Thursday 3 March
9.30 - 10.00 Registration, coffee and pastries
Start the day the way that nature intended: with coffee and pastry. It's also a chance to put up posters.
10.00 - 10.40 Welcome and kick off
A few short talks to kick off the workshop:
- Welcome - Simon Hettrick, the Software Sustainability Institute
- Understanding Sustainability and Doing It Better - Neil Chue Hong, the Software Sustainability Institute
- Evaluating and documenting technical innovation - David Wallom, the UK e-Science Engineering Task Force
10.40 - 11.00 Lightning talks
This is the best way to introduce yourself to everyone at the workshop: five minutes to explain who you are, what you do and who you'd like to work with. More information is available in the lightning talks section.
If you would like to give a lightning talk, please email us with a title and short overview.
The talks will be presented in the following order:
- Steve Lee - 'It's about people not tools'
- Judith Segal - 'Culture clashes between developers and scientists'
- Kevin Ashley - 'On Cloud 9 - are we feeling fine?'
- Jiten Bhagat - 'Taverna, BioCatalogue & myExperiment: A Trifecta Amidst a Treasure Trove of Tools'
- David Worth - 'The Software Engineering Support Programme and CCPForge'
- Ian Dunlop - 'Does your software look like this?'
- Brian Matthews - 'Why software preservation is important for Science'
- Luis Figueira - 'SoundSoftware.ac.uk: Sustainable Software for Audio and Music Research'
- John Brooke - 'Programmability and software re-use for evolving architectures'
- Steve McGough - 'e-Science Central - providing a web interface to many tools for collaborative research'
- Muriel Mewissen - 'Conquering the Post-Genomic Data Deluge with SPRINT'
- Rob Allan - 'Computational science and engineering deptartment at STFC'
- Miro Keller AXR - 'The web, done right'
- Hugh Glaser - 'sameas.org and rkbexplorer.com'
- Aaron Turner - 'YouShare.ac.uk'
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
A first chance to see the posters in the Chapter House room.
11.30 - 12.30 Lightning talks
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch and posters
Lunch in the Chapter House room and time to view the posters and ask questions.
1.30 - 3.30 Breakouts
This is where the flexible agenda takes over and you decide what we discuss. The first hour of the session will be dedicated to discussion and the second hour will be used for reporting back. More information is available in the breakouts section.
We have built up a list of topics for discussion (also in the breakouts section), but don't feel limited by that list. If you would like to talk about something else, then let us know beforehand or tell us on the day.
We come back together as a single group for the reporting back session. This is where the breakout chair or scribe reports back the findings of the group.
3.30 - 4.00 Coffee break
4.00 - 5.45 Breakouts
The second of the discussion sessions. We take another vote on discussion topics at the start of the session. You can choose to continue you discussion from the morning, or move onto something new.
5.45 - 6.00 The final word
We'll wrap up the workshop for the day and, if people want to continue discussion, we can point them in the direction of venues for further discussion.
19.30 Conference dinner
Friday 4 March
9.00 - 9.30 Coffee and pastries
9.30 - 9.45 Welcome back and breakout organisation
A short welcome back, and an opportunity to make changes to the agenda.
9.45 - 10.00 Sponsor talk
* Why local developers are important for innovation in education - Mahendra Mahey, DevCSI
10.00 - 11.15 Breakouts
This session will be dedicated to breakouts that will be reported back after the coffee break.
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 - 12.30 Breakouts
In this session we will report back from the last session of breakouts.
12.30 - 1.30 Lunch
A second opportunity to see the posters. Research Council representatives will be directed to the RC session for lunch and further discussions.
1.30 - 2.30 How can we improve research collaborations
In this session, we have an hour to reflect on the previous sessions and determine how we can improve research collaborations. We will split into three groups that will each report their findings in a lightning talk at the next session.
We want you to answer the question: 'How can we improve research collaborations' specifcally with ideas for:
- Who should be collaborating
- How should they collaborate
- And what currently prevents collaboration
2.30 - 2.45 Lightning reporting
In this session, we will run three final lightning talks - one from each of the three groups created in the last session.
2.45 - 3.00 Final word and farewell
The main workshop finishes at 3.00. The Research Council session will run until 5.00.
4.00 Research Council session ends
The separate Research Councils session will run in parallel with the Collaborations Workshop during the afternoon of 4 March from 12.45 to 4.00.