Sunday March 4, 2012

By Invitiation Only

Location: NYUAD Downtown Campus (DTC)

TimeTitle
9:00 am - 9:30 amCoffee & Registration
Wecome Center
9:30 am - 9:50 amOpening Remarks and Welcome

Fabio Piano
, Provost of New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science, NYUAD, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Associate Faculty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, New York. UAE and USA
9:50 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Speaker

International Women in Computing Organizations' experience, leadership and collaboration

Deanna Kosaraju, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, USA

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session I: Academic Track (Panel 1)

Female Faculty and Researchers from the Arab World Discuss Representation, Opportunities Panel Presentations

Moderator: Dima Jamali, American University of Beirut

Marianne Amir Azer, Women in Computing in Egypt
Assistant Professor, National Telecommunication Institute and Nile University and Nile University, Egypt

Shayma Alkobaisi, Women in Computing in the UAE
Assistant Professor Faculty, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Sahar Idwan, Women in Computing in Jordan
Assistant Professor and Director of e-Learning Center at the Hashemite University, Jordan

Masun Nabhan Homsi, Women in Computing in Syria
Lecturer of Computer Science at Aleppo University and member of Syrian Computer Society, Syria

11:40 am - 11:50 am
Break & Refreshments
11:50 pm - 12:50 pm





Session I:  Academic Panel Continues

Amir F. Zeid, Gender Issues in Computing in Kuwait
Assistant Professor, Program Lead of Computer Science and Information Systems at American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

Amany Al Shawi, Women in Computing in Saudi Arabia
IT Researcher, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Najla Alraway Alnaqbi, Educational Technology Expert and Program Manager of Strategic Planning & Special Projects, at the Office of Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Fatima K. Abu Salem, Higher Education and Research in the Mathematical Sciences: A Political and Gender-based Perspective from the Middle East
Associate Professor of Computer Science at American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Dalila Loudyi, Academic Female Representation in Computer Sciences in Morocco: University Example
Professor at University Hassan II Mohammedia, Morocco

12:50pm - 1:00 pmBreak & Refreshments
1:00pm - 1:50pm

Session II: Panel Presentations

Applying CS and Technology for the Social Good
(Trends in Academia and Industry)

Alice Bonhomme-Biais, Using Technology to Mitigate Crises Caused by Natural Disaster
Senior Software Engineer at Google, USA

Sekna Khanafer, Microsoft Middle East Outreach Programs for Social Good
Academic Developer Lead, Developer & Platform Technologies at Microsoft Gulf, UAE

Sana Odeh, Social Good Trends in Academia
New York University Abu Dhabi and Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, USA and UAE

1:50pm - 2:50pm Lunch
2:50pm - 4:50pm

Session III: Presentational Panel

Innovation in Computer Science Research Panel Presentations

Moderator:
Rachida Dssouli, Software Systems: Research Challenges
Professor and Associate Director at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Bouchra Bouqata, GE Global Research, USA

Dalila Chiadmi, Semantic Interoperability and Integration
Computer Engineering Department SIR Laboratory, Mohammed V University of Agdal, Morocco

Mona Nasr, Intelligent E-Learning System using an Integration between Cloud Computing and Computing Web 3.0
Assistant professor at the department of information systems, faculty of computers and Information, at Helwan University, Egypt

Leila Mokhnache, Artificial Intelligence for Diagnostic Systems Insulations in Power System Insulation
Professor at University of Batna, Algeria

Dalila Loudyi, Environmental Information Technology: Research Opportunities
Faculty of Science and Technology at University Hassan II – Mohammedia, Casablanca, Morocco

Zaia Alimazighi, Requirement Engineering in Inter-Organizational Information Systems
Dean and Professor at the university of Science and Technology - Houari Boumediene, Algeria

Maha El Choubassi, 3D Mobile Augmented Reality in Urban Sciences
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Dalila Chiadmi, Semantic Data Integration
Computer Engineering Department SIR Laboratory, Mohammed V University of Agdal, Morocco

5:00pm - 5:10pm Break & Refreshments
5:10 pm - 6:30 pm

Session IV: World Panel Presentations

Women Entrepreneurship in the Arab World

Moderator:
Salwa Katkhuda, Oasis500: Accelerating Tech Start-ups in the Middle East
Investment Manager at Oasis 500 Venture Capital Fund, Jordan

Noor A. Al-Abdulkarim, Women Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia
Support Program Manager for Badir Technology Entrepreneurship, Saudi Arabia

Manar Abu Talib and May El Barachi, Women Entrepreneurship in the UAE
Assistant Professor at College of Information Technology, Zayed University, UAE

Rama Chakaki, A Vision: Women Entrepreneurship in the Arab World
Founder & CEO of Baraka Ventures, UAE

May Habib, Founder and CEO of Qordoba startup, UAE

Sunday March 5, 2012

By Invitiation Only

Location: NYUAD Downtown Campus (DTC)

TimeTitle
8:30 am - 9:00 amCoffee & Registration
Wecome Center
9:00 am - 11:00 amSession V: Panel Presentations

The International Experience for Women in Computing: Opportunities, Challenges, And Collaboration

Moderaator:
Sana Odeh, Gender Gap in Computer Science in the US
Affiliated Faculty of Computer Science, NYUAD, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Associate Faculty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, NYU, New York. UAE and USA

Rachida Dssouli, Female Students: a Minority in Computer Science Programs in Canada
Professor and Associate Director at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Bouchra Bouqata, Women in Computing: Research Challenges and Opportunities
GE Global Research, USA

Taghrid Samak, Early Career in Academia
Postdoctoral Fellow for Computational Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Alice Bonhomme-Biais, Women in Computing at Google
Senior Software Engineer at Google, USA

Hannah Brückner, Leaky Pipelines, Revolving Doors, Glass Ceilings and Mommy Tracks: Gendered Outcomes in the Academy
Yale and Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, USA

11:30am - 11:45am
Break & Refreshments
11:45am - 1:30pm
Session VI: Panel Presentations

Professional Tech Women from the Arab World

Moderator:
Sukaina Al Nasrawi, Associate Social Affairs Officer, ESCWA Centre for Women
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)

Maisoun Ibrahim, Tech Women in Computing in Palestine
Director General of Information & Communication Technology at the Office of Palestinian President and Recipient of TechWomen Change Agent Scholars Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing in the US. Palestine

Waha Jaser, Tech Women in Computing in UAE
Senior Technical Account Manager at Microsoft Gulf Services, UAE

Hania Gati, Tech Women in Computing in Algeria
Lead Developer at LVSC Mediterranee and Recipient of TechWomen Change Agent Scholars Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing in the US. Algeria

Reham Nasser, Tech Women in Computing in Egypt
Software Support Team at Hewlett Packard and Recipient of TechWomen Change Agent Scholars Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing in the US. Egypt

Rania Hadi, Tech Women in Computing at Google Middle East
Google Outreach Manager, MENA Region, UAE
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lunch
2:30pm - 3:30 pm





Session VIII: Round Table Discussion

Prospective Plans to do a Study on Women in Computing in the Arab World During Next Year (2013)

Sana Odeh, New York University Abu Dhabi and Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, USA and UAE

Noor Ghazal Aswad, Junior Programme Officer at the International Renewable Energy Agency and Graduate of Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE

Amir F. Zeid, Assistant Professor, Program Lead of Computer Science and Information Systems at American University of Kuwait, Kuwait

Dima Jamali, Chairperson Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Track at American University of Beirut, Lebanon
3:30pm - 4:30pmSession IX: Round Table Discussion

Creating an Organization for Arab Women in Computing

Sana Odeh, New York University Abu Dhabi and Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, USA and UAE

Deanna Kosaraju, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, USA

Rachida Dssouli, Professor and Associate Director at Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Canada

Bouchra Bouqata, GE Global Research, USA

Fatima K. Abu Salem, Associate Professor of Computer Science at American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Masun Nabhan Homsi, Lecturer of Computer Science at Aleppo University and member of Syrian Computer Society, Syria

Dalila Chiadmi, Computer Engineering Department SIR Laboratory, Mohammed V University of Agdal, Morocco

Maisoun Ibrahim, Assistant Director General of Information & Communication Technology at the Office of Palestinian President and Recipient of TechWomen Change Agent Scholars Award at the 2011 Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing in the US. Palestine

Marianne Amir Azer, Assistant Professor, National Telecommunication Institute and Nile University and Nile University, Egypt