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The Oxford e-Research Centre is organising the Digital Practices in the Humanities Workshop (DPHW) on 21st June 2018 from 10am–5pm. The workshop will look into digital toolmaking and its use in the humanities. 

The event is free though registration is required. 

For further information, please visit Digital Practices in the Humanities Wokshop (DPHW).


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Software Sustainability Institute fellow Becky Arnold is arranging a series of talks on good coding practice and related topics. The first session will take place on the 2nd May at Sheffield University. The talk will be in the Hicks building, lecture theatre 6 at 3:30 pm. 

David Hubber (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich) will be giving a talk about how to structure code efficiently. He will also discuss code module design, decoupling strategies and test-driven development.

All are welcome and there's no need to register.

Further information and information on other upcoming sessions is available at the…

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The Alan Turing Institute is delighted to invite you to two separate but related one day workshops that explore new forms of social exclusion in a digital society and the scope to monitor and mitigate these with digital resources. By bringing together social scientists, digital researchers and involved practitioners we hope to build partnerships to unlock new data and develop new tools and to strengthen the work of the Alan Turing Institute in these areas.

The workshops will involve presentations and round table discussions aimed at clarifying research questions, and helping develop research relationships.

For the latest information, check the workshop website.

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Research Associate: Harnessing Emerging Hardware Architectures in Kinetic Monte-Carlo Simulations (Ref: 1712391)

UCL is looking for an experienced and motivated post-doctoral researcher to develop innovative methods and algorithms for kinetic Monte-Carlo (KMC) simulations of reactions on catalytic surfaces. These algorithms will harness modern/emerging hardware architectures such as GPUs and FPGAs. Within the remit of the project is also the implementation of these algorithms in our KMC software application Zacros.

The position is available immediately and is funded for 3 years in the first instance. Closing date for applications: 30th April 2018.


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The Software Sustainability Institute website will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thursday 26th April from 7:30am-8:00am. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Following the success of the Second Conference of Research Software Engineers, the RSE conference 2018 will take place at the Bramall Building at the University of Birmingham, on 3rd-4th September 2018. RSE18 is the perfect opportunity to promote your products and services to research software engineering leaders and decision makers (present and future) at the only conference purpose built for RSEs.

The organising committee welcome submissions for workshops and talks for the RSE18 conference. The aim is to reflect the diverse community of research software engineers by seeking input from a variety of domains, geographic locations, gender, ethnicities and experience.

The conference themes for RSE18 are:

  • Good practice for software development

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collage_fellowsphotos_landingpage.jpgThe Software Sustainability Institute is very pleased to announce that “Raising the status of software in research: A survey-based evaluation of the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme” by Shoaib Sufi and Caroline Jay is now available as a PeerJ Preprint at

We have been running the Software Sustainability Institute Fellowship Programme since 2012. Up to now, we have recruited 112 Fellows.

In 2017, the Institute ran a research survey asking Fellows from the 2012–2016 cohorts  to report the effect that the programme has had on them, their institutions, their research domains and their careers. The results show that the fellowship plays a wide-ranging role in supporting communities of best practice and skills transfer, and that a significant benefit is the way it has raised the profile of software in research, and those people who develop and advocate for it. Highlights from the survey include:

96% of Fellows say they have benefitted from being a Fellow.

72% of Fellows say being a Fellow has helped advance their careers.


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The Workshop on Debugging Numerical Software will take place at the University of Bath (UK) on 4th & 5th June 2018. The goal of the workshop is to bring together research software engineers from industry and academia to talk about this important but often neglected topic. A lot of time “writing” code is actually spent hunting for (sometimes very elusive) bugs, yet there seems to be limited general advise or consensus on how to make this often arduous task easier.

Instead of concentrating on the technicalities, specific debuggers or particular programs, the workshop aims to explore common themes, discuss general strategies and share experiences. Although the focus will be on numerical software, developers from other disciplines are very welcome.

To express your interest in the workshop, please fill out this google form by Tuesday 1st May 2018.

Please note that the number of spaces is limited and filling out the form will NOT confirm your place yet. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to confirm your attendance.

Do not make any travel or accommodation arrangement before you receive an email from the organisers confirming your attendance.

The workshop is organised by James Grant as local RSE in Bath and Eike Mueller as a new Fellow of the Software Sustainability Institute. It has been made possible through generous financial support from the Software Sustainability Institute and the I…

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The Exascale Applications and Software Conference 2018 (EASC18) will take place on 17th to 19th April 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC). The general early-bird registration fee is £325, and early-bird student registration fee: £250. Early-bird registrations are open until the 28th March 2018.

The conference will cover diverse topics associated with applications, tools, software programming models and libraries, and other technologies necessary to exploit future exascale systems, including:

  • enabling and optimising applications for exascale;
  • developing and enhancing algorithms for exascale systems;
  • aiding the exploitation of massively parallel systems through tools, e.g. performance analysis, debugging, development environments;
  • programming models and libraries for exascale;
  • exascale runtimes and system software;
  • evaluating best practice in HPC concerning large-scale facilities and application execution;
  • novel uses of current generation and future exascale systems;
  • new hardware technologies and their exploitation to solve exascale challenges.

For full details and registration, please visit the EASC18 page.

Exascale Applications Workshop

EASC attendees are also invited to register for a free Exascale Applications Workshop on 19 April (p.m.) – 20 April (a.m.) at Pollock Halls, Edinburgh.

This workshop will focus on communication models and their use in applications. The aim is to…

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