[hpc-announce] CfP: RSE-HPC-2023 - Research Software Engineers in HPC at SC23

Sandra Gesing sandra.gesing at nd.edu
Fri Aug 4 16:46:01 CDT 2023

Call for Abstracts

Research Software Engineers in HPC (RSE-HPC-2023)

To be held as part of SC23, Denver, CO and online, Sunday, November 12, 2023

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. The past several years,
however, 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 hear about successes and challenges that RSEs and RSE groups
have experienced, and discuss ways to increase awareness of RSE
opportunities and improve support for RSEs.

The workshop will be highly interactive, featuring breakout
discussions and panels, as well as invited addresses and submitted


We encourage prospective participants to submit abstracts of proposed
lightning talks (limit of 1 page, no format prescribed) on topics
related to RSE issues.  We particularly encourage talks on this year’s
workshop theme of “Growing the RSE Community.”  Other possible topics
include (but are 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

The authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present lightning
talks at the workshop.  Note that SC23 is planning an in-person event
and presenting in-person is encouraged.  A supporting digital
experience will accommodate those who cannot attend in-person due to
travel restrictions or health concerns.

We particularly encourage submissions from first-time conference
presenters, and from members of groups that have historically been
underrepresented in the HPC community.

Abstracts should be submitted to the submission website
The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 11, 2022, at 11:59 PM
AoE (UTC-12).


Submissions open:  Monday, July 3, 2023
Submissions due:  Friday, August 11, 2023
Notifications sent:  Friday, September 8, 2023
Program finalized:  Friday, September 29, 2023
Workshop date:  Sunday, November 12, 2023

Organizing Committee

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

Program Committee

Radovan Bast, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
David Bernholdt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama, USA
Mozhgan Kabiri Chimeh, NVIDIA, UK
Niels Drost, eScience Center, Netherlands
Rinku Gupta, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Robert Haines, University of Manchester, UK
Tom Honeyman, Australia Research Data Commons, Australia
Catherine Jones, Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK
Lauren Milechin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Miranda Mundt, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
Mahmood Mohammadi Shad, Harvard University, USA
Ben van Werkhoven, eScience Center, Netherlands

For more information

See the workshop website:  https://us-rse.org/rse-hpc-2023/

Or contact the organizers: sc-ws-rse-hpc (at-sign) info.supercomputing.org

Sandra Gesing
Scientific Outreach and DEI Lead
Discovery Partners Institute
University of Illinois Chicago
Email: sgesing at uillinois.edu
Phone: 1-312-668-9041

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