HSF Weekly Meeting #131, 22 March, 2018
Present/Contributors: Graeme Stewart, Michel Jouvin, Ian Bird, Jim Pivarski, Mohammad Al-Turany, Eduardo Rodrigues, Pere Mato, Marco, Benedikt Hegner, David Lange, Giulio Eulisse, Simone Campana, Ben Morgan, Peter Elmer, Ricardo Maria Bianchi, Daniel Elvira, Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy.
News, general matters
- 210 people registered.
- Local details checked with organisers, all looks good.
- Vidyo setup is tested, we have one stationary mic and one or
two mobile microphones in each room.
- Session convenors - please organise some microphone runners.
- Live notes
- In the finest tradition of HSF meetings, there is a live
- Session convenors - make sure that someone is taking notes.
- Other LOC Matters:
- Taxis - how to get them from the airport
outside or book at an inside office. (Answer - just go outside.)
- For people arriving in Rome, what to do? (Answer - get the train.)
- One of the speakers wants a live demo - 8888 any port blocks
outbound? (Answer - should be ok and there is a backup plan if it’s a problem.)
- Room PC setups - is there HDMI or VGA? (Answer - HDMI, VGA and mini-display port should all be ok.)
of questions and key points is written.
- Given the shortness of time on Thursday, a template is
probably not ideal - let people pick the important and
- Emphasise common projects.
- Opening Plenary
- Graeme and Ian are working on some opening questions for the
- HEP Use Cases
- Agenda should now be complete. We don’t yet have simulation
use cases. Will present that in the introduction, along
- Visualisation (Parallel)
- Agenda finalized on Indico.
- Contributions from ATLAS, Belle II, CMS and joint projects
with GSI/ROOT and Ljubljana.
- Discussion on future development of
- Closing Plenary
- Planned now in Indico. Graeme and Ian will give the final
talks on the vision for the way forward.
General Matters and Roadmap
- Graeme got a draft of one of the Symmetry Magazine articles to
check - looks like a nice snappy article emphasising the
importance of software for the LHC upgrades.
- Chasing a few obvious missing persons in the author list…
(currently 300 authors). May be good to review the author list
of the topical papers to identify missing people for the
- Working Group convenors - please check this.
- Michel has improved the author tex generating script. Allow the
reuse of affiliations from the global CWP for improved
consistency. Can also generate a tex file to build the author
list in the (JHEP-formatted) title page rather than as a
- Contact Michel for details…
Publication strategy for Individual WG Papers
Software Trigger and Event Reconstruction
- PR for the documents repo please!
Data Organisation, Management and Access
put in documents repo. In pretty good shape.
- Needs review by the WG and probably some references
(completely absent currently).
Data and Software Preservation
Data Analysis and Interpretation
(final?) now uploaded to documents repo.
- Use Naples for final comments on content, from the WG.
Event/Data Processing Frameworks
- Use Naples to draw this together.
Careers, Staffing and Training
- Want to incorporate thoughts from Naples and revise, given
the wider community involved there.
Facilities and Distributed Computing
- Waiting until after the WLCG strategy document is done.
- Paul hasn’t found cycles yet.
- N(major)TR - progress with agenda and set of confirmed speakers.
- So far, 13 participants, to compare with 56 for CHEP itself.
- CHEP paper accepted as oral. Finalised Use Cases document and now
looking to “test drive” different tools. Looked at the use of
Nix in LHCb in the 21
Seems a very attractive and capable tool; philosophically quite
different from our current practice. Lots of animated discussion
about use cases for patching older releases in particular.
- Will contribute to the Software Development session in Naples.
- Next meeting 5 April.
(Notes added after the meeting)
- Process of students applying in progress until March 27th
- Mentors need to make sure that students submit to Google:
- The final version of their project proposal. It can be first
submitted as "Draft" for mentors to review it, but in the
end it has to be submitted as "Final" on the GSoC website.
- Proof of enrollment in an accredited university or college.
- After March 27th, mentors will need to provide admins with a ranking
of the students (maximum 3), together with a review of each of
them (performance in the evaluation tests and in the project
- HSF Rebranded!
- Mailing lists were renamed:
- hep-sf-startup-team -> hsf-coordination
- hep-sf-* -> hsf-*
- Mailing lists should be aliased from the old ones - to
- Update - mailing lists are not aliased. We have to use the
- Website was updated with new links, but please raise an issue if
you spot any anachronistic references to old names.