IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION COVID 19

ICT4SD 2020 - Important Information for Authors

As you are well aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the life of people from around the world in almost every way. We acknowledge and fully support the various travel and public gathering restrictions, social distancing etc. to help slow down the spread of the virus. Further at this point of time of the pandemic which is creating a huge impact we as organizers also have a responsibility to pursue. In light of these new circumstances, we feel obligated to let our stakeholders know we are addressing this challenge while continuing to support all of our activities through online mode for a considerable time and maximizing the safety of our staff, colleagues, stakeholders and the community at large.

Now considering the dates are near for ICT4SD 2020, after understanding the policies for Government of Goa & Government of India for conference gatherings and further due to prevailing situation, the ICT4SD 2020 committee has taken a decision to move ICT4SD from Physical to Digital Mode. However as the registration process is almost near to completion, in response to travel concerns, the requirement to present accepted papers in person will be relaxed and will allow for virtual presentations. The conference and presentation now will be hosted through online platforms like Zoom or similar. More details on how this will be done will be available on the website.

Every Country in their own way is trying to reopen their economies in a well-defined manner. Government of India is also trying hard to combat these critical times. University Grants Commission, one of the regulators of the Indian Education has issued the advisories to open colleges and universities from 1st August at different modes and segments.

The ICT4SD conference committee thinks positively as well -

HOPE THINGS WILL CHANGE SOON AND PEOPLE WILL GATHER AGAIN.

We are very much concerned that many conference have moved to Digital modes seeing the current situations, further as actual physical conferences provide an opportunity to meet researchers in person and further make new friends, discuss and review our thoughts. On the same note we are going ahead with a hope we will all gather for the conference.

Please note that ICT4SD 2020 will go ahead in July as planned! No changes in venue or dates are currently foreseen. However, we are aware of advisories in India through State and Federal Government and across the globe as well due to pandemic, further we are also monitoring Indian Government measures daily. We will continue to monitor the situation and will post regular updates. In response to travel concerns, the requirement to present accepted papers in person will be relaxed and will allow for virtual presentations. As of now we advise you not to book your travel for the current conference dates might shift with the previlaing situations to make it happen in physical mode or take a needful decision for the well being all authors. In any case all registered authors will have a buffer window of 45 days to plan the travels.

Further regarding the publication, we will move all the registered papers towards publication as per the current conference dates. This will be impactful in not delaying the authors content from publication.

We wish everyone and their families good health and the best of luck in these tough times and we hope to see you for the conference.

HOPE WE WILL MEET SOON LIKE LAST 5 YEARS WE HAD MET AT HOTEL VAVANTA BY TAJ, GOA. WE WILL ALSO CHERISH THE MOMENTS AS WE DID IN PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF ICT4SD.

Travel Safety and Medical Guidelines

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. We will continue to monitor official travel advisories related to the Corona Virus and update the event website to keep you informed. Please visit these links for updated travel/Medical safety information pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak in global world as well as specifically INDIA:



We look forward to your participation.