The Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing (RMCWiC) will bring together students, faculty, and technology leaders from across Colorado and neighboring states to discuss the role of women in today's computing fields, share experiences and strategies for success, and explore issues common to women working in these fields. It will be held November 1-2, 2012 at the Marriott in Fort Collins, CO. If you are interested in volunteering to help organize RMCWiC, please send email to Michelle Strout at

Submissions for RMCWiC will be due September 21, 2012, EXTENDED to Sept 24th. We encourage you to submit a 6 page paper about research or project you have done, a 1 page poster description, and/or a 1 page Birds of a Feather proposal.

Attend the Conference 
RegisterEarly registration deadline is October 10th.
Apply for a scholarshipby October 5th to be considered for hotel assistance, by October 27th otherwise
Spend the night (free for students) Must email request
Papers (open to students and all attendees)   by September 21, 2012, EXTENDED to Sept 24th
Posters (open to students and all attendees)   by September 21, 2012, EXTENDED to Sept 24th
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions (open to all attendees)by September 21, 2012, EXTENDED to Sept 24th
Submission details 


You should attend if you are interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of computing careers or in advancing technology through broader representation of women. We encourage undergraduate and graduate students with interests in computing to attend and also to submit work in the appropriate categories below. We invite faculty and computing professional leaders to come meet and mentor the next generation of computing professionals.

Special Call for Faculty and Professional Leaders: We need faculty from higher education as well as computing professionals who are willing to share their experiences, expertise and advice with the next generation. Appropriate avenues include giving  organizing a BoF session, staffing information tables, and engaging in informal discussions with students throughout the conference


Scholarships for Non-profit Representatives: Representatives of non-profit organizations (excluding students) may apply for $150 registration fee scholarships. The request for a scholarship should include one paragraph on how your attendance at this conference would benefit you or your institution. Questions about scholarships and all scholarship applications should be directed to mstrout@CS.ColoState.EDU.  Scholarship applications are due by October 5, 2012 to be considered for hotel assistance or Oct 27th otherwise. To ensure correct payment, we suggest delaying registration until you've heard about your scholarship application. We recommend, however, that you reserve your hotel room before the Wednesday, October 10, 2012 room block deadline.


Professionals without scholarship:
   $250 Early registration fee through October 10, 2012
   $275 Late registration fee starting October 11, 2012

Non-profit professionals with scholarship (see above):
   $100 Early registration fee through October 10, 2012
   $125 Late registration fee starting October 11, 2012

     $30 Early registration student fee through October 10, 2012
     $40 Late registration student fee starting October 11, 2012

Registration fee includes:
     Reception and dinner on Thursday, November 1
     Breakfast and lunch on Friday, November 2
     Housing is provided for students for Thursday, November 1st

Faculty and other professionals: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Faculty can also pay student registration fees at this link by registering a group. Non-profit professionals with scholarships should register with the access code that will be emailed to you.

Students Sponsored by Faculty: If a faculty member is paying your registration fee, please provide your information and lodging request at the REGISTRATION WEBSITE. You can sign into the registration website using your email address and the corresponding password that the faculty member created for you when paying your registration fee.

Unsponsored Students: If you are paying your own registration fee, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. See below for hotel information.


Housing (double occupancy) is provided on Thursday, November 1 for all students who register by 11:59 pm on October 10.  Housing for late student registrants will be provided on a space available basis.

**NOTICE** Hotel requests made by any student (sponsored or unsponsored) after the October 10th deadline will be accommodated on a space available basis. If you request a room after the deadline, please also notify us at to be sure that you are considered for a late room request.


RMCWiC 2012 welcomes papers from students and any other attendees on any topic in computer science, including topics that are technical, focused on women in computing, and/or highlight social/ethical issues. All submissions will be lightly reviewed. Our goal is to mentor young researchers and to help students gain confidence in the publication process. Selected papers will be presented at the conference in a lecture format involving 15 minutes for the oral presentation with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. All suitable papers will be published in an electronic Proceedings of RMCWiC 2012. Papers should be from 2 to 6 pages in length including text, figures, and references.


Students and others are encouraged to submit posters on research, class projects, and work-in-progress. The poster reception will give students the opportunity to discuss their work with conference attendees in an informal setting. Submit a poster abstract of no more than one page summarizing the key idea of your poster. Poster abstracts will be lightly reviewed. Our goal is to help students gain confidence in discussing their work. All suitable poster abstracts will be published in an electronic Proceedings of RMCWiC 2012. Posters should be no larger than 36x48.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of Feather (BoF) sessions are informal discussion groups on specific topics of interest. Attendees split into small groups to discuss specific technical or social topics that interest them. Suitable topics for discussion include anything related to computing: careers, education, challenges, student organizations, or a variety of other topics. BoF sessions may be organized by one or more students, faculty, and industry professionals. Submit a brief proposal of no more than one page describing the discussion topic and listing the name(s) and affiliations(s) of the organizer(s). BoF session proposals will be reviewed; due to limited space, only the top BoF proposals will be accepted. Our goal is to engender a lively exchange of ideas and foster a sense of community and mutual support.  See the submission details for more information.


Submission Web Site

Both single and multiple-authored submissions are encouraged. Submission details are at the bottom of this page. You may also want to review the program from CCWIC 10 for ideas.

Deadline for paper, poster, and BoF topics submissions is Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:59 pm, EXTENDED to Monday, September 24, 2012.

Notification of acceptance will be made by Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

All submissions should be made via the HotCRP site.

We prefer that papers be submitted in pdf format; however, papers in Word format are also acceptable. Papers should be formatted using this Word template. For papers you could also use the two column IEEE latex style (  All other submissions may be submitted as plain text, as a Word document, or as a pdf file.  Both the BOF and the poster abstract are just a single page with a title and author.

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