ACM-W Europe Newsletter

April 2016

3rd womENcourage - September 12-13, 2016: News on registration, call for posters, scholarships and more


We will be celebrating womENcourage 2016 at Johannes Kepler University in Linz.

Register! Early Registration Ends on June 27, 2016

Submit a poster, apply for scholarships for ACM-W Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2016( on September 12-13, 2016 at Johannes Kepler University, in Linz Austria. The program is online and will include inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions, a Career Fair and Posters on both days of the Celebration.

Take advantage of the early-bird registration, and register here! Early registration is only 70 Euros.

Important Dates

May 09

Scholarships and poster applications close

June 27

Early registration closes

September 12-13

womENcourage 2016 Celebration of Women in Computing


Do not forget to submit your resume for the career fair!

Attendees to the career fair should submit their resume to the CV database. The link is here. These will be shared with our supporters so they can review your qualifications and speak with you about available positions.

Call for Posters

Poster abstracts are due May 9, 2016. Submit them here.

Scholarship Applications Due on May 9, 2016

We are delighted to announce that womENcourage 2016 Scholarship applications applications are open to all students in Europe to encourage networking and collaboration between both students starting out in their field of study and those about to take their place in the commercial world. The scholarships are funded by generous sponsors including ACM-W Europe, SIGPLAN, Google, Bloomberg, Microsoft Research, and Informatics Europe. In previous years scholarships have been awarded to students from 17 different countries across Europe.

If you are interested in participating in the womENcourage Celebration of Women in Computing and you need help with a travel scholarship please go to the following link for further information:

ACM-W Europe Needs Social Media and Outreach Volunteers

The Social Media and Outreach team of ACM-W Europe is looking for talented volunteers to help develop content and information. If you want some great experience which is recognized and appreciated, then this is your team. Send an email to and tell us about you.

News around the world

The European Celebration of Women in Computing

The European Celebration of Women in Computing will take place in Brussels during the Girls' Day Week: 25-26 April 2016! You can find more information

Make a difference to gender diversity in STEM with the Yfactor survey

Launched for the second year by Global Contact this worldwide online survey explores the issue of gender in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Learn more here.

23-24 May 2016 - Sah Jose, CA - Lead Beyond. 2016 IEEE WIE International Leadership Conference

Join over 1100 women May 23 and 24th in San Jose, California for the 2016 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership conference. Targeting Mid and Senior level women in engineering, the exciting inspiration packed program has more than 50 speakers delivering session on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology.

More information here:

HPC Community Survey is still open!

The survey, conducted by Athina Frantzana at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Women in HPC, aims to understand to understand how the HPC community, from users through to HPC specialists. This research is a preliminary analysis of workforce and research participation in HPC, and aims to quantify the current level of representation of women in HPC and to provide a baseline of evaluating possible reasons and suggesting ways for future changes of the demographics. The results from the survey will be used to identify if there are any differences in experience based on certain characteristics.

The survey has been running since the end of February 2016 with an encouraging number of responses. It will be open until the end of April 2016 to ensure even more people to participate. So, if you haven’t already taken part and you are a person that works to any HPC field/sector and any position or uses HPC facilities for research purposes, please fill the survey: The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and we encourage all to complete it, men as well as women, from all countries and at all stages of their careers. The only requirement is that you have some interaction with supercomputing/HPC.

This research is still a work in progress, thus details of the methods and research questions may still evolve. For more information about the survey please contact a.frantzana at

Informatica Feminale, The University of Bremen, Germany

The University of Bremen, Germany, invites women experts in computer science/informatics to contribute to the 19th Informatica Feminale. The international summer university will take place from August 08 to August 26, 2016 in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bremen University. Every year, Informatica Feminale offers compact teaching in informatics/computer science for women students of all types of universities and colleges as well as for women professionals interested in further training. In this regard, entering higher education, developing a student career, transition into labor market and lifelong academic learning are equally applied. International lecturers and students meet at the summer university in Bremen to exchange and to use the place for experimentation, with the intention to develop and imply new impulses in informatics.

Informatica Feminale is looking for companies to sponsor the summer university. For companies, there will be various chances to meet graduates of computer science and engineering at both the parallel summer universities Informatica Feminale and Ingenieurin-Sommeruni.

For more information: