Robert Haines from Research IT recently attended the Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop ‘Engineering Academic Software‘, co-organised by the Software Sustainability Institute‘s Manchester PI Carole Goble. The primary topics of discussion at the workshop were how to build the research software of the future and how to get credit for doing so.
Attended by experts from across the world, Robert Haines and Caroline Jay (School of Computer Science) offered their thoughts on the present and future states of application support, research software engineering, and the role of software as an output of academic research. All the contributions are available from the Workshop Materials page.
Directed towards policy makers and road-mapping the research challenges involved in making progress with academic software development, the report from the workshop is now available online.