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

The program for the congress can be downloaded here, and the abstract book here.


IUSSI Section Meetings

9-11 August 2016

European IUSSI congress

Helsinki, Finland

Hosted by Professor Lotta Sundström on behalf of the North-west European Section, the conference is planned to take place from the 8th August (arrival and registration) to the 11th August 2016. The call for symposia is now open, with a final deadline for submission of 1 September 2015. You can find more details in a flier downloadable here.


Other Meetings & courses of interest to social insect researchers

18-22 October 2015

XXII Simpósio de Mirmecologia - An international ant meeting

Ilhéus, Bahia, Brasil

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the XXII Simpósio de Mirmecologia that will be held in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brasil, between the 18th and 22nd of October 2015. During the last few decades, Brazilian myrmecology has undergone major growth, evidenced by the increased number of institutions and researchers dedicated to the study of ants and by the growing diversity and scope of the research lines developed here. The Simpósio de Mirmecologia gives a faithful representation of the development and increasing commitment and contribution of the Brazilian scientific community to important areas such as community ecology, taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, animal behaviour and behavioural ecology, bioindication, pest ants control, etc.In this highly positive and exciting context, we hope to offer a program that meets the expectations of professionals and students, and that provides opportunities for discussion, new ideas and research avenues. The “XXII Simpósio de Mirmecologia” shall also be an appropriate place to meet old and new friends, as well as to expand/reinforce professional partnerships.

See the symposium website: http://www.uesb.br/eventos/mirmecologia/index.php

19-23 October 2015

III Simpósio Brasileiro de Termitologia - An international termite meeting

Universidade Federal da Paraíba, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brasil

The third Brazilian symposium of termitology brings together termite researchers from across Brazil and beyond. The primary aim of the symposium is to foster collaboration between established researchers and students at all level who work with both pure aand applied aspects of termite biology.Plenary speakers for the meeting include David Bignell (UK), Yves Roisin (Belgium) and Ed Vargo (USA).

For more details see the symposium home page (in Portuguese): http://www.3sbt.bio.br

28-30 October 2015

SWARM2015 - The first International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics 2015

Kyoto, Japan

Living things that survive natural selection have beautiful skills and intelligent behavior. A swarm can perform many functions that its component individuals cannot possibly accomplish alone. It is able not only to adapt to the environment, but also to construct a suitable environment for its own advantage. The constructive understanding of intelligence of living things is a very interesting approach from the point of view of biology and engineering. The aim of this first symposium SWARM2015 is the construction of a bridge between biologists and engineers who are interested in the intelligence of living things and the creation of a new academic field by integrating biology and engineering. This symposium will focus on the biological and engineering approaches for understanding swarm behavior and biologically-inspired robotics. All aspects of swarm behavior and bio-inspired robotics are welcome.

For more details see the symposium web site:https://sites.google.com/site/swarm2015/

18-20 July 2016

2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy

Penn State University, Philadelphia, USA

A major theme of this year’s conference will be translating the results of recent research advances in the biology and health of pollinators into solutions that can be applied in the field to conserve and expand pollinator populations. The conference will cover a range of topics in pollinator research, from genomics to ecology, and their application to land use and management, breeding of managed bees, and monitoring of global pollinator populations. Recent global initiatives in policy, education, and extension will also be highlighted.

The conference will be preceded by a one-day Pollinator Conservation Short Course hosted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation on Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Short Course will also be held at Penn State in University Park, PA and it will feature presentations on creating and protecting pollinator habitat, as well as related research of Penn State scientists. Please contact Jillian Vento jilian.vento@xerces.org for more information.

For more details, see the conference web site: http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/events/2016-international-conference-on-pollinator-biology-health-and-policy.

The conference agenda, online registration, and online abstract submission will be available in early February 2016. To receive an email announcement once registration is open, please send a message to csco@psu.edu

25-30 September 2016

XXV International Congress of Entomology

Orlando, Florida

ICE 2016’s Theme “Entomology without Borders” will emphasize the global impact of entomology along with a multidisciplinary approach to explore and expand our scientific frontiers. The scientific program of ICE 2016 will feature of variety of sessions including plenary sessions, symposia, 15-minute papers and poster sessions. Submissions are now open for symposium topics - deadline 2 March 2015.

For more information, see the congress web site: http://ice2016orlando.org/

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Last updated: Monday, September 14, 2015