A Vision for Science Gateways: Bridging the Gap and Broadening the Outreach

Sandra Gesing, Steven Brandt, Shannon Bradley, Mark Potkewitz, Kerk Kee, Noreen Whysel, Mark Perri, Sean Cleveland, Annelie Rugg, Jack Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The future for science gateways warrants exploration as we consider the possibilities that extend well beyond ’science’ and high-performance computing into new interfaces, applications and user communities. In this paper, we look retrospectively at the successes of representative gateways thus far. This serves to highlight existing gaps gateways need to overcome in areas such as accessibility, usability and interoperability, and in the need for broader outreach by drawing insights from technology adoption research. We explore two particularly promising opportunities for gateways - computational social sciences and virtual reality – and make the case for the gateway community to be more intentional in engaging with users to encourage adoption and implementation, especially in the area of educational usage. We conclude with a call for focused attention on legal hurdles in order to realize the full future potential of science gateways. This paper serves as a roadmap for a vision of science gateways in the next ten years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPEARC '21: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2021
EventPEARC '21: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing - Boston, United States
Duration: 18 Jul 202122 Jul 2021
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3437359

Publication series

NamePractice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

ConferencePEARC '21: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period18/07/2122/07/21
Internet address

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A Vision for Science Gateways: Bridging the Gap and Broadening the Outreach'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this