Authors from countries that are not included in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their abstracts early as visa applications from certain countries can take between 4 to 6 months to be approved. Information about the VWP can be found at:
Visa Waiver Program
Prospective IVEC authors from countries not in the U.S. VWP may request an early review of their abstract(s).
If the abstract is found to be acceptable for the 2020 IVEC Technical Program, an abstract acceptance letter will be sent to the author within 2-3 weeks of submission in order to expedite the visa application process. This initial acceptance letter will be issued without an oral/poster presentation classification; authors will be informed of their presentation status at a later date after all abstracts have been received and reviewed. Please email your abstracts and requests for early review to either of the IVEC 2020 Conference General Chair Dr. Jagadishwar Sirigiri (firstname.lastname@example.org), and 2020 Technical Program Chair Dr. Jack Tucek (email@example.com) as appropriate. Requests for early review will only be considered from authors from countries not in the U.S. VWP.
Authors that are not requesting an early abstract review but do require an invitation letter can request one at the time of abstract submission via the website abstract submission portal. Invitation letters will be emailed within one week of Notification of Acceptance.