ACM SIGMETRICS 2021
June 14-18, 2021
SIGMETRICS is proudly committed to supporting the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within its research community. Our belief is that all SIG-sponsored conferences should provide an open intellectual forum for the discussion of ideas in a professional and respectful manner, without any fear of bias, discrimination, harassment, or retribution. These principles apply to our conferences whether they are held virtually, in-person, or any combination thereof. Furthermore, these principles apply throughout all aspects of the conference experience, including the reviewing and publishing process.
As part of our commitment, we will be piloting an ad-hoc CARES
committee at ACM SIGMETRICS 2021 to assist with the collection
and reporting of any EDI-related issues associated
with the conference. The mandate of this committee will
be similar to those of the CARES committees pioneered by
The initial membership of our committee will be drawn
in part from the existing SIGMETRICS Equality and Diversity Committee,
with additional at-large members sought from the research community
on a volunteer basis.
Please contact Niklas Carlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 3 if you are
interested in serving in such a role for the ACM SIGMETRICS 2021 conference.
The structure and mandate of the SIGMETRICS
CARES committee will be formalized prior to the ACM SIGMETRICS 2022 event.
The CARES committee at SIGMETRICS 2021 consists of the following members: Sara Alouf (email@example.com), Niklas Carlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Giulia Fanti (email@example.com), Carey Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org). These members are available to assist you and other members of our community who may have experienced or witnessed behaviors that violate the ACM policy against discrimination and harassment in relation to the conference. These committee members can either be contacted online during the conference or per email to facilitate and schedule initial discussions, including helping understand the reporting process to ACM. However, despite CARES, for the matter to be reported to ACM, it should be noted that the person experiencing the incident must still themselves submit the complaint to ACM, where it will be handled according to ACM’s policy.