Call for Participation
- Submission site CLOSED
- Submission site closed March 16, 2009 (There will be no exceptions and the date will not be extended)
- Decisions have gone out. Please update your program materials by June 8, 2009.
- Final program is set and online June 1, 2009
Recommendations to anyone who wants to participate:
- Your subject should not be something specific to your organization.
- If you have a panel - it needs to span across organizations - not 5 people from the same company discussing an issue in their company. Combining academics and industry or interdisciplinary discussions are super.
- We are encouraging submissions that promote diversity and International participation.
- A submission in line with the theme of the conference “Creating Technology for Social Good” would be ideal.
Select a link below:
Birds of a Feather Sessions (BOFs)
“Birds of a Feather” sessions (BOFs) are an ideal forum for discussing technical and social issues in an informal but meaningful way. BOFs provide a way for groups of concerned people to bring issues for informal discussion by the larger community. The format is up to the organizers.
Previous BOFs have ranged from presentations followed by Q and A to facilitated brainstorming sessions about a topic of shared interest. In the past, BOFs have brought together women interested in mobile computing, networking, student-led mentoring programs, and academic hiring issues. We particularly encourage students to suggest BOF topics!
A BOF proposal should include a title, a brief description of the topic, a description of the expected audience, a description of the format of the BOF, and a summary of the qualifications of the session leader(s). Submissions can be no more than two (2) pages in length (using no less than 10pt type) and they must be submitted electronically. Your file upload must be in one of the following formats: pdf, postscript, ascii text, or MS Word. The deadline has passed for BOF proposals and the date will not be extended. For further information, please contact us.
New Investigator Technical Papers
The goal of these technical papers is to highlight the broad range of technical work by women who are “new investigators” in the computing field. Topics can be from any technical computing field.
All papers will be reviewed for technical merit, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Although preferred, original research is not a requirement for a technical paper submission; for instance, thesis highlights, problem statements, and overviews of an author’s technical field are welcomed. GHC2009 will have an award of $1,000 for the best new investigator paper which will be presented at the awards presentation.
Papers may be no more than six (6) pages including text, references, and figures using a minimum of 10pt type. For examples on how to format your paper, please visit the ACM website. The submission must include a statement that the primary author of the paper is a new investigator; that is, a woman in an advanced degree program or a recent graduate (within three years at the time of submission) of such a program. The deadline for the submission of New Investigator Papers was March 16, 2009 and is now closed. For further information, please contact us.
Panels, Workshops, and Presentations
The goal of Panels, Workshops, and Presentations is to provide in-depth discussion on a particular topic. A variety of formats are encouraged. Typically, panels consist of short presentations by 3-4 leaders in the field, followed by moderated dialogue among the panelists and the audience members. Workshops consist of a combination of in-depth presentations by 1-2 workshop leaders with either structured training on the topic or in-depth discussion and problem-solving among the workshop participants. Unlike panels or presentations, workshops can be limited by size and can have attendance criteria. Presentations are more broadly defined, may have only a single speaker, and may be shorter than the 60 minutes usually reserved for a Panel or Workshop. Sometimes we combine presentations to share the 60 minute time slot.
We are interested in proposals on both technical topics and on career-related topics. Submissions in keeping with the theme of the conference, “Creating Technology for Social Good,” are especially welcome. For technical contributions, we seek submissions on technology benefiting humanity (both the technology and how people use it to meet social, environmental, or political needs) and topics on security and information management (e.g., privacy, id theft, cyber tools). We also seek submissions on other leading edge technical topics in computer science (e.g., nanotechnology, networking, ubiquitous computing, low-powered processors, Internet technologies and services, high performance computing). Professional topics of interest include mentoring, professional development, networking, time management and balancing professional and personal commitments.
Panel, workshop and presentation proposals may be no more than three (3) pages using a minimum of 10pt type.
Proposals should provide the following:
The deadline for submission of proposals for panels, workshops, and presentations has passed. Notification of status will be made on May 18, 2009. For further information, please contact us.
The goal of this forum is to highlight the research of women in the last stages of their PhD studies in computer science and engineering (within one year of completing the PhD degree) and to give them the opportunity to present their research to a general, non-specialist audience, similar to what they will be encountering in their job interviews.
A submission to the PhD Forum should include the following:
Provided by the student:
- Up to five (5) keywords that describe the research area and sub-areas. The keywords should come from this list.
- A two (2) page abstract of the research that should include:
- a statement of the technical problem addressed and its importance; the specific research hypotheses or questions; an overview of the research methodology and proposed solution; a description of the adopted evaluation method and the results obtained so far; and the expected contributions of your PhD research.
- A short description (two paragraphs at most) of the student’s reflection on her research philosophy and experience.
- A list of any publications, presentations, or related submissions by the student (full resumes are welcome).
- Contact information (name, university, department, email address) for the dissertation advisor.
Provided by the supervisor:
- A short letter from the dissertation advisor assessing the current status of the student’s dissertation research and giving an expected date for graduation.
- Submissions will be selected based on the perceived significance, contribution and potential impact of the research, with an aim to include presentations from researchers with diverse backgrounds, on a variety of research topics and approaches.
The deadline for submission has passed and notifications on the submission status will be sent out on May 18, 2009. For further information, please contact us.
The goal of the technical poster session is to provide an opportunity for an informal discussion of one’s research with conference attendees. Furthermore, it is an excellent way to convey ideas and results not yet developed into a full paper. See these suggestions on how to propose/create a research poster.
Individual students who enter technical posters are encouraged to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft Research. Winners will receive cash awards and recognition, and the SRC provides partial funding for the competitors to attend the conference. For more details on the competition, see ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) below.
How should the poster proposal be formatted?
The proposal for a technical poster should contain the elements listed below. Submissions should be formatted as plain text, in a single column.
Proposer(s): Poster proposals do not undergo blind review, so your proposal should include as much of the following information as possible: name, address, phone and fax numbers, email address (expect most correspondence by email), WWW address (if applicable), etc.
ACM SRC Entry (optional): Student proposers should also indicate whether they would like to have their poster considered for the ACM Student Research Competition (see below). SRC candidates should also include research advisor’s name; ACM student member number; and category (undergraduate or graduate).
Statement of Topic: A short title.
Summary: Include a separate paragraph (maximum of 100 words) for publication in the conference proceedings that serves as a succinct description of the project.
Significance and Relevance of the Topic: Please submit an extended abstract of up to 2 pages (maximum of 800 words) that explains why the topic is significant.
The deadline for poster submissions has passed. Notifications of acceptance will be made on or before May 18, 2009. For further information, please contact us.
ACM Student Research Competition (SRC)
Individual students submitting posters for GHC can opt to have their posters also considered for the ACM Student Research Competition (sponsored by Microsoft Research). In addition to being eligible for the standard GHC conference scholarships, selected contestants may receive partial support from ACM to cover part of the costs of attending the conference.
The ACM Student Research Competition will be held in two phases, with prizes awarded based on judging during the conference. Students’ research will be evaluated on the quality and significance of the work, and the quality and clarity of both an oral and visual presentation.
The first round of the competition evaluates the student’s research during the opening reception and poster presentation. Those students who are selected by the judges to advance to the second round will continue in the competition by giving a formal, short, conference presentation of their research the next day.
The winners from the second round of the competition will be announced at the Grace Hopper Awards Banquet, and will continue on to ACM’s Grand Finals.
Research and Development from all areas of computer science qualifies. Only individual research may be submitted.
The Student Research Competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students whose posters are accepted by the Research Posters program. Proposers must be students at the time of the poster submission and ACM student members in order to qualify for awards or travel grants.
No more than three research projects will be accepted from a single department and no more than two of those can be in a single category. Departments are determined by the location of the research advisor. Submissions for the research competition should describe the results of recently completed or ongoing computer science research conducted primarily by individual students.
Travel grants of up to $500 may be available for students who do not have another source of funding and are ACM student members.
The deadline for SRC poster submissions has passed. For further information, please contact us.