Code of Conduct

We aim to foster a productive, collaborative and respectful experience for all.

This will only be possible if participants work together to create that experience. We expect all interactions between anyone involved in PDC 2022 (including reviewers, organisers and participants) to be respectful and constructive. We ask all participants to look out for each other and to assist session chairs in creating environments for respectful debate without harmful language or actions. Any of the follow behaviours (amongst others) will not tolerated during either the online or in-person aspects of conference:

• Screen-recording at any point of the conference without the expressed permission from speakers;
• Spam in chat windows, including reposting the same word/content repeatedly in order to disrupt the conversation;
• Harassment or bullying, including negative comments about or in relation to race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, religion, physical appearance, language, citizenship, or other categories through which people have been, or are, marginalized or oppressed;
• Intimidation or threats, including to the moderators;
• Misusing screen-sharing capabilities;
• Sharing images, especially to threaten or sexually harass;
• Unwelcomed sexual attention;
• Threatening or other endangerment of minors;
• Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility;
• Insults against a person, rather than disagreements with an argument they are making, or other attacks;
• Encouraging the above behaviour.

Conference participants violating our Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or removed from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference general chairs. A response that the participant was not being serious will not be accepted.

Please consider calling out any of these behaviours if you not only experience but witness this happening during the conference / events. If you see or feel any of these behaviours, or feel disrespected or insulted in any way, please contact the General Chairs.