MOTIVATION

ICT is pervasively influencing all human activities. In this context, more and more people of any age, gender and culture is exposed to such technologies and has to acquire some ability and skill in this context. For reasons that are still being studied, the engagement of genders with ICT is not uniform. This gap is occurring at all levels and it is evident, for instance, in the small percentage of women covering top positions in professional and academic activities in the field. At the same time, the community is realising that diversity, when it does not assume the negative aspects of discrimination, plays a key role to a successful and competitive context for software development and research. Such diversity is not only related to gender aspects but refers also to the combination of culture, religion and geographical distribution.

In this context, the purpose of this ICSE 2022 workshop is to discuss about the role, difficulties and opportunities concerning people of different gender in the field of software engineering, in research, education and industry. The workshop will include some invited speeches from experts in the areas mentioned above, the presentation of accepted position papers and open discussion sessions. A joint publication will be planned at the end of the workshop to make the community aware of our findings.

SPONSOR

The workshop is sponsored by COST Action 19122 EUGAIN and as an ICSE workshop, by Association of Computing Machinery, ACM SIGSOFT, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Council on Software Engineering.

We are looking for additional sponsors. Contact letizia.jaccheri@ntnu.no if you are a company or institution interested in sponsoring the workshop.

FREE REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY

EUGAIN is sponsoring the GE@ICSE 2022 workshop by offering a free registration both to the workshop and to ICSE to three PhD students coming from ITC countries. To assign this registration, we are seeking applications by PhD students studying computer science/software engineering in a PhD curriculum. Applicants should be interested in gender issues and should be willing to participate and act as rapporteur in the workshop. The selection process will be based on the CV of the applicants. We will weigh the research achievements and the seniority of each applicant.

Applications should be sent by May 5th 2022 to letizia.jaccheri@ntnu.no, with the following subject: [GE@ICSE2022: application for the scholarship]. Feedbacks will be sent by May 8th. Should the selected student be already registered to ICSE and/or the workshop, she will be refunded by the ICSE organization on the same credit card used to pay the registration.

IMPORTANT DATES


    Paper Submission Deadline: 21 January 2022
    Paper Acceptance Notification: 25 February 2022
    Paper Camera ready: 18 March 2022
    Workshop: 20 May 2022