LHCC next week, Benedikt will give a 10min summary about CWP, GeantV review, ROOT plans etc.
WLCG workshop before CHEP: a SW performance session is organized but nobody in HSF aware of it…
Peter participated in the past few days in the 4th Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE4), organized by Dan Katz.
The WSSSPE workshops focus on topics which overlap with objectives of the HSF, as well as a number of other similar initiatives in various domains, countries, etc.
An idea that arose during WSSSPE4 was to create a point of contact between such organizations.
Potential examples include the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) in the UK (https://www.software.ac.uk), the Netherlands eScience Center (https://www.esciencecenter.nl), the recently NSF-funded S2I2 Software Institutes in Science Gateways (https://sciencegateways.org ) and Molecular Sciences (http://molssi.org), etc.
This has tentatively been named the “Software Sustainability Alliance” with some draft goals visible on the website (http://softwaresustainability.org), for comment
It is proposed to have the HSF included in the list of organizations and one or more of us can follow any discussions there. At a minimum it could provide some contact names for people to invite to HSF meetings when we are looking for perspectives from other domains.
Also of potential interest to some people is the First Conference on Research Software Engineers (http://www.rse.ac.uk/conf2016.html) which followed WSSSPE4
Draft letter to send to the review committee we put together:
Subject: GeantV review alterations and plans
Thank you for agreeing to participate in what the HSF has to this point planned as a community peer review of the GeantV project, as was requested of the HSF by the GeantV project team.
Although the GeantV project as an international endeavour is not within the purview of any one funding agency, with the outcomes of the review being advisory to the GeantV project only, the DOE in the US has raised objection to the characterization of the event as a review. The GeantV project principals have informed us that without a name change, many US GeantV collaborators will be unable to participate. They have accordingly asked that the name be changed to “HEP software community meeting on GeantV R&D”. Apart from the name change, so far as we understand, nothing else changes. You as the group of community experts we have empanelled are asked to produce a report that summarizes the meeting and makes observations and recommendations constituting advice to the GeantV team to help it improve its work and set the future direction.
We hope that this change will not alter your plans to participate. Should you have any questions or concerns please let us know. We will shortly post a first draft agenda to indico and share it with you for your input.
Pere & Torre for the HSF
General agreement on the proposed letter: will be sent to reviewers in the next days by Torre.
Sep 22-23 CWP planning meeting
Need to contact the computing coordinators & Ian, start serious organization
Now more than urgent. Only one week left before the planning meeting. Need to organize something in the next few days.
All SW coordinators now aware of the date of the planning meeting… but would be good to send a confirmation around with the hours on Thursday and Friday.
A Google Docs presenting possible plans will be made available in the next few days by Pete to help with initial discussion.
pre-CHEP meeting: present outcome from the planning meeting and discuss them
Pete announced almost-firm dates of Monday 23 to Thursday 26 January, posted on calendar (location is San Diego)
Ensure that CWP kick-off/process is advertized at the generator workshop next week (Liz)
ACTS project interested by guidelines/recommendations from HSF