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Welcome to our free one-day workshop for celebrating women studying and working in computing! Alice & Eve aims to bring together talents in the field of computing. The fourth edition of this workshop will be hosted on 27 October 2023 by the University of Amsterdam.

Alice and Eve event is inspired by the BCS Lovelace Colloquium that started in 2008. For more details about earlier editions of Alice & Eve, see the websites of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The event is held during a single day, and features:

Join us, and participate to our poster contest on the topic of your choice!


Alice & Eve will take place on October 27th, 2023.


The workshop will be held at LAB42 at UvA Science Park.


The registration is free and includes coffee breaks, lunch and drinks. We welcome everyone of all genders, from bachelor students to full professors, to attend the event.



09.30 - 09.50 Registration & welcome coffee (L3.36)
09.50 - 10.00 Opening (L1.02, for all talks)
10.00 - 10.30 Talk: Ana Oprescu - Trilemmas in Software Systems and Education
10.30 - 11.00 Talk: Marcela Tuler de Oliveira - Distributed Access Control: Bridging Trustworthiness and Transparency in Cross-Organizational Data Sharing
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break (L3.36)
11.30 - 12.00 Talk: Carla Groenland - Why combinatorics is useful for (theoretical) computer science
12.00 - 12.30 Talk: Lynda Hardman - Exploring Relations in Neuroscience Literature using Augmented Reality
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch + Poster session + Exhibition (L3.36)
14.00 - 14.30 Sponsor Lightning Talks (L1.02, for all talks)
14.30 - 15.00 Talk: Marieke van Erp - Mixing AI and humanities for smell history and heritage: the story of Odeuropa
15.00 - 15.30 Talk: Rianne van den Berg - AI for the natural sciences
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break (L3.36)
16.00 - 16.50 Panel: Closing the Gap: Addressing the Digital Divide through Accessible Technology (speakers: Emma Beauxis-Aussalet, Hinda Haned, Iffat Rose Gill; moderator: Paola Grosso)
16.50 - 17.00 Poster Prizes + closing
17.00 - 18.00 Drinks and socials (L3.36)

Poster Contest

We invited all female students (Bachelor/Master/PhD) and early career researchers of computing and related subjects (in the broadest sense) to submit a poster. The poster could be on any computing topic they like: from social networking to quantum computing and from medical image processing to formal verification. Twenty-five posters were short listed for display during the event, where the following winners were chosen:

Winner: Shruti Rao

Towards Emotionally Intelligent Spaces: Enhancing Human Well-being and Experiences in Smart Buildings

Runner-up: Isabella Venancia Gardner

Machine Learning for Electrostatic Ground-State Simulation of Silicon Dangling Bond Logic: Exploring the Impact of Custom Physical Feature Encodings in Transformer-based Models

Congratulations Shruti and Isabella! We would like to thank Versen for sponsoring the contest and our programme committee (Marco Brohet, Christopher Esterhuyse, Stefan Schlobach, Lise Stork, Krisztina Szilagyi, Monika Trimoska, Romy Vos and Shuai Wang) for their hard work behind the scenes.


In addition to the keynote talks and the posters, there will be an exhibition which portrays thirty women in computing and their most important contributions.

Some highlights of the exhibition:

More information on these women, and many others, can be found at the exhibition and the online booklet.


We have invited some inspiring women working on the cutting edge of computing. Confirmed speakers include:

Jobs Board

During the conference, there will be the possibility for attendees to advertise open positions in their university/company. Furthermore, participants looking for jobs are also welcome to post their credentials and type of job/internship they are looking for. Job postings are under the following rules:

Organizing Committee

Advisory Committee

Steering committee

Code of Conduct

Alice and Eve is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible by contacting Ilaria Battiston (either in person or via email) or Iris Groen (either in person or via email). This Code of Conduct was adapted from the Geek Feminism Wiki anti-harassment policy.

Our Sponsors

We are currently looking for sponsors. Contact Romana Pernisch for more information and a discussion on how your organization could support the 4th Alice and Eve workshop.

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Hosted by

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Contact Us

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact the organizers!