WomENcourage solicits posters from all areas of Computer Science. Posters offer the opportunity to engage with other conference attendees, disseminate research work, receive comments, practice presentation skills, benefit from discussing ideas with other researchers from the same field. Submissions should present novel ideas, designs, techniques, systems, tools, evaluations, scientific investigations, methodologies, social issues or policy issues related to any area of computing. Authors may submit original work or versions of previously published work. Posters are ideal for presenting early stage research.

Poster abstracts are to be submitted electronically through EasyChair at Submissions should introduce the area in which the work has been done and should emphasize the originality and importance of the contribution. All submissions must be in English, in pdf format. They must not exceed one page in length and they must use the ACM conference publication format (ACM Sigconf format).  This one-page extended abstract must be submitted to EasyChair as a paper which also contains a short (one paragraph) abstract.  Poster abstracts that do not follow the submission guidelines will not be reviewed.

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international Poster Evaluation Committee. Accepted submissions will be archived on the conference website (but there will be no proceedings). The Guide to a Successful Submission provides tips for preparing a good poster and provides information about the reviewing criteria. A submission may have one or more authors of any gender.

At least one author of each accepted submission is expected to attend the conference to present the ideas discussed in the submission. Information about participation scholarships is available here.

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Poster abstracts due April 30, 2017
Notification of accepted posters June 5, 2017
Final poster abstracts due July 3, 2017
Poster pdf due July 31, 2017


Presenter Abstract Poster
Shkurta Gashi Assessing Teacher Engagement in-class using Mobile and Wearable Devices
Balazs Vedres, Orsolya Vasarhelyi and Michael Szell Gendered creative careers in software development
Tatiana Rocher, Maude Pupin, Philippe Marquet and Yann Secq How to make teenage girls love coding?
Tracey Cassells and Daire O’Broin A gamified digital time-management application for tertiary education
Despoina Antonakaki, Dimitris Spiliotopoulos, Polyvios Pratikakis, Sotiris Ioannidis and Paraskevi Fragopoulou A language agnostic framework for analysis of political content in OSNs]{A language agnostic framework for analysis of political content in OSNs
Maria Mushtaq, Muhammad Asim Mukhtar, Vianney Lapotre, Muhammad Khurram Bhatti and Guy Gogniat Improving Confidentiality Against Cache-based SCAs
Cristina Montañola-Sales, Josep Casanovas, Clara Prats, Daniel López Codina, Joan Francesc Gilabert, Pere Joan Cardona and Cristina Vilaplana Modeling tuberculosis transmission in urban cities through agent-based simulation: the case of Barcelona
Laura Climent, Adejuyigbe O. Fajemisin and Steve Prestwich Decision Analytics in a Sustainability Optimization Problem
Marta Garcia-Gasulla, Julita Corbalan, Jesus Labarta, Raul Sirvent and Victor Lopez DLB: A Framework to improve load balance of hybrid applications and maximize resource utilization
Amalia Duch, Gustavo Lau and Conrado Martínez Partial Match in Hierarchical Multidimensional Data Structures
Natalia Ayuso-Escuer, Raquel Trillo-Lado, Sandra Bagdassarri, Eva Cerezo, Ana Cristina Murillo and María Villarroya-Gaudó How Complex and Funny Computer Engineering Could Be?
Olivera Kotevska FNEDAP: Framework for Network Event Detection Analysis and Prediction
Jane Holland, Colm O’Riordan and Josephine Griffith Emergent Swarm Behaviours in Evolutionary Robotics
Elena Petrou and Georgia Kapitsaki Compatibility of Terms in Open Source Software Licenses
Lana Josipovic, Philip Brisk and Paolo Ienne An Out-of-Order Load-Store Queue for Spatial Computing
Anastasia Ntagianta, Maria Korozi and Constantine Stephanidis Designing Educator-friendly Learning Analytics for on-the-fly Progress Assessment
Alexandra Barka, Asterios Leonidis, Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis A Unified Interactive System for Controlling a Smart Home
Eleftheria Plakida, Konstantinos Triantaphyllou, Christos Filippidis and Yiannis Cotronis IKAROS Parallel File System client utility
Marta Lopes, Sofia Cavaco and Joao Magalhaes A voice therapy serious game with difficulty level adaptation
Yanet Sánchez and Eva Cerezo Developing EBDI agents
Zaira Pindado Extending Parameter Hiding in Prime Order Groups
Marisol Monterrubio-Velasco and José Carlos Carrasco-Jimenez Study of macro-earthquake generation and fracture coalescence by seismic simulations using the Fiber Bundle Model and Machine Learning techniques.
Helena Cuesta and Emilia Gómez Automatic Pitch Estimation in Choir Singing Recordings using Deep Learning Strategies
Elisjana Ymeralli, Thodoris Patkos, Giorgos Flouris and Dimitris Plexousakis APOPSIS: A Web-based Platform for the Analysis of Structured Dialogues
Olivia Ojuroye, Russel Torah and Steve Beeby ‘Levels of Electronic Integration within Textiles’ Chart: A visual categorization system to allow collaboration between Engineers, Computer Scientists, and Textile Designers to produce industrially-feasible Electronic Textiles
Johanna Schacht and Antti Oulasvirta Adaptive Optimization of Experimental Designs for Human-Computer Interaction Research
Janin Koch and Antti Oulasvirta Implications for developing a Collaborative Designing AI
Noa P. Cruz, Noemi Ferrera and David Benavides Is technology just men’s thing?
Caroline Brennan and Owen Molloy Challenges in Environmental Storytelling
Alba Pedro-Zapater, Clemente Rodríguez, Juan Segarra, Rubén Gran Tejero and Víctor Viñals-Yúfera WCET analysis with locked instruction caches (Lock-MS)
Teodora Selea, Marian Neagul and Silviu Panica HTCondor backed WPS service
Hannaneh Najdataei Swarm-Intelligence-based Multi-Robot Task Allocation
Sylvia Grewe, Sebastian Erdweg and Mira Mezini Automated Verification for Domain-Specific Languages
Julián Aráoz, Edelmira Pasarella, Maria Esther Vidal and Cristina Zoltan Dynamic Pipeline: An Adaptive Solution for Big Data
Daniel Berend, Shlomi Dolev, Marina Kogan-Sadetsky and Avinatan Hassidim Expected competitive ratio for evaluating scheduling algorithms of multi-user cache
Ishari Amarasinghe Learner Group Formation Using Constraing Optimization
Xhoena Polisi, Anisa Oshafi, Erjola Cikalleshi and Albana Halili CHALLENGES IN MEDICAL IMAGING
Alma Tarfa Exploring the Effect of User Control in Recommender Systems on User Experience
Yong Wang A Binomial Distribution Model for TSP Based on Frequency quadrilaterals
Katerina Černjeka, Danijela Jakšić and Patrizia Poščić Data Vault based system catalog for NoSQL store integration in the Enterprise Data Warehouse
Michal Kleinbort On the computational bottleneck in sampling-based robot motion planning
Alice Graziosi and Angelo Di Iorio IGOR: A Linked Open Data customizabile visualization web tool
Michal Feldman, Ophir Friedler and Kineret Segal Equilibrium in Combinatorial Public Projects for Agents with Complements
Subarna Chatterjee Sensors-as-a-Service: Towards the Conceptualization of Sensor-Cloud
Irina Sánchez and Verónica Vilaplana 3D Medical Image Synthesis using Generative Adversarial Networks
Mehmet Berk Gürçay and İsmet Melih Özbeyli Loopcake: Learning Management System with Version Control
Valeriya Bolotova, Vladislav Blinov, Kirill Mishchenko and Pavel Braslavski Which IR model has a better sense of humor?
Ana Granic Experimental Evaluation of Gaze Based Tracking Interaction
Iris Kramer, Jonathon Hare and Adam Prugel-Bennett Experimental Evaluation of Gaze Based Tracking Interaction
Aikaterini Georgountzou, Andreas Menychtas and Ilias Maglogiannis A Mobile Health Service for Hypertension Self-Management
Albana Roci, Egla Hajdini and Arban Uka Optimization of Several Parameters in Iris Recognition
Marie-Monique Schaper, Maria Santos and Narcis Pares Exploring potentials of the World-as-Support interaction paradigm in Virtual Heritage
Camila González Reconstruction of Boolean Functions from DNNs
Anamika Chowdhury, Madhura Kumaraswamy and Michael Gerndt Domain Knowledge Specification for Energy Tuning
Sarah Hewitt, Johanna Walker and Jacqui Ayling Older Women in Computer and Web Science
Olivier Philippe and Simon Hettrick Evolution of gender equality and job satisfaction in the Research Software Engineer community
Janine Breßler Concept and development of teaching modules in the context of artificial intelligence with focus on the fields of service robotics and smart home
Adriana Wilde and Olja Rastic-Dulborough Encouraging gender diversity in computing by supporting women’s participation in conferences
Antigoni-Maria Founta, Hakim Hacid and Athina Vakali A Cascade-Driven Approach Towards the Understanding of External Influence on Information Diffusion
Iklódi Eszter Measuring semantic similarity of words
Caroline Concatto, Jose A. Pascual and Javier Navaridas Table-free routing in Exascale Computing Systems
Mary Loftus and Michael G Madden Ways of Seeing Student Learning – With Machine Learning and Learner Models
Berkin Güler and Öznur Özkasap Adaptive Checkpointing for Primary-Backup Replication Protocols
Oishi Deb Evaluating Soft Error Reliability in Multi-core Processors using OVPSim-FIM
Mia Primorac, Edouard Bugnion and Katerina Argyraki How to Measure the Killer Microsecond
Grace Zgheib and Paolo Ienne FPRESSO: Express Transistor-Level Modeling of FPGA Architectures
Athraa Jani Consensus Problem in Molecular Communication with Leader Election and Energy Harvesting Algorithms
Erisa Terolli, Flavio Chierichetti, Ravi Kumar and Alessandro Panconesi The distortion of locality sensitive hashing
Sanaz Taheri Boshrooyeh, Alptekin Küpçü and Öznur Özkasap Private Zone: Secure Group-Based Advertising for Online Social Networks
Yahya Hassanzadeh-Nazarabadi, Alptekin Küpçü and Öznur Özkasap Awake: decentralized and availability aware replication for P2P cloud storage
Emel Küpcü and Yücel Yemez Reliable Isometric Dense Point Correspondence from Depth
Claudia Cauli and Nir Piterman Equivalence of mu^p-Calculus and p-Automata
Faiza Farooq and Nargis Bibi A Hybrid Congestion Control Strategies for Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs)
Enas Altarawneh and Micheal Jenkin An Extensible Avatar (EA) Toolkit for Human Robot Interaction


  1. Rosa Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  2. Janna Burman, Université Paris-Sud, France
  3. Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
  4. Duygu Ceylan, Adobe Research, USA
  5. Amit K. Chopra, Lancaster University, UK
  6. Florina M. Ciorba, University of Basel, Switzerland
  7. Georgiana Copil, SAP Romania SRL, Romania
  8. Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  9. Panagiota Fatourou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas & University of Crete, Greece
  10. Elena Ferrari, University of Insubria, Italy
  11. Paraskevi Fragopoulou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas & Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece (Chair)
  12. Irini Fundulaki, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  13. Sarunas Girdzijauskas, KTH, Sweden
  14. Bruno Goncalves, New York University, USA
  15. Marieke Huisman, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  16. Colette Johnen, University of Bordeaux, France
  17. Admela Jukan, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
  18. Georgia Kapitsaki, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  19. Kleanthi Lakiotaki, University of Crete, Greece
  20. Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  21. Tasos Noulas, Lancaster University, UK
  22. George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  23. Grammati Pantziou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
  24. Vassilis Papaefstathiou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  25. Danica Porobic, Oracle, USA
  26. Anna Puig Puig, University of Barcelona, Spain
  27. Inmaculada Rodriguez Santiago, University of Barcelona, Spain
  28. Mema Roussopoulos, University of Athens, Greece
  29. Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK
  30. Maria Serna, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  31. Romina Spalazzese, Malmö University, Sweden
  32. Christos Tzagkarakis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  33. Pinar Tozun, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  34. Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria, Italy
  35. Ageliki Tsioliaridou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece
  36. Athina Vakali, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  37. Eugenio Zimeo, University of Sannio, Italy