Reliability and reproducibility in computational science: Implementing veri...

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The Alan Turing Institute

1st floor, British Library

96 Euston Road

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In an era where science is afflicted by the ‘reproducibility crisis’, the need to improve confidence in scientific methods and data is immediate. Within the domain of computational science, the ability to produce high-fidelity predictions based on in silico methods is widely recognised to be essential in order to transform numerous industries, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, automotive and fusion.

This event deals with reliability and reproducibility of data produced by computer simulations in a number of research fields, including biomedicine, advanced functional materials, climate change, energy, and urban analytics.

The event will be in conjunction with the European Commission-funded project called "VECMA" (Verified Exascale Computing for Multiscale Applications) and aligns well with the Turing’s mission to tackle the biggest challenges in science, society, and the economy. Reproducibility pertains to all three, and ‘The Turing Way’, the Institute’s handbook for reproducible data science, is evidence of its importance.

The central objective is to propose methods that enable computer simulation predictions to guide real decision-making. Theory, software, tools and services in support of these goals are now being actively developed and will be showcased in a special interactive software session.

Ultimately, the goal is to support students and academics as they develop their code, as well as to train next-generation scientists and leaders to produce work that will be regarded as gold-standard examples of trustworthy and reusable research.



Draft agenda

The day will comprise expert talks, a panel session, and an interactive session on open-access software produced by VECMA (www.vecma-toolkit.eu) and The Alan Turing Institute.

09:30-10:00 – Registration

10:00-10:15 – Welcome Address

10:15-11:15 – Invited Talks

11:15-11:35 – Refreshment Break

11:35-11:55 – Invited Talk

11:55-12:25 – Discussion

12:25-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:45 – Reproducibility and Interactive Software parallel sessions

14:45-15:25 – Invited Talks

15:25-15:45 – Discussion

15:45-16:00 – Refreshment Break

16:00-16:50 – Panel discussion on reproducibility

16:50-17:00 – Closing Address

The event is expected to attract interest from physical and life scientists, engineers, medics, and social scientists, whether in academia, government, or industry, and to engage them in an active exchange of ideas and methods that will create impact on the way science is done.



Confirmed speakers

Professor Peter Coveney, University College London & University of Amsterdam

Dr Onnie Luk, Institute for Plasma Physics, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Professor Dan Crommelin, CWI Amsterdam

Professor Nick Malleson, University of Leeds

Dr Victoria Volodina, University of Exeter & The Alan Turing Institute

Dr Anna Nikishova, University of Amsterdam



Organisers

Professor Peter Coveney, University College London & University of Amsterdam

Professor Peter Challenor, University of Exeter and Turing Fellow

Professor Alison Heppenstall, University of Leeds and Turing Fellow

Dr Derek Groen, Brunel University

Dr Onnie Luk, IPP Max Planck

Professor Timo Betcke, UCL

Professor Alfons Hoekstra, University of Amsterdam


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