Dear Members and Friends of ICOHTEC,
Given the current epidemiological situation, the 47th Annual Meeting of ICOHTEC in Eindhoven (scheduled for July 13-19, 2020) will not take place physically on location. This also applies to the connected Summer School. The decision was made after thorough consultation between the ICOHTEC officers and the Local Organizing Committee.
However, we are seriously considering organizing the 2020 symposium in a digital format. We expect that due the current lock-down situation and its foreseeable aftermath (many other meetings have been cancelled), ICOHTEC members may be particularly eager to have professional exchanges with their international peers.
We hope to make a go/ no go decision for such an online congress by Mid-April. All of you, whose paper and session proposals have been accepted, would be invited to take part.
Before we make our decision, we would like to consult you. Would you be interested in participating in such an experiment? We prepared a short survey. Please respond to this survey by Thursday 2 April 2020, 9.00 AM (CET).
We will use your feedback to make our go/no go decision and also on further decisions regarding technical requirements, costs & conference fee, format, and so on. We count on your advice to make this event a valuable experience.
Alternatively, if you are not interested in attending the digital conference, you may move your accepted paper to our next standalone conference in 2022 (the venue is not yet known). Your paper would not have to go through a new evaluation process, and you will have right to modify it to reflect your recent findings. Unfortunately, we can not offer moving it to 2021 symposium in Prague, which will be held part of the ICHST Congress, because its deadline is already closed. There is still a chance, however, to get together in Prague next year: the deadline for single paper submissions for ICHST is November 30, 2020 (https://www.ichst2021.org/ )
Your indication of interest in a digital congress (or not) is key to our decisions making. So please, make sure you take fill out the survey before April 2.
For the most updates go to Official conference website
Stay safe, we are looking forward to seeing you soon in more optimistic circumstances,
The President of ICOHTEC
The Secretary General of ICOHTEC
Chair of the Programme Committee
Erik van der Vleuten and Jan Korsten
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee