ACI Conference Code of Conduct

As a community and event, we wish to encourage positive behavior and want each participant and organizer to feel and be welcomed, included, and safe at the conference. We are committed to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, belief, or technology choices. Although we cannot promise to resolve every issue, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility. 

 

All conference attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are expected to observe the following code of conduct. Conference participants violating this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at any time without receiving a refund, at the discretion of the conference organizers. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted.

The organizers of the ACI conference do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual innuendo, imagery, and discriminatory language [outside the scope of relevant research presentations] are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. 

 

Anyone witnessing or being subjected to unacceptable behavior is encouraged to notify the Conference General Chairs. We encourage you to report any form of discrimination or harassment even if you do not wish for a formal follow-up procedure to take place. This will help us better understand the varying degrees of discrimination and harassment taking place, if any, and explore how we can prevent them in future events. All reports are strictly confidential. 

 

ACM Policy Against Harassment and Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct at ACM Activities

 

The Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities (Adopted by ACM Council June 21, 2018) and Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to all participants and organisers of ACI 2021. The pPolicy Against Harassment includes details on expected behaviour, unacceptable behaviour, the consequences of unacceptable behaviour and how to report unacceptable behaviour. The Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct inspires and guides ethical conduct of all computing professionals including anyone who uses computing technology in an impactful way.

 

We expect all interactions between anyone involved in ACI 2021 (including reviewers, organisers and participants) to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media. Conference participants violating the ACM policyies may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organisers. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted.

 

For more information, please read the Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities.

 

Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.