The International Congress of Acarology (ICA) is the major
international meeting for acarologists in the world.
It is usually held every four years (with one
exception in 1970s) in countries selected by the International
Executive Committee (IEC) of ICA.
The ICA also
compiles a directory of acarologists in the world.
most recent directory, compiled by Dr
Valerie Behan-Pelletier (Executive Secretary IEC
1998-2002), was published in 2002.
The continuity of
these two events is assured through the activities
of the International
proceedings are published after each Congress,
usually edited by Local
Organizing Committee (LOC) of each congress.
The detailed rules for
ICA are published in the by-laws. The original By-laws
(1974) were published and the reference is:
1979. Rules for the International Congress of
Acarology (ICAC). Pp. 737-741 in: E. Piffl, ed.
Procedings of the Fourth International Congress
of Acarology (Saalfalden, 1974). Akadémiai
By-laws have not yet been published in