2020 Woudschoten Conference CANCELLED

Dear members of the Dutch-Flemish Scientific Computing Society (SCS),

 

Last weeks we, the members of the organizing committee of the Woudschoten Conference 2020, discussed the possibilities to organize this year's conference. Taking into account the situation related to the pandemic, and after having consulted the invited speakers and the board of the SCS, unfortunately, we had to decide to cancel the Woudschoten Conference 2020.

The plan is to transfer the program of Woudschoten 2020 to 2021.

 

Although the Covid-19 statistics are currently improving in the Netherlands and Flanders, it is clear that this year the conference cannot take place as usual. Specific reasons for our decision are the following:

  • Two invited speakers from the USA have indicated not to come, all other speakers are still uncertain about what to do; 
  • Personal interactions between the participants during the poster session, the breaks, dinners and lunches - a very essential aspect of the Woudschoten Conference - will still be hampered mostly probably September 30 - October 2.

Because of the importance of these personal interactions, we think that an online version of Woudschoten 2020 would miss a good part of the conference goals. 


As written above, the plan is actually to postpone the 2020 edition to 2021. 

Hoping to see you then!


With kind regards,
Martine Anholt (secretary SCS)
Martin van Gijzen
Barry Koren (chair SCS)
Sorin Pop (chair Woudschoten 2020)
Matthias Schlottbom