ACM-W Europe Newsletter

November 2017

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Calling Young Researchers to Join HLF 2018! Apply Now.

The Sixth Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will take place 23-28 September 2018 at the Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany. Young researchers can apply or be nominated to attend the forum. Top 200 researchers will be selected to attend.

Apply now to join the best 200 young researchers for HLF 2018!

Learn about the HLF from blogs of two HLF 2017 attendees Deniz Kecik and Zaineb Chelly Dagdia .


News around the world

Women Techmakers Scholars Program: Europe, Middle East and Africa

(Former Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Program)

  1. Scholarship for female Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students studying Computer Science or closely related technical fields
  2. Scholarship recipients will take part in a retreat at a Google office in 2018 and have an opportunity to join the Google’s global community of scholars
  3. Apply by 11 December 2017 at womentechmakers.com/scholars

  4. “Students can join us for a livestream event on 13th November 2017 between 6:00pm to 7:00pm GMT to better understand the Scholarship by registering here. In this session, they’ll hear from two former Scholars awarded in 2015 (including a current Software Engineer at Google) about their journeys as a Scholarship recipient, get tips on how to submit a strong application and have the chance to ask us questions.”

    Past years recipients: https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars/previous

    Contact WTMScholars@google.com for any questions about the Women Techmakers Scholars Program.



Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  1. Scholarship for Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD students with disabilities, studying Computer Science or a closely related technical field
  2. Apply by 1 December 2017 at www.google.com/studentswithdisabilities-europe/

  3. Contact googlescholarship@employ-ability.org.uk for any questions about the Students with Disabilities Scholarship.

Local ACM-W Celebrations of Women in Computing

Here is the list of ACM-W Europe Women in Computing events for the coming months. See also the worldwide list.

  • Ada Lovelace Celebration Uppsala, Sweden - November 17-18, 2017 Website
  • LYIT-CWIC - Ireland - February 8-10, 2018
  • RusCWIC- Perm, Russia - March 1-3, 2018
  • ACWIC - Ankara, Turkey - March 3, 2018 Website
  • POLANDCWIC - Wroclaw, Poland - May 20-22, 2018 Website
  • ACM-W UK Inspire - Cambridge, UK - March 2018 Website
  • Ada’s Legacy - Baku, Azerbaijan - April 2018 Website
  • ENTER- Belgrade, Serbia - April 2018 Website
  • IPT - Madrid, Spain - Spring 2018
  • WeEdR - Limassol, Spain - Spring 2018 Website


  • If you are planning a new celebration before 30 June 2018 please register using registration form and contact Wendy Powley, ACM-W Celebrations Chair to inquire about potential funding. Only celebrations registered by 31 July 2017 are guaranteed funding by ACM-W. For Celebrations in 2018-19, registration and funding applications are due by 31 July 2018.

    All Celebrations are expected to join Celebrations Facebook page.

    Contact Wendy Powley (wendy@cs.queensu.ca) for any inquiries about Celebration support and funding.


ACM Award and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines

Celebrating Accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe

Each year ACM recognizes outstanding achievements of its members through awards that cover a spectrum of professional and technological areas and different stages of professional development.

Following the mission of ACM-W to foster women participation in the field of computing, ACM-W Europe invites the community to welcome and recognize accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe who made significant contributions through their technical and professional excellence.

Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines:

  • ACM Fellow: September 7, 2018
  • Distinguished Members: August 1, 2018
  • Senior Members: December 3, 2017

Nominations are due January 15, 2018 for the following ACM awards:

Please refer to the ACM Awards website at http://awards.acm.org/award_nominations.cfm for:

  • Nomination process (“How to Nominate” and the online nomination form), members of the 2017 Award Committees
  • Links to the listing of past award recipients and their citations

For SIG-specific Awards, please visit http://www.acm.org/special-interest-groups/sig-award.

Thank you for joining us in recognizing accomplishments of ACM Women in Europe and ensuring they are nominated for ACM Awards they deserve.