The Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2021 (WoSSS21) is running online from Wednesday 6th October to Friday 8th October.
WoSSS aims to bring together participants from a broad range of communities that are interested in how to deal with software sustainability, primarily from the perspective of scholarly and scientific research. There are currently over 140 registrations, with 60 institutions and over 20 countries represented. There will be a great set of speakers who will be announced in the next few days.
See the workshop agenda and register now for free.
WoSSS provides a meeting place to identify and discuss the hurdles and challenges we are facing. After Open Access to publications and FAIR data, software as a research output worthy and in need of preserving and sharing is only recently receiving more attention from policy makers and research funding organisations. With the new Horizon Europe programme just starting, during WoSSS21 we will discuss how we can best organise and support the community and emerging infrastructure for software sustainability. This year we will pay special attention to software as heritage and compare the challenges of sustaining software in the domains of cultural heritage and research.
WoSSS21 is not only oriented to research software developers, researchers who code, and specialists in digital preservation and research infrastructure, but also to policy makers in open science, research funders, and others who want to learn about the issues at stake and who have something to contribute. This year we especially welcome participants involved in digital heritage.