Following the success of the 2020 US-RSE Virtual Workshop, we decided to keep the event this year virtual due to the ongoing pandemic. The 2021 US-RSE Virtual Workshop will be held on two non-consecutive half days: May 24 and 27, 2021, 1-4pm ET/12-3pm CT/10am-1pm PT.

The theme of the workshop is “A Path forward for Research Software Engineers.” The workshop will feature talks, community events, and working group sessions. It will be held via Zoom and some parts, such as the talks, will be recorded and available after the workshop via the US-RSE YouTube channel. The workshop will be free but registration will be required.

If you would like to present at the workshop, please see the Call for Proposals below. If you would like to serve as a reviewer, please see the Call for Reviewers below.

Important Dates

  • May 3, 2021, 11:59 pm ET: Deadline for abstract submission and reviewer application
  • May 10, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
  • May 24 and 27, 2021: 2021 US-RSE Virtual Workshop

Call for Proposals

We invite submissions for the 2021 US-RSE Virtual Workshop to be held virtually on two non-consecutive days: May 24 and 27, 2021. The theme of this year’s workshop will be “A Path forward for Research Software Engineers.” Suggested submission topics include but are not limited to: presentations of tools with focus on collaboration, re-usability and reproducibility, presentations about RSE teams, career paths, training, management, and community. The following types of proposals can be submitted:

  • Talks: 15 min presentations plus 5 minute questions. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words.
  • Breakout discussion topics: topics to be discussed by participants in breakout sessions. This can be anything of interest to the community, such as proposals for new working groups, initiatives within the community, or issues related to the RSE profession. Please submit a short summary (no more than 200 words) about the suggested topic, questions to be discussed, and envisioned outcomes of the breakout session.

Submission deadline is May 3, 2021, 11:59 ET. Submission instructions will follow shortly.

Call for Reviewers

We are looking for reviewers for the 2021 US-RSE Virtual Workshop. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please fill out the following form by May 3, 2021. Each reviewer will be assigned 2 to 3 submissions to review with about a week time to complete the reviews. Submissions are abstracts of 200 words or 500 words, depending on whether authors submit for presentations or breakout sessions.

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