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The 3rd International Conference on Impact Loading of Structures and Materials to be held on 23-26 June 2020 in Trondheim is postponed to 16-19 March 2021.

The reason is the mounting concern over exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Norway is now at ‘moderate risk’ according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The risk is likely to rise during the next months. The response to the threat varies from country to country; at NTNU delegates coming from high-risk areas have to go into a 14 days quarantine which may cause problems for delegates coming to Norway. Academic meetings in Europe and the US are being postponed/cancelled at an alarming rate, and it is foreseen that the problem will get worse over the next months before the threat diminishes again.

More than 140 researchers from across the globe have submitted abstracts for the ICILSM2020 conference in Trondheim in June. Local organizer SFI CASA will now contact all the attendants and plan for the conference in March 2021.