DocEng Anti-Harassment Policy
ACM DocEng is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance!
There are three types of policies that are relevant to ACM SIG conferences—such as DocEng—and proceedings:
ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM Events for issues related to harassment and discrimination. Reporting of incidents should be done via the online form available from the website FAQ about Reporting Unacceptable Behavior at ACM Activities.
ACM Publications Board Policies and Procedures for issues related to review processes and publication. Of specific relevance to the SIGs are:
- Policy on roles and responsibilities in ACM publishing
- Policy on coercion and abuse in the ACM publications process
- Policy on plagiarism, misrepresentation, and falsification
Reporting of violations of these publications policies should be done via the online form for Reporting Violations of ACM Publications Policies.
ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for other ethics issues. Reporting of ethics violations should be done via email as indicated on the website describing the ACM Code of Ethics Enforcement Procedures.