Welcome to 17th ICM Official Website
The International Congress of Myriapodology aims at the interpretation of scientific knowledge about Myriapoda and Onychophora, which include diplopods, pauropods, symphylans, chilopods and onychophorans. Participants are not limited to experts and specialists but also include researchers from other relevant fields as well as amateurs from several communities who are interested in these spectacular animals. Diverse topics of presentation and discussion are encouraged, exploring the latest findings on myriapods and onychophorans at both global and regional scales. The goal is to build on research connections across the scientific community that have been forged since the first ICM in Paris in 1968. Up to date, the previous congresses have been regularly attended by participants from more than 30 countries around the world.
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About 17th ICM logo
1. The conference logo consists of two parts: the margin depicts the conference title, venue and date decorated with two floral motifs in Royal Thai Style, and the central part is the dragon millipede. The latter is coiled similar to the first ancient-Thai numeric number “๑”, which symbolizes that this congress will be hosted for the first time in Thailand (and indeed Asia).
2. The pink colouration of the millipede logo is similar to the colour of the congress host, Chulalongkorn University, which was honorably bestowed by King Rama V.
3. The dragon millipede in the logo has the common name "shocking pink dragon millipede", Desmoxytes purpurosea Enghoff, Sutcharit, & Panha, 2007. It was one of the top ten new species of 2007, and the first of these among millipede species endemic to Thailand.
4. The shocking pink dragon millipede is a representative species in the Order Polydesmida, which shows high diversity in Southeast Asia.