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Introduction to First Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE) workshop

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WSSSPE Introduction

  1. 1. First Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences Daniel S. Katz Gabrielle Allen Neil Chue Hong Manish Parashar David Proctor Tweet? #wssspe Notes?
  2. 2. Process to-date • Organizers decided on initial topics • Invited PC members, who helped refine topics • Submissions turned in through 58 self-published short position and experience papers • PC members invited to review self-selected papers, average of 3.12 reviews per paper • 54 papers viewed as relevant and making a contribution; these papers are linked from the workshop website • Based on reviews, organizers grouped papers into three areas, and again based on reviews, selected panelists to represent each area • Invited 2 keynote speakers • Wrote up short description of this process, published as arXiv report ( – Documents what we have done – Contains links to each paper, to help get them in the indexing system
  3. 3. At the workshop • 2 keynotes to provide some themes – 8:45 – 10:15 – – – 10:15 – 10:30 Introduction (Daniel S. Katz) Philip E. Bourne: A Recipe for Sustainable Software Arfon Smith: Scientific Software and the Open Collaborative Web break • 3 panels to discuss contributions – 10:30 – 12:00 Panel 1: Developing & Supporting Software (moderator Manish Parashar; panelists Anshu Dubey, Juliana Freire, Mark Miller, and Vaidy Sunderam) – 12:00 – 1:30 lunch break (on your own, lunch not provided by SC13) – 1:30 – 3:00 Panel 2: Policy (moderator Neil Chue Hong; panelists Christopher Lenhardt, Daisie Huang, Heather Piwowar, and Victoria Stodden) – 3:00 – 3:30 break – 3:30 – 5:30 Panel 3: Communities (moderator Gabrielle Allen; panelists Karen Cranston, Daniel Crawford, Ian Foster, and Nancy Wilkins-Diehr) – Wrap-up discussion (Daniel S. Katz): results and next steps • Open discussion is welcome, as part of panels and in the closing discussion primarily, but also as questions following the keynotes, and in the breaks and lunch • Tweet? #wssspe • Notes?
  4. 4. What happens next • It’s up to all of us to decide • Because of the NSF connection, some themes will be further discussed in a workshop for SI2 PIs being planned for February • More open follow-up workshops/conference possible – Think about the right venues for a workshop – Is enough here for a full conference? • Each contributor: consider an additional version of your contributions based on learning from discussion? – Self published? Traditionally published? Venue for submission? – Special issue? • All participants: consider if there are specific issues, challenges, or solutions raised in the workshop that you would contribute to further debate through co-authored papers from the workshop, or through blog posts. – Depending on how the panels go, this might be a paper per panel, or it might be that each panel chair identifies key cross-cutting challenges that are shared with the other panels (for instance education and training). – Who is interested? – Venue for submission?