Offers of presentations for ICUP 2020 sought

The organisers of the next International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) to be held in Barcelona, Spain are inviting all those working, or researching, within the field of urban pest management to offer an abstract detailing their work to the organising committee. If accepted their paper will be presented at the event and published within the proceedings.

The deadline for offers of abstracts is 16 September 2019.

ICUP 2020 will take place from 29 June to 1 July at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Campus de la Ciudadela in Barcelona, Spain.

The 10th in this highly popular series of non-profit events aims to offer a diverse programme that combines classical urban pest topics with new ideas and projects. The objective is to provide a stimulating scientific and technical forum on urban pest management. The programme will be aimed at the scientists and pest control professionals that come to Barcelona to share their work and meet their friends and colleagues.

Sessions 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.

Clear instructions on how to submit an abstract are on the ICUP website at www.icup2020.com. Submissions can only be made via the website and need to be received by 16 September 2019. Accepted authors will be contacted in November with the final manuscript due by 30 January 2020.