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DOI: 10.4230/DagMan.6.1.1
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Allen, Alice ; Aragon, Cecilia ; Becker, Christoph ; Carver, Jeffrey ; Chis, Andrei ; Combemale, Benoit ; Croucher, Mike ; Crowston, Kevin ; Garijo, Daniel ; Gehani, Ashish ; Goble, Carole ; Haines, Robert ; Hirschfeld, Robert ; Howison, James ; Huff, Kathryn ; Jay, Caroline ; Katz, Daniel S. ; Kirchner, Claude ; Kuksenok, Katie ; Lämmel, Ralf ; Nierstrasz, Oscar ; Turk, Matt ; van Nieuwpoort, Rob ; Vaughn, Matthew ; Vinju, Jurgen J.
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Engineering Academic Software (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 16252)

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Software is often a critical component of scientific research. It can be a component of the academic research methods used to produce research results, or it may itself be an academic research result. Software, however, has rarely been considered to be a citable artifact in its own right. With the advent of open-source software, artifact evaluation committees of conferences, and journals that include source code and running systems as part of the published artifacts, we foresee that software will increasingly be recognized as part of the academic process. The quality and sustainability of this software must be accounted for, both a prioro and a posteriori.

The Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop on "Engineering Academic Software" has examined the strengths, weaknesses, risks, and opportunities of academic software engineering. A key outcome of the workshop is this Dagstuhl Manifesto, serving as a roadmap towards future professional software engineering for software-based research instruments and other software produced and used in an academic context. The manifesto is expressed in terms of a series of actionable "pledges" that users and developers of academic research software can take as concrete steps towards improving the environment in which that software is produced.

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  author =	{Alice Allen and Cecilia Aragon and Christoph Becker and Jeffrey Carver and Andrei Chis and Benoit Combemale and Mike Croucher and Kevin Crowston and Daniel Garijo and Ashish Gehani and Carole Goble and Robert Haines and Robert Hirschfeld and James Howison and Kathryn Huff and Caroline Jay and Daniel S. Katz and Claude Kirchner and Katie Kuksenok and Ralf L{\"a}mmel and Oscar Nierstrasz and Matt Turk and Rob van Nieuwpoort and Matthew Vaughn and Jurgen J. Vinju},
  title =	{{Engineering Academic Software (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 16252)}},
  pages =	{1--20},
  journal =	{Dagstuhl Manifestos},
  ISSN =	{2193-2433},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{6},
  number =	{1},
  editor =	{Alice Allen et al.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-71468},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagMan.6.1.1},
  annote =	{Keywords: Academic software, Research software, Software citation, Software sustainability}

Keywords: Academic software, Research software, Software citation, Software sustainability
Collection: Dagstuhl Manifestos, Volume 6, Issue 1
Issue Date: 2017
Date of publication: 23.05.2017

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