Dear NEST Users!


I would like to thank all of you in the NEST Community for you efforts and interest in NEST in 2020, which has been a special year for us all. We have achieved a lot and I am very confident that 2021 will finally see the official release of NEST 3 as the culmination of several years work with significant benefits for users.  After the good experiences with the virtual NEST conference this year, the NEST Initiative has decided to hold the conference as a digital conference also in 2021, as this allows a much wider range of users to participate. The conference will take place at its usual time in the end of June.


I wish you all happy holidays and all the best for 2021!


Hans Ekkehard Plesser

President, The NEST Initiative




Prof. Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser

Head, Department of Data Science


Faculty of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas, Norway


Phone +47 6723 1560