Virtual Conference Format

Welcome to ESWEEK 2020! As the conference is held as a virtual event through Whova, please download the Whova app for your mobile/tablet devices or use the web app to participate in the event. For more detailed instruction for attendees, please refer to Whova App User Guide.

Pre-recorded video presentations and PDF versions of each paper will be available through Whova two weeks before the conference. Attendees will be able to post questions to authors or upvote existing questions in the Q&A forums of each paper provided within Whova.

The main conference will take place from Sept 20-25 @ 9 am-1 pm EDT, Sunday through Friday. At a high level, there are

  • Four tutorials on Sunday, Sept 20
  • The three conferences on Monday (Sept 21) – Wednesday (Sept 23)
  • Three workshops (AAIEA, HENP, MSC, and RSP) on Thursday (Sept 24)
  • NOCS symposia on Thursday (Sept 24) and Friday (Sept 25)

During the conference days Monday (Sept 21) – Wednesday (Sept 23), there will be:

  • An opening or awards session from 9:30 am – 10 am EDT,
  • A keynote or panel from 10 am – 11 am EDT,
  • Two 45-min technical sessions in three parallel tracks for CASES, CODES+ISSS, and EMSOFT from 11 am – 12:30 pm EDT.

Each technical session will consist of 5 papers. The authors will present an overview of the papers in 2-minute lightning talks at the beginning of each session. The remainder of the session is dedicated to live Q&A between authors and attendees, including questions previously posted in the Q&A forums as moderated by the Session Chairs.

The program on the three main conference days will be framed by networking sessions in which attendees can mingle over Zoom to freely discuss any topics.

For Work-in-Progress (WiP) papers, pre-recorded presentations and paper PDFs will also be provided on Whova 2 weeks before the conference. There will be no live Q&A for WiP papers, but attendees can post questions and authors will provide answers through Whova’s Q&A forums throughout the whole week.


Any registration allows the attendee to participate in all the events of ESWEEK and gives access to the online proceedings of all the conferences and symposia. Online registration is available through Whova here.

Technical Program

is available here.


  •     September 7, 2020: Papers and pre-recorded video presentations will be online. Questions about papers can be asked through the Whova platform.
  •     September 20 – 25, 2020: ESWEEK Virtual Conference with live sessions including short lightning talks and joined Q&A and discussion.