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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entomology

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Entomology series
19–21 May 2025
Abstract Submission Deadline
1st January 2025
Abstract Acceptance Notification
29th January 2025

Registration Deadline
16th May 2025

Systematics, Genetics, Biology, Ecology, Management, Biodiversity, Behavior
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Announcement

A Special Issue has been launched in cooperation with the Second International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE), organized by Insects (Impact Factor 3.0; Q1 in Entomology) from 19 to 21 May 2025 on the MDPI Sciforum platform. We welcome submissions from those participating in this conference.

For more information, please visit this link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/insects/instructions.

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

Three years after the success of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology (IECE) I have the great pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd IECE, organized and funded by Insects, a Q1 journal in category “Entomology”. Insects continuously generate huge global issues, e.g., outbreaks, considerable losses in agricultural production, transmission of various diseases, seriously injuring humans and animals, increased resistance to insecticides, difficulties of effective management, enigmatic biology and ecology, gaps in the composition and mutations of genes, disorder of diversity due to natural destructions. Therefore, research is the obligatory path to handle all these current challenges and, simultaneously, improve our perception to foresee the upcoming ones. The 2nd IECE aims to unite entomologists all over the world to communicate their top research outcomes from basic and applied point of view that will be rapidly published in variable ways after peer reviewing process. The meeting includes seven research topics, as follows:

S1. Morphology and Systematics
S2. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, and Genomics
S3. Behaviour, Biology, and Physiology
S4. Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, and Evolution
S5. Pest Management, Pesticide Resistance, and Toxicology
S6. Forest Entomology and Urban Entomology
S7. Social Insects
S8. Medical and Veterinary Entomology

The 2nd IECE is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher. Ι look forward to your participations, contributions, and discussions.

Kind regards,
Prof. Dr. Nickolas G. Kavallieratos
Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entomology

Event Chairs

Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Introduction
Bio
Nickolas G. Kavallieratos is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Entomology and Acarology at the Agricultural University of Athens. He has worked at several Universities and Institutes in Europe, USA, Asia, and Africa. He studies morphology, morphometry, systematics, zoogeography, phylogeny, genetics and behavior of the Aphidiinae parasitoids. He has also been working on the biology, ecology, demography, behavior and management of stored-product pests (insects, mites) with the use of biocontrol agents (entomopathogenic fungi, entomopathogenic nematodes, bacteria), chemical insecticides, and novel compounds (essential oils, nanoemulsions, microemulsions, diatomaceous earths/other inert dusts, pyrrole derivatives). Prof. Kavallieratos has published >325 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

cE3c - ABG - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes and Azorean Biodiversity Group & CHANGE - Global Change and Sustainability Institute, Faculty of Science and Technology, Portugal

Introduction
Bio
Research focuses on the study of biology, ecology and biodiversity of arthropods, manly predator and parasitoid species used in integrated pest management viewing the optimization of the conditions for mass rearing, to find how vulnerable are the species to biotic interactions and to evaluate the impact of lethal and sub-lethal effect of biopesticides. Research includes new ideas on life-history evolution of ladybird species, correlated it to habitat/prey usage; dynamics of colonization and invasion in island’s context; plant and arthropod bio-indicator species as an ecological tool to discriminate disturbances in a gradient of anthropogenic impacted ecosystems and its implications for conservation and assessment of ecosystem services and disservices by arthropods in Azorean agro-ecosystems.

Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Introduction
Bio
Prof. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović is a full professor at the Chair of Invertebrate Zoology and Entomology, Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology, Serbia. His research interests include taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics of parasitoid wasps (mainly of the subfamily Aphidiinae), using an integrated approach (combining morphology, molecular data and ecological data). He is actively involved in various projects where he uses this "fundamental" knowledge to the development of improved integrated pest management of aphids both by finding new biological control agents and enhancing ecosystem services. Dr. Andjeljko Petrović is the author of more than 80 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, 50 conference papers and five university textbooks.

Integrated Cropping Systems Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), USA

Event Committee

University of Basilicata, Italy

Introduction
Bio
Prof. Patrizia Falabella was a researcher for the scientific disciplinary sector AGR/11 (General and Applied Entomology) at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Basilicata, from 2002 to 2008. She was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Basilicata, from 2008 to 2012 and at the Department of Sciences of the University of Basilicata from 2012 to 2021. She is Full Professor for the disciplinary scientific sector AGR/11 at the Department of Sciences of the University of Basilicata since December 16th 2021 to date. Since 2018 she has been Pro-Rector of Teaching. She is the Coordinator of the international PhD School in Sciences (cycles XXXVI and XXXVII) and of the PhD School in Scienze (cycles XXXVIII and XXXIX). Since 2022 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the S.c.ar.l Tech4you created for the project "Tech4you-Technologies for climate change adaptation and quality of life improvement" - Ecosistemi dell'Innovazione - PNRR M4C2.
Research Keywords
Insect biotechnologies; Biomimicry

University of Florida, USA

China Agricultural University, China

Senckenberg German Entomological Institute, Germany

Rutgers University, USA

University of California, Riverside

Registration


Registration for IECE 2025 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance at all conference sessions.

When registering with several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that abstract submission and registration are two different processes. Only those who have registered will receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 16th May 2025.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Entomology will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.

Register for the conference HERE
Submit your abstracts HERE

Important Deadlines
1. Deadline for abstract submission: 1st January 2025.
2. Deadline for abstract acceptance notification: 29th January 2025. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.
1. The structure abstract should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
2. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
3. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
4. The abstracts submitted to this conference must be original and novel, without prior publication in any journals or it will not be accepted to this conference.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.
Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software.

Poster Presentation and Poster Submission
Poster:
a. Your submission should include the title, authors, contact details, and main research findings, as well as tables, figures, and graphs where necessary.
b. File format: PDF (.pdf).
c. Size in cm: 60 width x 80 height–portrait orientation.
d. Font size: ≥20.
e. Maximum size: 250 M and update the size of your PPT template into 60*80 cm.

Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)
You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunity
Insects Journal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to a Special Issue published in Insects (ISSN:2075-4450, Impact Factor: 3.0), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Presentation Award.

The Awards

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given for the Presentation judged to have made the most significant contribution at the conference.

The Best Poster Presentation Award is given for the Poster Presentation judged to have made the most significant contribution at the conference.

There will be six winners selected for these awards. Winners will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

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Organizers


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Conference Secretaries

Mr. Benjamin Tay
Ms. Jing Gao
Email: iece@mdpi.com

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