[RSE] Registration Open  | RSE Conference 2018 – 3rd & 4th September – University of Birmingham

We are pleased to announce that registration for the RSE Conference 2018 is now open at the following link:
The last two conferences sold out, so we’ve added 50% more tickets this year. However, there are already 300 people on the notification list, so it looks like we will sell out again this year. If you want to attend, we recommend that you sign up early. 
We have a great programme of talks, workshops and keynotes planned around the following themes:
* Good practice for software development
* Researcher-developer partnerships
* Community and careers
* Novel technologies and methods
* Software engineering toys, tips and tricks
The conference will kick off on Monday 3rd September with registration from 08:30 to 09:30 and the last session will wrap up at 17:30. A conference dinner sponsored by Microsoft will be held that evening in the Great Hall at 19:30 starting with a drinks reception at 19:00.  The conference will continue on Tuesday 4th September with registration for anyone who hasn’t registered on Monday at 08:30, with sessions starting at 09:30 and will close at 17:30.  Information on some of the workshops is already available: http://rse.ac.uk/conf2018/programme/  We’re working hard on the full programme which will be published soon.
We have confirmed keynotes from:
* Eleanor Robson, Professor of Ancient Middle Eastern History – https://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/people/academic-staff/eleanor-robson
* James Howison, Associate Professor in the Information School of the University of Texas at Austin –http://james.howison.name/
* Andrew Fitzgibbon, Partner Scientist, HoloLens, Microsoft – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/awf/
Great Hall Exhibitors
Without our sponsors, the RSE conference couldn’t exist. Our sponsors are also our exhibitors and this year we’ve expanded our exhibitor hall and will be welcoming Microsoft, Google, Intel, Wellcome Trust, Amazon Web Services, Mathworks, STFC, SSI, Eclipse Foundation, CANARIE, NAG and EPSRC.  http://rse.ac.uk/conf2018/sponsors/

The University of Birmingham are holding rooms available for booking in the Chamberlain Halls that are a 25 minute walk from the conference venue. Rooms are £54 per room per night.  Booking is possible via a link on theRSE Conference website. Click on the green ‘Book Accommodation’ link and you will be redirected to the University of Birmingham website. Accommodation is available to book for the Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September. It is the responsibility of the attendee to book accommodation, separately from the conference registration.

Citation File Format Hackday – Wednesday 5th September 2018

Stay on an extra day to participate in this hackday.  During this dedicated Hack Day, we want to: Give an overview of – and discuss – the Citation File Format, its tooling and workflows; Discuss what tools would be necessary to facilitate, e.g., better usability, optimized workflows, or integration with other tools in the software citation workflow (reference managers, repositories, other formats, etc.); Do some actual work around existing and new tools, as well as the Citation File Format itself and its documentation. Find out more

Presenters Registration
For Talk, Workshop and Poster presenters, you will be sent a separate link soon to register for the conference.Please note that one lead presenter per talk, workshop or poster will be able to register via the presenter link.All other presenters in your team must register using the delegate registration, linked above.
If you have applied to participate in the conference as a volunteer, you will be notified by Friday 8th June whether your application has been successful or not and will then receive a dedicated volunteer registration link next week.
To contact the conference committee, please email rse18@rse.ac.uk and the relevant Chair will respond. We look forward to welcoming you to the RSE Conference 2018.
RSE 18 Organising Committee

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