We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing and escalating unpredictable social unrest in Hong Kong, the conference organizing committee has decided to postpone IPC 2019 from 4-7th December 2019 tentatively to early next year in March or April 2020. It is a difficult decision, but the organizing committee believes that the personal safety of participants is very important and postponement of IPC 2019 is appropriate in lights of recent events in Hong Kong.
We highly appreciate your support to and participation in IPC 2019. We do look forward to the opportunity to interact with you and joining the sharing of your research at the conference. It is unfortunate that the conference is now postponed. The registration for the conference has stopped and we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the postponement of the conference.
You will be notified about the rescheduled conference dates by late December 2019 when the situation can be assessed better. We understand that the participants may be busy with prior engagements during the rescheduled conference dates. Therefore, option to withdraw registered papers and receive a full refund of the registration fee will be provided. However, for the time being, until the conference schedule is rearranged, we will not be issuing any refunds in order to avoid accounting and double handling issues.
Once again, thank you very much for your support and please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused to you. If you have any queries about the rearrangement, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong at IPC in 2020.
Dr. Jack C. P. Cheng
Chair, IPC 2019