ArabWIC 6th Annual International conference on Arab Women in Computing

Date : Mars 7 - 8 - 9, 2019
École Mohammadia d'ingénieurs, Rabat, Maroc

Research TrackTech/Industry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership Tracks

About ArabWIC Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 6th International Conference of Arab Women in Computing is co-organized by ArabWIC organization and the Mohammedia School of Engineering (Ecole Mohammadia d'ingénieurs), Rabat, Morocco.

The goal of the 6th International Arab Women In Computing (ArabWIC) Conference is to inspire, support and celebrate women in computing in the Arab world and create links with the global tech ecosystem. More than five hundred international and regional women and men from all technology sectors (academics, students, professionals, and entrepreneurs) are expected to participate making this the largest conference on women in tech in the Arab World.

This conference will explore the state of the art of computing/technology, the latest innovations and trends, Research & Development, entrepreneurship and the role of women in tech start-ups and of women VC’s. Women’s enrollment in computer science courses, their involvement in industry and academia, gender gaps, positive trends as well as barriers in the field will all be examined. The conference will give opportunity to researchers to share and discuss their work, will feature renowned keynote speakers, interactive technical workshops, mentoring sessions, networking, career coaching for all levels, a career fair featuring top tech companies, and a gala to celebrate women in technology.

This year’s conference will also include “Data Science” talks and workshops as part of the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) event. WiDS aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender and support women in the field. It provides an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains.

Conference Main Organizer; Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC)

The goal of ArabWIC is to support, inspire, retain, encourage collaboration, increase visibility and status of Arab women in computing, enabling them to achieve their career aspirations.

ArabWIC aims to create links with international women in computing organizations and is proud to be officially affiliated with the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), the Systers communities, and the Academic Computing Machinery Women in Computing (ACM-W), IEEE-WIE, and Google's WomenTechmakers (WTM). ArabWIC has forged important collaboration and partnerships with leading organizations in the Middle East such as New University of Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), they sponsored the first 3 conferences, AUB CS department (American University in Beirut Department of Computer Science), Birzeit University, WAMDA, ArabNET, Zoomaal, LLWB (Lebanese League for Women in Business), and Stanford’s Wids and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

ArabWIC was founded by Professor Sana Odeh in 2012 and has built a community of more than 6000 Arab technical women (academics, students, entrepreneurs, VC’s, and industry professionals) from all over the world and has successfully created chapters in 19 countries.

ArabWIC members have organized several hackathons in many cities such as Beirut, Amman, Ramallah, Gaza, Dubai, Riyad, Qatar, and Tunis along with major organizations such as AngelHack, LLWB, Wamda, ArabNet and Zoomaal. ArabWIC members have held mentoring, technical and research talks and workshops, career events, five annual conferences (three at NYUAD and one in Algeria, and one at AUB in Lebanon), and sessions to teach young girls to code and many other important events in more than 10 Arab countries.

Previous ArabWIC Conferences

ArabWIC members have organized five annual conferences (2012, 2013, 2015 at NYUAD, 2016 in Algeria and 2017 in Lebanon).

Check last year's ArabWIC 5th Annual Conference at AUB in Beirut : Program of the Conference, Sponsors, Gallery and Outcome.

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Code of Conduct

The ArabWIC group is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. ArabWIC events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration within the technology community. They exist to encourage the open exchange of ideas and expression and require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. While at ArabWIC events or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including members, speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form.

This Code of Conduct may be revised at any time by ArabWIC. Your registration for or attendance at any ArabWIC event indicates your agreement to abide by this policy.

Expected Behavior

All event participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, with both this Code of Conduct as well as their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behavior and applicable laws.

Unacceptable Behavior

Harassment will not be tolerated in any form, including, but not limited to, harassment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or any other status protected by laws in which the conference or program is being held. Harassment includes the use of abusive, offensive or degrading language, intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, sexual imagery and unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors. Any report of harassment at one of our events will be addressed immediately. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Anyone who witnesses or is subjected to unacceptable behavior should notify a conference organizer at once.

Exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material in their booths and must refrain from the use of sexualized clothing, uniforms, costumes, or otherwise creating a sexualized environment. Speakers should not use sexual language, images, or any language or images that would constitute harassment as defined above in their talks.

Individuals who participate (or plan to participate) in ArabWIC should conduct themselves at all times in a manner that comports with both the letter and spirit of this policy prohibiting harassment and abusive behavior, whether before, during or after the event. This includes statements made in social media postings, online publications, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication.


If you believe you’re experiencing unacceptable behavior that will not be tolerated as outlined above, please notify the ArabWIC leadership via this email address with the text 'code of conduct violation' in the subject line.