SSAFR 2017


The Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR 2017) is an international gathering that has been held every two or more years since 1975, will be held in August 2017 near Seattle, WA. Past symposia brought together decision scientists from around the world who studied forest systems with the goal of making better management and policy decisions. Common topics included harvest scheduling, spatial reserve design, wildfire management, wildlife management, invasive pest detection and control, forest ecosystem services, supply chain optimization for biofuel and timber and non-timber forest economics. The overarching link across these topics has been the use of operations research and decision theory to inform on-the-ground management as well as forest policy. The 2017 SSAFR is going to be unique in that it will bring together two traditionally disconnected disciplines both working on forest decision support systems: the remote sensing/geospatial informatics community and operations researchers.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted 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.

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1 Oct 2016 - Call for Abstracts
15 Nov 2016 - Registration opens
10 Feb 2017 - Submission deadline
15 May 2017 - Early bird fee deadline
15 Jul 2017 - Hotel reservation deadline
27 Aug 2017 - SSAFR 2017 opens