For SORSE, we are looking for talks on topics that are of general interest to an audience of RSEs and other people interested in research software practice and experiences. Talks go beyond the presentation of a single research software, or a single use case, and provide an opportunity for the audience to learn about and discuss an idea or solution.
Talks in SORSE don’t differ much from presenting at an in-person conference. They include a presentation by one or more speakers, usually supported by a slide deck, followed by a discussion session. Talks can be short (10-15 minutes) or longer (15-30 minutes). Short talks may be combined with another short talk within one session. Talk sessions have a maximum length of 1 hour. The discussion session is moderated, and questions can be asked in written form.
Presenting an online talk provides additional opportunities in comparison to in-person talks: you can pre-record your talk, hold a second discussion session for participants in different time zones, stream the talk live to a larger audience, and summarize it in a blog post. Simply indicate if you want to do any of these when you submit your talk proposal.