Update of 2020-04-08

The situation

Unfortunately, it is rather probable now that the state of the world will not be back to normal by end of August.

The RE’20 Chairs, together with the RE Conference Steering Committee Chair, have discussed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on RE’20 and which options we have to act. We have particularly considered that the number of active Covid-19 cases in Switzerland has started to shrink, but also that a second wave of Covid-19 might strike in fall or winter.

What we will do

Based on these considerations, we have decided not to postpone RE’20. The conference will be held from August 31 to September 4, 2020 as scheduled.
Depending on the further development of the Covid-19 pandemic, RE’20 will be held either

•  As a hybrid conference: physically in Zurich for those who can travel, and with remote attendance for everybody else;
or
•  As a virtual conference for all participants.

In both cases, the conference and workshop proceedings will be published electronically by the end of August 2020 as scheduled. All submission and notification deadlines will remain as scheduled.

We will continuously monitor how the Covid-19 situation in Switzerland and world-wide is developing and will decide for the hybrid or the virtual option by June 30, 2020. The early registration deadline will be July 20 so that people have enough time to decide about their participation in RE’20. There will be a reduced rate for remote attendance. Authors of accepted papers will have to register at regular rates, independently of whether or not they can attend the conference physically. This is required to cover the cost for organizing the conference and producing the proceedings.

We encourage you to submit to all RE’20 events that still accept submissions:

Stay tuned and take care of you and your loved ones.

Martin Glinz and Samuel Fricker
RE’20 General Co-Chairs

Andrea Zisman and Travis Breaux
RE’20 Program Co Chairs

Daniel Amyot
RE Steering Committee Chair