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Paper Submission Deadline Extension We are extending the submission deadline until September 24, 2007 to accommodate numerous requests.

The Grid Computing Environments (GCE) workshop, now in its third year, provides the science gateway community with a dedicated forum for presenting new research, development, and deployment efforts. We welcome paper submissions on all topics related to science portal development. As in previous years, the workshop format will be presentations of peer-reviewed short papers.


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Workshop Focus: Gateways and Web 2.0

Scientific portals and gateways have emerged to be important components of many large-scale scientific computing and Grid projects. They are characterized by delivering well-established mechanisms for providing familiar interfaces to secure Grid resources, services, applications, tools, and collaboration services for communities of scientists. In most cases access is enabled through a web browser without the need to download or install any specialized software or worry about networks and ports. As a result, the science application user is isolated from the complex details and infrastructure needed to operate an application on the Grid.

Gateways and Cyberinfrastructure will be heavily influenced by the so-called Web 2.0 trends in Internet computing. Ajax, JSON, folksonomies, social networking, mash-ups, REST, RSS/Atom feeds, and other developments run parallel to much that has occurred in the Gateway community. It is timely to examine these approaches, the impact that they will have on the next generation of Gateways, and the limits of these approaches. The GCE workshop thus strongly encourages the submission of relevant papers.

Topics of Interest

GCE 2007 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

   * Integration of Web 2.0 technologies with science gateways.
   * Grid Portals and Gateways Deployments (including User Portals, Application Portals, Science Gateways, Education Portals, User interface/usability studies).
   * Design and architecture of Grid portals, portal containers, and gateways
   * Tools and frameworks that make developing Grid Portals and gateways easier.
   * Portal security models and solutions.
   * Middleware solutions in support of scientific portals and Gateways including Web Services; Grid technologies; Databases; Workflows; WSRP and other standards;
   * Interaction with Commodity and Commercial tools such as Perl, Python, Matlab, and Mathematica.
   * Interaction with Desktop applications. 
   * Summary papers that review a number of useful tools.

Important Dates

  • Septemer 24, 2007: Papers Due (updated)
  • October 12, 2007: Acceptance Notification
  • November 11-12, 2007: GCE Workshop

See Important Dates.

Submitting Papers

GCE paper submissions and reviews will be handled by EasyChair. Please see the following link.

See also Submissions.