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Postponement of the ESGCO 2020 International Conference


Dear ESGCO 2020 Participants and broader ESGCO Community,

We are writing to update you on the revised plan for the ESGCO 2020 International Conference and hope everyone is well during this difficult time.

We thank you for your patience over the last few weeks, which allowed us to evaluate alternative dates to reschedule our meeting in person in fall 2020. 

We have carefully observed the consequences produced by the COVID-19 pandemic and, given the high uncertainty that surrounds the upcoming months, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person meeting and held a virtual presentation of the high-quality contributions that were submitted to the conference.

A total of 75% of each paid registrations will be refunded.  We expect refunds to appear back on your account within the next few weeks. If you paid by wire transfer, the conference secretariat will be in touch with you individually to process the refund. The remaining part of the fees will be used to pay all expenses that were incurred during the conference organization, including those related to the publication of conference papers by the IEEE and the web-support for the ESGCO community for the upcoming 4 years. 


Conference Scientific Program:

The conference program is now online here

More than a hundred papers have been accepted for presentation!


Online Paper Presentation:

We will provide a new online video forum for authors of accepted papers. Full details for oral and poster presentations will be provided to authors in a forthcoming email. 


Conference Proceedings:

The main conference proceedings will be published by IEEE as originally planned. The conference papers are being processed for publication in IEEE Xplore and should be available online in the coming months.


Journal Special Issues:

Selected contributions submitted to ESGCO 2020 and accepted to be included in the ESGCO 2020 conference proceedings are being invited to submit a full manuscript to one of the following special issues to be published in:

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences“, The Royal Society Publishing 

Biomedical Signal Processing and Control", Elsevier

"Entropy" (to be finalized with the MPDI editorial managers)", MDPI

"Plos Collection: Plos One, Plos Computational Biology, Plos Medicine”, PloS


We hope to see you all in-person as soon as 2021 for a satellite ESGCO symposium which we will try to organize in Pisa, and in 2022 for the next ESGCO meeting.

Once again, thank you all for your contributions, efforts, advice, and care for our community.  


Warm Regards,


Gaetano Valenza, Luca Faes, Nicola Toschi, Riccardo Barbieri

ESGCO 2020 Conference Chairs

Alberto Porta

ESGCO President