Info for Organizers of SIGDA Sponsored Events
ACM and SIGDA is closely monitoring the COVID19 or 2019-nCoV situation (Coronavirus) and its potential impact on ACM conferences. We are following updates on the situation from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We encourage all Conference Leaders to keep informed on risks, precautions, and symptoms to make educated decisions for their community.
An ACM Presidential Task Force was formed to provide advice to conference organizers facing the need to move their conference online in light of the social distancing recommendations and global restrictions on travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the link to What Conferences Can do to Replace Face-to-Face Meetings https://people.clarkson.edu/~jmatthew/acm/VirtualConferences_GuideToBestPractices_CURRENT.pdf, put together by ACM Presidential Task Force.
Conference Leaders should contact the ACM SIGDA liaison, Sade Rodriguez, for guidance on any concerns related to the potential impact this may have on conference planning and review the ACM Conference Planning Guide as it’s a great resource for an overview of the ACM support available. As a SIGDA sponsored conference, it is important that SIGDA leaders are included in all discussions in regards to any changes to the conference.