3rd Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences: call for abstracts

The 3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences (IWSG) invites the submission of papers until 1 April. The workshop (8-10 June; London, United Kingdom) will bring together scientists from the fields of life sciences, bioinformatics and computer science.

“The aim is to exchange experience, formulate ideas and introduce up-to-date technological advances in molecular and systems biology in the context of Science Gateways,” says workshop chair Tamas Kiss, from the University of Westminster. The programme committee welcomes abstracts on various aspects of molecular and systems biology and Science Gateways and Portals, including management of biological high-throughput data, molecular simulations for drug discovery, usability studies of life sciences portals/gateways or integration of life sciences with e-infrastructures, with an emphasis on demonstrations and success stories. Scientists with little or no training in computer science will not be at a loss. “Science gateways hide the complexity of the [underlying computer] infrastructure from the scientist,” says Kiss, adding that life science researchers are especially welcome: “the solutions presented on the workshop are targeted towards the scientific community and not towards computer experts. The workshop, hosted by the University of Westminster, will be a multidisciplinary event that provides a unique opportunity for life scientists to meet computer scientists, application and gateway developers who specifically develop solutions for their community. “Life scientists will learn about the latest products and developments in the area of life science-specific gateways,” says Kiss. “Gateway and application developers will have the opportunity to meet the end-users and collect requirements or establish collaborations.”

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 8 April

  • More information available at the workshop's webpage