Join us at the 2024 New Zealand Research Software Engineering Conference!

Welcome to the fifth annual New Zealand Research Software Engineering (NZ RSE) Conference, proudly organised by NeSI. This event serves as a vibrant platform for researchers, software engineers, computational scientists, and coding enthusiasts to converge, exchange ideas, and explore the evolving landscape of research software.

When: 17-18 September 2024

Where: Online

Theme: Empowering communities through research software: From innovation to impact

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Continuing our tradition of fostering community growth and support, the NZ RSE Conference is endorsed by the RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand (RSE-AUNZ), solidifying its status as a leading event in the region.

What to expect

In 2023, our theme centered on "Responsible Research in a Shifting World: Balancing Opportunities and Challenges." Looking ahead to this year's conference, our focus shifts to "Empowering Communities Through Research Software: From Innovation to Impact."

This theme explores how software not only facilitates modeling, automation, data collection, and analysis but also cultivates collaborative environments where knowledge and resources are openly and efficiently shared. 

Call for Submissions

We invite diverse contributions from researchers, developers, and practitioners across disciplines to share insights, experiences, and innovative approaches. Submissions should delve into the transformative role of research software in empowering academic and scientific communities, shaping our discussions and reflections.

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

  • Collaborative frameworks and tools in research software
  • Community-driven development models for research software
  • Impact of open source software on community empowerment
  • Enhancing research impact through software solutions
  • Innovative practices in software training and support
  • User-centric design in research software
  • Fostering interdisciplinary collaborations through research software
  • Leveraging research software for community outreach and engagement


Submissions open – 10 June 2024

Submission closes – 12 July 2024

Author notifications – 9 August 2024


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Meet our Organising Committee

Our 2024 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:

  • Dr Nisha Ghatak - Research Communities Advisor - Training Lead, NeSI
  • Mercedes Randell - Research Communities Advisor, NeSI; and Steering Committee Co-Chair, RSE-AUNZ
  • Janet Stacey - Digital Sciences Engineer, Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR); and Steering Committee Member, RSE-AUNZ
  • Dr Rina Hannaford - Senior Data Scientist at AgResearch
  • Dr Wolfgang Hayek - HPC Research Software Engineer, NIWA
  • Dr Olivia Angelin-Bonnet - Statistical Scientist - The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited

Who should attend

Our conference welcomes a broad spectrum of participants, including:

  • Researchers and academics who code
  • Software engineers in the research domain
  • System administrators working in research
  • Generalists bridging research and technical domains
  • IT managers
  • Big data analysts
  • Developers and coding enthusiasts

Stay updated

To stay informed about the latest developments regarding the 2024 NZ RSE Conference, visit our event website and subscribe to our mailing list for future updates.

For inquiries or assistance, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to ensure you have a fulfilling and enriching conference experience.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to your participation in shaping the future of research software engineering!