Save the date: NZ Research Software Engineering Conference happening online 18-19 September 2023

Now in its fourth year, NeSI's annual New Zealand Research Software Engineering (NZ RSE) Conference continues to support and grow the community of those who write code and develop applications that enable research. This community includes researchers, software engineers, computational scientists and anyone who writes code, applies software solutions to research problems, or develops applications that enable research.

The NZ RSE Conference is endorsed by the RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand (RSE-AUNZ).

We're pleased to announce that this year's event will be held online from 18-19 September 2023.

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2023 theme

This year, our theme is: Responsible Research in a Shifting World: Balancing Opportunities and Challenges

Responsible research software practices include key themes such as sustainability, reproducibility and ethics. As we navigate through technological, societal, and environmental shifts, it becomes crucial to examine the responsibilities and ethical considerations that accompany research endeavours. 

Call for Submissions

We welcome contributions from diverse disciplines and perspectives, encouraging researchers, developers, and practitioners working with research software to share their insights, experiences, and innovative approaches.

We seek submissions that delve into the delicate balance between seizing opportunities that come along with new technologies, (such as large language models) and addressing the challenges inherent in conducting responsible research in a changing world.

Submissions close on 27 July 2023.

We invite submissions that address a wide range of topics related to research software and responsible research, including but not limited to:

  • Ethical considerations in research software development and use
  • Open source software and its impact on responsible research
  • Security and integrity of research software applications
  • Reproducibility and transparency in research software tools
  • Collaboration and community engagement in research software projects
  • User-centered design and accessibility in research software development
  • Applied research software solutions to address research questions responsibly
  • Software sustainability and long term maintenance

Click here to submit your abstract


Meet our Organising Committee

Our 2023 Organising Committee is engaged and passionate about making this event open, inclusive, and a valuable learning opportunity for the research sector as a whole. This year our committee includes:

  • Nickylee Anderson - Events and Conference Planner, University of Auckland

  • Johanna Bayer - Research Fellow, University of Melbourne; and Steering Committee Member, RSE-AUNZ

  • Murray Cadzow - Programmer Scientific, Research & Teaching IT Support, University of Otago

  • Nisha Ghatak - Research Communities Advisor - Training Lead, NeSI

  • Charles Hefer - Senior Bioinformatician, AgResearch

  • Eryn Kwon - Senior Research Fellow, Mātai Medical Research Institute

  • Nooriyah Lohani - Research Communities Advisor, NeSI; and Steering Committee Co-Chair, RSE-AUNZ

  • Brent Martin - Senior Data Scientist, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

  • Janet Stacey - Digital Sciences Engineer, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR); and Steering Committee Member, RSE-AUNZ

Who attends?

We welcome a diverse range of participants, including:  

  • researchers and academics who code 

  • software engineers working in the research domain 

  • system administrators working in the research domain 

  • generalists who bring together the research and technical domains 

  • IT managers 

  • big data analysts 

  • developers and coding enthusiasts 

More information

To learn more about the 2023 NZRSE Conference, visit our event website and subscribe to our mailing list to receive future updates. 

Stay tuned for more details! Over the coming weeks, we'll be announcing more details around registration and invited speakers.

If you have any questions at any time, get in touch.