COVID-19 management at ICIP2022


Event Safety During the Pandemic

ICIP 2022 is fast approaching, and we look forward to welcoming you to the event from 16-19 October 2022 at the Palais 2 l’Atlantique in Bordeaux, France.

Your health and safety remain our top priority for the event, and we will practice protocols that reflect a spirit of respect and care for our community throughout the event. We will continue to actively monitor local- and country-specific guidelines related to COVID-19 case management and evolve our policies as needed.

In accordance with local guidance, protective masks are now optional indoors. At this time, ICIP does not intend to require participants to wear protective masks while attending the event.

All participants should feel safe and comfortable while attending the event.  We ask that all participants be respectful of the mask-wearing and social-distancing preferences of their fellow participants. Masks will be available at registration, if needed.

COVID-19 Testing
Although not required, participants are encouraged to consider taking a COVID-19 test before traveling to the event and if they become symptomatic at any time during the event.

Rapid tests can be purchased locally at Pharmacy Ginko, 37 Cours du Québec 33300 Bordeaux, which is open every day except Sunday from 8am to 8pm.

COVID Symptoms and Positive COVID-19 Protocols

Should you feel unwell and develop symptoms related to COVID-19 while attending the event, please stay masked and quarantined (if possible) until you are able to test. Contact the onsite management team at the IEEE Signal Processing Society via email at as soon as possible so your situation can be monitored and supported, as needed. Doing so will allow the team to take appropriate precautionary measures for the health and well-being of fellow participants.

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask you to take the following steps:

Step 1:   Take a COVID-19 rapid test as soon as possible, staying masked and quarantined (if possible) pending testing and results. Until you take a rapid test and receive results, it is recommended you refrain from attending the in-person conference sessions and events and wear a mask if it is necessary to be in public places outside the event.

If you test negative for COVID-19 after becoming symptomatic while attending the event, please use your best judgment to determine whether you should resume attending conference sessions or events and/or continue to wear a mask in public places, bearing in mind the potential for false negatives on early tests. Please consider both your own health and safety as well as the health and safety of other conference participants.

Step 2: If you test positive while attending the event, you must promptly notify the onsite event management team at  so they can provide further guidance on isolation requirements in concert with venue personnel

Further information on COVID-19 rules and protocols can be found on the French government website:

If you need medical assistance, you can call SOS Medecins at +33 5 56 44 74 74. You’ll find additional information on the website

You should refrain from attending conference sessions and events and continue to wear a mask in public places outside the event.


All communication and information in support of your situation will remain confidential in line with data privacy regulations. 

As an in-person participant of the conference, you represent and certify that:

  • I support the IEEE ICIP COVID-19 Safety Measures and will follow its COVID-19 policies and procedures.
  • I acknowledge that attending the conference is of value to me and that I accept the risk of being exposed to COVID-19 to attend. Therefore, I choose to accept the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and I agree that I am personally responsible for my safety and actions while attending the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.  Thank you for your understanding and support!

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!