ISC is the only international organization dealing with sericulture and silk industry. The Commission organizes various global meetings for the benefit of the sericulture and silk industry. The details of these meetings are given below:
1. ISC Congress
The ISC Congress, which is a triennial event, is the only international forum committed exclusively for the sericulture and silk industry that provides access to progress made in sericulture science and technology, current knowledge of the field, and the prevailing global business environment for silk.
It offers an exclusive opportunity for international scientists, universities, faculty & students of Institutions of research in mulberry and non-mulberry silkworms, host-plants, post-cocoon technology, bio-technology, sericulture management & economies, post-yarn sectors, silk trade, processing, promotion, marketing, etc., including those in silk and silk related businesses to interact, share and exchange the most recent advancements in their fields.
Presentation of a large number of scientific papers, apart from several poster presentations covering the entire range of sericulture and silk production activities, is expected to lead up to the formation and dissemination of current and new scientific and adaptive knowledge in the field of sericulture, including honing up the base-line skills as well as core competencies of the participants.
A global assembly of this standing also envisages generating usable trade information, and promoting mercantile and economic relations amongst silk producing countries.
In effect, the Proceedings of the Congresses would bring together in a single, free, open, equitable access-resource, the collective knowledge and erudition of the international sericulture and silk community, displayed in the presence of an insightful global audience, which can be usefully translated into strategic tools for the advancement of sericulture and silk sectors in respective countries.
1.1. ISC Congresses held in the past
|III||Roveredo, Moësa, Switzerland||1872|
|IV||Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France||1874|
|IX||Maurcie, Madrid, Barcelona, Spain||1960|
|XI||Murcie, Madrid, Spain||1967|
|XVII||Londrina, Parana, Brazil||1997|
|XXI||Athens, Greece (For proceedings; click on to http://www.bacsa-silk.org/user_pic/biblio.pdf)||2008|
Chiang Mai, Thailand (Write to ISC for scientific proceedings)
|XXIII||Bangalore, India (Write to ISC for scientific proceedings)||2014|
1.2. Structure of the Congress
The Congress consists of 8 permanent Sessions on different topics related to Sericulture and Silk Industry. Each Session is headed by the Chairperson nominated by the Member Countries and approved by the 'Conference'. The Chairperson takes the responsibility of organizing the Session during the ISC Congress. The details of the Sessions at present are given below:
Dr Souad Morsi MAHMOUD (Ms)
|All aspects and areas concerning Mulberry|
Dr. Daniel Severus Dezmirean
|Rearing, feeding, pathology, and breeding aspects of Bombyx mori (mulberry silkworm)|
Dr. Ajit Kumar Sinha,
|Rearing, feeding, pathology, breeding, host-plants|
|Bacology of silkworms||
Dr. Keiko Kadono-OKUDA,
|Silkworm as a biological model, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, genetic-engineering, molecular biology, developmental biology, and genomics|
Ms Somying CHUPRAYOON
|Reeling, cocoon preservation, silk quality, gradation, weaving, product diversification and by-product utilization|
Mr Aliasghar Dadashpour
|Domestic and international markets, prices, trading, economic analysis of projects, situation and statistics in different silk producing countries etc.,|
Sericulture in non textile industries and new applications
Dr Yasushi TAMADA
|The silkworms and mulberries for medicals, pharmaceuticals, food, biotechnology, biomaterials.|
|Silk processing, trading and marketing||
Dr. Subhas V Naik,
|All the activities in silk processing, import, export, silk consumption, global demand, marketing and promotion.|
1.3. Papers’ Presentation
There would be oral presentations of select contributions in each of the 8 Sessions.
1.4. Poster Presentations
Special time-slots would be allotted for parallel / exclusive Poster Presentations of select manuscripts on all days of the Congress, as pertinent to each Session.
1.5. Selection Process for Contributions
Each Session of the Congress which is presided by a specialist would select the contributions based on merit, contemporaneous issue selection, contextual appropriateness, equitable distribution of contributions to various Themes of different Sessions, country-wise parity, and the time-slots available, etc. The Chairperson of the Session would also demarcate the contributions for Oral or Poster presentations.
2. Organizational Meetings
Executive Committee held at Bangkok, Thailand on 9th August, 2016
Bidding farewell to Mrs. Somying Chuprayoon, Thailand
The Commission also organizes the Meetings of the Executive Committee, twice in a year, mostly in its Head Quarters. The Conference is usually organized along with the Congress or at emergency occasions where certain decisions are required to be taken urgently. Both the above meetings are purely the internal Meetings of the ISC.
3. Representation of ISC in International Meetings
Chairpesons and ISC Team in the XXIV Congress held at Bangkok Thailand on 10th August 2016
Louis Pasteur Awardees-2016 at Bangkok, Thailand
The Secretary General participates in various events related to Sericulture and Silk Industry in the World. The Secretary General is also invited for the Meetings of International Organizations like FAO, ESCAP, UNIDO, ILO, World Bank, IFAD, UNDP, WTO, BACSA, etc. for providing advice on the issues related to sericulture and silk industry.