ADA University campus view of Buildings B and C.

Due to the global pandemic, womENcourage 2020 will run as an online virtual event to ensure health and welfare of our attendees. Check out the times and virtual venues for our activities, such as keynote speeches, poster presentations, career fair, hackathon and more. Traditionally womENcourage program includes three components: 

  • Conference with keynote speeches and panel discussions, workshops and tutorials, as well as poster presentations from student researchers.
  • Career Fair, where leading companies set up their booths and often arrange onsite hiring sessions. 
  • Hackathon competition on one or more topics, usually inspired by industry.

The following draft program is subject to change closer to the event dates:

Day 1 / Thursday, 24 September

(UTC +4)
24 September, ThursdayDurationVirtual venueLisbon
(UTC +1)
10:30 Registration 00:30Information Desk 07:30
11:00womENcourage 2020 Opening00:30Large Auditorium 08:00
11:30The Big Promise of Big Data Analytics03:00
11:30 Day 1 Keynote speeches
Data Science to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Valencia Case
Health Diagnostics through Audio Signals Collection and Analysis
Democratizing Data Access through Intelligent Data Exploration Tools
01:30Large Auditorium 08:30
13:00 Day 1 Panel discussion01:30Large Auditorium10:00
15:00 Poster pitch presentations (12 x 5 minutes)01:00Large Auditorium 12:00
16:00 How/Why to Start an ACM Chapter?01:00Large Auditorium 13:00
17:00Break 01:0014:00
18:00Cultural program (Day 1 Tour)03:00Large Auditorium 15:00

Day 2 / Friday, 25 September

(UTC +4)
25 September, FridayDurationVirtual venueLisbon
(UTC +1)
10:30 Registration00:30Information Desk07:30
11:00Poster pitch presentations (6 x 5 minutes)00:30 Large Auditorium 08:00
11:30The Artificial Intelligence: from Algorithms to Ethics 03:00
11:30Day 2 Keynote speeches
Teaching proficient human interaction to intelligent computer agents
Who Makes Wiser Decisions? Men, Women or Machines?
Gender Fairness of Machine Learning Techniques
01:30Large Auditorium08:30
13:00Day 2 Panel discussion 01:30 Large Auditorium10:00
15:00Poster pitch presentations (12 x 5 minutes)01:00Large Auditorium 12:00
16:00Introduction to Watson AI Services (Hackathon preparation session with IBM)01:30Large Auditorium 13:00
18:00Cultural program (Day 2 Tour)03:00Large Auditorium 15:00

Day 3 / Saturday, 26 September

(UTC +4)
26 September, Saturday DurationVirtual venueLisbon
(UTC +1)
10:00Registration 00:30Information Desk07:00
10:30Career Fair03:00
10:30Career Fair Opening00:15Majlis Room 07:30
10:45Open sessions01:15Karvansara Rooms07:45
12:00Individual interviews01:00Karvansara Rooms 09:00
13:00Workshops and Tutorials07:30
13:00Parallel sessions:
Social Networks Analysis: Theory and Practice (Part 1)
How Can Software Help Mathematicians to Test and Prove Their Theories?
01:30Study Rooms10:00
15:00Parallel sessions:
Social Networks Analysis: Theory and Practice (Part 2)
Sustainable ICT Development in Bricks
01:30Study Rooms 12:00
16:30Break 00:3013:30
17:00Parallel sessions:
From Software Engineering to Digital Product Development
Search Engine: Apache Solr’s Feature – Streaming Expressions
01:30Study Rooms 14:00
18:30Break 0:3015:30
19:00Cultural program (Parallel film sessions) 01:30Karvansara Rooms 16:00
21:00Cultural program (Parallel film sessions)02:30Karvansara Rooms 18:00

Day 4 / Sunday, 27 September

(UTC +4)
27 September, SundayDurationVirtual venueLisbon
(UTC +1)
10:00Registration00:30Information Desk 07:00
10:30Hackathon Opening00:30Majlis Room07:30
11:00Team meetings03:00Study Rooms08:00
14:00Lunch break (this is important)01:0011:00
15:00Presentation tips00:30Majlis Room 12:00
15:30Team meetings 02:30Study Rooms 12:30
18:00Team presentations (25 x 3 minutes)01:30Majlis Room15:00
19:30Judging break00:30Green Room16:30
20:00Awarding and Closing01:00Majlis Room17:00