Code of Conduct


ICICT is a biennial conference hosted by the Faculty of Computer Science in IBA Karachi. The primary target of this conference consists of final year computer science undergraduates and graduates, presenting their research work to many renowned business executives, government officials and academic scholars from various universities.

The conference hosts giant corporations, software houses and acclaimed academics in front of whom the participants present their research work. It gives them a massive exposure to be in the presence of their prospective employers and experienced professionals who can both guide them in their work and help build their careers. In ICICT innovation is the call of the day as speakers present ground breaking ideas to the audience which can form the basis of the participant's work.

This event will take place on 12th and 13th December, 2015 at IBA Karachi.

Purpose of the Code of Conduct

For a conference to have a peaceful atmosphere, it is imperative to have a code of conduct which can guide the culturally rich audience to behave in a manner which is acceptable and inspiring to all and contributes to the simulation of inventive aura that is required by the nature of ICICT.

To avoid any misdemeanors and to ensure that our participants and guests all relish their time in the conference we have organized a list of dos and don'ts which will help them in professional presentation of their work and field. This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behavior are in ICICT's sole discretion.

ICICT believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, or religion. We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

The Code of Conduct

1. Expected Behavior
  1. Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  2. Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.
  3. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
2. Unacceptable Behavior:
  1. Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following.
  2. Harassing people, photography or recording.
  3. Discrimination
  4. Derogatory or demeaning conduct by an attendees of ICICT.
  5. Wearing clothing that is not suitable for a professional conference environment, that is provocative, or otherwise potentially offensive.
  6. Physical, written, verbal or other abuse, intimidation, threats, annoyance, harassment, stalking, pushing, shoving or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person, which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, or creates apprehension in a person, as determined by ICICT and its show management, in their sole discretion.
  7. Possession of any item that can be used as a weapon, which may cause danger to others if used in a certain manner.
  8. Any boisterous, lewd or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behavior or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, gender, or ethnic slurs.
  9. Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
  10. Smoking - other than in designated areas.
  11. Failure to obey any rules or regulations of the venue.
  12. Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  13. Inappropriate physical contact.
3. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or exhibitors. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.

4. What to do if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior?

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.

The ICICT team will be available to help participants contact venue security or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference. You can report unacceptable behavior to any member of staff.

5. Scope

We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.