Dear ICST 2020 participant,
Taking into account the current travel restrictions as well as quarantine measures imposed by many countries, ICST 2020 will be held as a hybrid event, combining a face-to-face event (adopting all health safety standards imposed by the Portuguese government) with remote participation. Workshops, in turn, will be held virtually only.
Workshop-only participants will receive a refund of 35% of the registration fee. Those registered to the main conference who decide to participate remotely will receive a refund of 35% of the registration fee. Hence, participants registered to the main conference will be contacted before September 18, to inform how they intend to participate in the conference.
Note, however, that we are going through unprecedented times and the Portuguese Government may change the rules and prevent us from having a physical event at all. Furthermore, if we have less than 50 people planning to attend physically, then we will have an all-virtual event. Hence, we will keep you informed if something changes in the meantime.
Please bear in mind that, due to logistical reasons, the partial refunds will only be processed after the conference.
This was definitely not an easy decision. Thank you all for putting up with us for the last couple of months. We do appreciate all the support and understanding!
Stay safe. Best,
Joao Faria and Rui Abreu.
ICST 2020’s General Chairs