Unfortunately for us and for all GeoRaman community, both, organizer committee and scientific committee have decided to cancel the GeoRaman 2020 conference in Bilbao. We have been awaiting encouraging news about the evolution of COVID pandemic until the last minute in order to take the best decision. Unfortunately, the common sense says that there are no possibilities of organizing a face-to-face conference.
But we have GOOD NEWS. The cancellation of the conference is not the end of GeoRaman this year, and with the intention of maintain the spirit of GeoRaman community Wiley office and Journal of Raman spectroscopy office have said yes to an special issue of GeoRaman 2020. To fulfill the requirements of the Journal, GeoRaman 2020 will follow these next steps:
To have an official book of abstract (with ISBN) with the abstract already submitted, and we will open the submission process again to give the opportunity of participation to all those scientists that did not submit anything because of the pandemic. There would be a little charge to cover the management of the book of abstract, paid the ISBN, etc.
There would be a process of checking to verify that the abstracts have enough quality and they will be ranked. The abstract best ranked in the book of abstract could be submitted as a paper to the special issue.
The special issue will be published in 2021. This is mandatory. This means that we have to be very responsible with the procedures (deadlines).
More information will be available in this webpage in due time.