International conferences on SIS species have been in progress for many years with small groups of individuals taking charge of the organisation. Depending on the species in focus, these conferences have truly international attendance with the finest minds getting together to share information, and to plan for the future.
In the past, it was difficult to assemble the learnings from these conferences in a place that is convenient for people to access. An example of trying to assemble past information was our experience with the past issues of the SIS-SG newsletter: it took well over an year to get all of the issues. These are now scanned and freely available on our website, and happily, are being used regularly.
We have launched a new series: “Special Publications of the SIS-SG”.
The idea behind these Special Publications is to gather all of the information from conferences that can be shared, work with scientific committees of each conference to vet these, and rapidly publish the information. Where possible, we would like to publish the information before each conference so participants can plan meetings and discussions early. Such meetings are often the source of novel collaborations and transformative ideas.
We are making Special Publications also entirely free for download below. If you have an idea for a Special Publication, or would like to discuss details of an upcoming international meeting on any SIS species that may be suitable for planning a Special Publication, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luis Santiago Cano and K. S. Gopi Sundar (eds.)