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. The
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
Congress 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
(1974) were published and the reference is:
ANONYMOUS. 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 Kiadó, Budapest.
The 1998, 2002
By-laws have not yet been published in print.