ACM SIGMOBILE Harassment Policy

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of SIGMOBILE; 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, SIGMOBILE is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience.

Harassment is unwelcome or hostile behavior, including speech that intimidates, creates discomfort, or interferes with a person's participation or opportunity for participation, in any SIGMOBILE 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 SIGMOBILE executive committee.

If you believe you have been harassed, you are encouraged to report the incident in confidence to any of: the ACM MobiSys 2017 General Chair (MobiSys2017-GC at, ACM SIGMOBILE Chair Suman Banerjee (suman at, or ACM SIGMOBILE Vice Chair Lili Qiu (lili at