31 July 2019

Abstract submissions sought for ICUP 2020

The organising committee of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) are welcoming abstract submissions from those working, or researching, within the field of urban pest management.

The deadline for offers of abstracts is 16 September 2019. If accepted, papers will be presented at the event and published within the proceedings.

Sessions at ICUP 2020 will cover:

  • Bed bugs
  • Invasive species
  • Rodents
  • Mosquitoes
  • Medical entomology including ticks and fleas
  • Xylopagous insects, particularly termites and wood boring beetles
  • Flying insects including wasps
  • Crawling insects
  • Birds
  • Chemical and non-chemical control
  • Complementary technology including GIS, monitoring tools and citizen science.

Submissions can only be made online and you can find instructions on how to offer an abstract on the ICUP website.

Accepted authors will be contacted in November with the final manuscript due by 30 January 2020.

About ICUP 2020

Held once every three years, the dates and venue for the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have been announced by the organisers.

Date for ICUP Pest Management Event 2020 Barcelona Dr Buben Bueno

The conference is, once again, to be held in Europe and will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2020 at the prestigious Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona, Spain.

The 2020 organising team is chaired by Dr Rubén Bueno from Laboratorios Lokímica, based in Alicante, Spain. 

Since the close of the previous ICUP 2017 in Birmingham, our 2020 Organising Committee has been working hard laying the foundations for what promises to be another stimulating and productive event.

Dr Rubén Bueno

As at previous ICUP conferences, the programme will address the science and management of a wide variety of urban pests and vectors, including those of hygiene, structural and medical importance.

Pests of rising significance - which have caused researchers to re-evaluate management practices - and the future direction of urban pest control will be addressed.

The impact of regulatory and stewardship challenges will also be included.

In addition to the main conference sessions, there will be break-out sessions and workshops, as well as the ever-popular conference dinner.

Equally important are the informal networking times, when views are freely exchanged between delegates and friendships formed.

This highly popular, non-profit conference is the leading international forum for sharing information and ideas on the impact, biology and control of pests in the urban environment.

It is attended by entomologists, pest management professionals, and academic and government scientists from around the world.

Uniquely, this event can boast a band of very loyal delegates, many of whom have attended either all, or virtually all, of the events since its formation in 1993.

Details regarding delegate registration and how to offer a paper for consideration by the organising committee will be announced in the near future, when the ICUP 2020 website goes live.

Presentations from the previous conferences can be found on the central ICUP website.

This will be the tenth in the series of ICUP conferences. The previous conferences have been held in:

  • Cambridge, England (1993)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (1996)
  • Prague, Czech Republic (1999)
  • Charleston, USA (2002)
  • Singapore (2005)
  • Budapest, Hungary (2008)
  • Ouro Preto, Brazil (2011)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (2014)
  • Aston, Birmingham, UK (2017).

Source: Online

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