Registration & Submissions

Registration is open!

Registrations will proceed through an external site:

The site for registration runs in Portuguese. If you need any assistance, please email us at symtermes@gmail. com


How to submit:

Instructions on how to submit contributions are given in video.

Types of Submissions

Upon submission, the author shall indicate his/her preference in presenting that particular contribution in Oral or Poster form.   The abstract of all contributions will be included in the Symposium’s Proceedings.

All submitted contributions will be peer reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, quality of presentation, and technical quality. The authors of all accepted contributions may be asked to moderate their papers following reviewers’ comments. At this point, the Scientific Committee may recommend a candidate Oral contribution to presented as a Poster.

A quick summary of the process the Committee will follow to evaluate contributions is given below:


Oral contributions:

Attendees opting for an Oral Contribution will be given the opportunity to publish it as a full paper in a special issue on termites of the open access journal Sociobiology. Manuscripts entering this option will follow normal peer review process.

Such papers may report on new results or, alternatively, present a compilation of the main results of a given line of research that is been conducted by the group in which that author is included. The first 20 papers accepted will be given a 30 min slot for oral presentation during the symposium.


Posters must not exceed A0 dimensions (aprox 1.18 x 0.84 m).



15 May 2017: registration with 50% discount

15 June 2017: registration with 20% discount

16 June 2017: registration at full price starts

31 July 2017: last day for submitting full papers or abstracts. Postponed sine die, until all available spaces are full. After this, the work will still take part in IV SymTermes Community at Zenodo, but we will not guarantee any space for oral or poster presentation.


 Call for Papers: special issue on Termites in Sociobiology Journal


 Important Dates:


Publication is scheduled for November 2017


We are inviting you to take part in a special issue on termites that will be published  by Sociobiology (ISSN: 0361-6525), a fast track peer-reviewed, free of publication fees and open access academic journal edited by Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (UEFS-Brazil). Sociobiology is indexed and abstracted by ISI-Web of Knowledge; SCOPUS; AGRICOLA; CAB Abstracts; Biological Abstracts, among others.

Due to their astonishing abundance and typical cellulose-digesting abilities, termites impact ecosystem functioning, from biogeochemical cycles to species interactions. Their interindividual interactivity provides firm ground for the study of self-organized collective behaviour while their diplo-diploidy foments rich discussion on the evolution of sociality. All this, coupled with termites’ economic impact, implies that scientific interest in this prominent group of organisms is burgeoning and will continue to do so. It is, therefore, timely to invite termite researches to submit original manuscripts and review articles on any aspect of our current knowledge on termites for a special issue of Sociobiology.

The special issue will be published and promoted as part of the program of the IV Symposium of Termitology (IV SymTerm), which will be held in Viçosa-MG, Brazil, from November 07-10, 2017.

All submitted papers must contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal. Detailed information, and instructions for authors, please visite the Author Guidelines from Sociobiology.


Dr. Paulo Cristaldo (Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil)

Dr. Og DeSouza (Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil)

Editors for this Special Issue


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