Gateways 2021: About

About the Conference Series

This gathering for gateway creators and enthusiasts typically features hands-on tutorials, demos, keynotes, presentations, panels, posters, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues. In 2020, we moved the conference online, which is where it will remain for 2021. We plan to meet in person again in March of 2022.

We invite you to join us! Gateway developers and users—regardless of their domain area—have a lot in common but have had few venues for exchanging experiences. The Gateways annual conference is an opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways as part of a vibrant community with common interests.

Science gateways allow academic research or education communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines. They are typically a web portal or a suite of desktop applications.


Program Committee

Many thanks to our Program Committee for their advisory work and for reviewing submissions!

Program Chair: Sandra Gesing, Discovery Partners Institute, SGCI
Logistics Chair: Nayiri Mullinix, University of Michigan, SGCI

  • Gregg Barrett, Cirrus
  • Ann Bessenbacher, Purdue University
  • Shannon Bradley, University of Illinois - NCSA
  • Steven Brandt, Louisiana State University
  • Alan Chalker, Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Sean Cleveland, University of Hawaii
  • Patrick Diehl, Louisiana State University
  • Wojtek James Goscinski, Australian National Imaging Facility
  • Jesus Cruz Guzman, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Vahid Jalili, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Katherine Lawrence, University of Michigan
  • Yan Liu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Leigh Noble, SIMIODE
  • Luis Cueva Parra, University of North Georgia
  • Robert Quick, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Jack Smith, Marshall University 
  • Ziheng Sun, George Mason University



The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) organizes a variety of opportunities, both online and in-person, that enable our community to come together for learning, exchange, professional development, and networking. All participants in the Gateways conference are required to agree with the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Code of Conduct

To provide all participants with the opportunity to benefit from our events, the SGCI is committed to a welcoming and inclusive environment for learning, inquiry, constructive discussion, respectful exchange, and intellectual freedom — regardless of ability, appearance, or identification with any group. We do not tolerate personal attacks, intimidation, disruptive behavior, or harassment in any form. Sexual, racist, or other identity-based offensive language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, social events, chat, Twitter, and other online media. 

Conference participants violating these rules will be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. If you see or experience inappropriate treatment at any of our events, please email us at