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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Wednesday, September 18 • 14:00 - 14:25
#4A2 - Community and Collaboration - The Setup of an Institute for Scientific Software, connecting Applied Computing and Data Intensive Sciences

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With the ever increasing size of scientific collaborations and complexity of scientific instruments the software needed to acquire, process and analyze the gathered data is gaining in complexity and size too. Unfortunately the role and career path of scientists and engineers working on software R&D and developing scientific software is neither clearly established nor defined in many fields of natural science. In addition the exchange of information between scientific software development and computer science departments at universities or computing schools is scattered and de-fragmented into individual initiatives. To address the above issues we propose an effort on an European level, which concentrates on strengthening the role of software developers in natural sciences, acts as a hub for exchange of ideas among different stakeholders in computer science and scientific software and forms a lobbying forum for software engineering in natural sciences on an international level. This contribution discusses in detail the motivation, role and interplay with other initiatives of a "Software Institute for Data Intensive Science" which is currently being discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Roiser

Stefan Roiser

Senior Computing Engineer, CERN
I am a computing engineer in the IT department at CERN, Switzerland. My main interest is on data processing software frameworks and applications in high energy physics and their evolution in an evolving hardware landscape. Furthermore I am also interested in the possibility to establish... Read More →


Wednesday September 18, 2019 14:00 - 14:25
1. Bramall - Elgar Concert Hall Aston Webb Building