A scientific conference is way more than just listening to a number of talks and reading papers. Discussions, excursions and just having a chat during a coffee break or the social dinner are just as important, if not even more so.
Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, ITiCSE 2021 has to be an online-only conference. While such a format makes a few things easier and many things cheaper, reaching the same level of scientific exchange and social interaction proves to be quite a challenge. Scientific conferences in 2020 had to be pioneers in this area, and were forced to switch to being online-only in the blink of an eye. A lot of what the organizers of these conferences came up with worked very well already, yet other aspects of a typical conference had to be scaled back.
For ITiCSE 2021, we can build on those experiences. We want ITiCSE 2021 to be as convenient, as interactive and as social as possible. In order to achieve this, we are currently evaluating digital platforms, timetables and different formats. We will provide you with more precise information in a timely manner, so please stay tuned.
If you happen to have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact the conference chairs. We very much appreciate your input!