Call for Contributions 2020– an Invitation to all Women Experts!

From August 10 to 22, 2020 the University of Bremen in Germany will host the 23rd Informatica Feminale, the International Summer University for Women in Informatics / Computer Science.
The Call for Contributions 2020 is open: course offers can be submitted until February 17, 2020.

Every year, Informatica Feminale offers compact teaching in Informatics / Computer Science for women students of all types of universities and colleges as well as for women professionals interested in further training.
Computer scientists and women working interdisciplinarily are cordially invited to develop and submit course offerings. Topics from the broad field of Computer Science, ICT, and Informatics are welcome: theoretical, practical, technical or applied computing. We invite scientists, to take the summer university as a test field for new teaching formats and to get experience with highly engaged and interested participants. Additionally, a special focus program will be arranged. We also invite lecturers with course offers on career topics.
The Informatica Feminale is part of the regular course offerings of Bremen University so that teaching assignments can be given to women lecturers. We are especially looking for international lecturers. Course offerings in German and in English are welcome!

The women´s network Informatica Feminale and its sister Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni are a place to exchange about technical and social developments, which we meet in our every-day life and which are designed by ourselves as technical experts.

Focus 2020 – Boundaries of the Body
(Women’s) Bodies are sites of technological developments. Boundaries and limits become increasingly blurred: either through the optimization of health parameters, or the digital and technical enhancement of the body, up to unregulated collection of body-related data, and the bodies suffering the consequences of technology-based warfare. The Summer University 2020 wants to give space and time for critical reflections and highly welcomes experimental debates on the relations of technological knowledge and developments in societies. We especially invite teaching offers, which deal with applications of technical know-how in spaces for work and life (for example within care, education, health, food, household, mobility, social networking, publicity, sports, militarization, etc.) from feminist perspectives.
Submissions for courses, panels, workshops, and talks on topics such as gender, equality, technology and ethics are highly welcome.

Companies with gender sensible organizational concepts and successful personal management strategies to promote women engineers to a broad spectrum of leading positions are invited to present their best practices to the participants of Informatica Feminale.
For human resources managers we are particullarly pointing out that, during the whole summer school there will be plenty of opportunities to sponsor and to get in touch with graduates.

For the Summer University for Women in Informatics 2020 we cordially invite women students of all types of universities and colleges as well as women professionals interested in further training from all over the world! You will experience three weeks of professional studies and establish a network with women having manifold backgrounds in a friendly and stimulating environment at the University of Bremen.

Hint:
In parallel to the Informatica Feminale, we will organize the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni, the Summer University for Women in Engineering. Your are invited to submit your course also there.
>Call for Contributions for the Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni.

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