ISPRS officially announces that due to the corona virus crisis, the XXIV ISPRS Congress to be held in Nice, France, has been postponed to 2021. Council is aware that this decision has many consequences, but the very real health risks and the capacity to travel for the Congress participants did not leave us with any other alternative.
As the reviewing process of scientific submissions is nearly completed, the preparation of the ISPRS Archives and Annals scheduled for this summer is on track, and the proceedings will be published as planned. Results of abstract review are already out, those for the double-blind peer review will follow at the end of the month, and the deadline for submission of camera-ready manuscripts stays May 4, 2020.
All registrations for this year’s Congress will be carried forward to next year. This means that anybody who has registered and paid the registration fee until May 4, 2020 can use that fee to participate in the Congress in July 2021, and if desired, submit a new paper for the July 2021 Congress.
Sponsors and exhibitors are also encouraged to maintain their involvement in the Nice Congress even though it is postponed by one year. The involvement of companies in the activities of ISPRS is indeed essential.
The General Assembly and all elections have also been postponed until next year. We ask all ISPRS officers to please continue their service for the society in their current position for an additional 12 months.
ISPRS Council is diligently working on developing the details of this transition, including refund policy, publication requirements, etc., and will make corresponding announcements in subsequent communications in the near future.
All the best and hoping to see you in Nice in July 2021,
Christian Heipke, ISPRS President
Nicolas Paparoditis, ISPRS Congress Director Nice 2020
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