WoSSS21 - Online Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability

15-17 September 2021

Open science, digital heritage and sustaining software

Draft programme

Introduction and scope

The Workshop on Sustainable Software Sustainability 2021 will be held online from September 15-17. It is the 4thworkshop in a series that started in Berlin in 2015. In 2017 and 2019 the event took place in The Hague. Reports on the previous workshops are available here: https://wosss.org

The overall aim of the series is 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. 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.

Heading 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.

There will be four sessions taking place of PM, AM, PM, AM slots , divided over three days to maintain focus and momentum while being structured to allow adequate breaks. Every session will address a subject and will be introduced by a presentation. The four topics are:

Session 1: Sustaining software in digital cultural heritage
Session 2: Applying the FAIR data principles to software
Session 3: New developments in preserving and sustaining research software
Session 4: Sustaining the community and promoting an infrastructure for software sustainability

Organising committee:

Carlos Martinez, Netherlands eScience Centre (NLeSC), Amsterdam
Shoaib Sufi, Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), Manchester
Peter Doorn, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW), The Hague

WoSSS Steering Committee:

Neil Chue Hong, Software Sustainability Institute (SSI), Edinburgh
Joris van Eijnatten, Netherlands eScience Centre (NLeSC), Amsterdam
Henk Wals, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS-KNAW), The Hague