Dear Members of the ICSA Community:
ICSA 2020 is postponed until further notice. We are still exploring virtual conference options as well as options of moving the conference to a later date, due to the escalating situation of the Coronavirus outbreak.
We are very sorry for such short notice and all the inconvenience that this change of plans will cause. We were committed to make the conference happen despite the travel restrictions that many were facing. We had planned to allow remote presentations and remote attendance using zoom. All efforts to enable a mix of in-person and remote participation were underway.
However, in the past couple of days it has become clear that travelling and gathering simply go against the recommendations from public health authorities. For that reason, many governments are shutting down schools and prohibiting gatherings, even in cities where there are no confirmed cases of the virus. We are being urged to avoid social interaction as a preventive measure. Of course the well being of all members of the ICSA community and their families is above all.
The ICSA steering committee is now discussing the options, one of which is to postpone ICSA 2020 to a later date this year. Implications regarding publications, registrations already made, and other issues resulting from this decision will be communicated shortly to all of you.
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ICSA - General Chair