Welcome to the N² Women Website

Call for N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications, 2018

There are a lot of amazing women working as junior researchers in the field of computer networking/communications. To acknowledge the great start of their career, N2Women publishes an annual list of “N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications”. The call for nominations for our third annual list is now open. This is your chance to nominate! Feel free to nominate all the women you think deserve a mention!
Who do you think should be on our third list??? Whose career should the networking/communications community watch evolve??? Let us know via: https://goo.gl/soZ9Wb. Female researchers in the domain of networking and communications, who have completed not more than 10 years after their Ph.D. are eligible for nomination. The categories of nominees include Ph.D. student, postdoc, young engineer/faculty member/entrepreneur. Feel free to submit one name, or as many names as you care to. If you’d like to nominate multiple women, you will have to submit one form per nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted. The deadline for names to be considered this year is September 2nd, 2018.
We will announce the third annual list of  “N2Women: Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications” on September 30th, 2018. We look forward to receiving your nominations.


Check out previous winners here

10 Years of N2 Women as cover page of ACM GetMobile !

Networking Networking Women (N2 Women) is a discipline-specific community for researchers in the communications and networking research fields. The main goal of N2 Women is to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. N2 Women allows women to connect with other women who share the same research interests, who attend the same conferences, who face the same career hurdles, and who experience the same obstacles. Find out more about N2 Women in our celebration article! Or watch our video on Youtube!

Our first meeting was held at the ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc) on May 24th, 2006 in Florence, Italy. Since May 2006, several other N2 Women meetings have been held at various ACM and IEEE research conferences (see the list under Events). We have created an email list for the N2 Women group, N2Women@acm.org, to assist in our networking goals. There are currently over 850 members of N2 Women!

N2 Women is supported by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMMIEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC)NSF Division of Computer and Network Systems, CRA-WMicrosoft Research, HP Labs, and Google Research.

Participating in N2 Women

There are three ways you can participate in N2 Women:

1. Join N2 Women. Sign up with your details here.

2. Attend one of the planned N2 Women meetings. To RSVP your attendance, see details for the specific conference.

3. Organize an N2Women meeting at a conference you will be attending. To organize a meeting, email N2Women-Info@acm.org for assistance. You can find an easy step-by-step plan on how to organize an N2 Women meeting here.

Social Media

You can engage with N2Women in social media through our Facebook Group and LinkedIn Group. In the groups, we post jobs openings, project cooperation requests, new publication announcements, and discussions on all topics of computer networking and the representation of women in computer science in general.

N2Women is on Slack!

Join our N2Women slack to get our latest news, access or publish job offers, get information about our upcoming meetings and workshops, participate in our mentoring program, etc. If you sign up as a new member (here), you’ll receive an invitation to join our slack.  If you’re already a member, you can email our Membership co-chairs at n2women-membership@acm.org that will give you access to slack.

Facebook Group and Page

N2women is now represented on Facebook (Group and Page). The group is a closed-group that you must request to join. The page points directly to the closed group for security purposes. We encourage Facebook group participants to find conference resources via the closed group community. To join the group, create a Facebook account and then search for “N2Women” under Facebook groups and/or pages. If you need more information before or after joining, contact the manager of the group at n2women-facebook@acm.org.

LinkedIn Group

N2women is represented on LinkedIn as a professional group. To join the group, create a LinkedIn account and then search for “Networking Networking Women” under LinkedIn groups (don’t forget to use quotes!). There are also subgroups, e.g., a working group on wireless sensor networks. If you need more information before or after joining, contact the manager of the group at n2women-linkedin@acm.org.

N2 Women Fellowships

N^2 Women offers fellowships covering travel costs for female graduate students planning to attend premier technical conferences in the fields of networking and communications. In exchange, the student must help organize the N^2 Women meeting at that conference. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to the travel funds, is for the student to connect with the organizers of the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. Moreover, N^2 Women will arrange for a faculty or research member of N^2 Women to assist/mentor the student in this task. Funding for these fellowships has generously been provided by HP Labs, Microsoft Research, Google Research, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC), ACM SIGCOMM and ACM SIGMOBILE. These awards will partially cover a student’s travel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N^2 Women event will be held. To apply for a fellowship, please see the fellowships link on the N^2 Women website: http://n2women.comsoc.org/ .


N2Women Supporters

ACM SIGMOBILE     sigcomm-dropshadow-spaced IEEE Communications Society IEEE Computer Society

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