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.
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
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
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
big data analysts
developers and coding enthusiasts
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.