Call for Participation



Based on feedback at previous gateway community events, this expanded conference has diversified its call for participation. We welcome the submission of many presentation formats on the topic of science or engineering gateways. Topics may include their design, use, impact, development process, sustainability, best practices — or any other aspect that you think fellow gateway creators or users will find interesting to learn. We also welcome educational topics directed toward the next generation of gateway creators.

Poster Session (all are welcome)

On Wednesday evening, we will be hosting a Poster Session (with the Resource Expo and a Reception) that is open to all. We invite participants to bring a poster to share their projects, lessons learned, and future plans with colleagues at the event. At previous events, these poster sessions have been an excellent way to connect and share ideas.

To participate in the poster session, please submit a PDF file of your poster through EasyChair by Friday, October 7. This is our way of confirming that your poster has been prepared.

You should design and print your poster no larger than 3 feet (1 meter) wide by 4 feet (1.3 meters) tall. EasyChair’s file size limit is 20MB. If your PDF file is larger than this, please contact us at to make alternate arrangements.

You are responsible for printing your own poster. 

Deadline for posters: Friday, October 7, 2016. See submission instructions for Easy Chair below.

Participation options (peer-reviewed)

  • Extended abstract: This could be a traditional academic or research paper presentation. In your extended abstract, please convey the key message you hope to share. Accepted presentations in this category will be included in the proceedings and will have the option of submitting a full paper (9-12 pages) for a special journal issue later in the year (details to follow).
  • Panel: Panels may collect several short “extended abstract” presentations or feature a series of questions/topics on a common theme. For example, if you have several colleagues who could discuss the similarities and differences of their experience with a specific gateway topic, you are welcome to gather up to 5 presenters as part of a panel. For these proposals, the submission may include an overview of up to 2 pages plus 1-page extended abstracts of the panelists’ individual presentations, if applicable.
  • Demo: Show off your gateway or underlying software/tools in a short presentation.
  • Tutorial: We offer slots of 90 minutes or 3 hours for tutorials about gateway-related topics including hands-on gateway-building techniques, gateway management issues, or the use of a specific tool.
  • Student-focused program: We welcome suggestions of sessions (tutorials or panels) that would be geared towards students or other young professionals interested in gateways.

We request a submission of no more than 2 pages for any of the above participation options, except panels (as applicable). It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted submission attend the conference.

Deadline for above participation options: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (Note: Unlike many conferences, we cannot extend this deadline due to a short timeline for reviewing.)

Relevant topics for proposal submissions

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Gateways connecting any aspects of advanced cyberinfrastructure (for example: data collections, instruments, and all types of computing services);
  • Gateway interoperability including, but not limited to, gateways that make use of one another, gateways that exchange data through new or commonly accepted data specifications, and gateways that provide common interfaces to disparate data or cross-domain data.
  • Gateways in support of new communities or for building unique communities, for example supporting rural or underserved communities or in newer computational domains such as digital humanities;
  • Design and architecture of gateways, including tools and frameworks that make developing gateways easier;
  • Gateway security models and solutions;
  • Middleware solutions in support of gateways including Web Services, workflow and mashup composers and engines, and similar capabilities;
  • Novel user interface/user experience implementations for science gateways
  • Non-browser gateways: desktops and mobile computing gateways;
  • Approaches to long-term sustainability (for example, experiences with open source development and licensing);
  • Gateways and community building, for example citizen science and social networking successes;
  • Gateways used in education;
  • The management and governance of gateways, such as securing funding, attracting users, monitoring content, and organizing the development team;
  • Groups that have established an organizational structure for producing multiple gateways, as on an academic campus;
  • Demonstrations and success stories; and
  • Summary and survey papers.

Instructions for submitting proposals and posters

The title of your submission entry should begin with the type of submission you are proposing. For example:

  • “Demo: MyGateway: A Gateway for the Masses”
  • “Extended Abstract: A Case Study of Gateway Membership Management”
  • “Tutorial: How to Use AWS with XSEDE”
  • “Poster: Amazing Research Through Gateways” (Note: Just the EasyChair entry needs “Poster” in the title. Your actual poster need not have “Poster” at the front.)

Here is a template for submitting your extended abstracts and other proposals:

Please upload your submission as a PDF to EasyChair:

Questions should be sent to

Accepted extended abstracts, posters, and presentation slides (if applicable) will be posted on our website.


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This project is funded by the National Science Foundation under award number ACI-1547611. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.