ACM-W Europe Newsletter

March 2016

3rd womENcourage - September 12-13, 2016: Deadlines, Call for Posters, and Scholarship Applications


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

Announcing the next ACM-W 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.

Important Dates

Mar 08

Call for Posters, Call for Scholarship Applications 

Mar 14

Registrations Open

Apr 01

Scholarship Applications Open

Call for Posters

Call for posters is published here. Submit your poster abstracts.

Scholarship Applications Open on April 1st

We are delighted to announce the womENcourage 2016 Scholarship applications will open on April 1st. These scholarships are funded by our generous sponsors including ACM-W Europe, SIGPLAN, Google, Bloomberg, Microsoft Research, and Informatics Europe. The scholarship applications are open to all students in Europe. In the previous years scholarships have been awarded to students from 17 different countries across Europe, enabling them to attend womENcourage, network and collaborate with other students starting out in their field of study and those about to take their place in the commercial world.

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:

International program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science - Launched by SIGHPC and Intel: Applications Open on March 15, 2015

Are you studying data science or computing applications? Then, here is a great opportunity! ACM SIGHPC and Intel are launching a new international program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science. The goal of this new graduate fellowship is to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate degrees in data science and computational science, including women as well as students from racial/ethnic backgrounds that have not traditionally participated in the computing field. The program will support students pursuing degrees at institutions anywhere in the world.

Submissions open March 15, 2016 for the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships. Check the requirements at

News around the world

23-24 MAY 2016 - SAN 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

Help us understand the high performance computing (HPC) Community better by completing this survey: 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. The results from the survey will be used to identify if there are any differences in experience based on certain characteristics. 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. 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: