International Workshop on Science Gateways - Australia
Call for Papers

16-17 October 2017, Brisbane, Australia

In conjunction with eResearch Australasia

This workshops offers participants the opportunity to engage with other members of the Sience 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.

About the 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.


The keynote for the workshop is Daniel S. Katz. (bio)

Call for Papers

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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