The COVID-19 outbreak has presented everyone with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. We have been closely monitoring the travel advice and public health guidelines issued through the official channels of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Belgium, and Belgian public health agencies.

In light of uncertainties regarding international travel, in response to requests from local authorities, and in consultation with ECOC Management Committee we have decided to postpone ECOC 2020 to 6th – 10th December 2020, also in Brussels, Belgium.

By postponing ECOC 2020 we will significantly increase the possibility of a successful edition (in person !) of our conference and NEXUS Media, our partner in organizing the exhibition, is also engaged in this scenario. We also decided to postpone the paper submission deadline to 28 August, thus offering the possibility to complete the experiments which in many laboratories have come to a halt due to the corona crisis.

ECOC 2020, as a premier event worldwide in our field, will continue to provide you with a unique and high-level platform to present your research results. Accepted papers at ECOC 2020 will be presented and published. We call upon all of you to submit your papers, to plan attending and to make this into a great edition.

We will deliver further announcements with details concerning paper submission and registration via the website and via the social media. Closer to the event we will also announce, if required, specific modalities for presenting your paper.

With best regards

Peter Van Daele & Ton Koonen

ECOC 2020 General co-Chairs


ECOC 2020 Paper Template

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Paper Submission

Paper submission is open


- Paper submission is now open
- Deadline for regular paper submission: 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) (No extension will be implemented!!)
- Deadline for demo session paper submission: 28 August 2020 (23:59 CEST) (No extension will be implemented!!)
- Notification of regular and demo session paper acceptance: 15 October 2020
- Registration deadline for authors of accepted papers: 1 November 2020
- Post deadline paper submission opening: 15 September 2020
- Submission deadline for post deadline papers: 23 November 2020 (23:59 CEST)
- Notification of post deadline paper acceptance: 8 December 2020