Software Sustainability: Quality and Re-usability

Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin (DE), October 9–10, 2017

See the report in the DHd-Blog.

Various efforts are being undertaken to address different aspects of the overall problem of sustainability. As part of the ESFRI process, the field of digital research infrastructures is being advanced through individual projects. These have worked on Software Maturity Models (CESSDA) and a Service Life Cycle (DARIAH) and created general Software Quality Guidelines (CLARIAH), informing the basis of all development efforts and processes. During the workshop, we will be introduced to these concepts and the problems they address. On the second day, we will spread into group sessions to discuss possible connections between them as well as the missing links.

The workshop is inspired by ongoing discussions within DARIAH, Humanities at Scale, DESIR and beyond. It brings together leading experts from the digital research infrastructures CESSDA, CLARIN and DARIAH in an effort to engage with the wider community.

9 October

  • 13:00-14:00 Registration / Lunch
  • 14:00-14:05 Welcome – Marco Raciti (DARIAH-EU)
  • 14:05-14:30 Introduction – Carsten Thiel (SUB)
  • 14:30-15:00 CESSDA Software Maturity Model – John Shepherdson (UK Data Service)
  • 15:00-15:30 CLARIAH-NL Software Quality Guidelines – Reinier de Valk (DANS)
  • 15:30-15:45 Coffee break
  • 15:45-16:15 DARIAH-DE Service Life Cycle – Danah Tonne (KIT)
  • 16:15-16:45 The infrastructure view

    • DARIAH-EU – Tibor Kalman (GWDG)
    • CESSDA – Hossein Abroshan (Cessda MO)
    • CLARIN – Matej Durco (OEAW)
  • 16:45-17:00 Coffee break
  • 17:00-17:30 Plenary session
  • 17:30-18:30 “A different point of view”: external keynote – Phillip Hagedorn (GfK DE)
  • 19:30 Dinner followed by ‘discussion over beer and wine’

10 October

  • 09:30-10:00 Re-cap of the first day
  • 10:00-11:00 First group discussion
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30 Second group discussion
  • 12:30-13:00 Group reports, results and next steps
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch

Organisational Team

  • Carsten Thiel (DARIAH-DE)
  • Marco Raciti (DARIAH-EU)