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- Kiss, Tamas. "Science gateways for the broader take-up of distributed computing infrastructures." Journal of Grid Computing (2012): 1-2. (http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/15621/1/Kiss_2012.pdf)
- Lawrence, KA, Zentner, M, Wilkins-Diehr, N, Wernert, JA, Pierce, M, Marru, S, Michael, S. 2015. "Science gateways today and tomorrow: Positive perspectives of nearly 5,000 members of the research community," Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 2015, DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3526.
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- The raw data (anonymized) is available in SPSS, CSV, and Excel formats: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20379
- Abstract: Science gateways are digital interfaces to advanced technologies that support science/engineering research/education. Frequently implemented as web and mobile applications, they provide access to community resources such as software, data, collaboration tools, instrumentation, and high-performance computing. We anticipate opportunities for growth within a fragmented community. Through a large-scale survey, we measured the extent and characteristics of the gateway community (reliance on gateways, nature of existing resources) to understand useful services and support for builders and users. We administered an online survey to nearly 29,000 principal investigators, senior administrators, and people with gateway affiliations. Nearly 5,000 respondents represented diverse expertise and geography. The majority of researchers/educators indicated that specialized online resources were important to their work. They choose technologies by asking colleagues and looking for documentation, demonstrated reliability, and technical support; adaptability via customizing or open-source standards was another priority. Research groups commonly provide their own resources, but public/academic institutions and commercial services also provide substantial offerings. Application creators and administrators welcome external services providing guidance such as technology selection, sustainability planning, evaluation, and specialized expertise (e.g., quality assurance, design). Technologies are diverse, so flexibility and ongoing community input are essential, as is offering specific, easy-to-access training, community support, and professional development.
- Lawrence, K. A., Wilkins-Diehr, N., Wernert, J. A., Pierce, M., Zentner, M., and Marru, S. 2014. "Who Cares About Science Gateways? A Large-Scale Survey of Community Use and Needs," Paper presented at the 9th Gateway Computing Environments Workshop (GCE, at Supercomputing '14 in New Orleans, LA, 21 Nov. 2014). Published by ACM/IEEE Computer Society (Xplore Digital Library). DOI: 10.1109/GCE.2014.11
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- Abstract: With the rise of science gateway use in recent years, we anticipate there are additional opportunities for growth, but the field is currently fragmented. We describe our efforts to measure the extent and characteristics of the gateway community through a large-scale survey. Our goal was to understand what type of support services might be provided to the gateway community.
- Wilkins-Diehr, Nancy, Dennis Gannon, Gerhard Klimeck, Scott Oster, and Sudhakar Pamidighantam. "TeraGrid science gateways and their impact on science." Computer 41, no. 11 (2008): 32-41. (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=4668681 or http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=nanopub)
See also Case Studies on sustainability
- Gesing, S., Dahan, M., Hayden, L.B., Lawrence, K., Marru, S., Pierce, M., Wilkins-Diehr, N. and Zentner, M. (2016). The Science Gateway Community Institute – Supporting Communities to Achieve Sustainability for their Science Gateways, in Proceedings of WSSSPE4 (4th Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences), 12 - 14 September 2016, Manchester, UK, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073.
- ITHAKA, A Guide to the Best Revenue Models and Funding Sources for your Digital Resources (2014) http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/a-guide-to-the-best-revenue-models-and-funding-sources-for-your-digital-resources/
- ITHAKA, Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support Beyond the Start-up Phase (2014) http://www.sr.ithaka.org/publications/sustaining-the-digital-humanities/
- Lawrence, K. A. and N. Wilkins-Diehr (2012) “Roadmaps, Not Blueprints: Paving the Way to Science Gateway Success,” XSEDE 2012, pp. 1-8; July 16-20, 2012. Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment: Bridging from the eXtreme to the campus and beyond, Article No. 40. ACM, New York, NY. doi>10.1145/2335755.2335837 This article summarizes the complete “Opening Science Gateways to Future Success” study (that led to the formation of SGCI), synthesizing the input of all five focus groups. See the PDF on ACM’s Digital Library (institutional access is likely required).
- Lawrence, K. and N. Wilkins-Diehr (2011) “Making science gateways a success,” Featured research report at International Science Grid This Week, January 26, 2011. This is a summary of the 2010 GCE Workshop paper from the “Opening Science Gateways to Future Success” study.
- Wilkins-Diehr, N. and K. A. Lawrence (2010) “Opening Science Gateways to Future Success: The Challenges of Gateway Sustainability,” Gateway Computing Environments Workshop (GCE), 2010, pp.1-10; November 14, 2010. IEEE Computer Society (Xplore Digital Library). doi: 10.1109/GCE.2010.5676121. This is a report on the first focus group conducted in June 2010 as part of the “Opening Science Gateways to Future Success” study (that led to the formation of SGCI). See the PDF on IEEE.
- Virtual research environment collaborative landscape study, a JISC-funded project (January 2010) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2010/vrelandscapestudy.aspx or https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk:8443/handle/10044/1/18568
- Science of Collaboratories Study (2001-2004) http://soc.ics.uci.edu/
- "Beyond Being There: A Blueprint for Advancing the Design, Development, and Evaluation of Virtual Organizations," a report from the "Building Effective Virtual Organizations" Workshop (May 2008) http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/events/VirtOrg2008/VO_report.pdf
- "The Subtle Ways Our Screens Are Pushing Us Apart," an article by Karen Sobel-Lojeski published by Harvard Business Review https://hbr.org/2015/04/the-subtle-ways-our-screens-are-pushing-us-apart
Proceedings from Workshops & Conferences
- 2014: Gateway Computing Environments 2014 (GCE14) Proceedings, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2690887
- 2015: Gateway Computing Environments 2015 (GCE15) Proceedings (to be posted)
- 2016: Gateways 2016 Conference Proceedings on figshare, https://gateways2016.figshare.com/
- 2017: Gateways 2017 Conference Proceedings on figshare, https://gateways2017.figshare.com/
- 2002: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2002): Special Issue on Grid Computing Environments
- 2005: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2007): Special Issue on Workshop on Grid Computing Portals (GCE 2005)
- 2007: Wilkins‐Diehr, Nancy. "Special issue: science gateways—common community interfaces to grid resources." Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 19, no. 6 (2007): 743-749. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cpe.1098/full) Note: This is the first special issue to use the term "science gateways."
- 2011: Gesing, Sandra, Jano van Hemert, Peter Kacsuk, and Oliver Kohlbacher. "Special issue: portals for life sciences—providing intuitive access to bioinformatic tools." Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience23, no. 3 (2011): 223-234. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sandra_Gesing/publication/215892866_Special_Issue_Portals_for_life_sciences---Providing_intuitive_access_to_bioinformatic_tools/links/54368e500cf2dc341db35c7e.pdf)
- 2013 Workshops: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2015): Special Issue on Science Gateway Workshops 2013 (SGW 2013)
- 2014: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2015): Combined Special Issues, including Science Gateway Workshops 2014 (SGW 2014)
- 2015: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (2016): Combined Special Issues, including Gateways Computing Environments 2015 (GCE15) Conference Publications
- 2016: Journal of Grid Computing (Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2016): Science Gateways. Issue Editors: Sandra Gesing, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Michelle Barker, Gabriele Pierantoni
- Cyberlearning Workshop Series (http://www.cra.org/Activities/workshops/cyberlearning)
National Science Foundation
- Revolutionizing Science and Engineering Through Cyberinfrastructure: report of the National Science Foundation Blue-Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure (http://www.nsf.gov/od/oci/reports/atkins.pdf)
- NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf0728/index.jsp)
- Planning for Cyberinfrastructure Software (http://www.nsf.gov/od/oci/ci_workshop/index.jsp)
- Cyberinfrastructure - A Special Report (http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/cyber/index.jsp)
- NSF’s Engineering Virtual Organizations (EVO) program (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501057)
- CyberInfrastructure and the Next Wave of Collaboration (http://www.educause2005.auckland.ac.nz/interactive/presentations/Atkins.pdf)
- Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University (http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10545.html)
- History & Theory of Infrastructure: Lessons for New Scientific Cyberinfrastructures (http://www.si.umich.edu/pne/PDF/ui.pdf)
Are you curious whether your science or engineering community has begun a discussion about cyberinfrastructure, as a broader precursor to science gateways? Here is a list of many domain-focused workshop reports.
Computer and Information Sciences
- A Science-Based Case for Large-Scale Simulation (http://www.pnl.gov/scales/docs/volume1_72dpi.pdf)
- Workshop on the Challenges of Scientific Workflows (http://vtcpc.isi.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)
- Cyberinfrastructure for Engineering Design (http://www.mne.psu.edu/simpson/NSF/EXCITED/)
- Cyberinfrastructure for Engineering Research and Education (http://www.nsf.gov/eng/general/Workshop/cyberinfrastructure/index.jsp)
- Research Opportunities in Cyberengineering/Cyberinfrastructure (http://220.127.116.11/%7Eworkshop/)
- An Operations Cyberinfrastructure: Using Cyberinfrastructure and Operations Research to Improve Productivity in American Enterprises (http://www.optimization-online.org/OCI/OCI.pdf)
- Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Research and Education (http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/cyber/cyberreport.pdf)
- CyberInfrastructure (CI) for the Integrated Solid Earth Sciences (ISES) (http://tectonics.geo.ku.edu/ises-ci/reports/ISES-CI_backup.pdf)
- Geoinformatics: Building Cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Sciences (http://www.geoinformatics.info/)
- Geoscience Education and Cyberinfrastructure, Digital Library for Earth System Education (http://www.dlese.org/documents/reports/GeoEd-CI.pdf)
- Polar Science and Advanced Networking: workshop (http://www.polar.umcs.maine.edu/)
- Trends in IT Infrastructure in the Ocean Sciences (http://www.geo-prose.com/oceans_iti_trends/oceans_iti_trends_rpt.pdf)
- Building a Cyberinfrastructure for the Biological Sciences (http://research.calit2.net/cibio/archived/CIBIO_FINAL.pdf)
- Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure in Chemical and Biological Systems (http://www.oit.ucla.edu/nsfci/default.htm)
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- CHE Cyber Chemistry Workshop (http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/faculty/cyber_workshop)
- Computation as a Tool for Discovery in Physics (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02176/start.htm)
- Identifying Major Scientific Challenges in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences and their CyberInfrastructure Needs (http://www.nsf.gov/attachments/100811/public/CyberscienceFinal4.pdf)
- Materials Research Cyberscience enabled by Cyberinfrastructure (http://www.nsf.gov/mps/dmr/csci.pdf)
- Multiscale Mathematics Initiative: A Roadmap (http://www.sc.doe.gov/ascr/mics/amr/Multiscale%20Math%20Workshop%203%20-%20Report%20latest%20edition.pdf)
- Workshop on Cyber-Based Combustion Science (http://www.nsf-combustion.umd.edu/)
- Workshop on Cyberinfrastructure in Chemical and Biological Systems (http://www.oit.ucla.edu/nsfci/default.htm)
Social Sciences and Humanities
- Our Cultural Commonwealth: The report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www.acls.org/cyberinfrastructure/cyber.htm)
- Cyberinfrastructure for the Atmospheric Sciences in the 21st Century (http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/cyrdas/cyrdas_report_final.pdf)
- Cyberinfrastructure and the Social Sciences (http://www.sdsc.edu/sbe/)
- CIC Digital Humanities Environmental Scan (2011-12): This is an initial survey of CIC Digital Humanities assets and activities, representing a preliminary snapshot of visible Digital Humanities activities (https://www.btaa.org/docs/default-source/las-graduate-deans/cic-digital-humanities-environmental-scan-(2013).pdf)
- Summit on Digital Tools for the Humanities (http://www.iath.virginia.edu/dtsummit/SummitText.pdf)