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IWSG-Life 2011 (3rd International Workshop on Science Gateways for Life Sciences)

Event Date: 
Wed, 2011-06-08 (All day) - Fri, 2011-06-10 (All day)


Workshop Website: http://www.cpc.wmin.ac.uk/iwsg2011
Date: 8-10 June 2011
Place: University of Westminster, London, UK
Important dates:

  • Deadline for paper/abstract submission: 1st April 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: 22nd April 2011
  • Submission of camera ready papers: 13 May 2011
  • Registration deadline: 27 May 2011
  • Date of the workshop: 8-10 June 2011


IWSG-Life'11 will bring together scientists from the field 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.

We invite the submission of papers related to various aspects of  molecular and systems biology and Science Gateways/Portals. Suggested  topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of biological high-throughput data
  • Modeling protein-carbohydrate recognition
  • Machine learning for computational immunomics
  • Molecular simulations for drug discovery
  • Portal technology and portal construction methods
  • Usage models and gateway tools for life sciences
  • Security aspects of Science Gateways for life sciences
  • Usability studies of life sciences portals/gateways
  • Workflows and service composition for life sciences
  • Service discovery and ontologies for life sciences
  • Tools for managing grid and cloud portability
  • Integration of life sciences with e-infrastructures
  • Demonstrations/ success stories

Call for papers

There are three alternatives for researchers to present their work:  talks, lightning talks, and demonstration sessions. Submission of a  full paper may result in a talk, submission of an abstract may result  in an lightning talk or a demonstration.

Authors of best papers will be invited to submit a significantly  extended and updated version of their paper into the Journal of Grid  Computing for a Special Issue on Science Gateways.

Full papers
All full papers will be double-blind peer reviewed and evaluated on  quality and relevance. All submissions are held in confidentiality  prior to publication in the proceedings. Accepted full papers will be  published as open access, online-only workshop proceedings and will  result in fully citable articles. The proceedings will be available  online approximately one week prior to the workshop opening.  Presenters will be given a 20-minute time slot (plus 5 minutes for  questions) to provide a summary and update to their work.
Papers will be accepted electronically in PDF format only and are to  be submitted through our EasyChair conference site. They have to be  formatted according to the layout style required by the OUP  bioinformatics journal. Formatting requirements can be found at: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/bioinformatics/for_authors/submission_online.html. The paper length must not exceed eight pages and the papers must be written in clear and readably English. Every accepted submission must register and pay for at least one person. We expect one of the authors to attend the workshop and present the  work.


Abstracts can be submitted for the lightning talk or for the  demonstration sessions. Authors must indicate clearly which  presentation format they are aiming for. All abstracts will be  double-blind peer reviewed and evaluated on quality and relevance.
Accepted lightning talk submissions will be given a 10-minute time  slot (plus 5 minutes for questions) in an lightning talk session.
Accepted demonstration submissions will be given a 10-minute time slot  (plus 5 minutes for questions) in a demonstration session.  Demonstrations will be given live to the workshop audience.
Abstracts will be accepted electronically in PDF format only and are  to be submitted through our EasyChair conference site. The abstract  length must not exceed 200 words and the abstracts must be written in  clear and readably English. Every accepted submission must register  and pay for at least one person. We expect one of the authors to  attend the workshop and present the work.



IWSG2011 Call for papers.doc


Cite WeNMR/WestLife

Usage of the WeNMR/WestLife portals should be acknowledged in any publication:
"The FP7 WeNMR (project# 261572) and H2020 West-Life (project# 675858) European e-Infrastructure projects are acknowledged for the use of their web portals, which make use of the EGI infrastructure and DIRAC4EGI service with the dedicated support of CESNET-MetaCloud, INFN-PADOVA, NCG-INGRID-PT, RAL-LCG2, TW-NCHC, SURFsara and NIKHEF, and the additional support of the national GRID Initiatives of Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan and the US Open Science Grid."
And the following article describing the WeNMR portals should be cited:
Wassenaar et al. (2012). WeNMR: Structural Biology on the Grid.J. Grid. Comp., 10:743-767.


The WeNMR Virtual Research Community has been the first to be officially recognized by the EGI.

European Union

WeNMR is an e-Infrastructure project funded under the 7th framework of the EU. Contract no. 261572

WestLife, the follow up project of WeNMR is a Virtual Research Environment e-Infrastructure project funded under Horizon 2020. Contract no. 675858