Software literacy has become a key competence for scientists across all disciplines. Scientists use the software daily, and software development is becoming an increasingly important component of scientific productivity. However, the software needed for certain research projects can get highly complex and take up resources otherwise needed for core research. In the demanded professionalization of software development in research, specialized Research Software Engineers have emerged in recent years. With their help, researchers tackle the challenges in the areas of software and data, such as reproducibility, correctness, user-friendliness, performance, or maintenance.
Our two-day workshop provides new opportunities for learning about best practices in scientific software development, like:
We invite all interested scientists, research software engineers, IT and computing specialists and individuals involved in creating, using or otherwise dealing with research software in the Max Planck Society. We also welcome participants from other research institutions.
The workshop will be held in hybrid form, so you will be able to connect remotly or come to Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (https://www.evolbio.mpg.de).
The organization committee observes and acts based on the current and changing CoVID19 regulations defined by the regional and federal authorities. At the time of writing, this means that 2G regulations apply: in-person participants must be vaccinated against or have recently recovered from a SARS-CoV2 infection. We recommend having a Coronavirus self-test immediately before travelling or in the morning of the first day. Last-minute changes in these regulations are possible may (in the worst case) lead to late cancellation of the event.
We are looking for prime examples where software-enabled research (day 1) and working practises in research software engineering (day 2).
We welcome submissions from any people who have an interesting take on research software development, especially:
This workshop will only feature oral presentations (no posters).
Talks may have a length of 15-30 mins. + variable time for Q&A and discussion. If your talk is accepted, you will be notified about the talk length by the session chair.
Here are some recommendations for hotels in Plön:
Holiday appartments can be found here, for example: https://www.holsteinischeschweiz.de/hotels-fewo/accommodations
You can reach the organisers via email to firstname.lastname@example.org