Submission Guidelines

Talks fall under one of four themes and are 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. Workshops are 2- or 4-hour hands-on opportunities to train users to use software products or software engineering approaches. Please indicate if you are submitting for a talk or workshop, including theme for a talk or length for a workshop. Authors are asked to submit abstracts (300 word max) to

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2020. We will notify acceptance of papers by February 28, 2020.

Author information, lab association, and contact information will be published for attendees in the hopes of future interactions. Please email for more information.


Software engineering for sustainable scientific software

Adapting and applying software engineering best practices and principles to the development of scientific software. Examples may include test-driven development, Agile methodologies, version control, requirements engineering, and verification & validation graded approach.

DevOps infrastructure development

Processes and tools that teams have developed to enable or improve DevOps. Examples may include build systems, package managers, deployment promotion models, and dashboards.

DevOps CI/CD pipeline development

Processes and tools that software projects use to create continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. Examples may include multiple repository integration, workflow implementation, and pipeline automation.

Data analytics in DevOps

Methods and approaches that leverage data to improve software engineering, system response and DevOps pipelines. Examples may include performance analytics, code/system failure prediction and trend identification and response.