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.

Note: Accepted short papers, tutorials, panels, posters, and presentation slides (if applicable) will be posted on our website and/or figshare proceedings. By submitting to this conference, you agree to share any accepted submissions through these formats.

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Participation options (peer-reviewed)

  • Short Paper: This may be a traditional academic or research paper presentation. In your short paper, please convey the key message you hope to share. Accepted presentations in this category will be included in the conference proceedings on figshare 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).
  • Demo: Show off your gateway or underlying software/tools in a short presentation.
  • Tutorial: We offer slots of 90 minutes or 3 hours (on Monday, October 23) for tutorials about gateway-related topics including hands-on gateway-building techniques, gateway management issues, or the use of a specific tool. Note that a 3-hour tutorial will be presented in two 90-minute segments with a 30-minute break in the middle. 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?).
  • Panel: Panels may collect several "short paper” 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 abstracts of the panelists’ individual presentations, if applicable. We encourage panels to assemble participants from multiple institutions or gateways, rather than multiple people from one institution or project.
  • 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 2–4 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 and register by Friday, September 1, 2017.

Deadline for above participation options: EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017

See submission instructions for Easy Chair below.

Notification of acceptance: Postponed to Monday, August 7, 2017

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 submissions other than posters

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

  • "Demo: MyGateway: A Gateway for the Masses"
  • "Short Paper: A Case Study of Gateway Membership Management"
  • "Panel: Perspectives on Gateway Promotion"
  • "Tutorial: How to Use AWS with XSEDE"

By popular request, we are offering two format options for submissions — our template or the IEEE proceedings manuscript template:

Our format: IEEE format:

Please upload your submission as a PDF to EasyChair, titled as described above:

Poster Session (all are welcome)

On Tuesday 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 an abstract of your poster by Friday, September 8, followed by a PDF of the poster by October 9. This is our way of confirming that your poster has been prepared. You are responsible for printing your own poster. 

You should design and print your poster no larger than 3 feet (1 meter) by 4 feet (1.3 meters), in portrait or landscape layout. EasyChair’s file size limit is 20MB.

Instructions for submitting posters

Step 1: Friday, September 8 deadline

Your first step for submitting a poster is in EasyChair. By September 8, upload a title, authors, and 250-500 word abstract so that the poster session organizers have your basic information:

  • Submitted title should begin with “Poster” followed by your actual title that will appear on the poster (e.g., "Poster: UberGateway: A Gateway for the Best of Science").
  • List all authors and indicate corresponding author(s).
  • Include a 250-500 word abstract describing the content of the poster.

Step 2: Monday, October 9 deadline

Your second step is uploading a PDF of your completed poster to Figshare. Your upload should include the following items:

  • Title (without “Poster” in the title, e.g., "UberGateway: A Gateway for the Best of Science")
  • Authors
  • Categories: Select what fits best.
  • Item type: Be sure to mark your Item Type as “Poster”
  • Keywords: Be sure to include “Gateways 2017” “Science Gateways” and “Poster”
  • Description: Use the Abstract you submitted to EasyChair

Click the checkbox near the bottom marked "Publish" and then click the red "Save changes" button

After the poster submission deadline, all submissions will be gathered into the Gateways 2017 portal. This is why it is crucial for you to include “Gateways 2017” as a keyword!

Reminder of Step 3: On your own before coming to the conference

You are responsible for printing your own poster. You should print your poster no larger than 3 feet (1 meter) by 4 feet (1.3 meters), in portrait or landscape layout.