Due to the exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19, IWSG 2020 will take place as virtual event on 10th and 11th June, 2020, from 1pm to 5pm (UK time), with a social event planned between 4pm - 5pm on Wednesday 10th June. We plan to publish the proceedings in CEUR-WS.org, which will lead to open-access, fully citable publications. We will cut down the presentation time for the virtual event: accepted full papers will result in 15 min talks, accepted abstracts in 5 min talks. This way the program should fit across two half-days.
Science Gateways are a community-specific set of tools, applications, and data collections that are integrated together via a Web portal or a desktop application, providing access to resources and services of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs). Nowadays, computing resources that may be used in Science Gateways go beyond the usual Grid. Computing resources such as the hybrid Cloud (Cloud, Fog, Edge), the Internet of Things (IoT) and various off-the-shelf methods of Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be readily used for scientific applications. Additionally, technologies such as Blockchain and Smart Contracts may be used for secure aggregation of resources for scientific work at an unprecedented large scale.
Science Gateways offer the potential to open the utilisation of DCIs to wider audiences by providing a customised and easy to use user interface to access large computational and data resources. The complexity of the underlying infrastructure can be completely hidden from the end-users by a suitably tailored interface. As interest in Science Gateways has accelerated in the past few years, there is an increasing number of new user communities in practically all possible areas of scientific interest.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers and scientists from different scientific domains, along with software engineers and Science Gateways developers, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, to shape future directions for research, foster the exchange of ideas, standards and common requirements and push towards the wider adoption of Science Gateways in e-Science. High quality contributions will be invited to a Special Issue, which is traditionally organised in an SCI journal jointly with the Gateways 2020 and IWSG-A events.