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Software Heritage Symposium and Summit 2024 (Paris, France + Online)

February 1

The Software Heritage Symposium and Summit 2024 is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2024, starting at 2:00pm at the UNESCO headquarters. This hybrid event allows registrations from the general public for both in-person and online attendance. To secure your spot, please complete this simple registration form. Confirmation will be promptly provided based on seat availability.

Software Heritage, the universal source code archive, was launched in 2016 by Inria (France). Software Heritage’s  ambitious goal is to collect, preserve and share all software source code, building an essential infrastructure at the service of cultural heritage, digital development, science, industry, and society as a whole.  As part of the event we will gather to take stock of the achievements and status of the initiative, and to highlight the relevance of its mission in the context of today’s dynamic digital innovation landscape, including rapid changes in the field of generative artificial intelligence.

In 2021, we have celebrated the 5th anniversary of Software Heritage with the first annual Symposium. A second Symposium took place in 2023. This is Software Heritage’s 3rd Symposium event.

The half-day event, which will follow a hybrid format of virtual and on-site participation at the UNESCO Headquarters, will focus on several major dimensions of relevance to the Software Heritage archive:

  • Software source code as documentary heritage and an enabler for historical research
  • Scientific challenges for analyzing and learning from preserved Source Code
  • Software source code as a first class research output in the Open Science ecosystem
  • Software source code as enabler for innovation and sharing in industry and administration

At 2:45 pm, Kate Stewart, Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation, will participate in Industry and Public Administration Panel. Other panelists include:

  • Guillaume Avrin, National coordinator for artificial intelligence, Direction Générale des Entreprises
  • Omar Mohsine, Open Source coordinator, United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology
  • Marc Palazon, CEO Groupe SMILE and Board member Numeum

This event is managed completely by Software Heritage. For more details about the agenda or to register, visit the event website.