Terry Benzel, the Vice-President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society’s technical and conference sector, announced in a notice, “Starting 1 April, new manuscript submissions will no longer be allowed to include the Lena image.” The directive follows a resolution adopted by the society’s publishing board, which states: “IEEE’s diversity statement and supporting policies such as the IEEE code of ethics speak to IEEE’s commitment to promoting an inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes all. In alignment with this culture and with respect to the wishes of the subject of the image, Lena Forsén, IEEE will no longer accept submitted papers which include the ‘Lena image’.”