SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

July 27, 2011 09:00 ET

2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Opens Call for Participation

Program Theme: "What Next...?"

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - The 2nd Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India (GHCI) has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, is the world's largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration will take place from December 14-16, 2011 at the KTPO Trade Centre, Bangalore, India. This year's theme "What Next...?" recognizes that innovation in technology arises from the question what comes next in the evolution of technology and the culture of technology. Submissions are encouraged that answer the question "What Next...?" The submission deadline for Session Tracks is August 31, 2011 and the submission deadline for Poster Abstracts is September 15, 2011.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. 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, panels, workshops, technical posters, birds of a feather sessions and an Awards Celebration.

Submissions on both technical and professional topics are encouraged. The Grace Hopper Conference committee is requesting submissions that reflect the conference theme "What Next...?" in the areas of innovation within a company, from academia, or from individual contributors. Technical submissions that cross disciplines and other boundaries are encouraged.

The 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India attracted 600 participants from India and other countries. The 2011 conference is expected to attract over 1500 technical women.

Sponsors of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing include Founding Sponsor Google; Gold Sponsors Cisco, Microsoft and NetApp; Silver Sponsor CA Technologies and Bronze Sponsors Adobe, HP, Juniper Networks, Symantec, ThoughtWorks and Yahoo!

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. For more information on registration or sponsorship go to www.gracehopper.in.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. ABI is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. ABI Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon, Salesforce, and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org.

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