Call for Participation: Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

===== OVERVIEW =====

The 12th annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC)

has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference,

presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the

world’s largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper

Celebration will take place from October 3 – 6, 2012 at the Baltimore

Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s theme “Are We

There Yet?” recognizes that technology and the culture of technology

are continuously evolving but there are also concrete goals we are

striving to achieve.

At the Grace Hopper Celebration, leading researchers present their

current work while special sessions focus on the role of women in

today’s technology fields, including computer science, information

technology, research and engineering. The technical conference

features well known keynote speakers and invited technical speakers,

panels, workshops, new investigator technical papers, PhD forums,

technical posters, birds of a feather sessions, the ACM Student

Research Competition and an Awards Celebration. The attendees who

range from students to executives use this global platform to get

inspired, stay on top of emerging trends, learn and network.

You are invited to forward this Call for Participation to others who

may be interested.


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* Deadline for submission of Program Abstract: Friday, March 16th 2012



Thursday, May 17th 2012

* Registration Opens:

Friday, June 1st 2012

* Deadline for submission of Final Program Content:

Monday, June 25th 2012

* Conference Dates:

Oct 3rd-6th 2012

===== SESSION TRACKS =====

Submissions are being accepted in the following tracks. Click on the

track name for full details:

* Birds of a Feather (BOFs)

* New Investigators Papers

* Panels, Workshops and Presentations

* PhD Forum

* Posters and SRC Posters

* Social Collaboration Track

* Women of Underrepresented Groups Track

===== GUIDELINES =====

Given the diverse audience at the Grace Hopper Celebration, please

review the following guidelines prior to submitting content:

1. Your subject should not be something specific to your organization.

2. If you have a panel, the panelists need to span across

organizations, institutions and/or companies, with a panel limit of

five people including the moderator. Cross-organizational or

interdisciplinary discussions are highly encouraged.

3. We encourage submissions that promote diverse and international


4. Avoid anything that sounds like an infomercial.

5. Download the proposal template and use it to structure your

proposal. This provides necessary information in a consistent format

for the reviewers. We have also provided two samples of successful

proposals from previous GHC conferences.

* Template:

* Sample 1:

* Sample 2:

6. We encourage submissions in line with the theme of the conference

“Are we there yet?” in the areas of innovation within a company, from

academia, or from individual contributors. Technical submissions that

discuss the present and future state of technologies are encouraged.

For example: Are we there leading technology companies? Are we there

creating technology trends? How are we encouraging our girls in Math &

Science? Are we there breaking stereotypes?

The organizing committees will review all abstracts submitted to the

conference on the basis of a set of criteria including the quality of

the submission and its relevance to this conference, originality and

scope of the subject matter.

For complete guidelines on submissions for each session track see

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a program of the

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.