The 12thannual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference, presented by theAnita 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 andan 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
* Deadline for submission of Program Abstract: Friday, March 16th2012
* Notifications: Thursday, May 17th2012
* Registration Opens: Friday, June 1st2012
* Deadline for submission of Final Program Content: Monday, June 25th2012
* Conference Dates: Oct 3rd-6th2012
Submissions are being accepted in the following tracks:
* 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
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 participation.
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.
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 http://gracehopper.org/2012/participate/call-for-participation/
The Grace Hopper Celebration is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.