About IWSG

Science gateways are a community-specific set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated together via a web portal or a desktop application, providing access to resources and services of distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs). Science gateways offer the potential to open the utilisation of DCIs to wider audiences by providing a customised and easy to use user interface to access large computational and data resources. The complexity of the underlying infrastructure can be completely hidden from the end-users by a suitably tailored interface. As interest in science gateways has accelerated in the past few years, an increasing number of new user communities can utilise grid or cloud computing resources in a convenient manner.

IWSG (International Workshop on Science Gateways) is a yearly workshop series which focuses on research contributions for science gateways. IWSG takes place in Europe and IWSG-A takes place in Australia. The workshops are partnering with the yearly US workshop on science gateways sciencegateways.org.

The workshops aim to bring together researchers and scientists from different scientific domains, along with science gateways developers, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, to shape future directions for research, foster the exchange of ideas, standards and common requirements and push towards the wider adoption of science gateways in e-Science.

They form an international platform to exchange experience, formulate ideas, and catch up on technological advances in the context of science gateways.

The objectives of IWSG are
  • To reflect the international standard in the area of science gateways
  • To enable research groups attain novel capabilities in the area of scientific data management, collaboration and computing
  • To enable research groups attain standard of international excellence by using a peer-review system to select the best papers and abstracts only
  • To aid in the creation of resources in the form of novel approaches for the delivery and use of science gateways that will facilitate a wider uptake of distributed and parallel methods
  • To network in the area of science gateways, especially between the science gateways providers and users

There are three alternatives for researchers to present their work: talks, lightning talks, and demonstration sessions. Submission of a full paper may result in a talk, submission of an abstract may result in a lightning talk or a demonstration. All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed and evaluated on quality and relevance. Accepted full papers are published in workshop proceedings and result in fully citable articles.


  • IWSG 2020 will take place in Cardiff! The 12th IWSG will take place from 10-12 June 2020 in Cardiff! Have a look at http://iwsg2020.crc.nd.edu/!
    Posted Jan 8, 2020, 6:37 AM by Sandra Gesing
  • Deadline for IWSG 2019 in Ljubljana is coming up! After an extended break, the news are updated on IWSG here again! The 11th IWSG will take place from 12-14 June 2019 in Ljubljana! Have a look at http ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2019, 8:18 AM by Sandra Gesing
  • IWSG comes back to Edinburgh in 2018! The 10th IWSG will take place from 13-15 June 2018 in Edinburgh! Have a look at http://iwsg2018.crc.nd.edu/!
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 12:15 PM by Sandra Gesing
  • IWSG-A 2017: 16-17 October in Brisbane, Australia Stay tuned: The program will be published soon at http://iwsg-life.org/site/iwsglife/about-iwsg-a
    Posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:48 PM by Sandra Gesing
  • Gateways 2017: 23-25 October at University of Michigan Gateways 2017 will take place 23-25 October at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Poster submissions are open until 8 September!https://sciencegateways.org/web/gateways2017
    Posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:48 PM by Sandra Gesing
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