5th Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE5.2) Call for Submissions


WSSSPE5.2WSSSPE5.2 will take place in Auckland, New Zealand during IEEE eScience from 24th to 27th October. The workshop will discuss topics relevant to building a sustainable future for open-use research software and the activities that are needed to get there. This includes discussion of practices and experiences in sustainable scientific software, with the goal of improving the quality of today’s research software and the experiences of its developers by sharing practices and experiences. The workshop aims to facilitate the creation of a regional community focussed on sustainable research software, by sharing and building best practice both locally and internationally.

Call for submissions 

Deadline for abstracts 

30th June 2017

Submission types and formats 

  • Lightning talks: a short paper, up to two pages, that if accepted can be conveyed in a five to seven-minute talk.
  • Full paper: a long paper, up to 10 pages, that can be presented in a 15-minute talk.

Both types of talks may be based on novel or previously published work, present a position on what we can do to improve sustainable scientific software in the short term, or discuss experiences in sustainable scientific software, specifically discussing current practices and experiences and how they have been used to improve the quality of today’s research software and/or the experiences of its developers.

Submission process

Authors are invited to submit using the IEEE 8.5 × 11 manuscript guidelines: double-column text using single-spaced 10 point font on 8.5 × 11 inch pages. Templates are available from http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.

Submissions should also include a statement of their license, preferably CC BY 4.0.  Submissions should be made via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wssspe52.   

The proceedings of WSSSPE5.2 will be included in the eScience 2017 proceedings to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and made available online through the IEEE Digital Library. For each paper selected for publication, at least one of the authors must hold a registration for the workshop and must present the paper in person.

Further information

To see a full list of the topics of interest, please visit the WSSSPE5.2 event page.

WSSSPE is an international community-driven organisation that promotes sustainable research software by addressing challenges related to the full lifecycle of research software through shared learning and community action. WSSSPE5.2 is the seventh workshop convened since 2015 in an international series that provides opportunities for the community to come together to share and advance practices.

Posted by s.aragon on 6 April 2017 - 10:00am