ACM-W Europe August Newsletter

ACM-W Europe Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2018, Belgrade, 3-5 October, 2018

Register NOW to attend!

Early registration ends 30 August 2018.

Wish to organize womENcourage 2019?

Submit your proposal by 25 September 2018.

ACM-WE womENcourage Celebration is organized annually. It is an exciting event that continues to attract women from diverse technical disciplines. They come together to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences through hackathon projects, workshops, tutorials, posters, keynotes, technical talks, panels, and poster presentations. The event provides excellent opportunities for networking through the Celebration programme and social events. womENcourage supporters take part in the career fair and promote employment opportunities with their organizations.

The womENcourage Steering Committee is now inviting proposals for organizing womENcourage 2019. The deadline for the proposal submission is 25 September 2018. The decision will be finalized by 30 September 2018.

Please use the templates: Word or PDF and send the completed proposal to the womENcourage Steering Committee: ACMWE_SC@LISTSERV.ACM.ORG.

The decision will be made by 1 October 2018.

News Around the World

HiPEAC Computing Systems Week Registration is open. @CSWAUTUM18

Register to attend the student challenge and check out the Job Wall during the event.

How To Encourage Girls in STEM.

The Hack4Good Hackathon dedicated to the topic “How to Encourage Girls in STEM” was held on July 28-29 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Six selected teams of motivated girls were competing with their ideas on how to raise the interest of girls aged 8 to 12 years to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics). Many promising projects were presented, including STEM-festival for the girls, thematic stickers design, and STEM-for-girls comix development.

The ACM Ukraine team presented the “STEM for Girls Summer School” project code-named CodeKID with the motto “you can’t be what you can’t see”. This concept is indeed a fresh STEM-oriented mini-course for girls, combined with excursions to offices of IT companies, interactive technical museums, contests, lectures from outstanding inspirers and other activities aimed at increasing their interest in STEM, to showcase the perspectives by examples, and to assure them: “Yes, You CAN”!

Gender Gap in Science

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists has been launched on May 1st, 2018 and will be opened for answers until October 31st, 2018.

Click to complete the 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists

You are welcome to forward this link to the survey to your colleagues, men and women. Invitation letters to participate in the survey are available here in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic.

ACM Celebrations of Women in Computing

If you are planning a Celebration that will take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, please fill in this Registration Form. If you don’t know all the details yet, please fill in the form to the best of your ability at this time.

All Celebrations are expected to join Celebrations Facebook page.

If your event is not registered by July 31st, 2018, we cannot guarantee funding.

Contact Wendy Powley ( if you have further questions.

ACM Awards 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 – 7 September 2018

Distinguished Members – 1 August 2018

Senior Members – 3 September 2018

Nominations are due 15 January 2019 for the following ACM Awards:

A.M. Turing Award –major contributions of lasting importance to computing

ACM Prize in Computing –   (previously ACM-Infosys Foundation Award):   early to mid-career fundamental innovative contribution in computing that, through its depth, impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline.

Distinguished Service Award –  service contributions to the computing community at large

Grace Murray Hopper Award – outstanding young computer professional, based on a single recent major technical or service contribution

Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award – theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant impact on practice

Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award –  advancing new teaching methodologies, curriculum development in computing, or significant contributions to ACM’s educational mission

Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics –  recognizes an individual or group who has made a significant contribution through the use of computing technology. The presentation of this award alternates with the ACM Policy Award

ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award – career contributions with breadth or that bridge computer science and other disciplines

Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award –  outstanding contributions to ACM, in both value and degree

Software System Award – developing a software system that has had a lasting influence

ACM Athena Lecturer Award – celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to Computer Science;   please note:  nominations for the Athena Lecturer Award are now open to all (prior to 2016 only SIG Leaders could submit nominations)

Please refer to the ACM Awards website at  for:

  • nomination process (“How to Nominate” and the online nomination form), members of the 2018 Award Committees
  • 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.

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