SOURCE: Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

September 04, 2013 07:00 ET

2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Opens Call for Participation

4th Annual India Event Focuses on Collaboration, Innovation and Resilience

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2013) - The Anita Borg Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering, today announced the opening of its Call for Participation in its 4th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India. The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute and ACM-India, will take place November 13-15, 2013 at the Lalit Ashok Hotel, Bangalore, India. The theme "Together We Rise" encourages women in computing to collaborate across many different facets of the industry to create a larger and stronger network of women within the technical community. Participation submissions are encouraged to explore various boundaries encountered in technology. The submission deadline for Session Tracks and Poster Abstracts is September 12, 2013.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India gives women in computing an opportunity to highlight their research and career interests. Prominent women in the technical community will present their work and findings, while the breakout sessions will focus on the role of women in technology fields, such as computer science, information technology, research and engineering. The technical conference features keynote speakers, panels, workshops, technical posters, a woman-led Hackathon, Women Entrepreneur Quest, and birds of a feather sessions. 2013 keynote speakers include Kumud M. Srinivasan, President, Intel India and Anjali Arora, Vice President, Software Development Administrative and Financial Solutions, Allscripts.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India committee encourages both technical and professional topics for submission that reflect the conference theme "Together We Rise" which can be exemplified through innovation within a company, from the academic world, or from individual contributors. In line with the theme, technical submissions that promote women's solidarity and resilience are encouraged. Track topics include: Internet of Things, Machine to Machine Computing, Confluence of Social, Cloud and Mobile, Security and Information Management (e.g., identity theft, cyber tools, and privacy in defense, finance, health care, or social computing), Big Data, Semiconductor and Nanotechnology, Networking, Ubiquitous Computing, Low-powered Processors, Internet Technologies and Services, High-performance Computing and Advances in Computer Hardware. Track submissions can be workshops, presentations, birds of a feather sessions and panels. Poster submissions can cover any technical computing field.

Sponsors of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India to date include: Founding Partner - Google; Gold Sponsors - Allscripts, Cisco and NetApp; Silver Sponsors - ACM India, CA Technologies, HP, Symantec and Thomson Reuters. Additional sponsors are listed on the conference website.

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About the Anita Borg Institute (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute works to advance women in computer science and engineering roles globally. ABI provides resources and programs that help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and advance technical women to meet the growing global need for technology workers and to increase technological innovation. ABI programs inspire technical women, foster community and provide tools to help them develop their careers. The Institute works with industry partners to make the global technology workplace more welcoming to women. ABI partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Thomson Reuters, Amazon, CA Technologies, Dell, eBay, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, EMC, Neustar, Raytheon,, VentureLoop, Xerox and Yahoo! The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. For more information, visit

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