A Roadmap for HEP Software and Computing R&D for the 2020s

In 2017 the HEP Software Foundation produced a roadmap white paper on the software and computing challenges that will be faced during the next decade.

The CWP Roadmap can still be signed by members of the community who endorse it. Please use contact the CWP Ghost Writers to add your name. We very much encourage you to do this, to show the breadth of the community’s support for the roadmap.

Community White Paper Reports

The roadmap summarised reports from fourteen working groups who studied the challenges in their sub-domains. All of the reports produced during the Community White Paper process are listed below. Working groups are in the process of finalising and uploading their work to arXiv.

Paper Report Number Link
CWP Roadmap HSF-CWP-2017-01 arXiv
Careers & Training HSF-CWP-2017-02 ShareLaTeX
Conditions Data HSF-CWP-2017-03 Google Doc
Data Organisation, Management and Access HSF-CWP-2017-04 Google Doc
Data Analysis and Interpretation HSF-CWP-2017-05 Dropbox
Data and Software Preservation HSF-CWP-2017-06 Google Doc
Detector Simulation HSF-CWP-2017-07 Summary Google Doc; Google Doc
Event/Data Processing Frameworks HSF-CWP-2017-08 Google Doc
Facilities and Distributed Computing HSF-CWP-2017-09 Google Doc
Machine Learning HSF-CWP-2017-10 ShareLaTeX
Physics Generators HSF-CWP-2017-11 Overleaf
Security HSF-CWP-2017-12 See section 3.13 of roadmap
Software Development, Deployment and Validation HSF-CWP-2017-13 arXiv
Software Trigger and Event Reconstruction HSF-CWP-2017-14 Summary Google Doc; Google Doc
Visualisation HSF-CWP-2017-15 Google Doc


This is a list of talks about the CWP Roadmap that were given by various HSF members:


A historical page is maintained that describes in more detail the process that the community took to arrive at the final outcome.