The 12th Gateway Computing Environments Conference (formerly GCE)
Monday through Wednesday, October 23–25, 2017
Hosted at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Science gateways allow science & engineering 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.

Gateway developers and users—regardless of their domain area—have a lot in common but have had few venues for exchanging experiences. The second Gateways annual conference (formerly the Gateway Computing Environments workshop series) will be 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.

This gathering for gateway creators and enthusiasts features hands-on tutorials, demos, keynotes, presentations, panels, posters, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues. We invite you to join us!

Watch the Live Stream!

We are offering a live stream of the keynotes, panel, and other sessions happening in the Rogel Ballroom (Concurrents A2, B2, C2, D2, and E2) on Tuesday and Wednesday. The keynotes and panel will be recorded.

Hours of the live stream:


  • 8:45am to 12:00pm Eastern Time
  • 12:55pm to 4:05pm Eastern Time


  • 8:45am to 12:00pm Eastern Time
  • 12:55pm to 1:55pm Eastern Time


To join the Live Stream:

Via downloadable app (recommended): 

To join via Browser (not quite as good quality):

To join via phone :

1) Dial +1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
(see all numbers -
2)  Enter Conference ID : 433483201

Conference at a Glance

Monday, October 23

Tuesday, October 24

Wednesday, October 25

Breakfast and registration opens at 8:00am

Breakfast and registration opens at 8:00am

Breakfast and registration opens at 8:00am

Morning: Tutorials

(9:00am to 12:30pm with a 30-minute coffee break)

Morning: Keynote and Concurrent Sessions

Morning: Panel and Concurrent Sessions




Afternoon: Tutorials

(1:30pm to 5:00pm with a 30-minute afternoon break)

Afternoon: Concurrent Sessions with 30-minute afternoon break

Afternoon: Keynote and Open Space Sessions with afternoon break

Evening Dinner at Menlo Innovations (with tours of the “Software Factory”)

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Evening Poster Session, Resource Expo, and Reception at University of Michigan Museum of Art (galleries open for browsing at 5:30pm; event begins at 6:00pm)

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Optional (not included in registration fee):

Dinner gathering at Zingerman’s Deli for people staying Wednesday night 

5:30pm to 7:30pm

News & Quick Links

Conference Program
Shuttle Schedule
Wondering where to eat
when you arrive Sunday?
See papers and posters on our
figshare proceedings!
Links to conference evaluations:
Tutorial evaluation

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

CloudyCluster by Omnibond

Sustaining Sponsor &
Sponsor of Tuesday's Lunch


Silver Sponsor

Indiana University Pervasive Technology Institute

Sponsor of Tuesday's Breakfast

Bronze Sponsors


Sustaining Sponsor &
Sponsor of Tuesday afternoon break

TACC logo

Sustaining Sponsor &
Sponsor of Monday afternoon break


In-kind Sponsor

Host of the Gateways 2017
Proceedings Portal


This conference is
brought to you by

Science Gateways Community Institute

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