ACM-W Europe December 2022 Newsletter


In this issue:


ACM-W Europe 10-year Anniversary

On December 10, 2022, ACM-W Europe held its 10th anniversary celebration “ACM-W Europe: 10 Years and Counting”. The virtual event, hosted by Araz Yusubov and ADA University, featured Ruth Lennon (ACM-W Chair), Rukiye Altin (ACM-W Europe Chair) and Reyyan Ayfer (ACM-W Europe Founder) telling the story of ACM-W Europe and the ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage™. 

Joining us during the celebration were participantsfrom 21 countries from Europe and beyond: Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia , Ireland, Norway, Palestine, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.

The event concluded with an award ceremony and screening of the BBC documentary about the life of Ada Lovelace, “Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing”. 

We wish ACM-W Europe many more years to come!

womENcourage™ – Celebration of Women in Computing

Join us in Trondheim, Norway on 20-22 September 2023

womENcourage™ 2023 will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway, on 20-22 September, 2023. The theme of the conference is Computing Connecting Everyone

Poster & Scholarship submission: 1 May 2023
Workshop & Tutorial submission: 1 May 2023
Registration opens: 1 June 2023
Hackathon registration opens: 22 July 2023
Event Dates: 20-22 September 2023

Last month we met the general chairs Kerstin Bach and Letizia Jaccheri. This month let’s hear from Eivind and Ferdinand who attended womENcourage™ 2022 and are students at the Trondheim University, the host for the 2023 celebration.

Please follow the conference website for updates throughout the year and details for participants.


Blog – womENcourage experience by Ferdinand Ward Ådlandsvik and Eivind Syrdalen Dovland

“Hello everyone! 

We are Eivind and Ferdinand, two Norwegian students currently writing our master’s thesis in Computer Science together at NTNU in Trondheim. Together with our research group, we attended the womENcourage 2022 in Larnaca, Cyprus, and in this post we will give you some insight in our experiences from the conference and tell you about next year’s conference.

[…] We also want to use this opportunity to urge more people to attend next year’s womENcourage taking place in our university town; Trondheim, Norway.[…] Norway is one of the leading countries when it comes to inclusion of women in computing, and we believe that this conference will be an inspiration. There will be a lot of interesting events and the possibility to meet and talk to great initiatives and companies working for equality and towards the goal of 50/50 men and women in computing.”

Read the entire article on our blog.


ACM-W Europe Social Media Highlights

Not on social media? Not a problem. In November 2022, our most popular post on Facebook were:

  1. The post about meeting the new chairs of womENcourage 2023.
  2. The announcement of the ACM-W Europe 10th Anniversary Celebration
  3. The deadline announcement to organize womENcourage 2024.


On Twitterthe top tweet was about the deadline for expression of interest to organize the womENcourage 2024,, and the top media tweet about the ACM-W Europe 10th Anniversary Celebration.


Like our ACM-WE Facebook page, follow us on Twitter (@acmweurope) or Linkedin to get the updates.


Announcements and News

Open PhD and Post-doc Positions

The Walter Benjamin Programme enables researchers in the postdoctoral training phase to independently conduct their own research project at a location of their choice. The project can be carried out at a research institution in Germany or abroad, with the host institution providing support for the project.

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is now expanding its existing funding measures for academics who have fled their home country by opening up the Walter Benjamin Programme with the aim of enabling this target group to become integrated into the German research system. In the current situation, this practical support measure for refugee researchers from all regions of the world is also an expression of solidarity with researchers from Ukraine as well as persecuted researchers from Russia. 

Deadlines: Proposals may be submitted at any time.

ACM Awards and Advanced Grades of Membership Deadlines

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. 

To learn more about awards, we recommend the article by the ACM President Cherri M. Pancake, who dispels some common myths about ACM Awards and Honors in the Communications of the ACM, August 2019. One of the myths is that the ACM Awards never honour people working outside North America. Prof. Pancake writes that even though nothing would make ACM committees happier than to recognise the achievements of people from around the globe, there are very few nominations. Source: Dispelling Common Myths About ACM Awards and Honors.


Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career
Area-Specific, typically Mid to Late Career

For SIG-specific Awards, please visit here.

For ACM Advanced Grades of Membership, please visit here.


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


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