Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submissions

SSAFR 2017 Special Issue


Abstract submissions were solicited for SSAFR 2017. The symposium aims to have presentations representing a broad area of systems analysis models and techniques useful for analyzing problems associated with the management of forest resources as well as the forest sector.

SSAFR 2017 Special Issue – A special issue of manuscripts contributed to SSAFR 2017 will be published in a refereed journal. All manuscript will go through peer review. Detailed instructions will be provided.

The following themes are identified for the symposium (others may be organized upon request):

  • Educational tools in operations research and management science
  • Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods
  • Forest fire and invasive pest detection, management & control
  • Forest Decision Support Systems – development and use
  • OR/MS techniques for forest and landscape planning – strategic, operational and tactical levels
  • Forest harvest operations models
  • Forest supply chain optimization
  • Forest sector modeling: economics and policies
  • Bioenergy and biorefinery siting
  • Forest transportation & routing models
  • Spatially explicit harvest scheduling models
  • Remote sensing and geospatial informatics
  • Assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Modeling sustainability
  • Modeling uncertainty, hazard and risk in forest management
  • Optimal reserve selection models
  • Use of geodata and map services in analyzing spatial data
  • The carbon balance of the forest sector: projections under management options and climate scenarios
  • Other


  1. All abstracts must be submitted in English.
  2. Maximum of 500 words.
  3. No images or tables are allowed to be submitted as part of the abstract.
  4. Please note the name of the presenting author on the abstract submission form.
  5. The corresponding author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission, and of all communications thereafter.
  6. All notifications regarding abstract status, including notifications regarding acceptance and scheduling will be sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author will be responsible for informing the other authors about the status of the abstract.
  7. The submission form will request the  name, affiliation and email address of each co-author.
  8. Once completing the submission, a confirmation email will be sent to the corresponding author. You will be allowed to return to your submission to make corrections. Please refer to the submission ID in all correspondence regarding the abstract.
  9. The scientific committee will review abstracts and determine if the abstract will be accepted for presentation.


  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent  to the corresponding author.
  • Only abstracts of registered presenting authors, who have paid the registration fee by 15 May, 2017 (early fee deadline), will be scheduled for presentation and included in the printed program.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Upon submission, the corresponding author accepts that the content cannot be modified or corrected after a final deadline unless required by the scientific committee.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors’ consent to publication (e.g. symposium website, programs, etc.). The corresponding author warrants that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content.  Exempt are authors who are direct employees of the U.S. Government (i.e., not U.S. Government contractors), whereby papers are not subject to copyright protection in the U.S.
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.