Message from General Chair

Dear all:

ICWE 2020 will be hosted as online conference for the first time.

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. 

However, in the past couple of weeks 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 ICWE community and their families is above all. 

The ICWE steering committee has discussed the options, and the plan now is to arrange ICWE 2020 as a first completely virtual ICWE-conference. 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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Tommi Mikkonen

ICWE 2020 – General Chair