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Section: Dissemination


Articles and contents

Software is a fundamental pillar of modern scientific research, across all fields and disciplines. However, there is a lack of adequate means to cite and reference software due to the complexity of the problem in terms of authorship, roles and credits. This complexity is further increased when it is considered over the lifetime of a software that can span up to several decades. Building upon the internal experience of Inria, we have provided a contribution to the ongoing efforts in order to develop proper guidelines and recommendations for software citation and reference. Namely, we recommend: (1) a richer taxonomy for software contributions with a qualitative scale; (2) to put humans at the heart of the evaluation; and (3) to distinguish citation from reference [10]. This has been a joint work between Alain Girault and colleagues from Software Heritage (Roberto Di Cosmo), from Inria's Evaluation Committee (Pierre Alliez, Benjamin Guedj, Mohand-Saïd Hacid, Nicolas Rougier), and a specialist in reproducible research (Arnaud Legrand).


Sophie Quinton played the role of one of the experts in the fictional trial of a robot during the Transfo Festival in Grenoble. She also gave a lecture on the design and verification of real-time systems as part of the ISN curriculum for high school teachers.

Alain Girault played the role of one of the experts in the fictional trial of a robot during the Fête de la Science in Grenoble.

Creation of media or tools for science outreach

All Spades members have contributed to the scenario of an animated movie, commissioned by the communication service of Inria, in order to popularise the research activities of Spades .