March 2023 Community Call


The next community call will be about Computational Notebooks as Scholarly Objects on Thursday, March 9, 12am ET/11am CT/10am MT/9am PT.

Computational notebooks are now an essential component of the research software ecosystem, supporting a variety of use cases across many disciplines. As a way to acknowledge their established role in our community, the US-RSE 2023 conference committee has decided to introduce a dedicated submission track for notebooks. But what does it mean to “submit a notebook” to a conference? Kenton, from the Program Committee, will give a history of similar efforts to elevate notebooks as scholarly objects. Then Ludovico, Torin, and Nicole, from the Notebook Subcommittee, will summarize their findings from the notebook submission development process and present the submission workflow in its current form. A key part of the call will be the discussion with the audience: not only to solicit feedback about the conference submission process (did we cover all reasonable use cases? did we leave something out?), but more broadly about the growing importance of notebooks as not only research tools, but as first-class artifacts of the software-driven discovery process.

Registration details

Information on how to register for the Zoom meeting will be sent via email and posted in the #general channel on Slack.