[hpc-announce] Call for Participation - RSE-HPC-2020 (Research Software Engineers in HPC) on November 12, 2020 at SC20

Sandra Gesing sandra.gesing at nd.edu
Mon Oct 26 07:57:54 CDT 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.

10:00 am – Session 1: Introductory talks
* Introduction and overview (5 minutes)
* Keynotes (20 minutes)
** The Birth of RSE - Simon Hettrick, Software Sustainability Institute
** de-RSE: Forking an RSE Success Story - Frank Löffler, Friedrich
Schiller University
* Lightning talks (15 minutes)
** How Research Software Engineers Can Support Scientific Software -
Miranda Mundt, Sandia National Laboratory
** SC3UIS Research Software Engineering Ecosystem for Scientific
Computing - Emilio Carcamo, Universidad Industrial de Santander
** RSEs as Maintainers: Keeping Code Alive - Bernadette Boscoe, UCLA
* Q & A (20 minutes)

11:00 am – Break

11:30 am – Session 2: Panel discussion: Building RSE Teams and Groups
* Panelist introductions (15 minutes)
** Reed Milewicz, Sandia National Laboratory
** Jeremy Cohen, Imperial College London
** Robert Sinkovits, San Diego Supercomputer Center
** Mahmood Shad, Harvard University
** Ben van Werkhoven, Netherlands eScience Center
* Discussion (45 minutes)

12:30 pm – Break

1:00 pm – Session 3: Panel discussion: Supporting RSE Careers
* Panelist introductions (12 minutes)
** Joanna Leng, University of Leeds
** Ian Cosden, Princeton University
** Rinku Gupta, Argonne National Laboratory
** Carlos Maltzahn, UC Santa Cruz
* Discussion (45 minutes)
* Wrapup (3 minutes)

2:00 pm – End

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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