CHAIN (Co-ordination and Harmonisation of Advanced e-INfrastructures:, GISELA (Grid Initiatives for e-Science virtual communities in Europe and Latin America:, and EPIKH (Exchange Programme to advance e-Infrastructure Know-How: projects announce the Grid School for Application Porting to Science Gateway to be held in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Grid School aims at increasing the number of scientific applications running on the GISELA e-Infrastructure and integrated in the GISELA Science Gateway to ease their access and use by non-expert users.

Important deadlines:
  • Application submission: 6th of June 2012

  • The school is mostly intended, but not restricted, for CHAIN, GISELA and EPIKH members.

    To fulfill the goal of this Grid School, the program, based both on lectures and hands-on practices, will cover in-depth the main topics of Science Gateways' development.

    Good previous knowledge of the Java programming language is mandatory.

To maximize the didactic impact and effectiveness, the number of applications to be ported will be limited to 8-10.

All application candidatures must be submitted to the Selection Board of the School by a team of at most two persons. The team of the selected applications must be registered before the 13th of June 2012. Each application team should fill the questionnaire available on the web at the URL describing the application they want to propose. The Selection Board will rank both applications and persons. At most one application per team will be selected.

Invitation Letter
If you need an invitation letter, please contact Such a letter is generally requested to get a visa.

Please check with the appropriate consulate/embassy whether or not a visa is necessary to get in the country of the event.

GISELA provides students with financial support only for special situations. If you want to ask for GISELA support, please send a mail to the GISELA coordinator Bernard Marechal ( marechal(at) ) well explaing the reason for your request.

Presentation Template
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Starts 18 Jun 2012 09:00
Ends 26 Jun 2012 18:00