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Canadian Research Software Conference

 Hosted by CANARIE

 

Who should attend?

  • Active developer of research software (regardless of job title)
  • Computational researchers
  • Students with an interest in computational research
  • Developers of open source software to support research
  • Researchers with an interest in software development

Why should you attend?

  • To further build a cohesive Canadian community of academic research software developers
  • To strengthen the impact of public funds for research
  • To learn, collaborate, exchange ideas, and discuss common issues affecting software development for academic research

How can you contribute?

There are 3 ways to contribute:

  • Short Talks: 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A
  • 5-minute Lightning Talks: Share your ideas with the group quickly through a super-short talk (perfect for new presenters)
  • Poster Competition: Students or those starting a career in software development can enter a poster in the competition.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) entries as voted by conference attendees.

Speakers

Pablo Castro

Dr. Pablo Samuel Castro

Research Software Developer, Google AI

Jonathan Kelly

Dr. Jonathan Kelly

Director, Space & Terrestrial Autonomous Robotic Systems (STARS) Laboratory and Professor, Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), University of Toronto

Gail Murphy

Dr. Gail Murphy

Professor (Computer Science) & Vice-President Research & Innovation, University of British Columbia

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Program

Please note: the Canadian Research Software Conference will be conducted in English.

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Registration

All fees are in CAD and are subject to QST.  Registration fees include all on-site meals throughout the CRSC19 proceedings.

Price
Early Bird Rate
(until April 12)
$99
Standard Rate
(April 13 – May 24)
$149
Late Registration
(May 25 – May 29)
$249

Register now

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Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations is now closed.

Research software developers, computational researchers, and students are invited to submit proposals for presentations at the Canadian Research Software Conference. Topics may include discussions of your current project, a challenge you are facing in your current project, or topics related to the development of software for academic research that you wish to discuss with conference attendees.

Proposals for both Short Talks and Lightning Talks are welcome from both individuals and groups. All those selected to speak at the conference will receive complimentary registration. Slides must be in PowerPoint or PDF format.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions must include:

  • Name, Title, Email address, and Organization of presenter(s)
  • Type of talk (short or lightning)
  • Bio for each presenter (maximum 150 words)
  • Presentation abstract (maximum 150 words or 500 characters)

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to select presentation proposals:

  • Relevance of the topic to the Canadian research software development community
  • Clarity of the proposal
  • Uniqueness/originality of the topic

Key Dates

  • April 12, 2019 at 5 PM ET – Submission deadline
  • April 19, 2019 – Notification of successful submissions
  • May 24, 2019 – Slides due to conference organizers

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Call for Posters

The Call for Posters is now closed.

If you are a student or a research software developer early in your career, you are encouraged to participate in the Poster Competition. Topics for posters may include discussions of your current project or other topics related to the development of software for academic research that you wish to discuss with conference attendees. Posters will be on display during both days of the conference, with poster sessions during coffee and lunch breaks.

All conference attendees will vote on the posters, with prizes awarded during the closing remarks at the end of day 2, on May 29, 2019.

Prizes

  • 1st Place: $500 Amazon.ca Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $350 Amazon.ca Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $150 Amazon.ca Gift Card

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must include:

  • Name, Title, Email address, and Organization of presenter(s)
  • Bio for each presenter (maximum 150 words)
  • Poster abstract (maximum 150 words or 500 characters)

Please note: For those selected, posters should be legible from a distance of 1 m and must not be larger than 0.9m x 1.2m (3ft x 4ft).

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to select posters proposals:

  • Relevance of the topic to the Canadian research software development community
  • Clarity of the proposal
  • Uniqueness/originality of the topic

Key Dates

  • April 12, 2019 at 5 PM ET Submission deadline
  • April 19, 2019 – Notification of successful submissions

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Travel

Accommodations

The InterContinental Montreal is ideally located at the gateway of downtown and Old Montreal, twenty minutes from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport and 1 KM from Montreal’s Central Train Station.

This luxury hotel is connected to the underground city and close to two subway stations, which will allow you to discover many of the city’s points of interest. CANARIE has secured a highly discounted rate in the CRSC room block.

Reservations: 1-877-660-8550
Group Code: CANARIE

Local Dining

Montreal is host to a wide range of restaurants to fit every palate. The city’s ethnic diversity will allow you to travel the tastes of the globe as you explore your surroundings.

Travel to Montreal

Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport

Visit the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport website to find flight information and rental car options. Transportation is also available directly from the terminal to downtown Ottawa via bus, taxi, limousine, or Uber.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail provides frequent daily service to Montreal from most Canadian cities. Montreal’s Central Station is a short bus or taxi ride from downtown.

Public Transit

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) provides comprehensive transit information for Montreal’s bus and metro system. The InterContinental Montreal is easily accessible by bus or metro from the airport and train station.

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