Dear Cycling Safety friends,
It is been a while since our last newsletter. Together with the Steering Committee, we had a lot of discussions on how to proceed and save the conference. As the outcome, here are the two plans we want to share with you.
Plan A. We aim at a physical event if the circumstances allow. Most probably, some of the participants, particularly from Australia and North America, will still face travel restrictions or simply want to avoid travelling. We will work on technical solutions allowing to be a remote yet still active participant. However, we do not want ICSC 2020 to become 100% virtual.
If by the end of August 2020 the travel and other restrictions are still in place with no hope for quick elimination, we will change to…
Plan B. The conference is postponed till November 2021. When this decision is taken, a lot of work on writing and reviewing the papers has already been done. Therefore, we keep what was promised regarding the handling of the papers – the special issue of the Accident Analysis and Prevention will take place (confirmed by the editor), and those who wish to publish their work on the conference website may still do so.
I hope these explanations bring some certainty in these uncertain times.
Best regards and stay safe!!!