IRG-WP News & Events



Registration for IRG52 must be submitted to the IRG Secretariat no later than 15 September 2021 in order to avoid the late registration fee.




IRG Special Session Webinar

IRG is hosting a webinar for members on Tuesday March 2, 2021 featuring Special Sessions on "Protection against wood borers in the marine environment" and "Surface treatments and characterization".  Please click here to read the current agenda for the Webinar.  The Webinar will commence at 1400 Central European Time (CET, UTC+1) and will be complete around 1645 CET. For a simple time zone converter click here. To register for the webinar, please follow this link:

Note that the webinar is for members and sponsors only. If you would like to join IRG please contact the IRG Secretariat ( The past year has been a challenging one for IRG, as it has been for most of us. Our revenue has been severely reduced as we have not been able to host an in person meeting since 2019.  However, to continue our mandate to serve our members and sponsors, and in recognition of these extraordinary times, we have decided to charge members and sponsors a nominal and voluntary fee of 500 SEK (~ $50 USD or ~€50) fee. If you wish to make this voluntary payment for the webinar participation please click on this link.



IRG52 in Japan

IRG52 will be held during October 31 to November 4, 2021 in Numazu City, Japan. The two previous IRG conference in Japan were IRG22 in 1991 in Kyoto, and IRG32 in 2001 in Nara, both of which were World Heritage cities.

Why is this meeting in Numazu?

The answer is Mt. Fuji, the highest peak in Japan (3776m), which symbolizes Japan, has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, named "Mt. Fuji-the faith mount and the source of art". Numazu city is blessed with natural beauty, including a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji rising majestically over Suruga Bay. In addition, you can enjoy the Numazu fishing port, shops and restaurants, and the holy land of Anime.

Viewing highlights in the region around Numazu that you will visit include the Fuji Sengen shrine, the Fuji World Heritage Museum, Shiraito (thousands of streams) falls, the paved mountain road up towards Mt Fuji, and the Gotenba Restaurant and Brewery with all-you-can-eat & drink buffet.

The IRG52 Local Organizing Committee looks forward to welcoming you to IRG52 and further information will be provided as it becomes available.


Poster papers and posters will be a part of the IRG52 meeting. Deadline for papers is August 1, 2021. The deadline for posters is September 15, 2021.

Registration fees
Information on registration will be provided in due course

Companions program
Information on the Companions Program for IRG52 will be available on the IRG52 website when it becomes available.






Templates for IRG papers and posters

Those who intend to present a paper or a poster at an IRG Scientific Conference are requested to prepare their papers and posters in accordance with the following templates:


Guidelines for the preparation of a full scientific paper
IRG 21-60447

A full scientific paper is intended for an oral presentation and will in the program have a time slot of 15 minutes + question time.

Guidelines for the preparation of a Communication Paper/Poster
IRG 21-60448

A communication paper can be less formal and not necessarily strictly follow the format of a scientific paper or scientific poster.  A communication paper can be a few paragraphs of narratives of a subject matter including, but not limited to, literature reviews, new ideas/thoughts, observations, communications between different parties, cooperation, results, discussions, processes.
A communication paper is intended for either an oral presentation (15 min + questions) or for a short oral (3 min + 2-3 slides) + poster presentation in the poster session.

Guidelines for the preparation of a Poster Paper and Poster
IRG 21-60449
This guideline gives advice on the layout of a poster. A poster can be accompanied by a short poster paper or by an abstract only. A poster can be presented as a short oral presentation (3 min + 1-3 slides) + poster presentation or as a poster presentation only in the poster session.

Please note that an abstract + keywords are always required. Papers that do not comply with this requirement will be returned before accepted.


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