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The 18th Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR) will be held in Puerto Varas, Chile on March 3-7, 2019. Since 1975, SSAFR has been the premier international forum for operations researchers, systems analysts and management scientists studying forestry, natural resources management and environmental problems. Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, running from the 17th to the 56th southern latitudes, Chile is home to a diverse array of forest ecosystems ranging from the Sclerophyll Mediterranean woodlands in the north to the Magellanic rainforests of Southern Patagonia. Due to its humid, temperate climate, a significant portion of the country, including the area around Puerto Varas, is ideal for industrial timber production. The lakes, volcanoes, temperate rainforests and forest plantations of Southern Chile will create the perfect backdrop for this Symposium. We invite you to submit oral presentations on forest harvest scheduling, optimal reserve site selection, wildfire management, forest transportation and supply chain optimization, bioenergy logistics, invasive species and wildlife management, forest decision support systems, forest economics and other related areas. 

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We solicit abstract submissions for SSAFR 2019 in the broad area of systems analysis models and techniques useful for analyzing problems that arise in forestry, natural resources and conservation.


  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.


  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author.
  • Only abstracts of registered presenting authors 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.
  • The organizers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.

Submission Topics

The specific themes for which abstracts are sought include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Forest harvest scheduling,
  • Optimal reserve site selection,
  • Wildfire management,
  • Forest transportation,
  • Supply chain optimization,
  • Bioenergy logistics,
  • Invasive species and wildlife management,
  • Forest decision support systems,
  • Forest economics, and
  • Methodological contributions (e.g., integer programming, multi-criteria decision analysis, stochastic optimization, etc.).
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    Mar 07


  • Sep 30 2018

    Abstract Submission Deadline

  • Sep 30 2018

    Draft paper submission deadline