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.
CONFEST 2022 is 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.
We strongly encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated. We also suggest to take a Covid-19 test before traveling to CONFEST. Rapid tests will be available at the reception.
If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms and/or are tested positive, please do not come to the venue and notify us by e-mail.
We kindly ask to maintain social distancing whenever possible, and to wear masks during all indoor activities (unless you are a recent Covid-19 convalescent). Masks will be available at the reception.
Support for students and young researchers
A number of grants have been awarded to students and young researchers, to cover the conference fee and accommodation.