ACM-W India Workshop, ARCS Symposium and Annual Event, 10-13 February 2021: Call for Participation

January 25, 2021

We extend a warm invitation to three key events of the ACM India Council, representing and celebrating some of the best contributions to computing from across the world and India. The events will be fully virtual. Registration is free but mandatory, and the virtual link will be provided upon registering.

ACM-W India Workshop, 10 February
The ACM-W India Workshop on 10 February (Wednesday), with the theme “Women in Computer Science and Research", creates a platform for the sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences, thereby facilitating the career growth of women in computing. It provides an opportunity for the participants to interact with experienced researchers from academia and industry across the globe, apart from getting to listen to distinguished speakers. The event highlight is a keynote address by the winner of ACM India Outstanding Contributions in Computing by a Woman Award 2020.

ARCS Symposium, 11 to 12 February
The 15th Academic Research and Careers for Students (ARCS) Symposium 2021 will take place on 11 and 12 February (Thursday and Friday). In ARCS (formerly called IRISS), research scholars in Computer Science and allied areas showcase their recently published work to a conclave of researchers and potential employers from academia and industry. Apart from 14 full papers, 9 short papers, and 13 posters, the two-day symposium hosts several invited talks (keynote address, early career researchers, Early Career Researcher awardees, and Doctoral Dissertation awardees), a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion, an institutional awareness panel, and virtual competitions. There will also be several breaks that allow for virtual interactions with fellow participants from both academia and industry.

ACM India Annual Event, 13 February
The flagship Annual Event of ACM India will be held on 13 February (Saturday). It features a star-studded line-up of sessions comprising live conversation with Edwin Catmull (2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award) and keynote talks by Amanda Randles (2017 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award), Kurt Mehlhorn (2010 ACM Paris Kanellakis Award) and Milind Sohoni (former Head, CTARA, IIT Bombay). The distinguished guests include ACM President Gabriele Kotsis, ACM CEO Vicki Hanson and ACM COO Pat Ryan. The program will conclude with status reports on ACM and ACM India, followed by the eagerly awaited ACM India Annual Awards Function, where the winners of the prestigious ACM India awards will be felicitated for their outstanding achievements.