Supercomputing Asia 2020 Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus

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The Supercomputing Asia 2020 conference has been cancelled in light of COVID-19 developments.

We regret to inform you that we will be cancelling the coming Supercomputing Asia Conference 2020 (SCA20), which was being scheduled for 24-27 February 2020 in Singapore. It was a difficult decision to make but one which we had weighed carefully. However, in the past few days, we have received your concerns and communications from some of our key partners, sponsors and Keynote speakers citing advisories from their home countries to avoid non-essential travel to Singapore. This has resulted in a number of withdrawals – a decision that we understand and fully respect. We are aware and hear your other concerns as well. These concerns, together with the withdrawals and the unpredictable COVID-19 situation, makes running the SCA20 conference untenable.

According to conference organizers, SCA20 was on course to be their biggest conference to date.

The SCA20 was on course to be our biggest, and most supported, conference to date. We had more Exhibitors signed up, exciting new tracks and sessions as well as a line-up of excellent speakers. The attendance for the Opening day alone was more than 500 at last count. Our decision to proceed with the SCA20 conference then had been guided by the data, information and updates that we had on hand. The majority of our key Speakers, major Sponsors and Exhibitors were continuing preparations for their presentations and booths at the conference. Registration numbers continued to rise.

Conference organizers will be contacting exhibitors and sponsors after this announcement for arrangements. Delegates and participants still currently registered will have their registration fees refunded.

Nonetheless, we hope that you will also keep a look out for future messages from the SCA team. We are already planning for a bigger, better SCA21 next year – minus the virus.

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