Diversity, Inclusion and Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the PAM 2020 conference. The PAM community commits to providing a harassment-free, accessible, and pleasant conference experience with equity in rights for all. We want every participant to feel welcome, included, and safe at the conference. Moreover, we will do our best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility, or dietary requirements. We cannot promise to solve every issue, but will try our best.
We aim to provide a safe, respectful, and harassment-free conference environment for everyone involved regardless of age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, nationality, marital status, military status, veteran status, religious beliefs, dietary requirements, childbirth- and pregnancy-related medical conditions or childcare requirements. We also respect any other status protected by laws of the country in which the conference or program is being held.
Discrimination and harassment are not to be tolerated within our community. All PAM events and communications (emails, online social network groups, etc.) must abide by the policy against discrimination and harassment (adopted from ACM IMC 2019 Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment). If a violation of this policy occurs, we urge reporting the incident to the general chairs or to members of the steering committee. Harassment includes but is not limited to overt and/or covert acts of:

  • Verbal accusations or bullying
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following both in person and online
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Interference with a person’s participation or opportunity for participation
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
We expect all interactions between attendees to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should notify the General Chairs (pam2020-gc@cs.uoregon.edu).
This statement was adopted from the C&C/DIS Diversity And Inclusion Statement for Creativity & Cognition 2019 and from the ACM IMC 2019 Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment.