More than two years ago, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) was chosen as the Local Organizer for the 47th European Physical Society (EPS) Conference on Plasma Physics on June 22-26, 2020, in Sitges, Spain. Since then, our Fusion research group has been coordinating the different tasks to prepare for this big event with the support of numerous BSC staff members and the professional conference organizer Bco Congresos.
Due to the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our BSC team together with the EPS Plasma Physics Division Board and the Programme Committee came recently to the conclusion that it is best to postpone the conference by one year. Please find our joint official announcement below which is also available on the conference web site.
Over the last few weeks, we have been following the evolution of the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak closely, both locally and internationally. In view of this, and because our first priority is the health and well-being of all the attendees of this event, we have decided to postpone the EPS Conference, originally scheduled for June 22-26 2020.
The new dates for the Conference are 21-25 June 2021, at the same venue: Hotel Meliá Sitges, Spain.
While we aim to maintain the scientific program as much as possible, we foresee a call for new contributions in late 2020/ early 2021. Current contributors will be given an opportunity to update their submitted abstracts.
We have already received positive initial feedback from invited and plenary speakers. Authors of oral and poster presentations will be contacted soon, and we will facilitate changes in registrations and bookings.
We would like to apologize for any inconvenience the postponement may cause, but hope you will understand our decision, considering the exceptionality of the situation. We will continue to work on offering an unforgettable conference in Sitges and we hope you will be able to participate. We thank you for your continued support and understanding in these difficult times.
We look forward to seeing you in Sitges in June 2021!