IGARSS 2024 Congress Policy

By registering for the IGARSS 2024 Event, you acknowledge your registration is subject to the IGARSS 2024 Privacy Policy.

All attendees of IGARSS 2024 must comply with the Congress Policy.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact info@2024.ieeeigarss.org

IGARSS 2024 is committed to diversity, inclusion, and making our website and IGARSS 2024 Congress website and other digital assets readily accessible to the interested parties, including to those with disabilities. We are continually improving all digital assets to comply with all standard accessibility guidelines. If you have questions regarding accessibility of the site and content, please contact info@2024.ieeeigarss.org

IGARSS 2024 reserves the right to cancel the Conference due to unforeseen circumstances.

Authorization for use of image, name and other likeness (Recording / Audio, Video, and still photography) Copyright of the Conference program is owned by IGARSS 2024.

IGARSS 2024 reserves all rights associated with the Congress including (without limitation) the rights to all recordings or reproductions of presentations at this Conference.

By attending the Conference or logging into the Conference website or application(s) and engaging in any interactive features, you agree that IGARSS 2024 and/or third parties authorized by IGARSS 2024 may photograph or record your likeness, image, name, voice, and/or words, and may publish, display, reproduce, copy, and distribute your likeness, image, name, voice, and/or words for, educational, or membership activities worldwide in all forms of media now known or later developed, including but not limited to advertising, training, websites, and presentations materials.

You further acknowledge that IGARSS 2024 and/or third parties authorized by IGARSS 2024 shall have the right, but not the obligation, to identify you in connection with such media by name and/or affiliation. No royalties will be payable in connection with this authorization, or these uses.

Any photography, filming, taping, recording, or reproduction in any medium, including via the use of tripod-based equipment or screen recording applications, of any of the programs presented at IGARSS 2024 without the express written consent of IGARSS 2024 is strictly forbidden.

Exception: limited photography for, strictly personal, social, or noncommercial use, are permitted.

Code of Conduct Policy

You are invited to come as you are and engage with data in a way that is meaningful and applicable to your own personal perspective. As such, we are committed to creating events that are diverse, inclusive, safe, and free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, physical appearance, or any other classification / characteristics (“personal characteristics”) protected by law.

IGARSS 2024 expects individuals to uphold the professional and educational purposes of IGARSS 2024 and its events by respecting the rights, privacy, safety, and dignity of all persons. IGARSS 2024 expects individuals to exercise professionalism, consideration, and respect in their speech and actions. IGARSS 2024 expects individuals to refrain from harassing speech and other harassing behavior.

Expected Behavior

  • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech (both verbal and written).

Alert event organizers if you notice any behavior that is not aligned with this code of conduct by emailing info@2024.ieeeigarss.org.

Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behaviors may include but are not limited to:

  • Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact with another Participant
  • Verbal or written comments, or visual images, that are sexually suggestive, or that denigrate or show hostility or aversion toward an individual, or group of individuals, or that create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment, or that unreasonably interfere with an individual’s ability to participate in IGARSS 2024 Event;
  • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other unwelcome physical, verbal, visual, or other conduct of a sexual nature;
  • Inappropriate, unnecessary, or irrelevant use of nudity and/or sexual images;
  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, defamatory, profane, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning speech;
  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to personal characteristics;
  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking;
  • Harassing photography or recording;
  • Sustained or repeated disruption of talks or other events;
  • Express or implied threat of physical or professional harm;
  • Wearing clothing in video or photos that is not suitable for a professional work environment, that is provocative, inappropriate, or otherwise potentially offensive.
  • Possession of a weapon or any item that can be used as a weapon in your photos or video.
  • Being intoxicated, as determined by IGARSS 2024, in any event site or function. Please drink responsibly.
  • Showcasing or promoting any illegal substance in conversation, chat, photo, video, or text.
  • Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
  • Any other illegal activity not already covered above.
  • Failure to obey any of the rules or regulations of the event or instructions of the event staff.
  • Sharing your event login credentials with other individuals.

How to report Unacceptable Behavior or Suspicious Person/Behavior

Remember: if you see Something, Say Something

If you experience or witness a life safety emergency, please contact local law enforcement immediately.

If you have a complaint or concern about harassment, discrimination, bullying or any other conduct that violates the

IGARSS 2024 Code of Conduct, we encourage you to contact us immediately. If you witness this happening to someone else, please report that, too.

You may request that your report remain completely confidential.

Contact via email: info@2024.ieeeigarss.org

and someone will get back to you.

Communication from IGARSS 2024

IGARSS 2024 will communicate with an individual who reports unacceptable behavior if the individual chooses to submit an attributed report.

IGARSS 2024 will also communicate with an individual concerning whom a report has been made, to the extent that Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research is able to identify and contact that individual.

The nature, scope, and content of any such communication is in the sole discretion of IGARSS 2024.

If warranted, Continental European Division of the International Association for Dental Research may communicate more broadly with Participants at an IGARSS 2024 Event.

IGARSS 2024 has the right to communicate about its responses under this Policy to the employers or sponsors of involved Participants vendors, local law enforcement, media, and the public as IGARSS 2024 deems reasonable and appropriate.

Consequences of Reported Unacceptable Behavior

Upon receiving a report of unacceptable behavior, IGARSS 2024 first priority will be the safety and security of Participants. In order to preserve a safe, educational environment, IGARSS 2024 reserves the right to temporarily suspend or terminate specific features available to a Participant or to suspend or terminate the Participant’s entire account. When facts are in dispute or cannot be fully established, IGARSS 2024 reserves the right to take the action most likely to safeguard safety and security of Participants, including termination of a Participant’s account for the remainder of IGARSS 2024 Event.

A report of an adjudicated or officially confirmed history of a Participant’s prior unacceptable behavior, if impacting the experience of other Participants at an IGARSS 2024 Event may, in IGARSS 2024 discretion, be the basis for a response under this Policy.

Violation of this Policy, as determined by IGARSS 2024 in its sole discretion, is grounds for any action that IGARSS 2024 deems appropriate, including but not limited to:

  • warning the offender,
  • denying the offender access to an IGARSS 2024 Event (including revoking or denying registration to an IGARSS 2024 Event),
  • suspending or terminating the offender’s access to IGARSS 2024 Event,
  • barring the offender from other IGARSS future Event(s).

IGARSS 2024 reserves the right to take whatever action it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, with respect to the investigation of any matters related to this Policy.

Any person who is denied access to or whose access is terminated during an IGARSS 2024 Event based on this Policy may request that IGARSS 2024 review the matter after its Event has concluded.

However, IGARSS 2024 action will be effective immediately and will continue until and unless IGARSS 2024 issues a contrary decision. Unless a contrary decision is issued, any person who is denied access to or removed from an IGARSS 2024 Event based on this Policy will not be eligible for a refund of any registration fees paid for access to or participation in IGARSS 2024 Event.

Scope and Application

The Code of Conduct Policy, applies to any gathering or event that is hosted or sponsored by IGARSS 2024, including but not limited to Congress, educational symposia, exhibits, committee meetings, written comment and discussion groups, professional gatherings, and platforms and settings ancillary thereto (each an “IGARSS 2024 Event”). This Policy applies to any and all participants in IGARSS 2024 Events, including but not limited to employees, members, volunteers, interns, guests, vendors, contractors, exhibitors, faculty, and other attendees (each a “Participant”).

All participants of IGARSS 2024 events must abide by the present policy.

Contact Information

For questions regarding IGARSS 2024, please contact info@2024.ieeeigarss.org

The Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by IGARSS 2024 and the terms are non-negotiable. This Code of Conduct is without prejudice to IGARSS 2024 rights, all of which it expressly reserves.

Together, we can ensure IGARSS 2024 Events are safe and welcoming experiences.

Sample of the report “submission form”

(For Unacceptable Behavior or Suspicious Person/Behavior)


Introductory message

Kindly note that the following information is needed to proceed with an investigation of the incident or behavior that you are reporting.

All the fields are optional so you can disclose as little, or as much, information as you are comfortable with sharing.

You may choose to remain anonymous; however, IGARSS 2024 will not be able to follow up with you about the report and may have less ability to investigate fully an anonymous report.

IGARSS 2024 will only use the information disclosed in this report for the purpose of investigating the report and responding in the manner described in the present Code of Conduct.

  • Date of incident:
  • Approximate time of incident:
  • Name of person making this report:
  • If this report is being made on behalf of another person, name of that other person:
  • Contact information of person making this report (mobile phone and e-mail):
  • Name of person whose behavior prompted this report (if known):
  • Location where the incident occurred:
  • Is the incident continuing?
  • Brief description of the incident or behavior, and concerns:
  • Names and contact information of witnesses to the incident (if available):
  • Have you previously complained or provided information about this incident or related incidents to IGARSS 2024, law enforcement, or other party?

If yes, when and to whom did you provide information?

Additional Comments/ statements at the end of the form

Information must be truthful; any individual knowingly providing false information may be subject to disciplinary action by IGARSS 2024.

Reports of incidents that are determined not to violate IGARSS 2024 policy are not assumed to be false.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies

Cookies are small text files with information that a website (specifically the web server) stores on a user’s computer / tablet / mobile phone so that whenever the user connects to the website, the latter retrieves that information and provide the user with services relevant to it. A typical example of such information is the user’s preferences on a website, as these are indicated by the user’s choices on that website (e.g., selection of specific “keys”, searches, advertisements etc.).

Which law applies

Cookies are governed by the “e-Privacy” Directive 2002/58/EC as amended by Directive 2009/136/EC (which has been incorporated into the Greek law by L 3471/2006), as it is explicitly provided in the Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, Recital 173.

According to the applicable law 3471 / 2006 (see article 4 par. 5 of this law, as amended by article 170 of Law 4070/2012) “The installation of “cookies” is allowed only with the consent of the user and after appropriate information thereof”.

For this reason, on the first visit of the user to the website www.2024.ieeeigarss.org relevant popup windows are displayed, where the visitor user can declare his / her consent to the installation of the specially mentioned cookies, which are non-functional cookies aimed at improving the services presented on the website, such as:

  • connection to social media,
  • configuring audio / video players, by adapting the information to the user’s personal preferences,
  • statistical analysis cookies on the number of visitors to the website and the number of pages viewed without instant identification of the user.

Are cookies installed without the prior consent of the user?

There are “cookies” that have been evaluated by the Working Party of articles 29 (see Wp29 Opinion 4/2012) as being technically – functionally necessary for connecting with the website or for the provision of internet service. For these, the law does not require prior consent.

We can distinguish the following categories:

  • Cookies that are necessary to identify and / or maintain content entered by a subscriber or user during a session on a site throughout that connection. (For example, such cookies are required when completing an online form). In the same category, persistent “cookies” are installed for the same purpose and last for a few hours.
  • Cookies that are necessary to authenticate the subscriber or user in services requiring authentication.
  • Cookies installed for security purposes, such as cookies that detect repeated failed attempts to enter a user’s account on a particular website.
  • Cookies with multimedia content, such as flash player cookies, during a session on a website. Such are, for example, cookies that are installed by viewing a video on the website that the user has visited.
  • Cookies that are necessary for the implementation of the load balancing technique in a connection to a website.
  • Cookies that “remember” the choices of the subscriber or user regarding the presentation of the website (e.g., “cookies” concerning the choice of language or the presentation of search results on a web page).
  • Third party social plug-in content sharing cookies, for logged in members of a social network.

How to control cookies

You can delete all cookies already on your computer, as well as set up most browsers in a way that prevents cookies from being installed. However, in this case, you may need to customize certain preferences yourself whenever you visit a site, and some services may also not work.

For more information on cookies, including how to control and / or delete cookies you can visit the following links:

How do I know if the cookies policy changes

Any modification to this cookie policy will be displayed in time on the www.2024.ieeeigarss.org website.

Phishing Policy

For your security

We have received complaints about a growing number of fraudulent websites masquerading as conference organizers and offering registration, hotel bookings and other arrangements for the upcoming events in Athens.

We strongly recommend that anyone attending IGARSS 2024 Symposium use only the official website and its links for registration and accommodation requests.

Email from the conference will originate ONLY from the 2024.ieeeigarss.org domain, or from igarss2024registration@convin.gr. Email from any other source is not authorized.