[hpc-announce] RSE-HPC-2020 (Research Software Engineers in HPC, co-located with SC20): Submissions due to August 14, 2020

Sandra Gesing sandra.gesing at nd.edu
Mon Jun 29 14:16:19 CDT 2020

* RSE-HPC-2020: Research Software Engineers in HPC:
* Creating Community, Building Careers, Addressing Challenges
* To be held in conjunction with SC20, Atlanta, GA
* Submissions open:  Monday, June 29, 2020
* Submissions due:  Friday, August 14, 2020
* Notifications sent:  Friday, September 11, 2020
* Program finalized:  Friday, October 2, 2020
* Workshop date:  Monday, November 16, 2020

Research software engineers (RSEs) are critical to the impact of HPC,
data science, and the larger scientific community.   They have existed
for decades, though often not under that name. However, the past few
years have seen the development of the RSE concept, common job titles,
and career paths; the creation of professional networks to connect
RSEs; and the emergence of RSE groups at universities, national
laboratories, and industry.

This workshop will bring together RSEs and allies involved in HPC,
from all over the world, to grow the RSE community by establishing and
strengthening professional networks of current RSEs and RSE leaders.
We’ll discuss the current activities and plans of national RSE
organizations, discuss the needs of RSEs and RSE groups, and write a
report on ways RSE organizations can help address these.

Most of the workshop time will be spent in interactive discussions,
preceded by a keynote address and several shorter talks to establish

We encourage prospective participants to submit position papers (limit
of 2 pages, not counting references; no format prescribed) on topics
related to RSE issues, including (but not limited to):
* Career paths:  how do RSEs want to be hired, promoted and evaluated?
* Building RSE organizations:  how to find RSEs in your country/region
and how to motivate them to join the network and engage?
* Supporting RSE organizations:  what can be done to help RSEs (and
those supporting RSEs) at international, national, regional, and local
* Making the business case for RSEs and RSE groups:  evidence, case
studies, tactics?
* How do we want funders to support RSE roles and activities?
* Building in RSE requirements as part of wider research infrastructure
* Providing mentoring and training for RSEs
* Some submitters will be invited to present their papers at the
workshop as lightning talks or to participate as panelists where

We also welcome proposals for discussion topics.  Proposals should
consist of a short paragraph describing a problem or issue relevant to
RSEs that could be useful to discuss in the workshop.  Some of these
proposals will be chosen to guide the two discussion sessions in the

The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM
AoE (UTC-12).  For more details on the submission process, see the
workshop website at:  https://us-rse.org/rse-hpc-2020/call/

Organizing Committee

Charles Ferenbaugh, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Sandra Gesing, University of Notre Dame, USA
Simon Hettrick, Software Sustainability Institute, UK
Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

For more information
See the workshop website:  https://us-rse.org/rse-hpc-2020/
Or contact the organizers:  sc-ws-rse-hpc at info.supercomputing.org

Sandra Gesing
Associate Research Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Computational Scientist, Center for Research Computing
University of Notre Dame

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