Software-Enabled Discovery and Beyond

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But what is an RSE?

We like an inclusive definition of Research Software Engineers (RSEs) to encompass those who regularly use expertise in programming to advance research. This includes researchers who spend a significant amount of time programming, full-time software engineers writing code to solve research problems, and those somewhere in-between. We aspire to apply the skills and practices of software development to research to create more robust, manageable, and sustainable research software. Read more on the US-RSE website.

The theme of this year’s conference will be "Software-Enabled Discovery and Beyond." As such, topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Discovery enabled by software
  • Architectures, frameworks, libraries, and technology trends
  • Research data management
  • Support for scalability and data-driven methods
  • Improving the reproducibility of research
  • Usability, portals, workflows, and tools
  • Sustainability, security, and stability
  • Software engineering approaches supporting research
  • Community engagement
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for RSEs and in RSEng
  • Training and workforce development
  • Building an RSE profession

Our Sponsors


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


National Center for Supercomputing Applications       Princeton University Logo       Sandia National Labs - Sandia National Laboratories

Google Cloud


JetStream2     Los Alamos National Laboratory     Cendio ThinLinc

                                         Exosphere     University of Arizona


Chan Zuckerberg Institute


Arizona State University     Intel Corporation     Amazon


Discovery Partners Institute

Important Dates

  • Tutorials: October 2-13, 2023, Virtual
  • Conference Date: October 16-18, 2023, Chicago, IL

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Conference News & Updates

Call for Reviewer Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to be program committee members to assist in the reviewing process. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please fill out the Program Committee Interest Form by May 1, 2023. Each reviewer will be assigned no more than 2 to 4 submissions total (depending on submission type) with about one month time to complete the reviews. Details [Read More]