02 April 2020 – (COVID-19 impact on Fusion2020 update),
Letter from Paulo Costa, ISIF President:
Dear ISIF Members:
I would like to thank you all for the strong support in these difficult times. We are fortunate to have such a vibrant community and be able to move on with our activities while facing high levels of uncertainty. This message is intended to reduce those levels.
Less than two weeks ago I announced the ISIF Board of Directors’ decision of moving ahead with the Fusion 2020 conference independently of the format, with publication of conference proceedings, and having its papers published in IEEE Xplore. Today, with the results of a number of separate discussions on the various options and witnessing the strong participation of our community, ISIF and the Fusion 2020 organization jointly opted for conveying the conference in virtual format only, while keeping all of its technical program intact. As such, the on-site component of the Fusion 2020 conference at Sun City is cancelled. All reasonable steps should be taken to cancel any travel and accommodation arrangements that have already been made.
20 March 2020 – Further paper submission extension: Owing to time lost due to COVID-19 disruptions, the committee and the ISIF board have decided to extend the paper submission deadline to 2 April 2020, 12:00 UTC. The notification of acceptance will accordingly move to 7 May 2020.
19 March 2020 – Special Session Descriptions: Descriptions of approved special sessions are available in the ‘Special Sessions” section under the “Programme” menu item.
18 March 2020 – Announcement – COVID update: We would like to continue encouraging authors to submit papers. We are working on contingency plans for remote presentations, or a combination of on-site and remote presentations. Should neither of these options be possible, we will take all steps to have accepted papers published via IEEEXplore.
13 March 2020 – Announcement – COVID-19 considerations: In some countries, institutions and authorities are implementing measures that tend to create uncertainty around the arrangements for Fusion 2020. The Fusion 2020 conference committee is closely monitoring the situation on the COVID-19 outbreak through official global and local channels. Given the fluidity of the situation, the conference committee is planning for a number of contingencies, should the need for them arise. We will continue to update the Fusion 2020 website on the enactment of these plans, as the COVID-19 situation becomes more certain over the next two months. We remain optimistic about the continuation of the conference and continue to plan as such. We extended the submission deadline and look forward to your submissions over the next two weeks.
12 March 2020 – The deadline for regular paper submissions has been extended to 26 March, 12:00 UTC.
10 March 2020 – Registration is now OPEN. Please refer to the registration tab for details on student grant applications.
3 March 2020 – The deadline for special sessions and panel discussions has been extended to 5 March. This is the final hard deadline for SS submissions.
25 Feb 2020 – The deadline for special sessions, panel discussions and tutorials has been extended to 28 February.
13 Feb 2020 – We as the organisers are attempting to index the conference on Scopus. We will keep you updated on the progress of this initiative.
10 Feb 2020 – Click here to view Fusion2020’s exciting Accompanying Persons Programme and Optional Excursions