The first womENcourage event will bring together students, early career researchers, and practitioners from the computing profession to present, share and celebrate their technical accomplishments and their experiences working and studying in computing and related disciplines. There will be a mix of technical presentations and discussions of current issues by leading experts from industry, academia, and international bodies.
The School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester are very pleased to be hosting this conference. Co-Chair Dr. Eva Navarro-López, a specialist in complex hybrid systems and automatic control, said:
What we are seeing is that in some countries girls who go into the subject subsequently drop out. Take-up in computer science is low throughout Europe for women. It is important to open the debate about why women are not motivated to be computer scientists and engineers, and identify the barriers that prevent women from advancing in our careers in science. We want to say to the new generations of computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and scientists, in general, that we are here to help, that they are not alone.
ACM womENcourage Europe
01 March 2014, Manchester, UK
The ACM-W Europe committee invites you to attend the first ACM womENcourage conference. Join students, industry professionals, academics, and other leaders in computing to promote networking, visibility and technical discussion.
The registration for this conference is free for all participants. Both women and men are invited to attend and participate.
Students are invited to participate by presenting their work during the poster session.