Netiquette, a word fusion of "nice" and "etiquette", is the etiquette for the internet and describes polite online communication rules. Corona has made us all more tense and in constant zoom calls it is easy for everyone to forget that there are people behind the black wall of small tiles. Therefore, we would like to ask you all to follow these rules for good behaviour:
• Treat all participants with respect and consideration, irrespective of the diversity of views and opinions others may express.
• Be polite, respectful and only use constructive criticism.
• If you use any chat or common function please use it intentionally and not for spamming. Also, please pay attention to spelling and capitalisation in general. If you use only capital letters it is conceived as if you are SHOUTING.
• Do not make or post photos or videos, including screen shots and unauthorised recording of colleagues, without prior consent.
We would like to remind you that misunderstandings can occur more easily because non-verbal communication through gestures and facial expressions is difficult online. Try to be as precise as possible or use smileys to replace facial expressions and gestures to make the meaning of your message clearer. Whenever you make a comment, think about whether your intention can come across correctly so that misunderstandings or arguments do not arise.
If a participant engages in unacceptable behaviour, the conference organisers can take any actions necessary to maintain the welcoming environment of the conference for other participants. Anyone asked to stop any unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.
However, if someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome or you have any other concerns please report it as soon as possible. Please contact Dr. Stefan Schmid via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will be treated seriously and responded to promptly.