Code of conduct

Psi-k 2022 is committed to making this conference productive and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, physical appearance, ethnicity, nationality or religion. Be kind to others and avoid any physical or intellectual harassment or inappropriate comments.

For participants

You should wear your badge at all times.

It is not permitted to photograph or record talks and posters; please mention this to anyone unaware; QR codes are the exception. Psi-k 2022 will take photographs of participants in informal settings, but you are welcome to ask to be excluded.

Be silent inside the conference rooms and around their entrances; be speedy in collecting your food and drinks.

If you wish to ask a question, wait for the end of the talk and then raise your hand; wait for the chair to invite you and for the microphone to arrive before starting; mention your name and affiliation.

For speakers

All presentations are run directly from the conference computers and not from individual laptops (the length of the cables means most laptops are not powerful enough to sustain a non-flashing video feed, and the system locks when cables are swapped). Speakers must have uploaded their presentation in advance and need to double check that there are no graphical or animation issues – this can be done directly in the room where the talk will be given, outside the times for the planned sessions. Avoid checking things at the last minute before your own session starts, as it would be too late to fix any potential issue.

A specially equipped “A/V check” room is available on the lower floor (Garden level) in case you have last-minute edits to your talk. You can also use this room to check your slides if your room is in session, and the A/V check room is not busy – but we recommend checking slides directly in your room/auditorium.

Presentations (Powerpoint/Keynote/PDF) are delivered from the MacBook at the lectern and its stationary wired microphone(s). Slides are advanced with the keyboard or mouse, and the mouse is used as an electronic laser pointer. Electronic spotlight pointers are also available. Green lasers are forbidden by law; red lasers are not visible.

Invited talks are 25 minutes, with an additional ≤5 minutes for Q&A. This is a strict limit: a bell will ring 20 minutes into your presentation, indicating that you have 5 minutes left, and ring again when time is up.

Contributed talks are 12 minutes, with an additional ≤3 minutes for Q&A. This is a strict limit: a bell will ring 10 minutes into your presentation, indicating that you have 2 minutes left, and ring again when time is up.

For chairs

Adhere strictly to the published timetable, and do not overrun the 30-minute and 15-minute slots (use your own timer: there are no timers in the rooms). Use the bell provided to mark the 10’/12’ and 20’/25’ timings.

Students in each room will handle the wireless microphones for Q&A. The symposium chair (with their own wireless microphone) will name each incoming speaker & institution, time rigorously the talk and questions, drive the Q&A, and make sure that there is a good flow of questions.

Interesting discussions can be postponed to the end of the session. If a presentation starts late (e.g., due to technical issues), the presentation will need to be shortened accordingly. In case a speaker does not show up, the slot is kept empty and the next speaker will only start at their own scheduled time. Speakers’ substitutions are not accepted, unless the original speaker is not present, and the change is approved before the session by the Symposium chair.

If the symposium chair is not present, then another member of the symposium organizing team will chair. If none of the symposium organizers are present, then the first invited speaker of the session will chair (including self-chairing their own talk).