Introducing the Software for Science track by Tracy Miranda

Fri, 2015-05-29 05:17

Tracy MirandaFor the very first time, we will have a science-themed track at EclipseCon France. Advances in science have always had widespread benefits for the rest of us, for example, space exploration and resulting GPS. In a similar way, advances in software for science will have widespread benefits for the rest of the Eclipse ecosystem. So it is hardly surprising that most of the talks in the brand new Science track have some overlap with other areas of technology such as modelling and IOT. This is the outline of the Science track:

1. How to reuse the DAWNSci Eclipse Project to describe data and do plotting - Dawnsci is an analysis workbench designed to work in a facility that just pushed past the 3 petabytes of data mark with the microscopic scan of a bee's eye. This is the first DAWNSci workshop at EclipseCon.
2. Instrumentino - Control your experiments - This is an open-source alternative to LabView,  a GUI framework for scientific instruments, which includes the ability to control Arduinos and Raspberry Pi's.
3. Better Software, Better Research is a case study that looks at research software in the field of genomics. By understanding the nature of software growth can we gain some insights into how it should evolve going forward?
4. System testing scientific software -  Testing, testing, testing.  This talk looks at a sophisticated methodology for system testing marine technology using domain-specific languages and Xtext.
5. Integrating Python and Java in Eclipse - Python is huge in Science. A number of technologies have sprung up to bridge the gap between python and java - this talk takes an in-depth look at them.Science WG

And on top of all that, the Science Industry Working Group will be getting together at the Unconference held before the main conference.

So if you are doing something directly with software for science, this track is a must attend. And even if you are not, there is lots of great content in there that may have implications for the future of your field of software.