ICTS14 will be held Online

December 20, 2021

Dear Prospective Participants of ICTS14 Kyoto

We hope this message finds you in good health and spirit.

In our last communication, we had promised to announce on December 20, our decision regarding the format of this coming ICTS14 scheduled on April 29-May1, 2022, and open the registration system.

Due to the global surge of the new Omicron variant of COVID19 and the resulting unpredictability of the evolving situation, as well as the Japanese government’s strict measures regarding border control since even before the new variant, we have regrettably and inevitably decided to hold the conference entirely on-line. We are truly sorry to disappoint you despite the eagerness demonstrated by most of your responses to the questionnaire we performed in May to postpone and hold the conference onsite. The current situation remains unstable, so that planning for an on-site or hybrid conference is still extremely difficult, while further delaying the decision will bring our preparation to a further standstill.

However, we will make the utmost effort so that this online conference will be a stimulating and satisfying experience for all participants.

Now, we will open the system for registration, with new online rates. We ask all of you who intend to present papers individually or in organized panels, to register by January 31 so that we can begin to plan the program.

ICTS14 Organizing Committee and Conference Secretariat

What we mean when we say “ONLINE conference”: 

Presenting participants: You can upload your presentation video for all participants to view. (Also, besides your abstract, you may upload your full paper, although this is not a requirement). You will receive comments on your recorded presentation. In addition, you will appear in a live session according to the program schedule, and exchange discussion with participants.

Other participants: You can participate in the conference from a platform, through which we will provide the live-streaming of the keynote addresses. For panels and individual paper sessions, pre-recorded presentations will be available for view, to which audience can send comments, and there will be live sessions for discussions both for panels and for individual papers.