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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time.

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet.

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

Electronics & computing

Last Meeting: 11th April 2018, Mansion House, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3NS

About the SIG:

The purpose of the Electronic and Computing Technology special interest group is to inform about what is happening at the interface of insect science in particuilar, life sciences in general, and the physical and engineering sciences. This border is a very exciting place for ideas flow and the creativity it generates.

Insect science is currently starting to benefit from the explosion in tiny electronic devices that have been developed to support the mobile phone and other high value consumer electronics industries. The result enables us to examine insect behaviour in unprecendented detail. This is forcing disruptive changes to the face of invertebrate ecology ("big data" for insects) and appears to be creating a distinctive new discipline, "e-ecology". Meanwhile, analysis of this plethora of data is causing strong positive feedback to be established back across the interface. The engineering and physical sciences, computer science and mathematics are all now starting to benefit from seminal discoveries being made in the life sciences.

Abstracts and presentations from the 2018 meeting together with some links to media interest generated by the event can be found here

Abstracts and presentations from the 2015 meeting together with some links to media interest generated by the event can be found here


Dr Mark O'Neill
Tumbling Dice Ltd

Twitter: @RESTechSIG 

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