ICSE 2019 is co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM. The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to IEEE’s and ACM’s aims and goals. These require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group; fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect; and embraces diversity.
For these reasons, ICSE 2019 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at our events and in official communications channels, including social media. We want every participant to feel welcome, included, respected, and safe. There is no tolerance for unwelcome or hostile behavior or speech that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation at our conference and events.
Unacceptable behaviors include: abusive or degrading language, sustained disruption of a talk or other activity, discrimination, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual attention.
Harassment includes: harmful comments, writings, or actions related to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, medical conditions, veteran status, or any other status protected by laws in which the conference is being held.
Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference committee member or venue staff or security, or report the incident to IEEE via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel that you or someone around you is in immediate danger, please dial 911 (police, fire, ambulance).
An individual violating these standards may be sanctioned or excluded from further participation, without refund, at the discretion of the event organizers or responsible committee.