HSF Weekly Meeting #179, 30 January, 2020

Present/Contributors: Graeme Stewart, Witek Pokorski, Caterina Doglioni, David Lange, Efe Yazgan, Mason Proffitt, Andrea Valassi, Philippe Canal, Stefan Roiser, Kyle Knoepfel, Eduardo Rodrigues, Ben Morgan, Teng Jian Khoo, Andrea Rizzi, Danilo Piparo, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Gloria Corti, Attila Krasznahorkay

Apologies: Agnieszka Dziurda, Pere Mato, Serhan Mete

News, general matters

Google Summer of Code 2020

Reminder: the deadline for submitting proposals is Feb 4!

LHCC Review of HL-LHC Software and Computing

Reminder: LHCC will review software and computing plans for the HL-LHC, Amber Boehnlein (JLab) will chair, first phase will be 18-20 May 2020. Five 20 page documents provided as input to the committee, from ATLAS, CMS, WLCG, DOMA and from Common Tools and Community Software (the HSF takes care of the later)

Document outline has been created.

Outline - cross cutting topics like accelerators and machine learning; how could we best incorporate these? Do it area by area or have a general sub-section?

We shall iterate with Amber as well that should help clarify.

Working Group Updates

Data Analysis

Detector Simulation

Reconstruction and Software Triggers

Next meeting: Feb 12th, on tracking for HL-LHC upgrade. https://indico.cern.ch/event/882106/

Waiting to converge on follow-up of LHCb CPU meeting (March 18th), ATLAS speaker available but CMS speaker/input still missing.

Sentences about the Lund workshop:

Software Tools and Packaging


Event generators



HSF/WLCG 2020 workshop


The workshop will start Monday after lunch and end Friday at lunchtime.

We hope to open registration rather soon now… start of February


There will be a poster…

Scientific Programme

Organising team for HSF are: Graeme, Heather, David and Michel

After organisers meeting this Tuesday, the timetable proposal is converging:


Day Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
AM [Free for parallel sessions]    
PM Part 1 HSF+WLCG Plenary    
PM Part 2 HSF+WLCG Plenary    
AM Part 1 New arch/portability/sustainability    
AM Part 2 New arch/portability/sustainability    
PM Part 1 New arch/portability/sustainability    
PM Part 2 New arch/portability/sustainability    
AM Part 1 HSF Plenary WLCG infrastructure and services  
AM Part 2 HSF Plenary WLCG infrastructure and services  
PM Part 1 Simulation WLCG infrastructure and services  
PM Part 2 Trigger&Reco WLCG infrastructure and services  
AM Part 1 Simulation Tools DOMA Plenary
AM Part 2 Reconstruction Training DOMA Plenary
PM Part 1 Simulation Frameworks DOMA Plenary
PM Part 2 Simulation Generators DOMA Plenary
AM Wrap-up joint plenary    

Can WGs with confirmed sessions send a sentence or two about the topics to be covered, that can be put into the Indico session blocks?

PyHEP 2020 workshop

See above…


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