RSLondonSouthEast 2020

Thursday 6th February 2020, 9.30am – 5pm, The Royal Society, London

RSLondonSouthEast 2020 is the 2nd annual workshop of the research software community for London and South East of England. The workshop will again take place at The Royal Society in Central London and will bring together Research Software Engineers (RSEs), researchers, academics and individuals in a variety of related roles who work with or are interested in research software. The workshop aims to provide a regional focus on research software activities and offer an opportunity to present work to a regional audience, but it also aims to help participants develop links with the wider national and international RSE community. As such, the workshop is open to participants from elsewhere in the UK and beyond. Whether you’re already an experienced RSE or researcher developing software or whether you’re new to the area and are keen to develop your skills and meet others working in the field, the workshop will provide a great opportunity to engage with the community, network and develop your research software skills.

The one-day workshop will take place on Thursday 6th February 2020, 9.30am-6pm, in the Dining Room at The Royal Society. There will be a range of presentations from people across the community as well as opportunities for networking and discussion. See the call for submission of abstracts for presentations and posters.

In collaboration with RSLondonSouthEast 2020, Open Research London are organising a linked event on the previous evening. The event, The importance and challenges of sharing research software, will take place at the Institute of Physics from 6pm on Wednesday 5th February. Please register separately for this event through Eventbrite.

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG

The workshop will take place in the Dining Room.

Call for Submissions and Workshop Organisation

We are accepting submission of short abstracts for 20-minute talks (250 word abstract), 5-minute lightning talks (up to 150 word abstract) and posters (up to 150 word abstract). The deadline for abstract submissions is 6th December 2019.

  • Call for submission of abstracts for talks and posters
  • Abstract submission deadline: 6th December 2019 Deadline extended to Wednesday 11th December
  • Abstract submissions are open. Submit your abstract via the submission form Abstract submissions for the workshop have now closed.

Details of the workshop organising committee and programme committee can be found on the Committees page.


Workshop registration is via EventBrite at

The workshop will start at 9.30am and finish by 6pm. Tea and coffee will be available from 9.00am.


The workshop schedule is now available.

Code of Conduct, Diversity and Accessibility

Please read our workshop Code of Conduct and Diversity and Accessibility statement. Accessibility requirements can be specified at registration time but please contact us if you have any questions.


We would like to thank our event sponsors, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Society of Research Software Engineering.

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EPSRC support for the event is provided through RSE Fellowship Grant EP/R025460/1 and our poster session is sponsored by the Society of Research Software Engineering.

Contact Us

If you have any workshop-related queries, please e-mail

This event is not organized or endorsed by the Royal Society.