Dear Authors and Guests of ICCEPM 2019,

In light of the chaotic situation due to the ongoing and escalating unpredictable social unrest in Hong Kong in the last few days, we regret to inform you that the organizing committee (OC) and international programme committee (IPC) of ICCEPM 2019 have decided to postpone ICCEPM 2019, scheduled during 8-10 December 2019 to the first half of 2020 to be advised (The exact dates and venue will be confirmed in the due course). As the safety of our guests has been always the top priority of the organizing committee of ICCEPM 2019, we have kept an eye on how things are going in Hong Kong for months and before this week, we expected that safety would not be compromised, considering that protest areas are localised and quite away from the Venue. However, considering the current situation this week in HK, we concluded that the postponement of the conference is the most appropriate option for the guests’ safety.

We will inform you of the rescheduled date and venue for the conference by late December 2019. For the authors whose papers were accepted with full/student registrations, you will be eligible to withdraw your paper and to receive a full refund of the registration fee upon request. However, please understand that the refund will be made after announcing the rescheduled date to avoid any confusion due to refund and re-registration. If the re-scheduled conference date would not work for you, we will issue a full refund to you.

On behalf of the organizing committee of ICCEPM 2019, we would like to apologise for such a short notice of postponement and any inconvenience this may have cause, especially to those of you who have already made travel and accommodation plans. We know how difficult it is for you to make adjustments in a schedule, but hopefully, we look forward to greeting you next year.

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us on iccepm2019@easychair.org.

Prof. Heng LI
Dr. JoonOh SEO
Dr. Minkoo KIM
Conference Chairs
On behalf of the organizing committee of ICCEPM 2019