ACM-W Europe February 2019 Newsletter

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ACM Celebration of Women in Computing

Rome, Italy September 16-18, 2019

womENcourage 2019 – “Diversity Drives Societal Change”

The Sixth ACM Celebration of Women in Computing will be held in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy on September 16-18, 2019. The three-day event includes a Hackathon, Workshops, Posters, Technical Talks, Career Fair, and Panel Discussions. Join us to socialize, share knowledge and experiences, learn about exciting opportunities in research and professional career, and celebrate the achievements in the Women in Computing.

womENcourage 2019 – Poster Submission deadline 15 April, 2019

ACM-WE Call for Volunteers

Join ACM-WE Communication and Outreach

Are you an avid user of social media? Do you like engaging and communicating with people? Do you like telling stories, writing blog articles, sharing your know-how and experience? Do success stories of scientists, makers, entrepreneurs inspire you?

We need you! Come and work with us in our outreach activities, interviewing inspiring women, writing blog posts, curating stories and events from Europe, and helping manage our presence on social media.

To learn more about how you can join and contribute, contact

Job Announcement: PhD Positions at RAIS (Real-time Analytics for the Internet of Sport)

RAIS – Real-time Analytics for the Internet of Sport is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN). RAIS has opened 14 funded PhD positions to provide high-quality research and training within a broad spectrum of cutting edge subjects that will advance Wearable Technology, Block-chain Powered IoT and Real-time Edge Analytics.

PhDs under RAIS will have opportunities to progress their research and competencies under a strong programme which includes workshops, training schools, seminars, entrepreneurial events, and secondments at prestigious academic and industrial organizations in EU and USA, including MIT, Berklee’s Institute, Cambridge University, Open Data Institute, EIT Digital, Kinetic Analysis, and similar.

RAIS network will establish an inter-disciplinary and vibrant research and innovation community and target highly skilled candidates!

Information for the open positions can be found at

Calendar of Events and Upcoming Deadlines

March 23-29, 2019: IETF 104, Prague

Nearly every IETF meeting since 1993, Systers, an informal gathering of women participants, takes place. Systers are women in computer systems that support, celebrate and encourage each other.

June 8, 2019: Wonder Women Tech Conference, London

Wonder Women Tech Foundation is highlighting, celebrating and educating women and underrepresented innovators and entrepreneurs in an effort to bridge the gap for women and the underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). 2019 Theme is #WeAreFuture.
Apply to speak at Wonder Women Tech Conference.
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August 12-30, 2019: Informatika Feminale, Bremen

The University of Bremen in Germany will host the 22nd International Summer University for Women in Computing, the Informatica Feminale. Computer scientists and women working interdisciplinarily are cordially invited to develop and submit course offerings. Topics from the broad field of Computer Science, ICT, and Informatics are welcome: theoretical, practical, technical or applied computing.
Course offers can be submitted until February 17, 2019.
More information:

September 22-27, 2019: Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg

ACM invites young computer science and mathematics researchers to meet some of the preeminent scientists in their field. These laureates include ACM A. M. Turing Award, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize.
The application deadline is February 15, 2019.
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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:

Senior Members – 3 March 2019

Distinguished Members – 1 August 2019

ACM Fellow – 7 September 2019

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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