Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
CiE-CS: Elsevier Women in Computability Programme
The conference series Computability in Europe aims at increasing the representation of female researchers in the computability community by their programme Women in Computability (WiC) currently funded by the publisher Elsevier.
Support instruments. The WiC programme supports female researchers by travel grants, a mentorship programme and an annual WiC workshop.
  1. Travel grants. Every year, WiC offers a number of modest travel grants for junior female researchers to attend the CiE conferences. Details about this grant (including information about how to apply and deadlines) can be found on the webpages of the individual conferences.
  2. Mentorship programme. During the CiE conferences we are teaming up junior female researchers with more senior researchers, giving them an opportunity to learn from experience and develop a network.
  3. WiC Workshop. Every year, we have a WiC workshop at the CiE conferences during which senior female researchers give a personal account of their careers. After the workshop, all speakers, mentors, and mentees are invited to an informal dinner.

For more information about the programme as a whole, please contact the chair of the Steering Committee. For more information about the programme at an individual CiE conference, please check the conference website and contact the WiC organizer listed there.

History of the programme. The programme Women in Computability started in 2007, sponsored by the Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). From 2008 to 2010, the programme was funded by a grant entitled Increasing representation of female researchers in the computability community by the Elsevier Foundation. Since 2011, it is funded by the publisher Elsevier.

WiC Organizer(s) Workshop Speakers Mentors Grantees
2007 Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
Elvira Mayordomo Cámara (Zaragoza)
Anne Condon (Vancouver BC)
Serena Dinelli (Milan)
Natasha Jonoska (Tampa FL)
Carmen Leccardi (Milan)
2008 Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
Elvira Mayordomo Cámara (Zaragoza)
Alessandra Carbone (Paris)
Antonina Kolokolova (St. John's NL)
Alessandra Carbone (Paris)
Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest)
Antonina Kolokolova (St. John's NL)
2009 Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
Elvira Mayordomo Cámara (Zaragoza)
Christel Baier (Dresden)
Julia Knight (Notre Dame IN)
Christel Baier (Dresden)
Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest)
Julia Knight (Notre Dame IN)
Guénola Drillon (Paris)
Ekaterina Komendantskaya (Dundee)
Sara Quinn (Notre Dame IN)
Alla Sirokofskich (Athens)
Monika Steinová (Zürich)
2010 Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
Alessandra Carbone (Paris)
Hélia Guerra (Ponta Delgada)
Elvira Mayordomo Cámara (Zaragoza)
Sara Negri (Helsinki)
Toniann Pitassi (Toronto ON)
Hannah Bast (Freiburg)
Natasha Jonoska (Tampa FL)
Sara Negri (Helsinki)
Ekaterina Komendantskaya (Dundee)
Karen Lange (Notre Dame IN)
Kristina Liefke (Tilburg)
Padmavati Metta (Durg)
Sara Quinn (Evanston IL)
Sara L. Uckelman (Amsterdam)
Regina Tukhbatullina (Novosibirsk)
2011 Mariya Soskova (Sofia) Çiğdem Gencer (Istanbul)
Valentina Harizanov (Washington DC)
Alexandra Shlapentokh (Greenville NC)
Valentina Harizanov (Washington DC)
Julia Knight (Notre Dame IN)
Alexandra Shlapentokh (Greenville NC)
Daniela Genova
Irina Georgescu
Caroline Rogers
Rebecca Steiner (New York NY)
Linda Brown Westrick
2012 Mariya Soskova (Sofia) Dorit Aharonov (Jerusalem)
Lenore Blum (Pittsburgh PA)
Ann Copestake (Cambridge)

Bahareh Afshari (Edinburgh)
Ilayda Ateş (Istanbul)
Catrin Campbell-Moore (Oxford)
Simona De Nicola (Bologna)
Rebecca Steiner (New York NY)
Darya Verveyko
2013 Mariya Soskova (Sofia) Laxmi Parida (Yorktown Heights NY)
Liesbeth De Mol (Gent)

Katharine Barr (Leeds)
Daniela Genova (Jacksonville FL)
Lisha Li (Berkeley CA)
Velislava Stoykova (Sofia)