27-29 September 2013
MingDao University
Peetow, Changhua, Taiwan (ROC)

Deadline Dates

Early registration (10% discount for fee): 1 March 2013.
Submission of abstract: 18th August 2013.
Notification of acceptance and type of presentation: August 2013.


Agarwood is a valuable essential oil, traditional Chinese herb medicine, incenses and statues carved materials. In order to promote the international exchange of ideas and collaboration in research on these plants, the Taiwan Society of Agarwood cordially invites all interested parties to participate in the International Conference on Agarwood(ICA 2013). The conference will be held at the MingDao University, Peetow, Changhaw, Taiwan in the year 2013.


Taiwan is in the subtropics. The average temperature in September is about 27. The county of Changhua is located in central Taiwan. Changhua is an agricultural county. It is famous for its horticulture and ornamental plants. The meeting place, MingDao University, is in the south of Changhua. The countryside has outstanding scenery, such as Sun Moon Lake and recreational resorts on beautiful mountains.

How to reach Mingdao University

Taipei Airport is the closest international airport, three hours by car. There are frequent buses connecting the airport and Yuanlin Township close to Mingdao University.

Organizers & Co-organizers

Taiwan Society of Agarwood
Agriculture and Biotechnology Research Center, MingDao University
Mycological Society of Republic of China
Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University
Department of Forestry, NCHU

Organizing Committee & Advisory Committee

Organizers Committee
Prof. Dr. Da-Yung Wang, Chancellor, MingDao Universty (Chairman)
Prof. Dr. Shih-Shiung Chen, President, MingDao University
Prof. Dr. Chi-Lung Chang, Apply Science Dean, MingDao University
Prof. Dr. Jane Ho, Dayeh University
M.D. Chao-Yen Chiu, National Miaoli Hospital
Mr. Mao-Shi Lin, Farm Manager
Prof. Dr. Johannes Tschen, MingDao Universty (General Secretary)
Advisory Committee
Prof. Dr. H. C. Huang, Chairman, ROC Botanical Society
Prof. Dr. S. M. Ho, Chairman, ROC Mycological Society
Prof. Dr. Ya-Nan Wang , Chairman, ROC Forestry Society
Prof. Dr. H. J. Huang, Chairman, Chinese Biological Society
Prof. Dr. K. C. Zeng, Chairman, ROC  Plant Pathological Society
Prof. Dr. H. L. Huang, Chairman, ROC Plant Protection Society
Prof. Dr. C. P. Liu, Chairman, Taiwan Agronomy Society
Director Dr. S. S. Wang, Chairman, Taiwan Horticulture Society
Prof. Dr. S. J. Ou, Chairman, Taiwan Landscape Society
Prof. Dr. Z. L. Chou, Chairman, ROC Wood Industry Society
Prof. Dr. David Wang, Vice Dean, National Chung Hsing University
Prof. Dr. C. L. Wang, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
Senior Scientist Dr. Jau-Chang Hsih, Taiwan Agaricultural Research Institute
Prof. Dr.Yuen-Po Yang, Dayhe Universty
Prof. Dr. Yi-Cheng Ho, Wanung University
Board Chairman, Mr. Chung-Kuang Chen, Sun Ten Pharmaceutical Co.
Board Chairman, Dr. C. T. Lim, OM-XBiotech, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Scientific Program

Papers in the following tentative fields of Agarwood research are invited:

1. Biodiversity, Ecology and Population Dynamics
2. Plant Science and Cultivation
3. Physiology and Plant-Microbe Interaction
4. Pathology and Pest Management 
5. Biochemistry and Cell Function
6. Chemical Analysis
7. Essential Oil Production
8. Health Care Applications
9. Landscape and Regional Economics
10. Other related subjects

Call for Papers

The conference will include invited oral presentations, oral presentations and poster presentations, and poster presentation (60 cm x 90 cm). Authors are asked to indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation, but the organizers will choose the final style of the presentation. Authors of oral and poster presentations are invited to submit abstracts of not more than 250 words before 31 July 2013. Abstracts can be forwarded to the local organizer via email or on line. The abstract format please as follows:



General Information & Field Trip and Tour & Accommodations

1. Date of conference: 27-29 September 2013
2. Venue: Mingdao University, 369 Wen-Hua Road, Peetow, Changhua 52345, Taiwan.     
3. Official language: English
4. Full registration fee: US$ 150.
5. Student registration fee: US$ 100.
6. Accompanying person fee: US$ 100. In all cases the fee will cover the costs for 2 lunches, 1 dinner, a banquet and coffee breaks. Full and student registrations will also receive an abstract book.
7. Local participant registration fee: NT$ 750.
8. Local student registration fee: NT$ 400.
9. Agarwood product exhibition fee: US$ 100. Display for a desk (180cm x 50cm).
10. Financial assistance: Local organizing committee offers financial assistance for national delegates. Applications please send curriculum vitae, abstract and recommend letter to the conference secretariat.

Field Trip and Tour
The field trip and sightseeing tour will be organized. Minimum numbers are fifteen persons.
Sunday 29 September: Full day tour of agarwood plantation and incenses culture, Yunlin. Cost: 50 US$ per person. This fee includes a lunch.

Participants can elect to take accommodation in following categories:
Participants can elect to take accommodation in following categories:

1. Hotel (4 stars): Single room 110 US$ per night, including breakfast.
2. Hotel (4 stars): Twin room 130 US$ per night, including breakfast.
3. Business Hotel  and Hostel  for Chinese speaking participants, please contact us.

Conference Secretariat & Banking Account

Agriculture and Biotechnology Research Center, Mingdao University

369 Wen-Hua Road, Peetow 523, Changhua, Taiwan.   
Tel: 886-4-8876660 ext8250; Fax: 886-4-8871774
Email: smtschen@mdu.edu.tw

Conference website: http://www.tiger2u.com/agarwood
Taiwan Society of Agarwood website: http://www.agarwood.org.tw/
ABRC, Mingdao University website: http://www.mdu.edu.tw/abrc/

Banking Account

Taiwan Post Office Account: Post office code: 700.
Account No.: 0081331-0640226.

Account username: Taiwan Society of Agarwood.

City/Country172, Sec. 1, Tou Yuan Rd., Peitou Town, Changhwa Hsien 521, Taiwan
Beneficiary A/C NO6044-86-01115600
Beneficiary NameTaiwan Society of Agarwood

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