20th International Sunflower Conference

June 22 to 25, 2020

Novi Sad, Serbia

(POSTPONED) – NEW DATE IS: 21-24 June, 2021

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Dear colleagues,

Global crisis caused by COVID-19 virus is affecting all aspects of our lives. Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad, and International Sunflower Association, as organizers of the 20th International Sunflower Conference in Novi Sad, are closely monitoring the situation since the beginning of the crisis.

The health, safety and security of all conference participants, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and others are, of course, more important than anything else.

Since further development of the situation cannot be foreseen, we have decided to postpone the conference for the next year.  The new time for the conference is June 21st to June 24th, 2021. The conference will be held in the same place, Master center, in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Already paid registration fees and hotel reservations will remain valid, and any individual requests on this issue will be handled with the supporting agency Panacomp. We hope that the sponsors and exhibitors will agree to continue supporting the conference. Conference program and speakers will remain the same, maybe with minor changes. Already received abstracts and papers are valid.

We hope and believe that most of the participants, sponsors and exhibitors already registered will be able to adapt to the new date of the conference.

We invite everyone interested to continue submitting abstracts and papers. The conference website remains active and all conference information will continue to be published there.

We wish all of you good health, and to get through this difficult period as easily as possible.

See you next year in Novi Sad!


ISC2020 Organizing Committee

– photos by Aleksandar Milutinović

Welcome to the

20th International Sunflower Conference, 2021

On the behalf of the International Sunflower Association (ISA), we would like to invite you to the 20th International Sunflower Conference (ISC2020) to be held on 21-24 June, 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia. This conference is organized by the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops Novi Sad (IFVCNS), Serbia in collaboration with ISA. ISC2020 continues the long tradition of conferences on sunflower and provides the opportunity for sunflower people from all over the world to meet once again.

The conference sessions will be designed to attract common interests and create synergy among different disciplines in the sunflower research. They will include presentations and posters on cutting edge sunflower research and cover latest findings in plant breeding, crop protection, climatic stress, seed quality and many other topics. We encourage participants to exchange information and ideas in order to meet potential collaborators and maximize the conference networking potential.
We are looking forward to welcoming sunflower experts from all over the world for an exciting and diverse scientific program.

See you in Novi Sad!

Important dates

June 20, 2019

Start of Early registration and Abstract submission

December 10 , 2020

Deadline for Abstract submission

November 15, 2019

Early-bird Registration ends

December 20, 2020

Notification of Abstract Acceptance and Call for Paper Submission

March, 20, 2021

Deadline for Paper submission


21-24 June, 2021 in Novi Sad

Conference Organizers


As a leader in sunflower research in Serbia, IFVCNS celebrated 80th anniversary in 2018 and got the status of Institute of National Importance. The long tradition of scientific achievements and innovations deployed into commercial activities made IFVCNS recognized worldwide.


International sunflower association is made up of individual people or legal bodies interested in promoting research and developing sunflower production. The aim of the Association is to improve international cooperation on the agronomic, breeding, technical and nutritional levels, and to ensure close links between research and workers.

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Become a sponsor

We invite you to partner with us in delivering ISC2020 in Novi Sad. Your support as a sponsor will help optimize this conference and ensure its success. Becoming a sponsor will boost your brand’s profile as a company committed to this field, while sponsoring ISC2020 offers your staff access to the latest information about sunflower.

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Become an exhibitor

We are delighted to be able to provide your company with an opportunity to present your products at the conference. The exhibition stands are to be placed inside the Congress centre Master, within Novi Sad Fair, while field trials will be organized at Rimski šančevi, the Field day location.

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Conference Contact Address

PanaComp Wonderland Travel
Bul. Cara Lazara 96
21000 Novi Sad | Serbia

Dear colleagues,

The congress organizers have the pleasure to inform you that the organisation of the 20th International Sunflower Conference is progressing as planned with a constant increase in both the number of participants and companies supporting the event. We invite you to refer to the conference web site https://isc2020.com to find current information about the scientific program, field day organisation, accommodation, post conference tours etc.

The authors of the submitted abstracts have been notified whether their abstract has been accepted for oral or poster presentation type. For your information, the maximum size of your poster can be A0 format: 118,9 cm (height) x 84,1 cm (width) // 46.8 in (height) x 33.1 in (width). Supply to hang posters will be provided on site.

Authors are invited to submit full Papers till March 20th. You may find detailed info on Conference Program and Topics at https://isc2020.com/program/program-overview/, and Paper Submission procedure and Paper Template at https://isc2020.com/call-for-papers/

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us at science@isc2020.com


Journal publishing options

We are delighted to inform you that participants of the Conference will have the option to publish their full papers in the Agronomy-Basel  journal (ISSN 2073-4395; SCIE, 2018 IF 2.259) that has offered a possibility to publish papers from the Conference.

Besides Agronomy, several scientific journals are supporting the event like the OCL, Helia and Ratarstvo i povrtarstvo.


IFVCNS Young Scientist Poster Award

In order to promote young scientists working on sunflower, and with the aim to make this tradition, Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad will present IFVCNS Young Scientist Poster Award to the best poster presentation at the Conference.

The quality of the work and the layout of the poster will be assessed by the Scientific Committee members, but the Conference participants will be able to cast their vote for their favourite poster(s), as well.

All poster presentations will be eligible for the Award, but the advantage will be given to the ones where young researchers (10 or less year after PhD) are the first or corresponding authors.

Should you require further information about scientific participation, please contact science@isc2020.com while for assistance in registration, transport and accommodation contact info@isc2020.com.

We remain at your disposal for any further assistance and look forward to welcoming you to Novi Sad.

ISC2020 Organising Committee