Our society is a lively community and our international conferences are the heart of our activities. An international ISMET conference is held every three years, alternating with five regional ISMET conferences in between. ISMET members receive discounted rates at all our conferences!

Thanks again to all attendants for making our meetings such a great success!

Join us at these upcoming meetings:

Next International Meeting

  • September 16-19, 2025: ISMET9, Leipzig, Germany (+ preceding workshop in Jena from the evening of 14/09 to early afternoon of the 16/09).

Regional Meetings

Three regional ISMET 2026 Conferences: Call for Proposals Open

Stay tuned for updates and more information!

Code of conduct

ISMET is dedicated to creating an inclusive atmosphere among our members. Therefore, we have established a code of conduct, to which we request our members and conference attendees abide.

CO2 neutral conferences: We are growing our own forest!

ISMET wants to act responsible and sustainable and therefore offsets CO2 emissions caused by conference attendance of its members by planting a forest in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

This project was started for the 2014 EU-ISMET where 70 holm oaks and ash trees were planted to make the meeting with ~200 participants a CO2 neutral event. The ISMET Board decided to make this a permanent activity for ISMET conferences and financially supports the planting of trees at the Botanical Garden of Alcalá de Henares, Spain to offset the carbon foot print of the attendance of all future ISMET meetings. Our forest is growing…

Past Meetings

2024 NA-ISMETApril 3-5Houston, TexasWebsite
2023 EU-ISMETSept 6-8, 2023Wageningen, The NetherlandsWebsite
2023 AP-ISMETJuly 27-28, 2023Seoul, South KoreaWebsite
ISMET8Sept 19-24, 2022Chania, Crete, GreeceWebsite
2021 NA-ISMETNov 17-19, 2021Los Angeles, CaliforniaWebsite
2021 EU-ISMETSep 13-15 2021Girona, SpainWebsite
2021 AP-ISMETJuly 16-18 2021Harbin, ChinaWebsite
1st ISMET Virtual meetingOktober 7-9 2020GlobalWebsite
ISMET7 Oktober 7-14 2019Okinawa, Japan
2018 AP-ISMETNovember 13-16Goa, IndiaWebsite
2018 NA-ISMETOctober 10-12St. Paul, Minnesota, USAWebsite
2018 EU-ISMETSeptember 12-14Newcastle, United KingdomWebsite
ISMET6October 3-6, 2017Lisbon, PortugalWebsite
2016 NA-ISMETOctober 5-7, 2016Palo Alto, CAWebsite
2016 EU-ISMETSeptember 28-30, 2016Rome, Italy
2016 AP-ISMETAugust 31-September 1, 2016Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), South Korea
ISMET5October 1-4, 2015Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
2014 EU-ISMETSeptember 3-5, 2014University de Alcalá, SpainPicture Gallery
2014 NA-ISMETMay 13-15, 2014Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA 
2014 AP-ISMETJuly 21-23, 2014National University of Singapore 
ISMET4 (MFC4)September 1-4, 2013Cairns, Queensland, Australia 
2012 EU-ISMETSeptember 27-28, 2012Ghent University, BelgiumPicture Gallery
2012 NA-ISMETOctober 8-10, 2012Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA 
2012 AP-ISMETJanuary 13-15, 2013Harbin Institute of Technology HIT, China 
MFC3June 6-8, 2011WETSUS, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands 
2010 NA-BESMOctober 11-13, 2010University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA 
MFC2June 10-12, 2009Gwangju, South Korea 
MFC1May 27-29, 2008Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA