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The conference at a glance

The detailed schedule is posted below. All times are listed in Eastern time.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022: Tutorials

11:00 am-12:30 pm — 90-minute tutorials or first half of 3-hours tutorials

12:30 pm-1:00 pm — Break

1:00 pm-2:30 pm — 90-minute tutorials or second half of 3-hours tutorials

Wednesday, April 6, 2022: Tutorials, Lightning Talks, and Social Hour

11:00 am-12:30 pm — 90-minute tutorials

12:30 pm-1:00 pm — Break

1:00 pm-2:30 pm — Lightning talks

2:30 pm-3:30 pm — Social interaction and continuation of discussions

Thursday, April 7, 2022: Lightning Talks, Open Forum and Panel

11:00 am-12:30 pm — Lightning talks

12:30 pm-1:00 pm — Break

1:00 pm-1:45 pm — Two Open Forums

1:45 pm-2:15 pm —Closing/Discussions


Detailed Schedule

Tuesday, April 5 (Tutorials)


11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Advanced Computing Meets Data FAIRness: Building Science Gateways with the Django Globus Portal Framework (part one, continues in the afternoon)

Vas Vasiliadis and Lee Liming

Session chair
Sandra Gesing 


Open OnDemand Kubernetes Integration
This tutorial was CANCELLED

Alan Chalker and Travis Ravert


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET




1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Advanced Computing Meets Data FAIRness: Building Science Gateways with the Django Globus Portal Framework (part two, continued from the morning)

Vas Vasiliadis and Lee Liming

Session chair
Leigh Noble 


Smart Data Collection and Processing for Real-Time Sensor Networks with Tapis APIs

Anagha Jamthe, Sean Cleveland, Joe Stubbs, Steve Black
and Smruti Padhy

Session chair 
Sean Cleveland 


Wednesday, April 6 (Tutorials and Conference sessions)


11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

An Overview of the Apache Airavata Software Stack for Science Gateways

Suresh Marru, Eroma Abeysinghe, Marcus Christie,
Dimuthu Wannipurage, Isuru Ranawaka,
Sudhakar Pamidighantam and Marlon Pierce

Session chair
Luis Cueva Parra 


Tutorial on the Virtual Imaging Platform - Applications as a Service and Beyond

Sorina Camarasu Pop, Alexandre Cornier and Axel Bonnet

Session chair
Leigh Noble 


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET





1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Lightning Talks (15 minutes each)

Session chair
Sandra Gesing


Building a sustainable, open science data web application with zero budget

Wai-Yin Kwan


Tooling behind cloud cost benchmarks

Enis Afgan, Keith Sudderman, Bridget Carr, Victor Wen, Michael Schatz and Nuwan Goonasekera


Scalable Environments for reproducible Open Science

Gergely Sipos and Enol Fernández-Del-Castillo


Ten Techniques for Identifying Influencers to Help Promote Science Gateways and Cyberinfrastructure for Adoption and Diffusion

Alex Olshansky, Cassandra Hayes, Chaitra Kulkarni and Kerk Kee


Scientific Web Application Template

Nicole Brewer, Rajesh Kalyanam, Rob Campbell, Carol X. Song and Lan Zhao


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Social interaction and continuation of discussions



Thursday, April 7


11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET

Lightning talks (15 min each)

Session chair
Bev Corwin


Portal for High-Precision Atomic Data and Computation,

Parinaz Barakhshan, Rudolf Eigenmann,
Marianna Safronova and Bindiya Arora


The Release of a Science Gateway for Climate Data in Hawai‘i

Sean Cleveland, Jared McLean, Michael Dodge II, Ryan Longman, Matthew Lucas, Keri Kodama, Thomas Giambelluca and Gwen Jacobs


Optimized Terapixel-Scale Processing of Astronomical Images

Bruce Berriman, Ewa Deelman, John Good, Karan Vahi and Ryan Tanaka


XSEDE GPUs speed genomic analysis in GenePattern






Ted Liefeld, Alexander Wenzel, Kenneth Yoshimoto, Michael Reich and
Jill P Mesirov



  Collaborative Analysis and Visualization of Geospatial Data using Hazmapper/Geoapi

Ian Park and Nathan Franklin

  Distributed computing on the cloud for Science Gateways with Dask

Andrea Zonca and Julien Chastang


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET




1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Open Forum (in parallel sessions)



FAIR-OS for Learning: Integrating FAIR principles and open practices to address shared societal challenges

Michael Lamar and Sam Donovan

Session chair 
Shannon Bradley


Open OnDemand App Development and Integration

Alan Chalker, David Hudak and Robert Settlage

Session chair 
Alan Chalker


1:45 pm - 2:15 pm ET






Call for Community Participation



Mini Gateways 2022: Connections for the Future will be online April 5-7.

Science gateways are end-to-end solutions with easy-to-use interfaces enabling the application of complex research infrastructures such as computing and data infrastructures, instruments, and other domain-specific resources to support research and education. They may also be known as portals, virtual research environments, eScience, virtual labs, eResearch, digital repositories, or research cyberinfrastructure.

Mini Gateways 2022 is planned as an opportunity to highlight the interconnection of research domains, teaching and science gateways, and the interoperability of technologies. It will offer diverse options for sharing work and networking in the community. The format includes tutorial sessions, panels, presentations in the form of lightning talks, and an open forum. 

Relevant topics for submissions

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
  • Software engineering approaches for scientific work
  • Aspects of science gateways, such as security and stability
  • AI and ML for science gateways
  • Social research on science gateways
  • Use cases and lessons learned from science gateways 
  • Interconnection of domain and technology

Presentation Options

We invite the submission of abstracts related to science gateways. All contributions will be subject to standard peer review on quality and relevance, which will decide acceptance of a lightning talk, panel, or tutorial. Abstracts and tutorials must not exceed 500 words and may include a diagram. Open forum submissions must not exceed 200 words. Lighting talk, panel, and tutorial abstracts will be published in Zenodo.

All submissions are due March 7, 2022.

Lightning Talks and Panels

Presenters of a lightning talk will be given a 10-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) to provide a summary and update to their work. Panels will be 45 minutes long. 

Submissions must not exceed 500 words and may include a diagram. In particular, we encourage submissions from application scientists and community members reporting their experiences with science gateways, requirements for future gateways, and visions for technologies.


Tutorials will receive slots of 90 minutes or 3 hours. A 3-hour tutorial will be presented in two 90-minute segments with a 30-minute break in the middle. Topics can include hands-on gateway-building techniques, gateway management issues, community-building activities, or the use of a specific tool. 

Submissions must not exceed 500 words and may include a diagram.  Please specify: (a) your proposed tutorial length, (b) recommended skill level (e.g., beginner, intermediate, advanced) and prerequisites (e.g., familiarity with specific software or technologies), and (c) the technology and/or software requirements necessary for someone to participate in the tutorial (e.g., do they need to install software or create an account before the tutorial?).

Open Forum

The Open Forum will be 45 minutes long. This will be an opportunity to discuss emerging topics in science gateways. Submissions must not exceed 200 words. 

Instructions for submissions

All submissions are due by March 7, 2022.

Step 1: Prepare your submission.

Abstracts for lightning talks, panels, and tutorials must not exceed 500 words and may include a diagram. Abstracts for the Open Forum must not exceed 200 words. 

Please use this template.

Save your file in PDF format.

Step 2: Upload your PDF submission.

Submission of all presentations is through EasyChair (

You will need to include the following information when you submit:

  • Title
  • Authors (including email and affiliation)
  • Keywords
  • Abstract (maximum of 500 words)

 You will also be able to revise your abstract or upload an updated PDF until the March 7 submission deadline.

Step 3: Relax and wait until the review process is over.

Notification of acceptance will be sent on March 22 or 23.

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted submission attends the conference. 

Please let us know if you have questions.

Call for Educational Gateways

If you run a science gateway that is used in undergraduate or graduate classrooms, we are interested in featuring you at Mini Gateways 2022 via 3-minute videos. 

The broad questions are: 

  1. What works when trying to reach users of educational gateways? What doesn't work?
  2. How do you measure success?
  3. What are the differences between educational users and researchers?
  4. What kind of frameworks are you using?

We invite you to submit 3-minute videos by March 30, so we have time to upload the videos onto the conference platform before the start of the conference on April 5.

For a list of gateways that support classroom use, see the "Used in the Classroom" tag in the Gateway Catalog (and add yours if it isn't there yet!).

Information for Presenters

Coming soon.

Please contact us at with any questions.