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  1. ACM publication policies
  2. SIGCSE policies
  3. ITiCSE welcomes and embraces everyone
  4. Offensive material
  5. Conference presenter substitution and no show policies

1. ACM publication policies

As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies (, including policies such as

2. ACM SIGCSE policies

Authors are also advised to examine the ACM SIGCSE policies and guidelines page (, which includes policies such as

3. ITiCSE welcomes and embraces everyone

In keeping with the ACM Anti-Harassment Policy, ITiCSE advocates the following:

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the ACM SIGCSE Organization and ITiCSE Conference; these require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. The ACM Code of Ethics embraces the “values of equality, tolerance, respect for others, and the principles of equal justice”. For these reasons, the ACM SIGCSE Organization and ITiCSE Conference are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience.

Harassment is unwelcome or hostile behavior, including speech that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes, in an ACM SIGCSE Organization event. Harassment in any form, including but not limited to harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity, will not be tolerated. Harassment includes the use of gratuitous language or sexual imagery in public presentations and displays, degrading verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Conference participants violating these standards may be sanctioned, expelled from the conference or asked not to attend future conferences or conference events, at the discretion of the conference organizers and the SIG executive committee. If you believe you have been harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you are encouraged to report the incident in confidence to either of the conference chairs.

4. Offensive material

ITiCSE reserves the right to reject any material that we find offensive or inappropriate, such as politically charged material, and will not refund any expenses incurred.

5. Conference presenter substitution and no-show policy

Submission of a paper, panel, special session, workshop, poster, working group, birds-of-feather or anything else for presentation at an ACM SIGCSE conference (SIGCSE TS, ITiCSE, ICER, CompEd) means that if the proposal is accepted at least one of the authors will register for the conference and attend the conference to present the proposal. If drastic unforeseen circumstances prevent the presenting author from attending and presenting, it is his/her responsibility to arrange a qualified substitute presenter. If a substitution is necessary, the conference program committee chairs should be notified as early as possible with all pertinent details. At their discretion and dependent upon circumstances, the program chairs may elect to inform upcoming ACM SIGCSE Conference Program Chairs about the substitution (or the failure to provide a substitute). This could jeopardize the acceptance of proposals from those involved in the upcoming conferences. In extreme cases, the ACM SIGCSE Board may send a letter to the parent institution of a delinquent author expressing displeasure.

During COVID-19, the board has allowed each conference to permit remote participation. The details for how that is implemented may vary by conference. Please consult the call for participation or the Authors page in each conference site to see further details.