Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 4th International Simuliidae Symposium on October 12-15, 2010 in Antalya, Turkey. All Simuliidologists, students, and interested parties are heartily welcomed to the Symposium.
First three days are for sessions and poster presentations which will be organized later according to decision of an international scientific committee. Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts is August 15, 2010. A natural and historical excursion and a gala dinner will be organized for the participants.
The Symposium will be held at the Hotel Sun Zeynep in Belek. The Belek district of Antalya is within easy rich of Antalya airport nestling between forest land and the sea. We hope to see you in this delightful corner of the Mediterranean for what is sure to be an exciting and productive symposium.

Dr. Selim Sualp Çağlar
Head of the local organizing committee (
MSc Kahraman İpekdal
Contact person (
Hacettepe University Department of Biology,
Ecological Sciences Research Laboratories (ESRL),
06800, Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
Tel.: +90 312 297 64 35
Fax: +90 312 299 20 28

Scientific Committee

Dr. Peter Adler(USA)
Dr. Ladislav Jedlička (Slovakia)
Dr. Marija Zgomba (Serbia)
Dr. John Davies (UK)
Dr. Rory Post (UK)
Dr. Doreen Werner (Germany)
MSc Aleksandra Ignatović Ćupina (Serbia)
Dr. Rasa Bernotiene (Lithuania)
Dr. Dusan Petric (Serbia)
Dr. Selim Sualp Caglar (Turkey)

Organizing Committee

Dr. Selim Sualp Caglar (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Dr. Major Dhillon (SOVE, USA)
Dr. Norbert Becker (EMCA, Germany)
Dr. Asghar Talbalaghi (EMCA, Italy)
Dr. Mustafa Akiner (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Dr. Ismail Saglam (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Dr. Oner Koçak (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
MSc. Aleksandra Ignatovic Cupina (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
MSc. Kahraman İpekdal (Ahi Evran University, Turkey)
MSc. Cagasan Karacaoglu (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
MSc. Arda Cem Kuyucu (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
MSc. Abdullah Yılmaz (Plant Protection Research Institute, Turkey)


Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As the organizing committee we are determined to provide an event that combines a high powered and diverse scientific experience with the pleasures afforded by the cultural and historical riches of this delightful corner of the Mediterranean.
The Belek district of Antalya where the symposium will be housed is within easy reach of Antalya airport nestling between forest land and the sea.
We hope to make the most of this wonderful setting with excursions to sites of historically interest like Demre, the ancient city of Myria and its nearby sunken city.
We look forward to welcoming you to Antalya, Turkey.
Local Organizing Committee
Conference Venue

  • Hotel Sun Zeynep, Belek, Antalya (Symposium hotel)
  • For all venue enquiries please contact the conference organizers
  • Hotel serves in an all inclusive concept. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, minibar, all drinks and all the other facilities offered by the Symposium hotel are included in your accommodation price.
  • The welcome cocktail, excursion and ticket for Dance Show “Fire of Anatolia” and transports from airport to hotel are included in your registration fees.
  • The Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 15 October 2010 in hotel or in a traditional restaurant in an area of natural beauty. Special samples of Turkish cuisine will be served.

Visiting Antalya city centre from the Symposium hotel
Hotel shuttles and taxis are available at any time from the Symposium hotel to the city center. The trip takes 30 min.
Reaching the Symposium hotel from the Antalya airport
Private Symposium buses will be waiting for participants who inform us of their arrival times at two-hour intervals on 10-11 and 16-17 October.
Alternatively you can take a taxi from the airport anytime to the Symposium hotel, which takes 25-30 min.
Scientific sessions will start on Tuesday (12th of October) afternoon at 13:15. To arrive at 11th night and to leave at 16th morning looks like the best plan. Morning sessions will probably start at 09:15 and afternoon sessions finish around 18:00; but this depends mainly on the number of presentations.
Dance Performance
“Fire of Anatolia”
It will be performed in the private centre which is a reproduction of the ancient theatre of Aspendos located close by the original.
Welcome Cocktail
Welcome cocktail will take place in the Symposium hotel by the Beach on Tuesday 12 October 2010.
Gala Dinner
The Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 15 October 2010. Special samples of Turkish cuisine will be served.
The Excursion will take place on Thursday 14 October 2010 . We hope to make the most of this wonderful setting with excursions to sites of historically interest like Demre, the ancient city of Myria and its nearby sunken city.
Demre MYRA
The ancient city of Myra, now called Demre or Kale was inhabited as early as 500 BC. Many splendidly carved rock tombs dating from the 14th century BC overlook the magnificent Roman theater. Myra was established on the hillside of the mountains that encircle the plain of Demre, overlooking the sea. St. Nicholas, who was born in Patara, a principal harbor of ancient Lycia on the west, was the bishop of Myra during the 4th century AD, and died there in 326. Every year in December the St. Nicholas Commemoration Ceremony attracts many tourists who spend their Christmas holidays on the sunny Mediterranean coast of ancient Lycia.
Kekova, an island an hour from Dalyanagzı by sea, gives its name to a whole ensemble of picturesque islands, numerous bays and ancient cities. These bays provide natural harbors in all seasons, and yachtsmen particularly enjoy exploring the unspoiled landscape. Along the northern shore of Kekova Island at Apollonia, eartquakes have disturbed the land causing some of the ancient houses to sink under the clear water, thus creating a sunken city.
Please note that the average daytime temperature in October is 20 °C and the water is 25 °C in Antalya.
Please ensure that you bring your swimming suits, if you would like to swim among the ruins, but also be prepared for rain.