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2012 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Opens Call for Participation

Program Theme: "Beyond Boundaries"

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/31/12 -- The 3rd Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India has opened its Call for Participation. The annual conference, presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and ACM-India, will take place from December 12-14, 2012 at the Lalik Ashok Hotel, Bangalore, India. The theme "Beyond Boundaries" recognizes that technical women need to work together crossing geographical, corporate and role boundaries to become empowered and inspired as one community. Submissions are encouraged that explore all kinds of boundaries encountered in technology. The submission deadline for Session Tracks and Poster Abstracts is August 30, 2012.

The Grace Hopper Celebration is designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering. The technical conference features well known keynote speakers, panels, workshops, technical posters, birds of a feather sessions and an Awards Celebration.

Submissions on both technical and professional topics are encouraged. The Grace Hopper Conference committee is requesting submissions that reflect the conference theme "Beyond Boundaries" in the areas of innovation within a company, from academia, or from individual contributors. Technical submissions that cross disciplines and other boundaries are encouraged. Track topics are Technical, Early Career and Academia, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Unleash the Power Within. Track submissions can be workshops, presentations, birds of a feather sessions and panels. Poster submissions can cover any technical computing field.

Sponsors of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to-date include Founding Partner Google; Gold Sponsors Cisco, Microsoft and NetApp; Silver Sponsor ACM India, CA Technologies, Symantec and Thomson Reuters; and Bronze Sponsors HP, Juniper Networks, ThoughtWorks, VMware and Yahoo! Additional conference sponsors include Intel and ACM India.

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Sponsorships are now available. For more information go to www.gracehopper.in.

About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI)
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, Amazon, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Broadcom, Neustar, Raytheon, and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org

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