First conference for Research Software Engineers

RSE 2016


The RSE Conference 2016 in Manchester, England, is the first conference to focus exclusively on the issues that affect people who write and use software in research. Organisers are looking for submissions to the workshops and talks programmes that will investigate and communicate ideas and expertise from the Research Software Engineers community.

This is not a standard academic conference! RSE 2016 welcomes researchers, but also wants to hear from people who may not typically attend conferences. It’s a community conference: get involved and help build the RSE Community.

From running a workshop, sharing your ideas or simply attending, there are many ways in which you can participate. Organisers want to hear from you about the new technologies and techniques that help you in your work. They want your opinions on what will make the conference even more useful. And, of course, they want you to attend!

Research Software Engineers are the people who work in research, but write code not papers. Most people who conduct the work of an RSE are not formally called a Research Software Engineer. More information:

RSE 2016 is looking for participation from anyone with an interest in software in research: people who develop software (regardless of your job title), researchers, people who provide tools. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never attended a conference before, if you have an interest in software, they want to hear from you!

Organisers are actively encouraging first-time speakers and workshop leaders to take part, and are offering support and mentoring to those people who would like it.

 If you’d like more information, email the organisers at