ACM-W Europe February Newsletter

ACM Celebration of Women in Computing

womENcourage 2018: “Creating the Future Together”

Belgrade, Serbia October 3-5, 2018

Join us for the 5th ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2018 in the beautiful city of Belgrade, Serbia on October 3-5 2018. The program includes a Hackathon, Workshops, Posters, Technical Talks and Panel Discussions and is sure to have something for everyone. Come to meet new and old friends, network with like-minded colleagues and enjoy sightseeing in historic Belgrade.

Young Researchers — Don’t forget to apply to the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Last Chance. Deadline: February 9th, 2018. Apply At

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

Around the world

First Workshop on Gender Equality in Software Engineering

GE@ICSE2018 —– May 28, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

Find out more here —

ICT is pervasively influencing all human activities. In this context, more and more people of any age, gender and culture is exposed to such technologies and has to acquire some ability and skill in this context.

For reasons that are still being studied, the engagement of genders with ICT is not uniform. This gap is occurring at all levels and it is evident, for instance, in the small percentage of women covering top positions in professional and academic activities in the field.

At the same time, the community is realising that diversity, when it does not assume the negative aspects of discrimination, plays a key role to a successful and competitive context for software development and research. Such diversity is not only related to gender aspects but refers also to the combination of culture, religion and geographical distribution.

In this context, the purpose of this workshop, which will be held as part of ICSE 2018, is to discuss about the role, difficulties and opportunities concerning people of different gender in the field of software engineering, in research, education and industry.

GE@ICSE2018 is a satellite event at ICSE 2018

40th International Conference on Software Engineering

Are you still looking for Technology Graduate or Summer Internship Opportunities?

Opportunities at American Express Technology

Due to expansion in American Express Technology, we have open roles for our Technology Graduate Programme commencing in September 2018. To be eligible to apply, you will need to be in your final year of study or recently graduated. You will also need to be available to attend an assessment discovery day on 26th February should you be selected. Please note if you have already applied to the 2018 Technology Graduate Programme, and you were not successful, unfortunately you will not be able to apply again. You can find more information about the Graduate programme on the student careers website and can also apply here.

For those not in graduating years, the American Express 10 week Summer Internship is also open for applications! To be eligible to apply, you will be graduating in 2019 or 2020. You will need to be available to attend an assessment discovery day on 26th February should you be selected. If you have already applied to the 2018 Technology Summer Internship Programme, and were not successful, unfortunately you will not be able to apply again. You can find more information about the Technology Summer Internship programme on the student careers website and can also apply here.

The deadline for both programmes is 7th February 2018 but we would strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we assess applications on a rolling basis.

We look forward to receiving your applications! Should you have any questions, please drop an email to Aberta in the campus recruitment team


Informatica Feminale 2018, Bremen University, Germany

Call for Contributions

The University of Bremen, Germany, invites women experts in computer science / informatics to contribute to the 21st Informatica Feminale. The international summer university for women in computing will take place from August 06 to August 24, 2018 in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bremen University. The Call for Contributions 2018 is open: course offers can be submitted until February 10, 2018.

*** Focus 2018 – Gender politics at engineering workplaces ***

Submissions for courses and talks on topics like gender, equality, technology and ethics are much invited. Also lecturers with course offers on career topics.

Companies with gender sensible organizational concepts and successful personal management strategies to promote women engineers to a broad spectrum of leading positions are invited to present their best practices to the participants of Informatica Feminale.

Further information and the application form can be found here

ACM Celebrations of Women in Computing

Below is the list of European Celebrations as listed on the ACM-W Celebrations website.

LYIT-CWIC February 8-10, 2018 Ireland

RusCWIC March 1-3, 2018 Perm, Russia

ACWIC March 3, 2018 Ankara, Turkey

POLANDCWIC March 9-10,2018 Wroclaw, Poland

(to be confirmed)

ACM-W UK Inspire April 20th, 2018 Leicester, UK

Ada’s Legacy April 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan

ENTER April, 25-26 2018 Belgrade, Serbia

IPT Spring 2018 Madrid, Spain

WeEdR Spring 2018 Limassol, Spain

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 – 7 September 2018

Distinguished Members – 1 August 2018

Senior Members – 3 March 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 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 2017 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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