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    NYCWiC 2017

    April 21-22 2017,
    Henrietta, NY


    NYCWiC 2017, the 5th New York Celebration of Women in Computing, will be held April 21-22 2017 at the RIT Inn and Conference Center in Henrietta, NY. The goal of NYCWiC is to encourage women to complete their studies in computing by exploring careers and meeting women leaders from business, industry, and academia.

    We invite presentations on computing research as well as on efforts to increase diversity in computing, e.g. outreach programs or programs to engage students outside the classroom.

    Computing Research

         Research Talks: Fifteen minute presentations of research results; open to all.

         First-timer Research Talks:
    Five minute presentations with room for feedback and mentoring. Open to students. Reports on preliminary results and work-in progress are welcome in this category.

    Research Posters or Demos: Presentations of research, class projects and work-in-progress; open to students. Prizes will be awarded to the best student research posters in a poster competition.

    Diversity Initiatives

    Diversity Panel Presentations: Presentations and discussion on successful programs to diversify computing; open to all.

    Diversity Posters: Presentations of efforts to diversify computing, open to all. Reports on new efforts that have not yet produced
    measurable results are welcome in this category.

    Birds-of-a-Feather sessions

    We invite proposals for Birds-of-a-Feather sessions on any topic that might be of interest to the NYCWiC audience.

    Please see for more information on the different submission categories.


    Submit abstracts of no more than 500 words in PDF format using the submission link on the NYCWiC ’17 website ( by JANUARY 9, 2017. All abstracts should list the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the presenters. Students should also specify their status; for example: 2nd year undergraduate, 3rd year graduate student. (Title, list of authors etc. do not count toward the word limit.)


    If you have questions or if you would like to propose another kind of activity or session, please contact Christine Wania, Program Chair, at If you would like to volunteer to help with the organization or running of NYCWiC ’17, please contact Deborah LaBelle at


    Important Dates:

    Abstract submission opens:  November 13, 2016

    Abstract submissions due:  January 16, 2017

    Acceptance notification:  February 20, 2017

    Registrations deadline: March 24, 2017

    Abstracts for printed program due: March 1, 2017

    NYCWiC:  April 21-22, 2017

    Let’s Celebrate New York Women in Computing!