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Published on Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Sustainability of software and services is one of the core technological challenges research infrastructures – not only in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – are facing. This workshop's purpose is to discuss whether it is possible to combine existing approaches into a set of guides and handbooks to enable developers to ensure software quality from the start and collaboratively with infrastructure providers create a service that is than usable by end users.The workshop is a joint effort by DARIAH-DE and DARIAH-EU within the DESIR project.



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)


The workshop is open to anyone interested in software quality and sustainability. We strongly invite experienced developers and project managers to participate, as well as anyone identifying with the spectrum in between. Collaboratively we hope to align existing efforts with your needs and requirements to shape a common catalogue of rules and criteria applicable to many infrastructures and research initiatives.


Please fill in the application form at eventbrite:


  • Centre Marc Bloch - Friedrichstraße 191
    Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany (10117)


  • Monday, October 09, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017


  • DARIAH, DARIAH-EU, CLARIN, CESSDA, Software, Sustainability


  • Carsten Thiel
    courriel : thiel [at] sub [dot] uni-goettingen [dot] de

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  • Carsten Thiel
    courriel : thiel [at] sub [dot] uni-goettingen [dot] de


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