ISMIR2018 is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Need Help?

If you experience or witness violations of the ISMIR2018 Code of Conduct, you may approach any of the conference volunteers (you can identify them by their light-blue T-Shirt with “ISMIR 2018 STAFF” written on it), any of the ISMIR2018 General Chairs, or any member of the ISMIR board.

You may also email with any questions or concerns.

Other contacts

  • CIUP Local Security: ***
  • TPT Local Security: +33 1 45 81 70 70
  • 17 EMERGENCY POLICE NO: To report violence, attack, sexual assault, a crime requiring an immediate police response
  • 112 EUROPEAN EMERGENCY NUMBER: If you are a victim or witness of an accident in a country in the European Union
  • 15 SAMU: The French Emergency Medical Assistance Service

The Quick Version

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter, and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, 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.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Sponsors should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

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 can be identified as they'll be wearing light-blue T-Shirts with “ISMIR 2018 STAFF” written on them.

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.

We expect participants to follow these rules at ISMIR2018 conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.

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