The Research Software Engineers in eScience workshop will focus on sustainable RSE ecosystems, encompassing both the role of RSEs in sustainable eScience and making the RSE ecosystem itself more sustainable.
|Event Name||RSE-eScience-2023: Sustainable RSE Ecosystems within eScience|
|Event Date & Time||October 9, 2023|
|Submission Deadline||Friday, June 30, 2023. Please see event website for deadline updates.|
Research Software Engineers (RSEs) combine professional software engineering expertise with an intimate understanding of research. They are uniquely positioned in the eScience ecosystem to ensure the development of sustainable research environments and reproducible research outputs. However, the position of RSEs within eScience is still not fully established, with many RSEs not receiving proper recognition for their contributions and struggling to progress their careers.
The theme of this workshop is sustainable RSE ecosystems, encompassing both the role of RSEs in sustainable eScience and making the RSE ecosystem itself more sustainable. The intention of this workshop is to raise awareness of the concept of Research Software Engineers and Research Software Engineering (RSEng), as well as to provide an opportunity for RSEs and those interested in RSEng to discuss issues and solutions. Anyone involved or interested in RSEng is welcome to attend.
Prospective participants are encouraged to submit talk abstracts (max 300 words) on topics related to Sustainable RSE Ecosystems within eScience.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- Experiences as an RSE in eScience
- Struggles between RSEs and domain scientists - how to find the common ground?
- Different roles in the development of research software
- How to make the eScience and RSE ecosystem more sustainable?
- What can the eScience community do to support their RSEs? How can RSEs develop and progress their careers within the eScience community?
- How to argue for funding to develop and sustain scientific software, and support the RSEs doing the work?
- Examples of RSEs enabling sustainability within the eScience community
Authors of accepted abstracts and presentations will be asked to self-publish their work (after revisions, if applicable) to an archival repository (e.g., Zenodo, arXiv). The event website will then provide links to the self-published documents.
Accepted submitters will also be invited to present their work in person at the workshop. Following the presentations, there will be a short panel discussion and then breakout sessions with the larger group of attendees.
First-time conference presenters and members of groups that have historically been underrepresented in the eScience community are highly encouraged to submit to this event.
Please refer to the event website for up-to-date information.