How To Get Involved

The 7th biennial Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC 2019) will bring together students, faculty, and technology leaders from across Michigan and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's computing and technology fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields. It will be held March 29-30, 2019 at Grand Valley State University. We encourage you to take part in the conference in any of the ways described below.

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Attend

You should attend if you are interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of computing careers or in advancing technology through broader representation of women. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students with interests in computing and information technology to attend and also to submit work in the appropriate categories below. We invite faculty and technology leaders to come meet and mentor the next generation of computing professionals, mingle with and learn from other distinguished members of Michigan's technology sector, and share their expertise in a BoF or Lightning Talk.

Contribute to the Program
MICWIC 2019 invites contributions in the following categories:

See submission details below.

Explore Computing Careers

Participants who are interested in exploring internships and job opportunities are encouraged to participate in the MICWIC Career Fair. Upload your resume to Easy Chair so that participating companies can access your qualifications and schedule an interview or meet-up. Upload materials by March 22 to be included in the MICWIC 2019 Resume Database.

Submission

Papers

MICWIC welcomes papers from students on any topic in computer science or information technology, including social and ethical issues. Submissions will be lightly reviewed. Our goal is to mentor young researchers, help students gain confidence in presenting their ideas, and provide useful feedback. Selected papers will be presented at the conference. Papers should be from 2 to 6 pages in length including text, figures, and references. See how to submit below.

Wondering what topics might be appropriate for a non-research poster? Look over our list of topic ideas for examples.

Paper Submission Template

Posters

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts for posters on research, class projects, and any number of topics relating to computing and information technology for the MICWIC 2019 Poster Reception. The Poster Reception gives students the opportunity to discuss their interests in computing with conference attendees in an informal setting.

Submit a poster abstract of no more than one page summarizing the key idea of your poster. Poster abstracts will be lightly reviewed. Our goal is to help students gain confidence in discussing their interests. Based on suitability of abstract submissions, students will be invited to prepare posters; final posters should be no larger than 36"x48" and be mounted on cardboard or a similar hard backing. See how to submit below.

Prospective poster presenters may wish to look over our list of topic ideas for examples of suitable poster topics and "How To Write a Research Poster" (ACM Crossroads) for guidance on creating posters. See how to submit a poster below.

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

These sessions are informal group discussions about technical or social issues in computing fields. Topic proposals may include anything related to computing, academia, industry, student organizations, or a topic of your choice. See how to submit below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations on any subject. Submit a brief proposal describing what subject your talk will cover. Need inspiration? Check out Lightning talks: Philosophy, mechanics and ideas. See how to submit below.

Resumes

Submit your resume so that participating companies can access your qualifications and schedule an interview or meet-up. Upload materials by March 22 to be included in the MICWIC 2019 Resume Database. See how to submit below.

How To Submit

The submission deadline for reviewed submissions (papers, BOFs, talks, and posters) is February 22. Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28. The deadline for uploading resumes is March 22.

All submissions should be via Easy Chair. There is a simple process to create an Easy Chair account.
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For posters, birds of a feather, and lightning talks, submit a title, abstract and keywords in plain text. On all submissions, include the type of submission at the beginning of your title (e.g., "BoF: Writing good resumes" or "Poster: Benefits of a Summer internship" or "Paper: Benefits and Limitations of Software Contracts").

If submitting a paper, please include a title, abstract, keywords and the paper. Papers must be submitted in PDF format; papers should be created using this Word template.

Submit resumes to be shared with recruiters at the career fair as PDF files using the Paper upload button. Use "Resume" as the title.