SIGHPC Plagiarism Checking Policy for Papers
Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of the ACM's Codes of Ethics (link to https://www.acm.org/about-acm/acm-code-of-ethics-and-professional-conduct). Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, is an item of concern for SIGHPC because of our role in sponsoring, co-sponsoring, or providing in-cooperation status to a wide range of events. Our members, and the HPC community at large, expect SIGHPC’s endorsement of an event to be a mark of quality for both technical merit and adherence to the ethical standards of our profession.
In furtherance of these goals, SIGHPC adopts the following policy for conferences and workshops:
- The use of plagiarism checking software is mandatory for all accepted papers at workshops, conferences, and other events that are sponsored by SIGHPC. When SIGHPC is a co-sponsor, plagiarism checking is required for any event for which SIGHPC is at least a 50% co-sponsor. The papers must be checked before the final program is announced or the proceedings are put into production for publication (either uploaded to the DL or printed), whichever comes first.
- Plagiarism checking software for all accepted papers is strongly encouraged for co-sponsored events where SIGHPC’s share of the sponsorship is less than 50%.
- Use of plagiarism checking software is encouraged for other SIGHPC in-coop conferences and workshops.
- SIGHPC provides access to plagiarism checking software free of charge for its sponsored and co-sponsored meetings.
Version 1.0, Adopted February 2018