2021 IEEE SERVICES - IEEE International Symposium on Women in Services Computing (WISC)

WISC 2021 Technical Program

WISC 2021 Scholarship Awardees

Reflections on the 1st Annual 2021 WISC Scholarship Awards

WISC 2021 Team Award

Call for Papers

The IEEE International Symposium on Women in Services Computing (WISC) was launched in 2020, evolving from the WISC Workshop, first held in 2017. The goal of the WISC Symposium is to provide an environment for women to exchange both technical and professional ideas and to network, in order to extend their personal associations in the field as a basis for advancement, recognition, mentoring and exchange of ideas. It is a cross-conference event at IEEE SERVICES 2021. It is sponsored jointly by IEEE SERVICES, IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC), and CCF (China Computer Federation) Technical Committee on Service Computing (TCSC).

One of the highlights of the symposium is the presentation of the IEEE TCSVC Women in Services Computing Award, which will also include a talk by the winner focused on her own professional and personal journey to becoming a recognized leader in the Services Computing field.

WISC Technical Program

Below are YouTube links from last year's WISC Symposium:

The world has dramatically changed over the past year in terms of how we communicate, interact, work, and conduct our daily lives. However, one thing remains constant and unchanging - the need to maintain the women in services community in which we can interact, foster and nurture our careers, long term goals, and next great endeavor!

WISC 2021 Scholarship Awards

The WISC Symposium will award five scholarships this year, as we continue our mission to support women pursuing technical educations. Candidates must be attending an accredited engineering or computer science institution. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the scholarships.

We will start accepting applications on July 1, 2021.
Application Packet

Please review the table below carefully. Applications will only be considered if all the materials are complete and submitted via EasyChair [https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ieeeservices2021#] by the July 22, 2021 deadline.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email sasthan@us.ibm.com


July 1, 2021: Scholarship Application Process Opens
July 22, 2021 Juy 31, 2021: Scholarship Applications DEADLINE
August 2021: Application Judging
Sept 1 2021: Award Notifications
Sept 5-10: Awardee announcement at the IEEE WISC symposium
October/November 2021: Scholarship Payout


  • Name and contact information of student
  • Personal Statement (limit of 500 words)
    * Include Academic /Technical interests, contributions to the community etc.
  • Transcript(s)
  • Optional : Recommendation letter
    * Please ensure your name and email address are included in the recommendation letter.
    * Limit 1 page
  • Note: all information must be submitted in a single pdf file. Please add your short bio to the abstract field in the submission.


    Honorary General Chairs
    Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University
    Rong N. Chang, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center
    Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University

    General Chair
    Lorraine M. Herger, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center

    Advisory Committee
    Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
    Zhi Jin, Peking University
    Kate Keahey, Argonne National Laboratory
    Wei Lu, K2Data
    Bhavani Thursaisingham, University of Texas at Dallas
    Maja Vukovic, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center
    Jia Zhang, Southern Methodist University

    Program Chairs
    Mari Abe, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
    Jing Fan, Zhejiang University of Technology
    Kaoutar El Maghaouri, IBM Research

    Program Committee
    Shubhi Asthana, IBM Research, Almaden Research Center
    Houda Chakiri, Al Akhawayn University
    Manar Abu, Talib University of Sharjah
    Chen Wang, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center
    Lingyan Zhang, Central South University