ETAPS 2020: 25-30 April 2020, Dublin, Ireland cancelled

ETAPS 2020

News alert 28 Sept 2020

WRLA 2020 will take place online Tue-Thu 20-22 October 2020.

News alert 31 July 2020

MSFP 2020 will take place online Mon-Tue 31 August - 1 September 2020.

CMCS 2020 will take place online as a series of seminars Mons 21, 28 September, 5, 12, 19 October 2020.

News alert 9 June 2020 - Physical ETAPS 2020 will not happen, 3-hour virtual event 2 July 2020

We regret to announce that the plan of a physical ETAPS in Dublin in autumn 2020 has become unrealistic. We have therefore decided on the following substitute plan.

  • We will hold a 3-hour virtual online ETAPS 2020 event in the afternoon of Thu 2 July 2020, see detailed information. Everyone is most welcome to attend. There will be no registration, no fee.
  • The authors of papers accepted to the main conferences of ETAPS 2020 will get an opportunity to present their work at ETAPS 2021 in Luxembourg, Sat-Thu 27 March-1 April 2021. The arrangements for this move will be announced.
  • The workshop organizers will individually decide and announce whether, when and in what format their workshops will take place.
  • The local organizers of ETAPS 2020 will reimburse the fees collected (minus some administrative charge) according to a policy and a procedure to be announced soon.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Executive Committee and Local Organizing Committee

News alert 25 March 2020 - Situation Update

Dear friends,

Due to the great disruption caused by the Pandemic, all hotels in Ireland will remain closed until the end of April. Thus, all things remaining equal, we will only be able to finalize our discussions with them regarding the new dates sometime in May.

As we are making every effort to maintain ETAPS 2020 as a physical meeting, we would kindly ask for your patience until this issue is resolved. We hope to be able to make the announcement regarding the new dates which should be in the fall of 2020, sometime towards the end of May.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families all the best.

The Local Organizing Committee

News alert 14 March 2020 - Conference Postponement

After the governmental directive regarding a partial lockdown in Ireland and that no indoor event with over 100 individuals should take place in the country, the Local Organizing Committee has decided to move the ETAPS 2020 event to a different time. While the restrictions are currently in place until March the 29th, there is a likelihood that this time window may have to be extended, as it has happened in other countries. The Local Organizing Committee will continue monitoring the latest developments and will take all the necessary steps.

ETAPS is a community of people who draw value from the scheduled and spontaneous discussion taking place at its conferences and workshops and in the informal opportunities within and across its communities. After careful consideration, the fully online alternative has thus been deemed not practical nor adequate.

We are currently evaluating various options, trying to minimise disruption as well as financial costs. Thus the following parameters should be noted:

  1. The new conference dates will be announced the soonest.
  2. We are making every effort to agree on suitable dates with the Royal Marine Hotel, but we may be required to change venue in case that they have no availability.
  3. In an effort to minimize hassle and costs, the following actions are being taken regarding registrations and other local services:
    a. All registrations will be automatically transferred
    b. The early registration deadline will be extended until the 30th of April.
    c. All local arrangements, (hotel bookings, etc.) will be cancelled and a relevant credit will appear in your Easy Conferences account. This credit could be used to book similar services once the new dates/venue/your new travel arrangements are finalized . However, if someone would like to get a full refund at this stage, this could be possible.
    d. The Easy Conferences staff will be ready to assist with all new arrangements, invoicing and refunds. Please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or telephone.
  4. All participants’ accounts (within the Easy Conferences system) will be updated the soonest. In addition, the system and the conference website will also be updated. Please keep checking the conference website,, for further conference developments. 

The main concern of the Local Organizing Committee and ETAPS EC is the health of all conference participants, their families/communities and the limitation of the spreading of this new disease. Thus, we will continue monitoring the situation and will act along the guidelines of the Irish Health Authorities and the World Health Organization.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and we look forward to having you with us in Ireland later this year. 

The Local Organizing Committee


Welcome to ETAPS 2020 in Dublin, Ireland

ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of four annual conferences ESOP, FASE, FoSSaCS and TACAS, accompanied by satellite workshops.

ETAPS 2020 in Dublin is the twenty-third event in the series.

POST, which was an ETAPS conference 2012-2019, has been discontinued.