Today, after rigorous consideration and based on recent reports from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are announcing the cancellation of The Eight International Conference on Information, Logistics & Supply Chain – ILS 2020. The conference was scheduled to take place in Austin, Texas April 22-24, 2020.
Our primary concern is to protect everyone involved with the conference from contracting or spreading COVID-19.
The decision to cancel the ILS 2020 conference was not made lightly; however, given that many of our participants and attendees come from Asia, Africa, Europe, CA, US and Latin America holding the conference would place at unnecessary risk. Consultation was done with the ILS Board of Trustees, ILS Scientific Advisory Committee, local and state institutions, etc. before arriving to the taken decision
Understanding that our registrants may be feeling disappointed about missing the opportunity to share their latest research developments, we are actively considering that accepted manuscripts will still be available in the Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Information, Logistics & Supply Chain – ILS 2020. We will communicate with registered attendees with updates.
ILS 2020 recognizes and greatly appreciates the hard work and dedication many of its members put into developing the conference — especially to the Scientific Committee Chairs – Gülgün Alpan, Tahir Ekin, and Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu as well as to the members and Scientific Committee members. They took care of the peer-reviewed process of submitted manuscripts. We are equally grateful to the Industrial Committee Chairs, especially to Ana Badell and Jesus Jimenez for working diligently in selecting the industrial speakers and putting together panelist for forums with a variety of backgrounds in the topics of the ILS 2020 conference. Special thanks go to the Salah Elmaghraby PhD Student Competition Chairs and committee. We also appreciate the support and generosity from our academic and industrial sponsors.
We sincerely regret this necessary cancellation and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause you. Registered attendees of the Eight International Conference in Information, Logistics and Supply Chain, ILS 2020, will be contacted shortly to initiate refund of fees already paid.
Cecilia Temponi, PhD
Chair of ILS 2020 Organizing Committee
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas