deRSE20 - 2nd International Conference for Research Software Engineers in Germany, 25-27 August 2020

Dear RSE community!

Due to the current SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel deRSE20 - 2nd International Conference for Research Software Engineers in Germany, planned to take place from 25-27 August in Jena, Germany. We have made this decision with a heavy heart, but - given the current situation - did not see any other way to eliminate any risks for attendees and organizers.

But there is a silver lining! We are working with other national RSE initiatives to create an alternative mode for facilitating exchange about Research Software Engineering. Please consider submitting your contributions to this new format: SORSE - International Series of Online Research Software Events! Read more…

The 1st International Conference for Research Software Engineers in Germany last year in June in Potsdam was a great success. Therefore we are very happy to announce that planning for the 2nd International Conference for Research Software Engineers in Germany has started!

Photo by Antonia Cozacu, Jan Philipp Dietrich, de-RSE e.V. under CC-BY 4.0 Intl.

Call for Contributions!

The call for contributions is open from 03 February 2020!

Our aim is to reflect the diverse community of Research Software Engineers by seeking input from all levels of experience and across a variety of domains, geographic locations, genders, and ethnicities. We invite contributions from the community in four categories: talks, workshops, posters, and for the first time software demos.

Check out the call for contributions for further information, and submit your abstract Submissions have been disabled for the moment due to the cancellation of the conference. More….

Save the date!

  • Where: Friedrich Schiller University Jena (to be confirmed)
  • When: 25-27 August 2020
  • Hashtag: #deRSE20

The conference is expected to take place from mid-Tuesday, 25 August 2020, until mid-Thursday, 27 August 2020 at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you there.

We are aware of holidays during this time in some federal states, but are bound to this date by the availability of the venue.

It is our continued aim in 2020 to focus on the diversity of topics and people in Research Software Engineering, and enable lively exchanges across the whole spectrum of research software. For a first impression of some of the topics that were covered in June, have a look at the video recordings on the TIB AV portal.

The community is also planning for a co-located NFDI event.

  • Save the date,
  • tell your colleagues and friends,
  • keep in touch (subscribe to, and
  • join the organizing team! We’re currently looking for people to coordinate
    • volunteers,
    • international initiatives and collaboration,
    • social activities.

Please see the call for committee members (German-language) for details.

If you have any questions about the conference, or about joining the team, please get in touch with us at

See you in Jena!

The #deRSE20 conference committee