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We hope this email finds you well.  We  also hope that everyone is safe and healthy.

Given the recent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to announce some changes related to this year's SBP-BRiMS  conference (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sbp-2Dbrims.org_&d=DwIF-g&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=yQQsvTNAnbvDXGM4nDrXAje4pr0qHX2qIOcCQtJ5k3w&m=rUwHEBokJAlT0O5MlkI2gSRU2oor-huU0BoA0NiaZd0&s=4FjfJebcULSQ3GBckmL2EsExmdVRCbWUn-3UvUkzDKA&e= ).

New Conference Dates:
2020 SBP-BRiMS conference: October 18 - 21, 2020
October 18: Tutorials
October 19 - 21: Main conference.

Venue:
No change. Still at George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Two New Special Tracks:

Validation Track:
For details, see the CFP at the conference website:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sbp-2Dbrims.org_&d=DwIF-g&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=yQQsvTNAnbvDXGM4nDrXAje4pr0qHX2qIOcCQtJ5k3w&m=rUwHEBokJAlT0O5MlkI2gSRU2oor-huU0BoA0NiaZd0&s=4FjfJebcULSQ3GBckmL2EsExmdVRCbWUn-3UvUkzDKA&e= 


COVID-19 Pandemic Track:
For details, see the CFP at the conference website:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sbp-2Dbrims.org_&d=DwIF-g&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=yQQsvTNAnbvDXGM4nDrXAje4pr0qHX2qIOcCQtJ5k3w&m=rUwHEBokJAlT0O5MlkI2gSRU2oor-huU0BoA0NiaZd0&s=4FjfJebcULSQ3GBckmL2EsExmdVRCbWUn-3UvUkzDKA&e= 


Deadline for Short Papers, Special Track Papers, Doctoral Consortium:
August 15, 2020
For details, see the CFP at the conference website:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sbp-2Dbrims.org_&d=DwIF-g&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=yQQsvTNAnbvDXGM4nDrXAje4pr0qHX2qIOcCQtJ5k3w&m=rUwHEBokJAlT0O5MlkI2gSRU2oor-huU0BoA0NiaZd0&s=4FjfJebcULSQ3GBckmL2EsExmdVRCbWUn-3UvUkzDKA&e= 



Conference Format: The conference is still being planned as an in-person meeting.

COVID-19 contingency plan: If, for whatever reason, we are unable to hold a live meeting in Washington DC,  we will hold a virtual meeting on the indicated dates via ZOOM.


We look forward to seeing you all in October.


Don Adjeroh
SBP-BRiMS Publicity Chair

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Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 5:55 PM
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Subject: SBP-BRiMS'2020: Message from Conference Chair on the Coronavirus

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Dear SBP-BRiMS community,



I am sure you are all wondering if SBP-BRiMS 2020  (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sbp-2Dbrims.org_&d=DwIF-g&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=yQQsvTNAnbvDXGM4nDrXAje4pr0qHX2qIOcCQtJ5k3w&m=rUwHEBokJAlT0O5MlkI2gSRU2oor-huU0BoA0NiaZd0&s=4FjfJebcULSQ3GBckmL2EsExmdVRCbWUn-3UvUkzDKA&e= ) will still occur or be changed in some way given the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this point, we still plan to hold an in person meeting in July.


However, the organizing committee is monitoring the situation closely.  We are also in consultation with organizers of other conferences to make sure we are considering all of the relevant issues.  More information is coming out from the CDC and WHO regularly, that we are also considering.  Should we decide that it is in the community’s best health interest to cancel, or go to an on-line meeting, we will let you know.   We will send out regular updates.




Sincerely and with all due respect,





Kathleen M. Carley

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA

SBP-BRIMS Conference Co-Chair



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