Corona (Covid-19) and ICOHTEC 2020

Given the current epidemiological situation, the 47th Annual Meeting of ICOHTEC in Eindhoven (scheduled for July 13-19, 2020) will not take place physically on location. This also applies to the connected Summer School. The decision was made after thorough consultation between the ICOHTEC officers and the Local Organizing Committee.

However, we are seriously considering organizing the 2020 symposium in a digital format. We expect that due the current lock-down situation and its foreseeable aftermath (many other meetings have been cancelled), ICOHTEC members may be particularly eager to have professional exchanges with their international peers.

We hope to make a go/ no go decision for such an online congress by Mid-April. All of you, whose paper and session proposals have been accepted, would be invited to take part.

Before we make our decision, we would like to consult you. Would you be interested in participating in such an experiment? We prepared a short survey. Please respond to this survey by Thursday 2 April 2020, 9.00 AM (CET).

Go to the online survey

We will use your feedback to make our go/ no go decision and also on further decisions regarding technical requirements, costs & conference fee, format, and so on. We count on your advice to make this event a valuable experience.

Alternatively, if you are not interested in attending the digital conference, you may move your accepted paper to our next standalone conference in 2022 (the venue is not yet known). Your paper would not have to go through a new evaluation process, and you will have right to modify it to reflect your recent findings. Unfortunately, we can not offer moving it to 2021 symposium in Prague, which will be held part of the ICHST Congress, because its deadline is already closed. There is still a chance, however, to get together in Prague next year: the deadline for single paper submissions for ICHST is November 30, 2020 ( )

Your indication of interest in a digital congress (or not)  is key to our decisions making.  So please, make sure you take fill out the survey before April 2.

Stay safe, we are looking forward to seeing you soon in more optimistic circumstances,

Sławomir Łotysz

The President of ICOHTEC

Stefan Poser

The Secretary General of ICOHTEC

Chair of the Programme Committee

Erik van der Vleuten and Jan Korsten

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee

The PDF-file with all the information you will find here.

Key Facts


A History of Technology for an Age of Crisis

Target participants

PhD students and recent post-doctoral researchers Early career researcher and professionals with a subject-relevant academic background


• Thu 09 July to Sun 12 July, 2020 (Part 1 – Summer school)
• Mon 13 to Sun 19 July, 2020 (Part 2 – Summer school & Symposium)


Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Fee of the Summer school only (ICOHTEC Member): 100 € (After 31 May: 150 €) 2. Fee of the Summer school only (ICOHTEC Non Member): 115 € (After 31 May: 165 €)

Fee of Summer school & Symposium (ICOHTEC Member): 150 € (After 31 May: 200 €) 4. Fee of Summer school & Symposium (ICOHTEC Non Member): 165 € (After 31 May: 215 €)

These ICOHTEC’s registration fees include participation services, lunches, and accommodation. A limited number of ICOHTEC travel grants will be available for Summer School participants and they cover part of travel costs from regions outside The Netherlands.


Applications will be accepted by email until 2nd March, 2020. The results of selection will be announced to the applicants by 31st March 2020.

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