HSF Weekly Meeting #181, 27 February, 2020

Present/Contributors: Graeme Stewart, Andrea Valassi, Teng Jian Khoo, Pere Mato, Eduardo Rodrigues, Ben Morgan, Paul Laycock, Agnieszka Dziurda, Michel Jouvin, Stefan Roiser, Efe Yazgan, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Chris Jones, Caterina Doglioni, Horst Severini, Martin Ritter, Sam Meehan, Michel Jouvin, Daniel Elvira

Apologies: Josh McFayden, Serhan Mete, Andrea Rizzi

News, general matters

Google Summer of Code 2020

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.

We are a bit late with drafts, but they are in preparation now (see each WG below).


HSF Feedback Sessions

Discussion with CMS and ATLAS

Working Group Updates

Data Analysis

Detector Simulation

Reconstruction and Software Triggers

Software Tools and Packaging



Event generators



HSF/WLCG 2020 workshop


Workshop registration is open:


There is a poster on the website - please print and pin up! (CERN: B40, B32, B2, B1 and R1 fairly well covered - can someone do R2 and IT buildings?)

Scientific Programme

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

We consider the parallel timetable to now be fixed, so over to each WG to organise their sessions

Current timetable proposal:

Day Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
AM [Free for workshops and BoFs]    
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 Common Session   WLCG infrastructure and services
AM Part 2 HSF Common Session   WLCG infrastructure and services
PM Part 1 HSF Trigger&Reco - General   WLCG infrastructure and services
PM Part 2 HSF Sim - Fast Sim HSF Training WLCG infrastructure and services
AM Part 1 HSF Sim - Geant4 Modernisation HSF Tools & Packaging DOMA Plenary
AM Part 2 HSF Trigger&Reco - General HSF Generators Overview DOMA Plenary
PM Part 1 HSF Sim - R&D HSF Generators R&D DOMA Plenary
PM Part 2 HSF Sim - R&D HSF Frameworks DOMA Plenary
AM Wrap-up joint plenary    

HSF Common Session Ideas

Trigger&Reco sessions



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