The programme of WIT conferences in 2020 is almost complete, with the exception of the BEM/MRM 43 Conference, which is to take place in early December. For 2021, WIT has, as usual, an outstanding programme composed of 15 conferences that will start in May, most of them already announced on the Web.

We are living in uncertain times, defined by the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted, in many ways, our social lives and has almost stopped peopleĀ“s mobility. These circumstances are decreasing the possibilities of in-person networking and the interchange of ideas.

WIT always tries to react proactively to each situation and in this case, the Institute has decided to organize a series of free live-streamed webinars, the WIT Winter Webinars, which will take place from December 2020 to April 2021, and will cover the winter months until the start of the 2021 calendar of WIT Conferences.

Each webinar will be devoted to a specific scientific field and will consist of four 20-minute presentations selected among the best papers presented at our 2020 conferences and also include a 30-minute Q&A session at the end to allow attendees to put questions to the presenters.

Registration for the webinars will be free of charge and those interested will be provided with the necessary instructions to register and access the event.

We hope this initiative will increase the dissemination of the best contributions from WIT conferences, show a clear description of the activities of the Institute and encourage senior and junior researchers to attend our future conferences.