Tuesday 16th July 2024, 9.30am – 5pm, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London

The RSLondonSouthEast workshop is back for 2024. This year, our 5th workshop in the series will begin the process of growing our regional community to support a wider group of “digital Research Technical Professionals” (dRTPs). This development is taking place as part of our new STEP-UP project that will be providing a range of new and enhanced support for digital Research Technical Professionals over the coming years.

The workshop will again take place, in person, at Imperial College London’s South Kensington Campus. As usual, the workshop 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. In addition, this year’s workshop will begin the process of developing our support for digital technical professionals in roles including data and computing infrastructure.

Regional communities like RSLondon provide a great opportunity to meet and present work to peers at nearby institutions and organisations without the significant commitment in terms of travel costs and time that national or international conferences and events often present. The workshop offers a chance to tell members of the London and South East regional community about the work that we’ve all been doing over the past year. To make the most of this and to provide the chance to meet and network with colleagues, collaborators and friends from across the region, this will be an in-person only event.

While this workshop aims to provide a regional focus on research software, data and computing infrastructure activities, and offer an opportunity to present work to a regional audience, it also aims to help participants develop links with the wider RSE community. As such, the workshop is also open to participants from elsewhere in the UK and beyond. Whether you’re already an experienced technical professional or researcher developing software, working with research data, or managing specialist computing infrastructure, or whether you’re new to the space and are keen to develop your skills and meet others working in the field, the workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to engage with the community and develop your research technology skills.

There will be a range of technical presentations as well as a poster session and opportunities for networking and discussion.

The call for abstracts for presentations and posters will open shortly.

Venue

Huxley Building, 180 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus Map

Call for Submissions

We are accepting submission of short abstracts for 15-minute talks (300 word abstract), 5-minute lightning talks (up to 200 word abstract) and posters (up to 200 word abstract).

  • See the call for submission of abstracts for full details
  • Abstract submission deadline: 23:59 BST (UTC+1) on Wednesday 22nd May 2024 Tuesday 28th May 2024 (extended)
  • Abstract submissions will open shortly

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

Registration

Workshop registration will open soon and will close on Monday 1st July 2024.

The workshop will start at 10.00am and finish at approximately 5pm and we hope to be able to offer a post-workshop reception too. Tea and coffee will be available from 9.15am.

Schedule

The workshop schedule will published here in early June 2024.

Code of Conduct, Diversity and Accessibility & COVID-19 Guidance

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 ask that if you feel unwell on the day of the workshop or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, that you please do not attend. Masks will be available for anyone who wishes to wear one.

If you have access to a lateral flow test, please consider taking one prior to attending the workshop and do not attend if you receive a positive result. This will help all workshop participants to feel safe.

Sponsors

We would like to thank our event sponsors, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) without whom staging this event would not be possible.

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EPSRC support for the event is provided through Grant EP/Y530608/1.

Contact Us

If you have any workshop-related queries, please e-mail rslondonsoutheast2024@rslondon.ac.uk.

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