ACM Celebration of Women in Computing: womENcourage 2017

Save the date and join us at womENcourage 2017 ACM Celebration of Women in Computing on September 6-8, 2017, BARCELONA, SPAIN that will include keynotes, hackathon, workshops, posters, technical talks and panels! More information on key dates will be in the February newsletter.

The ACM and HiPEAC Communities working together to increase diversity.

Attend the workshop: Increasing Diversity in the HiPEAC community #HiPEAC2017 Stockholm, Sweden, 23-25 January 2017

Read the Article in the HiPEAC Newsletter

ACM Women in Computing Europe will host a Birds of a Feather session at the HiPEAC 2017 conference. Virginia Grande will lead the session which will lay out some of the challenges facing the move towards a better gender balance in our field. We will also discuss what we can all do to benefit from a more diverse and strengthened community. Join us at the BOF on 25th of January in Stockholm, Sweden. Additionally check out the article in the HiPEAC newsletter : Increasing Diversity and Getting Better Results

Apply to Attend the Heidelberg Forum

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum was created by the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Heidelberg Institute of Theoretical Studies, ACM, and Letters to provide an opportunity for young researchers to spend a week with winners of the Turing Award, Abel Prize, Nevanlinna Prize, and Fields Medal. To date four forums have been held (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016), and all have been viewed as a major success by the 40 laureates and 200 young researchers in computer science and mathematics who attended each forum. Details can be found at

The Fifth Heidelberg Laureate Forum will be held September 24-29, 2017.

To be considered for the Heidelberg Forum, young researchers can either apply directly to the International Mathematical Union, and the Norwegian Academy of Science or be nominated by a colleague (or professor, mentor or manager) who can attest to the quality of their work. Nominations will likely carry a bit more weight within the selection process and can be made at but require ACM-specific credentials. If you or a colleague would like to make a nomination, the ACM “Organization Number” is ACM72967. Applications and nominations must be completed by February 14, 2017.