Grace hoppt wieder

Die internationale Frauen-Informatik-Konferenz schlägt schon mal Wellen: "Making Waves"

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Save the Date!
October 3-7, 2006
San Diego, California

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2006 is the sixth in a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today’s technology fields.

Past Grace Hopper Celebrations have resulted in collaborative proposals, networking, mentoring, and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing. This year’s theme is Making Waves.

2006 Keynote Speakers

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.
President, Princeton University

Sally K. Ride, Ph.D.
Former NASA Astronaut and the first American woman in space
President and CEO, Sally Ride Science
Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego

Helen Greiner
Co-founder and chairman of the board, iRobot Corp.

Call for Participation

Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference: Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference (October 4-7, 2006 San Diego, CA, USA).

The largest gathering of women in computing in the world, the Grace
Hopper Celebration is a technical conference featuring invited keynote and
technical speakers, panels, workshops, new investigator technical papers,
PhD forums, technical posters, birds of a feather sessions (BOFs) and the
ACM Student Research Competition.

Making Waves

This year’s theme, Making Waves, recognizes and celebrates the
significant role women have in the creation, use and leadership of
computing and technology.

Submissions on both technical and professional topics are welcomed.
The Grace Hopper Program Committee encourages technical submissions that
cross disciplines and other boundaries. Deadlines vary by type of
submission, with the first on March 15, 2006.


  • PhD Forum – March 15, 2006 deadline
  • Panels, Workshops, and Presentations – March 15, 2006 deadline
  • Technical Posters – March 15, 2006 deadline
  • ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) – March 15, 2006 deadline
  • Birds of a Feather Sessions (BOFs) – May 1, 2006 deadline
  • New Investigator Technical Papers – March 15, 2006 deadline

More information, requirements and deadlines for submission can be
found online: Call for Participation.

Call for Participation

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2006 Keynote Speakers

Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D

Shirley M. Tilghman was elected Princeton University’s 19th president. An exceptional teacher and a world-renowned scholar and leader in the field of molecular biology. Tilghman received her Honors B.Sc. in chemistry from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After secondary school teaching in Sierra Leone, West Africa, she obtained her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is renowned for her pioneering research in mammalian developmental genetics, for her national leadership on behalf of women in science and for promoting efforts to make the early careers of young scientists as meaningful and productive as possible.

Tilghman chaired Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology, which encourages the teaching of science and technology to students outside the sciences, and she received Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She initiated the Princeton Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, a program across all the science and engineering disciplines that brings postdoctoral students to Princeton each year to gain experience in both research and teaching. Tilghman was one of five winners of the L’Oréal-UNESCO international For Women in Science Award, and the following year received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Developmental Biology. Tilghman is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the Royal Society of London. She serves as a Trustee of The Jackson Laboratory and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Sally K. Ride, Ph.D

Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., a former NASA Astronaut and the first American woman in space [Wow! Anm. d. Red.], is the President and CEO of Sally Ride Science, and a Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego (currently on leave). Sally Ride Science is a company dedicated to supporting girls‘ interests in math, science and technology. The company creates programs and publications for girls that engage them and encourage their interests.

Dr. Ride joined the faculty at UCSD as a Professor of Physics and Director of the University of California’s California Space Institute. She founded her own company, Sally Ride Science, to pursue her long-time passion: motivating girls and young women to pursue careers in science, math and technology [I want to get to know her! Anm. d. Red.]. Long an advocate for improved science education, Dr Ride has written five science books for children: To Space and Back; Voyager; The Third Planet; The Mystery of Mars and Exploring Our Solar System. She has also initiated and directed education projects designed to fuel middle school students‘ fascination with science.


Helen Greiner

Helen Greiner is co-founder and chairman of the board of iRobot Corp. Selected from entrants across New England, she was cited for her experience, expertise and innovation. She has also been honored as a Technology Review Magazine "Innovator for the Next Century", invited to the World Economic Forums as a Global Leader of Tomorrow, and has been awarded the prestigious DEMO God Award at the DEMO Conference. Her experience in robotic technology includes work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory


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