Women in Computability Workshop

Organisers: Paola Bonizzoni, Alexandra Carbone, Hélia Guerra, and Elvira Mayordomo

Women in Computer Science and Mathematics face particular challenges in pursuing and maintaining academic and scientific careers. Women are significantly underrepresented at all levels of the academic pipeline, while the very few female students involved in Computing and Mathematical Research need to be aware of their talent and role in the scientific community. Indeed, the scarcity of senior women academicians produces the lack of critical information about the culture and content required for pursuing careers in the mathematical sciences.

The Women in Computability workshop aims to bring together women in Computing and Mathematical research to present and exchange their academic and scientific experience with young researchers. The meeting will offer the CIE scientific community the opportunity to encourage young students, especially young female researchers, to have active careers in the mathematical and computational sciences. The CIE community will also discuss on the status of women in Computability research.

Programme

Mentorship Programme

The mentorship programme allows junior female researchers to meet senior women in their field, discuss career issues with them and get their support. Junior female researchers who wish to participate in this programme will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the conference with whom they will meet several times, including a dinner invitation with other junior researchers and the mentors. We hope that the ties between mentor and mentee will be strong enough to allow continued discussions after the CiE conference.

Childcare Programme

The added difficulties of combining family planning and a research career are often considered an obstacle for the improvement of female representation in some fields. In order to deal with this, we want to make it easy for participants to bring their young children to CiE conferences by providing childcare for them. If you would like to have childcare at CiE 2010, please contact Hélia Guerra as soon as possible for further arrangements.