Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The ACM PEARC Conference is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability, and physical appearance. The ACM PEARC Conference will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. All communication should be respectful and appropriate for a professional audience.

All ACM PEARC conference participants are subject to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities. Conference participants who violate the ACM PEARC Code of Conduct or these ACM policies may be asked to leave the conference without a refund at the sole discretion of the conference organizers.

How to Report Unacceptable Behavior

Any individual who experiences or witnesses unacceptable behavior at any ACM-sponsored activity should follow the ACM Procedures for Reporting Unacceptable Behavior

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior at any point during the program planning process or at an ACM PEARC Conference, you are encouraged to inform a person of authority designated to receive and respond to these reports. The ACM PEARC Conference persons of authority include the Conference General Chairs, the Conference ombudsperson and DEI co-chairs, or a designated ACM staff or ACM SIGHPC CARES committee member if available. These individuals can advise on the appropriate process for reporting unacceptable behavior and/or address immediate concerns.


To contact a person in authority with a question about the Code of Conduct or to report unacceptable behavior that has occurred at the ACM PEARC Conference or during volunteer planning activities leading up to the ACM PEARC Conference, you may email [email protected]. This email is monitored by the conference organizers designated to respond to Code of Conduct reports. A delegate will respond to the email as soon as possible. All reports will be treated confidentially.

Onsite Contact

In addition to the email communication method noted above, conference attendees who wish to report unacceptable behavior that violates the ACM PEARC Code of Conduct may call or text (732) 723-8368 (PEARCEVENT). If an attendee wishes to speak in-person to a conference organizer designated to handle such reports, a Safe Space room has been designated from 9am to 4pm throughout the conference: Back Bay Room Room, 4th Floor. If in immediate danger or distress, call 911.

Other Reports

The above policy applies only to unacceptable behavior at ACM-sponsored activities, including all ACM PEARC Conferences and PEARC activities. Violations and reports regarding papers and publications should be made under either ACM’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct or its Plagiarism Policy.