The next All - Division Conference of IUFRO Division 5 - Forest Products will be held in tropical Cairns, Australia on June 4th - 8th, 2023. The call for abstracts has opened and details of the twenty-four themed sessions including IAWA-IUFRO Symposium titled “Promoting Data-driven Methods for Species and Origin Identification of Forest Products” can be found at

This IAWA-IUFRO Symposium is to have an exchange of experiences and ideas on how scientific research can support a sustainable supply chain of forest products and legal timber trade, through the development of data-driven wood identification tools or technologies.The program will encourage open dialogue around the following topics: a) Can a xylarium network and an integrated wood identification system guarantee a legal timber trade; b) Can the development of integrated wood identification technology enhance the regional and/or international timber and wood products export and import activities among countries? c) Do different regulations in each country complicate the development of axylarium network? The syposium will be held for two hours and each speaker will have fifteen minutes to deliver key messages with an interactive Q&A.

During this conference, IAWA will also co-sponsor a session “From Wood Anatomy to DNA: Species and Provenance Tracking for Modern and Archaeological Woods”.

The deadline for abstract submission is postponed to October 3rd, 2022.

Yafang Yin, China
Hans Beeckman, Belgium
Ratih Damayanti, Indonesia