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The Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) is undertaking an initiative called Women in Computing headed by Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas in coordination with the ACM-WiC http://women.acm.org/ to encourage the enrollment and eventual, completion of computing degrees among women in the country and hopefully, in the ASEAN region.

The WiC celebration is usually held as a pre-conference event during the annual professional meeting of the Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP) called the Philippine Computing Science Congress (PCSC).  https://women.acm.org/celebrations

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5th ACM Women in Computing-Philippines Celebration 2018

5th ACM WiC-Ph Celebration 2018!


To be held at: the AVP 3/F Grand Crystal Hall, Legazpi City. Imelda Roces Avenue, Legazpi City, 4500

Organized by: Bicol University, Legazpi City

November 24, 2018 

https://sites.google.com/site/roxasreo/home/community-engagement/wic

https://women.acm.org/2018-2019-celebrations/

Organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines – Special Interest Group on Women in Computing (through the ACM WiC), National University (NU), and Bicol University (BU).

The ACM Women in Computing-Philippines Celebration (ACM WiC-Ph Celebration) 2018 will take place on November 24, 2018 at Bicol University, Legazpi City.  The theme for ACM WiC-Ph Celebration 2018 is Technological Innovation for Disaster - women researchers will be brought together from academia and industry to freely share their ideas and opinions on the emerging technologies and issues in Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), and Information Systems (IS).

Relevant topics include but not limited to the following areas:

Computer Science

Information Technology/Information System

Algorithm Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Computational Intelligence
Image Processing
Natural Language Processing

Computer Vision
Human Computer Interaction
Software Engineering
Data Mining
Knowledge Management and & Decision Making

Communications and Networks

Firewalls, Internet and Cyber Security
Information Management
E-Commerce

E-Government
E-Learning
Games and Simulations
Internet of Things
Management Information Systems
Image and Data Security
Digital Arts and Multi-Media

Robotics

Emerging Technologies and Applications

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: August 25, 2018 (08:00 pm GMT) extended to Sept 8 September 15

Acceptance Notification: September 22, 2018 September 29

Camera Ready and Early Bird: October 06, 2018 October 13  October 20


PAPER SUBMISSION

Short papers

Submissions may be a preliminary works describing the challenges and opportunities faced by the researchers in the topics covered.  Short papers should follow the two-column ACM format and may consist of two (2) pages to four (4) pages of content, including references and appendices.  The first author must be female.

Format

Authors must use the template (letter size) available at:  https://www.acm.org/binaries/content/assets/publications/article-templates/pubform.docx

No page number should appear in the paper.  Submissions will be judged based on relevance, technical strength, significance and opportunities, and interest to the attendees. As the reviewing will be blind, authors must not indicate their names and affiliations in the papers. 

Papers must be submitted through the Easy Chair Conference System: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmwicph2018

URL: https://sites.google.com/site/roxasreo/home/community-engagement/wic

Accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM

 

08:00–08:30

Registration

08:30–09:00

Doxology and National Anthem

Welcome Remarks, Dr. Arnulfo M. Mascarinas, President, Bicol University

Opening Remarks, Dr Rachel Edita O. Roxas, 5th ACM WiC Celebration, Philippines

                                also Vice President for Academics, National University, Philippines

09:00–10:00

Keynote Speech

The Power of Data in the Dynamics of the Computing Age

We live in a fast-paced, rapidly changing world fueled by technological advancements. The rise of new technology completely changed the landscape of society, culture and politics. And at the heart of all the advancements that shape the world and its events is ‘data.’

Award-winning Data Scientist and CEO of Layertech Software Labs, Inc. Frei Sangil will talk about how data is being used by companies, governments, organizations, and individuals to gain edge at the modern world, solve society’s most pressing challenges, including both the possibilities and risks of collecting, analyzing, and harnessing the power data.  

  Frei Sangil, Layer Tech Lab

10:00–10:30

Morning Break and Group Photo/Online ACM Survey

10:30–12:30

Parallel Session

12:30–13:30

Lunch/Online ACM Survey

13:30–14:30

Keynote Speech 2

  Future of Work in the Age of AI

Artificial Intelligence is upon us and there are predictions left and right on how AI and all related technologies will impact our job prospect.  McKinsey predicted that 70 million jobs will be affected by automation by 2030… others predicted that 49% of jobs will be automated. So exactly what kind of work is waiting for us in the future? What skills do we need to survive and thrive in the age of AI? Are we ready for this disruption?  One thing is sure, we are in a period of unprecedented change and these rapidly advancing technologies should be enough to make us rethink our future.  Whether you’re in school or starting a career or have been working for decades, it’s important to find out what would make you remain relevant in this emerging AI workplace.

   Dianne Gonzales, AI-Pros

14:30–15:30

Parallel Session

15:30–16:00

Afternoon Break

16:00–17:00











17:00 - 17:15

17:15 - 17:30

Keynote Speech 3

  Melanoma detection of dermoscopic images using deep learning

Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer that affects a significant number of the population. Skin cancer is different from other types of cancer since it manifests as a visible and identifiable mark on the surface of the skin. Computers aiding the human eye in skin cancer detection would be a great contribution to the area of image recognition research as well as in the field of medical diagnosis. This suggests that computer vision, specifically image analysis, which has demonstrated human equivalence in visual recognition tasks such as facial and object identification, would be ideally suited to aid in the early detection of skin cancers. Recently, deep learning techniques have achieved high accuracy rates in classifying images in various fields. The research utilizes deep learning to automatically do lesion segmentation and lesion diagnosis in dermoscopy images. Some preprocessing and artifacts removal were done prior to automatic skin lesion segmentation. Training of dermoscopic images with augmentation using deep learning for melanoma detection is also performed. The research seeks to contribute to the innovative practices in skin lesion diagnosis through the automated skin cancer detection of dermoscopic images.

   Ms Julie Ann Salido, ASU

PiCAB Orientation, Dr Rachel Edita Roxas

Closing Remarks, Prof. Jocelyn E. Serrano, Dean, BU CS

 

 

SPEAKERS


Frei Sangil

Maria Jihan de Guzman Sangil (or better known as Frei Sangil) is the co-founder and current chief executive officer of the research and development company, Layertech Software Labs, Inc. She is currently on her Masters degree in Big Data Analytics in the University of Liverpool.  

Prior to founding Layertech, she has work experience in a multinational cybersecurity company, and in developing software for various business clients. Frei has worked as a technology consultant for figures in the government and in the business sector, specializing in strategic deployment of innovation and technology in systems optimization.

Frei has recieved various certifications, national and international awards for her works in innovation and technology, such as the 2016 iCOUNT award by UNAIDS and YouthPact for MediX Aids Mapping Game, 2013 Global Innovation Competition Global Finalist in Hung Hom Hong Kong for Mileaf Medical Diagnostic Network, 2015 Global Innovation Competition Gold Award for Balangay: Cloud Information System for Disaster, 2016 National eGov Award for Customer Empowerment with Legazpi city, 2017 Best Climate Practice award by International Center for CLimate governance and most recently, European Union Civic Technology for Democracy award in Brussels, Belgium, among many others.

Frei is an advocate of open data, open education, and dreams of having equal opportunity for marginalized and disenfranchised youth using innovation and technology.

Diana Gonzales. 

Dianne Gonzales is the Chief Operating Officer of Augmented Intelligence Pros (AI-Pros), a startup company that was established by George Yang, Dado Banatao and Henry Sy Jr.  See an article on AI-Pros https://www.entrepreneur.com.ph/news-and-events/sy-and-banatao-backed-ai-startup-ready-to-roll-out-technology-that-could-attract-high-value-bpo-work-to-ph-a00194-20170822 .


Julie Ann Salido
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Julie Ann A. Salido is a PhD student in Computer Science at De La Salle University since 2016 as a recipient of CHED K-12 Transition Graduate School Scholarship for PhD in Computer Science. Currently, she is working on her dissertation on Skin Cancer Detection with Artifacts Removal and Noise Reduction using Deep Learning. As a grantee of the Science and Engineering Government Scholarship Program (June 2010-May 2012) sponsored by the Commission on Higher Education, she obtained her Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the Department of Computer Studies, Algorithm and Complexity Laboratory at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. At that time, her research interests focused on bioinformatics, information technology, and applied computer science. Since 2016, she is an assistant professor of Aklan State University and has served administrative posts in various capacities as Chair of Monitoring and Evaluation, ICT Coordinator, and Instructor at Aklan State University. She has published research articles on computer graphics, computer vision, life sciences and bioinformatics in high impact journals such as IEEE transactions, ACM and Elsevier that are Scopus indexed.

In the coming weeks and months, find out more about these wonderful ladies who have graciously agreed to grace our event!


Tentative Schedule of Presentations

Timeslot Authors Title Status
10:30 to 10:50 Mia Amor Catindig and Rabby Lavilles Exploring Technology-Enabled Empowerment for Women in Social Commerce: A Preliminary Study Oral
10:50 to 11:10 Victor Francis Vicera, Hamlet Delos Reyes, Jules Ballaran, Joseph Azores, Rodel Naz and Mary Joy Canon Parish Management System for St. Raphael Parish of Legazpi City Oral
11:10 to 11:30 Lea Austero, Michael Angelo Brogada and Rommel Evan Paje Determining Resource Capacity and Allocation in Disaster Relief through a model-driven Decision Support System Oral
11:30 to 11:50 Angelica Dela Cruz, Nathaniel Oco and Rachel Edita Roxas A Trigram-based Language Identification System for 13 Philippine Languages Oral
11:50 to 12:30 Janette Tanquis Scheduling Management with Microservice-based Architecture Poster
Pamela Combis, Batman Odulio, Kiel Jeremy Nocito, Mark Darrell Signo and Ramon Rodriguez PLANTASTIC: A Web-based E-commerce System for Medicinal Seedlings Available in the Philippines Poster
Zenica Torre, Kianne Marie Paguntalan, Jhona Jane Francisco, Benedicto Balilo and Davie Balmadrid PapMApp: Paperless Meeting Application for Bicol University Board of Regents Poster
Janeth Cledera and Arjay Abio Portable Application of PSU Grade Transmutation System Poster
Maria Art Antonette Clariño and Eliezer Albacea Exploring Mathematical Modeling towards Agent-based Model for Leaf Vein Development Poster
14:30 to 14:50 Joy Canon, Christian Sy and Arlene Satuito Gender-Based Comparative Analysis of Disaster Related Responses through Topic Discovery Oral
14:50 to 15:10 Brenda Benosa and Lany Maceda FACULTY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM (FPES) USING TWO-FACTOR-AUTHENTICATION (2FA) Oral
15:10 to 15:30 Maria Lolita Masangcap, Ariel Sison and Ruji Medina Enhanced Initial Parameter Selection for Expectation Maximization (EM) Algorithm Oral

REGISTRATION

 

Description

Early Registration

Onsite Registration

Student (undergraduate)

PHP 500.00

PHP 700.00

Student (graduate)

PHP 1,000.00

PHP 1,300.00

Regular

PHP 3,000.00

PHP 3,500.00

*regular registration includes CSP membership

Participants may pre-register at: https://goo.gl/forms/QLi10Zo3WttzI4W73

Payment can be made through bank deposit.

Name: COMPUTING SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.

Bank: BANCO DE ORO

Branch: Loyola Heights - Katipunan, Quezon City

Savings Account Number: 3570-0089-29

A copy of the deposit slip should be emailed to: acsaturinas@ittc.up.edu.ph

The deposit slip should also be presented during onsite registration.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Angelica dela Cruz

Co-chair, ACM WiC-Ph 2018

Faculty member, National University (Philippines)

ahdelacruz@national-u.edu.phdelacruzah@yahoo.com

+63-2-7121900

 

Conference Chair: Rachel Edita Roxas, www.national-u.edu.ph

Conference Co-Chairs:

Angelica De La Cruz, National University Philippines

Lany Maceda, Bicol University, Philippines

Mary Joy Canon, Bicol University, Philippines


Program Committee:


Name

Institution

Role

Nathaniel Oco

National University

Program Chair

Janice Antoniette Förster

Silliman University

Chair, IT/IS Track

Jovelyn Cuizon

University of San Jose-Recoletos

Member, IT/IS Track

Marianne Yao

Silliman University

Member, IT/IS Track

Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana

Cebu Institute of Technology University

Member, IT/IS Track

Monalee Dela Cerna

Surigao State College of Technology

Member, IT/IS Track

Maria Visitacion Gumabay

St. Paul University Philippines

Member, IT/IS Track

Erlyn Manguilimotan

Weathernews, Inc.

Member, IT/IS Track

Marisa Mahilum

University of San Jose-Recoletos

Member, IT/IS Track

Larmie Feliscuzo

Cebu Institute of Technology University

Member, IT/IS Track

Mitzi Fortich

Silliman University

Member, IT/IS Track

Cecilia Mercado

Saint Louis University

Member, IT/IS Track

Maria Art Antonette Clariño

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Chair, CS Track

Kristine Mae Adlaon

University of the Immaculate Conception

Member, CS Track

Katrina Joy Abriol-Santos

University of the Philippines Los Banos

Member, CS Track

Rizza Mercado

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Member, CS Track

Angelica Dela Cruz

National University

Member, CS Track

Margarita Carmen Paterno

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Member, CS Track


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WiC-Ph 2018

Women in Computing - Philippines (WiC-Ph) 2018 Celebration

https://women.acm.org/celebrations-2017-18/

The Computing Society of the Philippines, Special Interest Group – Women in Computing (CSP – SIG – WiC) [and co-organized by the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM) - Women in Computing, the Capitol University, and the National University-Philippines] held a Women in Computing-Philippines 2018 Celebration. It was held on March 17, 2018, 01:30pm to 04:45pm as a post-conference of the Philippine Computing Science Congress 2018 at the Capitol University at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

The WiC event was attended by both faculty members and students in information technology education from different schools and universities.  There was no registration fee.

Reputable speakers Dr. Susan P. Festin of UPDiliman, Dr. Mercedes 'Didith' T. Rodrigo of ADMU, Ms. Evamay Dela Rosa of the DICT, Ms Stephanie  Caragos of Syntactics Inc, and Dr. Rachel Edita Roxas of National University and President of the Computing Society of the Philippines, shared their experiences, knowledge and expertise in computing.

Thank you for being committed to empowering our women in computing today.

The programme of activities is below:

01:00-01:30              Registration

01:30-02:00              Opening Program: by CU

02:00-2:15            Welcome and Opening Remarks by: CU

02:15-02:45          Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Susan P. Festin

                                   UP Diliman 

02:45-03:15           Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Mercedes 'Didith' T. Rodrigo

                                   Ateneo de Manila University

03:15-03:45           Expert's Talk

                                   Ms Evamay Dela Rosa

                                    Department of ICT

03:45-04:15           Expert's Talk

                                   Ms Stephanie Caragos

                                    Syntatics Inc

04:15-04:30          Open Forum, Raffle and other activities

04:30-04:45          Closing Remarks

Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas

                                   National University and

                                    Chair,  Special Interest Group on Women in Computing, Computing Society of the Philippines, and

      President, Computing Society of the Philippines

 



Organizers:


Rachel Edita Roxas, Conference Chair

Christine P. Redondo, local organizer
Cyril Jane Ranido, local organizer
Susan Caluya, organizer,  National University

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WiC-Ph 2017

WiC-Ph has partnered with the 

2017 ACM ICPC Asia-Manila Regional Contest

programming competition which is sponsored by Ateneo de Manila University.  Special prizes will be given out to performing teams who have female members.  More details of the Call for female contestants can be found at:


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WiC-Ph 2017

For 2017, we hosted the WiC-Ph courtesy of CSP and ACM as a pre-conference activity of the PCSC 2017 which was held on March 16, 2017 in Cebu. 


Announcement: Women in Computing - Philippines (WiC-Ph) 2017 Celebration

https://women.acm.org/celebrations-2016-17/#more-2163

The Computing Society of the Philippines, Special Interest Group – Women in Computing (CSP – SIG – WiC) [and co-organized by the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM) - Women in Computing, the University of San Carlos, and the National University-Philippines] held a Women in Computing-Philippines 2017 Celebration. It was held on March 16, 2017, 9:00am – 12:00nn as a pre-conference of the Philippine Computing Science Congress 2017 at the University of San Carlos, Talamban Campus, Cebu City, Philippines.


We would like to thank you for participating in the conference. It was attended by both faculty members and students in information technology education from different schools and universities.  Thank you too to our speakers!

Reputable speakers Dr. Susan P. Festin of UPDiliman, Dr. Mercedes 'Didith' T. Rodrigo of ADMU, Dr. Rachel Edita Roxas of National University, Ms. Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana (CITU), and Dr. Allan Sioson, President of the Computing Society of the Philippines, were invited to share their experiences, knowledge and expertise in computing.

Thank you for being committed to empowering our women in computing today.

The programme of activities is below:

08:00-09:00              Registration

09:00-09:30              Opening Program: by USC

09:30-09:45            Welcome and Opening Remarks by: 

                                   Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas

                                   National University

9:45 - 10:15             Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Susan P. Festin

                                       UP Diliman 

10:15 – 10:45           Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Mercedes 'Didith' T. Rodrigo

                                   Ateneo de Manila University

10:45 – 11:15           Expert's Talk

                                   Ms. Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana

                                   Cebu Institute of Technology University

11:15 - 11:30            Closing Remarks

                                   Dr. Allan Sioson

                                   President, Computing Society of the Philippines

11:30 - 12:00        Open Forum/Panel/Raffle/Lunch


THE SPEAKERS


Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas is the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the National University, Manila, Philippines.  Dr. Roxas obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Diploma in Computer Science from the Australian National University, and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science cum laude from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos.  Dr. Roxas also completed her Ph.D. in Education major in Educational Leadership and Management in 2013 from the De La Salle University.  She gained top #7 (among 57,723 examinees) in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (or LET) conducted by the Philippine Regulatory Commission in 2007.

Dr. Susan P. Festin is the founder of the Computer Security Group, one of the research groups of the Department of Computer Science of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, that focuses on the enhancement of the security of enterprise and mobile applications through research in cryptographic algorithms, message protocols and the latest developments in cryptographic attacks.

Dr. Mercedes T. Rodrigo is a full professor of the Ateneo de Manila University.  She teaches at the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science.  Her areas of specialization are educational technology, intelligent tutoring systems, and affective computing.  In 2011, she established the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences through a grant from the Department of Science and Technology's Engineering Research and Development for Technology program.  She is currently studying students' behavior and affect while using intelligent tutors, educational games, and other learning software.

Young Women in Computing. The goal of this talk is to share some of the experiences of young women who recently completed their master’s or doctoral studies.  This talk describes their backgrounds, their research, and the questions that interest them.  It presents some of the challenges that they confronted while doing their studies.  It will end with some advice that might help younger women as they embark on their own studies and careers.

Ms. Cherry Lyn Sta. Romana is the Dean of the College of Computer Studies of the Cebu Institute of Technology University. She obtained her BS Computer Science and MS Computer Science degrees from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Information Technology. She is currently a member of the Technical Committee in Computer Science of the Commission on Higher Education, Vice President for the Visayas of the Philippine Society of IT Educators and board member of the Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology.

Event Organizers:

Ms Mary Jane Sabellano, University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines

Ms Susan Caluya, National University, Manila, Philippines

Hosted in Cooperation with the:

Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP), Women in Computing

Association for Computing Machinery, Women in Computing (ACM-W http://women.acm.org/)

University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines

National University-Philippines



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Thank you all for contributing to the great success of the hosting of the Women in Computing Celebration 2016 held at Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines!


Thank you to our participants, our speakers, to our local organizers headed by Dr. Jeanne Alcid of PSU, and our WiC coordinator, Ms. Susan Caluya of NU, to ACM WiC, and of course, CSP for the encouragement and for the kind support!


We had an ocular inspection a day prior the celebration.  The venue was well-prepared and the organizers were working on the give aways.




On March 26, the day came. The students were pouring in - there were more than 300 participants.






Then the program started with the Vice Dean of the College of the Sciences. The three speakers gave their inspiring talks. The program was ended by the closing remarks of the President of the CSP.



Dr. 'Didith' Rodrigo shared her story: "Finding and building a research practice requires discernment. I spent quite literally years looking for my niche.  A continuous process of contemplation, conversations with friends and colleagues, as well as series of very fortunate events helped me find a research area (artificial intelligence in education) that I enjoy and that has helped me help others build their own research practices."

Dr. Roxas shared her story: "I shared the reasons for going and persisting in the area of ITE in the Philippines considering also global trends, and their eventual contribution to the knowledge generation in the country. I further shared about my area of specialization in Natural Language Processing and its practical applications in data mining, machine translation and corpus building."


Thank you all for making this year's celebration a big success!

Announcement: Women in Computing - Philippines 2016 Celebration

The Computing Society of the Philippines, Special Interest Group – Women in Computing (CSP – SIG – WiC) [and co-organized by the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM) - Women in Computing, the Palawan State University, and the National University-Philippines] will be having a Women in Computing Celebration 2016. It will be held on March 16, 2016, Wednesday, 8:00am – 12:00nn as a pre-conference of the Philippine Computing Science Congress 2016 at the Skylight Convention Center, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.  Note that the venue has changed from PSU to the Skylight Convention Center, Roxas Street, Puerto Princesa City. Also, please take the Skylight along Roxas Street and NOT the one along Rizal Avenue.

In this regards, we would like to invite you to participate in the conference. The event is for free to all women (whether in computing or not), as well as faculty members and students in information technology education from different schools and universities to attend and be informed of the current trends in research and innovations in the computing field.

Reputable speakers Dr. Susan P. Festin of UPDiliman, Dr. Mercedes 'Didith' T. Rodrigo of ADMU, Dr. Rachel Edita Roxas of National University, and Dr. Allan Siosion, President of the Computing Society of the Philippines, were invited to share their experiences, knowledge and expertise in computing.

Please send the list of participants preferably 10 faculty and 20 students respectively at sscaluya@national-u.edu.ph until February 26, 2016. You may also send your questions or any clarifications in the given email address.

Thank you for being committed to empowering our women in computing today.


The tentative programme of activities include the following:

08:00-09:00              Registration

09:00-09:30              Opening Program

09:30-09:45            Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                   Dr. Sonia Bonagua

                                   Dean, Colleges of Sciences, Palawan State University

9:45 - 10:15             Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Susan P. Festin

                                       UP Diliman 

10:15 – 10:45           Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Mercedes 'Didith' T. Rodrigo

                                   Ateneo de Manila University

10:45 – 11:15           Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas

                                   National National University

11:15 - 11:30            Closing Remarks

                                   Dr. Allan Sioson

                                   President, Computing Society of the Philippines

11:30 - 12:00        Open Forum/Panel/Raffle


THE SPEAKERS

Dr. Susan P. Festin is the founder of University of the Philippines, Diliman, Computer Security Group, one of the research groups of the Department of Computer Science that focuses on the enhancement of the security of enterprise and mobile applications through research in cryptographic algorithms, message protocols and the latest developments in cryptographic attacks.

Dr. Mercedes T. Rodrigo is a full professor of the Ateneo de Manila University.  She teaches at the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science.  Her areas of specialization are educational technology, intelligent tutoring systems, and affective computing.  In 2011, she established the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences through a grant from the Department of Science and Technology's Engineering Research and Development for Technology program.  She is currently studying students' behavior and affect while using intelligent tutors, educational games, and other learning software.

Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas is the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the National University, Manila, Philippines.  Dr. Roxas obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Diploma in Computer Science from the Australian National University, and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science cum laude from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos.  Dr. Roxas also completed her Ph.D. in Education major in Educational Leadership and Management in 2013 from the De La Salle University.  She gained top #7 (among 57,723 examinees) in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (or LET) conducted by the Philippine Regulatory Commission in 2007.

Event Organizers:

Ms Jeanne Alcid, Local Organizer, Palawan State University, Palawan, Philippines

Ms Susan Caluya, National University, Manila, Philippines

Hosted in Cooperation with the:

Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP), Women in Computing

Association for Computing Machinery, Women in Computing (ACM-W http://women.acm.org/)

Palawan State University

National University-Philippines


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Thank you all for supporting this Women in Computing 2015 initiative! Many thanks to our professional organization that encouraged us to pursue this celebration, the Computing Society of the Philippines, the Association for Computing Machinery-Women in Computing, our speakers, our organizers, and our host, USL-T.

Here are some pictures of the event.

We had a warm welcome at USL-T, Tuguegarao, Cagayan City.



With a school gymnasium waiting to be filled ... I suddenly felt some butterflies in my stomach ... stage fright, I guess, as well, as excitement, mixed together, hosting an event that is one year in the making.


Attendees slowly trickling ... and trickling, until we were able to fill the place with some visitors from all over the region, the country, and even, overseas.



Susan, Rey and I gave our respective talks.  (Thank you to our speakers!) I learned later that we had around 300 participants!


And ended the program well.

Then we had another surprise --- the PCSC students had the chance to meet with Mr. Dado Banatao!


We would like to have a WiC celebration again! ;)


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Computing Society of the Philippines, Women in Computing Celebration

The Computing Society of the Philippines initiated a “Women in Computing” Celebration.  

This involves a group dedicated for women from different academic institutions and the industry who are joined together to increase women's participation in computing and technology. The main objectives of the initiative are the following:

1. To provide a venue for women's collaboration in all aspects of the computing field.

2. To create new skills and enhance women's talents in the computing field.

3. To provide assistance to new generations of women in the computing field.

4. To promote computing and technology to the learning community.

5. To establish linkages for further skills enhancement in the field.

 

MISSION

                To unite all technical women in the Philippines by providing a venue for collaboration and information sharing.

 

15th Philippine Computing Science Congress

Computing Society of the Philippines: Pre-Conference Event

Women in Computing Celebration

March 5, 2015, 9am-12nn

James Ter Meer Gymnasium, University of St. Louis, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

 

The Computing Society of the Philippines will be hosting a pre-conference Women in Computing (WiC) celebration and also the launching of the WiC Initiative of CSP.  The pre-conference WiC event aims to gather all technical women in order to collaborate and share expertise to the public, also to gather as many as possible, women of new generations to expose the computing field and support them in pursuing computer science and information technology.

The pre-conference WiC Celebration will also raise to the public the possible research areas/ideas for computing and technology, it will discuss benefits as well as possible careers for women in the computing industry. The specific objectives of the pre-conference event are as follows:

            1.  To provide participants with insights about careers in computing and technology.

            2. To provide assistance to students participants financially and in academics.

            3. To raise awareness about the field of computing and technology.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE   

The intended beneficiaries of the pre-conference talk are:

·         Various academic institutions in the area (faculty/students)

·         CSP Members 

*  Public and private high schools students and teachers

 

PROGRAM

March 5, 2015

08:00-09:00              Registration

09:00-09:30              Doxology

                                    Filipinism

                                   Special Number (Center for Culture and the Arts)

 09:30-09:45            Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                   Dr. Delailah B. Valencia

                                   OIC, Office of the President-VP for Planning, Development Quality Assurance and Accreditation

 9:45 - 10:15             Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Susan P. Festin

                                       UP Diliman 

10:15 – 10:45           Scholarships in Computing

                                    CHED Representative

10:45 – 11:15           Expert's Talk

                                   Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas

                                   National University

 11:15 - 11:45        Open Forum/Panel/Raffle

 

THE SPEAKERS

Dr. Susan Festin is the founder of University of the Philippines, Diliman, Computer Security Group, one of the research groups of the Department of Computer Science that focuses on the enhancement of the security of enterprise and mobile applications through research in cryptographic algorithms, message protocols and the latest developments in cryptographic attacks.

Dr. Rachel Edita O. Roxas is the Vice President for Academic Affairs of the National University, Manila, Philippines.  Dr. Roxas obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Diploma in Computer Science from the Australian National University, and her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science cum laude from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos.  Dr. Roxas also completed her Ph.D. in Education major in Educational Leadership and Management in 2013 from the De La Salle University.  She gained top #7 (among 57,723 examinees) in the Licensure Examination for Teachers (or LET) conducted by the Philippine Regulatory Commission in 2007.

Event Organizers:

Ms Rose Rodavia, National University, Manila, Philippines

Ms. Luisa Aquino, University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao, Philippines

Hosted in Cooperation with the:

Computing Society of the Philippines (CSP), Women in Computing

Association for Computing Machinery, Women in Computing (ACM-W http://women.acm.org/)

Register Online at:

http://goo.gl/forms/PdOB6Xkr7c 

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