Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE TCSC Technical Area on Science Gateways

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IWSG 2015 - Budapest, Hungary

3-5 June 2015

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.

The workshop aims 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.

Accepted full papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore. Authors of accepted papers at the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue at the journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience jointly organized with the US workshop on science gateways. Dates will be announced after IWSG 2015.

Important dates

  • Deadline for paper/abstract submission: 16 March 2015 extended to 31 March 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2015
  • Submission of camera-ready papers/abstracts: 5 May 2015
  • Registration deadline for authors/presenters: 11 May 2015
  • Registration closing: 29 May 2015
  • Date of the workshop: 3-5 June, 2015


We invite the submission of papers related to various aspects of Science Gateways. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Science gateway enabling technologies and development frameworks
  • Ready to use science gateways in different areas and disciplines
  • Management of high-throughput data via science gateways
  • Portal technology and portal construction methods
  • Usage models and gateway tools in different disciplines
  • Security aspects of science gateways
  • Usability studies of science gateways
  • Workflows and service composition in science gateways
  • High level tools for managing grid and cloud portability
  • Demonstrations/success stories

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