The 8th BioASQ Workshop will be held as part of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF 2020) on 22 - 25 September 2020, at the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Thessaloniki,Greece. The venue is located 8 km from the airport and 12 km from the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the Central Macedonia region.
Thessaloniki is considered Greece’s cultural capital, with about a million inhabitants, and a large and vibrant student community. It is renowned for its festivals, events and diverse cultural life in general and has recently been ranked by Lonely Planet as the world’s fifth-best party city worldwide. More importantly, it is also a city with a continuous 3,000 year old history, including relics of its Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman past, and of its formerly dominant Jewish population. In fact, many of its Byzantine churches and a whole district of the city in particular, are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.