International Workshop on Science Gateways

International Workshop on Science Gateways
August 15, 2016 Karen Mecoles

International Workshop on Science Gateways – Australia

Monday October 10, 2016,
Time: 8.30am (coffee) – workshop 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Rd, Albert Park, VIC

Science Gateways (also known as Virtual Laboratories)

A Science Gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated through a tailored web-based environment. Often Science Gateways leverage larger scale computing and data storage facilities that would otherwise be inaccessible to many domain scientists. To continue the development of this community, this workshop offers a venue for knowledge exchange and skills development.

After a successful event last year, the International Workshop on Science Gateways-Australia event is being held on October 10th, 2016 at eResearch Australasia in Melbourne.

The workshop builds on the successful Science Gateways series of workshops conducted for nearly ten years in USA and Europe. This will be an interactive forum, including lightning talks and roundtables to discuss and share common issues and experiences.

The workshop is a pre-conference event (10th October) at eResearch Australasia. Registration is through the eResearch website, and is discounted for conference attendees. Early bird registration closes September 7th.


See the agenda to view abstracts, and Nancy Wilkins-Diehr’s keynote, presentations and workshops by several international members from New Zealand, the United States and Canada, as well as local offerings.

Monday October 10, 2016,
Time: 8.30am (coffee) – workshop 9.00am – 4.30pm
Venue: Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, 65 Queens Rd, Albert Park, VIC

Start Time End Time Speaker Title
9:00 9:05 Welcome
9:05 10:00 Keynote: Nancy Wilkins-Diehr (USA) The Science Gateways Community Institute: Early Experiences
10:00 10:30 Ice-breaker: Speed dating
10:30 10:50 Morning tea
10:50 11:50 Daniel S. Katz (USA) Software citation workshop
11.50 12:05 Aurel Moise, Tim Pugh, Ben Evans Community Research Services – The Australian Climate and Weather Science Virtual Laboratory
12:05 12:20 Anitha Kannan, Steve Androulakis, Grischa R. Meyer, James Wettenhall, Jason Rigby, Andrew Perry, Keith Schulze, Andrew Janke, Jeff Christiansen, Heinrich Schmidt, Steven Quenette and Wojtek James Goscinski Instrument Integration: the key to accessing Science Gateways
12:20 1:10 Lunch
1:10 2:10 World Cafe – 5 presenters present their talk 3 times *
Brian Corrie and Felix Breden (New Zealand) iReceptor: A Scientific Gateway for the federation and analysis of adaptive immune system genomics data.
Andrew Lonie Omics Data Services Platform: Supporting bacterial pathogen multi omics analysis
Natalie Meyers Scaling the Open Science Framework: National Data Service Dashboard, Cloud Storage Add-ons, and Sharing Science Data on the Decentralized Web
Richard Sinnott and Luca Morandini Opening up AURIN: Supporting Mobile Applications
Geoffrey Squire, Ryan Fraser, Carsten Friedrich and Adam Brown A Scientific Software Solution Centre for Virtual Laboratories
2:10 2:25 Ian Taylor and Jarek Nabrzyski (USA) Composable EmberJs Dashboards Using OSF
2:25 2.45 Afternoon tea
2.45 3:30 Steven Manos Skills and training workshop
3:30 4:15 World Cafe – 3 presenters present their talk two times*
Anusuriya Devaraju, Dominic Hogan and Ryan Fraser A Recommender System to Support the Discovery of Research Datasets
Claire Trenham NCI’s Research Data Services: Providing high quality data to underpin Virtual Laboratories
Simon Gladman Microbial Genomics Virtual Laboratory: Supporting bacterial pathogen multi omics analysis
4:15 4:30 Summation
4:30 End

* World Cafe Based on the World Cafe Method, the room is divided into up to four stations with each presenter remaining at one station throughout the session. The audience divide themselves between the stations.  The different talks are given simultaneously at the stations including any discussion/questions. After a set period of time the audience move to a different station where the same talk is repeated. Discussion and interaction during and/or after the talk is encouraged. This also allows a greater number of talks in a limited time with attendees able to choose the talks they prefer.

Further information on the World Cafe Method:


International Workshop on Science Gateways

The International Workshop on Science Gateways series brings together members of the science gateway community from many fields and disciplines, providing an international platform to exchange experience, formulate ideas, and share technological advances in the context of science gateways.

Following the Australian event, the next international workshop is the Gateways Conference in 2-3 November in San Diego, Cal. Visit for further information.

Visit the eResearch Australasia website for further information on the conference and to register.