With the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus, life in general and also conference planning has become more complicated. We monitor developments closely and take into account both national and international recommendations as presented by different public health organisations. The safety and wellbeing of the ISDRS community is of utmost importance to us.
Given all uncertainties around travel, we have decided to develop a virtual version of ISDRS2020, which may run parallel to the onsite event, if the situation improves by July, or will be organized solely, if travel for most participants is still not possible. This change has major implications for most aspects of the conference including the structure of the programme, the required facilities and the financial resources needed to host the event, which in turn will also require the revision of registration categories/fees.
However, our determination to provide a platform for scientific discussion – as ISDRS conferences have always been – is unchanged. For this reason we ask you to continue with the preparation of your presentations and papers. The conference proceedings will be published as normal and details about different ways of participation, changes in registration fees and deadlines will be posted on the website as soon as possible.