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.
Preliminary program is provided below. Please stay tuned for update as well as announcement on scholarships for women students and cash awards for women participants of IEEE SERVICES 2021. Feedback is welcome.
Symposium Dates & Times
Session 1: Tuesday September 7, 1:00 - 2:30 UTC (90 minutes, including the 10 minute break)
Monday 9pm EDT - New York, September 6
Monday 8pm CT - Chicago, September 6
Tuesday 9am - Beijing, September 7
Session 2: Tuesday September 7, 2:30 - 4:00 UTC (90 minutes, including the 10 minute break)
Monday 10:30pm EDT - New York, September 6
Monday 9:30 CT - Chicago, September 6
Tuesday 10:30am - Beijing, September 7
- Opening Remarks
- Presentation of the IEEE Women in Services Computing Award, and Acceptance Speech by 2021 Awardee
- Keynote Speakers - Top Technology Trends in the Near Future
These talks will be presented by top practitioners and academicians, who will delve into such topics as:
- Quantum computing
- Cybersecurity - the ever expanding importance of security in protecting and preserving digital communications
- COVID-19 - technical, workplace and personal ramifications
- AI for social good
- Automation, drones, AI - preserving privacy
- Lightning and giveback talks (particularly experiences with contributions to women societies)
- How to start a business - taking your ideas to the next level
The organizing committee is also open to reviewing additional topics of interest from members of the WISC community.
Below are YouTube links from last year's WISC Symposium:
- Opening Session of the inaugural IEEE WISC Symposium 2020
- Accelerating the Journey to Cloud with AI" by Gargi Dasgupta of IBM Research, India
- Panel of the inaugural IEEE WISC Symposium 2020
- Digital Transformation of Industrial Companies in China" by Wei Lu of K2Data
- Lightning Talks at the inaugural IEEE 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ITEMS NEEDED FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
- Name and contact information of student
- Personal Statement (limit of 500 words)
* Include Academic /Technical interests, contributions to the community etc.
- 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.
OrganizationHonorary General Chairs
Carl K. Chang, Iowa State University
Rong N. Chang, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center
Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University
Lorraine M. Herger, IBM Research, TJ Watson Research Center
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
Mari Abe, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software
Jing Fan, Zhejiang University of Technology
Kaoutar El Maghaouri, IBM Research
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