SSAFR 2015, August 19-21th, Uppsala, Sweden

SSAFR 2015 – 16th Symposium for Systems Analysis in Forest Resources


We have supplemented the conference magazine with the poster-abstracts that were missing in the printed version.

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The presentations 

Did you attend an extraordinary interesting presentation and want to see the slides again? Or are you more interested in seeing what they were talking about in the other rooms?

Here you can download the presentations as PDF

For the family album!

Download the group picture from the  conference in high resolution (Jpeg, 6 mb)

Pay your invoice with credit card

There are still some of the participants who have not paid their invoice for the conference. For those of you who use a bank that can not handle the international IBAN and SWIFT money transfer standards we have opened a page where you can pay your invoice with your credit card. Please click here and follow the instructions.

The program is set

See the final conference program here.

Download the complete conference program and information booklet here

Special issue

We have negotiated a special issue with Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research to be published at the second half of 2016 and with manuscript submittal deadline sometime beginning December. More information will be given by Hans Fredrik Hoen, guest editor of the SI.

Meet our key note speakers!

Alan Ager, Charlotte Bengtsson, Professor Sten B Nilsson and Professor Mikael Rönnqvist. Find out more about our key note speakers!

The early bird is leaving it's nest on June 15th!

Now is the time for you to register for the conference if you want to take advantage of the early bird discount. Until monday 15th of June you can take advantage of a the early bird offer which give you a 25 % discount on the conference fee! Welcome to register here!

Abstracts accepted!

We are happy to find that as the deadline for abstract submission have been passed we have recieved well over eighty abstracts for presentations and posters. The speakers have been notified. We see that participants start to register for the conference and we are continuously updating the list of participants. Check the links at the bottom of this page!

About SSAFR2015

The SSAFR symposia congregate researchers and practitioners in the area of Operations Research and Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. The symposia are held biannually and have until now taken place in the Americas, mostly in USA. This would be the first time the symposium takes place in Europe. Let it be an opportunity to further strengthen the community worldwide.


Operations Research and Systems Analysis in Forest Resources is a truly broad area. The aim is to have a representation of presentations and experts that covers this broad and expanding field. Topics of interest include: strategic, operational and tactical planning forest planning, fire and pests, spatial problems, hierarchical problems, forest operations, forest supply chain, multiple objectives, uncertainty, GIS and information technologies, algorithmic developments, exact, heuristic and metaheuristic methods as well as broad problem areas such as economics of sustainability, assessment of ecosystem services, environmental issues, wood for energy, and landscape planning. 

Structure of the symposium

We plan to have a strong series of plenary presentations and parallel tracks. The structure of the symposium is meant to facilitate discussion, analysis and networking among the invited speakers, attendees and students. We will also have a panel discussion on the topics of the symposium. Prior to the conference, on the 18th of August, we plan for an excursion showing the forest fuel supply chain of a major heat plant.


-Educational tools in OR/MS

-Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) methods

-Fire and pest - modeling and control

-Forest Decision Support Systems - construction and use

-OR/MS techniques for forest planning

-Forest operations

-Planning and control systems for the forest-based supply chains

-The forest-based sector - Modeling

-The forest-based sector - Challenges and policies




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Program overview 

Conference venue


Key note speakers

Accepted abstracts

Scientific committee

Organizing committee 

Conference fee and registration