The call for submissions for RSECon23 is now closed. The details of the call are below for reference.

For the first time this year, we’ll be welcoming attendees both in-person and online, and as ever we’re looking to put forward an exciting, diverse and thought-provoking programme. We have seven different submission categories this year, each with its own style and set of requirements. Full information on each of these is linked below. If you have an idea you feel doesn’t fit in any of these types, get in touch and we can discuss your submission.

We especially welcome submissions from people underrepresented in the RSE community and at previous RSE conferences. Our diversity survey last year has highlighted women and both early- and late-career RSEs as particular groups we would encourage submissions from. We hosted a webinar on preparing and submitting an abstract which can be viewed here. The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to Wednesday 3rd May 2023.


This year we have chosen four themes for the conference to help us build a coherent and compelling programme. The four themes are:

  • Working with and as Researchers
  • Open Science and Open Source
  • Working with Industry and Commercialisation
  • Tooling for Research Software Engineering

We leave these themes deliberately open to interpretation and any submission may fit within one, multiple, or none. You may wish to use these themes as inspiration to help you plan your submission, but they are optional and will not be used by reviewers when they make their recommendations to us. 

Resources and Accessibility Needs

As part of the abstract submission form you will be able to provide information about any accessibility or technical requirements for your session (e.g. particular requirements for room layout, network bandwidth, or firewall exceptions). If you do not yet have specific details, provide a summary and we will follow-up with you later on.. You can also contact our EDIA Chair, Louise Brown, directly at [email protected] to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Please also consider our accessibility guidelines when submitting.

Wider dissemination after the conference and licensing

All materials will be published on the conference website, and recordings will be shared via YouTube. All material will be shared under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence unless an alternative open licence is agreed in advance with the conference committee. Where applicable, recordings, subtitles, slides, and any additional Q&A will also be made available via Zenodo.


We are happy to provide mentors who can help you make the best of your session. Mentors can help by reviewing draft slides, listening to a rehearsal, providing advice on making the material engaging, reviewing adherence to accessibility guidelines, advising on hybrid delivery, etc. You can let us know if you would like a mentor if your submission is accepted.