Program for Test Drive

33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2020)

The ECOS 2020 Local Organizing Committee(LOC) will not hold an online conference officially.

However, the LOC generated this virtual program for volunteers who would like to test the functions on the EasyChair system for the future online conference. The time and date on the PROGRAM page are "virtual." 

Audience and volunteers can check the Slide and Video then communicate with on Slack.

The TEST-DRIVE period: August 31 - September 4

To volunteers,

 On August 3, LOCs will re-generation a program for the virtual conference environment with VCS(virtual conference solution) by EasyChair.

Please inform us your preference by July 31 with e-mail: ecos2020<at>  (replace <at> to @)


LOCs are expecting that volunteers will test the functions below and report us.

Hopefully, We also expect to volunteers to participate in a special session (21:00~22:20 August 31), and check the functions below and discuss the recommendation what is the effective method for the virtual conference next year.


TEST-1: EasyChair's Slide function: 

check the Slide on the program any time and leave some message to authors on SNS is effective?


TEST-2: Uploaded video on streaming service: 

check the video any time and leave some message to authors on SNS is effective?


TEST-3: EasyChair's VCS meeting function:

By attending the special virtual session, check the availability of the virtual conference function of VCS.


(1) Slide test

Login as "program author" account, then upload your "slide".

If you would like slides to be automatically linked from EasyChair's smart program pages, you should publish them with EasyChair.

Please note that publish slides cannot be un-published, so they cannot just be "published" temporarily.

EasyChair would like to create a web site with millions of slides for scientists.

(2) Video test

2.1 YouTube streaming service by presenters

  Please upload your video file to a streaming service such as YouTube. 

  Add the URL into your abstract of the program. Login to EasyChair as "program author" then select "update information" to update the contents of your abstract.

2.2 Virtual environment by EasyChair

  EasyChair starts for accepting the demo of the Virtual Conference Solution(VCS) (

Please check it out!

We have approved the request for the VCS demo. EasyChair needs more time(after August 27) to prepare for ECOS 2020.

LOC will re-generate a mini-conference program with volunteers.

(3) Slack

slack workspace "ECOS Family Clubhouse": Text-based discussion space for Virtual conference of ECOS 2020 managed by Dr. Akira Yoshida.

Please Join the slack workspace by clicking the url:


 Publish your slide as an EasyChair's publication*

July 31, 2020

 Re-generation of a program for the virtual conference

August 3, 2020

Upload your video to a streaming service

by August 21, 2020

 ECOS 2020 virtual conference test-drive period

July 13-17, 2020

August 31 - September 4 2020

*EasyChair's publications are Open Access.

EasyChair applies the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) to works they publish. This license was developed to facilitate Open Access—namely, free immediate access to original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees.

The CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License can be found at


Best regards,

Yoshiharu AMANO

Updated on July 15, 2020

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