Mark your calendars! Preparations for the highly-anticipated International Rice Congress 2018 are on high gear. Now on its fifth year, the world's biggest rice conference is set to take place in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands from Oct 14-17, 2018.

Expect exciting updates in the coming months or visit for more information.




Call for papers and posters




The role and impact of rice science in addressing current critical development challenges is evolving. As such, new scientific breakthroughs in rice research are highly encouraged.

IRC2018 is the perfect platform for rice experts, novice or seasoned, to share their work to rest of the rice science community and more. Submit your abstract online under one of the following categories:

  • Systems physiology
  • Genetic improvement
  • Disruptive technologies and innovations
  • Sustainable and equitable farming systems
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Pathways to health and nutrition
  • Food systems for the future
  • Social inclusion and gender equality

View the complete list of main topics and keywords or submit your abstract now.




Important dates





Dates open


Submission of abstracts


11 Dec - 31 Mar 2018


Review of abstracts


11 Dec - 9 May 2018


Notification on status of abstracts


10 May 2018 onwards


Early bird rates


11 Dec - 31 Mar 2018