ACM-W Europe Newsletter

December 2017


ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2018 Belgrade, Serbia, September 2018

Join us in beautiful Belgrade, Serbia where the Sava and Danube rivers meet, for three days of technical discussions, making new friends and networking at ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2018!

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and one of the biggest cities in South Eastern Europe. It is also a city of youth with more than a 40% young people living in it. Belgrade stands between East and West for centuries and has a very turbulent history. Influences of many different cultures are still present in almost every part of the city and its spirit. The historic areas and buildings of Belgrade are among the city's primary attractions. Annually, Belgrade hosts many international events, and it will be a pleasure for the local ACM-W chapter to host the next Womencourage conference!

The AMC-W chapter in Belgrade has been active since 2016. A small, but a very dedicated group of people with various educational and professional backgrounds organizes Belgrade's ACM-W Celebration of Women in Computing including different coding workshops, and lectures during the year. With a strong mission to include and support the development of girls and women in ICT, the local chapter is having a big plan for the next year, and Womencourage is certainly a great part of it.

Sign up to join the volunteer team organizing the event.

Diversity workshop at EuroBSDcon

ACM-W Europe strives to increase diversity in technical communities and, as one of its activities, it offers to deliver diversity support workshops at technical events. The last such workshop was held on September 23, 2017 in Paris at the EuroBSDcon 2017. Read the blog about the event here.

Young Researchers -- Don’t forget to apply to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Apply Now.

Deadline - February 9th, 2018

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

News around the world

23rd Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ACM ITiCSE 2018) - Call for Papers

Larnaca, Cyprus, July 1-4, 2018
Sponsored by ACM SIGCSE

Important Dates:

  1. Submission deadline for Abstracts(up to 250 words long): January 15, 2018
  2. Submission deadline for full Papers and Working Groups: January 22, 2018

More details are available on the conference website at:


ACM Distinguished Speakers Program

The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) is an outreach program of ACM that brings distinguished speakers from academia, industry, and government to give presentations to ACM chapters, members, and the greater IT community in a variety of venues and formats. Through the ACM DSP, ACM student chapters have direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry and academia.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Hugh Ffrench at

Google Sponsored Applied CS program

Looking for opportunities to code and practice your CS skills? Want to learn more about Android development? Google recently launched the Applied CS program , free online CS content that gives university students the opportunity to build Android games using important concepts from data structures, algorithms and other CS classes.

Google is looking for student leaders who are enthusiastic about CS education and want to help bring Applied CS to their community by facilitating the program. Facilitators help with workshop set up, logistics and support with troubleshooting in the classroom. They have created a training corner for facilitators to access training videos and resources to prepare them for running any workshop. You don't need to be an Android expert--just comfortable working with others through problems, using Google and StackOverflow to find solutions.

Interested? Complete the interest form here.

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.

  • 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 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.

All Celebrations are expected to join Celebrations Facebook page.

Contact Wendy Powley ( 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: March 3, 2018

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

Please refer to the ACM Awards website at 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

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