CISA-sponsored IWSG 2018 announces Keynote speakers

10th International Workshop on Science Gateways taking place in Edinburgh 13-15 June 2018

We are honored to announce that Michelle Barker (Australia), David de Roure (UK) and Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (US) agreed to be keynote speakers at IWSG2018!

Please circulate the following CfP to colleagues and groups who could be interested in science gateways, virtual research environments and/or virtual labs.



* 10th International Workshop on Science Gateways

* IWSG 2018

* 13-15 June 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK




Important Dates

Deadline for applying for a co-located event: 31 January 2018 Notification of acceptance: 07 February 2018

Deadline for paper/abstract submission : 04 March 2018 Notification of acceptance: 16 April 2018 Submission of camera-ready papers/abstracts: 01 May 2018 Registration deadline for authors/presenters: 08 May 2018 Early-Bird registration deadline: 15 May 2018 Registration deadline for regular fees: 08 June 2018 Date of the workshops: 13-15 June 2018


Keynote speakers: Michelle Barker, David de Roure and Nancy Wilkins-Diehr

Science gateways, Virtual Research Environments (VREs) and e-Laboratories / Virtual Labs (VLs) are a community-specific sets of tools, applications, and data collections that are well integrated via a web portal or an app, providing convenient and consistent access to distributed resources, services, data and instruments. They extend the power of research infrastructures and encourage wider audiences. They improve usability, automate routine tasks and offer ramps that enable users to progress to more sophisticated scientific methods. As a result they increase the use of advanced capabilities delivered by computational and data platforms, clouds and e-Infrastructures. The complexity of the underlying infrastructure is hidden from the end-users by carefully crafted interfaces, abstractions and automated mappings. The benefits they deliver increases dramatically as the wealth and diversity of data grows. They combine to deliver new strategies for tackling deep science, sophisti!

cated engineering and global challenges. For this they need to foster collaboration among globally dispersed communities, spanning multiple disciplines and levels of experience. They provide stability for established practices and well-polished methods. Simultaneously, they stimulate invention and new solutions by exposing new power in understandable forms.

The workshop will bring together researchers and scientists from different research domains, along with 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.


We invite the submission of papers related to Science Gateways (here taken to include Virtual Research Environments and Virtual Labs). Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Architectures, frameworks and technologies for science gateways

* Science gateways sustaining productive collaborative communities

* Support for scalability and data-driven methods in science gateways

* Improving the reproducibility of science in science gateways

* Science gateway usability, portals, workflows and tools

* Aspects of science gateways, such as security and stability


We in particular encourage the submissions from application scientists and community members, reporting their experiences with science gateways.

There are three forms of presentation:

* talks,

* lightning talks

* demonstrations.

Submission details are under


We also invite applications for co-located events.