Cross-exchange and personal contact between researchers, practitioners and researchers is an important feature of the Mensch und Computer conference series. After Corona had to be held in a purely virtual mode in 2020, the conference will take place in hybrid form in 2021.
Based on a clear hygiene concept and taking into account the requirements of the Bavarian government, we will offer as large a part of the community as possible the opportunity for personal exchange in Ingolstadt in 2021. How many people we will actually be able to welcome on site in Ingolstadt in September 2021 will depend to a decisive extent on the further national and regional infection situation.
Those people who do not want to come to Ingolstadt in presence due to the general conditions or who have not received one of the limited presence tickets anymore, can follow Mensch und Computer 2021 in the live stream. In this case, authors of contributions can submit a short video of their presentation.
At this point in time (as of June 2021), we cautiously optimistically expect a maximum of 200 participants in total (online, of course, the number of participants is unlimited). However, should the positive trend in infection continue, we are in principle also prepared for a higher number of participants.
The allocation of the limited places is based on two priorities: In the first step, the presenters of the scientific papers and the members of the Program and Organizing Committee will be given the opportunity for Early Bird registration (from 05 July 2021). Regular registration will then open from 19 July 2021 and all remaining places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
After the maximum number of tickets has been reached, registration will still be possible; however, participants will initially receive a place on the waiting list instead of a ticket. If the maximum number of tickets can be increased in July / August 2021 due to a flattening out of infection, those on the waiting list will receive a ticket for Mensch und Computer 2021 – again on a “first come, first serve” basis.
We are working on solutions for interactive formats such as workshops, tutorials and barcamps. After discussion with the speakers, the type of implementation, hybrid or purely online, will be noted in the program. Access for participants will be provided accordingly.