We decided to postpone JTELSS20 because of COVID-19 pandemic.

We will give all applicants (both instructors and PhD candidates) a choice to keep their submissions valid for next year. And we will organize a small online meetup for the JTELSS community during the last week of May 2020.

The hosting city of the Summer School 2020 is Sani, a famous area of Halkidiki, located 83 km from Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. Halkidiki is the region in the north of Greece, projected to the southwest in the Aegean Sea, and extended to three peninsulas: Cassandra, Sithonia and Athos. Halkidiki is one of the most well-known summer destinations of Greece blending the Aegean turquoise beaches with the pine trees nearby the sea. The special beauty of the region resulted in the characteristic phrase “Like Halkidiki, nowhere!” when someone wants to describe Halkidiki.

The Summer School will take place in the Simantro Beach Hotel, a 5-star resort located in Sani, Halkidiki. The plenary sessions of the school will be hosted by the main conference hall of the hotel. The Hotel is built on the coastline and features several restaurants and bars, outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a panoramic terrace, a garden, and a banquet hall. There is a stony beach equipped with umbrellas and beds.

Airport Arrival

Halkidiki can be easily accessed by car and public transport. The International Macedonia Airport of Thessaloniki is one of the busiest airports in Greece and it is well connected by all types of airlines and airline networks. The airport is interlinked with a road network that is among the best in Northern Greece. Travel time from the airport the hotel is approximately 1 hour. Several transfer options from and to the airport are available for a reasonable price.

All questions about the venue and accommodation can be sent to: jtelss2020@easychair.org.