July 31, 2023

Co-located with ITP 2023, there will be a half-day event dedicated to gender balance in the community. The event will consist of an invited talk and a few contributed talks by women to promote their research and improve their visibility. The talks will be followed by a discussion on gender balance issues, subconscious biases that occur and what we can do to improve the situation.

People of all genders are invited to participate in the event and the discussion.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: June 2 2023 June 9 2023
  • Author notification: June 12 2023
  • Funding application deadline: June 26 2023 July 16 2023
  • Early registration deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Event: July 31 2023

Invited Speaker

Małgorzata Biernacka, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Call for contributions

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 2 2023 June 9 2023
  • Author notification: June 12 2023

The contributed talks are meant as a platform to disseminate research done by women in the community. Only women (including transgender women) are invited to submit a contributed talk. Submissions should consist of a title and a 1-2 pages abstract, in pdf format, via EasyChair.

Considering the broad background of the expected audience, we encourage authors to include information of pedagogical value in their abstract, such as motivation and context of their work.



University of Bialystok campus, Konstantego Ciołkowskiego 1M, 15-245 Białystok, Poland


Participation at the WEPN 2023 is free but registration is required. If you registered for ITP 2023, you have access to all co-located workshops, including WEPN 2023. However, if you only register for WEPN 2023, participation at co-located events and usage of ITP facilities is not included (in particular, you need to provide your own lunch).

Registration form (on the ITP 2023 website): register here.

Early registration deadline: June 30 2023

Funding applications: (deadline: July 16 2023)

The EuroProofNet COST action can provide funding for a limited amount of participants - all genders welcome to apply for funding! If you would like the apply for funding, fill out the details for funding on the registration form. Before applying for funding see reimbursement rules.

Funding application form: apply here.

Note that it is possible to arrive a few days before and leave a few days after the workshop (for instance in case you want to also attend ITP 2023) but a maximum of 2.4 daily allowances will be reimbursed.

Please contact Anja Petković Komel and Sandra Alves if you have any problem during the application for funding process, including reluctance to use google forms.


The event is scheduled as a half-day meeting.

Tentative program schedule (subject to change):

Time Session
09:00-09:05 Opening & Welcome
09:05-10:00 Invited talk: Małgorzata Biernacka: Reduction Strategies in the Lambda Calculus: A Systematic Approach to Their Specification and Efficient Implementation with Abstract Machines
10:05-10:30 Dragana Milovancevic: Towards Practical and Rigorous Automated Grading in Functional Programming Courses
10:35-11:00 Natalia Ślusarz: Logic of Differentiable Logics: Towards a Uniform Semantics of DL
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-11:55 Chelsea Edmonds: An Introduction to the Probabilistic Method for Combinatorics in Isabelle/HOL
12:00-13:25 Discussion on gender balance issues
13:25-13:30 Group photo
13:30-15:00 lunch

Booklet of best practices

Within the cost action European Network For Gender Balance in Informatics (EUGAIN) a Booklet “From Ph.D. to Professor” of best practices was developed to address some of the gender balance issues, particularly in the stage between PhD and professorship. The booklet is going to be updated during the life of the EUGAIN action. We will consider some of those practices during the discussion part of the event.

Organizing committee