September 6-8, 2017 Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing, womENcourage 2017 is a scientific event, as well as an event aimed at networking and exploring career opportunities for women in computer science and related disciplines. This conference brings together undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers and professionals, to present and share their achievements and experience in computer science. The program includes technical presentations and also discussions related to career issues in academic and industrial research.

Meet colleagues just like you inspired by your field, highly motivated and very good at what they do! Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others.

Previous womENcourage iterations were the inaugural:

womENcourage 2016 held at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

womENcourage 2015 held at Uppsala University, Sweden.

womENcourage 2014 in Manchester, UK
Thanks to all the participants, speakers, and supporters in advance who will help to make this year’s womENcourage another tremendous success!

Participation in womENcourage is subject to the conference’s Code of Conduct.

Important Dates

Poster abstracts due April 30, 2017
Registrations Open June 01, 2017
Notification of accepted posters June 05, 2017
Participation Scholarship applications due June 12, 2017
Notification of participation scholarship acceptance July 14, 2017
Final poster abstracts due July 5, 2017
Poster pdf due July 31, 2017
Last day for early registration July 31, 2017
Final Online Registration August 29, 2017
womENcourage Hackathon September 6, 2017
womENcourage Workshops and Career Fair September 7, 2017
womENcourage 2017 September 8, 2017

Organizing Committee

Conference Chairs

  • Núria Castell Ariño, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
  • Reyyan Ayfer, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Registrations Chair

  • Lori Russell Dag, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Posters Chair

  • Paraskevi Fragopoulou (Vivi), Technological Educational Institute of Crete and the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece

Participation Scholarships Chair

  • Ruth Lennon, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland

Outreach Chair

  • Bev Bachmayer, ACM-WE Vice Chair, Austria

Supporters Chair

  • Panagiota Fatourou, University of Crete & ICS FORTH, Greece

Local Arrangements Chair

  • Christine Brenot, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain


  • Rosa Anglés, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain



  • Alexandra Barka, Foundation for Research & Technology (FORTH), Greece


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