IWSG-A



International Workshop on Science Gateways - Australia

16-17 October 2017, Brisbane, Australia

In conjunction with eResearch Australasia


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About

This workshops offers participants the opportunity to engage with other members of the Science Gateways community, to explore common issues and share successes.


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, engage with industry, and offer resources for educating students and informing non-experts.


To continue the development of this community, this workshop offers a venue for knowledge exchange and skills development. Australian science gateways evidence many valuable impacts for their research communities, including collaboration with international gateways in their field. The significance of science gateways programs is evidenced in the existence of a range of national/regional programs that facilitate development of science gateways.


A Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) workshop will also be co-located at eResearch Australasia on 16-17 October. Registration at the IWSG-A workshop will enable participants to also access the PRAGMA workshop.

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


The International Workshop on Science Gateways - Australia will be an interactive forum, including lightning talks and roundtables to discuss and share common issues and experiences. This workshop builds on the successful Science Gateways series of workshops conducted for ten years in USA and Europe.


Keynote

The keynote for the workshop is Daniel S. Katz.

Register for the workshop

Registration is through the eResearch Conference. Register for the pre-conference workshop. 


Agenda


PRAGMA 33 and International Workshop on Science Gateways - Australia

Agendas, 16-17 October 2017, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
PRAGMA 33 workshop and IWSG-A attendees (who’ve registered for the IWSG-A workshop through eResearch Australasia) are welcome to move back and forth between the two workshops.

Day 1: Monday 16 October

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TIME

IWSG-A TOPIC

TIME

PRAGMA TOPIC

9:00-

9:10AM

Welcome, Michelle Barker, Nectar

8:45-8:55AM

Welcome

9:10-

10:00AM

Keynote: Software Citation: A solution with a problem, Daniel S. Katz (bio)

9:00-9::30 AM

Keynote 1: The Atlas of Living Australia: Sharing biodiversity information to inform research, policy and operational outcomes - Lee Belbin  




9:30 - 10:00 AM

Keynote 2: eReefs: Delivering information about Great Barrier Reef from catchment to ocean  - Cedric Robillot

10:00-

10:30AM

Ice-breaker: Get to know your fellow attendees, Rebecca Pirzl, CSIRO (bio)

10:00-10:30AM

PRAGMA update - Set context for the workshop and some updates from the working groups -- Phil Papadopoulos

10:30-11:00


COFFEE/TEA BREAK


International perspectives


11:00-

11:15AM

Updates on key international organisations including International Coalition on Science Gateways, Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences and Research Software Engineers Association, Michelle Barker

11:00AM-11:30PM

Working group and Expedition updates (6 talks of 5 minutes each) -- session chair Weicheng Huang


11:15-

11:30AM

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Strategies for Developing, Operating and Sustaining Science, Sandra Gesing

11:30-

12:00PM

Discussion on exemplar skills and training initiatives, and opportunities for alignment with national and international skills initiatives, Sandra Gesing

11:30-
12:00PM

Lightning talks -- session chairs Che Huang and Minh Dinh

12:00-

1:00PM

LUNCH BREAK aarnet.pngRCC_logo_web.jpg


Lunch sponsored by UQ Research Computing Centre and AARNet

1.00- 1.30PM

AARNet - Binding the Universe Together, Peter Elford, AARNet



Research Community Use Cases
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1:00-2:20PM

Three working group meetings in parallel  -- break out meetings

Resources working group -- PRAGMA Main Room: P10

Telescience/Geoscience working group -- PRAGMA Breakout Room 1: Concord Boardroom

Bioscience and cyber learning working group -- PRAGMA Breakout Room 2: P8

1:30-

1:45PM

Astronomy Data and Computing Services (ADACS): AAL’s approach to address astronomy community needs Robert Shen, Mita Brierley, Mark McAuley, Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL)

1:45-

2:00PM

GRAPLEr: A Distributed Collaborative Environment for Lake Ecosystem Modeling, Kensworth Subratie, Renato Figueiredo, Cayelan C. Carey, Paul C. Hanson

2:00-

2:15PM

Questions and Discussion

2:20-

2:50PM

COFFEE/TEA BREAK  [PRAGMA poster sessions starts]

2:50-

3:30PM

Poster session -- chairs Che Huang and Minh Dinh


Engagement opportunities


3:30-

3:55PM

Software registry update: work by Australian National Data Service and Science Gateways Community Institute, Mingfang Wu from Australian National Data Service and Sandra Gesing

3:30-4:00PM

Working group activities- continue

3:55-

4:15PM

FAIR update, Keith Russell (Australian National Data Service)


4:00-5:00PM


Demo session - Part 1,  session chair - Nurul Hashimah Ahamed Hassain Malim

4:15-

4:30PM

Powering science gateways with HPC: What are the options? David Perry (University of Melbourne)

4:30PM

END OF DAY 1

5:00PM

END OF DAY 1



6:00PM

PRAGMA social event



Day 2: Tuesday 17 October

TIME

IWSG-A TOPIC

TIME

PRAGMA TOPIC

9:00-

10:30AM

Joint Plenary Session


Chair - David Abramson

Solving wicked problems for fun and profit: how do we maximise societal value from our data and compute resources  - Peter Scarth;

Science Gateways overview - Sandra Gesing (30 mins)

Joint plenary panel discussion with members of PRAGMA and Science Gateways to identify opportunities to foster collaboration. Q&A session to explore at opportunities, synergy and collaboration between PRAGMA and the Science Gateway community. (30 mins)

Panel members: Jason Haga, Shava Smallen, Sandra Gesing, Peter Scarth, Dan Katz

10:30-

11:00AM

COFFEE/TEA BREAK


Technologies available to gateways
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11:00-

11:15AM

Three Gateway Technologies and a National Platform Richard O. Sinnott, Luca Morandini, Philip Greenwood

11:00-12:00PM

Demo Session - Part 2, session chair - Yoshiyuki Kido

11:15-11:30AM

Globus Auth and Your Gateway: Why and How Ian Foster

11:30-

12:00PM

Domain group discussions on available technologies and how to increase cross-fertilisation, Richard Sinnott

12:00-

1:15PM

LUNCH BREAK (Lunch not provided)

12:00-2:00PM

LUNCH BREAK and Steering committee meeting


Linking infrastructures
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1:15-

1:30PM

Linking eResearch infrastructures: an integrative approach to biodiversity data and modelling to build capacity, reduce complexity and maximise research outcomes Chantal Huijbers, Hamish Holewa, Sarah Richmond

1:30-

1:45PM

The Atlas of Living Australia’s Research Portal Lee Belbin

1:45-

2:20PM

Domain group discussions on what's available in linking infrastructures and what directions to go in, Richard Sinnott

2:00-2:20PM

Update on  PRAGMA booth activities in eResearch Australasia 2017 -- Jason Haga and Nadya Williams

2:20-

2:50PM

COFFEE/TEA BREAK

2:50-

4:00PM

Open topics - throughout workshop participants can suggest ideas to discuss at this time in small groups in this google doc, David Abramson

2:50-4:00 PM

Three working group meetings in parallel  -- break out meetings

Resources working group -- PRAGMA Main Room: P10

Telescience/Geoscience working group -- PRAGMA Breakout Room 1: Concord Boardroom

Bioscience and cyber learning working group -- PRAGMA Breakout Room 2: P11

4:00-

4:30PM

Wrap up of the workshop - what have we learned, what are we going to do differently?, Michelle Barker

4:00-5:00PM

PRAGMA-33 wrap-up - (Working Group Summaries, Steering Committee Summaries) -- Peter Arzberger

Invitation to PRAGMA 34 -- Jason Haga & Yoshiyuki Kido

4:30PM

END OF WORKSHOP

5:00PM

END OF WORKSHOP


eResearch Australasia Reception



Call for Papers Closed 30 June 2017

The call for papers closes 30 June 2017 (note this is later than for the main eResearch Australasia conference)


Submissions are invited related to various aspects of science gateways.  Suggested topics include:


  • Success metrics and approaches to sustainability

  • Enabling technologies and development frameworks

  • Approach to reproducibility and provenance

  • Workflows and service composition in science gateways

  • Integration of software sustainability principles

  • Ready to use science gateways in different areas and disciplines

  • Gateways in use by industry

  • Integration of scientific instruments

  • Usability studies or survey papers on user engagement

  • Portal technology and portal construction methods

  • Interfaces to cloud computing resources

  • Scaling gateways across large scale Cloud and data storage systems

  • Gateways and mobile applications

  • Successful use of collaborative tools and social media


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


Lightning talk or demonstration - Abstracts of 300 words. Accepted lightning talk or demonstration submissions will be given up to 10 minutes. Selected talks will be invited to submit extended papers that will be considered for a special journal issue incorporating papers from American, European and Australian science gateways conferences.


The submission closing date for IWSG-A is 30 June 2017. Note this is later than for the main eResearch Australasia conference).


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


  1. Download the submission template (word document).

  2. Complete the description of your topic using the template. Please specify if your submission is a lightning talk or demonstration. Submissions should 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 the submission portal and complete the submission form. If you have not used this 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 PDF document you have prepared using the submission template.


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

Program Committee

  • David Abramson (University of Queensland)

  • Steve Androulakis (ANDS, NeCTAR, RDS)

  • Michelle Barker (NeCTAR)

  • Sandra Gesing (University of Notre Dame, USA)

  • Rebecca Pirzl (ALA)

  • Richard Sinnott (University of Melbourne)

  • Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (San Diego Supercomputing Centre, USA)


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