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Science gateways workshop announced for eResearch Australasia 2016

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Members of the scientific community are invited attend the second Australian International Workshop on Science Gateways, as part of the eResearch Australasia conference. The Workshop is 10 October 2016 in Melbourne. The call for participation for the Workshop (and the main conference) closes 5 June 2015. 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.

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. 

This will be an interactive forum, including lightning talks and roundtables to discuss and share common issues and experiences. This workshop builds on the first Australian workshop in 2015 (attended by 55 people) and the successful Science Gateways series of workshops conducted for nearly ten years in USA and Europe.

We gratefully acknowledge sponsorship from NeCTAR.

Call for Papers – closes 5 June 2016

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

  • Success metrics and approaches to sustainability
  • Ready to use science gateways in different areas and disciplines
  • Gateways in use by industry
  • Enabling technologies and development frameworks
  • Approach to reproducibiity and provenance
  • Workflows and service composition in science gateways
  • Integration of software sustainability principles
  • Portal technology and portal construction methods
  • Usability studies or survey papers on user engagement
  • Integration of scientific instruments
  • 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

For further information please contact iwsg-a@sciencegateways.org


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