As in the last few years, expect exciting and entertaining plenary talks, invited and contributed technical talks, and the ever-popular poster session, with a preceeding poster pitch talk session with lots of opportunity to catch up with your colleagues, and an exhibition of the latest gadgets and services from our industry partners.

The conference committee has met on 4 Feb 2020, and you should have received a notification about your contribution by now. We are currently finalizing the conference programme, and update this page as the program develops.

Due to event hosting policies for events with 50 or more participants in the Corona virus situation, we had to postpone the event dates. We are currently securing space to hold a postponed event at a time when we hope that the virus situation has calmed down again. All acceptances remain, but people can change their abstracts on easychair as need or opportinity arises. You can also contact us at for any specific questions. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused by this, and look forward meeting you at a later date for the conference.

Posters and more

We have reserved ample time for many poster presentations where you can interact directly with your fellow researchers. Like last years, researchers who submitted a poster can choose to present in 3 minutes their work to the while IPS audience in the Rapid Fire Poster Pitch session, and lure more fellow researchers to their poster. The poster session comes of course with pizza supply later on, during which we also will announce the this-year's best poster awards.
Please design your poster in a A1 format portrait orientation, or it will not fit on the poster walls.

Past Programs

For history-of-science enthusiasts, we conserve the programs of the IPS meeting 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.