In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and after considering the current situation in Europe and Austria, we decided to move our conference to a fully online conference.

We strongly believe that this is the best approach for interaction during the conference given the current circumstances. We are pleased that a virtual event will allow us to expand the audience to those who have little time for travelling, but instead have now the opportunity to participate virtually. Let us make the best out of it. The presenters are asked to prepare high quality pre-recorded videos, which will be made available together with the recorded Q&A after the conference.

We run the conference in fully online mode, with virtual session rooms and facilities for online presentation of talks, such that attendees will have an experience very close to the real conference. We will take care of publishing the conference proceedings in IEEE Xplore at the earliest time possible and will further make preliminary proceedings available at the conference date.

In addition, IES supports us with the virtual conference organization tool, which enables us to offer free participation to attendees not presenting a paper as well.