Welcome to WCI 2017!

Women represent approximately 51% of the total population. Over the course of history, the demographics of the workforce have changed significantly. Women continue to advance, holding important roles and positions in both academia and industry. Although progress has been made, the precipitous journey is not yet complete. Global concerns about current and future roles of women in computing occupations gained more importance with the emerging information age.

Fifth International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI'17) is co-affiliated with Sixth International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2017). ICACCI'17 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc). The Conference is technically supported by three techncial committees of IEEE ComSoc: Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), Technical Committee on Communications Switching and Routing (TC CSR) and Information Infrastructure and Networking Technical Committee. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

The symposium will be held in Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka State, India. Manipal is a university town with beauty and natural scenery, one of the most peaceful and soothing travel destinations of India. Situated in the state of Karnataka, Manipal is placed on a plateau between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Manipal enjoys stunning views from several locations, dotted with fascinating lakes and beaches that serve as attractive tourist points.