International Workshop on Science Gateways (19 Oct 2015)

Submissions due 29 May 2015

A Science Gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated through a tailored web-based environment. Often Science Gateways leverage larger scale computing and data storage facilities that would otherwise be inaccessible to many domain scientists. Gateways can be used to tackle common scientific goals as well as offering resources for educating students and informing non-experts.

Australia has invested heavily in the development of science gateways, particularly through the NeCTAR Virtual Laboratory program and major domain-specific projects such as AURIN, TERN and IMOS amongst many others. These initiatives have increased both connections and connectivity between Australian researchers, increasing opportunities for collaboration, created efficiencies and new forms of innovation. Many of these gateways have also established novel ways of utilising large-scale Cloud facilities (also offered through the NeCTAR program)

To continue the development of this community, this workshop offers a venue for exchanging experiences. While there is much that is common in gateway development across domains, often work is done in many different vacuums, where one research domain-specific group does not benefit from developments in another.

About the Workshop

The International Workshop on Science Gateways series focuses on research contributions for science gateways and tools in different science fields. It brings together scientists from many fields and disciplines, providing an international platform to exchange experience, formulate ideas, and share technological advances in the context of science gateways.

This will be an interactive forum, including lightning talks, posters, and opportunities to share common experiences. This workshop builds on the successful Science Gateways series of workshops conducted for the last eight years in USA and six years in Europe.

Call for Participation

  • Submissions are invited related to various aspects of science gateways. Suggested topics include:
  • Enabling technologies and development frameworks
  • Ready to use science gateways in different areas and disciplines
  • Portal technology and portal construction methods
  • Security, user tracking and accounting in science gateways
  • Success metrics and approaches to sustainability
  • Usability studies or survey papers
  • Workflows and service composition in science gateways
  • Integration of scientific instruments
  • Interfaces to cloud computing resources
  • Scaling gateways across large scale Cloud and data storage systems
  • Successful use of collaborative tools and social media
  • Gateways in use in education
  • Gateways and mobile applications
  • Demonstrations/success stories

There are three alternatives for researchers to present their work: talks, lightning talks, and demonstration sessions. All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed and evaluated on quality and relevance.

Talks – Presenters will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes
for questions) to provide a summary of their work. Papers of 4 pages in length should be submitted. Selected papers will be invited to submit extended papers that will be considered for a special journal issue of Concurrency and Computation – Practice and Experience.

Lightning talk or demonstration – Abstracts of 300 words can be submitted for the lightning talk or for the demonstration sessions. Authors must indicate which presentation format they are aiming for. Accepted lightning talk submissions will be given a 10-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in a lightning talk session. Accepted demonstration submissions will be given a 10-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in a demonstration session. Demonstrations will be given live to the workshop audience.

Please follow these steps to make a submission to the conference (to be aligned with eResearch Australasia format requirements when known).

How to make a submission

Please follow these steps to make a submission to the conference.

1. Download the submission template (word document)  for the type of submission you are making:

2. Complete the description of your topic using the template. Submissions for eResearch Australasia are extended abstracts rather than full papers. Your submission should be no longer than two pages, plus a third page for author bios, and be saved in a PDF format.

3. Prepare a brief summary of no more than 300 words. You will paste this into the submission form in the next step. If your submission is accepted this will become the short description of your session that appears on the conference website.

4. Go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eres2015 and complete the submission form. You will be asked during the submission process to select an appropriate submission group to which your abstract is related to; please select only one group to ensure your abstract is placed in the correct programme stream. If you have not used EasyChair before you will need to create a login account before entering your submission. If you have forgotten your username or password, help is available from the login screen.

5. At the end of the submission form you will be prompted to upload a paper in a PDF format. This is the two-page abstract you have prepared using the submission template.

6. You can return to EasyChair and make updates to your submission.

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted paper attend the workshop.

Program Committee

  • David Abramson (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Richard Sinnott (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Michelle Barker (James Cook University, Australia)
  • Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (San Diego Supercomputing Centre, USA)
  • Sandra Gesing (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Glenn Moloney (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Roberto Barbera (University of Catania and INFN, Italy)
  • Antun Balaz (Institute of Physics Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga (Academic Medical Centre, The Netherlands)
  • Geoffrey Fox (Indiana University, US)
  • Tristan Glatard (CNRS CREATIS, France)
  • Daniel S. Katz (University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Tamas Kiss (University of Westminster, UK)
  • Dagmar Krefting (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin Germany)
  • Peter Kunszt (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Suresh Marru (Indiana University, US)
  • Gabriele Pierantoni (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Marlon Pierce (Indiana University, US)
  • Cevat Sener (METU, Turkey)
  • Gergely Sipos (EGI.eu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Karolj Skala (Ruđer Bošković Institute Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Tony Solomonides (NorthShore University Health, USA)
  • Ian Taylor (University of Cardiff, UK)
  • James Taylor (Emory University, Atlanta, US)
  • Chen Wang (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia)
  • Eric Yen (Academia Sinica Grid Computing Center, Taiwan)

For further information please contact iwsg-a@sciencegateways.org or visit International Workshops on Science Gateways.