Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to the goals of the IEEE Computer Society and all of its conferences. Equity at its heart is about removing barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity to succeed. Diversity goals aim to progress towards a research community and conference population that reflects the diversity of society. Inclusion is about creating a conference program and environment that is free from discrimination and where every participant feels welcome, included, respected, and safe. ICSME 2021 is dedicated to promoting the above goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Bio: Dr. Ambareen Siraj, is the director of the NSA/DHS accredited Cybersecurity Education, Research, and Outreach Center at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) and associate professor with the department of computer science at TTU. She is also founder and chair of the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), the only non-profit membership organization with international reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry.
IEEE Computer Society Open Conference Statement
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are central to the goals of the IEEE Computer Society and all of its conferences. Equity at its heart is about removing barriers, biases, and obstacles that impede equal access and opportunity to succeed. Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing diverse talents. Inclusion is the active engagement of Diversity and Equity.
A goal of the IEEE Computer Society is to foster an environment in which all individuals are entitled to participate in any IEEE Computer Society activity free of discrimination. For this reason, the IEEE Computer Society is firmly committed to team compositions in all sponsored activities, including but not limited to, technical committees, steering committees, conference organizations, standards committees, and ad hoc committees that display Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
IEEE Computer Society meetings, conferences and workshops must provide a welcoming, open and safe environment, that embraces the value of every person, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, or disability. All individuals are entitled to participate in any IEEE Computer Society activity free of discrimination, including harassment based on any of the above factors.