Confest

12-16.09.2022
WARSAW

Statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Steering Committees and PC Chairs of CONFEST 2022 conferences strongly condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a violation of international law, a horrifying crime and a threat to humanity. We express our solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their plight, and our deep respect to their courage in defending their country.

We adhere to the statement of the European University Association (EUA). In view of disgraceful declarations of many Russian academic institutions, we support the decision, made by several international academic organisations, to freeze all institutional collaboration with the Russian academic establishment. Therefore we request academics from Russia, when submitting their work for CONCUR/FMICS/FORMATS/QEST 2022, to consider refraining from mentioning Russian affiliations and acknowledging support from Russian institutions. We know that many Russian academics are actively opposed to the war against Ukraine and we acknowledge their civil courage.

Covid-19

The venue is planned as an on-site, in-person event, with certain support for remote presence, both for speakers and for other participants who are unable or unwilling to come. Depending on the pandemic situation, we may have to make a decision to cancel the physical component of the event and proceed online similarly as the previous edition, QONFEST 2021. The final decision will be announced by the end of June 2022.

Support for students and young researchers

There will be a reduced conference fee for full-time students. Additionally, a number of grants for students and young researchers is planned, to cover conference fee and accommodation.