October 17-21 2022 | Singapore


ISMAR is an IEEE conference that abides by the general code of conduct available here, which ranges topics from plagiarism to harassment.

We are welcoming

There are many people who participate in ISMAR, including PhD students, undergraduates, master’s students, faculty, academic staff, industry professionals, and others. We are a diverse group and we welcome further diversity! ISMAR is dedicated to providing a harassment-free, safe, and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of personal and professional background, gender, gender identity and expression, style of clothing, sexual orientation, dis-/ability, physical appearance, body size, race, class, age, or religion. IEEE, ISMAR and the VGTC resists and rejects: racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, body shaming, religion shaming, “geekier-than-thou” shaming, education bias, the shaming of people nursing children, and the dismissal or bullying of children or adults. This applies to all our venues of engagement, whether they be in person or through email, videoconference, other online interactions.

We do not tolerate harassing or shaming

We operate under the assumption that everyone participating in ISMAR operates according to the understanding above. Individuals who violate this code of conduct can expect repercussions from moderation of messages to expulsion from our community. This applies to all participants, including organizers, presenters, sponsors, and attendees.

How does that work?

Sometimes things go wrong. When a situation is uncomfortable, hurtful, exclusionary, or upsetting, there is a problem that should be addressed.

IEEE ISMAR 2022 has

    • Paper sessions
    • Paper Q&A
    • Workshops
    • Demos
    • Other social engagements

Each of these offers unique forms of engagement, but also possibilities for harm. 

Reporting an Incident

All issues can be brought up with the ISMAR organizers. If you want to email a trusted confidant, the chairs of the Ethics and Diversity committee can be reached at diversity_chairs@ismar2022.org or the general chairs of the conference general_chairs@ismar2022.org.

The chairs will try their best to mitigate the situation right in the spot, and/or direct and assist you to a direct link for reporting violations: https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/20410/report.html

After a formal complaint is filed the usual course of action is an investigation resulting in a complete ethics report by the IEEE. And then the person or persons involved may end up on the IEEE Prohibited Authors List for a number of years. The length of time depends on the severity of the infraction. 

In the event that the general chairs are involved with the allegations, or unable to help, or you prefer no mediation, you can directly use the reporting link without mediation or if further mediation is needed you should then reach the IEEE VGTC Chairs https://www.computer.org/communities/technical-committees/vgtc.

We are empathetic

At IEEE ISMAR, we strive for excellence but acknowledge that there is no one definition of excellence. Different views are allowed to respectfully coexist in the same space. When something’s happened and someone is uncomfortable, our first choice is to work through it. Endeavor to listen and appropriately adjust your behavior if someone approaches you privately with a request that you apologize or publicly requests that you stop an ongoing presentation. If someone questions your words, actions or motives, or “calls you out”, hear their feedback and respond respectfully. It’s okay to not understand why something is hurtful or causes discomfort, as long as you approach it respectfully, with empathy. Repeating hurtful behavior after it has been addressed is disrespectful and is not allowed.

We learn to teach and teach to learn

No one was born knowing everything. IEEE ISMAR research constitutes many different forms of practice and embodies many types of knowledge. We listen to each other and learn from each other. If someone asks for help or instruction, our default response is to provide it. If we believe we might be helpful with a task, we offer assistance and wait for consent to provide it.

We are helpful

Research conferences are exciting and adventurous, but are supported by infrastructure and guidance. At ISMAR, we all chip in to organize our community, engage with new ideas, and lift each other up.

IEEE Computer Society Open Conference Statement

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to the goals of the IEEE Computer Society and all of its conferences. Equity at its heart is about removing barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity to succeed. Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing diverse talents. Inclusion is the active engagement of Diversity and Equity.

A goal of the IEEE Computer Society is to foster an environment in which all individuals are entitled to participate in any IEEE Computer Society activity free of discrimination. For this reason, the IEEE Computer Society is firmly committed to team compositions in all sponsored activities, including but not limited to, technical committees, steering committees, conference organizations, standards committees, and ad hoc committees that display Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

IEEE Computer Society meetings, conferences and workshops must provide a welcoming, open and safe environment, that embraces the value of every person, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability. All individuals are entitled to participate in any IEEE Computer Society activity free of discrimination, including harassment based on any of the above factors.

IEEE Event Conduct and Safety Statement

IEEE believes that science, technology, and engineering are fundamental human activities, for which openness, international collaboration, and the free flow of talent and ideas are essential. Its meetings, conferences, and other events seek to enable engaging, thought provoking conversations that support IEEE’s core mission of advancing technology for humanity. Accordingly, IEEE is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all participants, including staff and vendors, at IEEE-related events.

IEEE has no tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form at IEEE-related events. All participants have the right to pursue shared interests without harassment or discrimination in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion. Participants are expected to adhere to these principles and respect the rights of others.

IEEE seeks to provide a secure environment at its events. Participants should report any behavior inconsistent with the principles outlined here, to on site staff, security or venue personnel, or to eventconduct@ieee.org

This code of conduct was adapted from the UIST 2020 and IEEE VR 2022 conferences.