COVID-19 Situation

Updated 2nd April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WFCS 2020 will be an Online Conference.

The information in this page is left as reference to the initial conference plan..

Updated 19th March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a significant chance that the event will be forced to go online as a remote conference. Our window of opportunity to go ahead with a physical meeting depends on the situation being controlled by mid April. Therefore, we highly suggest waiting until further notice before settling any travel arrangements.

Safety and Medical Guidelines

Updated 19th March 2020

The COVID-19 situation continues very volatile, thus stay tuned and check our website frequently.

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. We will continue to monitor official travel advisories related to the Coronavirus and update the event website to keep you informed.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email us for further details: .

We urge all travelers to keep informed on risks, precautions, and symptoms to make educated decisions. Travelers can check for updated information on the following sites:

How to get to Porto

Porto Airport has direct regular connections to around 100 airports (click to see destinations and airlines) and two-hop flights to thousands of destinations. The airport has direct metro connection to the city centre (half an hour trip, around 3 EUR) and other options (including Uber for around 15 EUR).

Where to Stay

We have set up a compreensive list of lodging options in the venue page


If your embassy requires a letter from an organizer of the conference, we will provide visa support letters. If you require one, please email The following information should be included with your request:

  1. Full Name as it appears on passport;
  2. Affiliation;
  3. Name of the conference/workshop you are registering for;
  4. Authors should indicate their paper title, speakers should provide the title of their talk, committee members should specify to which committee they are part of.

In order to obtain a visa letter, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Have a paper accepted;
  2. Are a speaker;
  3. Are a committee member;
  4. Have registered and paid in full.