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Call for Proposals for the 2019 ArabWIC 6th Annual International Conference
Research Track


Call For Papers

The ArabWIC conference Research Track is an international forum for presenting and discussing advances in research and practice in all areas of computer Science and their applications. This track invites technical innovative research papers from all areas of computer science, computer engineering and their applications. The goal is to provide an opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to share their novel ideas, original research results and practical development experiences in the hot and emerging fields of computer science. The Research Track program will include keynote speakers, regular papers and posters. Topics include but are not limited to the following :

  • Software Engineering fundamentals and practices
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Information Retrieval
  • Cloud, Distributed and Agile computing
  • Mobile Computing and Social Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning  and cognitive computing
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Internet of Things and Wearable Technologies
  • Security and Privacy
  • Image Processing, Computer Vision and Multimedia
  • Big Data
  • Data Science
  • Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • Data management
  • Semantic Web
  • Human Computer Interactions (HCI) and Accessibility Research
  • Information systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
  • Applications in e-government, e-commerce, e-Health, Gaming, smart cities, etc.
  • Any other area related to Computer Science and Computer Engineering

Submission guidelines

Regular Papers

Papers should be written in English and not exceed 6 pages, including tables, figures and references. They should be in pdf format, following the ACM template. Authors should submit their papers using the EasyChair submission website.
Submitted papers must present original and unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and acceptance is based on originality, quality and relevance. Only regular papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the ACM’s International Conference Proceedings Series, under ISBN 978-1-4503-6089-0, and indexed by EI Compendex and Scopus.

Extended version of selected papers will be considered for possible publication in Journals.

Posters

Authors with early stage research or published work can submit extended abstract of their work.
Abstracts should be written in English and not exceed 2 pages, including tables, figures and references. They should be in pdf format. All accepted abstracts will be presented by authors as posters during the conference poster sessions.

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission due date : December 15th, 2018
  • Notification to authors : January 15th, 2019
  • Camera ready : January 22nd, 2019

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The 6th International ArabWIC Arab Women in Computing conference
March 2019

Call For Participation for Technology, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Track


We are delighted to announce the Call for Participation for the 6th International Conference on Arab Women in Computing in the Arab World Industry, Entrepreneurship and Women in Tech Career and Leadership tracks to be held on March 7-9, 2019.

Industry, Technology and Applications Track

The ArabWIC 2019 conference Industry, technology, and applications track invites innovative submissions that relate to business, commerce, and industry (startups as well as established corporations) or government initiatives across the MENA region. The goal of this track is to build a community that is focused on technology and innovation as applied to business, industry and government in the MENA region. The track will provide a forum for practitioners and industry leaders to learn and interact the latest trends and best practices in technology as applied to the region, as well as innovations, cutting-edge techniques, and strategies, as applied to business and government globally that may be of interest to the MENA region. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Applications in E-government, E-commerce, E-Health, Retail, Fintech, Teleco, Education, Transportation, Agriculture, etc.
  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning & deep learning  and cognitive computing
  • Blockchain
  • Big data and data science
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer networks and communications
  • Human computer interactions (HCI)
  • Internet of Things/ Wearable technologies
  • Mobile computing
  • Open source technologies and trends
  • Social computing
  • Security and privacy
  • Semantic Web, information systems,data and knowledge management
  • Dev-Ops and software life cycle management
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., Quantum, in-memory computing, etc)
  • Computer engineering and novel hardware technologies
  • Performance Engineering, Testing and Validation
  • And any area related to technology as applied in business, industry or government.

Preference will be given to submissions that have a connection with the MENA region, as well as topics that provide fresh perspectives. This is a competitive track with a limited number of slots.

Entrepreneurship Track

The goal of this track is to build a community that is focused on technology and innovation as applied to business, industry and government in the MENA region. The track will provide a forum for practitioners and industry leaders to learn and interact on the latest trends and best practices in technology as applied to the region, as well as innovations, cutting-edge techniques, and strategies, as applied to business and government globally that may be of interest to the MENA region.
We invite submissions invites Panels and Fireside Chats (30 minute talks), presentation abstracts (15 minute talks that will be organized into clusters by theme), hands-on workshops (up to 1-2 hours)  that relate to business, commerce, and industry (startups as well as established corporations) or government initiatives across the MENA region.
Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Design Thinking & Lean Startup
  • How to Become Investable in the MENA region
  • Finding the Right Co-Founder
  • Successful entrepreneurship skills
  • Startups vs. mid/large companies, what is the right fit for you
  • What you need to know about working at a startup
  • Developing your personal brand
  • Elevator pitches
  • Disruptive thinking
  • Scaling by Leveraging Technologies
  • Company Governance
  • Business plan 101
  • Team building
  • Business Development through Regional Partnerships
  • Expansion in MENA Region
  • Social innovation and Startups for Good
  • Overcoming challenges of building a startup in the MENA region
  • Efficient Networking for Entrepreneurship
  • Internationalization

Preference will be given to submissions that have a connection with the MENA region, as well as topics that provide fresh perspectives. This is a competitive track with a limited number of slots.

Women In Tech Career and Leadership Track

The goal of this track is to provide attendees the opportunity to learn and interact to help them advance in careers in Academia, Industry or Entrepreneurship.  Session proposals may address ideas, best practices and experiences including but not limited to professional development, non-technical skills necessary to advance, organizational dynamics, and career related personal challenges. Format may include individual speakers, panel discussions and workshops. The following list are ideas for potential topics:

General Career Management, planning and Development

  • Work life balance, managing time
  • Presenting a professional image and presence
  • Working in a male-dominated environment
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Happiness and career satisfaction
  • Challenges in a global workplace
  • Collaborations across disciplines and boundaries
  • Mentoring, coaching, sponsorship and networking
  • Volunteering and building communities
  • Career growth and promotion
  • Cultivating a culture of mentoring
  • Coping with cultural stereotypes and road blocks

Leadership

  • Leading and managing change
  • Managing, including upwards and sideways
  • Moving from tactical to strategic roles
  • Technical innovation and patents
  • Team building
  • Speaking and publishing externally

Industry

  • Career paths for technical, business, and management roles
  • Technical leadership vs. technical management
  • Startups vs. mid/large companies the right fit for you
  • How technical you need to be when you move up
  • Salary negotiations
  • How to interpret your place in the organization

Academia

  • Preparing for an academic career: choosing the right department/school (culture, fit, funding, teaching vs. research, etc.),
  • Navigating various career paths (tenure track, administrative track, etc.),
  • mentoring students and junior faculty, networking,
  • Research funding and publishing
  • Course development, managing large courses, developing a teaching style

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission due date : December 15th, 2018
  • Notification to authors : January 15th, 2019
  • Camera ready : January 22nd, 2019

Submission guidelines

Proposed sessions should be written in English and include a synopsis of the intended content and explanation of its relevance. Information on the qualifications of the speaker(s) must also be present, including expertise and experience.
Proposed panel discussions should include the names/roles of intended speakers and their qualifications. Diverse points of view and backgrounds are necessary for a good discussion. No more than one representative from a single company, university or organization will be included in any specific panel.
Submissions should be in pdf format, following the ACM template. Authors should submit their papers using the EasyChair submission website.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and acceptance is based on originality, quality and relevance.

Submission Format:

Name E-mail Affiliation (optional) - eg employer, academic institution, startup Bio (100 words max) Session category - one of the following:

Session title Session description (100 words max)
Session goal (50 words max) what will the audience learn
Session theme - Session special requirements (100 words max) examples

  • Audience members must have laptop or tablet with pre-installed software
  • Session is targeting participants in ArabWIC hackathon

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6th International Arab Women in Computing Conference

Call for Tutorials/Workshops


The International Arab Women in Computing Conference broadens its scope this year by including 1-3 hours tutorials/workshops on selected topics delivered by scientists and practitioners. Tutorials are in-depth learning experiences on one or more state-of-the-art topics from all areas of computer science, computer engineering, data science, AI, and their applications. It is expected that tutorials will address an audience with a varied range of interests and background: developers, data scientists, researchers, practitioners, beginners who wish to learn new technologies.
We are looking for proposals for any of the following types of tutorials:
Research Tutorials/Workshops: will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific area of computer science, computer engineering and their applications, and stimulate and facilitate future work.
Hands-on Tutorials/Workshops: allow attendees to learn a particular suite of tools, software and applications. Software and tools should preferably be open-sourced and readily available to all participants.

Tutorial/Workshop submission guidelines:

Tutorial proposals should conform to the Submission Template.

Tutorial/Workshop proposal submission:

Tutorial proposals must be submitted via EasyChair

Important dates:

  • Tutorial proposal submission deadline : December 15th, 2018
  • Tutorial Acceptance notification :January 15th, 2019

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Call for Scholarship Applications for
the 2019 ArabWIC 6th Annual International Conference


Call For Scholarship Applications

The ArabWIC conference is an international forum for presenting and discussing advances in research and practice in all areas of computer Science and their applications.
Scholarships are available for a limited number of undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. We are looking for highly qualified candidates with a track record of technical accomplishment and leadership whose participation will benefit both themselves and their community.

Application guidelines

Applications should be written in English following the scholarship template. Preference will be given to those who are also contributing to the program with a paper, poster or tutorial.

Scholarship funds will cover expenses up to $1000 US related to attendance including:

  • Individual Registration for the three day conference
  • Hotel accommodations. Recipients are encouraged to find a roommate.
  • Airfare
  • Travel incidentals to be used to cover expenses such as transportation costs to and from the airport, baggage fees, meals, and other typical travel costs)
  • Recipients will be responsible for paying upfront costs for which they will be reimbursed. They will have to keep track of expenses and submit receipts. Reimbursements will be handled through the ACM.
  • The scholarship is not expected to cover all expenses for the conference. Recipients must be able to pay for anything not included in the scholarship (eg, food, visa expenses) or exceeding the maximum award.

APPLY FOR a Scholarship


Important dates:

  • Application due date : January 1st, 2019
  • Notification to applicants : February 1st, 2019

Student Eligibility

  • You must be a full-time student enrolled in an accredited degree program at a college or university at the time of the conference (March 7-9, 2019). Those graduating prior to the conference are not eligible unless accepted to another related degree program (such as a M.S. or Ph.D. program).
  • You must show satisfactory progress toward a degree such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in computing.
  • At least 18 years of age by September 24, 2018.
  • Must be able to attend the conference as the scholarship could go to another student who could have attended.

What are we looking for in a student scholar?

  • Student scholars are active in their community, including being involved with campus computing/STEM clubs and working towards the advancement of women in computing.
  • Student scholars have an understanding of how attending the ArabWIC conference will have an impact on them and any messages or key learnings they take back to share at their schools.

Faculty Eligibility

  • You must be teaching at an accredited college or university at the time of the conference. We do not award scholarships to High School teachers, as the conference does not provide programming for K-12.
  • You must teach in a degree program such as, but not limited to, computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, human-computer interaction, math, physics, or management information systems.
  • Must be able to attend the conference as the scholarship could go to another faculty member who could have attended.

What are we looking for in a faculty scholar?

  • Faculty scholars mentor female students.
  • Scholars are active in computing community, providing support to computing clubs and/or organizations.
  • Able to take the learning and messages from the conference back to their school and community.

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In accordance with CS and technology conference practices, speakers, with exception of keynotes, will have to pay registration fees in order to sustain this important event. We would have liked to support all speakers but we have limited resources. We are hoping that you can get sponsorship from your institution to attend this conference. Thank you for your understanding.