SNOW2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 threat
As you know, COVID-19 situation is getting increasingly threatening and chances are to further deteriorate in the near future. As organizers of the SNOW2020, we take participants’ health and well-being seriously and become seriously concerned about the risks posed by traveling and attending meetings. Furthermore, some participants informed us that their organizations already imposed travel restrictions which forbids them to attend this year SNOW. Therefore, given the circumstances, we consider that the right precaution measure is to cancel this year SNOW.
When planning the conference we used a general agreement our university has with selected conference hotels around Sweden and we made a nice deal with Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre. However, for this deal to work our division had to guarantee the full cancellation fee in case something unpredictable should happen. Therefore, when we now are forced to cancel the conference the approximate cost of 140 000 SEK will be paid by the Communications and Transport Systems (KTS) division of Linköping University.
We regret this unavoidable development, appreciate your understanding and wish you well.