Diversity and Inclusion

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of the International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays. The organizers of ISFPGA aim and commit 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.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. 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 behaviour

We expect ALL interactions between FPGA community members to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself, and on social media. Specifically, community members are expected to follow the ACM Policies and Guidelines:

Conference participants violating these policies may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers. A response that the participant was “just joking,” or “teasing,” or being “playful,” will not be accepted.

Anyone witnessing or subject to unacceptable behavior should follow the ACM Guidelines for Reporting Unacceptable Behavior and notify the General Chair, an ACM staff member, or SIG leader (in person, or via e-mail).

Behavior can also be reported anonymously through Google Forms and will be sent to the General Chair.

This statement was adapted from the Inclusion Statement for ACM SIGCHI 2017, and the Diversity and Inclusion statement for ACM C&C 2019.