Since several major CS conferences, such as CHI and CVPR, have become COVID super spreader events (see, e.g., https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2022/05/11/how-scholarly-meeting-became-superspreader-event, https://twitter.com/MattNiessner/status/1541129931152826369), we are taking decisive action to not follow this trend with ECML PKDD:
- We provide each participant with a mask and gel.
- We ask every attendee to perform an antigen test in case of suspicion.
- If you test positively or have any Covid symptoms, we ask that you do not attend the conference and do not otherwise socialize with conference attendees in person.
- We have large facilities available and strongly encourage attendees to spread out and use the entire space. We’re working with our venue to have as many events outside as possible.