The Gateways conference series welcomes anyone interested in the creation, use, or support of gateways, whether for science research, education, or other purposes.

The Gateways 2020 conference will be hosted online in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, DC. The first week day, Monday, October 19, is community-led tutorials. The main week two days of the conference are October 20 and 21 is the week of October 19.

We hope that in 2021, COVID-permitting, we'll host the conference in person, in Bethesda, MD.


About the Gateways Conference Series

The Gateways conferences began in 2005 as the Gateway Computing Environments Workshop series, hosted at Supercomputing, XSEDE, and other related conferences. These half-day or full-day workshops brought together a group of about 30 to 40 gateway developers, users, and resource providers to talk about their experiences, technologies, and accomplishments.

San Diego Supercomputer CenterIn 2016, with the funding of the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the workshop series was expanded to a two-day conference hosted at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. This expansion, which added tutorials, demos, and a Resource Expo, tripled attendance to a larger, more diverse group of nearly 120 participants.

The Gateways conferences have continued the tradition, expanding to a full day of tutorials before the main two days of the conference. Between 100 to 130 people attend each year, including students, resource providers, and of course, gateway creators from academic, governmental, and commercial organizations.

We also partner with the International Workshops on Science Gateways hosted in Europe (and sometimes Australia) to bring an annual special issue of extended papers from all gateways events.

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