Diversity and Inclusion
MMSys is deeply committed to providing a respectful and inclusive environment for exchanging ideas and networking. Our mission is to make the conference a welcoming and safe place for researchers to present their research results and to spark innovative ideas, 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 is being held.
As the organizing committee, we commit to providing a harassment-free and pleasant conference experience with equity in rights for all participants. 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 behavior
We expect all interactions between attendees to be respectful and constructive, including interactions during the review process, at the conference itself and on social media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Since MMSys is an ACM conference, attendees, speakers and organizers are bound by ACM's Policy Against Harassment. Participants will be asked to confirm their commitment to upholding the policy upon registeration. The policy covers interaction at the conference venue, but also related interaction, e.g., on social media. The policy is an explicit statement of our commitment, as a community, to inclusion and safety at the conference.
Anyone witnessing or subject to an unacceptable behavior should notify the general chairs (2020-general-chairs AT acmmmsys.org) or the diversity and inclusion chairs (2020-diversity-chairs AT acmmmsys.org).
Note: This statement was adopted from ACM SIGCHI 2017 and ACM MM 2019.
Travel and Childcare Grants
MMSys’20 will offer a large number of travel grants to the students who will be presenting their work at the conference as well as attendees from minority groups and less fortunate countries. There will also be childcare support for back-home/on-site childcare or companion travel. More details (application procedures and deadlines) are to be provided in March.
MMSys'20 will take place at SDKM, which is located in the campus of Istanbul Technical University (ITU). The venue is in the heart of Istanbul and easily accessible via various local transport options (subway, bus, shuttle). There are several hotels, malls and restaurants within a walking distance.
MMSys'20 is committed to provide an accessible conference for all participants. The organizing committeee will do their best to accommodate specific needs such as accessibility or dietary requirements. It may not be possible to solve every issue, but the organizing committee will try their best. Participants should indicate any special request/requirement during the registration (e.g., need for reserved seating in the front due to reduced vision or hearing or need for private mother's room on-site).
Travel and Local Information
We are pleased to announce that Turkish Airlines will provide a discount for the international and domestic flights. Promotion is valid for travel between June 1st and 18th (international) and between June 7th and 12th (domestic).
- Book your travel here.
- Use promotion code: 023TKH20.