The ACM-CUNY Celebrates Women in Computing 2021 is soliciting abstracts for the Contributed Paper and Poster Sessions, as well as panel session, workshop, and demo at its 2021 conference, to be held virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Computing in a Covid World

The Covid pandemic has forced changes on a global level both socially and economically. The STEM industries have been greatly impacted by these changes and have had to cope with a new Covid world. During this challenging time, the STEM industries have been in the forefront of new medical breakthroughs such as Covid testing and vaccines and engineering innovations in the areas of protective medical gear and medical equipment such as respirators. In terms of information technology, there has been a shift away from local technologies to Internet technologies which promote user friendly and effective methods and tools for sharing information, communicating, learning and conducting business. This shift in the traditional roles STEM has played in society, has produced successes and challenges. You are invited to submit papers, posters, panels etc. related to the theme of “Computing in a Covid World.” Suggested topics include but not limited to:

  • Computing in pre and post Covid World
  • The role of technology during the pandemic
  • The role of data in today’s world
  • What the pandemic has taught us about social justices (or injustices)
  • Reshaping computer science education to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ethics and social issues relating to technology.

  • Submitting abstracts

    All interested students and professionals in academia and industry are encouraged to submit an abstract. The Contributed Paper Sessions will feature presentations on computing education and research, as well as diversity initiatives. The Poster or Demo Sessions will be a good venue for students to showcase their computing related projects. Students are also encouraged to submit an abstract to one of the Talks.

    The CUNYCWiC aims to encourage the engagement and the participation of all students and faculty in a wide range of computer science related research and projects and to provide networking opportunities and explorations of careers in computing.