Online / 6 & 7 February 2021


Roberto Di Cosmo

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Roberto Di Cosmo is a Computer Science full professor at University Paris Diderot, now on leave at Inria to lead the Software Heritage universal archive for software source code, in collaboration with UNESCO. He spent over 30 years in research and education and over 20 years advocating, supporting and contributing to Free and Open Source Software, as well as Open Access, and now Open Science.

He is a trustee of the IMDEA Software institute, and member of the national committee for Open Science in France. His research activity spans theoretical computing, functional programming, parallel and distributed programming, the semantics of programming languages, type systems, rewriting and linear logic, and, more recently, the new scientific problems posed by the general adoption of Free Software, with a particular focus on static analysis of large software collections. He has published over 20 international journals articles and 50 international conference articles. In 2008, he has created and coordinated the european research project Mancoosi, that brought together 10 partners to improve the quality of package-based open source software systems. A long term Free Software advocate, he contributes to its adoption since 1998 with the best-seller Hijacking the world, seminars, articles and software. He created in October 2007 the Free Software thematic group of Systematic, that helped fund over 50 Open Source research and development collaborative projects for a consolidated budget of over 200Me. From 2010 to 2018, he was director of IRILL, a research structure dedicated to Free and Open Source Software quality. He created in 2015, and now directs Software Heritage, an initiative to build the universal archive of all the source code publicly available, in partnership with UNESCO.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Archiving, referencing and citing research software in Software Heritage Saturday D.research Open Research Tools and Technologies 15:00 15:25