Dear friends, Based on the decision of the Steerling Committee, on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee ICYS 2021, I inform you with First Announcement ICYS 2021 The International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS 2021) will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 22 to 28 April 2021. A live, face to face event is being planned but the conference will be held in virtual depending on the COVID-19 conditions and travel restrictions. In any case the conference will follow the best traditions, which means that in addition to the scientific component, cultural events and a platform for communication of students will be organized. Updated information will be posted on the website http://icys2021belgrade.edu.rs/ by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chaired by Nikola Szrentic. At this conference, students present their individual or teams (2-3 authors) research projects.

They have explored topics within the fields of: – mathematics, – physics, – computer science, – life science, – environmental science. In doing so they proved their great determination to actively contribute to a more sustainable development in an engineered world. They showed extensive commitment in addition to their regular course load and were expertly advised by teachers and scientists. Registration fee is €200 in case of live format for every participant, including team leaders or, in case of distant format, €40 for students only, while the teams leaders participate for free. We kindly ask all representatives to notify the organizing committee by return letter about the possibility of participation of their country in the conference.