Violation Reporting Process for Conferences
The IEEE Computer Society takes allegations of misconduct at conferences seriously and does not tolerate unprofessional behavior including, but not limited to, harassment, discrimination, and bullying. Principles of expected conference conduct can be found in the IEEE Computer Society Open Conference Statement, the IEEE Event Conduct and Safety Statement, and the IEEE Code of Ethics.
Conduct violations at IEEE Computer Society conferences that require onsite action should be reported to the conference chair, onsite Computer Society staff or firstname.lastname@example.org. Computer Society staff will coordinate if needed with the IEEE Event Emergency Response Team.
In the event of an emergency, onsite security and local law enforcement authorities should be contacted immediately.
The IEEE Ethics Reporting Line is available for reporting conduct issues confidentially for further investigation. Reports can be submitted anonymously and are administered through an Independent Third Party. The Ethics Reporting Line is available at +1 888 359 6323 or by submitting an online report*. To learn more about the IEEE Ethics Reporting Line, please see the FAQ.
*Please note that when completing the form for an incident at a conference, “management” refers to the conference volunteer leadership and if you do not know the name of the person you are reporting, you may refer to the conference organizers who may be able to provide additional details.
Resources for conference organizers:
If you are running an IEEE Computer Society conference and become aware of unacceptable behavior at the event, you may need to ask the individual involved to leave the conference while the investigation is pending. If you are unsure about what steps are appropriate, you may contact your assigned IEEE Computer Society Conference Planner or email@example.com for guidance. If the conference is co-sponsored with another organization, please also make sure that the proper authorities at that institution are also alerted.