Code of conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and partners at ICT with Industry are required to agree with the following code of conduct. The workshop is intended to encourage cooperation and exchange of knowledge between academia and industry.

Organisers will enforce this code throughout the workshop. The aim of the code is to stimulate a free flow of information between all participants and to enable (patent) protection. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody with regard to secrecy and ownership.

  1. ICT with Industry is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of workshop participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any workshop venue, including talks, Twitter and other online social media.
  2. The industrial or governmental partner will present its problem to the other participants. In case that any information meant to be kept confidential, the presenter shall clearly indicate such confidentiality on (the handouts of) the presentation by an appropriate mark. The ownership of data or tools, e.g. software, which comes along with the case study and prior to the workshop remains with the industrial partner. All data or tools, e.g. software that is provided by the industrial partner prior to the workshop will be removed from any storage device after the end of this workshop.
  3. The workshop participants shall keep concrete results of the workshop confidential until NWO and Lorentz Center publish the workshop outcome or until 1 month after the workshop, whichever is earlier. Workshop participants are free to communicate the general outcome and/or general information about the workshop. The workshop participants are free to use the workshop’s research results for further research and/or productization after the end of the workshop.

In accordance with Dutch law, the intellectual property rights to results, excluding provided data by workshop participants, of a case study rest with the employers of the workshop participants (hereinafter: the employers) that contributed to these results jointly.
In the event any (academia or Industry) partner participating in a case wishes to obtain (exclusive) rights to use the intellectual property rights to the results of such case study, the partner and the employers of the workshop participants involved shall within two months after the workshop in mutual consultation agree on:

  • The protection measures (patent, copyright) and cost thereof and the actions to be taken;
  • The ownership and the inventors to be registered on a possible patent application;
  • The market price to be paid by the partner to the employers of the workshop participants involved.