The conference will cover both fundamental and applied topics related to arthropod natural enemies. Researchers with common scientific interest will be able to meet and exchange up-to-date information on insect and mite predators and parasitoids. The topics covered in the conference will range from genomics to food-web dynamics and ecosystem functioning. One or two theme sessions will be organized per day. Invited speakers will present an overview on each theme, but most of the scientific session will be devoted to submitted oral presentations and posters.

1. Behavioral Ecology

  • Organizer: Paul Ode (Colorado State Univ., USA)
    and Keiji Takasu (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Ode (Colorado State Univ., USA)

2. Chemical Ecology

  • Organizer: Stefano Colazza (Universit√† degli Studi di Palermo, Italy)
    and Yooichi Kainoh (Tsukuba Univ., Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker: Michael Rostás (Lincoln University, New Zealand)

3. Systematics, Biodiversity and Bionomics

  • Organizer: Kaoru Maeto (Kobe Univ., Japan)
    and Takatoshi Ueno (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker: Donald Quicke (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Takatoshi Ueno (Kyushu University, Japan), and Toshiharu Mita (Kyushu University, Japan)

4. Evolution, Genetics and Physiology

  • Organizer: Ken Kraaijeveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
    and Jun Abe (Meijigakuin Univ., Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker: Ken Kraaijeveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

5. Biological Control

  • Organizer: Eric Wajnberg (INRA, France)
    and Eizi Yano (Kinki Univ., Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker: George Heimpel (University of Minnesota, USA)

6. Population, Community and Landscape Ecology

  • Organizer: Jacques Brodeur (Univ. Montreal, Canada)
    and Yoshitaka Nakashima (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
  • Keynote Speaker: Nancy Schellhorn (CSIRO, Australia)