Dear TPC members,
The safety and health of all ESSCIRC-ESSDERC TPC and Steering Committee members, and generally of IEEE SSCS and EDS members, volunteers, and attendees of SSCS and EDS events are our first priority.
Given the currently sanitary situation related to corona-virus, and after consulting with our Steering Committee and SSCS and EDS direction, the ESSCIRC-ESSDERC 2020 Conference Organizing Committee has decided to organize a virtual paper selection meeting.
We want to ensure a high scientific quality of the paper selection process, and we want to make sure each TPC member can provide high quality feedback in the same manner.
Regarding the different meeting:
The virtual participation of ALL TPC members is mandatory
We are currently working on the organization modalities, and we will inform you soon about the practical organization: phone bridges and screen sharing software will be put in place for each track in order to properly be able to discuss and select the best papers
We will try to accommodate a time schedule fitting to most of WW time zones represented in our TPC
The final dates of this virtual meeting will be very close to the initially scheduled one, i.e. May 18th 2020 for the TPC meeting, and May 19th for the SC meetings
The paper submission deadline stays the same, April 17th, and we strongly encourage you and your research teams to submit papers. As well, please do advertise among your personal networks the paper submission to our conference.
On a more positive note, ESSCIRC-ESSDERC 2020 paper selection meeting will be the first full virtual SSCS/EDS of such type of meeting. With this new experience, we will learn new ways to better serve our community and also reduce our carbon footprint.
Thank you very much for your understanding, and we count on the support of each and every TPC and SC member to make of ESSCIRC-ESSDERC 2020 a successful conference even in times of crisis!
Andreia Cathelin, ESSCIRC TPC chair
Sylvain Clerc, ESSCIRC TPC co-chair
Francois Andrieu, ESSDERC TPC chair
Maud Vinet, ESSDERC TPC co-chair
Thomas Ernst, General Chair
Dominique Thomas, General co-chair