Following the success of the First Conference of Research Software Engineers, we are pleased to announce that the Second Conference will be held at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on the 7-8 September 2017. As for the First Conference, we are expecting an international mix of over 200 attendees, and a programme full of interesting talks, posters, hands-on tutorials and discussion workshops.


Registration for the conference is now open, and costs £150. This covers both days, including all food and refreshments, as well as  the conference dinner in the Power Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry and a complimentary drink on the evening of Thursday 7th September. The conference was heavily oversubscribed last year, so we encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment. We have published a summary of key dates associated with the conference. In addition, we are pleased to say that we will have a number of travel bursaries available for a limited number of conference attendees.

A list of the titles and abstracts of the talks, and the workshops and hands-on tutorials is available, with keynote speakers and the allocation of presentations to individual parallel sessions announced nearer the time.

Call for volunteers

Would you like to help make #RSE2017 a success? We are looking for up to eight volunteers to join the team and help the conference run smoothly. You will receive free tickets to the conference and conference dinner, a free conference t-shirt, and the eternal gratitude of the organising committee. In return, you would help out on both days, e.g. staffing the registration desk, helping out in sessions, helping conference delegates etc. The deadline for applications is July 11th. To apply, you need to read the following details and complete the associated application form.

Related Workshop

The Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE5.1) will be held at the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester on Wednesday 6th September (day before RSE2017). This workshop aims to capture the state of the art in sustainable research software, discuss ongoing efforts to improve it, and identify potential topics to act upon. Registration for WSSSPE5.1 is separate to registration for RSE2017, and is handled on their website.


With over 200 attendees from 14 countries, sponsorship provides both significant exposure, and more importantly, a good opportunity for companies and organisations to connect with Research Software Engineers from around the world. If you are interested in supporting the RSE community and sponsoring the Second RSE Conference, please see our sponsorship levels

We are pleased to announce the following organisations as sponsors of the Second RSE Conference: