Call for Proposals for the

2017 ArabWIC 5th Annual International conference 

on Arab Women in Computing 

Research/Technical Track

August 10-12, 2017

We are delighted to announce the Call for Participation for the 5th International Conference on Women in Computing in the Arab World 2017 Research Track.   The ArabWIC 2017 conference technical research track invites innovative and inspiring research papers and technical presentation abstracts from all areas of computer science,  computer engineering, and any technology related fields. The goal of this track is to provide a forum for attendees in the broad fields of computer science to learn and interact on the latest trends, research, technical challenges, innovations, cutting-edge techniques, strategies, and best practices in the hot fields of computer science. Topics include but are not limited to:
  • Software Engineering fundamentals and practices
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Cloud. Distributed and Agile computing
  • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning  and cognitive computing
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Social Computing
  • Internet of Things/ Wearable Technologies
  • Mobile Computing
  • Security and Privacy
  • Gaming and Computer Graphics
  • Data Science / Big Data
  • Human Computer Interactions (HCI) and Accessibility Research
  • Semantic Web, Information systems, Data and knowledge management
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computing
  • Applications in E-government, E-commerce, E-Health, etc.
  • Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
  • And any other area related to Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Preference will be given to new or previously published work that present cutting-edge research and technology innovations, novel approaches and fresh perspectives. Any theoretical, conceptual, or survey of state of the art contributions are also welcome.  We will publish proceedings on our website but will give speakers the option to opt out of proceeding as they may want to publish their work in specialized journals while allowing these top scholars to showcase their current research at our conference without worrying about double publication. This is a competitive track with a limited number of slots.

Important Deadlines:

  • Submissions are now closed!

Submission Formats:

Research Panels Proposals

Panels take the form of a live discussions discussion about a specific topic relevant to the audience amongst a selected group of panelists who are subject matter experts in the topic being discussed. We urge submissions of panels about trending research technology topics and career related topics that touch and affect closely several aspects of women in computing in the Arab World. Panels typically take the form of a short introduction of the panel, followed by an interactive dialogue among the panelists and the audience members. We encourage a highly diverse, cross-organizational or interdisciplinary panels.   Number of panelists: Panels can have up to five panelists, including the moderator. Panels with diverse organizations and perspectives are highly encourage and have the biggest chances of being accepted. Duration of the Panel Presentation Time: 60 mins Submission Template: Use the Grace Hopper Conference Panel Starter Template to help you get started. Check these successful examples from GHC conference: The Technical Panel Example and Career Panel Example. The yellow call-outs are tips that can help guide you. You need to submit:  70 word abstract. Maximum 3 page proposal using a minimum of 10 pt type.  

Research Papers

Original research papers describing a technical problem being addressed, the approach used, the experimental procedures and validation steps followed, related technical work, and concluding remarks. At least 30% of the research paper material should be original work that has not been published in previous conferences or proceedings. Duration of the Research Paper Presentation Time: 30 mins Submission Template: Submit research papers in pdf format, two column format, no longer than 8 pages using a 10 point font. The page limit includes everything except for references, for which there is no limit. The use of color is acceptable, but the paper should be easily readable if viewed or printed in grayscale. It is highly recommended to follow the general ACM SIG template. The following link provides both latex and word templates:

Student Poster Presentations

Student poster proposals may describe applied, theoretical research, and industrial case studies that is completed or ongoing by students. The posters will be presented during the conference poster sessions. Each poster may include a team of up to three students and submissions require a faculty sponsor. Sponsors should be a mentor or other faculty member familiar with the quality of your work and its contribution to the field. You need to submit: A poster title, poster abstract of no more than 100 words, Faculty sponsor name, email and affiliation, and students names and affiliations.

Research Track Committee

Research Track Chairs:
  • Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui, ArabWIC Co-Chair, Research Scientist, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York
  • Dr. Dalila Chiadmi, Full Professor at the Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs, Med V University Rabat, Morocco
View the Conference Committee