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.


Talks: Talk Submissions are now closed. If you want to check on your previously submitted a talk abstract, please login to EasyChair.

Breakout discussion topics: Please submit Ad-hoc Discussion Topics here. Reviewed Discussion Topics cannot be submitted any longer.


Talks: May 3, 2021, 11:59 PM ET.

Breakout discussion topics:
There are two ways to propose a topic for a breakout discussion.

  • Reviewed Discussion Topics: due May 3, 2021, 11:59 PM ET
    Abstracts submitted by May 3 will be included in the general review process and accepted abstracts will be guaranteed to be part of the breakout discussion session on May 27.
  • Ad-Hoc Discussion Topics: submitted after May 3.
    If you decide to submit a breakout discussion topic after May 3, we ask you to additionally pitch your topic to the workshop participants on May 24. Participants will then vote on all pitched topics and the ones with the most votes will be included in the breakout discussion session on May 27.

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.

Applications are no longer accepted at this point.

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