The Organizing Committee of the Congress has been closely observing the global outbreak of the COVID-19 disease and its consequences, including those which might impact international conferences scheduled for the summer months of 2020. In the face of the pandemic spread of Covid-19, after considering and evaluating all the implications, as well as the forecasts on the progress of the disease, the Organizing Committee in Kraków together with the ICOS Board of Directors believe that it is impossible to hold the Congress on the scheduled date. Therefore, we announce the postponement of the Congress to 22-27th of August 2021.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience and hope to meet all of you in less turbulent times in Kraków next year.
In connection with the decision of the postponement of the ICOS Congress to 22-27th of August, 2021, the Early Bird registration has been extended to the 31st of March, 2021.
The Organizing Committee would also like to inform you that all registration fees received, abstracts accepted, and the conference programme already prepared for this year will be carried over to 2021.
However, we will understand if someone resigns from the Congress or if he or she wants to update his/her abstract. So please inform us about your decision or any changes till the end of 2020.
More information concerning the Congress will appear successively on our website and on Facebook.
Maciej Eder, Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch, Urszula Bijak and the Organizing Committee
Paula Sjöblom and the ICOS Board of Directors
The organizing comittee of the 27th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences 2020 in Kraków is aware of the threat caused by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and we are closely monitoring the evolving situtation. At the moment, state and local authorities in Poland recommend canceling only events to take place in March and April. There are currently no plans to cancel or postpone the ICOS Congress in Kraków, which is scheduled to be held on 23-28 August 2020. However, we will continue following the situation and in case of any changes we will inform you immediately.
Registration for the ICOS 2020 Congress is now open. On the Registration & Payment page (For Participants > Registration and Payment) you will find direct link to online registration system and detailed information on congress fees and important dates.
We are pleased to inform you that the book of abstracts containing all accepted submissions has been published on the ICOS 2020 website (Programme > Abstracts). Click here to go to the Abstracts page.
We are pleased to inform you that a preliminary accommodation booking has been made in the hotels listed below. In order to make the hotel reservation, please contact the hotel directly (until the indicated deadline). While asking for a room availability, please give the conference code: ICOS 2020.
List of recommended hotels and dormitories
We are happy to inform you that we have received well over 300 applications from almost 60 countries for 27th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences in Kraków. Thank you for so much interest! Now the abstracts are being evaluated by the members of scientific committee. In February we will inform you about the results of the evaluation.
The 2020 Congress will include a workshop on ‘Place-Names as Open Data’, organized and chaired by Peder Gammeltoft (University of Bergen, Norway). The aim of the workshop is to explore the way in which open data (and linked open data implicitly) are already used and can be employed further in place-name research.
Please follow the link for details: https://icos2020.ijp.pan.pl/workshop-on-place-names-as-open-data
The congress papers will be published in the Polish journal « Onomastica » in 2021.
« Onomastica » is a peer review, open access journal published in both electronic and paper version by the Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences (onomastica.ijp.pan.pl).
We would like to inform you that the deadline for submitting paper proposals has been extended to December 15, 2019. The other dates have not changed (see Important dates).
Atelier: ‘Place-names as Open Data’