IEEE Euro S&P Code of Conduct
IEEE Euro Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P) and affiliated workshops are 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, age
or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Harassment includes, but is
not limited to:
- Sexual images in public spaces.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
- Harassing photography or recording.
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
- Inappropriate physical contact.
- Unwelcome sexual attention.
- Offensive comments related to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national
origin, race, religion, gender, sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity, gender
expression, appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, veteran
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
Event organizers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of,
disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. If a participant
engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the
event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion
from the conference with no refund.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We expect
participants to follow these rules at all event spaces—i.e., hotel venue and event-related social
spaces. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible.
Harassment and code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want to
provide a safe, inclusive environment at our event. And people who report unacceptable behavior help
us cultivate a safe and inclusive environment.
When taking a personal report, we will ensure you are in a safe environment and cannot be overheard.
We may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once in a safe
environment, we will ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we will
handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked
to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.
If you are being harassed by a member of the Security & Privacy community outside event spaces, we
still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by community members
seriously. This includes harassment outside event spaces and harassment that took place at any point
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, they may be sanctioned or expelled from the event
without a refund at the discretion of the organizers. Further action may be taken by IEEE in
accordance with its policies covering code of conduct (9.25 Civility Policy, 9.26 Policy Against
Discrimination and Harassment), whose consequences may include expulsion from membership in the
IEEE; see the IEEE
, IEEE Technical
and the IEEE
Member Code of Conduct
for more information on these further IEEE actions.