The Offline Phase of the Conference (13-26 October) is intended for asynchronous discussions moderated by Working Group Chairs. These discussions will be open only to registered participants in the Conference. Every WG Chair will instruct individually to her/his Group how they wish the abstracts to be presented and discussed during the Offline Phase. You are not expected to be online full time; log in periodically to see if there are new discussions or updated material, otherwise follow the instructions given by your WG Chair.

    All the submitted abstracts are already uploaded to the platform and distributed to the Working Groups. The organizers have set up a dedicated discussion topic for every abstract. Authors are able to add slide presentations, audio files, videos of a presentation, extra material and external links and all registered participants are able to post comments, questions and discussion points. Every Working Group has also their own Zoom channel throughout the entire Conference (13-29 October). Working Group Chairs will decide how to best utilize these tools and run the Working Group.

    To ensure fluent functioning of the platform we kindly ask you to refrain from uploading large media files. For example, if you wish to post a video more than 5 minutes long, please upload your video to an external sharing service (e.g. Vimeo or YouTube) and post only the link to the Conference platform. Please note that only Working Group Chairs are able to open up new discussion topics under the section “Chair’s notes”. If you wish to open up a new topic please contact the Chair of your Working Group or

    Please note that all information you share or present during the Conference should be unclassified. The Conference organizers cannot prevent downloading, copying, recording or otherwise capturing of the content you share in the platform.

    In the video above, the current President of ISMS, Professor, Research Director of FNDU Hannu H. Kari sheds light on the theme of the Conference and on the purpose and aims of the offline and online phases.