Session titles and co-chairs:

1. Food Security and Challenges to Stored Product Protection --- Jim Throne, Jordi Riudavets
2. Biology, Ecology and Behavior --- Zhihong Li, Pasquale Trematerra
3. Detection and Monitoring --- Otilia Carvalho, James Campbell
4. Engineering for Stored Product Protection & Pest Prevention --- Dirk Maier, Watcharapol Chayaprasert
5. Physical and Biological Control --- Matthias Schöller, Blaine Timlick
6. Fumigants, Controlled Atmospheres, and Hermetic Storage --- Manoj Nayak, Ricardo Bartosik
7. Contact Pesticides, Residual Products, and Plant Extracts --- Frank Arthur, Daniel Obeng-Ofori
8. Postharvest Pest Management and Extension in Developing Countries --- Elias Nukenine, Herbert Talwana
9. Integrated Pest and Resistance Management --- Christos Athanassiou, Thomas Phillips
10. Microbiology, Food Safety, Quarantine, and Regulatory Aspects --- Paul Fields, Vaclav Stejskal

Detailed program (PDF)

Workshop information (PDF)

Programme for the workshop "Mycotoxins in Food in Africa – scope, challenges, activities, mitigation options" (PDF)

Guidelines for Presenters

1.  Oral presentations

Oral presentations will have a 15 min time allowance including discussion (talks should be 10 min each plus 5 min for questions). Moderators are asked to strictly adhere to the time limit, as there are two concurrent sessions and the audience should get the chance to switch between sessions. Thus, please test your talk and keep the 10-minute timeframe!

Please upload your presentation at best on the day prior to presentation and latest during the coffee break before the beginning of your session, in a Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Reader compatible format.

Presentations for day 1 should be sent to iwcspp2018@julius-kuehn.de latest until October 3, 2018.
Required file name: ID-No. as received from organizers + LastName  (e.g. 08-12 Mbanda)

 Please contact the room technician during breaks in the respective conference hall (A or B/C) as shown in the floor plan.

Due to time constraints, you will not be able to attach your own laptop to the projector in the room.
Video or audio files require supplementary files and need to be tested prior to presentation. If your presentation contains any movies, be sure to bring a separate file MPEG4, AVI or WMV. Please make sure together with the technician that all your files work.

In the room: Speakers need to sit close to the podium. Please introduce yourself to the co-chairs prior to your presentation and help them with the pronunciation of your name. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact iwcspp2018@julius-kuehn.de before the meeting or the conference secretariat.

 Best young-scientist oral presentations may be awarded!


  • If possible, not more than 5 lines of text per slide, use keywords or phrases rather than full sentences
  • A clear picture/graphic with short text “says more than 1000 words”
  • Tables: just show the few numbers you need most urgently, simplify your message!
  • Headlines should be 28 pt or larger, text not smaller than 16 pt
  • Your speaking time is 10 min, your microphone may be turned off after 12 min to allow for discussion!

 2.  Posters

Posters can have a maximum size of 1.2 m high x 1 m wide (preferably DIN A0: 1189 mm high and 841 mm wide). Each poster has been assigned a number (see Program) and should be set up in the space allocated by a note on the poster board. Pins will be provided to fix the poster to the board.
For the poster session, presenters must be present at their poster on Tuesday, October 9, from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Poster minute talks will be held by those who were informed before. Posters must be mounted on Monday by the end of lunch break and removed on Thursday until the end of lunch break. After this time they may be discarded when poster boards are removed.

Best young-scientist-posters will be awarded!


  • Title should summarize your main message (Font: 44 pt or larger)
  • Use pictures and graphs in high resolution („A picture says more than 1000 words“)
  • State your main hypothesis and possibly a contrary hypothesis (or several)
  • Give a brief summary of your materials and methods in short
  • Mention your results and a few phrases for main conclusions
  • Try to give a clear message to the fast reader!

We look forward to your presentations!