ACM-W Europe Newsletter

April 2017

womENcourage 2017 - Call for Participation and Key Dates


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ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2017 aims to celebrate, connect, inspire, and encourage women in computing. The celebration brings together undergraduate, MSc, and PhD students, as well as researchers and professionals, to present and share their achievements and experience in computer science. WomENcourage solicits posters from all areas of Computer Science.

Now is the time to get your poster abstract ready. Abstracts due in just 20 days.

Key Dates

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Interview with women in High Performance Computing

ACM-W Europe volunteer Mariam Kiran talked with Women in HPC (WHPC) organizers Toni Collins and Lorna Rivera to find out about the amazing work centered around the WHPC and what more can be done to improve female and minority representations in computing. Read about their experiences in the HPC community in this interview.

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships

Apply now deadline is approaching: April 30, 2017

Do you know of students who are studying data science or computing applications, and who are either women or members of an underrepresented group? Please forward this information to them or to their academic advisors - it could be worth $15,000 per year to them.

Submissions opened March 15 for a new international program of graduate fellowships in computational and data science. The ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships were created 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.

Interested faculty advisors and students can find more information on the fellowships, including a description of the online nomination process, at Nominations close April 30.

News around the world


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The first pan-European online platform for promoting gender equality and diversity

Have you ever noticed the lack of women in academia? Are you aware of the gender imbalances and their implications at research institutions?

The consortium of the EU funded project EQUAL-IST is and aims to bring gender balance at Information Sciences and Technology institutions - which have been demonstrated to be among the research sectors most affected by gender inequalities at all levels - around Europe by implementing a unique approach. Find out more

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.

  • Azerbaijan - Baku, April 15 , 2017 Website
  • Serbia - Belgrade April 25-26, 2017 Website
  • Spain-Mallorca, May 5, 2017
  • United Kingdom -Hertfordshire May 12, 2016 Website
  • Ukraine -Celebration of Women in Computing May 20-22 Facebook event

Past events

The ACM Ankara Celebration of Women in Computing was organized by BiLWiC (Bilkent Women in Computing), was held at MEB ┼×ura Hall on March 11 and 12. This was the first-ever Celebration of Women in Computing in Turkey. What makes that such a big deal? Well, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) is one of the largest organizations in the world in the field of computer science studies, and their Celebration event has been held all over the world for more than 25 years. You can read more of the event here.