in a various ways to benefit the society though continuously additional consideration on the use of forest resources is demanded by the society. Changing societal values demand innovative and/or integrated approaches to forest management that meet social, ecological, and economic goals. New monitoring approaches involving continuous evaluation of harvest-induced and human-induced changes in forest structure and/or function are to be developed with new assessment techniques. This futher requires new thoughts on management methods and political measures for the most efficient and effective use of the resources.

      The aim of the conference is to gather the state-of-the-art research results and techniques relating to the management and analysis of forest resources. The organizers would like to welcome and invite those who intend to share their ideas and thoughts to tackle the related problems in the forest management with others from different regions and research areas.


  Main topics

1. General issues in forest planning
2. Resource assessment, remote sensing and GIS
3. Continuous forest inventory, NFI
4. Ecosystem design for multiple services
5. Forest growth and yield modeling
6. Carbon issues
7. Forest information systems, e-forest


  Organizers:

Experimental Forest, Mie University Field Science Center
Risk Analysis Research Center (RARC), Institute of Stastical Mathematics


  Co-organizers:

IUFRO Division 4.0, 4.02.02
Japan Society of Forest Planning


  Sponsors:

Mie Prefecture (planned)
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORAION, Toyota Biotechnology & Afforestation Div.


  Scientific committee:

Shigejiro Yoshida, Kyushu Univ.
Hirokazu Yamamoto, The University of Tokyo
Fong-Long FENG, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
Ang Lai Hoe, FRIM, Malaysia
Taulana Sukandi, FORDA, Indonesia
Atsushi Yoshimoto, ISM
Satoshi Tsuyuki, The University of Tokyo
Satoshi Tatsuhara, The University of Tokyo
Masayoshi Takahashi, FFPRI-Hokkaido
Eiji Kodani, FFPRI-Tohoku
Yasushi Mitsuda, FFPRI-Shikoku
Fumiaki Kitahara, FFPRI-Shikoku


  Preliminary Programme

25.09 (Sun) Ice break
26.09 (Mon) Opening, keynote, oral session
27.09 (Tsu) Tour to the University Forest 9:00-17:00
28.09 (Wed) Keynote, oral session, poster session, closing discussion
29.09 (Thu) Field trip A (Toyota Miyagawa Forest, Odai-town) 9:00-17:00
      Topics : Toyotafs challenge to the next fifty years
30.09 (Fri) Field trip B (Ise Shrine Forest, Ise-City) 7:00-16:00
      Topics : Management for Jingu Forest in Ise


  Conference Fee (Japanese yen)

The conference fee covers costs of all conference materials, one-day field tour to the University Forest.

Non-students : 15,000 (early-bird),  20,000
Students : 3,000
Accompanying Person : 10,000
Welcome reception : 3,000
Field trip A : 3,000 (incl. one drink and insurance)
Field trip B : 3,000 (incl. one drink and insurance)

Payment will be made on registration desk of the conference.


  Key Dates:

Submission of abstractsSeptember  9, 2011
Acceptance of abstractsSeptember  9, 2011
Registration early-bird closesSeptember  9, 2011
Registration finalSeptember  22, 2011
Final paper submissionDecember  22, 2011
Conference abstract will publishJanuary   2011
Conference special issue will publishDecember   2011


  Presentation Formats:

Oral: 15 to 20 minutes. Final time frame depends on the number of accepted papers.
Poster: Posters will be displayed at the conference hall on 28 Sep. (max. B0-size 1,030x1,456mm)

   Conference proceedings will be published in 2 issues;  Abstracts will be published in December 2011 and selected papers presented in oral and poster sessions after pair-reviewing process by the scientific committee will be published in 2012.
   Both proceedings will be published as special issue of Journal of Forest Planning, Japan Society of Forest Planning.


  Organizing committee:

Mie University : Naoto Matsumura
Yutaka Yurugi
Shinya Numamoto
Akemi Itaya
Naoko Matsuo
Seiji Watanabe
Jo Yamashita
Mie Prefecture Forestry Research Institute : Toshiro Nonoda
Ryoichi Horibe
Hiroomi Shimada