The Collaborations Workshop
The Collaborations Workshop gets researchers and software developers working together to solve research problems. If you’re a researcher who wants to make more of software, or a developer who wants to work with researchers, the workshop is the perfect opportunity to meet new collaborators.
The 2012 workshop was held at Queen's College at the University of Oxford on 21-22 March 2012.
Outcomes and downloads
Apart from the exchange of information and the new contacts made by the delegates, the following list covers the main outcomes from the Collaborations Workshop 2012.
- All discussions and detailed notes from the break outs are logged in the Google Group that was used to run the conference (as described on the email everything page). Anyone can access the group and read the notes.
- "Five important things" is the name given to the five most important lessons learned during each break out discussion.
- The collaborative ideas sessions led to around 50 ideas for collaborations. Updates on the progress of these potential collaborations will be provided in the Institute's blog over the following year.
- The lightning talks presented at the workshop are available for download. The list of presenters and titles can be found on the lightning talks topics page.
- The introductory talks from Neil Chue Hong (Introduction to the SSI), David De Roure (Digital Social Research) and Simon Hettrick (How does the workshop work?), and the wrap up from Neil Chue Hong can be downloaded.
- Although the delegates list is not publicly available, the list of attending organisations is available. The agenda is also available.
Photos pf the 2012 workshop are available in the gallery.
As Collaborations Workshop pages are superseded, they are added to the archive page. If you're looking for archived information, visit the archive page.
Original CW12 page
The information shown on the original Collaborations Workshop 2012 page is shown below.
The Collaborations Workshop 2012 (CW12) gets researchers and software developers working together to solve research problems. If you’re a researcher who wants to make more of software, or a developer who wants to work with researchers, the workshop is the perfect opportunity to meet new collaborators.
Venue and Date
The CW12 will be held at Queen's College at the University of Oxford on 21-22 March 2012.
Registration has now closed
We'll announce all Collaborations Workshop news on Twitter with the hastag #CollabW12.
Details of the workshop are available on Lanyrd.
Who should attend?
- Researchers from all disciplines
- Software developers
- Project managers
Why you should attend
There are many reasons to attend the Collaborations Workshop.
1. Meet with researchers and software developers
A fresh perspective is often all that is needed to solve problems or come up with new ideas. Yet it can be difficult to meet researchers from different backgrounds to your own. The CW12 brings together researchers from a highly varied range of disciplines, and it is this variety that makes the workshop so productive. This year will be no exception: we are joined by our Agents - from backgrounds as diverse as materials chemistry to sports science and clinical physics to glaciology - and we will also be joined by some of the Community Champions from the SeIUCCR project.
As delegates register for the workshop, we will add their organisation details to the Who's attending page.
2. Delegates have control
The delegates set the workshop’s agenda. Anyone who attends can suggest topics for discussion either before or during the workshop. At the workshop, everyone votes on the topics that they would like to discuss and the favourites make the agenda. The topics are discussed in small groups during breakout sessions, and the results from these sessions are communicated to everyone during reporting back sessions.
This year's break out topics will be listed on the break out topics page.
If you would like to suggest a topic, please info [at] software [dot] ac [dot] uk (send us an email).
3. Everything is flexible
Everything about the workshop is flexible. Delegates are encouraged to change the agenda to meet their needs. New topics for discussion are added, and exhausted topics are removed. If someone wants time to present new results, time will be found. If more time is needed for a discussion, it will be added.
4. Results are open
Everything is open so that delegates can access the information they helped to create at the workshop and – more importantly – so can anyone in the research community. Information on the planning of the workshop, the agenda items, the presentations, the reporting-back sessions, and post-workshop progress will all be available on the CW12 website.
5. It's an enjoyable event
Two days of discussion can be pretty intense, but it is also fun. The vast majority of our previous attendees want to re-attend the following year, and just last year we were given an average feedback rating of 4.3 out of 5 for enjoyability.
Accommodation for the workshop is available either at Queen's College or at nearby hotels. For more details, see the accommodation page.
This year, our gold sponsor is Digital Social Research, which maximises the uptake, use and impact of new digital technologies across the social science community.
We are also sponsored by the SeIUCCR project, which is a network of Community Champions who advocate the use of e-Infrastructures in their research.
Last updated: Tuesday 3 April 2012.