Notice of PostponementHereby we would like to inform all members of the TMCE community (distinguished guests, invited speakers, contributing authors, supporters and observers) about the unpleasant fact that, since our last Announcement about the Preliminary Program and the state of organization, the COVIR-19 (coronavirus) epidemic has evolved into a pandemic, placing Europe as the epicenter. The net result is a restriction on travels and mass gatherings, and the introduction of social distancing policy by the highest level authorities, all in the interest of keeping the health and safety of the world’s citizens. At all times and under all conditions, the health and safety of the TMCE community is of paramount importance to us. Based on the best available public health advices and following the obligatory institutional measures, we have taken the decision to postpone TMCE 2020 until the currently experienced worldwide health crises has abated.
TMCE was and is always dedicated to the further development of the scientific, technological and practical knowledge of competitive system engineering, and brought together the best experts and curious professionals from all over the world. In addition to the valuable technical programs, the TMCE Symposia always provided the opportunity to enhance their professional networks in a relaxed environment. TMCE 2020 intended to offer the experience of a rich social program to the participants as well as. However, the current conditions have made it impossible for the Organizing Committee to maintain these practices at the highest possible level. The experiences cannot be provided by a virtual symposium. Therefore, we cannot do anything but to announce a definitive postponement to a not yet specified point in time.
The program committee is considering the options on how and when and how to organise the Symposium at another date.
With kind Regards, Imre Horváth, Garrett Keenaghan.