EC-TEL 2020 will be an online conference
Due to the worldwide COVID-19 situation, the recent announcements of the German government and the difficulties connected to planning what lays in the months ahead, the EC-TEL chairs have, after much deliberation, come to the conclusion that a face-to-face EC-TEL 2020 is no longer feasible. Planning and organizing a face-to-face conference requires many long-term resource commitments, all of which are currently very uncertain. The health office of Heidelberg has also advised us against holding a larger face-to-face event in fall 2020.
For this reason, we have decided to organise EC-TEL 2020 fully online. We think that it is wiser to invest our resources into planning a well-designed online conference with plentiful opportunities for networking, interacting with ideas and experts in the community. This has the major advantage of requiring lower conference fees and providing access to researchers and students that may otherwise not have been able to attend an EC-TEL event. As said before, Springer proceedings will be published as usual and the review process will also follow the standard procedure. We will inform you about our conference fees soon.