in the International Journal of Forest Engineering
The core question addressed within this special issue is how digital automation and IT-based applications can be used and made applicable to benefit the wood supply chain. Current forest operations digitalization research focuses on many aspects, such as the use of scientific visualization to enhance forest planning but also to support the dialogue between different stakeholders, the implementation of new statistical inventory methods that integrate big data sources and the further development of IT-applications which facilitate the assessment of extreme disturbances. Many research groups work on specific processes along the wood supply chain, including digital measurement of wood piles and automation of forest operations in isolation. With this special issue, the editors aim to bring these topics under one umbrella showing the status of current research.
For any further information contact the Special Issue Editors: Janine Schweier, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) (janine.schweier(at)wsl.ch); Angelo Conrado de Arruda Moura, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) (angelomoura(at)hotmail.com)