Ethical Guidelines & Policies

IEEE conference organizers are expected to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and ethical conduct. IEEE has developed the following ethical standards for IEEE members, volunteers, and staff.

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IEEE Code of Conduct

The IEEE Code of Conduct describes IEEE members’ and staff’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct.

IEEE Code of Ethics

The IEEE Code of Ethics has been in existence since the merger with AIEE and IRE in 1963. Every IEEE member agrees to abide by the IEEE Constitution, Code of Ethics, Bylaws and Policies when joining.

Publishing Ethics

The IEEE Author Center is a good resource for ethical guidelines in scientific publishing.

IEEE TechEthics

IEEE TechEthics provides a platform for addressing ethical and societal implications across a variety of technology areas.

IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

The purpose of this Initiative is to ensure every technologist is educated, trained, and empowered to prioritize ethical considerations in the design and development of autonomous and intelligent systems.

Compliance HelpLine

Reports of violations, or concerns regarding potential violations, of IEEE Policies or the IEEE Code of Conduct can be filed anonymously through EthicsPoint at +1-888-359-6323 or by submitting an online report.

Compliance Related Polices

  • Anti-Boycott Policy (12.12)
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (12.13)
  • Antitrust and Fair Competition Policy (12.10)
  • Civility Policy (9.25)
  • Computer Policy (9.28)
  • Economic Sanctions and Embargoes Policy (12.11)
  • IEEE Records Management Policy Statement (12.8)
  • IEEE Social Media Policy (9.27)
  • Whistleblower and Non-Retaliation Policy (9.9)

We Are Here to Help

If you have questions about ethical guidelines, please contact the MCE team.