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IWSC 2024

01dec10:00 am05(dec 5)5:00 pmIWSC 2024IWSC 2024. 9th International Weed Science Congress. Jerusalem, Israel, 1st to 5th of December 2024.

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General information


Ramada Hotel Jerusalem 

Ruppin Bridge at Herzl Blvd

Jerusalem 91033



Official Language

The official language of the Congress is English. Should there be a contingent of more than 100 participants from abroad, the Organizing Committee will arrange for simultaneous translation in the plenary hall.

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal letter of invitation to participate in the Congress. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to assist participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa to enter Israel. 



All bona fida participants are invited to attend. Participants need to check if a visa is required. We suggest that you check this with your travel agent or on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The congress organizer can provide invitation letters to assist participants obtain visas. Delegates from countries without diplomatic relations with Israel are required to submit their entry applications in advance, no later than the end of August 2024. The congress organizer will assist with their visa application.

Climate and Clothing

The weather in Jerusalem in December is cool with highs of 14°C during the day and cooler at night with lows of around 9°C. A warm jacket for the evening is recommended. Rain is a possibility. Clothing is informal for all occasions. Comfortable walking shoes highly recommended.

Travel information

Flights are available with El Al Israel Airlines as well as many other international carriers (there are around 70 airlines that fly into Tel Aviv). It is recommended to book your international air travel to/from Ben Gurion International Airport with your local travel agent and/or on the internet.

Ground transportation between Ben Gurion International airport and Jerusalem:

  • As you will have a Congress app, you may want to write to your colleagues ahead of time and share a cab.

  • Taxi Service: The cost for a one-way trip is approximately US$90 depending on the time of day and number of pieces of luggage. The trip should take between 50-60 minutes, depending on time of day.

  • Nesher, shared transfer service is available from Ben Gurion Airport. There may be a waiting time as the driver only departs when there are 10 passengers. Rate – approximately US$18.

  • Train: Take the train to Yitzhak Navon Jerusalem station (rate — approximately US$ 5).The ride takes about 26 min. The station is about a 15 min (1.2 km) walk to the Ramada Hotel. Alternatively, you can take the light rail (Jerusalem train) from the Yitzhak Navon station (fare — approximately US$ 1.50), which is just one stop away to Kiryat Moshe station. From there, it’s a 6-minute walk (550 m) to the Ramada Hotel. Please note that trains and light rail services do not operate from Friday afternoon (approx. 15:00) through Saturday night (resumes at approx. 19:00) for the Sabbath. To access the train schedules please click here.

Important Notes

Personal travel, luggage and health insurance is recommended.

Please note that the organizers cannot be responsible for participants lacking appropriate insurance coverage in case of need.

All services are booked on the express condition that Target Conferences shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident, to any person or to his or her luggage or any other property, for any reason whatsoever.

About Jerusalem

Jerusalem draws large numbers of visitors (local and international) annually and has a well-developed tourism industry that makes the city a premier congress destination. 

Jerusalem is

  • sacred to the three monotheistic religions

  • one of the most fascinating cities in the world

  • a unique combination of ancient history, spiritual sanctity and colorful 

  • one of the oldest cities in the world with a history going back 4000 years

  • easily accessible

  • exceptionally visitor-friendly with a network of buses and a light rail system that connects one end of the city to the other

Scientific Program

The organizers plan on 3 full days of sessions with plenary and parallel halls.

Tentative program will be posted closer to the time.

Program at glance 

Sunday, December 1, 2024

All day:                                 



Welcome reception 

Participate in optional tours

Monday, December 2, 2024

All day:                                 

Plenary and parallel sessions 



Student event

Tuesday, December 3, 2024

All day:                                 

Plenary and parallel sessions 

Early evening:            





Optional visit to the Israel Museum (open till 21:00)

Wednesday, December 4, 2024

All day:                             Professional Field Trips                               


At leisure

Thursday, December 5, 2024
All day:                             

Plenary and parallel sessions



Congress dinner

Abstract Submission

Deadline to submit: JUNE 10, 2024

The abstract should contain details of the motivation and objectives of the study, a brief summary of methods used, including data and statistical analysis, a summary of the main results and their interpretation and brief conclusions that are supported by the results presented.

Abstract submission is by topic. The presenter will be notified in due course whether the abstract has been accepted; and if for oral or poster presentation.

All presenters must pre-pay their registration fee and need to present physically (there will be no zoom presentations).

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance based on their scientific merit.

Abstract topics:

• Chemical weed management

• Ecological weed management

• Herbicide resistance

• Integrated weed management

• Invasive weeds

• New technology for weed management 1: digital

• New technology for weed management 2: biotechnology

• Non-chemical weed management

• Parasitic weeds

• Plant-soil microbiome & weed management

• Socio-economics of weed management (+ extension)

• Weed biology

• Weed ecology, diversity & ecosystem services

• Weed genomics + weed adaptation

• Weeds & climate change

• Other

Submission Guidelines

• Abstracts must be submitted using the online submission link via the website.

Please do not fax, mail or email your abstract as it will not be considered.

• All abstracts must be submitted in English.

• The names and affiliations of all authors should be included in the abstract.

• Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 300 words (excluding title and affiliations).

• The abstract title is limited to a maximum of 25 words.

• Each presenting author may submit up to two abstracts

Abstract Changes

You can edit the abstract up until the deadline date, once it has been submitted.

Keep note of your username and password which will allow you to re-enter the system.

Click here to submit your abstract


Registration will open soon.

Fees according to the World Bank Country Groups.

*Proof of student identification must be included with registration.

Fee for participants include:

• Congress material

• Entrance to sessions and the exhibition

• Coffee at breaks

• 3 lunches on session days

• Welcome reception (December 2)

• Excursion with lunch (December 4)

• Congress dinner (December 5)

Fee for accompanying persons include:

• Welcome reception (December 2)

• Excursion with lunch (December 4)

• Congress dinner (December 5)


Payment for registration fees may be made by bank transfer*, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners). Registration fees must be pre-paid in full.

Bank Transfers should be made to the following account:
Target Conferences Ltd.

Bank Leumi

Ahad Ha’am Branch number 811

31 Montefiore St. Tel Aviv

Account name: Target Conferences Ltd.

Swift: Lumiilit

Account number: 610500/25

IBAN: IL050108110000061050025

*Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and meeting name (IWSC) are clearly stated on the bank transfer.
Bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer and should be paid at source in addition to the registration fees.

Cancellation Policy:

Notification must be received in writing and is applicable as follows:

Up to September 2 – Full refund less US$ 50 handling fee

Up to November 6 – 50% refund

As of November 7 – No refund


Accommodation has been blocked at the venue hotel for congress participants as follows: The two (first) hotels are joined by an air-conditioned walking bridge.

Accommodation must be booked via the congress website (details included on the registration form).

Option for sharing accommodation will be provided but not guaranteed.



1 (Sunday) 10:00 am - 5 (Thursday) 5:00 pm



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