The International Computer Science and Engineering Conference (ICSEC) serves as the leading platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, research findings, experiences, trends, and challenges in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Information Technology. ICSEC 2024 is co-organized by IEEE Thailand Section (IEEE Computer Society Thailand Chapter) and College of Computing, Khon Kaen University. ICSEC 2024 will take place over three days in Khon Kaen, Thailand, featuring special sessions and presentations by esteemed researchers from international communities, including renowned keynote speakers. The conference will adopt a hybrid format, offering both onsite and virtual participation options to accommodate diverse attendees. Accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in IEEE Xplore, subject to meeting its standards for scope and quality. Additionally, selected papers may have the opportunity to extend the research work for submission to associated SCOPUS-indexed journals, each of which will conduct its peer review process.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Plan

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are fundamental values aimed at cultivating equal opportunities (equity), embracing and honoring individual, social, and cultural differences (diversity), and facilitating the meaningful engagement of all individuals in various discussions and environments (inclusion). In line with these principles, ICSEC 2024 is committed to promoting:

  • Committee Diversity: We aim to assemble a diverse organization committee, technical committees, and reviewers, considering various social, cultural, and academic backgrounds and skills (e.g., gender, nationality, and research expertise).
  • Speaker Diversity: Diversity centers on recognizing and appreciating human differences and acknowledging diverse talents. We aim to invite speakers and panelists representing diverse populations, backgrounds, research areas, and expertise within Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, and Information Technology to enhance the breadth of perspectives and thinking.
  • Bias Mitigation and Fairness Promotion: We advocate for double-blind reviewing to mitigate unconscious biases related to social, cultural, and economic factors (e.g., nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and race). Additionally, we encourage reviewers to approach their assessments with empathy and kindness, subject to meeting IEEE Xplore's standards for scope and quality.
  • Participation: We expect all ICSEC 2024 participants to actively contribute to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment where individuals feel respected and safe regardless of their social, cultural, gender, or economic backgrounds.
  • Student Grants: Although ICSEC 2024 offers a limited number of conference participation grants for awarding students to present their papers at the conference, we prioritize diversity considerations, including social, cultural, and economic factors such as gender, age, geographic location, and research interests, in addition to merit and need-based criteria.
  • EDI Awareness: We encourage all committee members, reviewers, and participants to dedicate time to enhance their understanding of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) principles and their significance in conference activities.

This EDI plan aims to promote an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment at ICSEC 2024 at Khon Kaen, Thailand. By creating accessible, welcoming environments and actively embracing diverse perspectives, we aim to foster a conference atmosphere where all participants feel included, valued, and empowered. The EDI plan elevates the overall participant experience at ICSEC 2024.