The IUSSI International Congress


XVIII IUSSI International Congress

Guarujá, Brazil

At the XVII international congress in Cairns it was announced that the next international congress will be hosted by the Brazilian section. More details will follow as they become available.

 Previous Congress:

13-18 July 2014

XVII IUSSI International Congress

Cairns, Australia

For more details, visit the congress web site: www.iussi2014.com


IUSSI Section Meetings

25-29 March 2015

IV Central European Meeting of IUSSI

Franken-Akademie, Lichtenfels, Germany

The next Central European Meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects will be held from the 26th to the 29th March 2015 in Lichtenfels, Germany. We welcome presentations on any aspect of the evolution, ecology, and/or conservation of social insects. Invited speaker include - Audrey Dussutour (University of Toulouse, France) and Christoph Grüter (University of Lausanne, Switzerland).

Registration will be open From 1st September to 30th November 2014. The deadline for abstract submission of oral and poster presentations is midnight (CET) of 31st December 2014. The detailed program will be announced on 30th January 2015.

For more details see the congress web site: http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/IUSSI/de/meeting_of/gru/html.php


Other Meetings of interest to social insect researchers

21-31 July 2014

Ant Course 2014

Maliau Basin, Borneo

Thsi year's annual ant course will take place in Borneo. As usual, numbers are restricted. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 1 April 2014.

For more details, see the course web site: research.calacademy.org/ent/courses/ant

31 July - 5 August 2014

XV congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology

New York City

This year’s ISBE meeting will take place in New York City. Plenary speakers from the social insect world include Thomas Seeley and Elizabeth Tibbetts. Abstract submission should now beopen, and is available until 15 March.

For more details see the congress web site: www.isbe2014.com

24-29 August 2014

The Taxonomy, Identification and Ecology of European Ants

Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen

The Centre for Social Evolution (CSE) at the University of Copenhagen will once again run a PhD course on the Taxonomy, Identification and Ecology of European Ants. This year we have managed to get two external specialist teachers from the Mediterranean region, Xim Cerda (Estacion Biologica Donana, Spain) and Chris Georgiadis (University of Athens, Greece), who will add their expertise to that of the CSE. We will also make use of the extensive collection of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, through the participation of Lars Vilhelmsen, curator of hymenoptera, plus the skills of Nate Sanders and additional experts to be announced later...

For more details of the course, see the CSE course page: http://socialevolution.ku.dk/kurser/ or e-mail the course organizer, David Nash, at DRNash@bio.ku.dk

1-5 September 2014

Apimondia 5th Apimedica and 4th Apiquality Forum 2014

Erzurum, Turkey

The main theme of the Forum is “Innovative approaches in Apimedica & Apiquality”. We think we can increase our knowledge, experience and inspiration by sharing them with other participants of the Forum through the presentation, participation and contribution of invaluable studies, scientists and sectoral representatives.

For more details, see the forum web site: www.apiforum2014-erzurum.org

9-11 September 2014

Eurbee 2014

Auditorio y Centro de Congresos Victor Villegas, Avenida Primero de Mayo, 16, 30003 Murcia, Spain

On behalf of the European Association for Bee Research (EURBEE) it is our privilege to invite you to attend the Sixth EurBee Congress that will be held in the University of Murcia, Spain, from 9th to 11th September 2014. This scientific event will be organized by the Research Groups of Animal Phylogeny and Evolution (University of Murcia), and Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods (CEBAS-CSIC). It is supported by the International Excellence Campus for Higher Education and Research Campus Mare Nostrum 37/38.

For more details, see the Eurbee 2014 web site: eventos.um.es/event_detail/592/detail/eurbee-2014.html

11-12 October 2014

2nd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms

Austin, Texas (in conjunction with DISC 2014)

We are excited to announce the second workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. BDA 2014 will include talks on distributed algorithms related to a variety of biological systems. However, this time we will devote special attention to communication and coordination in insect colonies (e.g. foraging, navigation, task allocation, construction) and networks in the brain (e.g. learning, decision-making, attention).

For more details see the workshop web site: www.cs.cmu.edu/~saketn/BDA2014/

24-27 July 2015

6th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology

Debrecen, Hungary

The Myrmecological Team of the Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, at the University of Debrecen invites you to the 6th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology. The conference will be held in a new and modern building with good infrastructure. The campus is in a green area with veteran oak trees colonised with huge Liometopum microcephalum colonies.

For moire details, please see: http://cewm2015.unideb.hu

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014