2020-11-09, 19:00–20:30, Times in UTC
In this BoF we propose to discuss a variety of items to improve how
software is described and can be discovered. We will invite and
actively search for contributions to this discussion. Some examples of
what we could cover:
The codemeta.json file, under control of software
authors. Including a working session to write your own (or base it on
the ASCL starter file). This file (or itâs cousin
CITATION.cff) will also improve software citation, and we will explain
Possible options to expand the codemeta file, e.g. keywords
describing the API and its one-liners.
Improvements to the Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) such that
software is better covered.
Define a well defined field in astrophysics and take an inventory
of the software used to categorize them. A conference would be an
ideal event to get all the stakeholders together (we have a candidate
We encourage contributions to this BoF.