Winter School - 2019
ICFOSS, in collaboration with Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) is planning to conduct Winter School for Women on Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Machine Learning (ML) as an initiative to improve women participation in FOSS communities. Winter School is a part of our effort to improve technical capability and understanding of free software. ICFOSS expects to mould women champions for free software through this process.
The goal is to organize a 10-day long women winter school intended for Post Graduate students, Research scholars, Faculty and Professionals from industry. The school shall focus to provide hands-on experience to boost the capability and potential of the participants.
ICFOSS aspire to make this a national event and intend to invite national as well as local prominent speakers fit for the mission.
At least 25% of the resource persons for the programme shall be women. The number of participants is limited to 40, thus
allowing them to acquire individualized attention from the mentors. Participants are assigned with projects in advance, to be
presented out by them at the end of the event. A session on free software awareness and gender issues in technology has also
been included as part of the programme. The winter school also focuses on developing confidence and creativity of the
The School is open to women who are PG Students, Research Scholars, Faculty Members or professionals from industry.
Interested candidates should submit the application, via online . The resume of the applicant together with a project proposal
related to NLP must be attached with the application. The programme committee will oversee the selection procedure and the
final list of participants will be published by the end of December. The selected participants may pay the registration fee via
online as per the information provided in the confirmation mail.
Application Deadline: 28th December, 2018
Registration Deadline: 10th January, 2019
Event Dates- 15th to 25th January, 2019
Research Scholars/PG Students
* PG students can access an option of fee reduction in the above mentioned fee structure for participating in the winter school.
You may please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the same, and we will consider your request as per the norms.
Dr. Jayasankar Prasad C - Patron
Dr. Rajeev R R - Chair
Mr. Arun M - Co-chair
Mr. Sreekumar B
Mr. Srinivasan R
Mr. Jaidev G
- Mr. Sampath Kumar R
Jincy Baby -- Chair
Anjali G -- Co-Chair
Dhanya L K
Anzi A S
Revathi S Nair
Niji G S
Anju R C
Reshma M M
Deepthi J Patrick
Anupa Ann Joseph