The Rencontres du Vietnam, which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organized since 1993 international scientific conferences and schools to promote exchanges, interactions and collaborations between Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The International Center for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) has the objective to focus on developing science and education, helping Asian students and scientists to meet with the international science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.

The Rencontres du Vietnam initiated in 2014 a cycle of yearly conferences on planetary science, alternatively focussing on exoplanets, Solar system, or exobiology. In this framework, ICISE will host the 2nd Rencontres du Vietnam on Exoplanetary Science from February 25 to March 2, 2018.