Workshop Sustainable Software Sustainability 2019 – enroll now!

18 February 2019

DANS organises a workshop on sustainable software sustainability, in cooperation with SSI(UK) and the eScience Center. The workshop will be held from the 24th until the 26th of April.

With the importance of data on the rise, an increased importance of software emerges as well. Data is being read, made, written, analysed, or treated otherwise. If data-archiving is increasingly important, so is the software that is used to manipulate the data. What is the use of data if the accompanying software has become obsolete?

The creation of software has hardly taken sustainability into account over the past decades. The program had to run on a current operating system, run within the ability of the user’s RAM, or just be extremely fast according to the standards at that time. That needs to change, otherwise the industry is just adding up to a collection of unsustainable software. Which advise or approach is reasonable and sustainable? And how do you motivate developers to shift their interest to a way of increased sustainability in software?

WOSSS19 connects experts of software sustainability to software developers and aims to improve and develop future software practices. The following topics in regard to researchsoftware will be discussed:

  • FAIR principles of software
  • Software Legacy / Heritage
  • Software development: current en future best practices
  • Software deposition routes
  • Software Directories
  • Gaining and planning sources
  • Software-transmission and -succession

Additional information

The workshop takes place in The Hague on the 24th until the 26th of April. There is no registration fee, but registration is mandatory. More information on the event here. (Registration has closed).

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