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.


  • CFP for IWSG in June in Rome The deadline for submissions to IWSG is on 20 March 2016. Have a look for further details at the IWSG 2016 website.
    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 6:09 PM by Sandra Gesing
  • Deadline for the Special Issue on Science Gateways extended It is our pleasure to announce that the deadline for the special issue on science gateways is extended to 21 December 2015. http://www.cc-pe.net/journalinfo/issues/2015 ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2015, 6:35 PM by Sandra Gesing
  • IWSG-A in the aarnet News Have a look at the great summary of IWSG-A http://news.aarnet.edu.au/building-global-science-gateways-integrated-access-to-data-analysis-tools-and-modelling/
    Posted Nov 7, 2015, 7:49 AM by Sandra Gesing
  • Special Issue on Science Gateways 2015 The deadline for submission to the special issue on science gateways in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience is 7 December 2015. More information can be found here http://www ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2015, 9:39 AM by Sandra Gesing
  • IWSG 2016 - Exciting Venue in Rome We are excited to announce that IWSG 2016 will be in Rome and will take place from 8-10 June 2016. Further important dates will be announced soon.https://sites ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2015, 7:46 AM by Sandra Gesing
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